Sunday, April 21, 2024

Tag: poverty

Surging hunger in the US signals alarming trend as food aid...

As vital food aid programs expire, millions of Americans face rising hunger challenges, reveals Hunger Free America's 2023 National Hunger Survey Report.

Poverty in America on the rise in 2022 based on Census...

While Supplemental Poverty Measures (SPM) showed sharp increases, childhood poverty more than doubled in 2022.

Child refugees hit record in Latin America, Caribbean as climate crisis,...

"The unprecedented scale of the child migration crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean urgently requires a stronger humanitarian response as well as the expansion of safe and regular migration pathways for children and families," said one international advocate.

Republicans look to give themselves a pay raise after securing benefit...

"House Republicans are moving to give themselves a raise while taking an ax to education, health, and other essential programs that help grow the economy by growing the middle class."

Why the way we measure poverty matters

A national panel is recommending changes to a key poverty measurement. It might sound technical, but the stakes are high.

Prayer helped me survive poverty, but I needed government help too

Our social safety net is flawed but vital. Let’s work together to protect it from political attacks.

Soaring energy prices triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could...

"Unaffordable costs of energy and other necessities will push vulnerable populations into energy poverty and even extreme poverty.”

‘We’re feeding the kids’: Minnesota House passes universal school meals bill

"We give every kid in our school a desk. There are lots of kids out there that can afford to buy a desk, but they get a desk because they go to school," said the Democratic author of the bill, pushing back against GOP means-testing canards.

The quality (or inequality) of life

Poverty in history’s richest nation.

If poverty is a moral issue, then the U.S. is bankrupt

The Poor People’s Campaign, ahead of its June 18 gathering, is calling out the false pro-corporate rhetoric on poverty, wages, and inflation.

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The Fourth Amendment is Not for Sale Act and the battle against government spying

The FANFSA, passed with a 219-199 vote, garnered support from both sides of the aisle, with 96 Democrats and 123 Republicans backing the bill.

20 percent of common produce carry unhealthy levels of pesticides new report says

Of the 59 common produce items evaluated, popular produce like strawberries, green beans and potatoes posed the highest risks.

US diplomacy thwarts Palestinian UN membership amid claims of supporting statehood leaked cable shows

This diplomatic maneuvering seeks to avoid a U.S. veto, which would publicly align the country against Palestinian self-determination.

Progressive International unveils database exposing global right-wing network threatening democracies

This database, which results from a year of meticulous research, exposes the mechanisms through which these forces erode democratic norms and foster geopolitical instability.
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How Trump is following Hitler’s playbook

History shows there are no “one-day” dictatorships. When democracies fall, they typically fall completely.