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Belabored Podcast #43: Google and Gentrification

Dissent Magazine, 2/28/2014

This week, Belabored talks to San Francisco-based journalist Julia Carrie Wong about the ugly side of Silicon Valley and how tech giants have unleashed a wave of gentrification across the Bay Area. It seems that, despite their cool, youthful brand image, Google and Twitter are exploiting workers and aggravating inequality much the same way the robber barons of yore did before them. In addition, we hear from Jobs with Justice organizer Kung Feng about the response of community and labor groups to the tech sector’s growing presence in the city.