Thursday, 18 December 2014 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • Street People: Do You Just "Walk On By"?

    Is there a helpful way to respond when you encounter one of the approximately 578,424 people who were homeless on any given night in the United States today?

  • Quiet Distress Among the (Ex) Rich

    Yves Smith: The fact that economic distress has moved pretty high up the food chain is a sign that this recovery isn't all that it is cracked up to be.

  • Declaring War on Heroin

    By Maya Schenwar, Truthout | Op-Ed

    In a handout photo, 53 pounds of herion, seized from a New York-based drug organization by the Drug Enforcement Administration. More heroin has already been seized by authorities here in 2014 than in any year since 1991, part of a well-documented nationwide rise in heroin use that has seen New York once again become a conduit for suppliers. (DEA via The New York Times)In a handout photo, 53 pounds of heroin, seized from a New York-based drug organization by the Drug Enforcement Administration. More heroin has already been seized by authorities here in 2014 than in any year since 1991, part of a well-documented nationwide rise in heroin use that has seen New York once again become a conduit for suppliers. (Photo: DEA via The New York Times)

    Even as officials eschew "drug war" language, many states' actions in response to the heroin panic have taken the same old tack. Overwhelming, well-publicized evidence that mandatory minimums do not reduce crime has apparently been cast aside in the swirl of the heroin scare.

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  • Red Love: Toward Racial, Economic and Social Justice

    Red Love: Toward Racial, Economic and Social Justice

    By Lilia D. Monzó and Peter McLaren, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Racism is exacerbated by a capitalist production process that teaches us that some people have a God-given right to pursue their economic and social interests without regard for other people's right to thrive, free of fear for their own survival. The antidote is red love.

    Let the fight for justice begin!

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  • Boots on the Ground: The Best Solution to Disaster Response on Our Waterways

    Boots on the Ground: The Best Solution to Disaster Response on Our Waterways

    By Marc Yaggi, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Disasters on our waterways have been occurring at an unprecedented rate in a climate of lax government regulations. In February, 140,000 tons of toxic coal ash sludge and wastewater leaked into North Carolina's Dan River, highlighting why boots on the ground activism is crucial.

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