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As Brexit steams on, Britons are skint. Does the government care?
The fire at Grenfell Tower was no ordinary tragedy: It was a preventable disaster that targeted poor and marginalised people. Will the government take it seriously?
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Kim Jung-un’s North Korea is a nation of human rights violations, poverty, lavish displays of wealth, and strange contradictions. The horrors endured by citizens deemed “disloyal” are nearly unbelievable, but the global community hasn’t acted. Why?
While some media outlets may be cracking Downton Abbey jokes, the poor door is no laughing matter.
Many people still freely believe that poor people should not be ‘allowed’ to reproduce.
Riots are what happens when people despair, when there appears to be few options in the present and none in the future, and no way to fix the situation.
We might have the technology to produce enough food to feed that world – but will we have the political will to distribute it fairly?
“Baton Rouge and New Orleans should be sending us help because we’re saving their butts. Y’all pray for us. You can at least do that.” The government could do more than pray, it could rethink the human relationship with the river to create a more equitable system for dealing with natural disasters.