Category: Editorial

Explosive UN report exposes extreme poverty in America

July 2018

  In May, Professor Philip Alston, special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights for the United Nations, was invited by the U.S. federal government to look at whether extreme poverty in America undermines the enjoyment of human rights by its …

Medicaid work requirements are a death sentence

June 2018

In a story posted on talkpoverty.org, Kristen Arant described how she contemplated suicide because she had no health insurance to help her cope with her opioid addiction. Finally getting Medicaid, she said, literally saved her …

May Day 2018: Teachers say education fight is a ‘turning point’

May 2018

A striking Oklahoma teacher called the mushrooming struggle around public education “a turning point.” She is right. This year we have seen sweeping, rolling statewide strikes by teachers that began in West Virginia and spread to Oklahoma, Kentucky, Tennessee …

One law at a time leads to fascism

April 2018

  On March 3, Perla Morales-Luna was walking near her home in National City, CA, a suburb of San Diego, with her three young daughters when Border Patrol agents suddenly rolled up in a van. The agents roughly pulled Morales-Luna …

Keep Water Public

March 2018

Water. There is no life without it. Despite covering about 70% of the Earth’s surface, only 3% of it is fresh and suitable for drinking. Over one billion people lack access to water and another 2.7 billion find it scarce for at least …

Housing for all or death in the killing cold

February 2018

As vicious winter storms blasted across the Eastern and Central US, with murderous temperatures comparable to those on Mars, unsheltered people froze to death in the …

2018: Let’s build the revolution for a new society

December 2017

  It is a New Year and every “New Year” we make resolutions and declare how we will better ourselves and our lives in the next twelve months. We look back on the previous year to analyze whether or not …

Government busy helping the rich while the people suffer

November 2017

  In times of crisis and disasters, we, the people, want to help each other. But the disasters we are facing are so huge they require the government to mobilize society’s resources to help, and we and the Earth are …

DACA: No human being is illegal

October 2017

  You can see the passion in the signs the Dreamers hold at demonstrations, with such slogans as “Undocumented and Unafraid” and “Keep Families Together.” One Dreamer said, “We do not want any legislation that throws our parents under the …

“My health care shouldn’t be a market!”

September 2017

“Without health care coverage I’m dead or bankrupt!” said one person in the audience. ”Health insurance as a for-profit business is immoral”, shouted out another, to applause …