Lau­ra Gottes­di­ener is a jour­nal­ist, social jus­tice activist, and author of A Dream Fore­closed: Black Amer­i­ca and the Fight for a Place to Call Home pub­lished this month by Zuc­cot­ti Park Press. She is an asso­ciate edi­tor for Wag­ing Non­vi­o­lence, and she has writ­ten for Rolling Stone, Ms. mag­a­zine, The Ari­zona Repub­lic, The New Haven Advo­cate, The Huff­in­g­ton Post, Alter­Net and oth­er pub­li­ca­tions. She lived and worked in the People’s Kitchen dur­ing the occu­pa­tion of Zuc­cot­ti Park.
Feature
The Trump Administration Is Waging a War on Civilians In Syria
The United States is now one of the deadliest warring parties in Syria
Feature
Faced With Exorbitant Utility Costs, New York State Residents Fight To Keep The Lights On
A housing rights organization in Poughkeepsie, New York, stands with its community against a utility company's attempt to disconnect low-income family homes.
Feature
Appalachia’s Coal Industry is Collapsing—But the Mountains Aren’t Coming Back
The fall of West Virginia's coal mono-industry leaves the area without its peaks and forests. Only an uncertain future remains.
Feature
Michigan Is in the Midst of a “Massive Experiment in Unraveling U.S. Democracy”
The austerity-on-steroids measures currently taking place in Michigan may soon be coming to a state near you.
Dispatch
A New Strategy To Make the Banks Pay
Youngstown, Ohio, may have found the cure to the national plague of abandoned properties.
Feature
A Tale of Two Detroits, Separate and Unequal
In the new Detroit, a small number of wealthy residents are protected by private security and constant surveillance while the city's black majority struggles to maintain access to water.
Uprising
Organizing Against Bank of America in Enemy Territory