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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Economic Development, Poverty and Class Struggle in Africa By Abayomi Azikiwe, April 21, 2014
Workers Rights and America’s Labor Movement: The Creation of the Network for Social Justice Unionism (NSJU) By Roshan Bliss, April 21, 2014
The Globalization of Poverty: Deconstructing the New World Order
The Globalization of Poverty: Deconstructing the New World Order By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, April 17, 2014
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The Social Counter-revolution Accelerates in Detroit By Jerry White, April 17, 2014
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Health Insurance: Obama Lied About Obamacare, Now Wants Political Lying to Be Legal By Eric Zuesse, April 16, 2014
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The Global Money Matrix: The Forces behind America’s Economic Destruction By Dr. Gary Null, April 13, 2014
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School Privatization and the Charter School Scam: Corporate America’s Neo-Feudal Assault on Education By Chris Macavel, April 11, 2014
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On Eve of Merkel Visit, Massive Anti-Austerity Strike in Greece By Patrick Martin, April 10, 2014
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Austerity and the “Economic Destabilization Agenda”. Impoverishing America’s Middle Class By Joachim Hagopian, April 07, 2014
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Fathers and Sons: The Invisible Ladder By Prof. James Petras, April 07, 2014
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IMF-World Bank Policies and the Rwandan Genocide By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, April 07, 2014
Wealth And Inequality In America: The Rich are getting Richer and the Poor are getting Poorer
Study Shows Republicans Favor Economic Inequality By Eric Zuesse, April 06, 2014
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Unemployment and Low Wage Employment in America: Another Fraudulent Jobs Report By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, April 06, 2014
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Shale Gas Fracking, GMO, Poverty, Bankruptcy: Stop the Corporate Plunder, Flush the TTIP Agreement, Campaign for an “Alternative Trade Mandate” By Colin Todhunter, April 02, 2014
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The IMF “Rescue Package”: Western Looting of Ukraine Has Begun By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, April 01, 2014
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Too Poor to Qualify for Subsidies in Obamacare? Yes! By Eric Zuesse, April 01, 2014
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In Thailand, A New Kind of Protest. Farmers Facing Bankruptcy By Tony Cartalucci, April 01, 2014
Health Care: Victory for Obamacare, A Defeat for the American People
Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA): Elimination of Employer-sponsored Health Insurance By Kate Randall, March 31, 2014
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Winning the War of the World By Prof. John McMurtry, March 28, 2014
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Staged Impoverishment of the Ukrainian Population. Ukraine Parliament passes Austerity Bill Required by IMF By Russia Today, March 28, 2014
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Workers End Strikes in Kenya, Continue Actions in Tunisia, Egypt and South Africa By Abayomi Azikiwe, March 24, 2014
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Finance Capital Uses Non-Profits for Privatization Agenda By Danny Haiphong, March 24, 2014
Economic Crisis: A Global Slide into Depression
Poverty, Unemployment and Social Distress in the “Rich Countries”. Portrait of a Failed System By Andre Damon, March 24, 2014
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EU-Ukraine Trade Deal Paves the Way for Brutal Economic Austerity. IMF to Apply “The Greek Model” By Mike Head, March 22, 2014
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The US Housing Market is Still “Flat on its Back” By Mike Whitney, March 22, 2014
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The Globalization of Poverty: Inside the New World Order By Global Research, March 20, 2014
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Women’s Rights in Africa: Land Reform, Gender Equality and Social Equity By Abayomi Azikiwe, March 17, 2014
Today We're All  Irish: Debt Serfdom Comes to America
Today We’re All Irish: Debt Serfdom Comes to America By Ellen Brown, March 16, 2014
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The Bitter Taste of IMF “Economic Medicine”: What the US-backed Regime is Planning for Ukrainian Workers By Julie Hyland, March 15, 2014
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GMO Agribusiness in India: Grassroots Action against Monsanto, Cargill, Sygenta By Tony Cartalucci, March 14, 2014
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The Straits and Strictures of the US Post Office’s “Non Bank Financial Services” By Ellen Brown, March 13, 2014
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Agribusiness and the Cycle of Debt: Let Me Tell You About Thailand’s Rice Farmers By Tony Cartalucci, March 12, 2014
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No Jobs, No Economy, No Prospects For Peace Or Life By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, March 10, 2014
"Manufacturing Dissent":  the Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corporate Elites
“Manufacturing Dissent”: The Anti-globalization Movement is Funded by the Corporate Elites By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, March 10, 2014
Child Poverty, Unemployment, Homelessness: The Role of Social Workers in America By Global Research News, March 08, 2014
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Austerity and IMF “Economic Medicine”: The Looting Of Ukraine Has Begun By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, March 07, 2014
Wealth And Inequality In America: The Rich are getting Richer and the Poor are getting Poorer
Forbes 400 List of World’s Richest People Highlights Growth of Social Inequality By Ed Hightower, March 05, 2014
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Building a United Front Against Neoliberalism: South African Metalworkers Change Course By Socialist Project, March 04, 2014
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The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2013 By Global Research News, March 01, 2014
