Chris Hedges and Kali Akuno on the Gentrification of Jackson, Miss. (Video)

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In a recent episode of "On Contact With Chris Hedges," the host sits down with Kali Akuno, co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson, to discuss the critical moment that the city of Jackson, Miss., is facing.

Tracing the history of the city, which as a result of white flight is primarily black, Akuno sets the scene for how the impoverished state capital reached its current state in the "age of disposability" and offers a blueprint for a socialist alternative to the neoliberal forces transforming Jackson.

Watch the full conversation in the video player above.

— Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

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