Why the UN is investigating extreme poverty … in America, the world’s richest nation

Ed Pilkington reports on UN representative Philip Alston’s mission to the U.S. to assess “…can Americans enjoy fundamental human rights if they’re unable to meet basic living standards?”

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Global warming will increase poverty in the southern US, a new study says

New study “estimates that southern areas of the US, many of which are already poor, could face a 20 [%] decline in economic activity if carbon emissions continue unabated…”

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Why It’s So Hard to Get Ahead in the South

Alana Semuels reports racial segregation, poverty, income inequality, a high degree of single mothers, and low social capital are key factors affecting economic mobility.

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Tusculum College “Bonner Leaders” Learn Human Rights Basics

On January 9, Turn South Director Rachel Fowler served as featured speaker for the Tusculum College Bonner Leader Program’s first session of the 2017 spring semester.

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Turn South Presents at 2016 CHRONIC Gathering

Turn South Project Director Rachel Fowler presented at the third annual Carolina Human Rights Organizing Conference (CHRONIC) held in Asheville, NC on October 21-23, 2016.

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Carol Anderson: Donald Trump Is the Result of White Rage, Not Economic Anxiety

Anderson writes “Barack Obama’s election — and its powerful symbolism of black advancement — was the major trigger for the policy backlash that led to Donald Trump…”

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