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Tweeting about #poverty and #wealth is quite instructive. It's obvious that many feel very strongly about it yet know so little. Consider what wealth is: it is to have the means to satisfy wants. Those means can be anything, including berries or fruits growing in the wild. But
the vast majority of means are created. There are no hamburgers, iPhones, or houses growing on trees. In other words, most means to satisfy wants were created. So wealth, generally speaking, is created. Many appear confused by this rather obvious fact, or take offense by it being
stated. That is not only ignorant, but counter-productive: whoever does not believe that the means to satisfy wants (wealth) are created surely is not acting to create them. So we are missing out on a lot of wealth because of this ignorant view; our standard of living could be
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#UniversalCreditUncovered Week 3: this is what the DWP’s ad campaign says people should do while waiting for #UniversalCredit. But an advance is a loan that has to be repaid. It’s not the solution to the wait - in fact, repaying it can push people further into hardship. 1/5
We're working with debt charity @StepChange as part of the #5WeeksTooLong campaign so this week we’ve joined forces to highlight why so many people are forced into needless #debt because of the 5-week wait. Read our new joint briefing here: 2/5 trusselltrust.org/wp-content/upl…
Why is repaying an advance a problem? People’s ability to afford repayments isn’t taken into account; even small deductions have a big impact when people are living on a knife edge; & people can be hit by multiple repayments. This can push people further into #poverty. 3/5
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The long-awaited @Alston_UNSR report is finally out. srpoverty.org/country-visits… A strongly evidenced evisceration of the UK's recent record on #poverty covering the disastrous #humanrights impacts of welfare reform & cuts to social protection, w/ a particular focus on #childpoverty
@Alston_UNSR Other issues addressed by @alston_UNSR incl food security, the gendered nature of poverty, privatisation & serious shortcomings in the way that poverty is measured in the UK. Several key recomms echo those of other #UN #HumanRights bodies to the Uk, incl #CRC & #CESCR Committees
@Alston_UNSR Will lessons be learnt in order to address the 'systematic', 'stark' and 'ideological' erosion of the social safety net ? It was depressingly unsurprising to hear the government's trenchant response to the report as 'barely believable' and of apparent plans to complain to the UN
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We've just released the final report by @Alston_UNSR, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme #poverty, on his visit to the #UK. The report is available here: undocs.org/A/HRC/41/39/Ad…. A few key takeaways:
Some have asked me why a UN expert on #poverty would visit the #UK. Unfortunately, although the UK is the world’s 5th largest economy, 14 million are in poverty, child poverty is rising & predicted to reach 40% by 2021, homelessness is up 60%, and food bank use has skyrocketed.
To understand #poverty in the #UK, you have to look at the massive disinvestment in social support since 2010: the end of a centralized social fund, changes to the ways benefits are capped & calculated that substantially reduce their value, the decimation of civil legal aid, etc.
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🚨#Iran
Report of severe #Flood and #poverty in Iran
NO: 1
#Golestan province in N, Iran
This young man says:The flood has entered our homes, government officials do not give us any help.
They just come, take pictures, film and go.
@USAdarFarsi
@SecPompeo #IranRegimeChange
🚨#Iran
Report of severe #flood and #poverty in Iran
NO: 2
#Khuzestan Province in S, Iran
The flood covered the main roads and private cars are passing hard.
But there is no news of #Rouhani's government's efforts to rebuild.
@USAdarFarsi
@SecPompeo #IranRegimeChange
🚨#Iran
Report of severe #flood and #poverty in Iran
NO: 3
#Sistan and #Baluchestan Province in E, Iran
This young woman says: We do not have bread to eat. My kids are hungry
But the #Rouhani's government's does not give us money.
@USAdarFarsi
@SecPompeo #IranRegimeChange
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#SriLanka, l'#Isis rivendica la strage: «Vendetta per #Christchurch». Colombo teme nuovi attacchi

Una strage per vendicarne un'altra, con la regia dell'Isis.

