• Freedom Under Occupation: Resistance and Repression in Settler States

    Gentrification is not equivalent to settler colonialism or genocide, but it mirrors the process of settler colonialism in many ways, especially in its relationship to the idea of progress. The classical justification for colonialism and imperialism is that it represents the progress of civilization against “backwardness.” Neither colonialism nor gentrification seek to improve the conditions of existing communities, but to displace and replace them in the name of “progress” or more recently “development.”

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