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The big picture: ​an epic journey along America’s poverty line

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In 2015, the photographer Matt Black set out from his home in California’s Central Valley to discover and record the realities of American lives in communities below the poverty line. Over the next six years, he criss...

Maid review – Netflix eschews misery porn with a potent poverty drama

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“Man hands on misery to manIt deepens like a coastal shelfGet out early as you canAnd don’t have any kids yourself.” Replace the second “man” with “woman” (in Philip Larkin’s This Be the Verse) and you have Netflix’s ...

£15 UK minimum wage may not be the best way to tackle poverty

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Labour members on Tuesday backed a £15-an-hour minimum wage at their annual party conference in Brighton. Although the vote was not binding and the policy is unlikely to be adopted by Keir Starmer, it has kicked off a...

The Guardian se siening oor voordeleverlagings: die stryd teen armoede is aan die gang

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Dit lyk asof die regering vasbeslote is om onmeetlike ontberings te berokken. Ignoreer waarskuwings, pleidooie en aanbevelings van liefdadigheidsorganisasies, dink tenks, opposisiepartye en ses voormalige konserwatiewe welsynsekretarisse, Rishi S ...

The Guardian view on poverty and the Tories: hunger hits home

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Steve Baker, Conservative MP for Wycombe and a well-known Brexiter, said he was not surprised by new research showing that his constituency has the highest levels of food insecurity of anywhere in the country. Rondom ...

Calls for social tariff on UK energy bills as rises push extra half million homes into fuel poverty

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The government faces calls to bring in a social tariff to help struggling households pay their energy bills as soaring prices threaten to drive an extra half a million homes into fuel poverty this winter. Some of the ...

UK bus privatisation has caused poverty and job losses, says UN

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Britain’s bus services outside London were so damaged by privatisation that people were unable to access basic needs such as work, education and healthcare, according to a scathing report by the former UN special rapp...

Amper 400,000 more UK homes heading for fuel poverty, sê kampvegters

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Amper 400,000 UK households could be pushed into fuel poverty this winter as energy bills climb by almost 10% as a result of rising gas market prices. Ten minste 3 million homes in the UK are already thought to be unab...

‘Poverty divides us’: gap between rich and poor poses threat to China

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When Wang Zhenyu moved out of his small village in central Henan province to the coastal city of Dalian at 18, he was astonished. “It was like a culture shock for me, even though it was just a big city in my country, ...

Half of Zimbabweans fell into extreme poverty during Covid

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The number of Zimbabweans in extreme poverty has reached 7.9 million as the pandemic has delivered another economic shock to the country. According to the World Bank’s economic and social update report, almost half of...

Help struggling tenants weather end of Covid eviction ban, urges poverty charity

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The UK government is being urged to commit more cash to support struggling renters as the end of a Covid ban on evictions puts nearly half a million tenants at risk of losing their homes. The Joseph Rowntree Foundat...

We must tackle the shocking poverty afflicting our young people

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When you grow up without opportunities you can feel like the world is against you, other people are more fortunate than you and there is no hope for a better future. I grew up in an area of Liverpool called West Derby...

Whatever Johnson’s ‘levelling up’ means, it isn’t about Britain’s shocking poverty levels

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Rattling through a lexicon of lies at prime minister’s questions is so routine that few bother to call out Boris Johnson any more. Besides, on Wednesday all attention was on the vendetta playing out elsewhere in Westm...

Water poverty: ministers urged to end ‘postcode lottery’ in England and Wales

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The government faces calls to end the “postcode lottery” for water poverty in England and Wales by creating a social tariff to protect millions of families who struggle to pay for their water bills. Government officia...

Ardern makes good on child poverty promise, but a long road lies ahead

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When she came to power, die premier, Jacinda Ardern, grabbed international headlines for her commitments to national wellbeing and solving social issues such as child poverty, homelessness and the mental health...

Ardern faces calls to boost child poverty spending in budget amid glacial progress

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New Zealand is still struggling to make progress on child wellbeing and experience of poverty, despite Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s commitment to the issue. While data released earlier this year showed improvements...

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