Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Capitalism can't cope

One in 50 children is homeless in the United States every year, according to a report by the National Center on Family Homelessness.
"These numbers will grow as home foreclosures continue to rise," president of the center said.

Homeless children have poor health, emotional problems and low graduation rates .
42 percent of homeless children are younger than 6.
African-American and Native American children are disproportionately represented.
More than 1 in 7 homeless children have moderate to severe health conditions, such as asthma
Approximately 1.16 million of homeless children today will not graduate from high school.

All the trillions given to the banks to bail them out , all the billions to finance wars in Iraq and Afghanistan yet the USA cannot provide shelter for children .

Some 600 million of our fellow humans are homeless, many sleeping rough on the streets of the world’s cities, yet there is no shortage of vacant buildings – countless millions of acres of empty living space in the major cities of the world – and certainly no shortage of building materials or skilled builders and craftsmen presently out of work. The market dictates who does and does not sleep comfortably.

The Socialist Party has frequently written about homelessness but in this article posted here two members of the party apply their own individual knowledge and experience to the matter of providing homes .

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