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Scooter startup snubs San Francisco's poorest neighborhood despite promising access 15.8.2019 LA Times: Business

Like 11 other dockless e-scooter companies, Scoot Networks was eager to obtain a coveted permit to do business in San Francisco.

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Opinion: Andrew Yang on gun violence, the decline of the American worker and 'freedom dividends' 15.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Andrew Yang, a tech entrepreneur running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, met recently with members of the Los Angeles Times editorial board to discuss his candidacy.

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Ken Cuccinelli just took his racist interpretation of the Statue of Liberty poem to another level 14.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) was roundly criticized for comments he made Tuesday on NPR suggesting that the Statue of Liberty’s poem was only meant to welcome immigrants “who can stand on their own two feet.” Tuesday evening, he doubled down by suggesting the poem only applied to “people […]
Trump's Acting USCIS Director Slammed For Suggesting Immigrants Coming to U.S. a 'Public Charge' 13.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge," Ken Cuccinelli said, tweaking the poem on the Statue of Liberty to support the administration's new immigration policy.
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Elizabeth Warren brings attention to death of trans woman at Rikers, calling solitary ‘inhumane’ 2.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) shared a story on Thursday about Layleen Cubilette-Polanco, an Afro-Latinx trans woman who died at Rikers Island in New York City in June, coupling it with a call for sweeping reforms to the criminal justice system. Her interest in the tragic story may signal to advocates for LGBTQ equality […]
Trump Critics Post Photos of Poverty, Homelessness in Republican Districts Across U.S. 28.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Critics of President Trump and his labeling of Baltimore as "disgusting" began posting pictures to social media showing Republican-controlled areas rife with homelessness, poverty and masses of garbage.
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Choice Of The 2020 Election: Either Stand With Trump's Racism Or Stand For America 20.7.2019 Crooks Liars
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" Those lines have long been the promise of America to immigrants coming from all over the world. Some fleeing war-torn countries; some fleeing extreme poverty and want; some fleeing persecution for their faith, their skin color, their sexuality; some seeking education and opportunities not available to them from their native country. No one decides to move to another country ...
How Trump exploited poverty-stricken Americans’ patriotism for personal gain 3.7.2019 Raw Story
By many important measures the United States is not a democracy. It is an oligarchy. The evidence is not hidden. Ninety percent of the wealth in the United States is held by 1 percent of households. Intergenerational class mobility has been stagnant for several decades. The racial wealth gap continues to persist. It is so […]
As drivers live in their cars due to poverty wages, Uber co-founder buys record-breaking $72.5 million 3.7.2019 Raw Story
As rideshare drivers across the U.S. and around the world continue to struggle for decent wages, benefits, and the basic right to organize, Uber co-founder Garrett Camp reportedly purchased a Beverly Hills mansion for a record-breaking $72.5 million. “It’s a slap in everyone’s face. The capitalist system we have has unduly rewarded him with extraordinary, in-your-face wealth.” —Veena Dubal, […]
Housing could be coming to skid row — but not for the people living there, advocates say 3.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Apartments and condominiums for the middle class could be coming to skid row, under a rezoning plan unveiled Tuesday.

But skid row advocates warn the plan, currently in draft form, would displace many of the approximately 4,000 homeless people living in the blighted downtown area, or leave them...

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Community Land Trusts Are a Model for Reparations 2.7.2019
In a racialized economy, land trusts and cooperatives offer a lasting form of reparations, say activists.
No Rainbow Capitalism: The Five Worst Corporations We Must Kick Out of Pride 30.6.2019
These companies drape themselves in rainbow flags while hurting LGBTQ+ people around the world.
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Low-Wage Workers Are Being Sued for Unpaid Medical Bills by Their Employer 29.6.2019
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare's health care plan also puts restrictions on workers from going to competitors.
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Christian hospital sues their own low-wage workers over medical bills 29.6.2019 Raw Story
MEMPHIS, Tennessee — This year, a Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare housekeeper left her job just three hours into her shift and caught a bus to Shelby County General Sessions Court. Wearing her black and gray uniform, she had a different kind of appointment with her employer: The hospital was suing her for unpaid medical bills. […]
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L.A. is getting millions in state money for homelessness. Now L.A. politicians want more 27.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California lawmakers agreed this month to hand over $650 million to big cities, counties and regional agencies to help fight homelessness.

Now some Los Angeles officials say they want more. Much more.

At a news conference Wednesday, City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell urged the state to match the $1.2-billion...

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Did, as Gov. Gavin Newsom suggests, Texas make San Francisco's homelessness crisis worse? 24.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Facing what feels like the first real crisis of his new administration — and in the midst of stalled efforts in Sacramento to do something about it — Gov. Gavin Newsom has taken aim at something new when asked about California’s homelessness problem: Texas.

Specifically, Newsom accused the Republican-led...

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California’s immigrant-friendly policies aren’t helping the housing crisis 23.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The editorial, “SoCal leaders either haven’t gotten the memo on the housing crisis or don’t care,” continues your attacks on local governments and what you call “NIMBY groups.”

It’s true that some local governments resist doing their part to abate the housing crisis. I suggest that...

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What good does towing a car do if it puts its owner on the street? 19.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: The critics of my bill AB 516 ignore that it does not impact more than two dozen grounds to tow for public safety or traffic flow reasons, including allowing cities to tow abandoned vehicles and to pass any local towing laws to address community concerns.

For L.A. families who cannot...

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Google pledges $1 billion to tackle Bay Area housing crisis 19.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Google pledged $1 billion over the next 10 years to try to address an affordable housing crisis in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The tech giant will repurpose $750 million worth of its own land for residential use, allowing the development of at least 15,000 new homes, Chief Executive Sundar Pichai...

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Julian Castro calls for surge in federal spending to end homelessness 18.6.2019 LA Times: Nation

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro called for a sharp rise in federal spending on housing for millions of Americans who are living on the street or struggling to pay rent.

Castro, who was secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Obama, on Monday proposed a federal...

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