Thursday, March 22, 2012

Poverty in America: 50 Year Anniversary of THE OTHER AMERICA

It is the 50th Anniversary of DSA founder Michael Harrington's THE OTHER AMERICA, the classic analysis of poverty in America which helped launch the "war on poverty."  Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) will be organizing a serious of events nation wide to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of The Other America, and draw attention to the successes, and failures, of the Kennedy/Johnson "war on poverty" and policies to address poverty over the past five decades. (Check back for more information, more articles, and upcoming events in Memphis.)

MIchael Harrington: The Long Distance Runner

Michael Harrington and The Other America

Excerpt from Michael Harrington's THE OTHER AMERICA

Firing Line with William F. Buckley & Michael Harrington-Poverty: Hopeful or Hopeless (Clip, 1966)

When a Socialist's Book Swayed the Nation | Daily Yonder | Keep It Rural

DSA: Questions and Answers on Poverty

Re-Reading Michael Harrington's The Other America

Barbara Ehrenreich, Amercian Poverty 50 Years Later

Rediscovering American Poverty

Frances Fox Piven: American's Inexcusable Indifference to Extreme Poverty

8 Facts About Poverty that will Blow Your Mind

The Working Poor

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Struggle to Put Food on the Table

Middle Class Death Watch: As Poverty Spreads, 28% of Americans Fall Out of Middle Class

Poverty Rises as Wall Street Billionaires Whine

Working and Poor in the USA

Socialism? The Rich are Winning the Class War

Census: Memphis the Poorest in the Nation


Still With Us: Harrington's Other America Has Gotten Worse (Jim M, Memphis DSA)

The Invisible Poverty of "The Other America" in the 1960s is Far More visible Today

Poverty in America 50 Years After Michael Harrington's The Other America

The Other America, 2012: Confronting the Poverty Epidemic

Holy Cross Conference: The Other American Then and Now

Seeing What No One Else Saw (American Prospect)

Half a Century of Poverty in America

50 Years Since The Other America

Tracking Poverty and Policy