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tjg11:03:23

TW on that last article, on the paragraph beginning “Visible conditions of poverty”: brief graphic mention of violence, child trafficking. Thanks @roberto for the article. Really helps me think through the stumbling-blocks various people face. FWIW, this online class enlightened me: “Community Resistance to the War on the Poor”. Made clear there’s a surplus population (“the poor”, “unemployed”) whose existence is meant to drive down other people’s conditions/wages. The state constantly pushes to make their lives as miserable and undignified as it can get away with — imagine everyone’s bargaining power if no one feared being poor/unemployed. https://zcomm.org/zschool/moodle/course/info.php?id=34 (This class is taught by a ridiculously effective Ontario org, so they’re focused on pragmatic action. Example: http://ocap.ca/node/322 )