Housing Rights Center Los AngelesExecutive Director of Housing Rights Center in Los Angeles, which deals with landlord-tenant issues. Former legal aid attorney representing tenants.
FROM Chancela Al-Mansour
The Eviction Industrial Complex Eviction -- it used to be a rare occurrence, a last resort for the worst tenants. Now it’s more common than many people may realize. Harvard social science professor Matthew Desmond set out to capture the reality of what he calls “The Eviction Economy” by embedding for several months with low-income tenants in the city of Milwaukee -- and also spending time with their landlords. The result is his book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. It’s a meticulous ethnography -- but his message is also simple: that addressing poverty in America should be refocused to the simple challenge of keeping a roof over people’s heads.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.