Poverty & Social Inequality

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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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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.

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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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Kos, Bodrum: The Mediterranean’s Desperate Refugees and a Dying Child By Andre Vltchek, August 01, 2015
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Greece – The Refugee Crisis and the Horror of Europe By Peter Koenig, July 31, 2015
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Right-wing Israeli Fanatic Stabs Six at Gay Rights Parade By Bill Van Auken, July 31, 2015
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Ukraine Faces Mass Starvation and the Exodus of Millions, Says Bishop By Jonathan Luxmoore CNS, July 31, 2015
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UK Government Whips Up Anti-immigrant Hysteria over Eurotunnel Security at Calais By Chris Marsden, July 30, 2015
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Yes, Trade Deals Really Do Overturn Democracy By David Morris, July 29, 2015
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Vandana Shiva: ‘We Must End Monsanto’s Colonization, Its Enslavement of Farmers’ By Dr. Vandana Shiva, July 28, 2015
Kenneth Kabaka Reynolds President of the Metro Detroit Cab Drivers Association at rally on July 21, 2015.
“Detroit Has Been Revitalized”: Privatization, Foreclosures, Bankruptcies and Forced Removals of African Americans By Abayomi Azikiwe, July 28, 2015
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Cleveland Police Attack Black Activists By Stephen Lendman, July 27, 2015
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Israel Affirms Palestinian Ownership Of Susiya Village, But Continues With Demolition Plan By IMEMC, July 27, 2015
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Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis By Stephen Lendman, July 25, 2015
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Greece – Rescue without Debt By Peter Koenig, July 25, 2015
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They Say Paraguay is in Africa: Mosaic of Horror By Andre Vltchek, July 24, 2015
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Yemen: The World’s Newest Humanitarian Catastrophe, and How Britain Helped to Create It By David Wearing, July 24, 2015
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Anti-Climax in Greece: Epitaph for a Failed State By Stephen Lendman, July 23, 2015
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Israel’s Endless Misery for Gaza is Backfiring By Jonathan Cook, July 23, 2015
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Threatened Demolition of Palestinian Village a Practice Run for Full-Scale Ethnic Cleansing By Anthony Bellchambers, July 22, 2015
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Kids Count Report: 22 Percent of US Children Live in Poverty By Tom Hall, July 22, 2015
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“Buying Countries”, No Capital Controls for Oligarchs: Billionaire Warren Buffett Buys Greek Island By Michael Krieger, July 22, 2015
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Red Cross Itself May Not Know How Millions Donated for Haiti Were Spent: Confidential Documents By Justin Elliott and Laura Sullivan, July 22, 2015
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The Brutality of European Migration Policy: Not Everyone Is Allowed to Have a ‘Good Life in Germany’ By Rebecca Burkert, July 18, 2015
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African Leaders Must Help Continent, Not Sell It Off By Global Research News, July 17, 2015
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The Global Land Grab: International Aid – A Smokescreen for Multinationals Looting Nations’ Wealth By Antony Loewenstein, July 17, 2015
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The Fight for a Socialist South Africa: Racial Disparities in Wealth Increased Since the End of Formal Apartheid By Glen Ford, July 16, 2015
European Finance Ministers Delay Loan, Press Greece for Deeper Cuts
Greek Parliament Endorses EU-dictated Austerity Programme By Chris Marsden, July 16, 2015
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Bombers, Blood, and Teddy Bears: Posters from the 2014 War on Gaza By Catherine Baker, July 15, 2015
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The Globalization of Poverty: Inside the New World Order By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, July 14, 2015
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Operation Protective Edge: One Year After Israel’s Gaza Strip Assault — No Accountability By Josh Ruebner, July 14, 2015
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Hillary Clinton Outlines Right-wing Economic Policies in New York City Speech By Andre Damon, July 14, 2015
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Puerto Rican Plan to Make Workers Pay for the Island’s Debt Crisis By Rafael Azul, July 14, 2015
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Detroit to Flint Water March Ends By Abayomi Azikiwe, July 14, 2015
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US-Saudi Man-Made Famine Threatens 20 Million Yemenis By Chris Toensing, July 11, 2015
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Prime Minister Tsipras’ Bailout Reform Package: An Act of Treason against the Greek People By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, July 11, 2015
Crisis of the European Monetary System: Showdown in Athens
Political Sellout in Athens. Prime Minister Tsipras Surrenders, Ignores the “OXI” Vote By Stephen Lendman, July 10, 2015
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Global Research: Independent, Analytical, Essential By Global Research, July 09, 2015
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The Global Economic Crisis, The Great Depression of the XXI Century. By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, July 08, 2015
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Cyprus, Greece and Beyond: The “Bail-in” and Confiscation of Bank Deposits: The Birth of the New Financial Order By James Corbett and Prof Michel Chossudovsky, July 08, 2015
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U.S. Wealth-Concentration: Wealthiest Tenth (10%) of Americans Own 75% of America By Eric Zuesse, July 08, 2015
