Monday, March 25, 2019

Tag: poverty

Universal basic income is easier than it looks

The Federal Reserve alone could do the job.

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.

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Monsanto loses millions of dollars after Indian farmers switch to indigenous seeds

Monsanto claims that the genetically modified cotton seeds they sell are superior. So why are so many people trying to switch?

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."

Indiana teachers shot with pellets during school shooting drills ‘without warning’

They shot all of us across our backs. I was hit four times. It hurt so bad."

As if it couldn’t get worse, Trump budget would cut all funding for arts,...

The White House says the cuts are part of the elimination of "wasteful or unnecessary spending."

ACLU calls for investigation into police detaining ex-Marine moving into his home

After a police officer held a Marine veteran at gunpoint and handcuffed him while moving into his own house, the Kansas chapter...

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