Gentrification on Steroids as Council Housing Turned over to London Developers

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London            The dismantling of public housing in the US has been going on for more than 30 years in major cities around the country.  The fight is often around relocation, adequate section 8 subsidies in private housing, and the percentage of units that will be replacement housing for the poor.  Listening to organizers and leaders …

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Hard Fight on Eminent Domain to Stop Foreclosures Still Raging in Richmond

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New Orleans      Some months ago the City of Richmond in California, long seen as little more than a company town for the giant oil conglomerate, Chevron, rose to the attention of millions of families still trying to sort out the problems of threatened foreclosures.  Richmond uniquely proposed to use the powers of eminent domain to …

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