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Just Media Utah (JMU) is a growing collective of organizers committed to fighting oppression by broadening our understanding of the different expressions of exploitation and engaging in struggles that build popular, sustainable power. Unlike the profit-driven corporations that claim to keep us all informed, our efforts will be collaborative, inclusive and non-hierarchical. Most "news" consistently sides with the powerful, which isn't surprising considering how they're funded and who they're own

Maura Sanchez
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Who is Salt Lake City made for?

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Housing Crisis

Urban privilege Across the US cities are becoming increasingly unaffordable, and while SLC has appeared to be an exception to this trend, the city and state are working hard to change this. The most straightforward way to understand the enclosure of urban living is through rents. In concert with ever stagnant wages, rents have near universally climbed. Easily recognizable examples of this process such as New York City, Seattle, and San Francisco may seem far from SLC’s current reality, but trend

Ian Van der Merwe
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A Case for Rent Control

Op-ed
Housing Crisis

For years the real estate industry has waged war against the urban poor. Whether through redlining or gentrification, society's most marginalized citizens have been exploited and systematically oppressed for generations. In Salt Lake County this has taken the form of ever increasing rents where in 2000 the average rent of an apartment was $647, by 2019 it had nearly doubled, reaching an average of $1,153¹. This shouldn’t surprise anyone who spends time in the city, where seemingly no matter wher

Ian Van der Merwe