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Real Media: Property Rights, Deregulation and Think Tanks (2/2)

October 4, 2017

Open Democracy’s Laurie Macfarlane talks about the UK government’s deregulation strategy and its effects on housing, as well as the influence of think tanks on national debate and an explanation of the ‘positive feedback loop’

Real Media: The UK Obsession with Property Rights (1/2)

October 2, 2017

Open Democracy’s Laurie Macfarlane on the recent history of UK property ownership, the obscene rise in property values that is mirrored in rent increases and personal debt, and some possible solutions to consider

Israel Denies Refugee Status to Sudanese

March 20, 2014
David Sheen: Israel is utterly failing its duty to protect the human rights of African asylum seekers

Visiting Israel’s “Open Prisons” for African Refugees

January 21, 2014

At the end of December the Israeli Ministry of Interior notified asylum seekers it is severely reducing its hours of operations. As a result hundreds of asylum seekers were unable to renew their visas, were picked off the streets by the Border Police and shipped to Israel’s new “open prison” in the Negev Desert. The…

Reality Asserts Itself - Marisela Gomez

January 13, 2014
Marisela Gomez tells Paul Jay that redevelopment in Baltimore must start with revitalizing the community, not to gentrify and raise real-estate values, but for the benefit of people who historically lived there

NAFTA

January 2, 2014
Zapatistas correctly predicted that neoliberal economic policies like NAFTA would exacerbate poverty and undermine democracy

Reality Asserts Itself - Phyllis Bennis

December 13, 2013
On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Phyllis Bennis examines proposals to resolve the Israeli Palestinian conflict