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Shelter Shorts

NC Leads Predatory Lending Fight In late July, North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt signed what State Attorney General Mike Easley says is the toughest predatory lending law in the nation. […]

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Banks Spend Millions To Line Their Pockets With Your Money

In 1997 and 1998, banks, insurance companies, and brokerage firms spent over $300 million on lobbying and political contributions. While their “investment” in pushing so-called financial modernization legislation through Congress […]

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In This Issue

We must “return to independent action, organizing a broad movement for economic justice for poor and working people,” Jesse Jackson admonishes us in this issue’s roundup of opinion on the […]

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Expand Your Base, Hold Democrats Accountable

ACORN members don’t expect much from the Bush administration, but for an organization that got its start during the Nixon years, and thrived through the Ford, Reagan, and Bush Sr. […]

On a bulletin board or thick cardboard backing are taped 11 clippings of news headlines, cartoons, and newsletter covers, all about the tenant organizing movement of the 1970s and '80s.

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The Rise and Fall of the National Tenants Union

The National Tenants Union fought for tenant rights in the 1970s and early 1980s. One of the union’s founders reflects on the organization and what we might learn from those times.

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Will Foreclosures Translate into Votes?

What are the political consequences of the mortgage meltdown? Will the spiraling wave of foreclosures translate into votes in November’s election? And, if so, who will benefit? Democrats? Republicans? Or […]

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Shelter Shorts

Senate Takes Aim at Income Targeting Eager to get started on summer recess, the Senate tabled discussion on the Public Housing Reform and Responsibility Act of 1997 (S.462) until September. […]

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The Supreme Denial of Integration

Despite the high court’s recent blow to achieving classroom diversity, fair-housing practices can go a long way toward moving the country beyond racism.