Posted by satori on March 07, 1999 at 16:33:31:
In Reply to: Re: Mysterious behavior posted by K.O. on March 06, 1999 at 13:27:34:
See the problem is that. Well first a history of my building. My landlord
sold me that line to. "this is a new coop building" he said, He probably has no idea
of what a coop is and its possible benefits for both tenant and landlord,
In fact the concept of the coop, is the theory that the tenants run the
building as a collective or coop and the landlord is supposed to be
a mere figurehead. but like everything else in this countty the
doubletalkers came in the picture, and gained control of everything from
our government to our homes.What we really need to do is throw out
our corrupt politicans that are being paid off by the thugs that run our
citys real estate industry. If tenants pooled even, 1/100 of there
rent money to work for advocacy, and protest around tenant rights issues,
we would see a much reduced rent in our futures. I happen to live
in a stabilized apartment but the person that made the other comment was right.
How many people want to act like Abbie Hoffman, to get what are simple
basic things? I happen to like radicals, but not that many would rather
just not rock the boat.I'm sort of a radical and I don't like to go thru
the list of dirty tactics the landlord has on his schedule for "problem"
tenants.Do you think Gandhi choose to confront the unjust British authorities?
There has to be a more non-violent approach to dealing with our opressive
situation. We should learn from the real masters of social change such as Gandhi,
and not any quack that has the loudest mouth when we go to a protest. If
it can reaLLY be called a protest. most of the protest I went to when, I
was in the process of being evicted were empty conventions, more to impress
the person running the protest, then anything else.Nice feeling when I was
in the process of being evicted, i had to learn how to be a psychologist
and understand the reasoning of the ones that are running the protest.
: older people in our building are getting shafted. they have plumbing repairs and leak stains and peeling paint on ceilings that have remained unrepaired for years. tell me that isn't against the law! This one older tenant has her lawyer going after the landlord over this kind of thing, coupled with a mess they made that i saw in her apartment whch is unbelievable with dirt everywhere. let me tell ya, this whole thing stinks and its because of this landlord crap especially the new landlords that have bought in to buildings in this city over the past ten or more years and they ar playing dirty. They are breaking the law, and its obvious. why don't we stop it because it's possible. i do like the comment about working with THEM as oppose to against. we should not be fighting a war and this is not the middle east or Bosnia or any other war zone but it getting to feel like it.
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