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Philadelphia Police Worked with Feds to “Infiltrate” Last Summer’s Protests

How Did the PPD Infiltrate Protests? During the uprisings against racist police violence following the murder of George Floyd in June, 2020, the Department of Justice granted increased law enforcement capabilities to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). This unconstitutional move drew immediate criticism from civil rights advocates and legislators who demanded its immediate reversal. […]

The People’s Kitchen: Putting People Over Profits

Ben Miller and Cristina Martinez of South Philly Barbacoa have a vision for Philly: one where peach trees grow along Broad St., hungry people have access to free nutritious meals, immigrant and undocumented workers have good paying jobs and opportunities in the community, and where the people work collectively to make changes that help the […]

Philadelphia’s Food Deserts and the Capitalist System

City residents shopping in Philadelphia’s food deserts face insurmountable and complex hurdles: proximity, affordability and quality. Food deserts, areas in which shoppers have limited access to healthy food, are created by the capitalist system when profit-motive compels private grocery store owners to center their businesses in high income areas, leaving residents in impoverished neighborhoods with […]