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A version of the SNAP Challenge that would actually help people on SNAP

via Funky Little EarthChild I like it. If the intention of austerity challenges is to help poor people, I would think wealthy activists would be enthusiastic about this.  Presumably, SNAP challenges are intended… Continue reading

Despite Our Saviour Gwyneth Paltrow, politicians are still being jerks to poor people

Ok, let’s get this over with before moving on to more important things. Gwyneth Paltrow went food shopping with $29 and pretending to be poor for a week. You might have heard about… Continue reading

Privilege Tourism: Our Lives are NOT Social Experiments!!

Originally posted on Seriously?!?:
Dear sweet baby Jesus in a cradle up a tree, I am done, done, DONE with people of privilege donning the costume and trappings of marginalized people’s situations and…

Criminalizing Poverty Directly: How debt fuels mass incarceration

Originally posted on Abolish Prisons:
Walter Scott’s tragic death in South Carolina this last week has brought attention to a troubling reality: in South Carolina, 1 in 8 people in jail are there because…

Kitchen Sink Fried Rice

Originally posted on Things My Belly Likes:
the ultimate ‘anything goes’ dish Yeah, I know. It’s a weird recipe title. I don’t usually get so creative with my headers, but this really was…


? Photography by Susan Bell: I never tire of this quick, simple meal. Originally adapted from a beef goulash recipe,…

César E. Chávez Day 2015

Originally posted on Pro President Obama Blog:
? César E. Chávez César E. Chávez (born César Estrada Chávez,  March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993) was an American farm worker, labor leader and…

The So-Called Religious Freedom of Indiana

Originally posted on indyfeminists:
If I’m going to be honest, I have been dreading this day since election night 2014. We knew it was coming. With historically low voter turnout, Indiana’s most vulnerable…

Powerful films from 5 young people: What health inequality looks like in the US

Originally posted on TED Blog:
By Michael Painter.  For some of us, it’s easy to choose to be healthy. We can’t control whether disease or accidents strike, but we can decide where we live…

Charity vs Solidarity

from america-wakiewakie