In a new episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and author Peter Moskowitz discuss gentrification, poverty and the concept of housing as a human right. Transcript added.
Snap Inc. just had a profitable first day trading on the stock market, but one Southern California neighborhood is fighting the gentrification that comes with hosting a tech giant.
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.
While garbage from newly gentrified neighborhoods in the nation’s capital gets removed, disenfranchised communities suffer the consequences of hazardous waste management.
“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.”
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.
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."
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.
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.