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Dramatic Increase in Homeless on Streets of NYC (PBS MetroFocus Video PLUS)

Everyday, during my commute from my home in Queens to my workplace in the Bronx, I am awed by the numerous apartment buildings being constructed in Long Island City, Harlem and the South Bronx for “high end” renters. 333 more words


The 99% gets ignored as always, Buzzfeed edition

Countless articles like this one in Buzzfeed constantly badger and shame Europe and/or America, to try and force them to accept unlimited immigrants. And I regret to say that it is really starting to bother me. 380 more words

The GOP debates, Jesus and inequality

Poverty and Inequality Are Everybody’s Problem

by Rev. Paul J. Bern

As I was watching the GOP presidential debates this past week, I was struck by the fact that several key issues were completely ignored. 1,597 more words


Can Music Drive Social Change in Today's World?

Musician Says Art & Culture Often Precede Act

Income inequality has gotten plenty of attention in recent years. Although known as a liberal cause, conservatives like John Boehner and Mitt Romney are… 494 more words

Detroit Speaks With Cliff Russell

Why Don’t the Poor Rise Up?

Yeah why?

An interesting look at some reasons why the poor don’t just revolt. But ultimately not a very satisfying answer.

It was interesting to consider the effectiveness of the masses by comparing the ultimately ineffective Occupy Movement with the very effective Net Neutrality movement. 12 more words

Nobody Is Flying The Plane

The Toppling of America: the War of Race and Poverty

In America, we have socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor (Keith Ellison).

I saw the video of the Texas officer who pulled guns on teens during a pool party raid and thrust his body weight on to the back of an unarmed 14 year old girl in a bathing suit. 636 more words