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1/15 The link between Inequality and Gun Violence:

🧵 There's a complex web of factors that contribute to gun violence, but two elements that demand our attention are high inequality and permissive gun laws. Let's take a deep dive into how these factors intersect. Image
2/15 It's important to start with understanding the correlation between inequality and violence.

When socio-economic disparities widen, frustrations increase. This can result in heightened tensions and often leads to more violence. #IncomeInequality #Violence Image
3/15 Studies show that societies with larger income gaps tend to have higher rates of violence.

This is particularly true for the US, where inequality has grown considerably over the past few decades. #IncomeInequality Image
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1/ Climate change & inequality – two of the most pressing issues of our time – are deeply interconnected. This thread will explore how they're intertwined and why addressing them simultaneously is crucial for a sustainable future. 🧵 #ClimateChange #Inequality Image
2/ Firstly, let's discuss how climate change disproportionately affects the most vulnerable. The poor and marginalized, who contribute least to carbon emissions, are the hardest hit by environmental changes. #ClimateJustice #ClimateChange Image
3/ Increased temperatures, changing rainfall patterns, and extreme weather events are all exacerbated by climate change. This disproportionately impacts agriculture-dependent communities and economies, often in developing nations. #ClimateCrisis #Inequality Image
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Just watched the #CNNTownhall with 2024 Presidential candidate and former President @realDonaldTrump , as well as the post-townhall panel discussion.

One thing is clear: #America is a broken country. It's split right down the middle.

Racial divisions and #massshootings are peaking, the economy is cratering, #poverty and #homelessness are rising.

And meanwhile, the US government is involved in, or threatening to get involved in, wars from #Ukraine to #Taiwan to #Syria to #Iran to #NorthKorea.

When they should be working on healing the divisions in their own nation. White vs non-White, Rural vs Urban, Rich vs Poor, drug addiction, broken homes - all these are tearing America apart.

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British Economic Downfall

The UK’s economy post-Brexit has been hit severely. The current consumer price inflation rate is at 10.1% with the bank rates heightened at 4.25%. Image
Purchasing power of the masses is declining due to rising #inflation thereby increasing #poverty and #inequality among the masses.
#Brexit has largely been accounted for with the economic burden of the #UK. The #British exports have suffered a brunt as they faced trade barriers affecting their competitiveness.
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1/12 SALTED EARTH: We are living in the land poisoned by Thatcherism. We have been brought low by a doctrine of “me-first” selfishness and a devil-take-the-hindmost philosophy which, together, hobble any effective action against the huge problems we now face… 🧵 #Max12to1 Image
2/12 Economically, we were torn apart in the 1980s as #inequality and #poverty soared to levels not seen since the 1920s. We have not recovered. Gross #inequality now seems the norm. No subsequent government has even tried to reverse the damage wrought in the 1980s. #Max12to1 Image
3/12 Socially, the UK is starkly divided. We have a three-tier education system, a two tier-health system, and a wealth chasm between those who rent or own their home. #Poverty stalks foodbank Britain. We meekly gave up on collective provision. #Max12to1…
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🧵Canada’s #agricultureexports and #agrifoodexports have continued to increase, reaching over $82 billion in 2021 and surpassing a previous target to grow agri-food exports to at least $75 billion by 2025. ⬇️
Through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, #AAFC is working with Provincial and Territorial partners to achieve $250 billion in sector revenues and $95 billion in sector export revenues by 2028.…
#AAFC unveils new funding for Agriculture in the Classroom's digital campaign. The program will use that money to focus on the #Agricommunication program, a three-year, up to $8-million federal initiative…
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1/2 A growing number of folks realize that California is where they get their produce from & it's been slammed by forest fires, floods, etc. so they are going to grow their own veggies this year and escape the high prices in the grocery chain stores.
2/2 An estimated two-thirds of all produce consumed in Canada is imported from the U.S. accounting for approximately 37% of Canada's fresh fruit imports in 2021. California exported $4.8 Billion to Canada, including: $1.7B in fruits and nuts & $203M in vegetables and roots.
I live on a Gulf Island where the best weather conditions found in Canada are found so I purchase FRESH produce from organic farmers at farm gates and at Farmer's Markets twice weekly. Hubby also grows some of our veggies.
Are you now or will you be growing your own produce?
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Incredible introduction to @SierraClub's Executive Director @BenJealous!

