Thursday, February 2, 2023

Tag: poor people

A project for survival in these United States

What this country might look like if its politics were so much less top-down and so much more bottom-up.

Poor people aren’t involved in politics. Can activists change that?

Organizers hope to amplify the voices of those who will be hit hardest by Trump's policies.

Part I: 34 ways America’s legal system hurts the poor

A bias against the poor is hardwired into the adversarial, pay-for-services legal system itself, and classism manifests itself in countless individual laws and legal practices.

America’s Criminal Injustice System

Is our justice system broken? More and more people are taking plea bargains for fear of longer sentences, even in cases where they are not guilty.

Evidence That Poor People Aren’t Lazy

Many white conservatives may believe that poor people are just taking handouts, but for many privileged Americans, denial is easier than facing the fact that the hardest workers are those who have to fight their way up from the bottom.

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The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.

Biden wielding DNC to guard against Progressive challenge

"Just 34 percent of Americans describe Biden as honest and trustworthy -- a new low for his presidency."

Pfizer’s record-shattering $100 billion in revenue denounced as ‘sickening’

"A people-funded vaccine should be cheap and freely available."

99% of US coal plants cost more to run than replace with new renewables,...

“There’s a huge opportunity here to invest in coal communities, build local economic resilience and save money in the process.”

Four dark secrets about America

What America needs is a thorough transformation and a reset of the economic and political systems, which are now on dangerous and unsustainable paths.