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Gazans Forced to Sell Their Belongings
World  (tags: Israel, Gaza, Human Rights, ethics, survival, poverty, Israeli Blockade, middle-east, Refugees&Relief, government, politics, news, crime, humans, society, freedoms )

Carrie
- 10 days ago - al-monitor.com
The harsh economic crisis that has been worsening in the Gaza Strip due to the Israeli blockade and the PA's financial deficit has forced Gazans to sell their belongings to avoid begging for money.
Shocking Photos of Everyday North Korean Life ~ TEXT and PHOTOS
World  (tags: North Korea, Human Rights, photos, poverty, malnutrition, freedoms, society, ethics, politics, government, humans, children, corruption, media )

Carrie
- 13 days ago - ba-bamail.com
North Korea works hard to controls its image as a modern and righteous country. Lafforgues shots reveal a strikingly different reality. Here are some photos showing a land the rest of the world rarely gets to see.
Austerity Linked to 30-Year High in Greek Suicides: Study
World  (tags: Greece, austerity, poverty, suicide )

Freya
- 15 days ago - commondreams.org
Austerity measures imposed on Greece in 2011 corresponded to a significant spike in suicides, health researchers have found.
Homeless Ex-Pianist Anne Naysmith Dies in Road Accident
World  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', society, poverty )

Annamaria
- 21 days ago - theguardian.com
A former concert pianist who for years lived in a battered old car on a west London street after falling on hard times has been killed in a road accident. Tributes have poured in for Anne Naysmith
The Super-Rich Can't Hide From the Rest of Us
World  (tags: economic inequality, income inequality, middle class, poverty, taxation, WEF, widget, world economic forum )

Judy
- 29 days ago - billmoyers.com
They're getting ready to run away from the mess they've helped create.
Working Mom On Food Stamps Hits Back At Scott WalkerâEUR(TM)s Plan To Drug Test Her
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Wisconsin, food stamps, working poor, drug tests, war on drugs, poverty, injustice )

Freya
- 30 days ago - thinkprogress.org
WisconsinâEUR(TM)s low-income workers and some members of Congress are speaking out against Governor Scott WalkerâEUR(TM)s call for making people on public assistance undergo a drug test.
Tell Congress: Protect Seniors From Going Hungry!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, older, pension, hunger, hungry, poverty, americans, ethics, healthcare )

Roger
- 33 days ago - action.aarp.org
For nearly 50 years, the Older Americans Act (OAA) has been providing critical services to millions of seniors âEUR" from making sure they have healthy meals to helping caregivers get the support they need, it supports programs that older Americans rely on
I Lived in Poverty to Save My Son From Daycare
Society & Culture  (tags: poverty, children, single moms, single mothers, lifestyle )

Freya
- 34 days ago - yahoo.com
My son and I went from being part of the upper class to living below the poverty level. We didnâEUR(TM)t go out to eat or take vacations anymore. I paid cash for a car that I had to drive with my fingers crossed that it would make it to our destination.
Raise the Minimum Wage for Servers!
Business  (tags: wages, servers, minimum wage, income, poverty, petitions )

Freya
- 40 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
In 1991, the minimum wage for servers was $2.13 an hour. Fourteen years later, it is still at that level. Servers have to pay taxes on their pitiful earnings, so often their only real income is from tips.
Christmas in America: Growing Poverty, Unemployment and Homelessness in the WorldâEUR(TM)s Richest Country
Business  (tags: poverty, poor, society, usa, news, politics, finance, economy, debt, consumers, business, americans, labor )

Earths
- 69 days ago - globalresearch.ca
Growing millions face "one impossible choice after another," according to Poverty USA. "(B)etween food and medicine(s), getting to work or paying the heating bill. Census data show around half the population living in poverty or bordering it
From the ER to the Courtroom: How Nonprofit Hospitals Are Seizing Patients' Wages
Health & Wellness  (tags: hospitals, bills, garnishing, poverty, lawsuits )

Freya
- 70 days ago - alternet.org
When patients receive care at Heartland and don't or can't pay, their bills often end up here at Northwest Financial Services. And if those patients don't meet Northwest's demands, their debts can make another, final stop: the Buchanan County Courthouse.
A Green Utopia Deep in Mississippi? This Guy Has a Game Plan | Grist
Green Lifestyle  (tags: poverty, unemployment, community, environment, economic justice, sustainability )

Kathryn
- 84 days ago - grist.org
Jackson, MS. Cooperation Jackson, less than a year old, is one of the pilot communities of the Our Power Campaign, an effort launched by the Climate Justice Alliance (CJA).
My Whole Foods Nightmare: How a Full-Time Job There Left Me in Poverty
Business  (tags: Whole Foods, Retail, Workers, Labor, corporations, Benefits, Minimum wage, Poverty, working poor, Jobs, livable wage, Politics, News )

Brian
- 86 days ago - salon.com
Despite the corporate talk of "team" and "love," here's what working there was really like -- and why I had to quit
Why Is Yemen So Violent? Because It Is So Poor and Thirsty
World  (tags: poverty, violence, Yemen, world, violence, society, politics, humanrights, news, middle-east )

Cal
- 86 days ago - thenation.com
Since 2012 a little over half of Yemenis have been below the poverty line. About half of children are malnourished and a third are estimated to go to bed hungry each night.
Don't Raise Taxes for Poor Families
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: taxes, poverty, earned income credit, petitions )

Freya
- 86 days ago - forcechange.com
Republicans in the U.S. Congress are pushing to eliminate the Earned Income Tax Credit, which helps families that rely on a limited income to get by with a reduced income tax. They were originally going to vote to continue this tax cut, but started...
 

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