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Peeps, you see me RT a lot about #MutualAidRequests. Let me explain what that is about because it is near and dear to my heart.
There are ppl on twitter who can barely make ends meet. Some are going on 1 meal once a day, if they are lucky. They are ppl that are hit the hardest
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by the Govt cuts. Yes this is political, but it is also a devastating way to live day in & day out. MAID is NOT the answer.
There is an amazing Lady out here in Twitterverse who gives her time to help those less fortunate. Her name is @Brendapotterr
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She does NOT get paid for the time that she donates to help others. What Brenda does is to literally beg ppl who are in the position to help to give $5, $10, $15, $25 or more to those who are in need.
Now there is a process that ppl must go through to receive the help.
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🇨🇳 President #XiJinping at #BRICS2022 #BRICSBusinessForum

Where is the world headed: Peace or War? Progress or Regression? Openness or Isolation? Cooperation or Confrontation? These are choices of the times that we are confronted with.

📖keynote speech↓
fmprc.gov.cn/eng/zxxx_66280…
First, we should embrace solidarity and coordination and jointly maintain world peace and stability. Hegemony, group politics and bloc confrontation bring no peace or security; they only lead to wars and conflicts.

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The #UkraineCrisis is a wake-up call for all in the world. It reminds us that blind faith in the so-called “position of strength” and attempts to expand military alliances and seek one’s own security at the expense of others will only land oneself in a security dilemma.

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No government, provincial or federal has done anything to effectively address the distressing poverty of persons with disabilities to date. A number that at last count was 6.2 million people across Canada. (1/5)
They're addressing the needs of millionaires, billionaires, companies, corporations, children, seniors, property owners, landlords, & the working class.....but they have entirely ignored the disability community. (2/5) #disabilityadvocacy #Discrimination
This is effectively like showing up to a house on fire and helping all the people outside and around the house while those within it are left to watch & die. It's nonsensical, it's cruel, and it borders on a crime against humanity. (3/5) #disabilityawareness #PWD #poverty
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🔴 We're LIVE! Join @InclusionCA and @InclusionIntl to discuss the expansion of medical assistance in dying/#euthanasia in #Canada.

We'll be live-tweeting the session and sharing key points from the discussion here, follow this thread to catch the conversation!
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, #Canada legalized a pathway to euthanasia for people who are not terminally ill, provided they have a disability or disabling medical condition.
In practice, people with disabilities are dying because they live in poverty, can’t secure affordable adequate housing, and are avoiding #institutionalization.
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#THREAD on this great article by Bruno De Oliveira.

69% of low-income private renters in England will be unable to eat & heat their homes at least one day per week because of rising living costs, the UK charity Crisis recently warned.

#CostOfLivingCrisis
theconversation.com/cost-of-living…
The poorest 10% of households spend up to three times more of their family budget on food & energy bills as compared to the wealthiest 10%, according to the Resolution Foundation. The IFS estimates that inflation rates for these poorest families could reach over 10% in 2022.
A growing body of evidence strongly suggests that #austerity policies are at least partially responsible for life expectancy stalling in England & Wales.

New research into social #inequality & mental distress shows, the psychological impact is profound.

onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.100…
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#THREAD

Under the Tories, the proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals has risen again, & now stands at 22.5%.

Nearly 2 MILLION schoolchildren in English schools were eligible for free school meals at the start of this year, government data shows.

#SunlitUplands Image
22.5% of pupils in English schools were eligible for free school meals (FSM) in January - an increase of 160,000 on last year's figure - described as "shocking" by headteachers' leaders.

This thread is based on this article:

tes.com/magazine/news/…
School leaders' Unions warned that these pupils' circumstances could become even "more severe" due to the #CostOfLivingCrisis & called for additional funding "for both educational & pastoral support".

