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Tag: Homeless

Finally Acknowledging the Obvious, Los Angeles Moves to Declare a State of Emergency on Homelessness

Whether a Truthdig series had anything to do with it or not, the mayor has committed to finding $100 million to get 10,000 people off the streets and into programs to help them.

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 READ MORE

Helping the Homeless in the Face of GOP’s Brutal Funding Cuts

The task is labor-intensive, beginning with interviewing one person at a time, and it requires perseverance, patience and a willingness to work against all odds. It is made no easier by a callous, Republican-controlled Congress.

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 READ MORE

Go Directly to Jail: Punishing the Homeless for Being Homeless

Although falling asleep, standing still and sitting down are all necessary for survival, more and more communities are treating these behaviors as crimes when done in public places by people with nowhere else to go.

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 READ MORE

Why Ending Homelessness Is Political Poison

While the popular idea is that the homeless are addicted or mentally ill, experts say a more common story goes like this: A single parent loses a job and ends up on the streets with his or her children. Meanwhile, officials say there is no political upside to solving the problem.

Posted on Sep 3, 2015 READ MORE

House Keys, Not Handcuffs

A new book asks its readers to understand that the homeless in America need homes and serious social and public health services, not arrests, prosecution, police harassment and the continuing criminalization of the poor.

Posted on Jul 10, 2015 READ MORE

Envying the Rich

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After L.A. Homeless Man’s Killing, Russell Brand Asks, ‘Are Police Deadlier Than Terrorists?’

The video of the shooting in Los Angeles “shows you what the problem is, in essence: that the police force in certain sections are out of control, and there are ... members of the human community whose life doesn’t have value,” the comedian and commentator says.

Posted on Mar 3, 2015 READ MORE

Poor Poor Hillary

Posted on Jul 7, 2014 READ MORE

To Be Poor or Not to Be

Posted on Jun 24, 2014 READ MORE

Please Help

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Jim Fischer (CC BY 2.0)

The Rich Aim to Ban People From Sleeping in Cars Because It Disturbs Their Delicate Sensibilities

There are some truly insensitive morons in the United States and the government is pandering to them, as usual.

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 READ MORE

Recalled to Life

Christine Pagano’s drug addictions took her from a middle-class home to prostitution and homelessness on the streets of Camden, N.J., one of our poorest cities. Her journey into hell showed her the other America.

Posted on Mar 23, 2014 READ MORE

NYC: Where Bonuses Rise, and The Working Poor Still End Up Homeless

Bonuses on Wall Street jumped 15 percent in 2013, while record numbers of New Yorkers poured into homeless shelters.

Posted on Mar 14, 2014 READ MORE

Rand Paul

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The New Year’s Baby

Arrival of the New Year's Baby: He's freezing. His family became homeless after Republicans' cut their jobless benefits.
Posted on Dec 31, 2013 READ MORE

Stephen Colbert Ridicules Fox News Hosts’ Uncharitable Natures

Fox News is teeming with Christmas spirit, preparing its audience for the giving season by making sure no one hands out anything to the “poors” plaguing this great nation.

Posted on Dec 10, 2013 READ MORE

AP/Jae C. Hong

Unspeakable: Washington Ignores Homeless Epidemic

The hardship of families and children is an overlooked national disgrace.

Posted on Dec 3, 2013 READ MORE


Wal-Mart employees: How may you help me?
Posted on Dec 3, 2013 READ MORE

Bitcoin Not Accepted

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Hawaii Lawmaker Takes Sledgehammer to Homeless People’s Carts

In the latest act of cruelty toward the disadvantaged, Tom Brower, a Democratic member of Hawaii’s House of Representatives, has decided to take homelessness into his own hands by destroying the shopping carts many use to store and transport their worldly possessions. What would Brower say to someone doing the same to his belongings?

Posted on Nov 20, 2013 READ MORE

Workplace Discrimination

Posted on Nov 5, 2013 READ MORE

Classroom Seating Chart

Posted on Aug 17, 2013 READ MORE

AP/Jae C. Hong

America’s Lowest Class

For the hundreds of thousands of Americans who don’t even have a roof to sleep under, things are getting only worse.

Posted on Jul 8, 2013 READ MORE

Have You Met This Man?

Ronald Davis is a Chicago resident who has been homeless for about a year and a half. In a heartbreaking interview filmed on the street, he talks about what it’s like to be one of the millions of Americans in his situation.

