Guns and Butter

Guns and Butter – March 5, 2008

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"The Squatter Movement:  Seizing Housing"
Interview with journalist, squatter and housing activist, Frank Morales. Morales’ direct action for housing in the South Bronx and lower east side of Manhattan in the late 1970s; bank redlining of loans to certain neighborhoods; Chapter 7 of the 1968 Kerner Commission Report; spatial de-concentration dispersal of the urban poor as a counter insurgency strategy; "The Crisis of Democracy: Report on the Governability of Democracies to the Trilateral Commission" by Samuel P. Huntington (1975); creation of the shelter system under FEMA. Today’s show is an encore presentation.