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Monumental Rubbish: With the Statues Torn Down, What Next for New Orleans?
I’ve been in New Orleans since May 1. I came to visit my mother, who died on May 4, five months shy of her 95th birthday and was buried on May 10. That means I’ve been here through much of this latest round of public cavil over the city’s decision to remove the four most conspicuous monuments to...
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UN Expert Touts Universal Basic Income as "Bold and Imaginative Solution' to Poverty
Amplifying the call for a universal basic income, a United Nations expert has presented a report describing the idea as "a bold and imaginative solution" at a time of growing economic insecurity. "People feel exposed, vulnerable, overwhelmed, and helpless and some are being systematically...
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Don't Let Trump Silence Communities of Color
Thanks to the open internet, a new generation of activists fighting for civil rights and equality has been able to make their voices heard in ways previously unimaginable. Now the Trump administration is trying to turn back the clock and silence them by undoing the Net Neutrality rules. That is...
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Wage Love to End Debt’s Stranglehold
Debt is an age-old means of shaming and controlling poor people. The practice is so commonplace, we hardly notice it. For many, going into debt is the only way to get an education, buy a home, or survive a medical emergency. Shaking off that debt can be impossible for those living on low-wage and...
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Admitting His Contempt, Trump Says 'Poor Person' Shouldn't Run Economy
The former president of Goldman Sachs, that's who you want running things. Not poor people. So said President Donald Trump Wednesday night during a campaign-style rally in Iowa. And for a guy who campaigned on being a champion of regular folks, it was perhaps his most brazen admission to date...
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'The Sky Didn't Fall': Study on Seattle $15 Minimum Wage Proves Critics Wrong
In an analysis bolstering the arguments of those fighting for minimum wage hikes nationwide, a group of University of California, Berkeley economists has found that Seattle's decision to gradually raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour has not hampered job growth, despite the frequent warnings of...
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Day of Rage: London Marchers Denounce 'Corporate Manslaughter' of Grenfell Tower Victims
Outraged Londoners took to the streets of their city on Wednesday to express solidarity with the victims of the recent Grenfell Tower fire and voice anger at the government policies they argue led to the disaster. The "Day of Rage" march, which is taking place on the hottest day of the year so far...
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The World Society Needs to Express Greater Solidarity for Refugees Worldwide
The world is heading into troubled waters as we are witnessing an unprecedented movement of people – refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons (IDPs) alike – fleeing from misery, poverty and conflicts. The refugee crisis that has swept across Europe and the Middle East is becoming the...
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Violence and Persecution Uprooted Record 65.6 Million People in 2016, UN Agency Reports
Nearly 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes last year, the United Nation refugee agency today reported, stressing the “very high” pace at which conflict and persecution is forcing people to flee their homes. The figure equates to “one person displaced every three seconds –...
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Trump Cuts Critical Services to Pay for Wealthy Tax Cuts
At a recent press conference at the U.S. Capitol, Marta Conner told reporters, “My daughter Caroline is alive because of Medicaid.” Caroline suffers from Rett Syndrome , a rare, debilitating neurodevelopmental disease that prevents her from using her hands, talking, and walking. Marta says that...
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