Smashing myths on reasons for public housing evictions | The Stringer: by The Stringer
July 20th, 2019
Gerry Georgatos – The Department of Communities Western Australia which incorporates public housing in its regime recently suggested in the media that disruptive behaviour is one of the major underwriters to the Department’s alarmingly high eviction rate of public housing tenants. Wrong.
Western Australia has the nation’s highest eviction rate of public housing tenants. Victoria has less than half the eviction toll from its public housing compared to Western Australia. Victoria has more than twice the number of public houses compared to Western Australia.
Social housing is where after our homeless citizens, our nation’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens live.
Let us set the record straight.
Lindsey Graham Just Said That The Dem Congresswomen Deserved The Racist Attacks Because They Don't Support Trump: “I really do believe that if you’re a Somali refugee who likes Trump, he’s not going to say ‘go back to Somalia,'” Graham said, apparently referencing Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), according to NBC News.
“A racist says go back to Somalia because you’re a Somalian or you’re a Muslim or whatever, that’s just the way he is. More narcissism than anything else.”
Graham was asked about his remarks and claimed that he was “making a joke,” adding that he didn’t “like the idea” of telling anyone to “go back” to the place they’re from.
“I think you can make the case that he’s a narcissist more than you can make he’s a racist,” the South Carolina Republican said. “I mean, I don’t like the idea of telling somebody who’s an American citizen to go home, this is their home.”
A Dallas-born citizen picked up by the Border Patrol has been detained for three weeks | Immigration | Dallas News: But this time was different, Marlon said. He had only a school ID. His brother was carrying only his Texas ID, which can only be obtained with a Social Security number.
“We were confident that we’d be able to pass. We were going to do something good for our futures,” he said. “I didn’t imagine this could happen and now I’m so sad that I’m not with my family,” Marlon said by phone from Reynosa, Mexico, where he is staying with his grandmother.
After two days in detention, Marlon signed a voluntary deportation form.
“I signed because I wanted to talk with my mom. Now, we just have to wait and see and hope that they release my brother,” Marlon said.�
Francisco Galicia told his mother, who lives in Edinburg, that he was detained because he didn’t have his U.S. passport. But she said he did present CBP with his Texas ID.�
Galicia wasn’t allowed to use the phone for the three weeks he was in CBP custody, Sanjuana said. But he has been able to make collect calls to his mother since since Saturday, when Galicia was transferred to ICE’s custody.�
New Twitter bot reminds users to capitalise Indigenous | NITV: Indigibot is not just restricted to Australian Twitter users but is a universal automaton.�
“That’s the awesome thing about it, Indigenous people from other countries are now following it and re-Tweeting about it… it has that universal appeal,” said Mr Heffernan.
Mr Heffernan, who is currently studying IT at Charles Darwin University, said the idea came from a Twitter exchange thread between Twitter users Gulwanyang and Anastasia Kanjere.� �
“Ricky Renuncia”: Half a Million Puerto Ricans Flood San Juan Demanding Resignation of Gov. Rossell� | Democracy Now!: An estimated half a million Puerto Ricans took to the streets of San Juan Monday to demand the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossell�. It was the largest demonstration yet since the massive leak of nearly 900 text messages—many of them graphic and offensive—between Rossell� and some of his closest advisers broke 11 days ago. Protesters blocked a major Puerto Rican highway for hours, chanting “Ricky renuncia!”—”Ricky resign!”—banging on drums and waving Puerto Rican flags. Several businesses and banks closed in solidarity with the national mobilization, with many taking the day off work to attend the protest. At around 11 p.m., police began firing tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who gathered outside the governor’s mansion.