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"My Son Is Not a Personal Problem": How Women Veterans Are Treated as Second-Class Citizens 22.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
This article was published by TalkPoverty.org. Major Jas Boothe is strong. The first time I met her she scooped me up and carried me, like an old-timey groom walking their bride over the threshold. That's a bold move with a new acquaintance, but she has plenty of reasons to be self-assured: She's a veteran, a cancer survivor, and she raised her oldest son by herself, while she was homeless. After she spent the mid-2000s struggling to navigate the Veterans Affairs (VA) system, and finding the resources for homeless women -- and particularly mothers -- lacking, Boothe founded Final Salute to support other veterans struggling to convince the military that their roles as mothers and as soldiers were inseparable. I spoke with Major Boothe about her life and the maze of challenges that women veterans face as members of the military as well as caregivers in their own families. Kate Bahn: Can you tell us a brief overview of what you and your family went through when you were in the army and immediately ...
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An Affordable Housing Movement Is Rising From the Wreckage of the Foreclosure Crisis 22.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Support from readers keeps Truthout 100 percent independent. If you like what you're reading, make a donation! In late September, activists staged actions in 45 cities to draw attention to predatory rent practices and vast cuts to Housing and Urban Development funding. "Renters Week of Action" was partially inspired by a report put out by the Right to the City Alliance (RTC) highlighting solutions to the problems tenants now face after the foreclosure crisis. "The majority of all renters pay an unaffordable rent," Darnell Johnson of RTC told In These Times. "Eviction, rising rents and gentrification are racial, gender and economic violence harming our people." The coordinated actions stem from a long history. The rent control movement gained momentum during the late 1970s and early 1980s, spreading beyond New York City and taking hold in California. In 1978, California voters approved Proposition 13, which lowered property taxes throughout the state. Many believed that the savings would mean lower home ...
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Earthquake in South Korea left 1,500 homeless, dozens injured 16.11.2017 World – The Indian Express
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Greece floods: Atlaest 15 dead, hundreds homeless after heavy rain lashes coast 15.11.2017 World – The Indian Express
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Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu offers aid to Iran after earthquake, says humanity is greater than hatred 15.11.2017 World – The Indian Express
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Poverty Is Largely Invisible Among College Students 14.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Your support is crucial to keeping ethical journalism alive! Donate now to keep our writers on the streets, covering the most important issues and beats. This article was published by TalkPoverty.org. The first time I met an undergraduate who hadn't eaten in two days, I was stunned. The first time I spent the afternoon with a homeless college junior, I cried for most of the night. Now, after a decade of research on food and housing insecurity among college students, I'm just numb. I teach at an urban public university -- a "Research 1," top-of-the-Carnegie-rankings institution. I'm not one of Philadelphia's school teachers; I'm a professor with just one class to teach each term and a big research budget. But those trappings of prestige no longer shield me from the realities of poverty in our city, and more importantly, they don't help my students. Since 2008, my team's  research  on how students finance college has revealed that the main barrier to degree completion isn't tuition; it's having a place to ...
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At least 50 dead in artillery fire, Russian strikes in Syria 12.11.2017 World – The Indian Express
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The Trump Effect, One Year Later: Thousands of Women Running for Office 12.11.2017 Truthout.com
In the year since Trump won the presidency, groups working toward women's political empowerment have reported an unprecedented surge of interest in politics, especially at the local level. Thousands of women who had not considered or embarked on bids for office began stepping up, nominating themselves for everything from school boards to US Congress. 2016 honoree Nadya Okamoto speaks onstage at the L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Celebration 2016 on November 16, 2016 in New York City. When the Harvard freshman saw fellow classmates displaced by gentrification in Cambridge, she launched a campaign to become the youngest city councilmember. (Photo: Brian Ach / Getty Images for L'Oreal) On election night last November, Nadya Okamoto gathered with friends in the dining hall of her dorm at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Okamoto, then 18, wore a Hillary Clinton T-shirt -- earlier that day, she'd voted for Clinton -- and felt "pumped that the first woman in history would be elected." Two years ...
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Steven Mnuchin, Foreclosure King of the US: Secretary of the Treasury for the .01 Percent 7.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
  Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin walks off the podium following a news conference on September 21, 2017, in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images) The stories at Truthout equip ordinary people with the facts and resources to create extraordinary change. Support this vital work by making a tax-deductible donation now! Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin doesn't exactly come across as the guy you'd want in your corner in a playground tussle. In the Trump administration, he's been more like the kid trying to cop favor with the school bully. That, at least, is the role he seems to have taken in the Trump White House. When he isn't circling the Sunday shows stooging for the president, he regularly plays the willing fall guy for tax policies guaranteed to  stoke further inequality  in the US and for legislation that will  remove  just about any consumer protections against Wall Street. Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs partner, arrived in Washington with a distinct reputation. Back in 2009, he had ...
