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"On one level, as so much twitter outrage has pointed out, these spikes symbolise the transformation of the homeless into a form of vermin. But their artistic resonance goes further than that. These spikes beautifully encapsulate the essential concerns of a society that has abandoned any pretence of social justice, fairness and equality, even to the point of refusing to ensure what ought to be the essential component of any civilised society - a home for all its citizens."

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Why not try volunteering? We are looking for volunteers to help promote Rise #bakery which is a #socent and is part of Providence Row - a fantastic chariety that supports homeless and vulnerable people. https://speedvolunteer.london.gov.uk/opportunities/2e9ee1cb-7dc7-4c57-953c-b636b0b8f847

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When you see a homeless person with a sign, many people will assume they're asking for money but most of them just want an opportunity to live in a home and to have a minimum wage paying job. They want change.

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Houses stand empty while homelessness grows. Who makes the profit? Somebody knows! follow this link for a short video and analysis of the Great Recession: http://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/1/post/2010/07/a-marxist-take-on-the-financial-collapse-illustrated.html]

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Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice - Nelson Mandela | Nancy made this with Spoken.ly

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: In full, “Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice, like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”

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On this World Poverty Day, 1 billion children lack basic needs such as food, shelter and clean water. What's the first word that comes to mind when reading that statistic?

Add to that school health care and lunch provided everyday, which covers about a third of the daily nutritional need. #Finland #child #poverty. Finland treats minors like people who deserve to be given a fair chance at life, imagine that.

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