Category: Poverty

Robin Scher: Pandemic May Have Left Over 250 Million People With Acute Food Shortages in 2020

As Black and Latinx families experience disproportionate food insecurity, experts warn of famine in dozens of countries

Sam Pizzigati: The ‘Pre-Existing Condition’ That Doomed the U.S. Covid Response?

The answer from a blue-ribbon medical commission on the Trump years: decades of rising inequality

Azeezah Kanji: Homeless Encampment Evictions Highlight the Cruelty of Capitalism Amid COVID

The stifling inequality engendered by capitalism takes lives, sometimes quickly and often slowly. With encampment evictions, the state punishes those being suffocated for gasping to breathe

Michael Sainato: Billionaires add $1tn to net worth during pandemic as their workers struggle

Companies’ attempts at hazard pay have been paltry and fleeting as employees are threatened for protesting working conditions

Sam Pizzigati: In 2021, Let’s Ring a Global Alarm — on Inequality — that Everyone Can Hear

Our task ahead: preventing a deeply unequal world from recreating pre-pandemic business as usual

Ricardo Salvador: Leading Scientist Says Hunger Is a Deliberate Choice by Those in Power

“It’s important to remember that hunger does not always happen because of natural disasters. It is often the result of things that we do to each other deliberately.”

Francesca Mari: What’s Between 30 Million Americans and an Eviction Tsunami?

Only government intervention can keep millions of Americans housed

Paul Buchheit: Inequality Gone Viral: The Obscene Numbers

Something has to be done to heal the rupture in the sickened body of our nation

William I Robinson: The Global Police State

A critical look at the terrifying rise in the control of ‘surplus’ populations

Brett Wilkins: 1 in 6 Families With Children Don’t Have Enough to Eat

“We’re now seeing families who had an emergency fund but it’s gone and they’re at the end of their rope,” said one Texas food bank director.

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