This workshop will be a robust and engaging discussion, an anti-capitalist approach to poverty and related issues such as: * the status of poverty in the U.S. today; money for war, but not human needs, * the lack of affordable housing, gentrification, homeless shelters and the role of public housing authorities in the spread of gentrification, * health care, health insurance, the opioid drug crisis, etc. * the role of the nonprofit industrial complex, foundations and official corruption in the worsening of poverty; public policies that cause more harm, * actions steps; building a mass movement to organize and fight back and the vital necessity of a Poor People's Army and its training institute, The Boot Camp. The chair will open the workshop with greetings and will explain the purpose of the a workshop. Each of the five panelists will speak for 8 minutes, allowing plenty of quality time to have a great discussion with the audience. There will be three different kinds of hand outs and a sign in sheet to stay in contact with members of the audience after the conference is over.