Poverty American Style

By Kenneth Surin, Counterpunch -

The US by saying that “in practice, the United States is alone among developed countries in insisting that while human rights are of fundamental importance, they do not include rights that guard [...]

The Criminalization Of Poverty And What To Do About It

By Staff, Job Opportunity Task Force -

In August 2016, the United States Department of Justice issued a report following its investigation into the policies and practices of the Baltimore Police Department. The report was in response [...]

A New Poor People’s Campaign For Moral Revival

By Staff, www.poorpeoplescampaign.org -

By Staff of Poor People's Campaign - The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has emerged from more than a decade of work by grassroots community and religious leaders, [...]

Colorado’s Alamosa Municipal Court Tramples On Rights Of Poor People

By Becca Curry, www.aclu.org -

By Becca Curry for ACLU - Municipal judges have incredible power over the lives of the people who enter their courtrooms. When these judges refuse to follow the law and instead run their [...]

What A Revived Poor People’s Campaign Needs To Do

By Amanda Abrams, www.yesmagazine.org -

By Amanda Abrams for Yes! Magazine - In 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. and his allies started the Poor People’s Campaign, a movement meant to improve the lives of low-income Americans. But King was [...]

Rev. Barber: America Needs A New Poor People’s Campaign

By William J. Barber, II, www.thinkprogress.org -

By William J. Barber, II for Think Progress - In a spectacle of religious hypocrisy last week, preachers who say so much about what God says so little — and so little about what God says so much [...]

Justice Department Says Poor Can’t Be Held When They Can’t Afford Bail

By Pete Williams, www.nbcnews.com -

By Pete Williams for NBCNews - Holding defendants in jail because they can't afford to make bail is unconstitutional, the Justice Department said in a court filing late Thursday — the first time [...]

A Poor People’s Movement In The Rustbelt

By Jack Shuler, www.truth-out.org/a> -

By Jack Shuler for Truth Out - When Chris Wills got out of prison, he could not find a job. He applied, but no one would hire him because of his record. And then he started using drugs again. In [...]

Marching On The DNC: Interview With Cheri Honkala

By Ann Garrison, www.counterpunch.org -

By Ann Garrison for Counterpunch. It was a struggle but we were adamant and told the ACLU over and over again for 48 hours that we would not change our permit request, and we have won the right [...]

Redistribution Of Health Care From The Poor To The Wealthy

By Samuel L. Dickman et al, www.hpnhp.org -

By Samuel L. Dickman et al for PNHP - US medical spending growth slowed between 2004 and 2013. At the same time, many Americans faced rising copayments and deductibles, which may have [...]

Mumia: Water & Other Capitalist Crimes Against The Poor

By Mumia Abu-Jamal, www.counterpunch.org -

By Mumia Abu-Jamal for Counter Punch - The adage that there are different systems of justice for rich and poor, Black and white, is horrifically confirmed in Flint, Michigan, where the white [...]

Poor More Likely To Live Near Chemical Hazard

By Amanda Starbuck, www.foreffectivegov.org -

By Amanda Starbuck for Center for Effective Government. The Center for Effective Government released a new report and interactive map to coincide with the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The [...]