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The Localization Movement. Creating a Viable Local Economy. Challenging the New World Order By Richard K. Moore, February 27, 2014
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Land Grabs in Africa: Senegal Farmers and Herders Demand Shady Transnational Corporation to Get off their Land By Grain, February 27, 2014
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Poverty Alleviation, Foreign Aid and the Free Market By Andy Dilks, February 25, 2014
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Economic Democracy: Creating The World We Want, Knowing What We Oppose By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, February 23, 2014
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The Social Chasm in America’s Cities. Sharp Growth of Social Inequality in Major Metropolitan Areas By Andre Damon, February 22, 2014
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India: Abusive Working Conditions on Tea Plantations Owned by the World Bank By Pratap Chatterjee, February 21, 2014
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Global Capitalism Has Written Off The Human Race By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, February 19, 2014
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The TPP: Power to the Corporations at the Expense of the Planet By Global Research News, February 18, 2014
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85 Billionaires and the Better Half: Poverty is Spreading as Wealth Accumulates By Michael Parenti, February 18, 2014
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National Elections in South Africa: ANC Political Campaigning Raises Tensions By Abayomi Azikiwe, February 17, 2014
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The Auto Insurance Rip-Off: How the Government Helps Insurance Companies Hold the Public Hostage By CPC, February 17, 2014
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Fraud and Financial Engineering: Foreclosure Filings Jump as Investors Eye Exits By Mike Whitney, February 16, 2014
New NATO: Germany Returns To World Military Stage
How Child Soldiers Are Getting German Weapons By The Voice of Russia, February 15, 2014
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Does The Media Hate The Poor? Debating Global Poverty At The United Nations By Danny Schechter, February 15, 2014
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Intellectual Property and The Globalization of Big Pharma By Tony Cartalucci, February 15, 2014
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Canada’s First Nations Confront Ottawa: New Prosperity Mine Must Be Rejected. Fish in Teztan Biny Will Die By Global Research News, February 14, 2014
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“Secular Stagnation” and Mass Unemployment in America. Obscene Enrichment of a Corporate-financial Elite By Andre Damon, February 12, 2014
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Wall Street “Populism” Tramples Thailand’s Poor By Tony Cartalucci, February 10, 2014
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Occupy Wall Street (OWS) and “The Arab Spring”: Who’s Funding the Protest Movement? Who’s Behind it? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, February 09, 2014
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Healthcare Inequality in America By Chris White, February 09, 2014
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Should The Minimum Wage Be Raised? By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, February 07, 2014
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Obama’s “Food Insecurity Bill”: Curtailing Food Stamps, Impoverishing America By Michael T. Bucci, February 07, 2014
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): An Endeavor in Social Reform or Another Trojan Horse? By Anthony B. Newkirk, February 06, 2014
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Forging a New Movement against Neoliberalism in South Africa By Socialist Project, February 05, 2014
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Our Two Most Onerous Taxes: College Tuition and Healthcare Insurance By Global Research News, February 04, 2014
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The African National Congress (ANC), Nelson Mandela and the African American Struggle By Abayomi Azikiwe, February 04, 2014
The Global Economic Crisis, The Great Depression of  the XXI Century.
The Global Economic Crisis, The Great Depression of the XXI Century. By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, February 04, 2014
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What Will It Take to End Income Inequality in the United States? By Abayomi Azikiwe, February 04, 2014
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Only the Wealthy Like the Federal Reserve. The Fed is Corrupt, it is Owned by the Big Banks By Washington's Blog, February 02, 2014
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Obama’s Economic Plan to “Alleviate Long-Term Unemployment”. Not Even “A Drop in the Bucket” By Patrick Martin, February 01, 2014
Infant Mortality in Detroit Rivals Many Third World Countries By Global Research News, February 01, 2014
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US House of Representatives Votes to Slash $8.7 Billion from Food Stamps By Andre Damon, January 30, 2014
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Austerity U: Preparing University and College Students for Precarious Lives By Socialist Project, January 29, 2014
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How Junk Economists Help The Rich Impoverish The Working Class By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, January 29, 2014
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Privatization in the Name of the Ruling Elites. The Assault on Public Education By Dr. Gary G. Kohls, January 28, 2014
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America’s Crisis is Rooted in the Fact that the Economy Is Rigged for the Wealthiest By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, January 27, 2014
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The Floods of Jakarta: The Poor Are Dying to Make the Rich Richer By Andre Vltchek, January 25, 2014
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The Global Plutocracy By Andre Damon and Barry Grey, January 21, 2014
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Greece: The EU’s Neoliberal Poster Boy By Global Research News, January 20, 2014
Racism and “Urban Apartheid”. What Drives Gentrification? By Socialist Project, January 20, 2014
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From Austerity to Prosperity. Ellen Brown. Why I Am Running for Treasurer of California By Ellen Brown, January 19, 2014