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World Hunger Is Increasing Thanks to Wars and Climate Change 22.10.2017 Truthout.com
Truthout is a nonprofit media organization that survives on a no-frills budget, provided almost entirely by donations from readers like you. Want to make a difference? Make a donation today! Around the globe, about 815 million people -- 11 percent of the world's population -- went hungry in 2016, according to the latest data from the United Nations. This was the first increase in more than 15 years. Between 1990 and 2015, due largely to a set of sweeping initiatives by the global community, the proportion of undernourished people in the world was cut in half. In 2015, UN member countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals , which doubled down on this success by setting out to end hunger entirely by 2030. But a recent UN report shows that, after years of decline, hunger is on the rise again. As evidenced by nonstop news coverage of floods, fires, refugees and violence, our planet has become a more unstable and less predictable place over the past few years. As these disasters compete for our ...
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Canadian First Nations call for eviction of fish farms 20.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
British Columbia protests are rooted in a deeper conversation on Indigenous rights.
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How Hurricane Response Efforts Are Sorting People Into Deserving and Undeserving Poor 12.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Thirty seconds: That's how long it takes to support the independent journalism at Truthout. We're counting on you. Click here to chip in! Hurricanes Irma and Harvey delivered a devastating one-two punch to Texas and Florida, forcing millions to evacuate and leaving thousands displaced . Now, as emergency responders try to help hurricane victims cope with the aftermath of the storm, previously homeless residents are taking a particularly hard hit. In Florida, as officials rushed to open emergency shelters for those forced from their homes by Irma, some residents who had been homeless before the hurricane were forced to wear bright yellow bracelets to mark their status. In St. Augustine, previously homeless people reported that they were not only forced to wear wristbands, but that authorities warned newly homeless hurricane victims to stay away from people with the yellow bracelets because they were criminals, thieves, and drug users. One woman described her experience to a local service provider this ...
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Bigg Boss 11 Episode 8: Live updates 9.10.2017 Entertainment – The Indian Express
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Bigg Boss 11: Evicted contestant Zubair Khan files complaint against Salman Khan 9.10.2017 Entertainment – The Indian Express
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Bigg Boss 11: Zubair Khan gets evicted from the house 8.10.2017 Entertainment – The Indian Express
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Bigg Boss 11 Episode 7: Live updates 8.10.2017 Entertainment – The Indian Express
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‘Bumfights’ actor Rufus Hannah dies at 63 8.10.2017 Hollywood – The Indian Express
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Bigg Boss 11: Jyoti Kumari should leave the house, says poll 7.10.2017 Entertainment – The Indian Express
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Climate Change Refugees Face Militarized Borders 1.10.2017 Truthout.com
Rising seas and raging hurricanes could destroy your town. Drought and mudslides could destroy your livelihood. But none of that matters to those empowered to control a nation-state's territorial boundaries, says author Todd Miller whose book, Storming the Wall, looks at corporate border militarization against climate refugees and the emerging movements for environmental justice. A US Border Patrol agent scans the US-Mexico border while on a bridge over the Rio Grande on March 13, 2017, in Roma, Texas. "In the eyes of the nation-state, a person migrating because of climate reasons is meaningless," says author and journalist Todd Miller. (Photo: John Moore / Getty Images) As more and more climate-ravaged communities are forced to relocate by droughts, floods and superstorms, the business of fortifying borders is booming. In his new book, Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security, Todd Miller travels around the world reporting on the corporate border militarization cash grab, and ...
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Fenceline Communities on Gulf Coast Face Mass Displacement and Toxic Pollution One Month After Harvey 26.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
As many parts of the United States recover from a devastating series of hurricanes, we end today's show with an update from one of the hardest-hit communities along the Gulf Coast. Port Arthur, Texas, is a fenceline community with several massive oil refineries that flooded during Hurricane Harvey. Just last week, a fire at the Valero oil refinery in Port Arthur released nearly 1 million pounds of emissions into the air, prompting residents to stay in their homes for hours. Meanwhile, the 3,600-acre Motiva oil refinery in Port Arthur says it plans to continue a multibillion-dollar expansion of its facility, which is already the largest in the United States. This comes as hundreds of displaced Port Arthur residents whose homes were flooded during the storm continue to live in tents. We speak with environmental justice activist Hilton Kelley, who made history in 2011 when he became the first African-American man to win the "Green Nobel Prize" -- the Goldman Environmental Prize. Kelley is the executive ...
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