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Homeless Iranians find shelter from cold in empty graves.
A shocking report of the economic situation of the Iranian people living in a sea of ​​oil but of the wealth of the #Iran|ian people spent by the Iranian regime against #war & #terrorism.
#foodsecurity #ZeroHunger @UN
@WFP
Poverty & Misery, the Achievements of #Iran’s Regime.
The root of the problem lies in the regime’s warmongering policies which leads the regime to plunder the nation’s wealth & have pushed the economy to the edge of destruction
#foodsecurity #ZeroHunger
ncr-iran.org/en/news/societ…
Selling Body Parts in #Iran
It might be the most unique trade in the world
As the economy is falling apart, a lucrative business is on the rise: selling bodily organs. Pple are hungry & have no choice but to sell their organs.
#ZeroHunger @UN
#foodsecurity
ncr-iran.org/en/news/societ…
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Hey twitter, catch up time! 😁 Last week @TomSteyer released a new plan that I’m honored to have worked on proposing the largest peacetime expansion of national service in the history of the US. Warning: Long, Enthusiastic Thread //1
@TomSteyer This plan goes big: How big is big? With $50B in new Federal investment, national service programs would scale to enable 💡ONE MILLION 💡 people to serve their communities each and every year by the end of Tom’s first term. //2 twitter.com/FrancesSawyer3
That’s 1 million - young and old, from all towns, of any documented immigration status - fighting #climatechange, caring for the sick and elderly, running after school programs, building trails for @nps and @USForestService, tackling #Poverty, and making America better. //3
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MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY is not the new buzz word, it is the holistic approach by which the concept of #poverty is measured.

Your President
Your Governors
Your Lawmakers
Your Ministers
Your Commissioners
Your Special Advisers

...should pay attention to it

#Thread
Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) measures #Poverty on three general dimensions:

1. Health
2. Education
3. Living Standards

These 3 dimensions are further broken down into 10 Indicators that are easily measurable.
The Ten MPI Indicators:
1 Nutrition
2 Child Mortality
3 Years of Schooling
4 School Attendance
5 Cooking Fuel
6 Sanitation
7 Water
8 Electricity
9 Floor
10 Asset

The Sustainable Development Goals #SDGs provide direction on how to implement measures to reduce poverty.
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Imagine the social segregation of not being able to attend your best friend's 40th Birthday party because it's held in a restaurant that doesn't accept #indue #CashlessDebitCard
Imagine not being able to take your mum out on Mother's Day or dad on Farther's Day for lunch or dinner because local businesses aren't pre-registered for #CashlessDebitCard #indue
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#Neoliberalism at work: Why work for structural reform when you can donate a dollar on top of your $25 steak and $15 bottle of kombucha?

Let’s take a minute to actually break down the #WholeFoods variety of neoliberal #capitalism & the illusion of consumption ending #poverty.
Here in the US #WholeFoods & gentrification go together like peanut butter & jelly.
Gentrification effectively prices anyone below a certain income level out of a neighborhood, by jacking up rents & the price on consumer goods & services.
#WholeFoods is the poster child for this, with their ridiculously inflated prices on staple foods, but they take it to another level. This self-important emporium of yuppie chow isn’t just selling you overpriced organic cruelty free bean sprouts. They’re selling you an image.
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ADULT 18++
GANDHI THE PERVERT
Gandhi was fav.Indian Leader till came across this Article.
OMG..he was pervert according to Historians.
Let Sparta share some facts about Mohandas Gandhi.
Hope no one would not be upset, afterall these facts r written by credible people.
Lets start;
Not only a Sex addict , also was a #Racist like #Modi . Looking at history , his speeches and secret life one can assume that he was a Hypocrite too.
Used Sluers like Kaffir aka Nigga for Africans of Black skin.
OMG
Amazingly under the cloak of Philanthropy Gandhi showed his actual worth by writing to English custodian of Colony that he being an Indian ( brown colored) wud prefer not be be called African (Black colored) as he was better than them in Race & alloted separate quarters .....
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This is why local reporting is so critical in the primary. This plan of @BernieSanders is really good and superior to any other plan I've reported on.

