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Poor Poor Hillary

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To Be Poor or Not to Be

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Rand Paul

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Unemployment

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The New Year’s Baby

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Arrival of the New Year's Baby: He's freezing. His family became homeless after Republicans' cut their jobless benefits.
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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.

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AP/Jae C. Hong

Unspeakable: Washington Ignores Homeless Epidemic

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

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Wal-Mart

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Wal-Mart employees: How may you help me?
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Bitcoin Not Accepted

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Walmart

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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?

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Workplace Discrimination

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Classroom Seating Chart

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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.

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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.

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America’s Intersection

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Economic Recovery

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Hope and Change

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Homeless Chain

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60,000 Homeless Vets

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Jobless Elf

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IMF Help

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Sign Language

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Beg for Money

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Corporationless

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Occupy Wall Street

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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.

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Anonymous

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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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Skid Row
Flickr/ikkoskinen

L.A. Tagged as the City Meanest to the Homeless

True, the weather hardly ever departs from the ideal range, and the mountain and oceanside vistas (when visible through the smog) can make for picturesque living in Los Angeles ... provided you have somewhere to live. For the homeless, as two advocacy agencies have noted, L.A. seems downright mean.

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A Kick-Start for the Homeless

Four years ago, Lawrence Cann founded Street Soccer USA, an organization that empowers the homeless by giving them both a new perspective on the way they see themselves and a welcome break from daily problems.

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Not Limbaugh’s Crowd

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Flickr / Presidential Inaugural Committee

Thousands Join Obamas for Day of Service

It looks like Barack Obama’s national community service day was a big hit. Reports of thousands of volunteers are appearing in newspaper pages from New York to Philadelphia to San Francisco. Did you participate in your own community? Let us know in the comments.

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Fueling the Fire of Real Change

The coals of radical social change smolder among the poor, the homeless and the destitute. As the numbers of disenfranchised dramatically increase, our hope, our only hope, is to connect intimately with the daily injustices visited upon them. Out of this contact we can resurrect, from the ground up, a social ethic, a new movement.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008 READ MORE


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Tent Cities Springing Up

One sign of the nation’s shaky economy can be seen in the growing numbers of newly homeless people forming “tent cities” around the U.S. The rise of these encampments is being attributed partly to the foreclosure crisis in the housing market, and the newest economic developments aren’t likely to ease the situation.

Posted on Sep 18, 2008 READ MORE


Detroit Homeless Shelter
Detroit News / Ankur Dholakia

Chronically Homeless Numbers Down 30%, U.S. Claims

In the face of a U.S. housing crisis and a troubled economy, Bush administration officials claim that the past two years have seen a 30 percent drop in the levels of chronically homeless people, crediting the decrease to a strategy of finding permanent shelter for the long-ignored disabled and addicted.

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