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Babel Realty. How perfect is that?
Slideshow : Occupy Movement Organizes Day Of Action Against Foreclosures In Multiple Cities (Zimbio).
(photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images caption: Community activists and over two hundred members of the Occupy Wall Street movement rally around a forclosed home during a march in the impoverished community of East New York to draw attention to foreclosed homes in the community on December 6, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The group said they would occupy a home and would hand the property over to a homeless family. In what organizers are describing as a “new frontier” for the movement, thousands of other Occupy Wall street protesters around the country participated in similar actions.)
Bag’s Take-Away:It appears the media is open to visualizing poverty right now in a much more honest and less stereotyped way. I’ve seen quite a few pictures of soup kitchens and breadlines over these recession years, but haven’t seen many this willing to suggest demoralization and shame.
(photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images caption: People wait in line to receive free milk from the Milk from the Heart program which makes weekly deliveries to Washington Heights and 12 other locations in Manhattan and the Bronx on October 6, 2011 in New York City. As the economy throughout the nation struggles, prices on many food staples have continued to rise. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, milk prices throughout the Northeast are 19 percent higher than two years ago with the average price of a gallon of milk now at $4. The Milk from the Heart program gives individuals in need two free quarts of milk and hands out about 14,000 quarts a month. The program, which has witnessed a steady increase in participants, is financed partly by private donors and is part of the non-profit Homes for the Homeless.
Did these kids ask for the water? Did they make an effort to catch the water? Given how double-edged our position is in Iraq right now, what makes the bottle any more like a softball than, say, a hand grenade?
via Charlotte Observer.