Max Rameau

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    January 10, 2013
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    December 1, 2011

    Max Rameau and Umoja Village Invade Art Basel

    You can say Max Rameau is a social activist trendsetter. Long before the Occupy Wall Street movement was even an idea, Rameau was leading the charge for the disenfranchised 99 percent with his Take Back The Land organization. Five years ago, Rameau came up with the brilliant idea of organizing dozen ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011
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    June 27, 2011

    Max Rameau, Activist Behind Umoja Village, Takes His Project To DC

    via Take Back the LandMax Rameau​In 2007, amid the champagne-drenched corporate orgy known as the Super Bowl, a busload of reporters found itself on a very different kind of junket. Rather than locker-rooms full of millionaire fat guys, the journalists tiptoed through cardboard shacks populated by ... More >>

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    June 16, 2010

    Two Arrested After Mass Evictions in Liberty City

    The foreclosure crisis hit a fever pitch in Liberty City Tuesday morning, as banks foreclosed on two buildings, causing the eviction of three families.Escorted by several police officers, a bank employee showed up at 820 and 840 NW 70th St. He evicted three families living in the building, which led ... More >>

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    December 17, 2008

    Q&A With Author/Activist Erick Lyle, at Books & Books Tonight and the Firefly Tomorrow

    In the Nineties, Erick Lyle, then known as Iggy Scam, lived an enviable, punk-ethics-fueled life around South Florida that is near impossible to imagine today. He booked shows at a warehouse venue, the Junkyard, at the bottom of South Beach, and at one point squatted an entire floor of the crumbling ... More >>

  • News

    December 4, 2008

    Squatters Fight for Rights

    A homeless mom wants her stuff back.

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    November 20, 2008


    Don't cry. Just move into one of those empty homes around the corner.

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2007

    Umoja Village: The Book

    It's not exactly a glossy, coffee-table tome of Art Deco or Miami's Beaches, but for the social justice lover in your life, The Umoja Village Photo Book may be just the gift this holiday season. The book chronicles the beginning of the Shantytown, which was located on NE 62nd Street, to it's fiery ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2007

    Umoja: One Year Later, Still Controversial

    Take Back the Land is hosting a rally today to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the start of six months of successful squatting on public land in Liberty City. The group christened it Umoja Village Shantytown, and claims as many as 150 camped on the corner of 62nd Street and N.W. 17th Avenue th ... More >>

  • News

    September 20, 2007

    John Timoney, Americas Worst Cop

    He has spent 138 days on the road in just a few years on the job. Whos minding the Miami Police Department?

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    August 1, 2007

    Umoja Village Saga Continues (UPDATED)

    This afternoon, Miami City Commissioners decided not to give a slice of Liberty City land to a group of housing activists – even though the commission supported the idea “in principle” last week.

  • News

    June 28, 2007

    If You Build It

    They wont come ... or at least not without better planning

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2007

    The Death of a Shantytown

    At about one o’clock a.m. last night, I got a call that the Umoja Shantytown had burned to the ground. The call came from an a friend, someone tied into the haphazard network of activists that came together around the common cause of the shantytown. “I’m in for the long haul,” she said. “I ... More >>

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    March 27, 2007
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    January 23, 2007
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    January 9, 2007
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    January 8, 2007
  • News

    October 21, 2004

    The Bitch

    Dead Air

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    July 1, 2004

    Two in the Bush

    Purloined pigeons and a rooster identity crisis

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    June 3, 2004

    Head Case

    No buts about it

  • City Life

    May 13, 2004
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    November 6, 2003

    Crime and Water Balloons

    Have Miami city commissioners lost their (illegal) marbles?

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Barred for Life

    The process for restoring the civil rights of felons in Florida works perfectly -- if not restoring their rights is the goal

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    November 28, 2002

    A Prefab Demonstration

    Trying to ride the Haitian refugee-issue buzz, Sharpton kept referring to Elian as "Little Efrain"

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    October 10, 2002

    Pro-Gay Pressure?

    Divisions from within: Allies skirmish over free speech

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    June 13, 2002

    The Thick Blue Line

    Max Rameau switches gears on how to get a civilian investigative panel focused on county cops

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    July 5, 2001

    Our Lady of the Projects

    Octavia Anderson and the last days of the James E. Scott Homes

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    July 15, 1999

    Raze and Rebuild

    Scott Homes residents realize their apartments are dirty, dangerous, and crowded. Yet many want to stay.

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    November 12, 1998

    The Devil and Mr. Jones

    Activist Leroy Jones battled personal demons and has emerged as a radical bent on black empowerment.

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    July 16, 1998

    Civil Wrongs

    The Weed and Seed program is supposed to clean up inner-city neighborhoods. Fat chance.