Power to the Poor

Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974

Author: Gordon Keith Mantler

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807838519

Category: History

Page: 362

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Demonstrates how Martin Luther King Jr.'s unfinished Poor People's Campaign became the era's most high-profile attempt at multiracial collaboration and sheds light on the interdependent relationship between racial identity and political coalition among African Americans and Mexican Americans.

Control Achieve Change

Power to the Poor

Author: Isaac Medina

Publisher: Isaac C. Medina

ISBN: 1481048023

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 114

View: 9202

How lives can be changed. There are 46.2 million people living in poverty. With all the assistance our government offers, food stamps, welfare, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, free school lunch, free education and so much more. We still have 46.2 million people living in poverty - How can we change this? Annette Ramirez works at a church-run community center in San Bernardino, Calif. Being poor is new for Annette Ramirez. "When I first walked out of that welfare office, I came out in tears," she says. The 44-year-old graphic designer from San Bernardino, Calif., used to lay out classifieds for the local paper and advertising for a beer distributor. She rented a four-bedroom house from her brother and was doing "OK." But in 2008, in the midst of the Great Recession and just as the subprime mortgage crisis was popping the housing bubble, her brother lost his home, and Ramirez lost her job. Since then, she and her 11-year-old daughter have moved in with her parents, scraping by on $490 in state welfare payments and $300 in food stamps. "I've worked so hard all these years. But now I'm right there with everybody else," Ramirez says. San Bernardino has taken its hits over the years. On historic Route 66 in Southern California, the city of 215,000 was once a bustling bedroom community -- the 1950s birthplace of McDonald's and a 1970s "All-America City." But the thousands of jobs lost after the closing of Kaiser Steel in the mid-1980s and Norton Air Force Base in 1994 (about 10,000 jobs) rippled through the area's blue-collar workforce to devastating effect. "We never recovered," says Marlene Merrill of the county's Community Action Program, which gets 20,000 calls a month from residents seeking help. The real-estate bubble in the late 1990s and early 2000s fueled a partial resurgence in construction and service jobs, but when the boom went bust, those jobs did, too. Ramirez works for her welfare check, supervising the distribution of clothes, books and toys to the poor at a church-run community center. Let me first make this one statement - "the poor do not have to be poor," the poor have the power to control, achieve and change.

The State of the Poor

Or, An History of the Labouring Classes in England, from the Conquest to the Present Period

Author: Frederick Morton Eden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108036872

Category: History

Page: 678

View: 2299

Published in 1797, this three-volume work describes poverty in England and the various measures introduced to deal with it.

The Altruistic Imagination

A History of Social Work and Social Policy in the United States

Author: John H. Ehrenreich

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801471222

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 9286

Social work and social policy in the United States have always had a complex and troubled relationship. In The Altruistic Imagination, John H. Ehrenreich offers a critical interpretation of their intertwined histories, seeking to understand the problems that face these two vital institutions in American society. Ehrenreich demonstrates that the emphasis of social work has always vacillated between individual treatment and social reform. Tracing this ever-changing focus from the Progressive Era, through the development of the welfare state, the New Deal, and the affluent 1950s and 1960s, into the administration of Ronald Reagan, he places the evolution of social work in the context of political, cultural, and ideological trends, noting the paradoxes inherent in the attempt to provide essential services and reflect at the same time the intentions of the state. He concludes by examining the turning point faced by the social work profession in the 1980s, indicated by a return to casework and a withdrawal from social policy concerns.

Security-Based Approach to Development

Author: Upali M. Sedere

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1581124759

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

View: 8536

"Security Based Approach to Development" (SBA) is a new vision to development by addressing security and development issues simultaneously. It merges the global security issues with the "Rights Based" and "Needs Based" approaches. The book provides an in-depth analysis of Identity and Power. In today's context identity and security issues are two sides of the coin. SBA has recognized the issue of 'personal identification' as a pre-requisite to empowerment. Analysis attributes the deteriorating law-and-order, rigged elections, corruption, socioeconomic disparity, harboring of terrorists, lack of transparency and poor governance to lack of personal identification systems. The book stresses that unless the development investments and insecurity issues are addressed simultaneously the global development agenda will be further delayed.

Cocaine and Heroin Trafficking in the Caribbean

Author: Daurius Figueira

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595849482

Category: Political Science

Page: 158

View: 8959

This book deals with threats to the sustainability of specific Caribbean states in the face of the concerted threats posed by the illicit drug trade, the illicit gun trade, human smuggling and the sex trade. These concerted threats have impacted the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean creating a conjunction of forces that is now the single most potent threat to Caribbean state survival and sustainability.

The Jurist ..

