Aug. 19, 2014
ISIS THREATENS AMERICANS
ANOTHER NIGHT OF FERGUSON CHAOS
Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol said during a press conference early this morning that two people in the crowd had been wounded by gunshots fired by protesters, claiming that “not a single bullet was fired by officers despite coming under heavy attack.” He explained that 31 people had been arrested overnight, including some who had come from New York and California. Among those arrested were two German reporters and Scott Olson, a Getty photographer who took some of the best pictures from Ferguson.
Meanwhile, Amnesty International weighed in this morning, tweeting, “US can't tell other countries to improve their records on policing and peaceful assembly if it won't clean up its own human rights record.”
GAZA TALKS RESUME IN CAIRO
UKRAINE REFUGEE CONVOY ATTACKED
EBOLA DEATH TOLL TOPS 1,200
MY GRAND-PÈRE’S WORLD
INDIA CALLS OFF PAKISTAN PEACE TALKS
An appetite for gentrification
Informal street vendors are casualties.
On paper, this all sounds great.
A call for food justice
Food, it seems, has become the perfect lure.
Upending an existing foodscape
Longtime residents find themselves forced to compete against the "urban food machine"
But that doesn't mean objections don't exist.
All represent strategies to meet community needs in a place mostly ignored by mainstream retailers.
So what happens when new competitors come to town?
Starting at a disadvantage
When I see that City Heights' home prices rose 58% over the past three years, I'm not surprised.
Going up against the urban food machine
I argue that investors and developers use food as a tool for achieving the same ends.
It's hard to see how that's a form of inclusion or empowerment.
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