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NY's homeless population hits record high as poverty explodes in America

3/9/2015 - The homeless population in the nation's largest city has exploded to an all-time high, forcing officials to provide shelter to desperate families in dilapidated tenements that have been identified by housing authorities as dangerous. New York City's Mayor Bill de Blasio arrived at City Hall following...

GM soy farming displaces indigenous people, raising rates of disease and poverty as corporations profit

12/12/2014 - Although the greatest concerns regarding GMO-based agriculture are the long-term implications for human health and the environment in general -- which are not yet fully known or understood -- there are also serious consequences for small farmers and others who are already being negatively impacted by...

$22 trillion spent on failed 'War on Poverty' over last five decades

10/4/2014 - The U.S. has fought a number of wars throughout history and, fortunately for democracy and freedom, America has always prevailed when national survival was on the line. But a number of other "wars" have not been waged very successfully -- those that deal with political and social issues. The War...

Health Ranger reveals brush with poverty, financial survival and urgent warning for humanity's future

7/19/2014 - Believe it or not, I know what it's like to live in poverty. I've been there myself, and in this article I'm going to share an intimate part of my history that most Natural News may find unexpected. I'm sharing it because as the reach of Natural News has rapidly expanded across the globe, more and...

Shock poll: 4 out of 5 U.S. adults experience poverty, joblessness

8/1/2013 - It is a sad, shocking statistic that demands answers, though you shouldn't expect any soon from a government whose power-mad leaders are preoccupied with issues the vast majority of us care nothing about. However bad you thought the U.S. economy to be, a new survey performed exclusively for The Associated...

Poverty skyrockets across USA to highest levels since 1960s

4/6/2013 - In the mid-1960s, President Lyndon B. Johnson, that era's left-winger, was not content to merely fight a needless, pointless, misguided war in Vietnam. Ever the progressive, Johnson also wanted to fight a similar kind of aimless and unwinnable war in the United States, so he concocted a so-called "War...

Kenyan farmers band together against GMOs, insist organics will end poverty and food shortages

6/7/2011 - Droves of farmers in the African country of Kenya are pushing hard to stop efforts by government officials to implement genetically-modified (GM) crops in the nation. Contradicting the lies and propaganda continually dispensed by the biotechnology industry, these farmers claim that organic crops --...

Poverty soars as millions of Americans head to food banks

1/13/2011 - Those who insist the "recession" is over might want to tell that to the nearly 50 million people, and growing, in the U.S. that are now considered to be "food insecure," or unable to provide food for themselves and their families. According to Chaz Valenza, a New Jersey-based writer and small business...

GMO soy bringing poverty, poor health to South America

11/14/2010 - Multinational biotechnology giants like Monsanto continue to spread their genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) around the world in the name of ending world hunger and reducing poverty, but a new report out of Sweden has found the exact opposite to be true. According to a recent piece in SvD, a Swedish...

The Lady Gaga saga and the coming poverty generation of youth left behind

9/20/2010 - They say you can best determine the character of a celebrity by the character of their fans. By that measure, you'd be shocked to learn about Lady Gaga's fans. After a recent article I posted criticizing the superstar musician for wearing a dress made out of raw, dead animal flesh and stating that she...

Poverty now rampant: Half of U.S. kids on food stamps

4/10/2010 - Almost half of all children living in the United States will receive food stamp assistance at some point before they turn 18, according to a study conducted by researchers from Cornell and Washington Universities and published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Although food stamps...

The Lifelong Ravages of Poverty

3/30/2008 - There is a new reason to feel ashamed about America's failure to fight poverty. Neuroscientists have recently discovered that children who grow up in poor families with a low social status are prone to experiencing unhealthy stress levels, which in turn may impair their neural development. This effects...

American Capitalism And The Moral Poverty Of Nations

5/31/2006 - Rolling through virtually any reasonably populous city or town in America, one encounters a surreal landscape blighted by grotesque temples to America's twin gods of Capitalism and Consumerism. As an increasing number of individual proprietors are driven to extinction, Wal-Mart, McDonald's, and hundreds...

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