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.

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The Fairy Tale of Economic Recovery. The Decline in the US Labor Force Participation Rate is Not Due to Demographic Factors By Pendaran Roberts, February 28, 2015
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Austrian Catering Company Accused of Discriminating Against Hungarian Employees By Nicolas Krotz, February 27, 2015
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Malcolm X’s Internationalism and the Struggle for Liberation in Haiti Today By Dr. Ajamu Nangwaya, February 27, 2015
The US Financial Structure is Doomed.  Monetization, Crisis of Retail Trade, Decline of the Dollar
The Drive to Dismantle Pensions in the United States By Andre Damon, February 26, 2015
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What is Neo-Liberalism? A Revolutionary Analysis of the Final Stage of Imperialism By Danny Haiphong, February 25, 2015
Food Speculation: 'People Die From Hunger While Banks Make a Killing on Food'
New Report Reveals Increasing Hunger Rates Among African Americans By Abayomi Azikiwe, February 25, 2015
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White House Economic Report Calls for Cutting Corporate Taxes By Andre Damon, February 24, 2015
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Lies and Fabrications: The Propaganda Campaign in Support of Genetically Modified Crops (GMO) By Colin Todhunter, February 24, 2015
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Guantanamo in America By Andre Damon, February 22, 2015
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Mounting Violence against Muslims in America By Tom Carter, February 19, 2015
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America’s School System: Why the Attack on Tenure? By Steven Jonas, February 18, 2015
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Puerto Rico Considers “Fat” Tax on Obese Children: A Fight for Children’s Health or a Tax Collection Scheme? By Timothy Alexander Guzman, February 17, 2015
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China: The Largest Cheap Labor Factory in the World By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, February 15, 2015
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Lynching and the Jefferson Davis Highway: The Grotesque Honor Bestowed on a Notorious American Racist By Robert Parry, February 12, 2015
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Despotism, Neoliberalism and the “Chilean Miracle” By John Kozy, February 10, 2015
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Venezuela Land Struggles of Indigenous People: Sabino Romero’s Widow Testifies Amidst Threats By Global Research News, February 08, 2015
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French National Front Leader Marine Le Pen Addresses Oxford Union By Chris Marsden, February 08, 2015
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How Human Rights Can Build Haiti By Marjorie Cohn, February 04, 2015
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The Obama Budget: A Populist Fig Leaf for Militarism and Reaction By Patrick Martin, February 04, 2015
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Greece: From Austerity to Prosperity? Conversations with Ellen Brown and Binoy Kampmark. Global Research News Hour Episode 91 By Ellen Brown, Binoy Kampmark, and Michael Welch, January 31, 2015
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Income Inequality Soars in Every US State By Andre Damon, January 30, 2015
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A Major Turning Point in Greece for Better or Worse By Takis Fotopoulos, January 30, 2015
Economic Warfare. War by Other Means: The IMF and the World Bank are Weapons of War By John Pilger, January 28, 2015
MEDICARE FOR ALL: Open Letter to President Obama from Health Professionals, Lawyers and Advocates
US Announces Plan to Ration Health Care under Medicare By Kate Randall, January 28, 2015
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Global Inequality: The Debate about Poverty By Binoy Kampmark, January 28, 2015
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Oregon Unions Rally for a $15 Minimum Wage By Shamus Cooke, January 27, 2015
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‘Poor,’ ‘Middle Class’–What’s the Difference to the One Percent? By Jim Naureckas, January 25, 2015
The AFL-CIO and the Democrats: Friends or Foes?
The Labor Movement and Low Wages in America: What the AFL-CIO Did Not Say About Raising Wages By Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer, January 25, 2015
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Austerity and Financial Panic? Why the Whole World is Watching Greece By Lee Sustar, January 22, 2015
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Racist Violence, Police Brutality, Black Liberation By Abayomi Azikiwe, January 21, 2015
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Delusion and Deception in Obama’s State of Union By Patrick Martin, January 21, 2015
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The Spectacular Media Failure on Charlie Hebdo By Shamus Cooke, January 20, 2015
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Global Inequality: The World’s 400 Richest Billionaires Get Richer, Adding $92bn in 2014 By RT, January 20, 2015
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Richest 1% Percent To Have More Than Rest of Humanity Combined by 2016 By John Queally, January 19, 2015
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More Than Half of US Public School Students Living in Poverty By Andre Damon, January 19, 2015
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Obama’s Phony Middle Class Tax Relief Plan By Stephen Lendman, January 18, 2015
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Haiti by the Numbers, Five Years After the Earthquake By Center for Economic and Policy Research, January 16, 2015
Is The Recovery Real? The US Economy is Set for a “Double-Dip” Recession
Down the Plughole: 40 years of Economic Policy in One Chart By Mike Whitney, January 15, 2015
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Racist Provocation and the “War on Terror” By Patrick Martin, January 15, 2015
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Haiti “Reconstruction”: Luxury Hotels, Sweat Shops and Deregulation for the Foreign Corporate Elite By Julie Lévesque, January 12, 2015
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Haiti’s Struggle for Freedom: US Imperialism, MINUSTAH and the Overthrow of Jean-Bertrand Aristide By Timothy Alexander Guzman, January 11, 2015
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How Obama Lied About Obamacare By Eric Zuesse, January 10, 2015
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Racism and Terrorism in the US: Bombing of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Office, Colorado By RT, January 09, 2015
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The Impoverishment of African Americans. The Anti-Racist Movement in the U.S. Must be Intensified in 2015 By Abayomi Azikiwe, January 07, 2015
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The State of American Society as 2015 Begins By Andre Damon, January 06, 2015
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Young Iraqis see Suicide as an Escape By Haifa Zangana, January 06, 2015
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Ukraine’s Government Is Starving Residents of the Breakaway Region By Eric Zuesse, December 26, 2014
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Christmas in America: Growing Poverty, Unemployment and Homelessness in the World’s Richest Country By Stephen Lendman, December 25, 2014
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Christmas versus Xmas: A Political Reading By Prof. James Petras, December 24, 2014
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Deforestation: Community Land Grabs by Major Pulp and Paper Conglomerate in Indonesia By Forest Peoples Programme, December 19, 2014
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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
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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