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  • Activist Ai-jen Poo: "We Owe It to Ourselves to Support People's Living"

    Activist Ai-jen Poo: "We Owe It to Ourselves to Support People's Living"

    By Eleanor J. Bader, Truthout | Interview

    In her book, The Age of Dignity, Ai-jen Poo advances the idea that we can create good jobs for caregivers and allow elders and the disabled to remain in their homes rather than be placed in more costly institutions for custodial care. The current elder boom will give US society an opportunity to create a more caring economy.

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  • A Call for Community Review of Rikers Island Jail

    A Call for Community Review of Rikers Island Jail

    By Hannah K. Gold, Truthout | News Analysis

    Amid reports of human rights abuses of prisoners at Rikers Island and plans for a new solitary confinement wing, grassroots organizing groups demand a real say by the community in changes made at the jail. Can raw activist energy change a jail as large and entrenched as Rikers, or will activists have to settle for some tinkering at the edges?

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