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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Robots Will Cut 25% of US Jobs in 4 years, Transform Workforce By RT, August 29, 2015
Some of the millions of people who have fled Syria. Photo credit: The UN Refugee Agency / G. Gubaeva
The Refugees are the Victims of US-NATO led Wars: The Migrants’ “Long March” across the Balkans to Western Europe By Andrew Korybko, August 29, 2015
Hurricane Katrina: Tragedy in New Orleans. Inertia of the Bush Administration
“Disaster Scenario” of Hurricane Katrina Was Held in July 2004, One Year Prior to the August 29, 2005 Disaster By Global Research, August 29, 2015
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Looting Made Easy: the $2 Trillion Buyback Binge By Mike Whitney, August 28, 2015
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Ten Years Since Hurricane Katrina: A Social and Political Crime By Joseph Kishore, August 27, 2015
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Fifty Refugees Die in Ship’s Hold in New Mediterranean Migrant Tragedy By Robert Stevens, August 27, 2015
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The Greek Elections and the EU Bailout: From Hope to Fear and Despair. Greece’s National Wealth For Sale By Prof. James Petras, August 26, 2015
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Attacks on Refugee Camp Encouraged by German Government’s Right-wing Policies By Christoph Dreier, August 26, 2015
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Racism and Apartheid: Better to Be a Dog Than Bedouin in Israel By Jonathan Cook, August 26, 2015
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Tourism Disaster Temptation: The Case of Nepal By Binoy Kampmark, August 25, 2015
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Macedonian Government Cracks Down on Refugees By Markus Salzmann, August 25, 2015
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US Campaign against Racism, Police Violence and Poverty By Abayomi Azikiwe, August 25, 2015
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Gaza in Ruins a Year After Israeli Aggression By Stephen Lendman, August 24, 2015
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South Sudan Civil War: Collapsed Economy, On the Verge of Starvation By Antony Loewenstein, August 24, 2015
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Nearly 14 Million Americans Live in Neighborhoods of Extreme Poverty By Evan Blake, August 24, 2015
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Palestine, “Dying of Thirst”. The Drought is Deliberately Inflicted by Israel By Laith Shakir, August 24, 2015
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More than Forty Percent of American Children Are Living in Poverty By Thomas Riggins, August 24, 2015
The Economic Elite Versus The People of the USA:  In our Nation’s History, the Stakes have Never been Higher
Ending Government Rule of the Elites, by the Elites, for the Elites By Robert Abele, August 23, 2015
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The Seamless Web Of Liberty By Rep. Ron Paul, August 21, 2015
Crisis of America's Healthcare System
Towards the Privatization of Britain’s National Health Service (NHS)? By Robin Chang, August 21, 2015
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Europe's Horrific Mistreatment of Migrants By Stephen Lendman, August 21, 2015
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The Threats And Costs Of War By John Scales Avery, August 20, 2015
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Greece’s Bailout: “Creating a Corporate paradise in the Mediterranean” By Global Justice Now, August 20, 2015
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Precursor To Civil Unrest: Millions Of Americans Rush To Food Banks By Michael Snyder, August 20, 2015
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The Political Mystery Surrounding Jeremy Corbyn and the UK Budget Deficit By Jeremy Smith, August 19, 2015
Greece: What Future for Yanis Varoufakis? A Man of the “System” Rebelling against It By Jacques Sapir, August 19, 2015
Monsanto’s Roundup Shown to be Ravaging Butterfly Population
“Butterfly Prison”. The New World Order of Poverty, Oppression, Despair and Destitution By Andre Vltchek, August 19, 2015
Détroit : Une économie américaine en ruine
“Jobless Recovery” and Bankruptcy in Detroit By Abayomi Azikiwe, August 18, 2015
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Greek Parliament Votes for New Round of Austerity Measures By Christoph Dreier and Chris Marsden, August 14, 2015
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Infant Mortality Soars in Gaza after Eight Years of Israeli Siege By Maureen Clare Murphy, August 14, 2015
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SYRIZA Votes for A Disastrous New EU Austerity Program. A New Popular Political Front against the EU Is Required By Stavros Mavroudeas, August 14, 2015
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British Government Racism, Europe’s Shame? The Plight of Refugees and Migrants By Felicity Arbuthnot, August 13, 2015
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Canada’s National Leaders Debate 2015. “Why Has the Standard of Living of Most Canadian Families Declined?” By Lech Biegalski, August 12, 2015
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Police Murder and Class Rule in America: 16 More Lives Claimed over the Past Week By Andre Damon, August 10, 2015
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A Cold Summer for Europe By Israel Shamir, August 10, 2015
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Pillage and Class Polarization: The Rise of “Criminal Capitalism” By Prof. James Petras, August 09, 2015
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Hundreds Dead as Refugee Boat Sinks in Mediterranean By Martin Kreickenbaum, August 07, 2015
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50 Years After US Voting Rights Act, A New Fight for Democracy Demanded By Jon Queally, August 07, 2015
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US, UK, World Bank Among Aid Donors Complicit in Ethiopia’s War on Indigenous Tribes, Opening the Way to International Agribusiness By Will Hurd, August 06, 2015
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A Dead Lion and a Dead Black Man By Margaret Kimberley, August 06, 2015
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Study: US Congress Literally Doesn’t Care What You Think By Global Research News, August 03, 2015
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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
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, 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
Why Teachers Unions Matter
Labor Unions Must Act Now to Survive US Supreme Court Deathblow By Shamus Cooke, July 07, 2015