Number of Homeless Iraq, Afghan Veterans Doubles

By: Friday December 28, 2012 5:06 am

One of the Vietnam War’s legacies was a generation of homeless veterans – traumatized by war and uncared for by the system that happily used them for its own ends before leaving them to the streets. Now, despite constant crowing about reforms at the Veterans Administration and treatment for mental illness in the military, it [...]

Spain’s Home Eviction Crisis

By: Monday November 12, 2012 11:29 am

The closest thing outside of the US to the housing bubble and collapse dynamic we’ve seen here since 2007 is in Spain. The bubble and the crash destroyed the Spanish economy and its financial system to a much greater degree in the US, mainly because the country does not control its own currency. So the [...]

Waxman: Administration Endorsed Selling VA Property in West LA

By: Friday March 16, 2012 6:30 am

During the Super Committee negotiations last year, Republicans proposed, and the White House endorsed, the sale of a sprawling Veterans Administration campus in West Los Angeles that Democrats have long wanted to use to house homeless veterans, according to Congressman Henry Waxman. The longtime Democratic Congressman told a crowd at a town hall meeting in [...]

NYC Law Enforcement Moving Aggressive Park Dwellers Into Occupy Wall Street Site

By: Monday October 31, 2011 12:14 pm

If this is true (h/t), it represents one of the more cynical actions I’ve seen from law enforcement, whose job it it to serve and protect, in a long, long time. According to Harry Siegel, cops in New York City are re-routing aggressive, drunken individuals picked up in parks across the city down to the [...]

Occupy Movements Focused on Occupations Out of Necessity, to Show Determination

By: Friday October 28, 2011 11:40 am

The focus of Occupy Wall Street on the 99% movement and the actual grievances of income inequality and Wall Street greed have devolved somewhat into a discussion of police brutality and how to local governments are dealing with occupations on public spaces. In San Diego last night, police in riot gear broke up an Occupy [...]

Song for the Jobless

By: Friday September 16, 2011 12:54 pm

“Unemployed” is becoming a long-term profession for millions of people. And the emotions and psychology around that state of being, seeing your friends and neighbors go off to work every day while you stay at home, running up against lack of hiring or a need to reduce wage expectations or downshift into a lower-skill profession, [...]

Nagging Problems of the Idle Rich Register Far More Media Concern than Poverty Statistics

By: Monday September 13, 2010 7:40 am

There’s a cottage industry now in stories about rich people and businesses changing their consumption habits to prepare for the coming changes in tax policy. This follows the stories in newspapers like the New York Times about how $300,000 a year isn’t a lot of money, or how Wall Street executives feel disrespected and lonely. [...]

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