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The journalist P Sainath has worked for more than 20 years to amplify the voices and lives of the rural poor of India as corporate-controlled media have attempted to erase them from history (Pictured, an Indian farmer in his damaged field)The journalist P) .

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At a stop of liberal pundit Tavis Smiley and activist Dr. Cornel West’s “Poverty Tour 2.0” at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., The Nation’s Greg Kaufmann spoke with students about their crippling experiences with poverty.

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Despite the Egyptian government's forceful response -- including mass arrests, a ban on protests and the use of batons and tear gas -- to demonstrations around the country against President Hosni Mubarak's administration, the clashes continued .

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The recent Tunisian uprising has apparently had an effect on nearby Egyptians, as thousands took to the Internet and then to the streets of Cairo and around Egypt on Tuesday to demonstrate against President Hosni Mubarak's long-standing government.

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