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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


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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.

Posted on Jun 22, 2010 READ MORE


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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 WATCH & LISTEN


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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.

Posted on Mar 8, 2010 READ MORE


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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.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009 READ MORE


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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.

Posted on May 4, 2009 WATCH & LISTEN


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Posted on Mar 30, 2009 ENLARGE



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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.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009 READ MORE


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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


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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.

Posted on Jul 30, 2008 READ MORE



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No Respite for Quake Victims

The ground is still shaking in China weeks after a massive earthquake that killed more than 67,000 and left millions homeless. Multiple aftershocks have hampered rescue and reconstruction efforts and added to the damage that ravaged Sichuan province.

Posted on May 27, 2008 READ MORE


In Orlando, Charity Can Be a Crime

A 21-year-old Floridian was arrested in Orlando for feeding a group of 30 homeless people. It is illegal in Orlando to feed more than 25 destitute people without a permit, which can be obtained only twice a year. As if to drive home the absurdity of the law, authorities took a sample of Eric Montanez’s illegal stew for evidence.

Posted on Apr 5, 2007 READ MORE


E.J. Dionne Jr.: The Risk-Aversion Spiral

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is giving object lessons in being a responsible risk-taker.

Posted on Dec 21, 2006 READ MORE


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