No doubt the Mail & Tory MPs will ramp up their anti-union rhetoric, as usual. ImageImage
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I don’t know why so many people working in wealth management keep requesting to connect and speak with me.
If you work in wealth management, I think you should know:

👉🏽 Nearly half of everyone in the UK that lives in poverty is disabled or lives with a disabled family member.
👉🏽 More than 600,000 disabled people in the UK are estimated to have £10 or less per week to pay for food and other costs.
👉🏽 Disabled people have to pay more to try and live the same lives as non-disabled people, but we have less or no choice due to inaccessibility, ableism and stigmas against us.
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🚨 EMERGENCY PLS RT: My dear friend and sister Aasiya @Ecohesian is w/o power needed to live. Without a generator every disabled person who requires power for life sustaining equipment in #ONStorm is at risk. It’s not hyperbole—legislated disability poverty in canada kills. #LNOB
Though to be clear poverty and disability poverty is deadly in a myriad of ways. It’s not always such an acute situation. Poverty is traumatic. #Poverty is violence. #Ableism is deadly. Ableism is traumatic. Ableism is violence. The same can be said of the #ClimateCrisis. #NAUWU
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Sharing some clinical and epidemiological perspective on #monkeypox gained from working with @arimoin, @jlloydsmith, and @UCSF_ID. First, if you happen to develop fever, malaise and a rash with little blisters then it’s important to know that the
chances you have monkeypox are tiny, despite these being the associated symptoms. However, you should still seek medical attention because some other virus may be the culprit (e.g. chickenpox, Zoster, HSV). Second, the mortality of monkeypox in some low-resources areas of Africa
has been around 3%, but chances are that cases in areas of greater healthcare capacity will fare better due to access to antivirals, and other medical care. Third, the smallpox vaccine is effective against monkeypox and may be useful for close contacts of cases.
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#AFG | Knock-on Impacts of Restrictions Against Women

In #Samangan province, Tahminah Women's Park & Marketplace has become inactive due to increasing #poverty and #unemployment rates, and Taliban restrictions on women's freedom of movement (1/11)

🧵 AW research👇
On 14 May, the Afghan newspaper Hasht e Subh Daily reported on its website that the Taliban closed a park and women's market in Samangan.

The park was the only recreation facility and marketplace for women and girls in the province. (2/11)

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AW followed up on this news with a number of sources on the ground, including a former employee of the department of women's affairs, a local journalist, and a civil #activist in Samangan in order to find out more. (3/11)
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A hot take that shouldn’t be a hot take:

Simply raising the #OW and #ODSP rates isn’t good enough.
Some thoughts:
1) If raising the rates is an interim measure towards a #UBI #GLBI, fine. But #OW and #ODSP are riddled with barriers and were not meant to create a living wage.
What do I mean? Well the #OW Act of 1997 defines ‘assistance’ as “life stabilization assistance and basic financial assistance” - no matter how you look at it, stabilization =/= thriving, living, equitable. It’s an interim fix to a structural failure.
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"Even with the government subsidies, people in #Egypt, #Tunisia, #Syria, #Algeria and #Morocco spend between 35 and 55 per cent of their income on #food. They’re living on the edge: small price rises bring #poverty and #hunger."

