‘This can’t be how I go down:’ Manhattan woman’s homeless battle with encampment sweeps ends in massive stroke | amNewYork

Homeless Manhattanite Sinthia Vee has been left disabled after suffering a stroke that she believes was brought about by treatment at the hands of officials during and after recent homeless encampment sweeps.“This can’t be how I go down; I have been through so much in my life,” Vee told amNewYork…

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Ruth Ellis Clairmont Center provides housing for LGBTQ+ youth

Calling it a “beacon” for LGBTQ+ at-risk youth who may not have a safe place to live or get health care, Detroit officials on Friday officially cut the ribbon on the city’s newest mixed-use affordable housing development which will provide a “safe haven” for those who need it.The $16 million…

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​​​​​​​You Don’t Need a Key if You Can Change the Locks | It’s Going Down

On Friday morning, August 5th, we threw a party for our neighbors and community outside of a yellow slat-board 4-bedroom on a quiet residential block. An anticipatory buzz was in the air as about 35 people: radicals from homeless encampments, anarchist affinity groups, Maoist pre-party formations, organizations like Chicago Union…

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Moving the Maasai: Tanzania is repeating Kenya’s colonial past

Images of distressed members of the Maasai community being forcibly moved from their homes, beaten and harassed by police and the army in northern Tanzania in June set social media alight with concern. Activists have since voiced their anger over land and human rights, and they have good reason to…

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New York – Gentrification and Displacement – Urban Displacement

The New York metropolitan region is thriving, but its neighborhoods are experiencing many different forms of displacement. Wages of low-income residents—as well as housing policies—have not kept pace with the acceleration of housing prices, resulting in significant demographic shifts in the 31-county, tri-state region. Source: New York – Gentrification and…

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Many families don’t have resources to the heat wave engulfing the nation – CNN

Fearing the scorching Texas heat could only get worse, Lisa Vogt stopped buying meat and drove her pickup truck as little as possible to save money for two months to purchase window air-conditioning units.The air conditioner at the home that Vogt, 32, her three children and teenage nephew rent in…

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‘I’m Worth It’: How An Unhoused Woman Learned To Live Out Loud | LAist

Sumaiyya Evans loves the studio apartment she’s lived in for a few months. On a blistering sunny day when temperatures in downtown reached 90 degrees, it’s a comfortable 77 degrees and breezy in the Venice neighborhood, a 15-minute walk from the beach. Source: ‘I’m Worth It’: How An Unhoused Woman…

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Right Wing Women The Politics of Domesticated Females – Andrea Dworkin

Right Wing Women - Andrea Dworkin

Andrea Dworkin, an oft misinterpreted and sometimes rightly interpreted but misunderstood feminist author, goes in on right wing women. In the 2020’s it is prudent for all feminists of all stripes to give her a re-read even though maternal feminists, especially those of richer complexions, may have fundamental disagreements with…

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Discrimination Weakens Tool for Reducing New York Homelessness, Lawsuit Says – NewsBreak

NEW YORK — A voucher program designed to reduce homelessness in New York City has been hamstrung by the discriminatory practices of landlords and real estate agents who have turned away people relying on subsidies to pay rent, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Source: Discrimination Weakens Tool for Reducing…

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