Friday, September 30, 2022

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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New study finds ‘forever chemicals’ in rainwater

Water quality guidelines deem rainwater is now unsafe to drink.

The climate movement was built for a world before climate change—it’s time for a...

We need a mass movement that can deal with climate disasters by training people to both protect and mobilize their communities.

Why are wild horses brutally uprooted from public lands while private livestock can stay?

The Bureau of Land Management is misleading the American people about the nation’s wild horses and burros.

Highland Park victims sue gun-maker, stores over negligence and deceptive practices

Along with the company—which plaintiffs argue violated a consumer protection law—the families and victims sued an online retailer and local gun store.

We need to elect more leaders from the labor movement into government

Electing more union members to councils and mayoral posts will help to combat right-wing attacks on workers and hold local government accountable to the ordinary people it’s intended to serve.