Battle in paradise | Correspondent

AFP photographer Luis Robayo has been covering the unrest in his Colombian hometown of Cali, heart of recent social protests. He describes his beloved city, the salsa capital surrounded by beautiful landscapes but beset with poverty, crime and violence. Sorgente: Battle in paradise | Correspondent

What You Should Know about Poverty in America

Poverty is a big deal – it affects about 41 million people in the United States every year – yet the federal government spends a huge amount of money to end poverty. How can this be? And how do we even measure poverty in the first place? This week on Words and Numbers, Antony DaviesContinua a leggere “What You Should Know about Poverty in America”

Older Americans Pushed Into Poverty as Feds Garnish Social Security for Student Debt 

The federal government is garnishing Social Security checks to recoup unpaid student debt, leaving thousands of retired or disabled Americans below the poverty line and setting the stage for an even bigger problem, according to a new report. Sorgente: Older Americans Pushed Into Poverty as Feds Garnish Social Security for Student Debt | Common DreamsContinua a leggere “Older Americans Pushed Into Poverty as Feds Garnish Social Security for Student Debt “

3 Ways Humans Create Poverty — Raging Bull-shit

Poverty isn’t just a fact of nature. We made it happen, and we can fix it. By Jason Hickel, Joe Brewer and Martin Kirk and cross-posted from FastCo-Exist.com This is a big year for anyone interested in, or caught in the teeth of, poverty and extreme inequity. It’s the year of the UN Sustainable DevelopmentContinua a leggere “3 Ways Humans Create Poverty — Raging Bull-shit”