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Labor Unions Must Act Now to Survive US Supreme Court Deathblow By Shamus Cooke, July 07, 2015
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Economic Growth and Poverty in the Third World. UN Millennium Development Goals Reveal Mixed Results By Abayomi Azikiwe, July 07, 2015
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The Confederate Battle Flag and Whining White Southerners By Robert Parry, July 06, 2015
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Mass Demonstrations in Greece Follow Vote against EU Austerity By Robert Stevens and Christoph Dreier, July 06, 2015
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Scare-mongering Greeks to Vote “Yes” on Sunday. The Threat of Bail-in “Haircuts” on Bank Deposits By Stephen Lendman, July 04, 2015
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US Labor Force Participation Rate Hits Lowest Level in Nearly Four Decades By Andre Damon, July 03, 2015
"NAFTA of the Pacific" and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Washington's Hidden Agenda is to Isolate and Subordinate China
Job Losses and Obama’s TPP: The Deadly Impacts of Trade Agreements on Employment By Stephen Lendman, July 02, 2015
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Church-run Schools in Israel Face ‘Death Sentence’ By Jonathan Cook, June 30, 2015
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Yemen Facing Famine as Saudi-GCC War Impacts Millions By Abayomi Azikiwe, June 30, 2015
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On Greece and Europe: What is Called “Negotiation” is a Demand for Total Surrender By Michael Hudson, June 28, 2015
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Media Coverage of Europe’s Migrant Crisis Ignores Root Cause: NATO By Global Research News, June 28, 2015
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Greece – The Delphi Declaration By Peter Koenig, June 27, 2015
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The “Penal Colonies” of Palestine. “The Gaza Strip is the Realization of Israel’s Vision of ‘Separation’” By Tanya Reinhart, June 27, 2015
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Percentage of Health-Uninsured Americans Rises by 1.7% Since Obama First Promised to Lower It by 100% By Eric Zuesse, June 26, 2015
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Israel’s Arab Citizens Fight for a Roof over Their Heads By Jonathan Cook, June 25, 2015
Divisions Between the US and Europe Widen Over Greek Financial Bailout
Stifling Growth in Greece: The Austerity Regime Continues By Binoy Kampmark, June 24, 2015
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Britain’s People’s Assembly: Marching Against Austerity in London By Lesley Docksey, June 24, 2015
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How the World Bank’s ‘Payday Loans’ Are Increasing Dire Water Shortages in Latin America By Barbara G. Ellis, Ph.D., June 24, 2015
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The Restructuring, Audit, Suspension and Abolition of the Debt By Eric Toussaint and Maud Bailly, June 24, 2015
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Hundreds of Thousands of Haitians Face Deportation From the Dominican Republic By John Marion, June 23, 2015
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The Social Roots of Racism in America By Andre Damon, June 23, 2015
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The Charleston Murders: Facing America’s Great Evils By Robert Parry, June 22, 2015
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Palestine: Journey through a Fractured Landscape By Sandy Tolan, June 20, 2015
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Ecuadorean Dark Forces Behind Attempted Coup Plot By Stephen Lendman, June 19, 2015
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“Black Lives Matter”: Tamir Rice and the Meaning of “No Justice – No Peace” By Glen Ford, June 19, 2015
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Oppression of African Americans is Not a “Liberal Invention” By Matt Peppe, June 17, 2015
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The Pro-GMO Lobby’s Latest Scapegoat: “Organic Farming is Starving The Poor”. Monsanto Can Save the World from Hunger By Colin Todhunter, June 17, 2015
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Netanyahu Likens Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) to Nazi Germany By Annie Robbins, June 17, 2015
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The Plight and Persecution of the Rohingyas in Myanmar By Asif Haroon Raja, June 17, 2015
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Refugees in the Centre of Athens By Sofiane Ait Chalalet and Chris Jones, June 16, 2015
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Global Refugee Crisis Worst Since World War II By Joseph Kishore, June 16, 2015
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IMF Report Admits IMF’s Obsession with Capitalism Is Killing Prosperity By Jon Queally, June 16, 2015
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Starvation Is the Price Greeks Will Pay For Remaining In The EU By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, June 16, 2015
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Attacks on Sudan Overshadow African Union Summit Held in South Africa By Abayomi Azikiwe, June 16, 2015
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Migrants and Refugees: EU’s Military Strategy to Deepen Mediterranean Tragedies By Nizar Visram, June 15, 2015
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Paying the People Smugglers: Australia’s Abbott Government Joins the Industry By Binoy Kampmark, June 14, 2015
America's Democracy in Crisis: Is "Executive Privilege" Undemocratic
How Obama’s ‘Trade’ Deals Are Designed to End Democracy By Eric Zuesse, June 14, 2015
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TTP, TTIP, TISA: Stop Obama’s Insane “Legacy” Trade Deals By Eric Zuesse, June 13, 2015
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Pillage and Class Polarization: The Rise of “Criminal Capitalism” By Prof. James Petras, June 11, 2015
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Netanyahu Cabinet Members Reject Two-state Solution; Call for Annexation of Occupied Territories By Allison Deger, June 10, 2015
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The Death of Kalief Browder: Human Rights Violations in the US Prison System By Andre Damon, June 10, 2015
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America, 4% of the World Population: A “World View” from the Other 96% By David Swanson, June 09, 2015