[Noisebridge-discuss] Bay Area Renter's Federation @ Noisebridge

Praveen Sinha dmhomee at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 16:27:52 UTC 2015

Sorry Torrie, but I just barfed in my mouth a little bit.  The only bright
side to this election is that it cost airbnb and maximus inc. spent nearly
$1500 per vote on this vs community activists that spent less than $100 on
all other ballots aside.  I truly wonder how you can use the label
"anti-capitalist" and "supply side" in the same breath.

It also truly pains me to see Noisebridge ultimately going against the
neighborhood that it lives in.  Having noisebridge be a center of this type
of pro-displacement right wing class politics goes against everything I've
put my time and effort into build out for.

My issue is not that you are trying to hold an SFBARF conf at noisebridge,
but rather it's that you've also led the expulsion of people on the other
side of this political coin from noisebridge "die techie scum" art
highlights this.  Unfortunately, I held my tongue on that one, when I
should have spoken out.

No longer.  If you can hold your SFBARF conference, then I can hold my "die
techie scum" conference.

On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 8:00 AM, Torrie Fischer <tdfischer at hackerbots.net>

> *swoops in from Oakland*
> Hi, Noisebridge.
> Housing is a really touchy subject in the bay area, innit?
> The Bay Area Renter's Federation is a loosely connected cabal of people who
> want to fix bay area housing by pushing for more supply. This year, San
> Francisco voted overwhelmingly in approval of various pro-supply measures:
> yes
> on Prop A, D, and K, and no on Prop I.
> Its almost like the city that I, a rich white techie girl with an outspoken
> anticapitalist mindset, can't afford to live in has its shit together.
> I also know that barely anyone on noisebridge-discuss participates in
> Noisebridge, so I wholly expect to be shouted down and told how much I'm
> literally murdering the homeless by having a pro-supply stance. Yelling NO
> on
> discuss isn't likely to sway me or the others involved.
> What are the feelings of me (or someone approximately me) stewarding a
> convention at the Noisebridge in early december, as organized by the BARF?
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