BLANKJun 16, 2017
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. Dig deeper ( 23 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMar 4, 2017
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. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Clara Romeo / TruthdigJun 4, 2016
While garbage from newly gentrified neighborhoods in the nation’s capital gets removed, disenfranchised communities suffer the consequences of hazardous waste management. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 10, 2015
“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.” Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Roisin Davis / TruthdigAug 28, 2015
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. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigAug 19, 2015
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." Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Peter Z. Scheer / TruthdigOct 17, 2014
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. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 30, 2008
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. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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