October 25, 2007

Finance Is A Gun

African governments are finding that cutting subsidies for poor farmers just means that more of them will starve to death.

What it means to really, really need healthcare because you can't remotely come up with $750,000 to pay for your child's first medical bills or the therapy that needs to come afterwards. (h/t Myca at Alas)

SCHIP reauthorization returns to the House, and it was contentious in the first place because Republican politicians wouldn't want to provide the same kind of government healthcare that they get to any families who weren't nearly destitute. It would spoil their morals, or something.

This is where they keep the poor, brown immigration detainees and their kids, and how they treat them in the privatized, for-profit prison system.

Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, where the fire evacuees are staying, looks nothing like the New Orleans Superdome after Katrina. Fancy that.

And by the way, two years on, low-income Katrina victims are still being jerked around.

When you're poor, it means that for somebody's profit, your entire way of life and everything you have are counted as nothing to the global resource extraction industries.

Which is pretty much the same all over the world, including if you're a poor, white person living in Appalachia and some coal companies want to level the entire mountain range around your ears.

Posted by natasha at October 25, 2007 08:46 AM | Human Rights | Technorati links |
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When you're poor, it means that for somebody's profit, your entire way of life and everything you have are counted as nothing to the global resource extraction industries. Saš Bakımı Regards

Posted by: Saš Bakımı at November 1, 2007 03:45 AM