ilmessaggero.it/mondo/sri_lank…
"Quel grande indiano di 2500 anni fa disse:
«L'odio genera solo l'odio, e l'odio si combatte solo con l'Amore»"
@TizianoTerzani
«Siamo noi che non vogliamo sentire che c’è ALTRO al di là della materia.»
☸️
«Ma tu guarda, tutto il mondo di oggi si fonda sulla materia. L’acquisizione, l’avere più che l’essere, la concorrenza.»
@TizianoTerzani

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#India might cause the collapse our economy as the #US did with the #USSR- #Alarm bells are ringing.We have no choice but to #beg.I fear starvation, #poverty and unemployment.” Dr #KaiserBengali, Dean of Science and Tech in #Karachi Warned #Pakistan 😏🇵🇰
Pak Economy dead!
2: Dr Bengali, a former advisor for Planning and Development to the Chief Minister of #Sindh province, spoke yesterday at a hotel in #Lahore at the launching of his research titled State of the Economy 1990-2015; Economy on a Roller Coaster –And Stuck in the Mud
3: #Pakistan’s economy over a quarter of a century, examined three sectors: major crops, minor crops and large-scale manufacturing.
“Average #GDP growth of 4 per cent cannot be expected to raise the per capita income sufficiently to reduce poverty,” the study states.
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While we try to wrap our minds around all the crimes described in the #MuellerReport and how they can’t be “proved” we have to wonder what the millions of “guests” of #IncarcerationNation think and feel right now..
The American criminal justice system holds 2.3M people in 1,719 state prisons, 109 federal prisons, 1,772 juvenile facilities, 3,163 local jails, 80 Indian Country jails,military prisons, immigration detention,civil commitment centers, state psychiatric hospitals./2
Every year over 600,000 enter prison gates but people go to jail 10.6M X each year.Jail churn is particularly high as most ppl in jails haven’t been convicted. Some will make bail within hours or days while many others are too poor to make bail &remain behind bars until trial./3
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Full house at the next #ECDDialogue2019 hosted by @NelsonMandela Foundation. The topic "Where does pre-grade R belong" is an important one, and will be addressed by @DBE_SA, @StatsSA as well as Dr Tshepo Motsepe, our first lady. @PresidencyZA #ECD #earlyyears
Dr Tshepo Motsepe speaks about #first1000days now, saying this stage of children's lives offer us opportunity to nuture and protect them, which is why as a nation we need to do all we can to create systems that are integrated. Now giving us successes in SA #ECD #ECDDialogue2019
@Samuels2312 is up now to explain further on behalf of @DBE_SA and @The_DSD about the function migration. She makes the point that #ECD programmes is included in the President's statement at the #SONA ie non-centre based ECD programmes.
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Ten #MMT tips to remember on #TaxDay:
1. Federal #taxes don't fund federal spending, so let's #decouple these two important tools.
2. Taxes offset #Government spending.
3. It's a matter of #logic: #dollars must be spent into existence (by the Gov) first, in order for us to use some of those $ to pay taxes
4. #Taxing for #revenue is for local states/municipalities, not the #sovereign issuer of the #currency.
5. Taxing excessive wealth protects #democracy from #Oligarchy and protects us from abusive market power
6. Taxing #pollution & #speculation to reduce such activities, not to "fund" #healthcare and #education.
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4. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
By @JuliaWraith
Yemeni Children Sends a Message to the World, in Funeral of Victims of the US-Saudi Massacre, Sana’a
english.almasirah.net/details.php?es…
By @JuliaWraith
