Dyan Ruiz and Joseph Smooke, Truthout and [people. power. media]: The authors deconstruct and refute supply-side myths about how to create affordable housing in San Francisco – or any city – and propose some new approaches to affordable housing.
Roger Annis, Truthout: Jean-Claude Duvalier’s death will not change the realities of foreign occupation and meddling in Haiti that continue to bolster much of the authoritarian Duvalier legacy – one which has always been about excluding the Haitian people from governing their own country.
Salvatore Babones, Truthout: What the United States did to its indigenous people more than 100 years ago, Central American governments and drug gangs are doing to their indigenous peoples today. As they flee persecution in Central America to the United States, they should be treated as the refugees they are – with a right to asylum.
Levi LaChappelle, Truthout: Colleges are staging areas for economic success and personal prosperity. They should not create new barriers to entry.
Sarah Lahm, In These Times: Local school board races are being heavily influenced by the political and financial heft of outside groups – often extremely wealthy hedge fund managers and large philanthropic foundations seeking “education reform.”
Cyril Mychalejko, teleSUR: A September report by Amnesty International holds the Guatemalan government and Canadian mining industry responsible for violent conflicts and repression against predominantly indigenous communities in Guatemala.
Paul Krugman, Krugman & Co.: Conservatives just won’t let the idea that austerity is somehow beneficial die. They are again hawking Canada’s experiment with austerity in the 1990s, using faulty economic models. Their imaginary Canada has nothing in common with current reality.
Lindsey Konkel, Environmental Health News: Loons are raising fewer chicks to fledgling stage than they were two decades ago. Scientists suspect pollutants are to blame.
Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!: San Antonio is now the last outpost for legal abortion in southern Texas after an appeals court allowed sweeping provisions that shuttered most clinics to go into effect.
Kate Aronoff, Waging Nonviolence: The Ohio Student Association has mobilized after John Crawford became one of a series of young, unarmed black men to be killed by police. They are pressuring the Justice Department to investigate Crawford’s death.
Yves Smith, Naked Capitalism: Reporting on tapes made public by former New York Fed bank examiner Carmen Segarra show how utterly craven the central bank was when it came to matters Goldman. The resulting media storm reveals the financial press has been asleep at the wheel.
The Shock Doctrine of the Oligarchy Cannot Be Allowed to Debilitate Us
Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: The mainstream media and political narrative that we have lived with for years – of lurching from one sensationalist crisis to another – has evolved into a continuous “shock doctrine.”
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