On April 12th, prior to the Alabama outbreak and about 6 weeks before a tornado tore through the middle of mostly basement-less Joplin, MO, Colleen Bogener wrote a short editorial
on the need for public storm shelters in Joplin. There was a short bit of discussion in response.
posted by spock
on May 25, 2011 -
As forclosures rise, so do tent cities filled with Americans.
Across the country, tent cities are rising everywhere. From California
, where foreclosures are taking over 60,000 homes per month, to Vegas
, where hungry children sleep in the glittered dust of the wealthy, to St. Petersburg, Florida where the cops are destroying the tents of the homeless
to make them leave the city, to the suburbs
, hunger, and poverty
are on the rise. The government's response? Change how "homeless" is defined
, so that the numbers appear to be decreasing at the same time that tents are springing up all over the country. [more inside]
posted by dejah420
on Nov 7, 2008 -