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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.

archive.is/Sk7zB

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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.

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@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 > bit.ly/3ChKcBF 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 jrf.org.uk/data
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.
tunturisusi.com/joulumaa2/view…
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
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#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

#Menschenbild
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!

Denn:
#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. t.ly/fyH8
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Left Foot Forward:
Lurching the UK towards 'Reaganomics'

A ‘foot soldier’ for US economic fundamentalists, #Truss and her cabinet appear to be applying policy from an American right-wing playbook and lurching the country towards ‘#Reaganomics.’ /1
#RightWingWrong
/2 For the most part, since 1980, #Republican economic policy has revolved around a single policy - hefty tax cuts heavily tilted towards the rich with enormous budgetary deficits as a consequence. Under the Reagan Presidency (1980-1988), income tax was cut across the board
/3 and the top rate of income tax reduced from 70% to 28%. Both Reagan and Bush ran up enormous deficits via huge tax cuts. When Clinton came to power in 1993, he had an awful mess to clean up.

Apart from leading to higher income inequality and punishing the poor –
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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 kingsfund.org.uk/blog/2017/08/r…
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. kingsfund.org.uk/publications/h…
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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.
--> bit.ly/EPIcal
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#Power: "#Food #price rises around the world are the result of a 'broken' food system that is failing the poor and concentrating #power and #profits in the hands of a few, food experts have said."

theguardian.com/environment/20… #FoodSystems #inflation
"The Guardian revealed this week that the #ABCD companies (Archer-Daniels-Midland, Bunge, Cargill and Louis Dreyfus) – which control 70-90% of the global #grain trade – have been making a record #bonanza as food prices have soared in the wake of the #Ukraine war."
"Campaigners are concerned that seeds and agricultural chemicals are similarly controlled by a handful of companies, with just three multinationals – Bayer-Monsanto, Dupont-Dow and Chem-China Syngenta – controlling 60% of the trade. "
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Afghanistan is full of sad stories, this one made me and two of my friends cry. #Afghanistan #Poverty #Hunger #HumanitarianCrisis #Donate #Help #GoFundMe #food #AfghanWomen #Afghans
Story of Bas Bibi
#RT for awareness #Share
@ASEELApp @minasharif @CrystalBayat37
1. I was sitting with a friend in bank. He is the deputy director of the branch. An old lady (Bas Bibi, a 63 year old women) entered his office and offered a card to my friend to check whether her retirement rights are added to her account. My friend checked it and said, “there
2. is no money in your account, your retirement payment isn’t added”. After hearing this, Bas Bibi was about to fell but sat on the couch. We all were looking at her while her tears were making routes on her face. I told her, “Mother, plz don’t cry”. She said, “I have promised my
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Companies are paying inflation busting #dividends at cost to the rest of the #economy, including their #employees
#ToryEconomics #ToriesDestroyingOurCountry #Inflation
taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2022/08/2…
/2 Richard Murphy: "We are continually being told by Tory politicians and the #bankofengland that #businesses must not give #employees #payrises that might match #inflation because this would create an inflationary spiral. But what about dividends?
/3 Aren’t they the real cause of the problem? A thread…
We researched 182 companies that had continuously been in the FTSE 100 from 2009 to 2019 to provide data for the research. Some of these are amongst the biggest companies you’ve heard of. Others are somewhat smaller.
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62/bbr “The J curve of Institutional reform” (2020) egrowfoundation.org/research/growt… showed that anti-black money crusade can’t b sustained w/o Institutional reform. Corruption is a systemic problem in India(origin Bureaucratic Socialism) & can only b solved by policy+institutional reform
63/bbr This is encouraging, but more needs to be done wrt #EODB/#EORC and to translate the policy reforms announced during last 3 yrs into rules, regulations & simpler procedures for producers & exporters. m.economictimes.com/tech/technolog…
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I swear, with every bit of news I read, I realized more and more that #canada is in the midst of a crisis, and possibly at the twilight of its life.
we have our nations largest cities victimizing and gaslighting its most vulnerable (homeless) people. People who have often done nothing wrong, who are just victims of the inflation spiraling out of control.
These same cities doing nothing to address the cost of housing as developers concentrate on high end condos, which are bought up by speculators and left empty.
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Our paper is out!
Current #adaptation projects do not automatically enhance #gender equality | need to be intentionally brought in at planning & implementation stages.

23authors|9sectors|17739 literature|countless meetings

Delighted to have brainstormed👇figure with @Joyashree9
Embedding gender considerations and facilitating #women’s participation in project design and implementation along with #inclusive #policies, training, information access, planning, and monitoring is needed
Additional course correction for #SDG5 is needed.
Our #SDG5plus (SDG5+) approach takes into consideration #intersectionality and gender aspects beyond #women alone, & can help #adaptation actions move towards meeting #genderequality and other #climatejustice goals.
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To those spouting at #PWD’s on #ODSP to “get a job”, may I remind you that #ODSP is for ppl who are #DISABLED that either can’t work or can’t work F/T, & even if we attempt to try and find work #ODSP claws back 50% of every $ made above 200$ … 1/6
it is #legislatedpoverty, we only receive 1,169 a month to live on, can you live on that ? I dare you to come up with a budget on that amount rn, guess what, you can’t, no one on #ODSP is living high on the hog I can guarantee you that … 2/6
yes there are #benefits but it’s a #bureaucratic nightmare, everything needs to be approved, forms need to be filled out, these are often #discretionary and the caseworker can deny it if it doesn’t meet a certain #eligibility 3/6
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