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UN: Climate Change Will Create “New Great Divergence” Between Rich and Poor 10.12.2019 Truthout.com
Uprisings around the world are a sign that societies are not meeting the needs of most of their ...
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Trump's Christmas gift to millions of poor Americans: A cut to their small food stipend 9.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Congress wouldn't allow Trump to force food stamp restrictions into last year's farm bill. So he made the changes through executive action.

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Fox And Friends Can't Contain Their Joy At SNAP Cuts 6.12.2019 Crooks Liars
Fox and Friends is practically dizzy with glee about cutting nearly 700,000 poor people off from the food stamps program, also known as SNAP by tightening the work requirements for receiving food assistance. Steve Doocy and Emily Compagno announced proudly that their president was continuing to mAkE 'mUrIcA gRaTe by getting lazy moochers off their couches to find a job, already. Star Parker, founder of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, pretended this program was being narrowed because the Trump administration sees your potential, poor people! This has nothing to do with cruelty! They're just helping you not be ...
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The Prophet of Silicon Valley 22.11.2019 Mother Jones
Imagine the tycoons of Silicon Valley engineered a presidential candidate they could really get behind. He would be a man, of course. He would not be a stuffy academic or politician but, like them, a big thinking entrepreneur. He would understand online culture. He would have a slogan that would place technological progress over ideology, […]
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Trump Tax Break For Poor Went To GOP Donor’s Superyacht Marina 20.11.2019 Crooks Liars
ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. The Rybovich superyacht marina lies on the West Palm Beach, Florida, waterfront, a short drive north from Mar-a-Lago. Superyachts, floating mansions that can stretch more than 300 feet and cost over $100 million, are serviced at the marina, and their owners enjoy Rybovich’s luxury resort amenities. Its Instagram account offers a glimpse into the rarefied world of the global 0.1% — as one post puts it, “What’s better than owning a yacht, owning a yacht with a helicopter of course!” Rybovich owner Wayne Huizenga Jr., son of the Waste Management and Blockbuster video billionaire Wayne Huizenga Sr., has long planned to build luxury apartment towers on the site, part of a development dubbed Marina Village. Those planned towers, and the superyacht marina itself, are now in an area designated as an opportunity zone under President Donald Trump’s 2017 tax code ...
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Iowans flocked to Trump in 2016. He betrayed them 17.11.2019 Raw Story
There has been no escape this week from the mainstream media’s wall-to-wall Trump impeachment drama. Yet while the media’s fixation on the Beltway crime wave makes for good television (and newsprint), there is scant attention being paid to the continuing slide of the economic circumstances of tens of millions of American families. This article first […]
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A Trump Tax Break to Help the Poor Went to a Rich GOP Donor’s Superyacht Marina 14.11.2019 Truthout.com
Wealthy donors lobbied Florida's then-Gov. Rick Scott for the tax break and won it. Poorer communities lost ...
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A Trump tax break to help the poor went to a rich GOP donor’s superyacht marina 14.11.2019 Raw Story
The Rybovich superyacht marina lies on the West Palm Beach, Florida, waterfront, a short drive north from Mar-a-Lago. Superyachts, floating mansions that can stretch more than 300 feet and cost over $100 million, are serviced at the marina, and their owners enjoy Rybovich’s luxury resort amenities. Its Instagram account offers a glimpse into the rarefied […]
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Chileans Face State Repression as They Continue Revolt Against Neoliberalism 13.11.2019 Truthout.com
Despite 20 people being killed since the protests began, people are showing no signs of backing ...
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Our Veterans: Who Are They? 12.11.2019 The Moderate Voice

Today we are pausing to honor and thank the men and women who have served and sacrificed in all branches of our military. We know that there are approximately 18.2 million living veterans. But what else do we know about them? To learn more about these men and women, we go to USAFacts, “a non-partisan, […]

The post Our Veterans: Who Are They? appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

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Uprooted: The 1950's plan to erase Indian Country 4.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In the 1950s, the United States government came up with a plan to solve what it called the "Indian problem." It would assimilate Native Americans by moving them to cities and eliminating reservations. The 20-year campaign failed to destroy Native cultures and tribal sovereignty, but its impact is still felt today.
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Iraqis defy crackdown to hold biggest antigovernment protests yet 2.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

Tens of thousands of Iraqis mass in Baghdad, defying a crackdown that has killed scores of people since antigovernment protests erupted a month ago.

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Minimum wage workers win big union victory in anti-union Texas 21.10.2019 Raw Story
While Donald Trump’s Labor Department works to diminish employee rights, organized workers have scored an important victory deep in the heart of anti-union Texas. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner signed an executive order raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2021 for 8,000 people at the city’s two airports. That’s a 65% increase for […]
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Rand Paul gets laughed off the stage by The View crowd: ‘Our audience says that’s not true!’ 11.10.2019 Raw Story
“The View” audience hooted and jeered Sen. Rand Paul for attacking Sen. Bernie Sanders and socialism in a contentious panel discussion. The Kentucky Republican was prompting his new book, “The Case Against Socialism,” but he didn’t find a receptive audience for his claims. “Bernie Sanders’ form of socialism is actually unpopular, and he would never […]
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Wage inequality is surging in California — and not just on the coast. Here's why 10.10.2019 LA Times: Business

Wage inequality has risen more in California cities than in the metropolitan areas of any other state, with seven of the nation's 15 most unequal cities located in the Golden State.

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At least 31 dead after bloody protests erupt across Iraq 4.10.2019 Raw Story
Thousands of protesters clashed with riot police in Iraq’s capital and across the south on Thursday, the third day of mass rallies that have left 31 dead. Defying curfews, tear gas and live rounds, truckfuls of demonstrators gathered to vent anger over corruption, unemployment and poor services in the biggest challenge yet to Prime Minister […]
Former Archbishop Harry Flynn dies at age 86 23.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis announced Flynn’s passing on Monday. On its website, the diocese said Flynn died Sunday evening at the age of 86.
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Vouchers, Tax Credits, Zoning—Can a President Do Anything to Fix the Housing Crisis? 11.9.2019 Mother Jones
America is in the middle of a housing crisis. There is not a single county in the US where a minimum wage worker can afford to rent a two-bedroom apartment. Every night, nearly 553,000 people sleep on the streets in the United States. So, it’s no surprise that the 2020 presidential hopefuls are trying to […]
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Lemon Slams Black Voters Who Prioritize Economy Over 'the President's Racist Behavior' 7.9.2019 NewsBusters
Black unemployment reached a record low of 5.5 percent in the month of August. While CNN Tonight host Don Lemon and his panel acknowledged the statistic Friday night, they did their best to downplay it and rejected the notion that President Trump deserved any credit for the strong economy. In addition, Lemon argued that when black voters go to the polls in 2020, they should prioritize the President’s “racist behavior” over the strong ...
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Economic hardship tied to increase in U.S. suicide rates, especially in rural areas 7.9.2019 L.A. Times - World News

An analysis of suicide rates throughout the U.S. found that counties with more gun shops saw a steeper increase in suicides between 1999 and 2016.

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