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How North Carolina Transformed Itself Into the Worst State to Be Unemployed 2.7.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published in partnership with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. By March, when the coronavirus began accelerating through the United States, Shawn Hill-Watkins had been working as a cashier at a Food Lion supermarket […]
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How North Carolina transformed itself into the worst state to be unemployed 30.6.2020 Raw Story
By March, when the coronavirus began accelerating through the United States, Shawn Hill-Watkins had been working as a cashier at a Food Lion supermarket in High Point, North Carolina, for seven months, taking three buses to work and back each day. She couldn’t afford the groceries she was ringing up for customers, but she had […]
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The Foster System Is a Battleground for the Racist War on Drugs 28.6.2020 Truthout.com
A new report exposes the foster system as rife with racist drug war attitudes and state ...
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Poverty Is Expected To Rise After CARES Act Relief Expires 23.6.2020 Crooks Liars
The rise in poverty many economists projected as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has been largely avoided, capped by the relief bills passed in March, two new studies posit . But the one time payment of $1,200 per person was just one time, and the extra assistance in unemployment benefits, as well as their extension to contract and gig workers, ends at the end of July with no apparent intention on the part of Mitch McConnell and the Republican Senate to extend it. Not everyone has avoided destitution, the studies point out, and many people have experienced food insecurity and homelessness in the long delays before assistance reached them. Others have been excluded because they don't qualify, particularly undocumented workers even if they have American children. But, says Zachary Parolin, with Columbia University's team forecasting this year's poverty rate, "Right now, the safety net is doing what it’s supposed to do for most families—helping them secure a minimally decent life. […] Given the ...
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‘Incompetent’ Trump botched the pandemic response and should resign: Washington Governor Inslee 20.6.2020 Raw Story
Speaking to Salon on Thursday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D.) explained that President Donald Trump has failed the people of his state — and declared that the best thing he could do for them is resign: “We have our hopes.” This article first appeared in Salon. The two politicians, Inslee and Trump, have been locked in […]
Life On Welfare Isn’t What Most People Think 15.6.2020 Crooks Liars
Tom Mould , Butler University When Americans talk about people receiving public assistance – food stamps, disability, unemployment payments and other government help – they often have stereotypes and inaccurate perceptions of who those people are and what their lives are like. Statistics can help clarify the picture by challenging false stereotypes of undeserving people gaming the system, but people’s stories about their own experiences can be more memorable and therefore more effective in changing minds. As an anthropologist and folklorist seeking to better understand life on public assistance, I have worked with a team of researchers in North Carolina over the past seven years, recording stories people tell about welfare in America. We’ve talked to more than 150 people and recorded over 1,200 stories and found that the stories people tell about aid recipients rarely match up with the stories told by people actually receiving ...
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Spiraling Eviction Crisis Threatens More Renters With Homelessness 14.6.2020 Truthout.com
The patchwork of legal protections for renters that emerged at the start of the pandemic is unlikely to stem the ...
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Buffalo Catholic bishop honors Martin Gugino after he’s attacked by police and smeared by Trump 11.6.2020 Raw Story
Martin Gugino was finally released from the hospital Wednesday after a severe head injury from being shoved by Buffalo police during the Black Lives Matter protests in the city. Now Catholic Bishop Edward Scharfenberger is correcting the record on false news stories from the right-wing One America News Network. Gugino is known by his community […]
Racist Violence Can’t Be Separated From the Violence of Neoliberal Capitalism 9.6.2020 Truthout.com
Neoliberal society is built on the myth that economic prosperity is hermetically sealed from racial and social ...
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Will Our Future Be Organized By the Rich or the Poor? 4.6.2020 Truthout.com
Will Our Future Be Organized By the Rich or the Poor?
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Op-Ed: How the COVID-19 pandemic has created dire legal problems for the poor 19.5.2020 LA Times: Commentary

That's why Congress' new coronavirus relief measure needs to increase funding for free legal services by $1 billion.

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Two coasts. One virus. How New York suffered nearly 10 times the number of deaths as California. 16.5.2020 Raw Story
By March 14, London Breed, the mayor of San Francisco, had seen enough. For weeks, she and her health officials had looked at data showing the evolving threat of COVID-19. In response, she’d issued a series of orders limiting the size of public gatherings, each one feeling more arbitrary than the last. She’d been persuaded […]
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From opera to bread line: Italy’s surge in the ‘new poor’ 14.5.2020 Raw Story
Within 10 minutes, all the food was gone. For years, the Ronda della Solidarieta (Solidarity Patrol) charity has served up free dinners twice a week for Rome’s needy, passed out at twilight in the shadow of the city’s ancient ruins. But as Italy begins to feel the effects of its most punishing economic crisis since […]
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Let’s Imagine a Post-Pandemic Era With Less Policing and No New Jails 9.5.2020 Truthout.com
During this crisis, we can learn from the people who have been imagining and creating new ways of being in ...
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Judith Butler: Mourning Is a Political Act Amid the Pandemic and Its Disparities 30.4.2020 Truthout.com
This is the time to question the conditions that have structured the magnitude and disparities of this ...
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Inequality and the coronavirus: How to destroy American society from the top down 26.4.2020 Raw Story
My mom contracted polio when she was 14. She survived and learned to walk again, but my life was deeply affected by that virus. Today, as our larger society attempts to self-distance and self-isolate, my family has texted about the polio quarantine my mom was put under: how my grandma fearfully checked my aunt’s temperature […]
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In the Face of COVID, Let’s Reorganize Society Around the Needs of the Poor 21.4.2020 Truthout.com
It should no longer be possible to ignore the structural crisis of poverty and inequality eating away at ...
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The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Making the Housing Crisis Even Worse 19.4.2020 Truthout.com
Millions who are now unemployed must scramble to figure out how to pay their rent or ...
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The coronavirus pandemic is making the US housing crisis even worse 17.4.2020 Raw Story
Ninety-five percent of Americans have been ordered to stay at home to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. As a human geographer who studies experiences of home and housing, I find a certain irony to these orders, particularly when wrapped in messages such as “Stay Home and Stay Safe.” Even as almost all Americans are […]
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New York Officials Caused More Deaths to Maintain the “Illusion of Education” 10.4.2020 Truthout.com
City leaders are still talking grades and achievement when they should be caring for students’ needs, says one ...
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