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How Spain's 15M movement went from occupying city squares to city halls-without compromising its independence. An important part of progressives' recent electoral success can be traced to a strong network of locally organized 'social centers' across Spain. These are spaces where community members can interact and share ideas, whether that means organizing a demonstration, taking Zumba classes or checking out library book.
The displacement of black and Latino households was so dramatic during the recent foreclosure crisis that it should be seen as a 'mass migration event,' according to the lead author of a new Cornell University study. The study found Black and Latino neighborhoods faced home-loss rates at approximately three times that of white areas. This high rate of home-loss, along with white flight, resulted in a massive resegregation of urban America.
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Bank of America employees regularly lied to homeowners seeking loan modifications, denied their applications for made-up reasons, and were rewarded for sending homeowners to foreclosure.
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Five years after Wall Street crashed the economy, not one banker has been prosecuted for the reckless and fraudulent practices that cost millions of Americans their jobs, threw our cities and schools into crisis, and left families and communities ravaged by a foreclosure crisis and epidemic of underwater mortgages.