Poverty

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
"The American Dream is rapidly becoming the American Illusion as the U.S. ... now has the lowest rate of social mobility of any of the rich countries," said U.N special rapporteur Philip Alston. (Photo: Dale Cruse/flickr/cc)
'The persistence of extreme poverty is a political choice made by those in power'
Democracy Now!
Barber is on a 15-state public event tour to address issues of systemic racism, poverty, militarism and ecological devastation.
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Jessica Corbett, staff writer
oxfam
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At a Funeral For A Home commemorating "the slow decline and gradual rebirth" of a West Philadelphia neighborhood and the lives therein, the Unique Miracle Drill Team marched, the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Choir sang "Precious memories, how they linger," and residents gathered to celebrate the long life of a lone rowhouse and, with its demolition, "return its brick, mortar, wood, and steel back into the earth.” The resurrection-themed communal ceremony, in one of five nationwide neighborhoods...