Thanks @Sammy_Roth for a great story covering topics of how to navigate racism, financial affordability and internal tensions in an ambitious agenda to tackle the climate crisis.…
2 / @BenJealous: "Racism has always been the wedge that kings and oligarchs have used to weaken people’s ability to assert their claims to justice. It’s an artifact of an old colonial divide-and-conquer strategy..."
3/ "...So for those at the Sierra Club who have wondered why we are so on fire to fight racism, I explain that it’s an obstacle to us saving the planet. Racism helps to ensure poverty, which keeps people desperate in making bad decisions about the future of the planet."
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UCP incompetence and secrecy continues to harm Albertans.

Here’s another example, this time food banks and $5 million dollars are involved.

In November, UCP announced the first round of food bank grants worth $5 million.

Alberta food banks are completely overwhelmed. 🧵
Two biggest food banks are in #YEG and #YYC but there are over 100 in Alberta.

Some tiny, some massive.

The Edm Food Bank distributes food to over 320 agencies & distributes 35,000 hampers per month.

Their hamper program served more than 415,660 people in 2022. 🧵
The super busy Edmonton Food Bank got $280,000 from the $5 million being given out.

Due to the insufficient help from UCP and unmanageable demand, the Edmonton Food Bank has cut their hamper program.

Here’s the letter. 🧵 Image of the letter about hamper cuts from Edmonton Food Ban
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So disappointed to hear @KPBS #MiddayEdition hosting #BobMcElroy from #AlphaProjectSD
Have they reviewed his salary & tax returns?
Taxpayers subsidize his shelters w/horrible conditions
Few people get #housing after a shelter stay

@inewsource @dulaney ImageImageImageImage
He mentions his staff struggles to afford rent-
Perhaps he could demonstrate "personal responsibility" by not driving a Maserati?
Or reduce his $245K salary & pay caseworkers doing direct services more so they aren't #housing insecure?
#SOTCSD #MayorToddGloria #homelessness
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#SanDiego criminalizes people living in #poverty & #homelessness
When #unhoused people are cited for encroachment they are given the option to "work off" fines by doing free labor for #AlphaProjectSD
Meanwhile: Alpha gets @CityofSanDiego contracts to provide this labor

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one of the most curious stories that came out during the 2016 campaign, during which the inept candidacy of @HillaryClinton succumbed to the neo-fascıst movement and @mtaibbi's best friend @realDonaldTrump, was this act of petty corporate theft.

Trump, or rather his tax-shelter @TrumpFoundation (every rich #entrepreneur-criminal has a "foundation" of some sort, useful both for tax purposes and as a place to furnish sinecure jobs to cousins and loyal toadies and so on), was accused of fiddling money from a charity.

@realDonaldTrump's @GOP defenders (*not* including @mtaibbi, whose fandom for Trump and the GOP was predictably late in developing) tried to pretend that Trump or his people couldn't have possibly done such a thing: after all, Trump's already rich! on paper, anyway.

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1/12 A BRIEF HISTORY OF UK #INEQUALITY: The UK used to be far more equal. Our current high level of income and wealth #inequality is a result of choices made (and not made) by successive governments (see section 11 in link > for graph below). #Max12to1
2/12 Broken down into its constituent parts, high #inequality means having excessive incomes and wealth for a small minority while a much larger number of people live in or near #poverty. This is what the UK has tolerated for decades. #Max12to1
3/12 It is important to grasp just how much #inequality in the UK surged in the 1980s as the policies of the Conservative governments took effect (financial deregulation, high unemployment, weakened trade unions, privatisation, and erosion of the welfare state). #Max12to1
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"Did you know that over 1 billion adults around the world don't have a bank account?
1. That's a staggering number of people who are left out of the traditional financial system, particularly in poorer countries where access to the necessary documents and infrastructure may be limited. #unbanked #financialinclusion
2. Without a bank account, it's much harder for individuals to save money, make payments, or access credit.

