Stories by Laura Gottesdiener

Laura Gottesdiener is a freelance journalist and the author of "A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home," forthcoming from Zuccotti Park Press. subscribe to Laura Gottesdiener's feed

Posted on: Jul 27, 2017, Source: TomDispatch

The rise in so-called "collateral damage"—the slaughter of civilians—by United States’ bombings in Raqqa and elsewhere has exploded in the last six months.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

Two versions of the U.S. destruction of a hospital in Afghanistan.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

The industry has already mined out the majority of all economically recoverable coal.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

Something is rotten in the state of Michigan.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2015, Source:

Detroit is not a city in the midst of a “revival,” as enterprising investors and the national media often claim

Posted on: Nov 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Hint: none of them have anything to do with national defense.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2014, Source: TomDispatch

A journey across a city divided post-bankruptcy.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

Beneath the giddiness of this new energy empire lurks loneliness of an almost indescribable sort.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

Exposing the Dark sides of the investor rush in squeezing profits from America's rental market.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

The real estate market in New York has been a playground of sorts for schemes by huge investors.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2014, Source: Waging Nonviolence

There's violence in the home, violence in the streets, violence of incarceration, violence of one nation against another.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

For 20 years, the Mexican dissidents have been waging a revolution of civil resistance against their government.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2013, Source: Tom Dispatch

Wall Street is at it again—this time, they're turning rentals into the next get-rich-quick bubble.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!

As Obama touts our economic recovery, a new book by Laura Gottesdiener exposes the tragedy of our housing crisis.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

We can run towards a world where atrocities don't happen.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Gruesome death, caught on video, is sparking global outrage.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Yet another university administration makes excuses for failing to protect female students on campus.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The courts ruled that a private social club cannot discriminate against a speaker for his religious beliefs.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

With a viral campaign for one of its transgender brothers, a frat at Emerson College is making headlines this week.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Despite scrutiny, city officials are vowing not to remove Christian prayer at City Council meetings