➡️braveneweurope.com/michael-robert… #wellbeing #consumption Image
"Just before the pandemic, in 2019, American non-financial corporations made about a trillion dollars a year in profit, give or take. This amount had remained constant since 2012. But in 2021, these same firms made about $1.73 trillion a year. ...
... That means that for every American man, woman and child in the US, corporate America used to make about $3,081, but today makes about $5,207. That’s an increase of $2,126 per person. ...
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Happy Monday to all my new/existing follows! So excited many people are willing to share their experiences with racism and are READY to dismantle it! I’m a nurse, speaker @NSB_Speakers, writer @ByBlacks, medical contributor @CBCNews @globalnews @CP24 and podcaster @GrittyNurse! Image
I discuss & advocate for #mentalhealth #healthequity #poverty.
I am mom of neurodivergent twins and a little girl. I am a #autism & #disability advocate and anti-racism educator who specializes in anti-racism in healthcare. I’m also an intersectional feminist! #Speaker
I have also advocated for #nursing as a profession, discussed the intersection of policy and healthcare and openly advocate for healthy and safe work environments free from bullying and harassment (got no time for bullies!) #NurseTwitter
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अत्यधिक गरीबी की संख्या 2011 में 22.5% से गिरकर 2019 में 10.2% हो गई और ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों में गिरावट शहरी क्षेत्रों की तुलना में बहुत अधिक थी, अध्ययन का अनुमान है। वर्ल्ड बैंक पॉलिसी रिसर्च वर्किंग पेपर के अनुसार, भारत में 2011 से 2019 के बीच अत्यधिक गरीबी में 12.3 प्रतिशत (1/3)
प्रतिशत की गिरावट का अनुमान है।

वर्ल्ड बैंक ने कहा है की भारत में गरीबी 2019 में 22.5% से घटकर 10.2% हो गई है।

भारत में गरीबी कम होगी भी क्यों नहीं, 2.5 करोड़ गरीबों को पक्का मकान, बिजली, पानी, 9 करोड़ उज्जवला गैस, मुफ्त राशन, कैश ट्रांसफर की सुविधा मोदी सरकार ने दी है।
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TY @innodim for inviting me to speak! My cognitive PEM wouldn’t let me be great but I appreciate her encouragement & summary! Want to be sure my main points are clear in re to Black Maternal #Mental Health, Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders #PMADs, & disparities.#AIMART #BMHW22
I am no expert, so I'll share what I know. Black mothers are more at risk of #PMADs & are less likely to receive treatment b/c the structural social & economic inequities as a result of #antiBlack #racism & #misogynoir in this white supremacist patriarchal society.#BMHW22
“Close to 40% of Black mothers will suffer from postpartum depression [(PPD)]” OR ‘Systemic racism & sexism harm Black mothers which manifest as PPD for a reported ~40%.’ Addressing these risk factors associated w PMAD is key:
Lack of access to high-quality medical care
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The world to the people of Afghanistan:

If the Taliban bans YOU from education and violates all YOUR fundamental rights, then to punish them, we will starve YOU to death.

#Afghanistan #poverty #malnutrtion #Humanrights
This is a tough competition between the Taliban and the international community; let's see who is more successful in suffering Afghans.
How can you 332,403,650 Americans go to sleep knowing that you're elected politicians have destroyed the poorest economy in the world, stolen their only assets and killed over 13000 newborn babies since the beginning of 2022?
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Living in the “lucky country”.

#DYK that Australia 🇦🇺 has the 16th highest #poverty rate out of the 34 wealthiest countries in the OECD?

In 2020 there were 3.24 million people (13.6%) living below the poverty line of 50% of median income.

#auspol

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That translates to more than one in eight adults and more than one in six children were living in poverty.

Many of those affected were living in “deep poverty”.

The graphs below show trends in key financial stress indicators, and the NAB financial stress index.

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Not surprisingly, the majority (56%) of people below the #poverty line were #renting, while only 17% of people in poverty were home-owners who didn’t have a mortgage.

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Another #BIG #decision in 2022. I will file #bankruptcy and #donate to #charity anything I can’t carry with me to a #women #shelter. THE #COST to #SOCIETY of #NDAs #EEOC #EqualEmploymentOpportunityOffice #TitleVII #CivilRightsActof1967 #ADA
#AmericanwithDisabilityAct #USConstitution #BillofRights #CivilRights #PTSD … spending 7 days in #JAIL as a set up by Miami Management, Inc property manager and the violations of the centralized Big Corporations protecting the wrongdoings of their Senior Management.
I am an idiot for having #settled #NDA #NDAs #employmentlaw I am exhausted! My life is a nightmare since 2015. I am done. You win! I survive in jail for a week. Assume I can survive in a shelter. From donating and being in the #ExecutiveWomenofUnitedWay #KIPPNY and #KIPPMiami
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1/ Bill, l #Australia is NOT "the answer" to the next #pandemic if all countries responded the same

