Poor People’s Campaigns Taking Place in June

Mule cart, 1968 PPC, DC Public Library Special Collections, reprinted with permission

Washington, DC– At least two Poor People’s Campaigns (PPC) are taking place this June in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign. One Poor People’s Campaign is led by Union Theological Seminary’s Kairos Foundation based in New York City in partnership with Repairers of the Breach, a social justice organization founded by Reverend William J. Barber, […]

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Stockton UBI: What would you do with an extra $1000 per month?

Living along the riverbanks is the norm in many developing countries

A universal basic income (UBI) plan is proposed by the City of Stockton in California. It is the brainchild of Michael Tubbs, the first African-American mayor ever elected, and also its youngest. Universal Basic Income, also called Guaranteed Basic Income, is generally designed to offset the widening gap between cost of living and money earned by the poor. The Bay […]

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Part 2: How much radiation from Fukushima Daiichi: Censorship of information leads to speculation

plastic bag containment

The big question foremost on people’s minds with regard to Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of March 11, 2011 is how much radiation has leaked out of the plant into the environment? Unfortunately due to government secrecy and industry-protectionism, the quality of information is often filtered and the details obscured. According to the Greenpeace documentary video “Fukushima: Living with Disaster” much […]

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Hawaii legislation and homelessness: the good, the bad, the ugly

When can these encampment be zoned safe

The State of Hawaii is paradise, if you have money to spend. The population of the state in 2017 was 1,427,538 people, but it is decreasing at the rate of 3 people per day. This is after accounting for births and new move-ins. Over a five year period an estimated 37,000 people have left, mostly for the mainland. Invisible people […]

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People Demand Action 2018 Rally Beautiful Commotion

"Proud to be Muslim American"

Washington, DC– Amid early spring-like weather, people gathered at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday January 27, 2018 11:00 am for the People Demand Action March. The March started with a 2-hour rainbow rally representing many local and national grassroots leaders. People, old, young, white, black, red, brown, and yellow, women, men, and transgender came out bearing inspiring […]

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National Law Center 30th Anniversary Awards Ceremony: Empathy matters

Many resources at NLCHP

The annual McKinney-Vento Awards Ceremony showcases some of the nation’s most distinguished advocates, leaders who are taking a stand against the injustice of homelessness and poverty in America. It is also a major fundraising event for the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) founded in 1989. This year’s McKinney-Vento Awards ceremony was held on October 24th 2017 at […]

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Hey whitey, you are holding a drink! You must be an alcoholic!

A journey is more important than the destination

A journey is more important than the destination. or, Success is not a destination but a journey. But what if you are an Anti-heroine and your destination is less than assured? The fact of the matter is that when society only recognizes results, it is in essence, blind. We have paid for the wars and will continue to pay for […]

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Ai Wei Wei Human Flow Reimagines Immigration

Refugees on road to Germany, Human Flow documentary

Ai Wei Wei’s latest art production is Human Flow, a documentary movie about what is termed as the biggest mass human migration since World War II—65 million people in 2015-2016 alone—when the film was produced. It officially opened on October 20, 2017. This documentary movie about the undocumented can be described as opulent in its portrayal and expansive in its […]

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Hurricane Harvey created a flood in internal climate refugees

Path of Hurricane Harvey from Weather.gov

Homelessness is not just a social disease, it’s become an internal refugee crisis, thanks to the extreme weather such as Hurricane Harvey this past August 25-29th, 2017. Climate change has created long droughts, and along with that land-devouring wildfires, evicting residents in the Sierras and Coastal mountains of California. Climate change sourced hurricanes has also brought a devastating hurricane season […]

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“Outside-in-America”: Reports on homeless crises in the States

15th Ave NE and NE 45th, Tent City 3

The Guardian online has a series about homeless in America called “Outside-in-America.” This series is a useful study on homelessness in America, because quality investigative news stories, including long interviews with homeless people in the United States, are a rarity. In America, the topic is generally restricted to small independent newspapers, whose urban presence is increasingly deliberately marginalized by the […]

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