Mainstream Western media is heavily covering China’s changes to housing, education, and financial regulation policies with much chagrin. For a capitalist system with profit as the goal, restricting for-profit education and housing speculation is a negative. In China, reducing inequality and bringing “common prosperity” are now the official goals.
Tings Chak, researcher at the Tricontinental Institute & a member of Dongsheng News collective, breaks down the major shifts in Chinese politics.
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Eugene Puryear is a longtime journalist and community organizer currently-based in New York City. Eugene helped to organize a number of the large-scale demonstrations that took place against the continuing U.S. war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, he was a key leader In the struggle to free the Jena Six in 2007, and a founder of the anti-gentrification group Justice First, the Jobs Not Jails coalition, DC Ferguson Movement and Stop Police Terror Project-D.C. Puryear is the author of the book Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America, and spent five years in radio prior to helping found BT News.