#disease, #poverty, #child dev dont go on vacation for a #pandemic. All of these will always lead to > death than the pandemic if Australian measures are enacted

We'll explain...
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1) #UNICEF has >500M in severe poverty due to measures advocated by you and #Australia and NZ. 1:10 will die from severe poverty

Conservatively, that is > 10M deaths. & If all had done that millions more would die for just poverty

And #children die the most from poverty
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2) 15M #cancer #patients need #Treatments. Over 50% aren't compliant & new diagnoses are down ~70%

Combined, we have ensured from #COVID19 measures the deaths of 5-10M cancer patients, conservatively

Those #s increase with a global #Australian / NZ response
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Looking forward to what should be an interesting discussion on how the aspirations of the #LevellingUpWhitePaper can be translated into meaningful change #WhatNextForLevellingUp
First panelist @KatieSchmuecker looks at the White Paper from the issue of #Poverty - says this is "not a White Paper for Poverty". The word only mentioned 9 times, mostly in the context of #FuelPoverty & international comparisons #WhatNextForLevellingUp
Schmuecker says #LevellingUp will not be achieved unless we meaningfully improve prospects of those at the bottom. Is sceptical that high productivity automatically means higher wages. Cites London which is the most productive, but most unequal, region #WhatNextForLevellingUp
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Thread: Policymakers need to find a path to a compromise #BuildBackBetter bill that makes significant progress toward more broadly shared prosperity, is based in evidence, and can pass.

See new @CenteronBudget analysis: cbpp.org/research/pover…
Economic insecurity was widespread even prior to the pandemic. 1 in 4 households couldn’t afford adequate food, shelter, or utilities at some point between 2014-2016.
Insecurity went well beyond households that had incomes below the #poverty line. Many middle-income households couldn’t pay their bills in at least one year, sometimes because their incomes fell or costs rose.
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Looking forward to hearing more about the latest research on how those in the UK that experience #PeriodPoverty have been impacted by the #Coronavirus pandemic #PeriodsInAPandemic
First @EmmaCraddock89 & @bloody_spoonie give a brief overview of the "Periods In A Pandemic" project- focusing on how women, girls & people who menstruate have managed their menstrual health during the pandemic #PeriodsInAPandemic
Williams says that the project sought not only to inform how #PeriodPoverty initiatives have adapted and could improve during the pandemic, as well as centre the voices & experiences of those affected in the policymaking debate #PeriodsInAPandemic
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UPDATE: I was confirmed by text message received yesterday (15/1) from a PCR test taken on 11/1 to have #COVID19 I am now self-isolating at home until the 18/1 as per the seven day mandate to do so. However, I took a RAT test on 13/1 it was negative and worked yesterday. #auspol
I received the official PCR result after finishing work yesterday at 4pm. I felt positively awful for relying on the #RAT test the has said I am negative now twice. I took another RAT test immediately after getting home yesterday. How can we rely on RATs if they contradict PCRs?
I rang the #COVID19 hotline and spoke to a women who suggested two possibilities: 1) The virus has now cleared my system and I am no longer infectious (though still must isolate for seven days from #PCR test), and 2) the #RAT test may be from a faulty batch. #auspol
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It's an awfully poignant & sad allegory for how humanity & #neoliberalism is failing to address both chronic problems like #poverty & #publichealth & existential threats to humanity such as #nuclearweapons, #ClimateCrisis, #biodiversity loss & even approaching asteroids.
The best line is towards the end when @LeoDiCaprio's character, his family & the two scientists who attempted to warn humanity are eating their final dinner together & they are bantering about relatively mundane things like store-bought vs homemade cake & brewing coffee.
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