Poverty & Social Inequality

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The cost of living continues to go up and incomes continue to go down. It is truly frightening to think about what this country is going to look like if current trends continue.

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While Wall Street exerts a decisive influence on policy and legislation pertaining to the government shutdown, these same major financial institutions also control the movement of currency markets, commodity and stock markets through large scale operations in derivative trade.

VIDEO: Banks Put Americans on the Hook for Trillions

Several overlapping political and economic agendas are unfolding. Is the shutdown –implying the furloughing of tens of thousands of public employees– a dress rehearsal for the eventual privatization of important components of the federal State system?

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Hundreds of poor people waiting outside of a closed grocery store for the possibility of getting the remaining food is not the picture of the “American Dream.” Yet on March 23, outside the Laney Walker Supermarket in Augusta, Ga., that is exactly what happened.

World Bank Oversees Carve-Up of Congo Rainforests
Deforestation: Community Land Grabs by Major Pulp and Paper Conglomerate in Indonesia By Forest Peoples Programme, December 19, 2014
Israeli-US Script: Divide Syria, Divide the Rest
Who is to Blame for Syria’s Refugee Problem? By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, December 18, 2014
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A Suitable Donor: Harvesting Kidneys in the Philippines By Rey Ventura, December 17, 2014
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Pillaging the World. The History and Politics of the IMF By Ernst Wolff, December 17, 2014
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Race, Class and Police Violence in America By Joseph Kishore, December 09, 2014
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Unemployment in America: Another Fabricated Jobs Report By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, December 08, 2014
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The Land Rights of Small Farmers and Indigenous Communities: The Solution to Climate Change Is in Our Lands By Grain, December 06, 2014
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The State of World Capitalism: Labor Productivity Up, Real Wages Down By Patrick Martin, December 06, 2014
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Columbia Pike: Raw Deal for Black Freedom Trail By Robert Parry, December 05, 2014
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Police Killings in America: The Class Issues By Joseph Kishore, December 05, 2014
CANADA: Tax Cuts, Privatization and Deregulation:  Is it a Debt Crisis or a Distribution of Wealth Crisis?
“Dis-Accumulation” on a World Scale: Pillage, Plunder and Wealth By Prof. James Petras, December 04, 2014
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Infrastructure Collapse Blacks Out Large Portions of Detroit By Thomas Gaist, December 03, 2014
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What’s Going On? Ferguson, Obama and American Democracy By Arnold August, December 03, 2014
EURASIAN ECONOMIC BOOM AND GEOPOLITICS: China’s Land Bridge to Europe: The China-Turkey High Speed Railway
The Free Trade Agreements: The Asia-Europe People’s Forum Call to Action By Socialist Project, November 28, 2014
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On Black Friday, Americans Confront the Walmart 1%: Pay Employees a Living Wage By Dreier Peter, November 28, 2014
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Leading Israeli Minister Lieberman Unveils Racist Peace Plan: Pay Palestinians to Leave Israel By Philip Weiss, November 28, 2014
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It Is Now Illegal to Share Food with the Homeless in Florida By J. D. Heyes, November 27, 2014
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“Where Capitalism and Racism Intersect”: Defending The Ferguson Revolts By Devon DB, November 27, 2014
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Menace on the Menu: Development and the Globalization of Servitude By Colin Todhunter, November 27, 2014
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Missouri Governor Triples National Guard Force in Ferguson By Jerry White, November 26, 2014
Pinta y Lucha, Celendin, Cajamarca, Peru by John O'Shea on GlobalResearch.ca
The Protest Movement in Peru: Strengthening Sustainable Production and Local Economies, Protecting the Environment By John O Shea, November 25, 2014
Protest Advocate Water Access Is Basic Right, After City Of Detroit Starts Cutting Service
The Privatization of Detroit: Massive Termination of Water Services By Abayomi Azikiwe, November 23, 2014
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If “The Economy is Recovering” Why Is There a Surge in Homeless Children? By Bruce A. Dixon, November 20, 2014
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Global Research: Independent, Analytical, Essential By Global Research, November 19, 2014
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More Homeless Children Now Than Any Point in US History: Study By John Queally, November 18, 2014
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Burkina Faso is Not Alone as Strikes Escalate in West Africa By Abayomi Azikiwe, November 18, 2014
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Detroit Bankruptcy Exit Plan Excludes African American Majority By Abayomi Azikiwe, November 18, 2014
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Libya: Ten Things About Gaddafi They Don’t Want You to Know By Global Research News, November 16, 2014
VIDEO: Italy's Welfare Minister In Tears Over Austerity Sacrifices
Protests in Italy over Government Austerity Measures By Press TV, November 14, 2014
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Obamacare Designed as a Scam By Stephen Lendman, November 14, 2014
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Deadly Flooding Hits Haiti’s North: President Martelly Uses Tragedy to Campaign By Thomas Péralte, November 12, 2014
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Eight Charts Showing the Real State of the American Economy By Washington's Blog, November 11, 2014
CHALLENGING AMERICA'S PLUTOCRACY: The Power of Individual Voters to Transform Their Government
US Midterm Elections Demonstrate Failure of Democrats to Address Concerns of African Americans, Oppressed By Abayomi Azikiwe, November 11, 2014
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USA: Is Arlington County, Virginia, Racist? By Robert Parry, November 10, 2014
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Judge Approves Detroit Bankruptcy Plan By Jerry White, November 08, 2014
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Clashes, Water Cannon as 100,000 Protesters March in Brussels against Austerity Measures By RT, November 07, 2014
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The Privatization of Water: Nestlé Denies that Water is a Fundamental Human Right By Kevin Samson, November 06, 2014
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A City for Sale: Detroit Auctions City Assets for Pennies on the Dollar By Seraphine Collins and Andre Damon, November 06, 2014
