Category: Poverty

Josh Hoxie: Help for the Rich, Not You

Big money will pull out all the stops to sell you a tax plan that exclusively benefits the wealthy. Don’t buy it

Hanna Brooks Olsen: Stop telling poor people what to do

The key question is how to change the economy to fit the needs of everyone, not how to change everyone to fit the needs of the economy

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David Bacon: Review: In The Fields of the North

A new bilingual book by David Bacon offers both a dramatic antidote to the deplorable reality of racism and a majestic life-affirming view of these hidden women, men and children

Dominic Rushe: Working six days a week and homeless

Fran Marion and Bridget Hughes are leading voices in Stand Up Kansas City, part of the Fight for $15 movement that aims raise the minimum wage across the US

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Vijay Prashad: End of the social contract

Harshness towards the vulnerable defines President Donald Trump’s agenda

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Ben Dangl: War And The Poor

It is fitting that while President Trump traveled the world, sealing a weapons deal with Saudi Arabia, he would drop his own kind of bomb on the American people: his budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, titled, of course, “The New Foundation for American Greatness.”

Marc Lamont Hill: Neoliberalism’s “Nobodies”

“The Vulnerable Have Entered a More Precarious State Than Ever”

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John Feffer: The Hunger President

There are now 1.4 million children at risk of dying from famine. No one apparently has shown Donald Trump, or his daughter Ivanka, any photos of these at-risk children. So, the U.S. president is comfortably ignoring this statistic.

Saru Jayaraman: On the Backs of Women

Most consumers do not know the extent of poverty, discrimination, and sexual harassment faced by millions of women in the restaurant industry

Phil McKenna: Hope, Then Misery

The losing fight over the Dakota Access oil pipeline has brought into high relief the dire living conditions of the Standing Rock Sioux and other Native Americans

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