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Exclusive: Sanders details plan to support American seniors ahead of Iowa appearance desmoinesregister.com/story/news/ele… via @DMRegister
Bernie addresses everything that has failed seniors in the current #Medicare iteration. Anyone who has an elderly parent knows how much Medicare doesn't cover. And last month I did an investigative report on women and #poverty--nearly 1 in 3 65+ women are living in poverty.
2/
Sanders has been largely discounted in this primary, in part due to remaining resentment toward him from 2016 and then because he did nothing to improve and refine his message in 2019. But this is really good policy and others should want to adopt it.
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Co-sign.

Raising the minimum wage will take millions of American women--80% of minimum wage workers--out of #poverty.
1 in 8 women lives in poverty due to low wages.
#RaiseTheWageAct would change so many lives.
Call your senators and tell them to vote against gendered poverty.
If you want to know who is making minimum wage in America and why, my investigation here explains it in detail. #RaiseTheWageAct won't just lift women out of poverty, it will also lift their kids, as many single mothers live on min wage jobs.
damemagazine.com/2018/04/12/wom…
The right claims no one was meant to live on #MinimumWage jobs. Yet that is happening all over America and it is creating a distinctly gendered poverty.
#RaiseTheWageAct will change millions of women's lives.
damemagazine.com/2019/06/17/we-…
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And at no point is there a reference to how many women now work minimum wage jobs as full-time adult employment or how the #poverty rate has increased for women due to this fact.
In June I did an investigation into women and #poverty for @damemagazine and this issue of the "two-tier recovery" impacts women exponentially.
Many middle-income women lost low@tier white and pink collar jobs that just ceased to be, like retail.
damemagazine.com/2019/06/17/we-…
In the current primary omstsnt references are made to the working class, but with the presumption those are white men. But as this investigation I did shows, the American working class is women. The data will shock you.
damemagazine.com/2018/04/12/wom…
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I'm supporting a neighbour through #ESA assessment #dwp #maximus homevisit denied despite written medical evidence he has #agorophobia severe anxiety chronic depression #mentalheath
If he can't go all #benefits stopped he has young children #poverty
#classwar #dwpmurders #JC4PM
Thanku everyone for your lovely replies I'll update u soon just nipping to sit with Barry while his partner goesmto go as she is I'll with the stress of it all
I appreciate all your support xxxx
Gp not go x
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"With close to 100 million Americans living at or near the #poverty level, most of them women, are any of the Democratic candidates addressing the crisis?"

My latest investigation for @damemagazine. I hope you will read and share this important story.
damemagazine.com/2019/06/17/we-…
In my month-long investigation for @damemagazine, I spoke with women from every age and racial/ethnic group--poverty is female.

"One in 17 women lived in extreme poverty last year, living on $1.90 a day--in the U.S., not a developing country."

damemagazine.com/2019/06/17/we-…
"While the media usually presents single mothers as the face of poverty, over half of all poor adult women—54 percent—are single and childless."

