[Marxism] Fwd: Housing and Democracy

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Nov 14 17:00:11 MST 2016


Since November 2015 a state of emergency on homelessness has been 
officially declared in Seattle and King County by Mayor Ed Murray and 
County Executive Dow Constantine, as official King County estimates 
surpassed ten thousand individuals who experience homelessness sometime 
in the course of the year. While this writing focuses on the details of 
Seattle, undoubtedly lessons can be abstracted, as homeless crises have 
been officially declared by government leaders in Los Angeles, Portland, 
and other cities – not to mention the largely unspoken ongoing poverty 
across the United States. In Mayor Ed Murray’s statement on the state of 
emergency, he reminded the city that “more than 45 people have died on 
the streets of the city of Seattle this year and nearly 3,000 children 
in Seattle Public Schools are homeless.”

full: http://www.thenorthstar.info/?p=12971



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