Category: Poverty

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Paul Street: Understanding and Defeating Working Class Nativism

If you don’t believe immigration is used by employers to depress living and working standards in the U.S., then take a job in any U.S. factory that has a significant number of unpleasant low-skill tasks

T.J. Coles: Why The Poor Stay Poor

The devastating wars raging across the Middle East can be explained in large part by America’s commitment to a doctrine of global militarism called “full spectrum dominance

Sam Husseini: Sanders Shouldn’t be in Vermont, He Should be in Brazil

The power of the establishment rests in large part because of its global connections. But progressive forces have been reluctant to wield such power

Rajesh Makwana: No recognition of ‘One Humanity’ at the World Humanitarian Forum

The ongoing failure of UN Member States to safeguard the most vulnerable was most recently demonstrated by policymakers meeting at the World Humanitarian Summit

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Bernie Sanders: Community Conversation on Poverty

In 2014, over 35 percent of the residents in McDowell lived in poverty, including nearly half of the children

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Steve Early: The Last Hurrah in Richmond?

Even Bernie Sanders, now the nation’s foremost critic of big money in politics, seems taken aback by the scale of Chevron spending on Bates’s behalf.

Edward Morris: Why Bernie’s Right About Glass-Steagall

Most observers think Sanders is on a quixotic quest and, with Wall Street’s political power, the chances of any revival of Glass-Steagall are, like his election to the presidency, slim. Yet Sanders has a strong argument, one that can be effectively made using Citigroup

Chris Arnade: Mocked and forgotten: who will speak for the American white working class?

When you listen to poor people who work with their hands, you hear a uniform frustration and a constant anxiety – but it’s not just about economic issues

Victor Tan chen: All Hollowed Out

The lonely poverty of America’s white working class

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Kathy Kelly: Surveillance and Surveys

The U.S. invests billions in “intelligence” yet young Afghans provide more useful information about the majority of Afghans

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