Thursday, January 17, 2019

Tag: poverty

By the best definition, the poverty rate should be tripled

But poverty deniers won't look deeper, because they don't want to admit that anyone willing to work could be suffering in the richest country in the world.

The inequality to be suffered by our children

Unless progressive policies are demanded by American voters, most of our children and grandchildren will suffer from the continuing expansion of a Great-Depression-like wealth gap that already "dwarfs" the rest of the developed world.

The evidence pours in: Poverty getting much worse in America

As one of the most unequal nations in the entire world, America is also, in many ways, one of the most poverty-stricken.

Bernie releases statement on Amazon minimum wage increase

“What Mr. Bezos has done today is not only enormously important for Amazon’s hundreds of thousands of employees, it could well be a shot heard around the world."

Recent disasters reveal racial discrimination in FEMA aid process

But if the FEMA response to recent disasters is any indication, storm victims could face barriers in securing federal aid – especially if they're not white.

Thousands of actions nationwide call for culture of nonviolence

Over the course of a week, tens of thousands of people connected the dots between racism, poverty, greed, war, nuclear weapons and environmental destruction, and called for justice and a new culture of nonviolence.

New data paint an unpleasant picture of poverty in the US

The bad news is that poverty still exceeds the 11.3 percent rate of 2000 and far too many people are poor in a country that is so rich.

In a changing climate, access to cooling is a human right

And each government building, library, or church that opens its doors and offers a cooled space for those who need it, contributes to a growing message that cooling is in fact a human right.

Progressive Briefing for Friday, July 27, 2018

What you need to know about the Democratic Socialists of America, as Trump Administration misses family reunification deadline, children protest "horrific" immigration policy, and more.

The police will keep killing us until we stop criminalizing blackness...

The murder of Harith “Snoop” Augustus by Chicago police is the latest reminder that we must hold our elected officials accountable for upholding a system that devalues Black life.

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Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

Democrats are afraid of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez too. And that’s a good thing.

Chief among the reasons for the tension? Ocasio-Cortez’s apparent support for progressive primary challenges against centrist Democrats.

Majority of Americans support a 70% tax rate for mega-rich

"I don't think it's surprising. What we see, overall, is that the vast majority of Americans know that income inequality is one of the biggest issues of our time."

Arizona activists face jail time for providing life-saving aid to migrants crossing Sonoran Desert

Arizona, activists with the humanitarian group No More Deaths go to trial today facing charges for a slew of federal crimes, all due to their efforts to leave water and food in the harsh Sonoran Desert to help refugees and migrants survive the deadly journey across the U.S. border.

US politicians are selling out First Amendment and country for AIPAC cash

Now Congress is climbing on this shameless anti-Constitutional bandwagon.

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