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A Veteran of the Afghanistan War Speaks Out on Poverty


Society & Culture  (tags: video, Mason Bliss, veteran, war, Afghanistan, Green Party, USA, wealthy nation, starving children, homelessness, poverty, declining education, Green New Deal, economic justice, green jobs, green energy )

Brian
- 694 days ago - youtube.com
Today we share the story of Mason Bliss, an Afghan vet and Green Party supporter. It's immoral that children are starving in one of the wealthiest nations in the world.



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Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Monday September 24, 2012, 1:11 pm
Noted and shared. Thank you Brian.
 

Brian M. (145)
Monday September 24, 2012, 1:25 pm
Thank you, Tamara.
 

Milkah Savage (277)
Monday September 24, 2012, 4:10 pm
My friend sent me this video. Im so glad you posted it. Hopefuly others will watch and understnad why the Green Party is the only way to pull society back up.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Monday September 24, 2012, 4:17 pm
Talk show hosts Tavis Smiley and Cornel West say a new report shows that poverty is the worst it has been in 50 years.

Travis Smiley said in an interview on Democracy Now; "The bottom line is that our body politic—I want to be clear about this—both Republicans and Democrats, both Congress and the White House, and for that matter, all of the American people, have got to take the issue of the poor more seriously.

Why? Because the new poor, the new poor, are the former middle class. Obviously, the polls tell these elected officials, these politicians, that you ought to talk about the middle class, that resonates. Well, if the new poor are the former middle class, then this conversation has got to be expanded.

There’s always been a connection between the poor and crime, but now—between poverty and crime, but now it’s become a crime, it would seem, to be poor in this country. And I believe this country, one day, is going to get crushed under the weight of its own poverty, if we think we can continue to live in a country where one percent of the people own and control more wealth than 90 percent. That math, long term, Amy, is unsustainable. We’ve got to talk about poverty."

 

Brian M. (145)
Monday September 24, 2012, 4:32 pm
Ever since Reagan, there has been class war in this country. The rich have been sticking it to the poor worse and worse since 1980.
 

John S. (300)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 4:09 am
Thanks.
 
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