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Truthdigger of the Week: Feyisa Lilesa, Ethiopian Silver Medalist and Protester

The runner risked death or exile when he finished the men’s marathon with arms crossed in defiance of Ethiopia’s abuse of his tribe, the Oromo.

Posted on Aug 27, 2016 READ MORE


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Washington, D.C., Trash Is Not Minorities’ Treasure

While garbage from newly gentrified neighborhoods in the nation’s capital gets removed, disenfranchised communities suffer the consequences of hazardous waste management.

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 READ MORE

So You Want to Ditch Your Landlord

“Real estate as a store of private wealth is the rotten tree that sprouts [the] diseased branches” of homelessness, unaffordable urban real estate, gentrification and dangerous housing bubbles, writes Jesse A. Meyerson at The Nation. “[T]he solution is to quit pruning twigs and chop the sucker down.”

Posted on Dec 10, 2015 READ MORE

10 Years After Katrina, New Orleans Is ‘Gentrification’s Ground Zero’

In the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, many of New Orleans’ low-income black residents have been displaced, with gentrification entailing a dramatic transformation of the city’s class structure and cultural identity.

Posted on Aug 28, 2015 READ MORE

A Seattleite Tells How Amazon ‘Swallowed’ His Town

Recent news about Amazon has focused on the abusive conditions that prevail in the company’s headquarters in Seattle. A “more comprehensive indictment,” writes a lifelong resident of the city, would “describe its effect on” the city, “which used to be a great place to live.”

Posted on Aug 19, 2015 READ MORE

Tech Workers Try to Take a Playground From Community Kids and Lose

When a group of tech workers from Dropbox tried to evict a group of youngsters from a community soccer field in San Francisco’s Mission district, they probably weren’t expecting to trigger a mini Occupy movement.

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN

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Detroit News / Ankur Dholakia

Chronically Homeless Numbers Down 30%, U.S. Claims

In the face of a U.S. housing crisis and a troubled economy, Bush administration officials claim that the past two years have seen a 30 percent drop in the levels of chronically homeless people, crediting the decrease to a strategy of finding permanent shelter for the long-ignored disabled and addicted.

Posted on Jul 30, 2008 READ MORE

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