Category: Poverty

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Vijay Prashad: I Will Hold You in My Arms a Day After the War

There is an economic war against the planet, one that has no anti-war movement

The Poor People's Campaign: The PPC Demands National Debate on Poverty

When 250,000 people die every year from poverty, it is time for the presidential candidates to make good on the promises they made during the Poor People’s Campaign Moral Action Congress in June 2019 to push for a debate on poverty

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Vijay Prashad: How Many Millions Did You Make for the Pennies You Gave to the Coolies

As we enter the new year, protests across the planet continue unabated; rising levels of discontent are manifest in both progressive and reactionary directions

Poppy Noor: Republican’s Mockery of Sanders and Socialism Backfires

One in nine Americans lives with insecure access to food. In Wisconsin, where Walker was formerly governor, one in five children live with food insecurity

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Amy Goodman: “State of Emergency”

Special Report on California’s Criminalization of Growing Homeless Encampments

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Frances Fox Piven: Connecting poverty to wealth

‘Poverty Is Not Just a Measure of How Much Cabbage and Potatoes You Need to Live On’

Scott Owen: No Help for the Homeless, Please

Trumps involvement in the homeless crises on any level can only bring more dysfunction and heartbreak to this already most marginalized and helpless and practically invisible segment of our society

Jake Johnson: ‘No One Should Retire Into Poverty’

At Historic Hearing, Progressives Make Case for Expanding—Not Cutting—Social Security Benefits

Alan MacLeod: Media Presenting Horrifying Stories as ‘Uplifting’ Perseverance Porn

What these articles highlight so clearly is not only the grim, inhuman and unnecessary conditions so many Americans are forced to live under, but the degree to which mainstream corporate journalists have completely internalized them as unremarkable

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Vijay Prashad: Revolutions are the Human Race Grabbing for the Emergency Brake

The powerful not only control social wealth; they also control the public policy discussion — and what counts as intellectually correct

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