My name is Jacqueline Homan. Known for writing extensively on women’s issues and class justice, I am now speaking out as a sex trafficking survivor from the poverty class. I was trafficked at age 13 when I was poor, orphaned and homeless back in 1980 and escaped at age 17. Neither the Christian Right nor
As those of you who hang out in the left-of-liberal internet world and have any interest in the state of public education in America may have already noticed, a heartening trend is brewing – there is more and more intellectual energy going into a left critique of centrist educational reform in America. Yes, a spectre
I used to think we were a little more tolerant of our protesters here in DC than in other places. We are, after all, ground zero for political speech. But then, the media started rumbling about cracking down here. Stay tuned. Most of the time, though, the media coverage I come across tends to report that
No matter how you measure it, the poverty rate is high – and it’s probably going to stay that way. In September, Census reported a poverty rate of 15.1 percent – which represents the highest rate since 1965. Of perhaps even more concern was the official estimate that 6.7 percent of people in the U.S.
From Naomi Spencer’s “Notes on the Social Crisis in America” at the World Socialist Web Site: Philadelphia robberies attributed to hunger Philadelphia police report that three men and a teenaged boy arrested in connection with multiple robberies said they committed the crimes because they suffered from hunger. None of the suspects, aged 38, 21, 19,
by Annette Daley I have been heartsick in recent days as I watched the live events unfold on US television showing scenes of burning buildings, cars, people of all ages and ethnicities in anarchy. It so happened that I was scheduled to come to London on a much-needed vacation and to reconnect with family after
If you’re confused by the spin coming from the mainstream media and the small army of Obama apologists in the blogosphere, here are the basic facts of today’s debt ceiling deal, which should also be called the Great Impoverishment Act of 2011. From Patrick Martin’s fine analysis at the World Socialist Web Site comes these