Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag: poverty

US poverty statistics ignore millions of struggling American

Who counts as poor in the U.S. today? Measuring the share of the population that experiences poverty is important...

Why haven’t presidential candidates proposed to end the criminalization of poverty?

The Democratic candidates are missing an opportunity to pitch sweeping criminal justice reform as an economic justice issue.

‘Big attack on working people:’ Trump moves to redefine poverty in...

"A novel way to take health care etc. away from people AND make it look like there are fewer poor people – change the formula."

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.

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‘Astonishing’ Texas legal Win tops decades of clean-water heroism

Precedents Set: Big $$ Penalty Fueled by Key Citizen Evidence

 Sometimes, unstoppable anti-pollution champions must get their feet...

Fracking wastewater may trigger earthquakes for decades even after operations cease

"That has some very interesting and I think important consequences for how we understand the hazard posed by oilfield wastewater disposal."

Trump’s send-them-back doctrine

During the height of Stalin’s purges, the great Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich kept a packed suitcase near the door of his apartment. 

A border patrol agent reveals what it’s really like to guard migrant children

The Border Patrol agent, a veteran with 13 years on the job, had been assigned to the agency’s detention center in McAllen,...