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The Race to Solar-Power Africa

American startups are competing to bring electricity to communities that remain off the grid.

Koch brothers working with Deion Sanders to fight poverty

Helping others without the government. The post Koch brothers working with Deion Sanders to fight poverty appeared first on Hot Air.
Poor people or power? Theresa May has made her priority shockingly clear | Frances Ryan

Poor people or power? Theresa May has made her priority shockingly clear | Frances Ryan

Now that desperate people have seen how money can somehow be found to pay off the DUP, they are going to get very angry with this governmentWatch Theresa May scramble in the shadow of no majority and

‘Just leave me alone and I’ll make it’: D.C. plays Whack-a-Mole with homeless encampments

The capital’s kinder, gentler encampment sweeps are still “The Five-Block Shuffle,” played to a different tune.Homeless Washington, D.C. residents pack up their tents during a city clean-up on
Central Americans, ‘Scared of What’s Happening’ in U.S., Stay Put

Central Americans, ‘Scared of What’s Happening’ in U.S., Stay Put

Eswin Josué Fuentes and his daughter, Andrea Belen, in their one-room house in Choloma, Honduras. He said he had canceled plans to have a smuggler get them into the United States.

Tenant activists hit 22 cities with protests against devastating housing cuts

Trump’s housing budget is a recipe for needless evictions and homelessness.Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson. CREDIT: AP Photo/Susan Walsh, FileJudy Montanez has lived in the
Cholera Spreads as War and Poverty Batter Yemen

Cholera Spreads as War and Poverty Batter Yemen

Women being treated in May at a hospital in Sana, Yemen. Cholera has spread to 21 of the country’s 22 provinces, killing over 1,600 people.
Cholera Spreads as War and Poverty Batter Yemen

Cholera Spreads as War and Poverty Batter Yemen

Women being treated in May at a hospital in Sana, Yemen. Cholera has spread to 21 of the country’s 22 provinces, killing over 1,600 people.
Cholera Spreads as War and Poverty Batter Yemen

Cholera Spreads as War and Poverty Batter Yemen

Women being treated in May at a hospital in Sana, Yemen. Cholera has spread to 21 of the country’s 22 provinces, killing over 1,600 people.

Trump proposes eliminating program that lets poor people cool their homes during heat waves

A federal program for home heating subsidies also provides crucial relief to low-income people in hot climates. And it’s in danger.A Salvation Army hydration station sign gets hit by the midday sun as
Risk of poverty in UK greater when father is sole breadwinner, finds IFS

Risk of poverty in UK greater when father is sole breadwinner, finds IFS

Stagnant pay for men over past two decades and fast-rising earnings for women mean families relying on dad’s pay alone are more vulnerable to hardshipFamilies who rely on a fathers’ earnings alone are
The Guardian view on making work good: will slowly do it? | Editorial

The Guardian view on making work good: will slowly do it? | Editorial

The Taylor report on work has disappointed many with its pragmatic approach. But it’s better than nothingThe Taylor report was commissioned nine months ago. Theresa May was in her prime, apparently in
Christopher Colclough obituary

Christopher Colclough obituary

Economist who helped shape the direction of education in developing countriesThe economist Christopher Colclough, who has died aged 70 of cancer, did much to shape the course of education in
The Guardian view on the 1%: all gain, no pain | Editorial

The Guardian view on the 1%: all gain, no pain | Editorial

The richest in our society are not worth the rewards they give themselves. It’s because they have captured ideologically the political process that these absurdities continueThis summer marks 10 years

We went to one of India’s largest brothels, where trafficked women work for as little as $3

New Delhi, India — A thin veil of pollution shimmers in the evening air above Garstin Bastion Road in India’s capital city. By day this road is home to a huge hardware market, but by night it becomes
Is it just fast food – or is it social breakdown on a plate? | Faiza Shaheen

Is it just fast food – or is it social breakdown on a plate? | Faiza Shaheen

Takeaway outlets are proliferating and life expectancy has stalled. This clear correlation is the sign of a society at a tipping point • Faiza Shaheen is the director of the Centre of Labour and

Detroit activists want a state of emergency declared over water shutoffs

One study says water shutoffs have hurt the public health of residents — and some are demanding action.People stand outside Detroit City Hall, protesting thousands of residential water-service
Hong Kong Journal: Homelessness, Poverty and Injustice: Touring Hong Kong’s Darker Side

Hong Kong Journal: Homelessness, Poverty and Injustice: Touring Hong Kong’s Darker Side

Alla Lau, a travel guide, right, from Hong Kong Free Tours, leading tourists through the Sham Shui Po section of Hong Kong on Sunday.

How Fast Food Chains Supersized Inequality

When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans there was a brief moment of shocked compassion before racial anxieties flooded the Internet. Victims of the disaster were quickly recast as looters, criminals,