Guns and Butter

Guns and Butter – November 4, 2015

The Squatter Movement: Seizing Housing with Frank Morales

Interview with journalist, squatter and housing activist, Frank Morales, on the housing crisis and the origins and creation of “homelessness”. 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.

Originally Aired: November 5, 2003

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