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: Aug 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

According to a new study an annual income of $75,000 is required to achieve happiness.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2012, Source: Waging Nonviolence

These activists aren't waiting for the law to catch up.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2012, Source: Waging Nonviolence

The city has tens of thousands of of vacant, bank-owned homes and as many homeless citizens. Supply and demand seems to have gone haywire.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The expansion is a classic too-big-to-fail project -- and you or your kids may be picking up the $5 billion tab.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Advertised as a way to target and deport “criminal aliens,” the reality is that Secure Communities is itself the danger.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Rapinoe joins a small but growing club of elite women's athletes who have come out publicly.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

As foreclosures continue to put historic pressure on the nation’s rental market, slumlords now have more opportunity than ever to prey on the most vulnerable of tenants.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2012, Source: Waging Nonviolence

Across the country, homeowners, activist organizations, lawyers, unions and Occupiers are uniting to create a direct-action campaign against foreclosures.

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