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Flashback: Watch Edward R. Murrow’s ‘Harvest of Shame’

The people who harvest our fruits and vegetables are, today, among the country’s most marginalized. They earn well below the poverty line and spend a substantial portion of the year unemployed. They do not have the right to overtime pay or to collective…  …

India govt. accused of concealing poverty by lowering poverty line to 44 cents per day

India’s opposition politicians accused the government on Tuesday of seeking to conceal widespread poverty after it declared that any Indian who spent 44 cents a day was not poor. Figures released by the Planning Commission on Monday showed a substantial drop in the country’s poverty figures under the Congress-led government,…

Elderly poverty rates 200% higher for blacks and Latinos: report

A new report finds that black and Latino Americans are significantly more likely to be have difficulty retiring than white Americans on average. University of California, Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education examined statistics from 2008 to 2010 and determined that black and Latino retirees were more likely to…

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