A Vicious Cycle: Poverty, lack of education, violence, addiction, mental illness

The crisis we are facing in Boston (and around the United States and world) is what I describe as a “Vicious Cycle: Poverty, lack of education, violence, addiction, mental illness.” This has been described by many people, but I’m not sure if anyone has used this framework. Take a look at the two graphics below and you’ll see what I mean. So how do we turn the … Continue reading A Vicious Cycle: Poverty, lack of education, violence, addiction, mental illness

Invest in Our Children

Mark Shriver, senior vice president for United States programs and advocacy at Save the Children, wrote an important letter in the New York Times recently. I quote from it, below. Quality early childhood programs help save taxpayer money in the long run. Let’s put our political differences aside and instead invest our money where we know that it does the most good: in children. It … Continue reading Invest in Our Children

Massachusetts Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Massachusetts Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival For Immediate Release: May 10, 2018 Contact: Cole Harrison, cole@masspeaceaction.org, 617-466-9274 ‘Our People Are Being Hurt and We Won’t be Silent Anymore’ Massachusetts Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival To Kick Off Six Weeks of Non-Violent Direct Action Monday in Boston Protests Planned in over 30 State Capitals, Washington, D.C. Movement Demands Sweeping Overhaul … Continue reading Massachusetts Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival