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August, 2006

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What's the Solution to Poverty?

From the Editors

All of the problems in our communities today stem from the growing poverty. The anti-Black "war on drugs and crime," which arose in the 1980s, gave police the green light to use force against people in poor neighborhoods, regardless of color. The money could have been better spent on schools and services, but the plan was to use the "drug war" to strip the poor of their rights. This was a prelude to eliminating everyone's rights -- except those with fabulous wealth. The millions in poverty are a threat to the system because their needs can't be met by this system today. The poor are forced to fight for a new America, free of want, with justice and cooperation. If the people unite around this struggle of the poor and their vision of a new society, a new world can be won.

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