This can perpetuate a cycle of poverty and financial exclusion, especially in countries with high levels of income inequality. #poverty #financialexclusion
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1/6 WORTHLESS: What extreme pay #inequality really means. A short🧵... #Max12to1
2/6 If a company (or any employer) has a top-to-bottom pay ratio of 100:1, then it values those who work for them on minimum wage (whether outsourced or not) at 1% of the CEO or highest paid employee. #Max12to1
3/6 People might argue that you can’t compare, say, a CEO to an outsourced cleaner because, technically, the cleaner is employed by the outsourcer. But we think if anyone works in the business and breathes the same air as the bosses, they should be counted. #Max12to1
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#Hursti's #Christmas party for the needy 2022 at the #Helsinki fair center on #ChristmasEve 24 December 2022. At 12.00.
The doors open at 11:00. 
There will be traditional Christmas #food, a Christmas program, Christmas #carols and a Christian #message.…
You can participate in the activity by supporting #Hursti with a #donation
-The organization began its operations in the 1960s and was founded by social worker Veikko Hursti. #Laupeudentyö ry's operations are currently managed by Veikko's son Heikki Hursti
#Finland have been years under the #auspices of the #European Comittee of #SocialRights.
- It adopted reports concerning Finland in 2008, 2012, 2017 and 2018
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Today we are talking all things #BasicIncome

A #BasicIncomeWales🧵

Today, we are pleased to be hosting the Basic Income for Care Leavers in Wales Pilot Conference.
@WelshGovernment @cardiffuni Image shows UK banknotes, overlayed with images of young peo
What is the Welsh #BasicIncome Pilot?

In July 2022 the @WelshGovernment launched the Basic Income for Care Leavers in Wales Pilot. It offers £1,600 (pre-tax) a month for 2 years to eligible care leavers who turn 18 between July 2022 and June 2023 -
Participation in the pilot is voluntary and unconditional, those taking part will also receive individual advice and support to help them manage their finances and develop their financial and budgeting skills
@JaneHutt @WG_Communities @Become1992 @UBILabWales @BasicIncWales
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1/3 #Gratitude: I Know What It Is Like…
To Overcome:

* #Homelessness
* Profound #Grief at the loss of hopes and dreams for a loved one
* #Failure - personal and professional
* #TBI, #CPTSD. #Anxiety Disorder and other #MentalHealth-related labels that no longer define me
2/3 * Intense isolation due to #stigma
* Being misunderstood in my intentions
* A sense of loss of self and purpose
* Over-inflation of my own ego
* Soul crushing #poverty
* Compassion fatigue - profound in its depth
* Asking God, “Why?”
* Turning too far inward
3/3 * Lack of simple #forgiveness
* Numbness
* Shit being placed in my mailbox

What have you overcome that you would add to this list? 🙏❤️🙏
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>Ist #Vertrauen gut – oder Kontrolle besser? #OnoraONeill im Gespräch | Sternstunden SRF Kultur<

Siehe #WelttagderPhilosophie
& ebenso >Die Philosophin oder die andere Hälfte des Denkens< als Thementag bei @dlfkultur

#Menschenbild #Buergergeld

Um zu begreifen, weswegen die breit kolportierte Rede v.einer "Arbeit, welche sich nicht mehr lohne" im geplanten #Buergergeld Unsinn ist & nur als Kampagne inhaltlich verortet werden kann, muss begriffen werden, wofür das #SGBII steht

#CDUCSU betreiben #Täuschung

Die Art und Weise wie #CDUCSU suggerieren, alles was in der Welt, bzw. #Realpolitik getan wird, kann durch Einzelpersonen ausgeglichen werden, ist die erste Etappe diskursiver Täuschung!

