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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), center, sitting next to Michael Weinstein, president and co-founder of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (l) and actor and activist Danny Glover at a panel on the crisis of housing during The Sanders Institute Gathering on Saturday, December 1, 2018. (Photo: Will Allen 2018 / @willallenexplore)
The reason there is a massive housing crisis in the U.S., says Sanders, it is because the priorities are being "set by the wealthiest people in this country and large campaign contributors, not working families."
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A supermarket giant in the U.K. has removed metal spikes outside stores to deter rough sleepers and other "anti-social" elements after people protested that the latest in "defensive urban architecture" treats the homeless as pigeons, rats or other unwashed, unwanted, shoo-go-away vermin. Left Unity argues there are 700,000 empty homes in the country, and no good reasons for anyone to be homeless.