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The European Union Uses Death to Deter Immigrants By Martin Kreickenbaum, November 05, 2014
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How Does the Gates Foundation Spend its Money to Feed the World? By Grain, November 04, 2014
Sado-Justice in America: The Treatment of High Security Prisoners and the Bill of Rights
Elections USA, Towards a Republican Controlled Congress? Will the Right’s Fake History Prevail? By Robert Parry, November 03, 2014
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Censorship? Spain Imposes ‘Google Tax’ on Internet Content Aggregators to Protect its Print Media Industry By Eric Blair, November 03, 2014
The Latest Confrontation Between the US Empire and Evo Morales and Hugo Chavez
Bolivia’s Economy Under Evo Morales in 10 Graphs By Jake Johnston and Stephan Lefebvre, November 01, 2014
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The Naked Class Politics of Ebola By James Robb, October 30, 2014
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Google Survey: Majority of US Citizens Think US Gives Too Much to Israel By Robert Barsocchini, October 30, 2014
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The Trade Unions and the Detroit Bankruptcy By Jerry White, October 30, 2014
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Are Vulture Funds a US Tool Against Argentina in an Energy War With Russia? By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, October 28, 2014
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US Dominion Farms’ Land Grab in Kenya Destroyed Farmers’ Livelihoods, Blocked Community Access to Water By Grain, October 27, 2014
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US Child Poverty Remains at Highest Rate in 20 Years By Andre Damon, October 27, 2014
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The Ethnic Cleansing of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the Age of Obama: How HBCUs are Turning White By Dr. Jahi Issa, October 22, 2014
A "Humanitarian War" on Syria?  Military Escalation. Towards a Broader Middle East-Central Asian War?
U.S. “Humanitarian Aid” is Being Channeled to …The Islamic State (ISIL) By Jamie Dettmer, October 22, 2014
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Census Report: Half of Americans Poor or Near Poor By Andre Damon, October 22, 2014
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IMF-World Bank Policies and the Rwandan Genocide By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, October 20, 2014
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Richest One Percent Controls Nearly Half of Global Wealth By Andre Damon, October 17, 2014
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Bolivia’s Transformation: The Victory of Evo Morales By Binoy Kampmark, October 15, 2014
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Haiti: Gas Price Hike Fuels Misery and Anger – Cost of Living Has Quintupled Since the 2004 US-Backed Coup d’État By Thomas Péralte, October 15, 2014
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Wal-Mart to Eliminate Health Benefits for 30,000 Workers By Andre Damon, October 10, 2014
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The Ebola Epidemic: A Social Disaster in West Africa By Niles Williamson, October 09, 2014
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World Peace Forum 2014: Imperialism, Resistance, and Alternatives By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Ingo Schmidt, Marta.Harnecker, and Prof. Minqi Li, October 08, 2014
Government of the Rich, by the Rich and for the Rich
America is Truly a Country Run for the Few By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, October 07, 2014
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Feeding the One Percent: Foreign Investors’ Land Grabs in Africa and Asia, Tax avoidance and Obscene Payouts to Directors By Grain, October 07, 2014
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Israeli Rightists Wave ISIS-style Flags in Protest of African Asylum-Seekers By Allison Deger, October 06, 2014
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Wealth of Richest 400 Americans Surges to $2.29 Trillion By Andre Damon, October 06, 2014
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US Embargo Against Cuba Hinders Information Technology Development By Prensa Latina, October 04, 2014
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Economic Recovery in America? US Poverty Report Contradicts GDP Claims By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, October 03, 2014
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War Crimes: Israel Targets Dairy Factory in Occupied West Bank. Palestinian Orphans Protest Demolition By International Solidarity Movement, October 02, 2014
Latin America: Social Movements in Times of Economic Crises
Terror in Latin America and the Caribbean By W.T. Whitney, October 02, 2014
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Haiti: Stop the Attacks on Former President Jean Bertrand Aristide and the Lavalas Movement By Haïti Liberté, October 01, 2014
The Globalization of Poverty: Deconstructing the New World Order
The Globalization of Poverty: Deconstructing the New World Order By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, September 30, 2014
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Occupy Central: Hong Kong’s Fight against Neoliberalism By Ming Chun Tang, September 30, 2014
Protest Advocate Water Access Is Basic Right, After City Of Detroit Starts Cutting Service
Federal Judge Rules Detroit Residents Have No “Fundamental Right” to Water By Jerry White, September 30, 2014
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Police State USA: Ferguson Masses Continue to Challenge Racist Power Structure Unrest re-emerges while white police officer remains unscathed in Michael Brown shooting By Abayomi Azikiwe, September 30, 2014
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The Model for America: Ruling Elites Dispense with Democracy in Detroit By Jerry White, September 29, 2014
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Worldwide Poverty and “The Global Development Crisis” By Benjamin Selwyn, September 28, 2014
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Raking In On Rents: The US Housing Crisis Begins Anew By Devon DB, September 27, 2014
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Ebola, Cholera: The Epidemiology of Anti-Blackness and the “White Savior Industrial Complex”- Black Lives Don’t Matter By Dr. James Hudson and Dr. Jemima Pierre, September 24, 2014
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Africa: Corporate Palm Oil Plantations Destroy the Peasant Economy By Grain, September 24, 2014
The Global Crisis:  Food, Water and Fuel. Three Fundamental Necessities of Life in Jeopardy
The Global Crisis: Food, Water and Fuel. Three Fundamental Necessities of Life in Jeopardy By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, September 20, 2014
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Israeli Incremental Genocide By Jamal Kanj, September 19, 2014
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Wealth of World’s Billionaires: $7.3 Trillion By Joseph Kishore, September 19, 2014