These Old-School Shops in Highland Park Just Heard Their Rent Will Rise By 250 Percent ~ L.A. TACO

from 1600 a month to 5300. the drumbeat of gentrification.
From the article: uben Flores’s antique typewriter repair shop has been a fixture of the urban landscape in Highland Park for decades. So he naturally felt like he was going into shock when he was confronted with the prospect of losing his place of business. His landlord came into Flores’s shop one early morning …

Finding a buyer in a dry market: Pa. dairy farms roiled by Dean Foods pullout

When people ask me why I wont shop at Walmart and why I say it is destructive to our communities and small businesses …. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE REASONS.
From the article: MERCER, Pa. — On a damp, muddy afternoon last week, Charlie Walls steered a 5,600-gallon refrigerated truck along the bumpy roads of rural northwest …

Millions of Students Are Quietly Being Taught the Koch Brothers’ Whitewashed Version of Black History

The #walkout today is so important. The fact that a lot of them can see through the bullshit they are being indoctrinated with gives me such hope. I feel such compassion for them, having to deal with all this intense and unprecedented societal drama while also learning how to be themselves. I hope today’s action empowers them a thousand fold.

We’ve all got a hard road ahead if we are going to correct the bullshit poison these fundamentalist white supremacists have systematically sown through our society. Let’s not leave the kids to do all the hard work, okay?
From the article: Cash-strapped social studies teachers across America have discovered an exciting new resource that provides lesson plans, study materials and even seminars geared toward elementary, middle and high school students.