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  • Skyrocketing Rents in California Signal a Broader US Housing Crisis

    By Adam Hudson, Truthout | News Analysis

    (Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout; Adapted: Justin Brown, Damien Gadal)(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout; Adapted: Justin Brown, Damien Gadal)

    As rents become increasingly unaffordable throughout the metropolitan US, activists are looking at housing solutions beyond mere rent control, such as community land trusts -- successfully implemented in Cleveland -- and government-owned mixed-income housing projects with 99-year leases, such as those found in Vienna, Austria and Singapore.

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  • Oregon's Siletz River Ecosystem Files Lawsuit to Defend Its Rights

    Oregon's Siletz River Ecosystem Files Lawsuit to Defend Its Rights

    By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | News Analysis

    Ecuador, New Zealand, India and Colombia have recognized the personhood rights of rivers. Now representatives of the Siletz River Ecosystem in Oregon have filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit to protect the ecosystem's right to be "free from toxic trespass and aerially sprayed pesticides."

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  • Seventy Top Health Care CEOs Raked in $9.8 Billion Since 2010

    Seventy Top Health Care CEOs Raked in $9.8 Billion Since 2010

    By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams | Report

    While the Senate GOP's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act has been denounced as devastating to the poor, the sick, women, people of color, children and those with pre-existing conditions, a new analysis finds that no matter what happens, the CEOs of large health care companies are likely to continue living lavishly.

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