humansofnewyork:

"If they raise the subway fare one more time, I’m going to explode. I’m making nine dollars an hour. I walk home three hours from work every day to save that $2.50, because that’s a half gallon of milk for me and my daughter. And every time they raise the fare, they have a ‘hearing.’ But they aren’t hearing anything. It’s a fucking joke. If you go to one of those ‘hearings,’ every single person stands up and says: ‘Don’t raise the fare.’ Then they raise it anyway. Oh man, it burns me up. ‘We need the money,’ they say, ‘America is hurting.’ That’s bullshit! If I see one more TV program bragging about multimillion dollar homes I’m gonna scream. How about a fucking TV program that shows me if there is anywhere in this city that I can fucking afford to live anymore. I’m sorry, but it’s burning me up."

#america #poverty #democracy? #NewYork

humansofnewyork:

"If they raise the subway fare one more time, I’m going to explode. I’m making nine dollars an hour. I walk home three hours from work every day to save that $2.50, because that’s a half gallon of milk for me and my daughter. And every time they raise the fare, they have a ‘hearing.’ But they aren’t hearing anything. It’s a fucking joke. If you go to one of those ‘hearings,’ every single person stands up and says: ‘Don’t raise the fare.’ Then they raise it anyway. Oh man, it burns me up. ‘We need the money,’ they say, ‘America is hurting.’ That’s bullshit! If I see one more TV program bragging about multimillion dollar homes I’m gonna scream. How about a fucking TV program that shows me if there is anywhere in this city that I can fucking afford to live anymore. I’m sorry, but it’s burning me up."

#america #poverty #democracy? #NewYork

npr:

October brings the peak of the autumn foliage season in many U.S. states, drawing both tourists and camera lenses. Thanks to the NPR community, we’ve collected a few photos that are worth taking a break from the news to stare at.

Submit your photos with the tag: #nprfallcolors

Photo Break: America Puts On Its Fall Colors

Photo credits: @darthurbrown, @ikin72, @malimish_airstream, @kwegs12, @melissablackall 

cowshorsesandgardenias:

-An estimated one million children are forced to work in the global sex industry every year.
-The global sex slavery market generates a $39 billion profit annually.-Selling young girls is more profitable than trafficking drugs or weapons.

cowshorsesandgardenias:

-An estimated one million children are forced to work in the global sex industry every year.

-The global sex slavery market generates a $39 billion profit annually.

-Selling young girls is more profitable than trafficking drugs or weapons.

statedept:

Five Things You Did Not Know About Human Trafficking








Modern slavery exists in the 21st century, even in the United States.
Human trafficking does not require movement or the crossing of borders.
Anyone can be a victim of human trafficking.
The illegal profits made from the use of forced labor in the private economy worldwide amount to $150.2 billion per year, according to the International Labor Organization.
The food you eat, the products you buy, and the consumer items you use on a daily basis may have been produced by victims of forced labor.  Become a conscientious consumer by visiting Slavery Footprint to determine “How many slaves work for you?”














To learn more about the manifestations of modern slavery around the world, read the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report, and learn what you can do in your own life by visiting 20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

statedept:

Five Things You Did Not Know About Human Trafficking

  1. Modern slavery exists in the 21st century, even in the United States.
  2. Human trafficking does not require movement or the crossing of borders.
  3. Anyone can be a victim of human trafficking.
  4. The illegal profits made from the use of forced labor in the private economy worldwide amount to $150.2 billion per year, according to the International Labor Organization.
  5. The food you eat, the products you buy, and the consumer items you use on a daily basis may have been produced by victims of forced labor.  Become a conscientious consumer by visiting Slavery Footprint to determine “How many slaves work for you?”

(Source: go.usa.gov)

npr:

lookatthisstory:

“Excuse me, Miss, but what exactly is a homeless person supposed to look like?”

Jessica Parks, wife of Army veteran Fred E. Parks, was homeless for 35 years. Meet the Parks and 8 other veterans NPR photographed in a pop-up portrait studio at Stand Down San Diego.

Introducing: Look At This, NPR’s new experiment in visual storytelling. You may be familiar with The Picture Show, now it’s growing up. Same folks, same spirit, new name! 

therapizeself:

PLEASE reblog. Time is of the essence in finding this young woman alive. Virginia and possibly Louisville people (there was a football game that day) call if you have ANY information.

Four young women in 5 years. Clearly there is a problem in Charlottesville for young women alone after dark. There is a clear and present danger to women in va. due to human trafficking, I’m not saying this is what happened to them but parents and students alike should be told this information. http://www.nbc29.com/story/22071174/homeland-security-department-speaks-out-on-human-trafficking-in-va

therapizeself:

PLEASE reblog. Time is of the essence in finding this young woman alive. Virginia and possibly Louisville people (there was a football game that day) call if you have ANY information.

Four young women in 5 years. Clearly there is a problem in Charlottesville for young women alone after dark. There is a clear and present danger to women in va. due to human trafficking, I’m not saying this is what happened to them but parents and students alike should be told this information.
http://www.nbc29.com/story/22071174/homeland-security-department-speaks-out-on-human-trafficking-in-va

alternativenewsgatherer:

BREAKING #NEWS OH oh…. #F15 #Virginia #crash #USA

this happened in our little valley. the hope was to find the pilot alive. Today we find out that he went down with the plane. RIP.
#F15 #crash #shenandoahvalley

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po3ticlicense:

This is absolutely what real love looks like. Consider giving to PLC and help children receive life-saving heart surgeries. Tens of thousands of Iraqi children have heart defects. We can make peace by being helpers, not fighters.

#preemptivelovecoalition