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Homeless, poor freeze in US cold wave (english)
13 Feb 2003
The recent cold spell in the central and eastern US has claimed dozens of lives and led to widespread hardship among the poor, the elderly and the homeless. After several exceptionally mild winters, the weather has returned to more normal patterns. The impact of the seasonís cold wave highlights the desperate conditions facing millions of people in the United States confronted with rising unemployment and the relentless slashing of social services at the federal, state and local level.
"While few figures are kept about cold related deaths of homeless people, the limited statistics available paint a harsh picture. For example, a homeless advocacy group in Boston says a shocking 151 homeless died in that city last winter, including a two-month-old baby." Says World Socialist Web Site. I don't know where Mr Busy gets his money from when people are dieing, due to lack of it. Hmmmm say no more. If you are inclined to read the rest of the report pleas go to:
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