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  • "Welfare Reform" Is Pushing Women Into Unwaged Work -- It's Time to Change That

    "Welfare Reform" Is Pushing Women Into Unwaged Work -- It's Time to Change That

    By Sarah Jaffe, Truthout | Interview

    Welfare reform did great damage to the lives of poor people, especially women and children, who make up 75 percent of the US's impoverished. The RISE Out of Poverty Act attempts to correct some of welfare reform's worst consequences, such as forcing women into unpaid work, say Rev. Annie Chambers of Baltimore, Rachel West of US Prostitutes Collective and Pat Gowens of Welfare Warriors, Milwaukee.

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  • Proxy War and Surrogate Terror: How the US Came to Take an Active Role in War and Torture in Latin America

    Proxy War and Surrogate Terror: How the US Came to Take an Active Role in War and Torture in Latin America

    By John W. Dower, Haymarket Books | Book Excerpt

    Although US involvement in torture focused on the Iraq War in the last decade, the United States has had a long involvement by proxy with torture and the killing of peasants and Indigenous peoples in Latin America. In this excerpt from his book, The Violent American Century, John W. Dower describes the US role in facilitating death and destruction in Latin and South America over the past few decades.

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