Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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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.

How hypocrites in high places have contributed to the riots in...

A decades-long wealth grab by the richest Americans has left millions of Americans on the brink of poverty — and poverty begets violence.

Comparing poverty in India and America

But how does this compare to the worst forms of poverty in other countries?

Day after voting down 10 percent Pentagon cut, 37 Senate Dems...

"We should prioritize eradicating poverty, not war."

Fighting poverty can also fight deforestation, new study finds

A government program to help poor, rural Indonesians through direct cash payments had the unexpected effect of reducing deforestation by 30 percent in participating villages.

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How Joe Manchin betrayed America’s working families

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Billionaires ‘had a terrific pandemic’ while inequality killed millions: Oxfam

Oxfam International's latest report on global inequality finds that while the 10 richest individuals in the world more than doubled their collective...

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Personal Interview: Cynthia McKinney What are the prospects for peace?

Cynthia McKinney, an American politician and assistant professor at North South University, Bangladesh, gives an honest assessment of both U.S. foreign and military policy to offer her most current thoughts and insights.