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Is there more to racism in America than intolerance and immorality? Four books shed light.

At the eighteenth annual Bioneers Conference, environmentalists and social activists are creating alliances that allow the poor to share the promise of a greening America.

It's going to be a hungry summer for low-income kids on vacation from school lunch programs.

For the first time, more poor Americans live in the nation's suburbs than in all our cities combined.

That poor children in the United States and Britain have the worst quality of life in the developed world speaks volumes about our misplaced priorities.

The relentless reduction of taxes on the wealthy has created a profound inequality between the very rich and the bottom half of American society, affecting every aspect of daily life.

Corporate tax preparers like H&R Block continue to target taxpayers
hungry for rapid refunds with questionable loans.

As House Republicans use the cost of recovery from Gulf Coast storms as
an excuse to rip last-minute holes in the social safety net, it's not
too late to change priorities.

Fitful efforts to rebuild the Gulf Coast unfold against a backdrop
of looming economic disaster: rising unemployment and interest rates,
misplaced priorities and a recession that will hurt the weakest most.

It takes a hurricane to raise awareness that the
numbers of poor people are growing on George Bush's watch. Will that be
enough for the President to begin to level the playing field?

Blogs

The Senate passed a bill that cuts benefits for low-income Americans and will cost over 56,000 jobs. 

June 11, 2013

Head Start cuts in Washington State show just how dumb and shortsighted the sequester is.

June 7, 2013

Three Oregonians testifed in the Senate about the lives of the working poor and the state of the American Dream.

June 7, 2013

Student groups and their allies confronted Sallie Mae at its annual shareholders meeting yesterday. 

May 31, 2013

When will the feds bring big banks to justice?

May 24, 2013

Are big banks the next frontier in the anti-poverty crusade?

May 17, 2013

It’s a tough moment in the fight against poverty, but twelve anti-poverty leaders have suggestions of what you can do right now to take action.

May 10, 2013

The Florida state legislature takes action to bar local, pro-worker ordinances on living wages, paid sick leave and equal employee benefits.

May 3, 2013

Bank accountability activists continue to send a clear message to the big banks: “You can run, but you can’t hide.”

April 30, 2013

The poor have long known that a budget cut passed in Congress means hardship in real life. Now middle-class Americans realize that, too.

April 28, 2013