Florida’s Guardian ad Litem program is under threat, like so many others in the state. There is a proposal to cut 23 percent and 154 jobs from the budget for court advocates for abused and neglected children, those who need it most. If this happens, some 5,700 children would be dropped from the program, said the state’s executive director.
New fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between militias has driven more than 30,000 people from their homes, the United Nations refugee agency said today. “The latest flare-up threatens to reverse the considerable progress made in the repatriation and resettlement of thousands of Congolese affected by previous conflicts in the area,” William Spindler, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said in Geneva.
When things are bad for General Motors, AIG and Merrill Lynch they are devastating for America’s poor and disabled. While corporate big wigs skirt around the world in expensive corporate jets, plan lavish staff parties and exotic retreats, enjoy exorbitant and unworthy bonus payments and spend millions on office redecorations with taxpayer money, America’s poor continues to suffer.