Posted on Apr 26, 2013 READ MORE

America’s Intersection

Posted on Apr 4, 2013 READ MORE

Economic Recovery

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 READ MORE

Hope and Change

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 READ MORE

Homeless Chain

Posted on Mar 2, 2013 READ MORE

60,000 Homeless Vets

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 READ MORE

Jobless Elf

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 READ MORE

IMF Help

Posted on Sep 5, 2012 READ MORE

Sign Language

Posted on Aug 7, 2012 READ MORE    

New York City Homelessness Rises Under Bloomberg

This spring more than 43,000 people, including a record 17,000 children, slept in New York City homeless shelters each night. The average length of a family’s stay in a shelter has increased to nearly one year, with the number of people sleeping in shelters currently at an all time high.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 READ MORE

EyeTunes (CC-BY)

Oh, the Cruelty of the Rich

Research confirms what the poor have always known about their relationship with the wealthy: They’re more likely to get a scavenged sandwich from a tramp than a nickel from a man in pinstripes. Wealth, at least in America today, reduces compassion and fosters selfishness, studies show.

Posted on Apr 11, 2012 READ MORE

The Homeless, Wrinkles and All

Life for most of us can be carefully—if unintentionally—structured to avoid confrontation with the sea of human misery, despair and hopelessness around us. Whatever his intention, British photographer Lee Jeffries is interrupting the arrangement.

Posted on Jan 21, 2012 READ MORE

Christian Peralta (CC-BY-SA)

Accused Serial Killer Returned From Iraq ‘Totally Changed’

Friends tell the Los Angeles Times that Itzcoatl “Izzy” Ocampo returned from Iraq a changed man. The ex-Marine from Orange County, Calif., is accused of killing four homeless men, each stabbed more than 40 times. “He’s a veteran who did not get the help he needed,” said a fellow Marine, adding that she had trusted Ocampo with her life.

Posted on Jan 17, 2012 READ MORE

bogieharmond (CC-BY)

Vacant Houses Outnumber Homeless People in U.S.

There are more than five times as many vacant homes in the U.S. as there are homeless people, according to Amnesty International USA. Since 2007, banks have shuttered about 8 million American houses, almost doubling the previous number, while 3.5 million homeless shiver in the cold.

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 READ MORE

Beg for Money

Posted on Nov 27, 2011 READ MORE


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Occupy Wall Street

Posted on Oct 1, 2011 READ MORE

AP / Nick Ut

UPDATED: Two of Six Officers Charged in Kelly Thomas Death

Two of six Fullerton, Calif., police officers involved in the brutal public beating that resulted in the death of 37-year-old Kelly Thomas, a homeless schizophrenic man, have been charged in connection with the case.

Posted on Sep 21, 2011 READ MORE


Anonymous Declares War on Orlando

The city of Orlando, Fla., home to amusement parks, fancy houses and an underachieving basketball team, has been arresting people for feeding the homeless without a permit. This got the attention of the hacker collective Anonymous, which has threatened to shut down a different Orlando-themed website every day. (more)

Posted on Jun 28, 2011 READ MORE

Hard Times and Homeless Kids

With the number of kids living below the poverty line closing in on 25 percent, homelessness and hunger are becoming normal for American children, as illustrated by this “60 Minutes” report.

Posted on Mar 11, 2011 READ MORE

Homeless Holidays

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AP / shakil Adil

Floods Stir Social Unrest in Pakistan

Pakistan’s extraordinarily unfortunate season of flooding has left at least 1,600 people dead and 2 million homeless, and now the Pakistani government’s poor response to the disaster has led to threats of social unrest and military takeover.

Posted on Aug 14, 2010 READ MORE

floods in Brazil

Flooding Kills at Least 42, Strands 115,000 in Brazil

Dozens of cities in Brazil were in a state of emergency Tuesday after massive flooding in the north of the country killed at least 43 people and left more than 115,000 homeless, according to CNN.

Posted on Jun 22, 2010 READ MORE

Bush wipes

Bush Shakes Haitian’s Hand, Wipes His on Clinton

Note to anyone considering running for president: If you win, or even if you don’t, you must repeat to yourself “I am always in a fishbowl” as many times as necessary to have it sink in better than it apparently did for George W. Bush ... (continued)

Posted on Mar 24, 2010 READ MORE

employment paper
AP / Charles Rex Arbogast

Surviving Without a Safety Net

People are just barely hanging on at employment offices, homeless shelters, food banks and community centers around the country. Help is needed right away and Barack Obama is struggling to give it.

Posted on Mar 8, 2010 READ MORE

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