Category: Poverty

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Bill Quigley: Half New Orleans Poor Permanently Displaced: Failure or Success?

Government reports confirm that half of the working  poor, elderly and disabled who lived in New Orleans  before Katrina have not returned.  Because of critical  shortages in low cost housing, few now expect tens of  thousands of poor and working people to ever be able to  return home.   The Louisiana Department of Health and Read more…

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Darwin BondGraham: Dollar Day for New Orleans

Thursday, December 20, 2007 should forever be remembered as a dollar day for New Orleans. The water is long gone, but there’s still suffering in the streets. The city’s homeless population is conservatively pegged at more than 12,000. A massive homeless encampment has grown under the Claiborne Avenue Bridge with scattered campsites in other parts Read more…

Ryne Ziemba: Iraq War Veteran

When Eugene Cherry returned from Iraq to his home in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, his world was turned upside down. He had once been a student at the well-respected Southside College Preparatory School and had then taken classes at Harold Washington College to study medicine. Yet, now he was lucky if he could get Read more…

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Ishara Mahat: Poverty Development and Well being: Ethical Challenges

                         Poverty Development and Wellbeing: Ethical Challenges   Abstract:   Poverty is often seen as having low income and inability to access standardized services for living. However, poverty measures have failed to measure the deprivations which are more detrimental in achieving the human freedom and thereby their  well being. Accordingly, development goal is intended to Read more…

Michael Gould-Wartofsky: Battle for the Block

  In East Harlem, they have organized building by building to reclaim El Barrio from those who would “develop” them out of it. In Chinatown they’ve rolled out a rent strike to win the repairs needed for tenants suffering from landlord neglect on Delancey Street. In the West Village, they’ve mobilized LGBT young people of Read more…

Cindy Sheehan: Collateral Damage: Bethena

Amman, Jordan — Last month when Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Ray McGovern and I took over 300 people and a petition with over a million signatures to Congressman John Conyers (D-Mi, Chair House Judiciary Committee) demanding impeachment, we believed we were morally correct then. Despite Rep. Conyers’ long record of public service to our nation and several Read more…

Tony Pugh: U.S. economy leaving record numbers in severe poverty

WASHINGTON – The percentage of poor Americans who are living in severe poverty has reached a 32-year high, millions of working Americans are falling closer to the poverty line and the gulf between the nation’s “haves” and “have-nots” continues to widen.   A McClatchy Newspapers analysis of 2005 census figures, the latest available, found that Read more…

Am Johal: Unmasking Vancouver’s Olympic Legacy: Poverty Cleansing the Downtown Eastside by Public Policy

As nice smiling Canadians wave their maple leafs and commodified aboriginal logos in anticipation of the 2010 Winter Olympics, poor people are getting fucked over in Vancouver.  And no one seems to care.   Despite all the promises to the contrary, Vancouver‘s Olympic Games have failed to be sustainable.  Instead, slick public relations by VANOC Read more…

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Randy Shaw: Bush Declares War on Homeless, Low-Income Tenants

Blunted thus far in his efforts to expand America’s war to Iran, President Bush has found a target closer to home: America’s homeless and low-income tenants. The Bush budget plan for fiscal year 2008 announced on February 6 slashes key low-income housing programs, while increasing America’s mammoth defense budget by 11%—an increase that does not Read more…

Am Johal: The Obscenity of Vancouver’s Olympic Games: Here Comes Frankenstein

No, we can’t blame it all on the Olympics.  The downtown peninsula was already about to be built up and real estate economics were savouring the asset value of neighbouring Downtown Eastside property.    Oh, but what to do with the poor people?  Kick them off welfare after two years, stop the construction of social Read more…

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