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Sen. Bernie Sanders Decries ‘War Against the Middle Class’ in US

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) from the floor of the United States Senate Tuesday, November 30, 2010.

Transcript from Sen. Sanders:

Mr. SANDERS: Mr. President, there is a war going on in this country, and I am not referring to the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. I am talking about a war being waged by some of the wealthiest and most powerful people in this country against the working families [...] Continue reading Sen. Bernie Sanders Decries ‘War Against the Middle Class’ in US

Hunger and Poverty

Poverty and hunger are pandemic in our world, although we in the USA seem shielded from knowing or seeing the vast suffering it causes. Half of humanity survives on $2-a-day or less, without reliable access to safe water. Twenty percent of humanity — some $1.3 billion people — survive on $1-a-day or less with little hope of safe water. Because of this poverty, and the absence of simple health care [...] Continue reading Hunger and Poverty

Pharaohs in America

A little sermonizing

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15 and died on April 4th. Between those dates we might all reflect upon our dreams for the world. Here are mine. With all the world’s failings and shortcomings, I still have a dream.

It’s partly about hunger and poverty: I have a dream that, one day, every sister and brother on earth will have reasonable access to the [...] Continue reading Pharaohs in America

Seeds of Hope: Ending Hunger & Poverty IS Possible

“This IS a world in which assistance to the poorest woman and child on the planet is not only the right thing to do, but is integral to our survival as a species.”

In 1990, some 40,000 children died every day from preventable disease and malnutrition. Today, just 30,000 children die every day from preventable disease and malnutrition. That 25% reduction in world child death rates resulted from citizen activism [...] Continue reading Seeds of Hope: Ending Hunger & Poverty IS Possible