O silent🌍.Why are you dumb? Can’t you speak or you don’t want to speak?Why are you blind? Are you unable to see or you don’t want to see?As for the🇺🇳we are the children of🇾🇪we have sanctify our blood not to appeal an institution that calls
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Do you want a Government that actively tries to eradicate #poverty , #homelessness & #hunger Do you want access to free health care?
@UKLabour @AndrewYang @DrJillStein @jimmy_dore @evolvepolitics @skwawkbox @TheCanaryUK
Do you care so much about the environment that you would welcome an international institute that supports #scientists in an #endeavour to halt or reverse #GlobalWarming
As technology advances are you concerned about your job and your children's future? goo.gl/puAt8h The 4th economic revolution has not just started it is here!
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@fhgferreira @wb_research @WBG_Poverty (1/N) Response to @fghferreira's fourth point on the @worldbank's new work on global poverty estimates. The addition of a new multidimensional poverty measure that *includes* consumption/income poverty is a welcome step & can give rise to real additional insights....
@fhgferreira @wb_research @WBG_Poverty @WorldBank (2/N) The finding that #income #poverty is only imperfectly related to the presence of deprivations is important both in terms of evaluation and in directing policies. It is also helpful that one of the measures they are using is sensitive to overlaps between deprivations and....
@fhgferreira @wb_research @WBG_Poverty @WorldBank (3/n) ...does not merely count aggregate deprivations without concern for their correlation (as some well-known other measures do). But with any multidimensional measures the devil is in the details regarding how they are defined...
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To all: This is a thread of msgs I left in reply on a TW re: college loan forgiveness. To OP TW some said: trade school, take longer, work FT & do 2 courses @ time, etc. Below, in comments, was part of my replies using some of #mystory. #Twitter #work #school #loandebt #college
2/ Since I'm trying to create my own thread to keep msgs together, will add more detail. Born severely premature. Brain injury. CP, Scoliosis, Sciatica, learning disabilities. #Canadian #beginning #life #bio #prolouge #studentdebt #twitter #college
3/ Frm 5-25, was victim of long-term child abuse: sexual/physical, medical; beatings; emotional neglect, verbal & psychological torture, captivity, near rape a few times, & oral rape via family, educators, & strangers. #ChildAbuse #Twitter #Negect #Missing #ChildhoodSexualAbuse
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@fhgferreira (1/n) Response to @fghferreira's point of the day: It is a start that @WorldBank is now apparently emphasizing, after our debate, the idea I have long appealed to when criticizing the lack of meaning of its existing money-metric int'l poverty line & calling for an alternative:..
@fhgferreira @WorldBank (2/n) ...Amartya Sen's injunction that poverty should be conceptualized as 'absolute in the space of capabilities and relative in the space of commodities'. However, the approach being implemented by the Bank is mechanical and therefore wholly inadequate...
@fhgferreira @WorldBank (3/n)...A 'hybrid of absolute and relative' is not absolute in the required sense ('absolute in the space of capabilities'). It is merely muddled. First, the poverty line that is being referred to as 'absolute' does not, as I argued in our debate, have a convincing meaning...
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విద్యా విధానంలో @PawanKalyan ప్రసంగం విన్న తర్వాత, ఇంత కాలం నా లోపల ఉన్న కోపం, నిరాశను నియంత్రించలేక, నేను బయటకు వచ్చి మాట్లాడటానికి ఇది సరైన సమయం అని నేను భావిస్తున్నాను.

