Category: Poverty

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John Pilger: Britain’s Class War on Children

Study after study shows that the people who suffer and die early from the diseases of poverty brought on by a poor diet, sub-standard housing and the priorities of the political elite and its hostile “welfare” officials — are working people

Raj Patel: Causing Hunger in U.S. and Across the Globe

Food insecurity in the U.S. has intensified after the expiration of federal assistance programs in the CARES Act, and the United Nations World Food Programme predicts acute hunger could affect 270 million people worldwide by the end of 2020 — an 82% increase since the start of the coronavirus pandemic

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David Rosen: After Covid: Will the Recession Become a Depression?

More ominous, a greater economically structured and unequal system – a postmodern caste system — may come to define the next new normal

Sasha Abramsky: Candidates Focus on the Middle Class, But They Must Also Tackle Deep Poverty

For the kind of unfettered poverty that is being unleashed will, if left unchecked, likely result in massive political turmoil over the coming years and decades

Alex Ferrer, Terra Graziani & Jacob Woocher: Nearly 1,000 Homeless People Died in LA in 2020 as 93,000 Homes Sit Vacant

We cannot rely on the operation of the market to fix our problems because the capitalist market is the problem

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Jon Schwarz: Hunger in America, Especially for Children, Has “Skyrocketed” During Pandemic

Estimates say hunger in US households has tripled since 2019, and about 5 million school age children sometimes or often went hungry in 2020. This increase has nothing to do with a shortage of food. It is purely the result of political decisions.

Mike Hastie: When Homelessness Hits the Wall

It is amazing what people will talk about when they just want someone to hear their story

The Poor People's Campaign: Our Demands

We are coming together to break the silence and tell the truth about the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and our distorted moral narrative

Jessica Myers: Experts fear pandemic could spur dramatic spike in homelessness

“It will be a bigger crisis than we can imagine if we don’t act soon.”

Mel Gurtov: The World Bank’s Poverty Illusion

Creating an economy based on social justice cannot be accomplished with quick fixes or “reforms.” It really is a revolutionary enterprise

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