Tag Archives: Poverty

Lawsuit Filed Against Fort Lauderdale For Anti-Homeless Feeding Ordinance By
Arnold Abbott made national news when he was arrested last November for feeding homeless people. The 90-year-old activist serves food to the homeless along with other volunteers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Now activists are filing...
One Member of Congress = 18 American Households: Lawmakers’ Personal Finances Far From Average By
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. (AP Photo) The median net worth of a member of Congress was $1,029,505 in 2013 — a 2.5 percent increase from 2012 — compared with an average American household’s median net worth of $56,355. Once again, the majority of members of Congress...
VIDEO: Utah Gives Homes To The Homeless As Arctic Temperatures Bring Suffering By
As record-breaking cold weather sweeps across the nation this week, reports from around the nation show how the U.S. homeless population—which has risen dramatically in recent years—are being hit the hardest in the wake of slashed funding that has left shelters overburdened...
The Rise And Fall Of The World’s Poorest Countries By
Cambodian school children head back their home after morning school time at Tnoat Kpoh village in the outskirt of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, March 18, 2013. UNITED NATIONS, Jan 7 2015  - The world’s 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) – a special category of developing...
Wealth Gap Between Rich And Poor Americans Highest On Record By
People line up at the food pantry at Sacred Heart Community Service on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) The gulf between rich and poor people in America has hit a new record. An analysis released Wednesday by...
U.S. Laws Criminalizing Homelessness Mount, Even As Courts Strike Them Down By
Four homeless men warm themselves on a steam grate by the Federal Trade Commission, blocks from the Capitol, during frigid temperatures in Washington. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP) WASHINGTON — Homelessness increased across the country over the past year even as substantial...
The UK Is Outlawing Homelessness By
LONDON — For some 17 years, Christopher Ubsdell was periodically homeless and struggling to survive on the streets of London, often wandering around the Charing Cross area of the British capital. He says that in recent years he has witnessed attitudes hardening toward...
Dallas’ Attempt To Fight Charities That Feed Homeless Cost 8 Years And $250,000 By
Dallas city leaders voted Wednesday to walk back its crackdown on feeding the homeless in public and agreed to pay out a quarter-million-dollar cash settlement to the charities that took the city to court eight years ago. A national advocate for the homeless hopes Dallas’...
Oil Wells: The New Frontlines In Yemen’s Sectarian Violence By
While Yemen has been hailed a revolutionary success by the White House, presented to the world as a perfect example of political cooperation, well-planned institutional transition and a partner in counter-terrorism initiatives, the impoverished nation has been faced with...
Like Eric Garner, We Are All Caught In A System Designed To Fail Us By
A mourner places a candle at a memorial for Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died while being arrested by New York City police, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in New York. Demonstrators gathered at a park Tuesday, near where police attempted to arrest Garner, 43, on suspicion...