Category: Poverty

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Paul Street: A Tale of Two Protests

What a difference nine days can make in the life and death of a social movement

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Danny Schechter: Will The Greediest Support The Neediest?

Nowhere in any of this is a sense of what has happened to the economy with its great gaps and disparities, or the findings that New York is the most divided city in the world

Romi Mahajan: Debt and Death in the Indian Hinterland

These are two suffering families out of millions of farmers whose lives are getting increasingly desperate by the day

Chris Herring: Fallacies of the Jungle Eviction

Expelled from all other public spaces by the region’s criminalization of the poor, they have now been pushed into more remote, dangerous, and unsanitary jungles

Bernie Sanders: An Economic Agenda for America: 12 Steps Forward

Speech on the Senate floor about a 12-step plan to combat the 40-year decline of the middle class and rampant inequality

Robert Borosage: Low Wage Workers: “We Can’t Breathe”

The question soon will be who stands with those in motion and who stands with a status quo that clearly cannot hold

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Cynthia Peters: Research This!

A recent study funded by the McArthur Foundation found that in disadvantaged neighborhoods, black women are facing eviction at an “alarming rate.”

Emilio Godoy: Inequality in Mexico Is All About Wages

“What better social policy could there be than one that directly tackles the distribution of income?”

Jon Queally: Study: More Homeless Children Now Than Any Point in US History

A new report on child homelessness in America finds that 2.5 million children experience homelessness annually

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Laura Gottesdiener: Two Detroits, Separate and Unequal

A Journey Across a City Divided

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