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Disturbing – Yet Accurate – Illustrations That Portray The Absurdities Of Modern Society

Warning: Some of these images are graphic and may be inappropriate for the workplace.  By: Amanda Froelich/True Activist  Because the truth can be hard to grasp, a number of artists have used their abilities in recent years to expose accepted ‘norms’ of society in creative, thought-provoking ways. From “This Activist’s Artwork Speaks Volumes About Present-Day […]

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Mother Of 6 Faces Up To 2 Years In Prison For Charging For Plate Of Mexican Food

By:  Markab Algedi/The Mind Unleashed  A single mother of 6 from the notoriously poor city of Stockton, California recently made headlines after selling an undercover agent… a $12 plate of ceviche, Mexican food. 37-year-old Mariza Ruelas was selling her home cooked meals through the Facebook group 209 Food Spot when she accidentally did business with […]

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Chicago’s Homeless Go Into Hiding To Avoid City’s Crack Down On Tent Cities

By: Kevin Gosztola /  Shadow Proof    As temperatures drop and the winter months near, the city of Chicago remains committed to ensuring homeless individuals are unable to erect “Tent Cities” in the Uptown area of the city near Lake Shore Drive. Authorities also contend the city has no obligation to offer alternative housing for homeless individuals. The […]

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Report: Three Americans Now Own More Wealth Than Bottom Half Of US Combined

By: Jake Johnson/COMMONDREAMS — In the United States, the 400 richest individuals now own more wealth than the bottom 64 percent of the population and the three richest own more wealth than the bottom 50 percent, while pervasive poverty means one in five households have zero or negative net worth. Those are just several of the striking findings […]

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Gov’t Study Confirms $7.25 Minimum Wage Is Poverty Trap For Millions Of Americans

By: Jake Johnson/COMMONDREAMS   The $7.25 federal minimum is “a starvation wage that is not enough to keep working families out of poverty,” argued Sen. Bernie Sanders. Bolstering arguments that the minimum wage in the United States is a “starvation wage” that must be lifted, a new study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that millions of families with a […]