Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tag: poverty

Getting out of poverty shouldn’t be about luck

I grew up poor and undocumented. Here's what I've learned.

‘Our house is on fire:’ Activists urge G7 to immediately address...

“What we’ve seen is simply rich countries doing too little too late and not taking up their responsibility, and unfortunately this G7 has not changed that at all.”

A plan to end poverty in the United States

A new congressional resolution asserts it’s not only possible to end poverty, but morally necessary.

US voters want government funding to go to healthcare, education, and...

These poll results come as President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Package will be voted on tomorrow in the House.

Child poverty in the US could be slashed by monthly payments...

Fifty years later, Congress and the nation are again debating a major boost in government support for families with children.

How hypocrites in high places have contributed to the riots in...

A decades-long wealth grab by the richest Americans has left millions of Americans on the brink of poverty — and poverty begets violence.

Comparing poverty in India and America

But how does this compare to the worst forms of poverty in other countries?

Day after voting down 10 percent Pentagon cut, 37 Senate Dems...

"We should prioritize eradicating poverty, not war."

Fighting poverty can also fight deforestation, new study finds

A government program to help poor, rural Indonesians through direct cash payments had the unexpected effect of reducing deforestation by 30 percent in participating villages.

The long battle for civilian oversight of the police

Some civilian oversight bodies prompt improvements in policing, but many have little power. Advocates are trying to change that.

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Obama wants his private presidential center on public land—and mainstream media is looking the...

Advocates say an alternate site in Washington Park is less disruptive and more beneficial to the community and the environment.

A global anti-Olympics movement rises to challenge the games’ darker side

“The Olympics Games put tremendous pressure on the host city’s local budget, crash the democratic government process and destroy the environment."

The far right’s new-old war on women

From the Trumpists who attacked the U.S. Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.

The Right’s grotesque, negative learning curve is steadily demolishing its national brand

For a white nationalist base obsessed with “losing its country” (and dominance) to outsiders and non-whites, won’t chronic, severe political whoppers achieve exactly its worst fear?

How Civil Rights Leader Bob Moses used math literacy to push for racial equality

The Algebra Project is a nonprofit dedicated to helping students from historically marginalized communities develop math literacy.