NETWORK’s 2018 Catholic Social Justice Scorecard
By NETWORK Catholic Social Justice Lobby, Feb. 2019
NETWORK’s 2018 Congressional Voting Record evaluates votes by Members of Congress on key legislation that would advance or hinder NETWORK’s mission to mend the gaps in economic inequality.
“Let us love, not with words but with deeds.”
Pope Francis, Nov. 19, 2017
Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the first World Day of the Poor
Three Richest Americans Now Own More Wealth Than Bottom Half of US Combined: Report
By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams, Nov. 8, 2017
“The elite ranks of our billionaire class continue to pull apart from the rest of us,” a new Institute for Policy study analysis finds
Despite Puerto Rico Disaster, Vulture Firms Relentlessly Seeking Billions in Debt Payments
by Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams, October 18, 2017
Exposé details how firms are banding together to take money from Puerto Rico despite the island’s $95 billion in hurricane damage
Vulture Capitalists Circle Above Puerto Rican Prey
By Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company, Sept. 30, 201
Bill Moyers talks with social anthropologist Yarimar Bonilla about the challenges Puerto Ricans face in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
Now Just Five Men Own Almost as Much Wealth as Half the World’s Population
by Paul Buchheit, Common Dreams, June 12, 2017
While Americans fixate on Trump, the super-rich are absconding with our wealth, and the plague of inequality continues to grow.
First World Day of the Poor Message Released
Vatican Radio, June 17, 2017
The Vatican on Tuesday released Pope Francis’ message for the First World Day of the Poor which will be observed later this year on the 19th of November.
10 Commandments of Healthcare
By NETWORK Catholic Social Justice Lobby, March 7, 2017
Healthcare is a human right that is essential for a dignified life. Each of these commandments seeks to protect that right to healthcare and provide health security for all.
Laziness Isn’t Why People are Poor. And iPhones Aren’t Why They Lack Health Care
By Stephen Pimpare, The Washington Post, March 8, 2017
The real reasons people suffer poverty don’t reflect well on the United States.
The Pope and Poverty
By Phyllis Zagano, National Catholic Reporter, Aug.7, 2015
“When Francis talks about the poor, most of the people who hear him have no idea what he is talking about. Most of the people who hear him are, relatively speaking, rich.”
Poverty is Not Inevitable: What We Can Do Now to Turn Things Around
By Dean Paton, Yes! Magazine, Aug. 20, 2014
Having poor people in the richest country in the world is a choice. We have the money to solve this. But do we have the will?
Calling TPP a ‘Death Pact,’ Health Advocates Rally Outside Secretive Trade Talks
by Lauren McCauley, Common Dreams, Jan. 26, 2015
It’s a global health issue, says advocate. ‘Countries are trying to fight epidemics and this puts the process over people.’
Fast Track: An Undemocratic Path to Unfair “Trade”
Public Citizen, January 2015
Fast Track is an extreme and rarely-used procedure used to get around public debate and congressional oversight of trade agreements.
Wealth: Having It All and Wanting More
Oxfam, January 2015
In less than two years, if current trends continue unchecked, the richest one percent of people on the planet will own at least half of the world’s wealth.
Economy of Right Relationship: An Advent Reflection Guide for a New Economy
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, 2014
This four-week Advent series to help individuals, parishes and religious communities to pray, reflect and take actions to build towards the kin-dom vision of right relationship.
Joy of the Gospel Study and Action Guide
NETWORK Catholic Social Justice Lobby, March 2014
The study guide summarizes each section of Joy of the Gospel and offers analysis and questions for reflection, while the action guide offers a variety of ways to join NETWORK in living Joy of the Gospel.
The Workers’ Scorecard on NAFTA
By David Bacon, Truthout, Jan. 23, 2014
Sold as a migration-preventing device that would produce more and better-paying jobs in all three countries, NAFTA has displaced jobs and people, weakened unions and ravaged US cities and rural Mexico.
“Trade Expert: Why TPP – NAFTA on Steroids – Must Be Stopped”
By Joshua Holland, Moyers and Company, Jan. 9, 2014
A transcript of Moyers and Company’s interview with Global Trade Watch Director Lori Wallach s about NAFTA at age 20, and what it portends for other trade treaties like the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
NAFTA at 20
By Ben Beachy, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, 2014
Jan. 1, 2014, was the 20th anniversary of the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The promises made by NAFTA proponents and warnings issued by its opponents during the fierce debate over congressional approval of the pact can now be measured against two decades of actual outcomes.
“U.S. Lawmakers Propose Fast-Track Bill for Trade Agreements”
By Krista Hughes, Reuters, Jan. 9, 2014
Lawmakers have proposed a bill to give the White House power to fast-track international trade agreements as the United States gears up for a hectic year of trade negotiations.
From Rome, Five Basic Insights on Inequality
By Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org, Dec. 1, 2013
In plain yet powerful language, Pope Francis is challenging the givens of our deeply unequal world – and helping inspire resistance to it.
Who Belongs to the Lower Middle Class and Why Does it Matter
By Vauhini Vara, The New Yorker, Dec. 4, 2013
In recent years, the cultural conversation about inequality has focused on the rich and poor themselves. But the problem is structural. Over time, we have set up an economic system that breeds inequality.
Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace on the Global Economy
The Vatican, Oct. 24, 2011
A statement by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace regarding global financial reform
“The Trans-Pacific Partnership: What ‘Free Trade’ Actually Means”
Andrew Gavin Marshall, Dec. 1, 2012
Part three of a three-part exclusive series on the Trans-Pacific Partnership
51 Ways to Spark a Commons Revolution
Jay Walljasper, Yes! Magazine, Oct. 21, 2011
A list of 51 things you can do – alone and with others – to share life
“Main Street First: Fixing Broken Markets and Rebuilding the Middle Class”
Elizabeth Warren, Mario Savio Memorial Lecture, Oct. 28, 2010
Senator Elizabeth Warren, the driving force behind the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is an expert on credit and economic stress, known for her ability to simplify complex financial issues and for her fierce independence and advocacy on behalf of middle-class families.
The Story of Broke calls for a shift in government spending toward investments in clean, green solutions—renewable energy, safer chemicals and materials, zero waste and more—that can deliver jobs and a healthier environment.
The Baseline Scenario is dedicated to explaining some of the key issues in the global economy and developing concrete policy proposals.
The center is a policy organization working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs affecting low- and moderate-income families and individuals.
This site is part of a multi-faceted project on globalization to support research and education concerning issues of globalization in general and international finance, trade and production in particular.
The campaign is rooted in a common belief that international trade and investment are not ends unto themselves, but instead must be viewed as a means for achieving other societal goals such as economic justice, human rights, healthy communities and a sound environment.
The Coalition on Human Needs is an alliance of national organizations working together to promote public policies that address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations.
An information hub designed to grow the fair trade movement and create a market that values the people who make the food we eat and the goods we use
Kiva lets individuals connect with and loan money to unique small businesses in the developing world.
NPP offers citizen and community groups tools and resources to shape federal budget and policy priorities which promote social and economic justice.
Through lobbying and legislative advocacy, NETWORK strives to close the gap between rich and poor and to dismantle policies rooted in racism, greed and violence.
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