Saturday, December 3, 2022

Tag: poverty

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.

The keep Africa poor and dependent project

Western powers (dried-up imperial forces) do not want Africa and Africans to flourish and become strong, this is clear to all.

Why are we torching our best tool to end child poverty?

Ada Mae’s beautiful blonde curls are wild on this sunny, mild winter afternoon. I’ve just picked her up from...

The federal poverty line struggles to capture the economic hardship that...

You can’t work your way out of poverty in low-wage jobs.

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.

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Eight reasons why now is a good time for a Ukraine ceasefire and peace...

People all over the world are calling for a Christmas truce, harkening back to the inspirational Christmas Truce of 1914.

Hype about Democrats passing the torch: Don’t get fooled again

While Pelosi quickly endorsed Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to replace her as leader, an overall closer look reveals a problematic record.

Putting ‘profits over people’, Senate rejects paid sick leave for rail workers

Forty-two Republicans—and serial Democratic obstructionist Joe Manchin of West Virginia—voted down Rep. Jamaal Bowman's (D-N.Y.) proposal to include seven paid sick days in the tentative contract.
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Oath Keepers founder guilty of seditious conspiracy for plotting to violently overthrow US gov’t

The case marks the first time in nearly three decades that a federal jury has convicted defendants of seditious conspiracy.

Paying for an overheating Earth

At a time when the major fossil-fuel companies are still raking in staggering profits off their oil and natural gas supplies, as that line straight out of my childhood went: There oughta be a law.