poverty

Oliver with a Twist of Sage

Jamie Oliver, that icon of the down-to-earth, salt-of-the-earth, mockney, chattering middle classes has lent his perfectly calibrated and nutritiously sustained weight, to the ongoing campaign to demonise welfare claimants.  His latest piece, in today’s Guardian, fits perfectly with the themes of “Benefit Scroungy, Feckless, Lazy, Can’t Get Off Their Arses, Britain” which has taken the television schedules …

Lives for Sale

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WHEN Live8 tickets were offered to the highest bidder on eBay this week, there had never been a clearer demonstration that to Make Poverty History you need to first make capitalism history.  Within hours of the first text messages being sent out to those lucky people who had won a ticket to Live8 – Bob …

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