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The Parish and the Union; Or, The Poor and the Poor Laws Under the Old System and the New

Being an Analysis of the Evidence Contained in the Twenty-two Reports of the Select Committee of the House of Commons, Appointed in the Session of 1837, to Inquire Into the Administration of the Relief of the Poor, Under the Orders and Regulations Issued by the Commissioners Appointed Under the Provisions of the Poor Law Amendment Act. The Whole Digested Under the Various Heads of Complaint Preferred Before the Committee, with Illustrative Facts and Observations. To which are Added the Report of the Committee; and a Summary of Petitions and Addresses

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Select Committee on the New Poor Law Amendment Act

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poor

Page: 246

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Poverty and the Underclass

Changing Perceptions of the Poor in America

Author: William A. Kelso

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814749003

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 7821

The much-heralded War on Poverty has failed. The number of children living in poverty is steadily on the rise and an increasingly destructive underclass brutalizes urban neighborhoods. America's patience with the poor seems to have run out: even cities that have traditionally been havens for the homeless are arresting, harassing, and expelling their street people. In this timely work, William Kelso analyzes how the persistence of poverty has resulted in a reversal of liberal and conservative positions during the last thirty years. While liberals in the 1960s hoped to eliminate the causes of poverty, today they increasingly seem resigned to merely treating its effects. The original liberal objective of giving the poor a helping hand by promoting equal opportunity has given way to a new agenda of entitlements and equal results. In contrast, conservatives who once suggested that trying to eliminate poverty was futile, now seek ways to eradicate the actual causes of poverty. Poverty and the Underclass suggests that the arguments of both the left and right are misguided and offers new explanations for the persistence of poverty. Looking beyond the codewords that have come to obscure the debate—underclass, family values, the culture of poverty,—Kelso emphasizes that poverty is not a monolithic condition, but a vast and multidimensional problem. During his Presidential campaign, Bill Clinton called for an overhaul of the welfare system and spoke of a new covenant to unite both the left and right in developing a common agenda for fighting poverty. In this urgent, landmark work, William Kelso merges conservative, radical, and liberal ideals to suggest how the intractable problem of poverty may be solved at long last by implementing the principles of this new covenant.

Economic Democracy through Pro Poor Growth

Author: Ponna Wignaraja,Susil Sirivardana,Akmal Hussain

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132101278

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

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This volume addresses a central dilemma of our times from a perspective based on lessons from the ground—persistence of structural poverty after sixty years of independence amidst rapid economic growth, widening social anomie, political crisis and failing policy. . The collection presents an alternative school of thought which has been evolved by scholars and activists over decades, in which the poor are presented not as the problem but as an essential resource. Among this volume’s distinguishing ideas are: a new role for the poor, raising mass consciousness, a core methodology for transformation, restructuring the state, pro-poor partnerships for all social constituencies, insistence on holism and values, learning from the poor and new social movements, and eschewing a priori thinking. This perspective powerfully argues the validity and feasibility of sustainable and transformative societal change. . The compilation is rich in lucidly presented case studies and illustrative examples. The strategies advocated would catalyse the process of achieving political and economic democracy at the grassroots and facilitate sustainable development. They would also help in the democratization of the phase of transition and growth. This work is an excellent reference source for development economists and students, researchers and faculty studying governance, poverty and human rights, and issues of security and human rights.

Robert F. Kennedy in the Stream of History

Author: Terrence Edward Paupp

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 141285413X

Category: History

Page: 288

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This assessment of the statesmanship, principles, and policies of Robert F. Kennedy places him "in the stream of history," to assess what came before his time in political life, what happened during that time, and what happened to his legacy after his assassination. Terrence Edward Paupp evaluates the themes and issues RFK confronted, responded to, and for which he provided visionary solutions. Paupp first chronicles the influence of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s legacy as a prologue to the New Frontier and Great Society. During Robert F. Kennedy’s time in power—both in his brother’s administration and on his own in the US Senate—he struggled with striking a balance between power and purpose. In the years after John F. Kennedy’s assassination, RFK emphasized the need to unite power and purpose, national and international concerns, ideals and practice. Much of this has been ignored, Paupp argues, by what C. Wright Mills called "the power elite." In assessing RFK’s statesmanship, Paupp examines his commitments to human and civil rights, which linked themes and ideals within the US to those struggles taking place outside the country. Robert F. Kennedy brought zeal and passion to these problems by discussing the moral necessity of honoring human dignity while articulating practical solutions, policies, and programs to structural injustice. His legacy remains a beacon of light, intelligence, and hope in today’s world.

The Laws Relating to the Poor

Including the Collections Originally Made by E. Bott, Esq. and Afterwards Edited by F. Const, Esq

Author: Edmund Bott,Francis Const

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poor laws

Page: N.A

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The Power of the Poor in History

Author: Gustavo Gutierrez

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1592449808

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 1378

Gustavo Gutierrez, the doyen of the Latin American liberation theologians, published his landmark 'A Theology of Liberation' in English in 1973. In 'The Power of the Poor in History' he presents in eight major essays his developing theological insights.

Power to the People

Urban Basic Services Programme for the Poor

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Municipal corporations

Page: 78

View: 7096

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