User: newstrust Topic: poverty
Category: Unemployment
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History Proves We Can’t Count on the Democratic Party for a Green New Deal 23.6.2019
The 1966 failed struggle for the Freedom Budget offers lessons in the fight for a Green New Deal.
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Trump Administration Wants to Redefine the Poverty Line, Shrinking Public Aid 20.6.2019
A government by and for plutocrats wants to define millions of people out of poverty using statistical sleight of hand.
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Bernie Sanders calls fact that minimum wage worker cannot afford 2-bedroom apartment in any US state ‘a national disgrace’ 19.6.2019 Raw Story
For a decade, U.S. lawmakers have kept the federal minimum wage at a level which increasingly leaves workers unable to afford housing. That’s according to a report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC). The group’s 30th annual study of housing affordability found that a worker earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25—which is […]
Time for a Raise for New York Car Wash Workers 18.6.2019
The state legislature could end the subminimum tipped wage for carwashers.
Raising the Minimum Wage Must Be a Central Issue in 2020 Election 17.6.2019
Democrats running for office in 2020 have an opportunity to do what's morally right and politically popular.
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Self-preservation fuels the Democratic base’s lurch to the left — before the rich take it all 16.6.2019 Raw Story
In 2016 all the corporate news media outlets, NPR included, predicted that Trump would lose. They just did not recognize the discontent in America’s rust belt because the economic dislocation that had, and continues to define life there, was just not part of their personal frame of reference. They thought the country was several years […]
Full text: Watch Bernie Sanders deliver speech on why democratic socialism is the ‘only way to defeat oligarchy and authoritarianism’ 13.6.2019 Raw Story
In a speech at George Washington University on Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders laid out his vision of a democratic socialist society and made the case for why an ambitious agenda centered on economic rights for all is the only way to confront America’s deep inequities and defeat far-right authoritarianism. “We must recognize that in the […]
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Getting Poorer While Working Harder: The “Cliff Effect” 11.6.2019
In addition to boosting wages, it will take major policy changes, to offset the skyrocketing costs of living.
How Powerful Mining Corporations Plunder the Global South Without Consequence 9.6.2019
Corporate plunder in the global mining industry is severely aggravating social and economic inequalities.
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Convicts are returning to farming – anti-immigrant policies are the reason 8.6.2019 Raw Story
Prison inmates are picking fruits and vegetables at a rate not seen since Jim Crow. Convict leasing for agriculture – a system that allows states to sell prison labor to private farms – became infamous in the late 1800s for the brutal conditions it imposed on captive, mostly black workers. Federal and state laws prohibited […]
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Workers With Disabilities Are Making Cents Per Hour — and It’s Legal 7.6.2019
Under a 1938 labor law, people with disabilities are paying the economic price while major corporations get rich.
Groundbreaking Reforms Could Finally Grant Protections to Farmworkers 6.6.2019
A landmark court ruling and a new labor law may finally grant New York farmworkers the protections they need.
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Tax breaks usually go to people who own their homes. Cory Booker has another idea. 5.6.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker announced a major plan Wednesday to address the lack of affordable housing in the United States: He would provide a tax credit for renters who spend at least 30% of their income on rent. This program would affect 57 million Americans, 17 million of whom are children, according to […]
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No, Mr. President: China didn’t steal our jobs. Corporate America gave them away 27.5.2019 Raw Story
Trump's trade war points the finger in the wrong direction. China behaved normally; corporate CEOs betrayed us...
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We Have the Means to Fund Reparations. Where Is the Political Will? 26.5.2019
An in-depth look at ways to redistribute wealth to end the U.S.'s multigenerational legacy of white supremacy.
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Alabama Doesn’t Value Its Own Residents’ “Sanctity of Life” 24.5.2019
The state has adopted a raft of cruel policies calculated to make life tougher and shorter for its residents.
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Bernie Sanders will present proposal on behalf of Walmart workers at annual shareholders meeting 21.5.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Every year, Walmart stages a massive, multi-day meeting in Arkansas for the company’s shareholders, not far from the corporate headquarters of the world’s largest retail store. The company’s top executives deliver speeches, its board of directors hears various proposals regarding corporate behavior and governance, and special guests make surprise appearances to keep the masses entertained. […]
Poll: Many rural Americans struggle with financial insecurity, access to health care 21.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
A new poll from NPR, Harvard and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation gives a glimpse into rural life in America today, finding that many people living in rural communities live on the edge financially.
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Alabama governor’s belief in sanctity of life doesn’t seem to extend beyond the womb 17.5.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
After signing the country’s strictest abortion ban into law Wednesday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) explained her reasoning in a statement, citing “Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God.” But that belief is not reflected in the state’s abysmal statistics when it comes […]
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Why the South Needs a Poor People’s Moral Action Congress 13.5.2019
Poor people across the nation will bring their demands to Washington, D.C., next month.
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