Tag Archives: Poverty

IMF Policies Pushing Poor Countries To The Brink
IMF Policies Pushing Poor Countries To The Brink By
Harsh austerity measures imposed by the International Monetary Fund have risen sharply over the last few years, causing mass struggle for poor countries, a report published Wednesday shows. According to the report published by the...
Walmart Admits: ‘Our Profits’ Depend On ‘Their Poverty’
Walmart Admits: ‘Our Profits’ Depend On ‘Their Poverty’ By
Although a notorious recipient of “corporate welfare,” Walmart has now admitted that their massive profits also depend on the funding of food stamps and other public assistance programs. In their annual report, filed with the Security and Exchange Commission...
The Search For A Home: A 21-year-old’s Journey To Escape Homelessness
The Search For A Home: A 21-year-old’s Journey To Escape Homelessness By
  NEW YORK — 2013 was a dark time for 21-year-old Troy Johnson. After being kicked out of both of his parents’ homes, Johnson spent a year living on the streets of New Jersey. In February, however, everything changed. “I actually thought I was going to be...
Fossil Fuel Giants Guzzling World’s Water As Poor Go Thirsty
Fossil Fuel Giants Guzzling World’s Water As Poor Go Thirsty By
An unrelenting increase in energy production, including unconventional methods such as tar sands extraction and fracking, will severely damage the world’s already dwindling water supply, the UN warned on Friday. “There is an increasing potential for serious...
Venezuelan Student Protesters Seek To Woo Poor
Venezuelan Student Protesters Seek To Woo Poor By
PETARE, Venezuela (AP) — The two students venture into one of Latin America’s biggest slums for the first time, feeling scared and somewhat awkward. Their mission: to broaden support for their anti-government protest movement in the low-income barrios whose working...
Silicon Valley Boom Eludes Many, Drives Income Gap
Silicon Valley Boom Eludes Many, Drives Income Gap By
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Arwin Buditom guards some of the most successful high-tech firms in America. Joseph Farfan keeps their heat, air and electric systems humming. But these workers and tens of thousands like them who help fuel the Silicon Valley’s tech boom...
Rep. Paul Ryan Unveils Precursor To Push for Safety Net Slashing
Rep. Paul Ryan Unveils Precursor To Push for Safety Net Slashing By
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan issued report on Monday criticizing a slew of government programs that have provided a safety net for millions of Americans. Entitled The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later, the 204-page report looks at dozens of poverty-fighting programs...
5 Homeless People Froze To Death Last Week
5 Homeless People Froze To Death Last Week By
She died where she lived: at the bus stop. Willie Mae White loved to dance. She told stories about her boyfriends. She treated everyone with kindness. She was homeless. On Tuesday, White froze to death at the Joliet, Illinois bus stop she called home. She was 55 years old. “She...
Income Inequality Has Grown More In The US Than In Just About Any Other Developed Country
Income Inequality Has Grown More In The US Than In Just About Any Other Developed Country By
Oxfam’s new report, “Working for the Few,” is getting a lot of attention — mostly because of the newsworthy tidbit that the combined wealth of the world’s richest 85 people ($110 trillion) is equivalent to that of the poorest half of the world (3.5...
Many Worldwide Don’t Have Access To Clean Water
Many Worldwide Don’t Have Access To Clean Water By
The chemical that spilled into a major West Virginia river last week forced about 300,000 people in Charleston and surrounding areas not to use their tap water over several days for drinking, cooking, bathing or washing clothes or anything else. Having to use bottled for...