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 [...]

Poor People’s Campaign Begins With Rallies & Mass Arrests Across The Country

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

The Poor People's Campaign kicked off 40 days of civil resistance calling for a new economy where workers have a wage "commensurate for the 21st-century economy," everyone has healthcare through [...]

Patients Protest MedStar’s Policies At Union Memorial Hospital

By Bill Hughes, Baltimore Post Examiner -

A spirited protest action was held at MedStar’s Union Memorial Hospital on Thursday morning, May 10, 2018. The hospital is located at 3333 N. Calvert Street, at 33rd Street & University Parkway, [...]

As Republicans Attach Work Requirements To, Well, Everything, They’re Driving People Deeper Into Poverty

By Bryce Covert, -

Thirteen years ago, when Valeria Haley was eight months pregnant with her oldest son, she decided to enroll in Mississippi’s cash welfare program, known nationally as Temporary Assistance for [...]

The Crime Of Being Poor And Black

By Chris Hedges, -

NEWARK, N.J.—This is the story of Emmanuel Mervilus, who got locked up for a crime he did not commit, whose life was derailed and nearly destroyed by the experience and who will graduate this [...]

America Once Fought A War Against Poverty – Now It Wages A War On The Poor

By William Barber and Liz Theoharis, -

In 2013, Callie Greer’s daughter Venus died in her arms after a battle with breast cancer. If caught early, the five-year survival rate for women diagnosed with breast cancer is close to 100%. [...]

50 Years Later, The Poor People’s Campaign Continues

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Poor People's Campaign, called for by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Although Dr. King was murdered a month prior to the Poor People's Campaign, it [...]

Cook County Data Shows Reforms Haven’t Stopped The Jailing Of People For Being Poor

By Sharlyn Grace, -

Last fall, the Coalition to End Money Bond organized more than 70 volunteers to monitor the implementation of General Order 18.8A in Cook County’s central bond court. The order aims to ensure [...]

Huge Organizing Effort, ’40 Days Of Action’ Launching To Fight Poverty

By Eleanor J. Bader, -

The Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the recently launched Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, one of three kids in a family she [...]

Resurrection City Participant Considers Current Poor People’s Campaign

By George Pauk, Popular Resistance -

My deeply moving experience was to see the Washington Mall filled with African-American and other activists living in poverty conditions. They were on the ground in front of the statue of Abraham [...]

Disability And Poverty For Adults In 2016

By Matt Bruenig, -

In 2016, there were 126.3 million adults between the ages of 25 and 54. Around 7.9 million (6.3 percent) of those adults had one or more of the six serious disabilities tracked by the Census. As [...]

Understanding How Media Protects The Status Quo

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

Corporate media outlets in the United States represent the interests of the wealthy elites. They distract the public with meaningless tidbits such as what a celebrity said or did, rather than [...]

Poverty: American Style

By Kenneth Surin, -

In December last year, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, issued a statement on his 15-day fact-finding mission of some of the U.S.’s [...]

Poor People’s Campaign: City Of Hope

The pilgrim protesters poured into Washington, D.C., from the farms of the South, the cities of the North, the mountains of Appalachia and the deserts of the West. Carrying hammers, nails and [...]

Poor People To March On Washington DC June 2

By Cheri Honkala, Popular Resistance. -

On June 2 in Philadelphia PA from the poorest District in Pennsylvania, Kensington, poor families will gather from across the entire country  in the largest poor people’s march to Washington DC [...]