#707

Poverty cannot be ‘cured’, for it is not a symptom of the disease of capitalism. Quite the reverse: it is evidence of its robust good health, its spur to even greater accumulation and effort.
Jeremy Seabrook

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#658

When you live in a poor neighborhood, you are living in an area where you have poor schools. When you have poor schools, you have poor teachers. When you have poor teachers, you get a poor education. When you get a poor education, you can only work in a poor-paying job. And that poor-paying job enables you to live again in a poor neighborhood. So, it’s a very vicious cycle.
Malcolm X

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#570

I must remind you that starving a child is violence. Suppressing a culture is violence. Neglecting school children is violence. Punishing a mother and her family is violence. Discrimination against a working man is violence. Ghetto housing is violence. Ignoring medical need is violence. Contempt for poverty is violence.
Coretta Scott King

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#565

Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders…and millions have been killed because of this obedience…Our problem is that people are obedient allover the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves… (and) the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.
Howard Zinn

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#392

What a peculiar world, in which the poor countries are in effect subsidizing the richest country, which happens, at the same time, to be among the stingiest in giving assistance in the world.
Joseph E. Stiglitz

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#344

The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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#226

The die has been cast long time ago
Thought gutter not Rome is my home

A.J.K.S., Polish rap band

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#203

When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.

Hélder Câmara

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#65

I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down,
Livin’ in the hopeless, hungry side of town

Johhny Cash

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#45

When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die.

Jean-Paul Sartre

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#16

Almost the entire world is capitalist. And almost the entire world is poor.

Dr. Michael Parenti

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