The petition drive for sanctuary and shelter for all struck a chord with those who believe that immigrants and the homeless deserve freedom from want, insecurity, and fear.
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Homelessness is one thing shared by many full-time workers, the newly unemployed, and those displaced by gentrification. Homelessness soars in cities and towns across the U.S. and millions more are at risk of losing their homes. Right to the City, a national alliance founded to oppose gentrification and fight displacement of the poor, calls today’s… Read more »
Hollywood dream tours of mega-mansions can’t mask LA’s housing and homeless nightmare. From north to south, streets are lined with people without shelter—25,000 within city limits; 47,000 in LA County according to a January count. Blacks are 50% of those, and the numbers of women, children, LGBTQ youth, and elders are on the rise. In… Read more »
Una petición exige que Los Ángeles los haga realidad
Los Angeles petition presents some practical solutions for threatened immigrants and homeless.
Yes. LA has a housing and homelessness problem. No news there. And it’s probably not news that many solutions are continually rejected by politicians and developers — capitalists all! The problems are myriad. Thrust onto the cement by sky-rocketing rents, foreclosures and evictions, homeless people routinely face the indignities of life without walls, where nothing… Read more »
The powers-that-be say that owning your own home is the “American Dream” — but it’s been a bad dream, even a nightmare, for far too many households. Since the latest depression began five years ago, millions of jobs have been lost. To make life even more difficult, a staggering number of homes have been taken… Read more »