What We’re Reading – Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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SMART ALEC – Lobbying for Good – Targets Affordable Housing

OpEdNews

http://www.opednews.com/articles/SMART-ALEC–Lobbying-for-by-Joan-Brunwasser-Activism_Alec-Legislators_Homelessness_Homelessness-160531-687.html

 

Former Mayor Campbell Calls Braves Departure from Atlanta “Blasphemous”

11 Alive television news

http://www.11alive.com/news/local/former-mayor-campbell-calls-braves-departure-from-atlanta-blasphemous/222918610

 

Preserving Sweet Auburn, One Block at a Time

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription only)

http://www.myajc.com/news/lifestyles/preserving-sweet-auburn-one-block-at-a-time/nrR2j/

 

Update: Federal Judge Sanctions City of Atlanta for Missing Deadlines

Fulton County Daily Report

http://www.dailyreportonline.com/id=1202758940929?slreturn=20160431234632

 

Georgia AG’s Switch on Transgender Suit Reflects National Debate Over Standing, Ripeness

Fulton County Daily Report

http://www.dailyreportonline.com/id=1202758820798/Georgia-AGs-Switch-on-Transgender-Suit-Reflects-National-Debate-Over-Standing-Ripeness

 

From Tehran to Atlanta: Social Justice Lawyer Azadeh Shahshahani’s Fight for Human Rights

Counterpunch

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/05/31/from-tehran-to-atlanta-social-justice-lawyer-azadeh-shahshahanis-fight-for-human-rights/

 

Gwinnett County Eliminates Red Light Cameras

CBS 46 television news

http://www.cbs46.com/story/32106628/gwinnett-county-eliminates-red-light-cameras

 

Louisiana Superintendent John White Sues Citizens who Made Public Records Requests

Deutsch 29, WordPress

https://deutsch29.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/la-superintendent-john-white-sues-citizens-who-made-public-records-requests/

 

Los Angeles Using Health Care Funds to Buy Apartments for Homeless

Stat

https://www.statnews.com/2016/05/13/homeless-housing-skid-row/

 

Tenants don’t like order to “like” Landlord on Facebook – or else

Associated Press via Oregon Live

http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2016/05/tenants_dont_like_being_told_t.html

 

Homeless in America – the Journey Home (Remarks by Israel Bayer of Street Roots newspaper)

Ted Talk via Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQxONmmvOnI

 

Subsidized rent, but nowhere to go – homeless vouchers go unused

Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-homeless-vouchers-snap-story.html

 

Computer Vision Syndrome Affects Millions

New York Times

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/05/30/computer-vision-syndrome-affects-millions/

 

Iceland Plans Crackdown on AirBNB after Rentals Surged 124 Percent

Vocatic

https://www.vocativ.com/323840/iceland-plans-crackdown-on-airbnb-after-rentals-surged-124-percent/

 

World’s Low-cost Economy Built on Backs of 46 Million Modern-day Slaves

Common Dreams

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/05/31/worlds-low-cost-economy-built-backs-46-million-modern-day-slaves

 

(END/2016)

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