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Harrowing Images of Victorian Beggars Including a Pregnant Prostitute Aged TEN Capture the Poverty of Children Living on Britain
Offbeat  (tags: poverty, beggars, prostitute, Harrowing images, Victorian Britain, UK )


- 695 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Harrowing images of a 10-year-old prostitute holding her baby bump, orphans living in appalling squalor and child beggars pleading with old men for money capture the devastating life of a Victorian youngster.
Man In Black   video
Offbeat  (tags: Johnny Cash, Man In Black, hard times, inequality, January 20, wear black, poverty, sick )

Sheryl
- 922 days ago - youtube.com
I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down, livin in the hopeless, hungry side of town, I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime, but is there because he is a victim of the times, I wear it for the sick and lonely old.
STEALIN ALL MY DREAMS - A MODERN DAY PROTEST SONG AND VIDEO (Canada)
Offbeat  (tags: Blue Rodeo, Canada, CBC, conservatives, democracy, election, environment, First Nations, fossil fuels, Harper, music, pipelines, poverty, science, water )

Julie
- 1383 days ago - bluerodeo.com
Canada's FABULOUS country rock band Blue Rodeo wrote Stealin' All My Dreams, a song and video that chronicle the failings of the Harper government. Link to free song download available on the website.
Food Banks a Vital Lifeline for Needy Families
Offbeat  (tags: humanrights, food, food banks, Second Harvest, poverty, welfare, needy )

Naoko
- 1491 days ago - the-japan-news.com
These facilities collect leftover food from companies and individuals and distribute it to welfare organizations and people who have difficulty affording basic necessities.
Can the World Get Richer Forever?
Offbeat  (tags: Wealth, Poverty, Business, Politics, Economy )


- 1586 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
Since the dawn of the industrial age, the world has steadily been getting wealthier, despite setbacks such as the Great Depression and the more recent global financial crisis.
Hard Times for Area Where Johnson's War on Poverty Was Launched
Offbeat  (tags: Poverty, President Lyndon Johnson, USA )


- 1717 days ago - bbc.co.uk
In 1964 the War on Poverty was declared from a porch in a troubled corner of Kentucky. Fifty years on, the community still faces deprivation.
The Many Faces of British Poverty in France
Offbeat  (tags: British, Poverty, France, Europe )


- 1851 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A little-known charity has been helping out destitute British people in France for nearly 200 years. If the causes of poverty were once wars and revolutions, now it's more likely to be a house purchase gone wrong.
Florida Couple Cleared of All Fines for Feeding Homeless People
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, unusual, strange, homeless, hunger, poverty )

Robert
- 1882 days ago - nbcnews.com
Daytona Beach police dismissed Wednesday more than $2,000 in fines levied against a Florida couple - and four of their friends - for feeding homeless people at a park, local authorities confirmed to NBC News.
'Poverty Porn' Resort Lets Guests Live in a Fake Shantytown
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, poverty, vacation )

David
- 2006 days ago - takepart.com
this has been discussed elsewhere on care2, I think though this might be one of the most offbeat/weird stories....and odd that people would belittle poverty so much that they would take a vacation there....but maybe they learn something????
Meet Siphilisiwe, Widowed Mother of 4
Offbeat  (tags: orphans, widowns, zambia, zimbabwe, africa, poverty, hope, love, help, children, interesting, goodnews, health, humans, news, women, world )

Brian
- 3186 days ago - travelwithfvi.blogspot.com
Siphilisiwe, 35 & mother of 4, had given up hope. Her church partnered with ForgottenVoices.org to help. Read what happened:
Global Voices: Elephants Caught in Cycle of Poverty, Too
Offbeat  (tags: baby elephants, orphaned, massacred, poverty, humans, wild animals, tragedies )

Simone
- 3228 days ago - thestar.com
Murka doesn't trust humans. It's no wonder. The two-year-old baby elephant had a spear lodged in her forehead when she was found hiding in thick bush. Murka charged anyone who came near. After much effort, veterinarians removed the weapon, leaving a
Shameful Road to the Commonwealth Games
Offbeat  (tags: India, New Delhi, Commonwealth Games, 2010, Oct.3, shame, expensive, inflated bills, substandard materials, leaking, crash down, lower classes, politicians, scam, poverty )

Naoko
- 3250 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
India's Commonwealth Games, which are set to roll in New Delhi from Oct.3, have turned into the nation's biggest shame. At a cost of $7.5 billion - excluding improvement and additions to city infrastructure - these will be the most expensive
Teaching Villagers How To Overcome Poverty
Offbeat  (tags: Uganda, poverty, dedication, overcome poverty, World Environment Day, rural industrialist, skills, local community, goodnews, cottage industries, NCCK )

Naoko
- 3325 days ago - standardmedia.co.ke
A week after he was born, his mother dumped Francis Bukenya in a dustbin with a note tied to his clothing. The scene was in the backstreets of Entebbe, Uganda, and the note read: "Someone please take care of this boy, he is only seven days old."
Beggars, Temples, and Dogs
Offbeat  (tags: visakha, protection of animals, humans, stray dogs, poverty, kindness, compassion, help, india )

Simone
- 3413 days ago - vspca.org
Some of the kindest animal lovers in Visakhapatnam are the poorest of the poor - the beggars, many of them disabled, who live on the street and, in some cases, share what little food they have with the four-legged beggars of Visakha: the street dogs.
Ass You Like It - Brits Help Delhi Donkeys - VIDEO
Offbeat  (tags: india, poverty, abused donkeys, rescued, sanctuary, british pensioners, kindness, compassion )

Simone
- 3417 days ago - news.sky.com
Two British pensioners have devoted their lives to rescuing the "slumdog donkeys" of Delhi and even have an ambulance for the animals. In India's capital, poverty is a trap that ensnares hundreds of thousands of people. Many of them live in illegally-
 

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