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  • The Gentrification-to-Prison Pipeline

    By Lacino Hamilton, Truthout | News Analysis

    (Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout)(Image: Lauren Walker / Truthout)

    "By telling my own story -- a story shared by the many working-class Detroit residents who were forcefully displaced through the brutal 'redevelopment' of the city's Cass Corridor area -- I hope to shed some much-needed light on how the capitalist profit motives that drive gentrification are a core cause of mass incarceration in this country," writes incarcerated author Lacino Hamilton.

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  • How Trump and Congressional Republicans Are Undermining Workers

    How Trump and Congressional Republicans Are Undermining Workers

    By Heidi Shierholz and Samantha Sanders, Economic Policy Institute | Report

    We have seen a flurry of activity -- from legislation and executive orders, as well as actions taken (or not taken) by the Trump administration and Congress -- that, sometimes subtly, shift power away from working people and towards corporations and the 1%. Taken together, they undercut wages and protections for working people.

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  • Government Has Allowed Corporations to Be More Powerful Than the State

    Government Has Allowed Corporations to Be More Powerful Than the State

    By Mark Karlin, Truthout | Interview

    In his book, Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe, author Antony Loewenstein documents how the most vulnerable people on the planet are being turned into dollar signs on a scale never seen before in history. The book explores how corporations make money from disasters through detention centers, militarized private security, aid profiteering and destructive mining.

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