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October 2006 Issue:

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Moving from racial division to class unity

Ask any American who are the majority of the poor in this country, and chances are they will tell you most are Black. Yet, while it's true that people of color are poor in disproportionate numbers, the fact is that two-thirds of the poor in America are white.


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How do we end poverty once and for all?

"Homeless and living in paradise" was the headline of a recent Chicago Tribune article. It told the story of Bert Bustamante who lives on a beach in Hawaii with his wife and eight children and 5,500 other homeless people. Bustamente was forced out of the house he was renting. "I didn't choose this place Â…Given my circumstances this place kind of chose me," he said.

The Bustamente family is part of the swelling ranks of homeless, estimated at 4 million people in a given year. They form the core of a growing army of the poor. Since 2001 people living in poverty has increased by 4 million to 37 million. Over the same period, those without health insurance increased by 5.4 million to a record 46.6 million people.


Also In this Issue:

Spirit of the Revolution: Hunger and eating

A vision of a new transportation system

Community demands justice: Teacher beats boy

Anti-immigrant terror is stepped up nationwide

'A Warrior for a New World'

Poem: It's not just the poverty

Poem: This house of hunger

A new poetry book by Jack Hirschman!

Poets Who Point the Way Forward

Young artist uses his skills to offer vision of a new world

Literature of Rebellion

The day labor got punked!!!

Detroit veteran fights eviction

Poets for justice and peace

Corporate power kills Chicago children

Ford has a better idea

The myth of our legal system: 'justice for all!'