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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Only One in Four Workers Worldwide Has a Stable Job By Andre Damon, May 20, 2015
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Canada Labor Rights: Fighting for the Rights of Ontario College Workers By Socialist Project, May 19, 2015
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“American Dream”, Middle Class? What Middle Class? By Jack A. Smith, May 14, 2015
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Israel Seeks in Nepal to Whitewash its Crimes in Gaza By Jonathan Cook, May 13, 2015
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The Baltimore Upheaval: On Race and Class in America By Jerry White, May 12, 2015
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Europe’s Border Policy is Designed to Push Refugees into the Sea By Rania Khalek, May 11, 2015
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European Powers Seek to Bomb Libya to Stop Migrants By Patrick Martin, May 11, 2015
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Record Number of Internally Displaced People on a Global Scale in 2014 By Niles Williamson, May 07, 2015
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Haiti: Hooligans Tied to President Martelly Attack Opposition Militants Demanding Higher Wages By Isabelle Papillon, May 06, 2015
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The TTP and TTIP Trade Agreements: “A Dystopian Future in which Corporations Rather Than Elected Governments Call the Shots” By Eric Zuesse, May 06, 2015
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Police Attack Demonstration Against Police Violence in Israel By Chris Marsden, May 05, 2015
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Racist Israeli Policies Target Ethiopian Jews By Stephen Lendman, May 05, 2015
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Baltimore Workers and Youth Speak Out: “It is a War Zone” By World Socialist Web Site, May 04, 2015
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Thousands of Farmers in India Rise up Against Monsanto: Biotech Giant Known for Causing Suicides By Christina Sarich, May 04, 2015
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If You’re Black in America, the Rules are Different By Mike Whitney, May 02, 2015
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Techno-Financial Capital and Genocide of the Poorest of the Poor By Prof. James Petras, May 02, 2015
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America’s Responsibility for the Global Refugee Crisis By Margaret Kimberley, May 02, 2015
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Mediterranean Catastrophes, Impoverished African Migrants: It’s Time for the People of Europe to Stand Up By Chandra Muzaffar, May 02, 2015
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Military Police Attack Brazilian Teachers, Leaving Over 200 Injured By Bill Van Auken, May 01, 2015
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Asia’s Agrarian Reform in Reverse: Laws Taking Land Out of Small Farmers’ Hands By Grain, April 30, 2015
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Baltimore and the Human Right to Resistance: Rejecting the Framework of the Oppressor By Ajamu Baraka, April 29, 2015
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Thousands of National Guard Troops Occupy Baltimore, Maryland By Jerry White, April 29, 2015
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African, Asian Migrants Dying in Mass in the Mediterranean By Abayomi Azikiwe, April 28, 2015
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Land and Resource Grabs: The World Bank’s Long War on Peasants By Tanya Kerssen and Eric Holt-Giménez, April 24, 2015
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Swedish Paper Manufacturing Giant Blacklisted for Child Labor Practices By Fatima Hansia, April 24, 2015
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