Inequality in America
“It is like they are trying to find a way to kill us off”
By a WSWS reporting team, December 14, 2012
A WSWS reporting team recently spoke to medically uninsured Detroit residents participating in a free health screening.
By David Brown, Andre Damon, December 7, 2012
A 73-year old Alabama woman visiting relatives in Taylor, Michigan burned to death in a mobile home Thursday morning in a fire rescuers believe could have been ignited by a space heater.
By Clement Daly, December 4, 2012
Income gaps between the richest and poorest US households have widened significantly since the late 1970s and continue to grow at a dizzying pace.
By Kate Randall, December 3, 2012
Among wide layers of the US population, increasing numbers are putting off parenthood due to poverty, job loss and other economic stresses.
By Kate Randall, November 16, 2012
The news that nearly one in six Americans is living in poverty received little attention in the media or from the Obama administration a little more than a week after the 2012 elections.
By Sandy English, November 3, 2012
New York City’s Coney Island was badly hit by Hurricane Sandy on Monday night and has received minimal aid from government agencies.
By a WSWS reporting team, November 1, 2012
Three days after Hurricane Sandy struck New York City, thousands of residents of public housing remain without electricity, heat or running water and, in many cases, are living in flood-like conditions, particularly in lower Manhattan.
By Fred Mazelis, October 23, 2012
The city’s homeless shelter population hits new records every month, while the billionaire mayor reports a net worth of $25 billion.
By Marcus Day, October 16, 2012
New data released by the Census Bureau reveals that greater numbers of Illinois workers and unemployed are falling into poverty.
By Eric London, October 15, 2012
Just 13 hours after three workers were killed and ten others were injured in a garage collapse in Miami, Florida, officials called off a search for the missing.
By Naomi Spencer, October 13, 2012
The electrocution of a Detroit man during an attempted copper theft gives an indication of the desperate social conditions in the city.
By Shannon Jones, October 12, 2012
The return of seasonably cold weather this winter means higher home heating costs at a time when assistance programs are being cut.