Collapsed Signature Bank Made Risky Loans to Predatory LandlordsRoshan Abraham
Housing advocates are highlighting how the failed bank fueled NYC’s housing crisis by funding predatory landlords. Read the full article here. Over the past week, bank runs have caused multiple U.S. institutions serving the technology and crypto industries to collapse.
Ritchie Torres went from crypto ‘newbie’ to key ally in Washington. Now he could shape the industry’s post-FTX futureLeo Schwartz
In early December, U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres stood at a lectern embossed with the congressional seal in his district office in the Bronx, staring with his head cocked at a line of local news cameras. Read the full story here.
DHS Funds Surveillance Technology in US Cities, Report SaysEmily Birnbaum
Equipment used to detect gunshots, identify crime hotspotsCritics say tools disproportionately used in minority areas Source: Bloomberg By Emily Birnbaum December 6, 2022 at 10:55 AM PST Technology companies including Microsoft Corp., Motorola Solutions Inc. and Palantir Technologies
Activist groups call on T-Mobile to stop providing cell service to the Guantánamo Bay prison siteCaroline Haskins
A coalition of 22 organizations is calling on T-Mobile to end its work with the Department of Defense providing cell service to the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base and detention camp. Read the full story here. T-Mobile has worked with the
Why the Left Needs to Change How It FightsLucy Dean Stockton
Bree Carlson, the new executive director of ACRE, discusses the struggle for racial and economic justice in a world of global capital. Read the full story here. The left, says Bree Carlson, needs to rethink its strategy. Tired of fighting
An Abolitionist Makes a Case for “No More Police”Sonali Kolhatkar
The demand to “defund the police” asks politicians to go beyond platitudes and actually end the violence of policing, shifting resources in ways that promote the redistribution of wealth. Read the full story here. he phrase “defund the police” entered
Critical Race Feminism and Common Good UnionismStacey Davis Gates et al
This article is the fourth installment in our series co-produced by Bargaining for the Common Good and NPQ, titled Building a Movement for the Common Good. In this series, we learn how and why Bargaining for the Common Good
Renter activists crashed a DC landlords conference to protest ‘corrupt greed’ and rising rentsAlcynna Lloyd
More than 100 protestors gathered at the National Multifamily Housing Council’s annual fall conference.They demanded that lawmakers “stop opposing tenant protections at the behest of real estate groups and developers.” Protestors told Insider they are just getting started. Read the
Senator Slams Amazon’s ‘Ring Nation’ as Surveillance-State TVGary Baum
The trillion-dollar conglomerate’s new show, based on user clips from digital doorbell division Ring and hosted by Wanda Sykes, is blasted by privacy advocates and Democrat Ed Markey: “This is no ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’” Read the full story here.
Wall Street Is Buying Starter Homes to Quietly Become America’s LandlordPatrick Clark
Private equity money is pouring into the Phoenix real estate market, turning first-time homebuyers into renters. Read the full story here. Javier Vidana started out as a real estate agent in 2013, when Arizona’s Salt River Valley seemed wide open.