Thread on it

#JanSena #VoteForGlass #JSPForNewAgePolitics
మీకు తెలుసా, US లో దాదాపు 90% మంది విద్యార్థులు (kindergarten to 12th grade) ప్రభుత్వ పాఠశాలల్లో చేరుతారు!

ప్రభుత్వ పాఠశాల వ్యవస్థ ఎంత బలంగా ఉందో అర్థం చేసుకోండి!!

అలాగే, ఎవరూ విద్యను వ్యాపారంగా భావించరు.
ఎంత మందికి తెలుసు ప్రపంచంలో టాప్ 10 విశ్వవిద్యాలయాలలో వున్న మసాచుసెట్స్ ఇన్స్టిట్యూట్ ఆఫ్ టెక్నాలజీ (MIT), Stanford విశ్వవిద్యాలయం, హార్వర్డ్ విశ్వవిద్యాలయం ప్రైవేట్ (Private) మరియు లాభాపేక్షలేని (Non-profit) విశ్వవిద్యాలయాలు అని?

మన భారతదేశంలో ఇలా ఊహించగలమా?
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So in my city #SSI pays $771 a month.
I was just informed that I don't qualify because although I make below the poverty level in annual income, that income makes me ineligible.

The SSI person was very nice as I coughed through our conversation, but it's over.
#CripTheVote
How is anyone supposed to live on this amount of money in a big city? It's beyond belief. Who sets these income levels? Where are #disabled people supposed to live? How are they supposed pay for a phone? Even a burner costs $25 a month. What about utilities?
The insanity is, I just qualified for #SNAP because I live below the poverty level, but that "entitlement" as the #SSI person explained, counts against your income limit. The woman was very nice & commiserative, but she closed out my file. My application for #Medicaid is pending.
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I put this thread up Friday. Few RTs because #disability ♿ and #poverty are boring to people who aren't living it.

That's a real problem in America.

Yet my mentions were full of people facing the same struggle --the fear, frustration and isolation.

♿↘️
The failure to prioritize sick & #disabled people in America is an actual catastrophe for millions. We already know nearly all of America's #homeless suffer from some #disability.

Also, 81M disabled & 131M chronically ill Americans struggle financially due to medical costs.
When the #GOPTaxScam eviscerated the #ACA mandate, it jacked up the premiums for every sick person in America. Mine went from $239 a month for my HMO to $1,978.10.

The CBO said it would happen and it did. Millions have dropped their health insurance because of these price hikes.
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Let's talk about "national emergencies."
There are THOUSANDS of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in this country. Sisters, daughters, mothers, human beings that disappear without a trace. Where is the declaration over that crisis? #MMIW #MMIWG #MMIR
In a country determined to place nationalism at the forefront of domestic and foreign policy, we have a shocking number of homeless veterans. In states like Arizona, the number of #veteran suicides is 90.4 per 100,000. kdminer.com/news/2019/feb/…
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"#Science" and the "unquestionable truths" of this world have the familiar patterns of #freemason #deceit. #Newton with a #Marrano crypto handsign, #HenryCavendish, the only one who ever proved #gravity in a dodgy experiment, doing a #masonic #hiddenhand. #AlbertMichelson, too.
The greatest scientist (or the greatest fraud?) of all time: #AlbertEinstein, doing a #masonichandshake, or two. Classic "thinking poses", that #freemasons do. I don't trust anything these folks write, given their age-old tendency for intricate deceit and misleading, do you?
Probably nobody heard of this guy, #RabindranathTagore, poet and writer of the anthem of #India, inciting a nationalistic spirit in the country. Winner of a #Nobel literature prize. The classic #hiddenhand of freemasonry. Surprise, here he is with fellow #mason fraud #Einstein.
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Here’s a thread that nobody asked for comparing today’s urgent global problems to dim sum.
1/14 Nuclear Weapons v. Xiao Long Bao: Treat with respect or face intense explosion, third degree burns and worse. Experts disagree on how to handle in a never-ending debate. Also, it’s a challenging dish to make. #globalzero #nuclearweapons
2/14 Climate Crisis v. Chicken Feet: Look, you can’t soft sell this. It’s not chicken “change” for chrissakes. It’s the most intimidating item on the table, and there’s no disguising it for what it is. Deniers are vocal. #climatechange #globalwarming
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For what do you stand? #UltimateMeasure
Share your beliefs/passions/causes about:
#Love #Truth #Justice
#MLKDAY #MLK
#martinlutherkingday
What matters the most to you ~ for the Good of the Nation and the Planet?
#MLKDAY #ReclaimMLK
#WeGoHigh
#RESISTANCE
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#TuesdayThoughts: I wasn't able to be as productive as I wanted to be this year given an (often-ass-kicking) autoimmune disorder, but here's a thread of a few highlights.

As always, I remain so grateful to you all for your continued support.❤️
First, I am very proud of co-editing, with @m_hild, Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power. We had perceptive, brilliant scholars contributing essays on a wide variety of topics. Look for the paperback release in 2019!

upf.com/book.asp?id=97…
Second, was absolutely honored to be asked to write a piece commemorating the life and legacy of #MartinLutherKing #MLK for the National Civil Rights Museum. I chose to write about #poverty and the #PoorPeoplesCampaign:

mlk50.civilrightsmuseum.org/50-voices-50-y…
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