One of the surprising statistics I uncovered during this investigation on women and poverty.
damemagazine.com/2019/06/17/we-…
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Tweeting about #poverty and #wealth is quite instructive. It's obvious that many feel very strongly about it yet know so little. Consider what wealth is: it is to have the means to satisfy wants. Those means can be anything, including berries or fruits growing in the wild. But
the vast majority of means are created. There are no hamburgers, iPhones, or houses growing on trees. In other words, most means to satisfy wants were created. So wealth, generally speaking, is created. Many appear confused by this rather obvious fact, or take offense by it being
stated. That is not only ignorant, but counter-productive: whoever does not believe that the means to satisfy wants (wealth) are created surely is not acting to create them. So we are missing out on a lot of wealth because of this ignorant view; our standard of living could be
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#UniversalCreditUncovered Week 3: this is what the DWP’s ad campaign says people should do while waiting for #UniversalCredit. But an advance is a loan that has to be repaid. It’s not the solution to the wait - in fact, repaying it can push people further into hardship. 1/5
We're working with debt charity @StepChange as part of the #5WeeksTooLong campaign so this week we’ve joined forces to highlight why so many people are forced into needless #debt because of the 5-week wait. Read our new joint briefing here: 2/5 trusselltrust.org/wp-content/upl…
Why is repaying an advance a problem? People’s ability to afford repayments isn’t taken into account; even small deductions have a big impact when people are living on a knife edge; & people can be hit by multiple repayments. This can push people further into #poverty. 3/5
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The long-awaited @Alston_UNSR report is finally out. srpoverty.org/country-visits… A strongly evidenced evisceration of the UK's recent record on #poverty covering the disastrous #humanrights impacts of welfare reform & cuts to social protection, w/ a particular focus on #childpoverty
@Alston_UNSR Other issues addressed by @alston_UNSR incl food security, the gendered nature of poverty, privatisation & serious shortcomings in the way that poverty is measured in the UK. Several key recomms echo those of other #UN #HumanRights bodies to the Uk, incl #CRC & #CESCR Committees
@Alston_UNSR Will lessons be learnt in order to address the 'systematic', 'stark' and 'ideological' erosion of the social safety net ? It was depressingly unsurprising to hear the government's trenchant response to the report as 'barely believable' and of apparent plans to complain to the UN
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We've just released the final report by @Alston_UNSR, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme #poverty, on his visit to the #UK. The report is available here: undocs.org/A/HRC/41/39/Ad…. A few key takeaways:
Some have asked me why a UN expert on #poverty would visit the #UK. Unfortunately, although the UK is the world’s 5th largest economy, 14 million are in poverty, child poverty is rising & predicted to reach 40% by 2021, homelessness is up 60%, and food bank use has skyrocketed.
To understand #poverty in the #UK, you have to look at the massive disinvestment in social support since 2010: the end of a centralized social fund, changes to the ways benefits are capped & calculated that substantially reduce their value, the decimation of civil legal aid, etc.
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🚨#Iran
Report of severe #Flood and #poverty in Iran
NO: 1
#Golestan province in N, Iran
This young man says:The flood has entered our homes, government officials do not give us any help.
They just come, take pictures, film and go.
@USAdarFarsi
@SecPompeo #IranRegimeChange
🚨#Iran
Report of severe #flood and #poverty in Iran
NO: 2
#Khuzestan Province in S, Iran
The flood covered the main roads and private cars are passing hard.
But there is no news of #Rouhani's government's efforts to rebuild.
@USAdarFarsi
@SecPompeo #IranRegimeChange
🚨#Iran
Report of severe #flood and #poverty in Iran
NO: 3
#Sistan and #Baluchestan Province in E, Iran
This young woman says: We do not have bread to eat. My kids are hungry
But the #Rouhani's government's does not give us money.
@USAdarFarsi
@SecPompeo #IranRegimeChange
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#SriLanka, l'#Isis rivendica la strage: «Vendetta per #Christchurch». Colombo teme nuovi attacchi

Una strage per vendicarne un'altra, con la regia dell'Isis.

ilmessaggero.it/mondo/sri_lank…
"Quel grande indiano di 2500 anni fa disse:
«L'odio genera solo l'odio, e l'odio si combatte solo con l'Amore»"
@TizianoTerzani
«Siamo noi che non vogliamo sentire che c’è ALTRO al di là della materia.»
☸️
«Ma tu guarda, tutto il mondo di oggi si fonda sulla materia. L’acquisizione, l’avere più che l’essere, la concorrenza.»
@TizianoTerzani

