Topic: Poverty

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Finding a cure to the resource curse

Ghana outstrips Uganda on most indicators of democracy, development and governance, yet Uganda is much stronger wh...   [ continue reading...]

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Aristides de Sousa Mendes: a light in the dark

Aristides de Sousa Mendes chose his conscience over his orders. His altruism should be an example for all those st...   [ continue reading...]

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Poor People in the US Will Face Growing Exposure to Natural Disasters

Every year, major earthquakes, floods and hurricanes occur. These natural disasters disrupt daily life and, in the worst cases, cause devastation. Events such a...   [ continue reading...]

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Battle to Oppose Water Privatization Returns Greece to Front Lines of EU Crisis

In late September 2016, the Syriza administration laid the groundwork to begin Greece's water privatization, achieving a majority of 152 parliamentary vote...   [ continue reading...]

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Amid the Blaring Headlines, Routine Reports of Hate-Fueled Violence

by Joe Sexton Last Wednesday, July 19, was something of a busy news day. There was word North Korea was...   [ continue reading...]

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In Philippines, Rural Women Bear the Brunt of Both Climate Change and Conflict

The impact of climate change is exacerbated by conflict and poverty, resulting in the widening income inequality between women and men. The post In Philippines,...   [ continue reading...]

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This Left Challenger Is Showing How to Use Progressive Economics to Flip Trump Country

The mid-term elections are more than a year away, and already four Democrats in Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional district—long-held Republican terr...   [ continue reading...]

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Gaza: ten years of economic blockade

Supporting BDS will hasten an end to the siege on Gaza and help lance a running sore in the Middle East and intern...   [ continue reading...]

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Brexit and the global south: Why it’s time to end free trade imperialism

After Brexit, Britain must prioritise trade justice for the poorest countries of the world. At t...   [ continue reading...]

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Modern-Day Eugenics? Prisoners Sterilized for Shorter Sentences

A Tennessee judge says he wants to give inmates a chance "not to be burdened with children." A Tennessee county has greenlit a modern-day eugenics program...   [ continue reading...]

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The Pittsburgh Conundrum

This article appears in the Summer 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here. Forty years after the decline of the steel indus...   [ continue reading...]

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Has the Moment for Environmental Justice Been Lost?

by Talia Buford Given how President Donald Trump has taken aim at the Environmental Protection Agency w...   [ continue reading...]

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In Chicago and Beyond, Bail Reformers Win Big in Fight to End Money Bail

Cook County, which includes Chicago, is poised to become the largest jurisdiction in the country to stop incarcerating people pretrial just because they cannot...   [ continue reading...]

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Ohio Politician Pushes "Let Them Die" Proposal in Response to Opioid Overdoses

Let them die. That's Middletown, Ohio, City Council member Dan Picard's barbaric "solution" for the opioid epidemic ravaging his town and much of the rest of t...   [ continue reading...]

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Government Seeks to Run Roughshod over Ugandans’ Land Rights

Expand A gold mine near Nakibat and Nakiloro, Rupa, Moroto. © 20...   [ continue reading...]

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At the Bullfrog, Those Left Behind by the Global Economy Find Relief—and a Place to Talk Trump

I went to the Bullfrog looking for Dan and Rhonda. Or rather, looking for their pasts. I knew Dan was living on the streets of downtown Chicago and Rhonda had...   [ continue reading...]

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John Berger and the Booker Prize

Clarity is more important than money. Paris 1974: a campaign is launched (photo, Judith Herrin)...   [ continue reading...]

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13 Bright Spots and Optimistic Thinkers Challenge the Dark Future of Trump

Positive views and a good sense of progressive history will help us fight the Trump disasters. We all recognize the darkness that has descended upon us as...   [ continue reading...]

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The Perils of $7.25

(Photo: AP/Mike Groll) A man listens to a speaker during a rally to raise the minimum wage outside a McDonald's restaurant at the Empire State Plaza c...   [ continue reading...]

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Four Charts That Show Who Loses Out if the White House Cuts Food Stamps

The White House has proposed cutting 25 percent of SNAP's budget -- about US $193 billion -- over the next decade. SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assist...   [ continue reading...]

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