Sunday, January 19, 2020

Study shows wealth inequality does make a difference in how long you will live

In the UK and US, being rich can add almost a decade of healthy living to a person’s life.

Why are there 40 million people in the US living below

If change can be achieved, it should be a combination of substantial taxes on those with wealth, and programs that offer essential elements of a good life to all in the society.

Bon Jovi feeds the hungry opening the doors to his third community restaurant

"What this restaurant is truly meant to do is empower."

10 good things about 2019

Remembering some of the gains in the difficult year of 2019 can help inspire us for the critical struggles ahead.

We are the majority; we must turn that into power

We are building toward being a movement that can make transformational changes over the next decade.

Kansas City, Missouri implements Zero Fare Transit; first major US city to do so

While other cities such as Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and Denver have floated around the idea, Kansas City is now the first U.S. city to offer fare-free transit.

World’s 500 richest people gained $1.2 trillion in wealth in 2019: Analysis

"A small handful of billionaires should not be able to accumulate more money than they could spend in 10 lifetimes while millions of Americans are living in poverty and dying because they can't afford healthcare."

Helping the homeless: Australian charity turns empty parking lots into safe pop-up accommodations

"By providing a safe, secure and comfortable place to get a good night’s rest, we help restore health, dignity and respect for our guests."

From Alcatraz to Standing Rock: The 50-year arc of Native activism

Tracing the path of pan-Native activism.

Texas nonprofit aims to solve two problems: Homelessness and environmental cleanup

To date, the program has paid out over $100,000 in earned income and helped 24 individuals experiencing homelessness secure stable housing.