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  • Autumnwood: A Community Living in Toxic Fear and Uncertainty

    By Daniel Ross, Truthout | Report

    Amaryllis Court, in Autumnwood. (Photo: Daniel Ross)Amaryllis Court, in Autumnwood. (Photo: Daniel Ross)

    Autumnwood is a show-home suburbia of stucco fronts and primly kept lawns nestled in the heart of Wildomar, California, about an hour and a half southeast of Los Angeles. Tranquil, sleepy, Autumnwood could be a poster-child for any modern housing tract. But beneath the façade, Autumnwood is a community riven by a fear held by many that the land on which the houses were built is contaminated with toxic chemicals. And despite the findings of two separate governmental agencies, more questions continue to be raised than have thus far been answered.

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  • Why I Stand With Monica Jones: My Liberation Is Bound Up With Yours

    Why I Stand With Monica Jones: My Liberation Is Bound Up With Yours

    By Laura Campagna, Truthout | Op-Ed

    On Friday, April 11, I went down to Phoenix with over a dozen students and professors from Prescott College to stand with Monica Jones at her trial. She was charged with manifesting prostitution, picked up in a sting orchestrated by Project Rose, a project of Arizona State University’s School of Social Work, and the Phoenix Police Department. One of the tragedies of the situation is that Monica is a student at Arizona State University, studying social work.

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  • The Pay's the Thing: How America's CEOs Are Getting Rich Off Taxpayers

    The Pay's the Thing: How America's CEOs Are Getting Rich Off Taxpayers

    By Susan Holmberg, Next New Deal | News Analysis

    Rising CEO pay has been a hugely contested issue in the US since the early 20th century, particularly in the midst of economic downturns and rising inequality (these two often go together).... While executive pay remained below $1 million (in 2000 dollars) between 1940 and 1970, since 1978 it has risen 725 percent, more than 127 times faster than worker compensation over the same period.

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