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Deconstructing the 99%

As protests erupt all over the world echoing the Occupy Wall Street movement, the democratic sentiment – the desire for more agency – is clear. The arguments and the passions behind them, however, are multi-layered and diverse. When the March on Wall Street began, it seemed like the long-awaited outcry that has been suppressed since […]

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 2011

An Open letter to Viviane Reding and Thomas Hammarberg  EU Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, and Commissioner for Human Rights for the Council of Europe Dear Commissioners,  On Jul. 12, Hungary’s Parliament passed a “church law” depriving over 100 religious denominations of their official status, in blatant violation of the freedom and equality of religions enshrined […]

Greater Poverty Risk For Larger Families

Poverty in families as well as inequalities regarding wealth and income are unmasked by the Austrian Social Report (Sozialbericht) released Dec. 15 by the Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs (Sozialministerium). One in five households with three children or more runs the risk of poverty, as do 26% of all households with at least one non-EU […]

Rural Development that Works

Awareness about development solutions and innovations create the actual bridge to access to vital resources. Webster University helps create awareness about the crisis of resources for the world’s poor by supporting global relations.  Through academic conferences and student volunteers Webster is building relationships within the international community. At the 15th Annual Webster Humanitarian Conference hosted […]

Ban on Begging

The Viennese state Parliament has decided on a prohibition of “commercial” begging. The People’s Party (ÖVP) and the Freedom Party (FPÖ) have favored the draft law by the Social Democrats (SPÖ). However, the Green Party vehemently disagreed and even demanded a voting by name on Mar. 26, which did not influence the outcome. By no […]

Book Review: Romani Politics in Contemporary Europe

And Who Is a Gypsy? Few seem to care about Europe’s Gypsies, who have been a familiar presence in Central and Eastern Europe for 1,000 years. And even fewer seem to piece together the mesh of social exclusions and disenfranchisement, resulting from chronic unemployment, that have become the norm for millions of EU Romani citizens. […]

Living at the Edge

By the end of October, unemployment in Austria was up to 6.8% according to the Austrian Federal Employment Agency (Arbeitsmarktservice, or AMS) – an increase of 1.2% over a year ago. This means that some 320,000 are out of work, including 246,000 jobless and further 74,000 who are currently attending vocational training. Month by month, […]

Charity in Hard Times

As I tour the U.S. promoting my new book, The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty, I am often asked if this isn’t the wrong time to call on affluent people to increase their effort to end poverty in other countries. I reply emphatically that it is not. There is no […]

Cities of Children

Cities of Children

In reports from the emerging economies of Eastern Europe, the top economic indicators often leave a grim picture. There are other stories less often told, however, of a few men and women who are listening from the “bottom-up”. One of them is Father Georg Sporschill SJ, founder and director of Concordia Sozialprojekte working with children […]

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