Renters in 45 cities organized protests this week during a nationwide "Renter Week of Action and Assemblies" to oppose the Trump administration's threat to cut billions from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and to demand rent control and just-cause eviction policies.
For decades, the US government and the corporate media have promoted the notion that US acts of war are motivated by the need to counter "evil dictators" and promote democracy. But a look at publicly available federal fiscal data and defense spending reports shows that the US actually supports over 73 percent of the world's dictatorships with military assistance.
Nearly eight months into the Trump presidency, it is clear that the current administration has no interest in supporting homeownership -- a longtime element of the American Dream. Instead, confidants of the president are seeking to enrich themselves by betting against homeownership and profiting from foreclosures.