"Haiti's land and people were abused when it was a colony of slaves. The world then shunned it with embargoes and independence debts when it was a new nation. And today Haitians in the DR experience racism that is overt enough to be enshrined in law."
"Basic income is a real shot at utopia. Basic jobs takes that energy and idealism, and redirects it to perpetuate some of the worst parts of the current system. It’s better than nothing. But not by much."
"There’s a great deal of privilege that goes into thru-hiking. [...] You have to buy your gear. You have to travel. You have to take six months out of your life. You have to find a way to feel safe. That’s one of the reasons the trail looks like it does."
I don't know anything about this organization, but I like their primer on dual power.
"Dual Power institutions come in two flavors: alternative institutions and counter-institutions. ... The two kinds of Dual Power institutions do this from different (but complementary) angles. Alternative institutions meet a need directly. Counter-institutions challenge capitalism’s way of doing things. Alternative institutions start making a system that’s just, while counter-institutions work against one that’s unjust."
This short [12:54] Vice doc from the end of 2015 is a look at the criminalization of homelessness, and the second half is an expose of Robert Marbut's grift of selling his anti-homeless consulting services to municipalities and business improvement districts.