Chris Hedges On The Roots Of Rage In Tinderbox America

By Russell Mokhiber, Morgan County USA. -

Former New York Times reporter Chris Hedges went on the Jimmy Dore Show this week to discuss the roots of rage in Tinderbox America. “The reaction by CNN and the mainstream media was quite [...]

Free Grocery Store Opens In District With High Number Of Poor Students

By Janelle Griffiths, NBC News. -

This month, the principal of Linda Tutt High School in the small town of Sanger, Texas, said he was approached by an eighth grader eager to share that he had bought a three-in-one men's shampoo, [...]

The US Undercounts People In Poverty By 106 Million

By Cassie M. Chew, Sojourners. -

Suppose the total annual income of a family composed of a mother, father, great-aunt, and two children living outside of a major metropolitan area came to $32,000 in 2019. Although their income [...]

Indigenous-Led Patrol Keeps Peace, Assists People In Inner City

By Chad Pawson, -

An Indigenous-led patrol in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside is hoping for funding from the city so it can expand to provide services similar to a well-known patrol in Winnipeg. The Sweet Grass [...]

Book Review: ‘The Myth And Propaganda Of Black Buying Power’

By Margaret Kimberly, Organisation for Propaganda Studies. -

Dr. Jared A. Ball’s new book, “The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power” explains the history of the black “buying power” canard. It is a commercial and political propaganda tool for the [...]

New Zealand Is Infusing Policing With A Social Work Philosophy

By Serena Solomon, Reasons to be Cheerful. -

A call for help from domestic or family violence is made on average every four minutes in New Zealand, whose high statistics regularly top global lists. And South Auckland is the country’s ground [...]

Call To Stop Shutting Off People’s Power For Good

By Greg Harmon, Deceleration. -

Across San Antonio, the virus was hunting. Food insecurity was high. Mass layoffs and terminations rolled on. And it was hot. Hundred-degree days scorched much of July. Yet the lights and air [...]

Urgent Need For Further Relief

By Chad Stone, Claire Zippel, Alicia Mazzara, Catlin Nchako and Arloc Sherman, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. -

Policymakers returning to work after the election must redouble their efforts to negotiate a robust relief package to address the critical health and economic challenges facing the nation. With [...]

Paradise For Human Victims Of Corporate Persons

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

Any day now, Zambia will be the first African country to slip into a private debt default. It can only pay interest on the $3 billion in dollar-denominated bonds if it totally ignores the needs [...]

A Milestone For South African Shack Dwellers Movement

By Pan Africanism Today Secretariat, Black Agenda Report. -

The shack dwellers’ movement of South Africa marked 15 years of struggle for land, housing and dignity on October 4. It held a seminar, Sifike kanjani la? (How did we get to where we are?) and, [...]

Pandemic Could Push Up To 150 Million Into ‘Extreme Poverty’ By 2021

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams. -

Amid findings that the combined wealth of the planet's billionaires skyrocketed to $10.2 trillion during the coronavirus pandemic, the World Bank warned Wednesday that the public health crisis [...]

Ending Poverty In Yuangudui, China

By Qin Ling, Qiao Collective. -

“Another year passes, but an unprecedented change begins.” Yuangudui’s stunning metamorphosis began on the 23rd of the 12th lunar month in 2013, the traditional Chinese holiday of New Year’s eve. [...]

A New Nonviolent Medicaid Army Is On The March

By Dr. Liz Theoharis and Nijmie Zakkiyyah Dzurinko, -

Across the United States, poor and dispossessed people cannot wait for our politicians to act. This week, in states including Kansas, Maine, Alabama, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Wisconsin, [...]

US Poverty Measure Fails To Meet Government Standards

By Shawn Fremstad, Center for Economic and Policy Research. -

The Census Bureau’s statement that only 10.5 percent of Americans were poor in 2020 is an utterly unreliable and inaccurate claim that does not provide a sound efficient basis for decisions and [...]

Poll: Financial Pain From Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Much, Much Worse’ Than Expected

By Joe Neel, NPR. -

In America's four largest cities, at least half of people say they have experienced the loss of a job or a reduction in wages or work hours in their household since the start of the coronavirus [...]