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True episode: "Japan's Working Poor" [1]

This type of episode is try story, not fiction. I’ve ever experienced the same kind of situation also in Japan, and I sure know there are a plenty of this kind of people are there. 22 more words


Arizona's Oppression of the Poor!

Once again the unbelievable State of Arizona has gained public attention and outrage.  It seems Arizona likes being the center of controversy.  Anyone remember that piece of clearly racial discrimination called SB1070 aimed at Hispanics?   1,210 more words


A Nightmare in Poverty

2:30 am: I woke up from a horrible dream. I couldn’t breathe. I was being suffocated. I woke up gasping and crying. I realized it was a dream and tried to go back to sleep. 657 more words

Should Those in Need Farm for Food?

A regular right-leaning listener called into a left-leaning show the other day suggesting people needing food support should grow their own crops on what he said was an abundance of land in this country. 759 more words


President Obama is Right: The Narrative Needs to Change

President Barack Obama very poignantly said that the media narrative portraying America’s poor as  “leeches” on the system, needs to end.

In a discussion at Georgetown University this past Tuesday, President Obama said the right-wing media like Fox News goes out of its way to portray poor + and struggling Americans as “sponges, leeches, don’t want to work, are lazy, are undeserving.” This couldn’t be further from the truth – and the narrative really needs to change. 340 more words

United States

Gov. Jerry Brown To Propose $380 Million Tax Credit For Working Poor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown will propose offering a $380 million tax credit for the working poor as part of his revised budget Thursday. 109 more words


Police killings and no-account black people

Conservatives such as David Brooks claim that the real problem of poor black people in cities such as Baltimore is not poverty, unemployment or police abuse, but bad moral character. 559 more words