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  • Blueprint for a Progressive US: A Dialogue With Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin

    By C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout | Interview

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    Expanding educational opportunities and building a green economy -- while shrinking both the military and the fossil fuel industry -- are the best routes to full employment, say world-renowned public intellectuals Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin. Also, greater financial regulation and more public development banks that prioritize social welfare over massive profits are crucial for a progressive agenda.

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  • You Can't End Violence With More Violence: Shifting From Incarceration to Accountability

    You Can't End Violence With More Violence: Shifting From Incarceration to Accountability

    By Sarah Jaffe, Truthout | Interview

    Our society does not encourage people who harm others to take responsibility for their actions, so there's no opportunity for transformation, say Mariame Kaba and Shira Hassan, organizers and educators whose work centers on criminalized survivors of violence. To create a society where interpersonal violence is unthinkable, we have to move away from a system of punishment and toward accountability to one's community.

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  • How "Blight" Is Used to Justify Housing Demolition in Detroit

    How "Blight" Is Used to Justify Housing Demolition in Detroit

    By Anne Elizabeth Moore and Melissa Mendes, Truthout | Graphic Journalism

    A close inspection of blight -- abandoned, uncared for properties that are portrayed as  dangerous neighborhood eyesores. A "blight" designation has a devastating effect on property values, yet few of us understand the complexities behind it. In this month's installment of our ongoing graphic series on the housing foreclosure crisis in Detroit, we look at how the "blight" designation has been used to cheat the many for the profit of the few.

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