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 Ethnic Cleansing of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the Age of Obama: How HBCUs are Turning White By Dr. Jahi Issa, October 22, 2014
A "Humanitarian War" on Syria?  Military Escalation. Towards a Broader Middle East-Central Asian War?
U.S. “Humanitarian Aid” is Being Channeled to …The Islamic State (ISIL) By Jamie Dettmer, October 22, 2014
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Census Report: Half of Americans Poor or Near Poor By Andre Damon, October 22, 2014
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IMF-World Bank Policies and the Rwandan Genocide By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, October 20, 2014
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Richest One Percent Controls Nearly Half of Global Wealth By Andre Damon, October 17, 2014
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Bolivia’s Transformation: The Victory of Evo Morales By Binoy Kampmark, October 15, 2014
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Haiti: Gas Price Hike Fuels Misery and Anger – Cost of Living Has Quintupled Since the 2004 US-Backed Coup d’État By Thomas Péralte, October 15, 2014
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Wal-Mart to Eliminate Health Benefits for 30,000 Workers By Andre Damon, October 10, 2014
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The Ebola Epidemic: A Social Disaster in West Africa By Niles Williamson, October 09, 2014
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World Peace Forum: Imperialism, Resistance, and Alternatives, Vancouver 25 October By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Ingo Schmidt, Marta.Harnecker, and Prof. Minqi Li, October 08, 2014
Government of the Rich, by the Rich and for the Rich
America is Truly a Country Run for the Few By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, October 07, 2014
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Feeding the One Percent: Foreign Investors’ Land Grabs in Africa and Asia, Tax avoidance and Obscene Payouts to Directors By Grain, October 07, 2014
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Israeli Rightists Wave ISIS-style Flags in Protest of African Asylum-Seekers By Allison Deger, October 06, 2014
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Wealth of Richest 400 Americans Surges to $2.29 Trillion By Andre Damon, October 06, 2014
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US Embargo Against Cuba Hinders Information Technology Development By Prensa Latina, October 04, 2014
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Economic Recovery in America? US Poverty Report Contradicts GDP Claims By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, October 03, 2014
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War Crimes: Israel Targets Dairy Factory in Occupied West Bank. Palestinian Orphans Protest Demolition By International Solidarity Movement, October 02, 2014
Latin America: Social Movements in Times of Economic Crises
Terror in Latin America and the Caribbean By W.T. Whitney, October 02, 2014
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Haiti: Stop the Attacks on Former President Jean Bertrand Aristide and the Lavalas Movement By Haïti Liberté, October 01, 2014
The Globalization of Poverty: Deconstructing the New World Order
The Globalization of Poverty: Deconstructing the New World Order By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, September 30, 2014
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Occupy Central: Hong Kong’s Fight against Neoliberalism By Ming Chun Tang, September 30, 2014
Protest Advocate Water Access Is Basic Right, After City Of Detroit Starts Cutting Service
Federal Judge Rules Detroit Residents Have No “Fundamental Right” to Water By Jerry White, September 30, 2014
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Police State USA: Ferguson Masses Continue to Challenge Racist Power Structure Unrest re-emerges while white police officer remains unscathed in Michael Brown shooting By Abayomi Azikiwe, September 30, 2014
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The Model for America: Ruling Elites Dispense with Democracy in Detroit By Jerry White, September 29, 2014
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Worldwide Poverty and “The Global Development Crisis” By Benjamin Selwyn, September 28, 2014
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Raking In On Rents: The US Housing Crisis Begins Anew By Devon DB, September 27, 2014
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Ebola, Cholera: The Epidemiology of Anti-Blackness and the “White Savior Industrial Complex”- Black Lives Don’t Matter By Dr. James Hudson and Dr. Jemima Pierre, September 24, 2014
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Africa: Corporate Palm Oil Plantations Destroy the Peasant Economy By Grain, September 24, 2014
The Global Crisis:  Food, Water and Fuel. Three Fundamental Necessities of Life in Jeopardy
The Global Crisis: Food, Water and Fuel. Three Fundamental Necessities of Life in Jeopardy By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, September 20, 2014
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Israeli Incremental Genocide By Jamal Kanj, September 19, 2014
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Wealth of World’s Billionaires: $7.3 Trillion By Joseph Kishore, September 19, 2014
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War and Reconstruction: Gaza Struggles to Deal With 2.5 Million Tons of Rubble By al Akhbar, September 18, 2014
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Sacrificing the Vulnerable, From Gaza to America By Chris Hedges, September 17, 2014
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Somalia Facing Famine Despite U.S. Role and Oil Wealth Failure to reach political settlement hinders development and relief By Abayomi Azikiwe, September 16, 2014
Social inequality in America: Tax law will overwhelmingly benefit the wealthy
Meet The 25 Billionaires Who Control Everything By Blacklisted News, September 14, 2014
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Human Rights Hypocrisy: The Canadian Museum for Human Rights By Kimlee Wong, September 12, 2014
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Across America, the Campaign to Increase the Minimum Wage By Shamus Cooke, September 12, 2014
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Growing Social Inequality in America. Wealth Concentration and Decline in Living Standards By Andre Damon, September 06, 2014
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US College Students and Graduates are Buried in Debt: The Quiet War on Students By Devon DB, September 04, 2014
