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“Shockingly Callous”: Politicians are Turning Down Food Assistance for Poor Children

Mother with daughter shopping groceries in supermarket (Shutterstock) By Jim Hightower / OtherWords This plot line could have come from one of Charles Dickens’ novels about upper-class depravity: “Miserly governors refuse to provide gruel for poverty-stricken ragamuffins.” Unfortunately, this is not a novel, but modern-day reality taking place in 15 states, where right-wing officeholders have scorned […]

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The Long Quest for Reproductive Justice in Mexico: Feminist Legal Strategies and Challenges to Changing Abortion Precedent in a Federal System

Photo via Wikimedia Commons By Alma Beltrán y Puga / Georgetown Journal of International Affairs As the Green Wave echoes throughout the Latin American feminist movement, the Mexican legal system has progressed accordingly. Feminist legal groups have adopted innovative legal strategies to solidify the right to abortion at the federal level, but state-level protections are […]

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“Unacceptable”: 10 Million American Seniors Worry About Getting Enough to Eat

Grocery store produce via Wikimedia Commons By Michael La Corte / Salon This has been an especially challenging year for those experiencing hunger, to put it mildly.  Between inflation, corporate price gouging, reformed supplemental nutrition assistance work requirements, backlogs for aid and expiring pandemic assistance programs, the country has seen a marked increase of food insecurity. Back in March, Salon’s Ashlie […]