All Articles on Poverty

A Haitian man sells used shoes in Port-au-Prince amidst earthquake damage on January 9, 2012. (Photo: THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP via Getty Images) Views
10 Years After Haiti’s Earthquake, A Crossroads
For decades, Haitian capitalism has let the country’s poor barely survive, or die in the earthquake rubble of the slums, while its wealthy thrived.
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In Response to Oxfam Inequality Report, Sanders Calls for Global Movement to Counter 'Greed of Billionaire Class'
The White House hopeful emphasized the need to bring people across the globe together to work for "a world of economic, social, political and environmental justice."
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The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, speaks to thousands during his “I Have a Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Aug. 28, 1963 (Photo: TNS) Views
Dr. King Called On Us to Express the Better Angels of Our Souls
Dr. King’s commitment provides a wonderful example for all of us, but particularly for the young. By the wisdom of his teaching, the justice of his cause, the intensity of his commitment, he helped transform America.
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The solutions come from we, the people. The solutions come from the populace living at the sharp end of inequality. (Photo: World Economic Forum/Pascal Bitz/flickr) Views
Don’t Listen to Davos. We, the People, Have the Solutions to Inequality
The UK, a nation of food banks and Ferraris, ranks as the world’s sixth-richest economy. Advocates are demanding change.
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Despite CNN's grandstanding claims that Sanders has not provided a price tag on his health plan, he repeatedly says that Medicare for All will cost $30 trillion or a bit more over 10 years. (Photo: CNN) Views
7 Pointed Questions for Corporate Media About Their Anti-Progressive Biases
Over the last year, corporate outlets have continuously portrayed progressive reforms as scarily left-wing despite poll after poll showing they are broadly popular.
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 Dr. King was a troublemaker, in the best sense of the word. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Views
Dr. King's Radical Revolution Of Values
Dr. King’s spirit lives on in the new Poor People’s Campaign, and in every place radicals gather to change the world.
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Clarice Akinyi washes clothes in Mashimoni village, Nairobi, Kenya News
Blaming 'Flawed and Sexist' Capitalist System, Oxfam Report Finds 2,153 Billionaires Wealthier Than 4.6 Billion of World's Poorest
"Our broken economies are lining the pockets of billionaires and big business at the expense of ordinary men and women. No wonder people are starting to question whether billionaires should even exist."
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Trump's Racist Demagoguery Only Works, Says Sanders, Because Too Many Americans Feel Establishment Has 'Failed Them'
"Bernie Sanders teaches Demagoguery and Fascism 101 to a very skeptical New York Times editorial board."
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Homeless residents gather outside their tents on a sidewalk in Los Angeles, California on January 8, 2020. - California Governor Gavin Newsom said his state budget will include more than $1 billion directed towards homelessness, in response to a growing crisis on the streets on California's major cities. (Photo:  Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Why Advocates for the Homeless Are Forced to Repeat Themselves Again and Again
Homelessness, at its root, is not about lack of housing. It is about systemic poverty and the instability our tattered social safety net creates.
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Neither GDP nor the Dow is a good measure of economic performance. Neither tells us what’s happening to ordinary citizens’ living standards or anything about sustainability. (Photo: Johannes Eisle/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Here's the Truth: Trump's Economy Is an Absolute Disaster for People and the Planet
It is becoming conventional wisdom that US President Donald Trump will be tough to beat in November, because, whatever reservations about him voters may have, he has been good for the American economy. Nothing could be further from the truth.
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