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international day for the eradication of poverty

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ_ehELVScY&w=560&h=315] Today is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the theme this year is: A path towards peaceful and inclusive societies.  Todays call to action recognizes the importance of reaching out the the poorest throughout the world. As a global society, we are only as rich as our poorest member and we all […]

Posted: October 17 2017
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the death of the russian peasant

The deterioration of the Russian villages draws both eerie and hopeful parallels to rural America.

Posted: February 20 2017
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premature deaths on the rise in rural areas

Where you live should not determine how long you live. New research shows it does. Americans have enjoyed increasingly longer lives over time. Advances in medicine, a decline in fatal car accidents, and falling violent crime rates mean we are living longer. But new research shows a reversal of this trend for some. If you are […]

Posted: May 28 2016
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america's rural poor

Earlier this year, 45 year-old Matt Black embarked from Santa Maria, Calif., his birthplace, and drove 18,000 miles across the country and back again, stopping every 200 miles to photograph cities, towns, and rural areas, where like Santa Maria, more than 20 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. That is the point […]

Posted: December 3 2015
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environmental racisim: hog farms in north carolina

The first thing Violet Branch does when she wakes up is to inhale through her nose to see whether the smell of hog excrement from across the street has seeped into her home again. “Sometimes when I wake up the odor is in the house. Sometimes before I go to bed, the odor is in […]

Posted: November 14 2015
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how pope francis is reviving radical economics

Excerpt from: How Pope Francis is Reviving Radical Catholic Economics- Some Catholics have been quietly practicing them all along. By Nathan Schneider September 9, 2015 My friend Ryan Patrico, a doctoral
student in history at Yale, noticed something curious while studying the German nuns whose convents wound up in Protestant regions in the early, bloody days […]

Posted: September 14 2015