Zoning Out: How the Trump Tax Cuts are Making Gentrification Worse by Jay Edgar

            You might remember the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. President Trump’s solitary legislative accomplishment secured a massive handout to the wealthiest individuals and corporations, slightly rose taxes on the lower middle class, and enabled longtime Republican-supporting companies like Home Depot to create a positive news cycle for themselves and the party by giving employees a one-time bonus of $100 around Christmas. You know, like … Continue reading Zoning Out: How the Trump Tax Cuts are Making Gentrification Worse by Jay Edgar

A poison. A metal. A god: Settler Colonialism, Mercury, and the Lethal Legacy of Silicon Valley.

The New Almaden Mine has had a huge impact on both San Jose and the bay area as a whole. This piece looks at how current Silicon Valley labor norms have been taken directly from California’s first chemical industry, the New Almaden mine. Additionally, it explores mercury pollution, environmental racism, and the relationship between extraction and settler colonialism. Continue reading A poison. A metal. A god: Settler Colonialism, Mercury, and the Lethal Legacy of Silicon Valley.