Tag Archives: Poverty

Harry Targ :
The forms of violence and the meanings
of Ferguson

From police violence to economic despair, to lack of political representation, to cultural rationales for state violence, the basic characteristics of American society are uncovered. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | August 21, 2014 In addressing violence, researchers, … finish reading Harry Targ :
The forms of violence and the meanings
of Ferguson

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Bob Feldman :
People’s History of Egypt, Part 23, 2006-2011

With 30 percent unemployment and 44 percent of its people in poverty, Egypt saw an eruption of strikes and other protests. By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | April 28, 2014 [With all the dramatic activity in Egypt, Bob … finish reading Bob Feldman :
People’s History of Egypt, Part 23, 2006-2011

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Harry Targ :
Raise the minimum wage now

Working people are on the move and grassroots groups are demanding a fair minimum wage. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | April 1, 2014 The experience of increasing poverty, economic marginalization, and the rise of political reaction against … finish reading Harry Targ :
Raise the minimum wage now

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Bob Feldman : Texas Still Ranks High in Poverty and Segregation by Race and Income, 1964-2012

Poverty in Texas has continued to grow in recent years. Image from WebGovernments. The hidden history of Texas Conclusion: 1996-2012/Final Section — Texas still ranks high in poverty and segregation by race and economic status and low in health care … finish reading Bob Feldman : Texas Still Ranks High in Poverty and Segregation by Race and Income, 1964-2012

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Bob Feldman : African-Americans and Institutional Racism in Texas, 1954-1973

Barbara Jordan was elected to the Texas State Legislature in 1966. The hidden history of Texas Part 13: 1954-1973/3 — African-Americans elected to office but institutional racism continues By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | April 17, 2013 [This … finish reading Bob Feldman : African-Americans and Institutional Racism in Texas, 1954-1973

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Harry Targ : Remembering the Great Society

President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Martin Luther King, Jr. in the White House Cabinet Room. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.Remembering the Great Society:Addressing poverty and hunger in AmericaBy Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / September 28, 2011 On Monday, … finish reading Harry Targ : Remembering the Great Society

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Jim Rigby : Scriptures You Won’t Hear at Perry’s Prayer Event

The parable of the Good Samaritan was a lesson in humility. Image from Sarcastic Lutheran.Five scriptures you won’t hearat Rick Perry’s prayer event If the governor wants to call us to repentance it should begin with our real sins against … finish reading Jim Rigby : Scriptures You Won’t Hear at Perry’s Prayer Event

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Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Poverty and Public Health in America

The picture of poverty in America. Image from Bay View.Poverty and public health:The social causes of death in AmericaBy Dr. Stephen R. Keister / The Rag Blog / June 29, 2011 “[The] incredible absolute size and commanding market positions [of … finish reading Dr. Stephen R. Keister : Poverty and Public Health in America

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Anne Lewis : Workers’ Rights and the Fight Against Poverty

Labor leader John L. Lewis testifies before Congress in 1947. Still image from archival film footage.Poverty in America and the attack on public sector unions I want to ask a basic question that unifies religious, labor, and community organizations at … finish reading Anne Lewis : Workers’ Rights and the Fight Against Poverty

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Ansel Herz : Cholera Spreads in Haiti

Above, MINUSTAH soldier points his gun at former Austin activist/independent journalist Ansel Herz in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on October 15, 2010, at a demonstration against the renewal of MINUSTAH, the UN peackeeping mission. Photo from Gaentantguevara / Flickr. For more about … finish reading Ansel Herz : Cholera Spreads in Haiti

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Roger Baker : ‘Peak Food’ Next Global Crisis?

Image from Care2.The next global crisis:Will ‘peak food’ follow ‘peak oil’? By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / September 23, 2010 Will we soon experience a global peak in food production, similar to peak oil? It is too difficult … finish reading Roger Baker : ‘Peak Food’ Next Global Crisis?

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Distribution of Wealth : Way Out of Whack

Image from OECD / CBS News.Trickle UP theory:The recession and its roots By Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / July 15, 2010 Have you ever wondered just what caused the deep recession that the United States is in? Many … finish reading Distribution of Wealth : Way Out of Whack

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