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On the unhoused : The homeless in America are refugees in their own country. Dehumanizing them and playing on the public's craven horror of this disgraceful reality for cynical political ends will always backfire. The unhoused hold a mirror up to a traumatized society that has lost it's capacity to empathize with the most vulnerable among us. These outcasts of our culture, by their very existence, illustrate the cruelty of capitalism.

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John Oliver did his last show on "Harm Reduction", but never said anything about all the volunteers that go to the traumatic sites where homeless, many IV drug users who cannot use in shelters, and risk their lives by abruptly stopping use of opioids, have all belongings seized and are told to go somewhere else. Oliver ONLY addressed IV drug user Safe Use Sites ("legal shooting galleries"), never mentioning the homeless population of IV drug users. When organizations like The People's Harm Reduction in Seattle find out about each of these dehumanizing, traumatic events of "cleaning up encampments" they do whatever they can to minimize the harm, but there are not enough volunteers, and not enough shelters.

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I really want to listen to the full episode, but I don't have a credit card to become a subscriber, because I live in Germany, where they use Giropay. Can I use something like PayPal?

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Katie - You’ve been mislead about the homeless. We have no hope of solving a problem we can’t talk honestly about. The homeless themselves are brutally honest when asked about their situation. They will tell you it’s all about the drugs. Take a look at Michael Shellenberger’s interviews of the homeless. Better yet, conduct your own interviews. If you feel unsafe among the homeless you could interview the families of the homeless.

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Was there more extended interview? Other reasons for FBI visit besides Code Pink?

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