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The Other America

Liz Theoharis Tom Dispatch
The New Politics of the Poor in Joe Biden’s (and Mitch McConnell’s) USA

Nearly 1,000 Homeless People Died in LA in 2020 as 93,000 Homes Sit Vacant

Alex Ferrer, Terra Graziani and Jacob Woocher Truthout
We must see real estate market for what it truly is: an institution rooted in settler colonialism that allows land (and the housing that sits atop it) to be distributed and controlled by those who have enough money for their preferences to matter.

Friday Nite Videos | October 2, 2020

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The Supreme Court. The Good Lord Bird | Miniseries Trailer. What the Proud Boys Stand for, in the Founder's Words. What It's Like to Be Evicted in the Middle of a Pandemic. How to Drugs.

Friday Nite Videos | May 22, 2020

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What Happens If You Can’t Pay Rent? | Hasan Minhaj, DISTRACTION! | A Randy Rainbow Song Parody. Never Rarely Sometimes Always | Movie. Trump Takes Hydroxychloroquine. Why We're Seeing Mass Layoffs in the US but Not the UK.

Months After Puerto Rico Earthquakes, Thousands Are Still Living Outside

Frances Robles, Photographs by Erika P. Rodriguez The New York Times
In the past week alone, the Puerto Rico Seismic Network registered 43 “significant” quakes, leaving many people fearful of going home. More than 8,000 houses have been damaged. Months after the first earthquake, thousands are still homeless.
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