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While we try to wrap our minds around all the crimes described in the #MuellerReport and how they can’t be “proved” we have to wonder what the millions of “guests” of #IncarcerationNation think and feel right now..
The American criminal justice system holds 2.3M people in 1,719 state prisons, 109 federal prisons, 1,772 juvenile facilities, 3,163 local jails, 80 Indian Country jails,military prisons, immigration detention,civil commitment centers, state psychiatric hospitals./2
Every year over 600,000 enter prison gates but people go to jail 10.6M X each year.Jail churn is particularly high as most ppl in jails haven’t been convicted. Some will make bail within hours or days while many others are too poor to make bail &remain behind bars until trial./3
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Full house at the next #ECDDialogue2019 hosted by @NelsonMandela Foundation. The topic "Where does pre-grade R belong" is an important one, and will be addressed by @DBE_SA, @StatsSA as well as Dr Tshepo Motsepe, our first lady. @PresidencyZA #ECD #earlyyears
Dr Tshepo Motsepe speaks about #first1000days now, saying this stage of children's lives offer us opportunity to nuture and protect them, which is why as a nation we need to do all we can to create systems that are integrated. Now giving us successes in SA #ECD #ECDDialogue2019
@Samuels2312 is up now to explain further on behalf of @DBE_SA and @The_DSD about the function migration. She makes the point that #ECD programmes is included in the President's statement at the #SONA ie non-centre based ECD programmes.
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Ten #MMT tips to remember on #TaxDay:
1. Federal #taxes don't fund federal spending, so let's #decouple these two important tools.
2. Taxes offset #Government spending.
3. It's a matter of #logic: #dollars must be spent into existence (by the Gov) first, in order for us to use some of those $ to pay taxes
4. #Taxing for #revenue is for local states/municipalities, not the #sovereign issuer of the #currency.
5. Taxing excessive wealth protects #democracy from #Oligarchy and protects us from abusive market power
6. Taxing #pollution & #speculation to reduce such activities, not to "fund" #healthcare and #education.
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4. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
By @JuliaWraith
Yemeni Children Sends a Message to the World, in Funeral of Victims of the US-Saudi Massacre, Sana’a
english.almasirah.net/details.php?es…
By @JuliaWraith
O silent🌍.Why are you dumb? Can’t you speak or you don’t want to speak?Why are you blind? Are you unable to see or you don’t want to see?As for the🇺🇳we are the children of🇾🇪we have sanctify our blood not to appeal an institution that calls
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Do you want a Government that actively tries to eradicate #poverty , #homelessness & #hunger Do you want access to free health care?
@UKLabour @AndrewYang @DrJillStein @jimmy_dore @evolvepolitics @skwawkbox @TheCanaryUK
Do you care so much about the environment that you would welcome an international institute that supports #scientists in an #endeavour to halt or reverse #GlobalWarming
As technology advances are you concerned about your job and your children's future? goo.gl/puAt8h The 4th economic revolution has not just started it is here!
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విద్యా విధానంలో @PawanKalyan ప్రసంగం విన్న తర్వాత, ఇంత కాలం నా లోపల ఉన్న కోపం, నిరాశను నియంత్రించలేక, నేను బయటకు వచ్చి మాట్లాడటానికి ఇది సరైన సమయం అని నేను భావిస్తున్నాను.

Thread on it

#JanSena #VoteForGlass #JSPForNewAgePolitics
మీకు తెలుసా, US లో దాదాపు 90% మంది విద్యార్థులు (kindergarten to 12th grade) ప్రభుత్వ పాఠశాలల్లో చేరుతారు!

ప్రభుత్వ పాఠశాల వ్యవస్థ ఎంత బలంగా ఉందో అర్థం చేసుకోండి!!

అలాగే, ఎవరూ విద్యను వ్యాపారంగా భావించరు.
ఎంత మందికి తెలుసు ప్రపంచంలో టాప్ 10 విశ్వవిద్యాలయాలలో వున్న మసాచుసెట్స్ ఇన్స్టిట్యూట్ ఆఫ్ టెక్నాలజీ (MIT), Stanford విశ్వవిద్యాలయం, హార్వర్డ్ విశ్వవిద్యాలయం ప్రైవేట్ (Private) మరియు లాభాపేక్షలేని (Non-profit) విశ్వవిద్యాలయాలు అని?

మన భారతదేశంలో ఇలా ఊహించగలమా?
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So in my city #SSI pays $771 a month.
I was just informed that I don't qualify because although I make below the poverty level in annual income, that income makes me ineligible.

The SSI person was very nice as I coughed through our conversation, but it's over.
#CripTheVote
How is anyone supposed to live on this amount of money in a big city? It's beyond belief. Who sets these income levels? Where are #disabled people supposed to live? How are they supposed pay for a phone? Even a burner costs $25 a month. What about utilities?
The insanity is, I just qualified for #SNAP because I live below the poverty level, but that "entitlement" as the #SSI person explained, counts against your income limit. The woman was very nice & commiserative, but she closed out my file. My application for #Medicaid is pending.
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