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The MAGA storming of the Capitol is one year old. The attempted coup is still happening. The reshaping of the Republican Party as an insurrectionary force and the expansion of armed gangs aim to smash democracy. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2022.

 

Tidbits - Jan. 20, 2022 - Reader Comments: Supreme Court Spreads COVID, Children, Schools, Omicron; Capitol Armed Coup Plotters; Voting Rights; Real Martin Luther King; Harry Belafonte; Don’t Look Up; Student Activist Scholarships; more....

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Reader Comments: Supreme Court Spreads COVID, Children, Schools, Omicron; Progressives and Democrats; Capitol Armed Coup Plotters; Voting Rights; Real Martin Luther King; Housing and Profits; Don’t Look Up; Student Activist Scholarships; more....

America’s Hidden Fire Kindling - For-Profit Housing

Jarod Facundo The American Prospect
Federally subsidized housing complexes, many of them owned by for-profit investors, fail to enforce basic safety standards. Will the horrific fire this week become a wake-up call?

Kansas City Tenants Union: Organizing at the Speed of Trust

Luke Pretz in conversation with Mak, Magda, and Jetzel from KC Tenants Solidarity
We really do believe that organizing happens at the speed of trust. Trust takes a while to form. Our newest tenant Union, the McGee Schiffman Tenant Union, has been in development for like six months before they just became public this past weekend

The Eviction Moratorium Saved Lives

Matthew Desmond New York Times
Did the moratorium prevent evictions? Did it promote public health? The answer to both of those questions is a resounding yes. The eviction moratorium was among the most important public health interventions of the pandemic. It saved lives...

Tidbits - Sept. 30, 2021 - Reader Comments: Save the Postal Service; Film and Television Workers; Renewable Energy; Berlin Votes to Expropriate Apartments from Corporate Landlords; Haitian & Black Immigrants; Racial Justice and Police Misconduct;

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Reader Comments: Save the Postal Service; Film and Television Workers; Renewable Energy; Berlin Votes to Expropriate Apartments from Corporate Landlords; Haitian & Black Immigrants Toolkit; Racial Justice and Police Misconduct resource; more....

Universal Housing Vouchers: A Promise or a Pipe Dream?

Shelby R. King Shelterforce
President Biden promised to expand the Housing Choice Voucher program so that everyone who qualifies for a voucher gets one. What exactly would that change entail, and how long could it be before we see it happen?
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