Poverty & Social Inequality

Impression of the making of the Annual Meeting 2011 of the World Economic Forum in Davos

62 individuals – 388 in 2010 – now own more wealth than 50% of the world’s population. More shockingly, this share of wealth by half of the world’s people has collapsed by over 40% in the last five years.

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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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I heard a child’s voice outside—a little girl was coming towards me, pointing in the direction of the worst damaged part of the school, saying: “My class was there.”

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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.

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Financial Oligarchy vs. Feudal Aristocracy. The Parasitic Nature of Finance Capital By Prof. Ismael Hossein-Zadeh and Anthony A. Gabb, February 13, 2016
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Beyonce and the Politics of Cultural Dominance By Ajamu Baraka, February 11, 2016
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Greek Military to Play Main Role in Setting Up Refugee Concentration Camps By John Vassilopoulos, February 10, 2016
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Ivorian Oil Workers Strike as ICC Trial of Former Leaders Continues By Abayomi Azikiwe, February 09, 2016
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The TPP If Ratified: Corporations Will Overturn U.S. Laws, Speed up Destruction of the Environment, Outsource Jobs… By David Swanson, February 09, 2016
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London Donor Conference Pledges Aid Only to Keep Syrian Refugees Out of Europe By Jean Shaoul, February 08, 2016
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The “Postmodern Left” and the Success of Neoliberalism By Scott Jay, February 07, 2016
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Video: The EU in Crisis: What Future for the European Union? By South Front, February 06, 2016
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Legalising Cruelties: The Australian High Court and Indefinite Offshore Detention By Binoy Kampmark, February 05, 2016
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India Steps Up Pressure on Nepal By W.A. Sunil, February 05, 2016
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Syria’s Lost Generation By Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey, February 04, 2016
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New Israeli Stop and Frisk Police State Law Targets Palestinians and Black African Asylum Seekers Exclusively By Stephen Lendman, February 04, 2016
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The IMF’s Prescription for Europe: Exploit Refugees with Low Wages By Nadia Prupis, February 03, 2016
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Expensive Loans to the Poor and Unemployed: The Subprime Specter Returns, High Finance and the Growth of High-Risk Consumer Debt By Jennifer Taub, February 03, 2016
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China Announcing 400,000 Steelworker Job Cuts By Samuel Davidson, February 03, 2016
End of Scandinavian Neutrality: NATO's Militarization Of Europe
Sweden, Denmark and Refugees – Still Hope? By Jan Oberg, February 03, 2016
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More Than 1 Million in US Face Food Stamps Cutoff By Kate Randall, February 02, 2016
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Imperialism’s Migration Agenda: Who is Funding the Refugees Transport into Europe? By Gearóid Ó Colmáin, February 02, 2016
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Institutionalized Racism in Israel By Stephen Lendman, February 01, 2016
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‘An Arab is an Arab’ By Jonathan Ofir, February 01, 2016
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Why Anti-Refugee Policies in Denmark? By Jan Oberg, February 01, 2016
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Michigan Officials Quietly Gave Bottled Water To State Employees Months Before Flint Residents By Bryce Covert, January 30, 2016
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Attacks on US Public Workers and Unions Intensify By Jack Rasmus, January 30, 2016
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Denmark, Decency and Decay By Jan Oberg, January 29, 2016
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While Flint Was Being Poisoned, State Workers “Quietly” Provided Water Coolers By Common Dreams, January 29, 2016
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Cameron’s Attack on Migrants Spearheads Appeal to Far Right in the UK By Julie Hyland, January 29, 2016
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Obama’s War Against the First Black Republic By Ezili Dantò, January 29, 2016
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Syriza and the Greek Debt Crisis: Austerity Unbroken By Jannis Milios and Alp Kayserilioglu, January 29, 2016
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European Governments Step Up Offensive against Refugees By Marianne Arens, January 28, 2016
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War and the Destruction of Social Infrastructure in America By Andre Damon, January 28, 2016
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Nigeria and Beyond: Revolutionary Change is the Way Out By Kola Ibrahim, January 28, 2016
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Summit of Latin American and Caribbean States Aims At Peace, Social Justice and Sovereignty By nsnbc international, January 28, 2016
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Haiti: Enough Is Enough, Bring on the Revolution! By Dady Chery, January 28, 2016
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Canada: Inadequate Health Care for First Nations and Inuit. “High Risks of Avoidable Deaths” By J. B. Gerald, January 27, 2016
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Sammy Younge, Jr. (1944-1966): Murder of SNCC Activist Prompted Anti-War Position By Abayomi Azikiwe, January 26, 2016
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Global Housing Market: Price Crash Led by Major Cities And Rapid Exit Of Investors By Graham Vanbergen, January 26, 2016
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Austria Closes its Borders to Refugees By Marianne Arens, January 26, 2016
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Job Cuts Mount as Global Economy Falters By Gabriel Black, January 22, 2016
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Greece Falls Prey to ECB Financial Diktats and Blackmail By Eric Toussaint, January 22, 2016
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The Gates Foundation’s “Corporate Merry-go-round”: Spearheading the Neo-liberal Plunder of African Agriculture By Colin Todhunter, January 21, 2016