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Organized Labor in America Today. “Workers get the Best Democracy Money can Buy” By Stephen Lendman, September 01, 2014
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The United States Is Not a Democracy: From Wall Street to Detroit and Ferguson By Marina A. Sitrin, September 01, 2014
Canada's Sovereignty in Jeopardy: the Militarization of North America
Canada: Working Class Politics and the Contradictions of Social Democracy. Breaking with the NDP? By Michael Hurley and Prof. Sam Gindin, September 01, 2014
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The “Humanitarian War” against Libya: How the West Destroys Countries and Creates “Failed States” By Manlio Dinucci, August 28, 2014
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The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index: Rising Poverty and Social Inequality in India By Colin Todhunter, August 28, 2014
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Debt, Vaccines and Food as a Weapon: When International Aid is Used for Population Control By Aaron Dykes, August 26, 2014
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How the Pentagon Militarized the US Police Force By Benjamin Dangl, August 22, 2014
Somalia: Western Media Indulge US and French Denials of New War in Famine-Hit Horn of Africa
The Real “Dirty Wars” in the Horn of Africa – “Expiration by Starvation” Sanctioned by the Obama White House By Thomas C. Mountain, August 20, 2014
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Anti-Mining Protests in Nicaragua By International Allies Coalition Against Mining in El Salvador, August 15, 2014
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Beware Child Protective Services: What Victims, Advocates, and Mandated Reporters Need to Know By Global Research News, August 12, 2014
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The De-industrialization of America: “The True U.S. Rate of Unemployment is 23.2%” By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts and Dave Kranzler, August 11, 2014
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GMO Golden Rice: The Scourge of Asia. Monsanto, Sygenta, Bayer Trigger Disruption of Peasant Economy By Ulson Gunnar, August 10, 2014
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Disastrous Financial State of American Households. Result of Unemployment, Low Wages By Andre Damon, August 09, 2014
Worlwide Corporate Control of  Agriculture: The New Farm Owners
The Worldwide Destruction of the Family Farm. Wall Street’s Unprecedented Land Grab By Colin Todhunter, August 05, 2014
Housing Slump Worse than the Great Depression
The Subprime Economy is Back—But It Never Really Left. The Heavy Burden of Household Debt to American Families By JP Sottile, August 04, 2014
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Money as Debt: Who Benefits from the Current Monetary System? By Rudy Avizius, July 29, 2014
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Devastating Economic and Social Crisis in sub-Saharan Africa: Ghana Workers on the March By Abayomi Azikiwe, July 29, 2014
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The End of South Africa’s Historical Metalworkers Strike By Abayomi Azikiwe, July 28, 2014
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Detroit Water Shut-offs Prompts Canadian Solidarity Amid World Crisis By Abayomi Azikiwe, July 28, 2014
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Stock Market Tremors and the Financial Bubble Economy. The Failures of Monetary Policy By Andre Damon, July 28, 2014
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Economy Revisited. Will Green be the Colour of Money or Life? By Dr. Vandana Shiva, July 26, 2014
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Capitalism and Global Poverty: Two Billion Poor, One Billion Hungry By Patrick Martin, July 25, 2014
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Collapse of Ukraine Government: Prime Minister Yatsenyuk Resigns amidst Pressures Exerted by the IMF By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, July 24, 2014
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The Globalization of Poverty: Inside the New World Order By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, July 24, 2014
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Nearly One Quarter of American Children in Poverty. Anti-Poverty Measures Scrapped under Obama’s “Sequester Budget” By Andre Damon, July 23, 2014
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The Cochabamba Declaration: Latin America’s Anti-Imperialist Offensive By Socialist Project, July 22, 2014
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The Failures of America’s Foster Care System By Joachim Hagopian, July 19, 2014
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Four Years After Cholera Outbreak, UN Secretary General Visits Haiti By Kim Ives, July 16, 2014
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Corporate “Labor Reform”: Proposals to Maximize Workplace Bullying By Prof. James Petras, July 13, 2014
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Jordan Kingdom of Shadows and Submissiveness By Andre Vltchek, July 12, 2014
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Labor Rights in America: The Union vs. Corporate Showdown Has Officially Begun By Shamus Cooke, July 11, 2014
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Massive Water Shutoffs in Detroit. Police Arrest Protesters By Abayomi Azikiwe, July 11, 2014
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A World Beyond Capitalism? The Commons as a Fount of Hope By Richard Swift, July 10, 2014
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Detroit Water Shutoffs Hit Families, Ill and Elderly Residents By World Socialist Web Site, July 10, 2014
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Israel’s “Blood Diamonds” Boost Jeweller Profits as Gaza Bleeds By Sean Clinton, July 09, 2014
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The Veterans of America’s Wars: What Happens to U.S. Cannon Fodder? By Prof. Bill Quigley, July 08, 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, July 08, 2014
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Detroit Urges National Effort to Defeat Banks, Privatization By Abayomi Azikiwe, July 08, 2014
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The Safest and Fairest Way to have a Constitutional Convention in America By Roger Copple, July 08, 2014
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Gaza: Exports of Palestinian Goods Challenge the Illegal Israeli Blockade from the Inside By Gaza Ark, July 07, 2014
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Mortgage Debt and the Looming Foreclosure Crisis: As the Fed Runs Out of Bullets, Local Governments Are Stepping In By Ellen Brown, July 07, 2014