The latest numbers are a moral outrage and a wake-up call.
If the United States were to update the way we measure poverty, we’d find that about 28 percent of American families of four are now living in poverty.
While the President honored MLK’s work for civil rights and economic justice, he did not mention King’s equally important work against the Vietnam War and U.S. militarism.
The rich guys are winning–in a rout.
There are 46.2 million Americans living in poverty.
The tea party and its ilk offer us only cold cups of bitter tea while serving up fountains of champagne to the super-rich, Wall Street, and big corporations.
As long as the poor remain invisible and voiceless, homelessness and hunger will continue to grow.
Instead of giving two cheers to sweatshops, we should alter the policies that cause poverty in the first place
Maybe racial discrimination will truly fade someday, but don’t count on it for now.
Congress is debating whether to slash more than $1 billion from Head Start to give trillions of dollars in tax cuts to the richest Americans and corporations.
This downloadable pdf fact sheet answers frequently asked questions about the implications for the developing world of taxing financial speculation.
Living in the Crossfire is an exhaustive study of the violence that touches the daily lives of Rio de Janeiro’s favela residents caught in the crossfire between the traffickers that control the favelas and police officers. This book provides vivid accounts from favela residents, human rights activists and policy makers. It offers an analysis of public policies to address this grave problem while pointing out the underlying social and economic problems that exacerbate the situation.
By the time we’ve had enough, it will be too late.
Boosting it would help our lowest-paid workers as well as the entire economy.
Despite lacking necessities like food and health care for millions of Americans, some still tout the U.S. as a shining example of success.