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The Truth About Poverty In Britain Is Much Worse Than You Think By Graham Vanbergen, January 21, 2016
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Are the US Elites Attempting to Destroy Europe by Triggering A Flood of Immigrants and Refugees? By Robert Bridge, January 20, 2016
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Corporate Philanthropism: Who Exactly Benefits Most from the “Global Giving” by Billionaires? By Jon Queally, January 20, 2016
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Global Unemployment and the World Economic Crisis: A Bleak ILO Unemployment Report and even Bleaker Projections By Peter Koenig, January 20, 2016
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The Flint Water Crisis and the Criminality of American Capitalism By Jerry White, January 20, 2016
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Economy for the One Percent: Unprecedented Global Wealth Disparity.The Richest 1% have More Wealth than the Rest of the World Combined. By Stephen Lendman, January 20, 2016
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Global Economic Gloom: Major Companies Announce Job Cuts across Europe By Kumaran Ira, January 19, 2016
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Martin Luther King Detroit Rally: The Struggle against Racism, Police Violence, War and Injustice By Abayomi Azikiwe, January 19, 2016
The Stock Market “Glitch”: Blackmail by Big Banking?
Black Friday: Collapse of Financial Markets, Poverty and Unemployment By Stephen Lendman, January 17, 2016
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Restoring the Link Between Farmer and Consumer, Challenging the Corporate Hijack of Global Food and Agriculture By Colin Todhunter, January 16, 2016
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Poverty in Britain: Cameron Government Rejects EU help for Food and Flood Victims By Jon Danzig, January 14, 2016
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How GMO Lobbyists Taught Me “We’re Helping the Poor and Hungry” By Claire Robinson, January 12, 2016
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Haiti Blasted Once Again: Earthquake, Famine, Pestilence and Greed By Dady Chery, January 12, 2016
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German Media Incites Racist Hysteria By Peter Schwarz, January 12, 2016
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Locked Up Refugees from North Africa on Samos Island: “We’d Rather Die Eaten by Fish than Eaten by Worms.” By Sofiane Ait Chalalet and Chris Jones, January 11, 2016
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The Lottery and Social Despair in America By Andre Damon, January 11, 2016
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The Refugee Tragedy and the European Union: The Balance Sheet for 2015 By Martin Kreickenbaum, January 11, 2016
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Cholera in Haiti and Africa: The Peacekeepers’ Footprint By Dady Chery, January 10, 2016
More Layoffs in America: No Letup in Attack on Jobs
Yet Another Fabricated Jobs Report. Rising Real Unemployment in America By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, January 09, 2016
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The Dissolution of the West: The Root Causes of the Economic Crisis By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts and James Corbett, January 08, 2016
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British Government Racism, Europe’s Shame? The Plight of Refugees and Migrants By Felicity Arbuthnot, January 07, 2016
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Ecological Meltdown And Nuclear Conflict: The Relevance Of Gandhi In The Modern World By Colin Todhunter, January 03, 2016
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Pillaging the World. The History and Politics of the IMF By Ernst Wolff, January 02, 2016
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The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index: Rising Poverty and Social Inequality in India By Colin Todhunter, December 31, 2015
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Schizophrenia at the UN: “The Post 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda”, No More Poverty, No More War… By Carla Stea, December 28, 2015
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The Refugee Crisis: One Million People Fled to Europe in 2015 By Andre Damon, December 26, 2015
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These Fifteen American Cities Are Destroying Homeless Camps Just Days Before Christmas By Tom Cahil, December 22, 2015
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Haiti’s Lead Export: Brazil’s New Slaves By Dady Chery, December 19, 2015
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Would GMO Trigger Famine in India? Smears, Misinformation and Depoliticising the Political By Colin Todhunter, December 18, 2015
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EU Plans Further Crackdown on Refugees By Martin Kreickenbaum, December 17, 2015
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Syriza Government sends Greek Riot Police to Attack Refugee Camp By John Vassilopoulos, December 16, 2015
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Detroit: Social Aftermath of the Largest Municipal Bankruptcy in US History. Expropriation, Impoverishment, Collapse of Social Services By Abayomi Azikiwe, December 15, 2015
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How Slaves Built American Capitalism By Garikai Chengu, December 15, 2015
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Globalization and Neoliberal Policies. Are there Alternatives to Plundering the Earth, Making War and Destroying the Planet? By Prof. Claudia von Werlhof, December 14, 2015
Skewed: Income Inequality in America. The American Dream has Gone… By Finance Degree Center, December 14, 2015
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Venezuela Election Aftermath: Privatization Looms By Telesur, December 14, 2015
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Wealth Inequality: The 1% versus The 99%. Realignment, Repression or Revolution By Klaus Marre, December 14, 2015
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Impoverishment of the Middle Class in America: Middle-income Households No Longer The Majority By Andre Damon, December 11, 2015
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National League for Democracy (NLD) Leader Suu Kyi holds Transition Talks with Myanmar Military By John Roberts and Peter Symonds, December 10, 2015
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The WTO has Impoverished Developing Countries By Kavaljit Singh, December 09, 2015