#Transparenz von #Institutionen & #Gesetzgebung bilden existentielle Rahmenbedingungen
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Since #WWII, #USA has used #USdollar hegemony to transfer domestic crises, harvest world #wealth and undermine the economic and financial stability of other countries through armed conflicts, financial wars, and trade wars. To maintain US dollar is to maintain US world hegemony. Since #WWII, #USA has used ...
Since March 2022, #FederalReserve has raised interest rates 6X. On 2 Nov, its 75-point rate hike and sharp #USdollar appreciation caused global #currency depreciation, capital outflows, rising debt servicing costs, hiked imported inflation and currency/debt crises of countries.
How this #KhazarianMafia #SCAM all started: At the latter part of #WWII, #USA took the opportunity to hoard tons of #gold and led the establishment of Bretton Woods system based on a peg between #USdollar and gold, thus establishing US dollar as "global hard #currency".
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Do you know that 2020 and 2022 are the two worst years for #poverty reduction since at least 1990? Why?

The pandemic dealt the largest setback to global-poverty reduction efforts. (1/4)
The #income losses of the world’s poorest were twice as high as the world’s richest in 2020.

The poorest also faced large setbacks in #health and #education, with devastating consequences, including premature mortality, and pronounced learning losses. (2/4)
Extreme #poverty is concentrated in parts of the world where it will be hardest to eradicate:
- in Sub-Saharan Africa,
- conflict-affected areas,
- and in rural areas. (3/4)
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1/Thinking of #trees #peat #carbon and #nature and #fires. When are Victorians (without hysterics @theage ) to be made fully aware of the State #auslaws over fines in State Parks for picking up a rock, walking off track and so on. @DanielAndrewsMP/2
2/As it is now there are hundreds of shooting licensed people walking off track. Hundreds of thousands of feral deer, xrabbits,x pigs (latter two a food, anti #poverty source that cannot be culled by shooters) already damaging #native wildlife.Protecting #Indigenous locations/3
3/ @DanielAndrewsMP is key but to lock up (by fines) large areas is #segregation and discrimination. To lock up but then ok if you pay — is a cynical misuse of power. It would be good to hear from #Indigenous Victoria as we already know the value of the birthing trees was/4
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I have just had an illuminating conversation with tourism expert and researcher, Mike Riungu about the impact of tourism decline on the environment, youth, women and livelihoods. It's armageddon. #Thread
This are @googleearth images of the wider Malindi in 1995, 2003, 2017 and 2022. In 1995 when tourism was thriving, it was lush and green. As tourism declined and people went from town to rural, they cut trees & sold charcoal to survive. #environment Wider Malindi 1995Wider Malindi 2003Wider Malindi 2017Wider Malindi 2022
Thousands who lost #tourism jobs in the past 10 years slid into #poverty, moved to their farms & sold charcoal. Now that there's barely any charcoal to sell, they are selling the land at throwaway prices. You keep seeing the ads for farm land in Malindi.
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1/7. 🧵 With national govt seemingly binning a serious focus on health inequalities, there is lots that can be done at regional and local level; a national govt focus & framework would obviously help that.. but we are where we are. Some positivity follows...
2/7. There's lots to learn from past health inequalities policy and it worked, much of which can be implemented regionally and with integrated care systems…
3/7. The lesson is this requires three things: partnership, disruption and endurance. National govt seems to have given up on the latter, regional and local partners must not.…
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The recent @uscensusbureau report on poverty shows a dramatic decline in 2021. This decline is in part due to the organizing of the #poorpeoplescampaign (&others) for policies that center the poor. Problems that remain are in part because those policies have so far been temporary Image of the Poor People's and Low Wage Workers Mass Assembl
Make sure to look at the #supplementalpovertymeasure numbers. The #SPM is a much better measure than the #OPM because it accounts for govt programs, common expenses and differences in costs of living. This is the measure we focus on.
Although better, the SPM threshold is still too low: for a 2-adult, 2-child household, the SPM threshold was about $31k. $31k is just 1/3 of what this family would need to live in Chicago. It's 1/2 of what they would need to live in Holmes County, MS.
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