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.

Medicare for All Now: The US Supreme Court Should Rule with the People
US House Passes Sweeping New Bipartisan Assault on Medicare By Kate Randall, March 27, 2015
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Greece: Fascists At the Gate By Conn Hallinan, March 26, 2015
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Empire and Colonialism: Rich Men in London Still Deciding Africa’s Future By Colin Todhunter, March 26, 2015
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The Public Value of Public Sector Strikes. Ongoing Strikes at York University and The University of Toronto By Jeff Noonan, March 26, 2015
Economic Austerity or Debt Default: Choose Your Poison
Northern Ireland Workers Protest Against Drastic Austerity Measures. The Welfare Reform Legislation By Eugene McCartan, March 26, 2015
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Neoliberal Capitalism’s Fatal Flaws: A Call for an Alternative Economic System By Dr. Belinda F. Espiritu, March 26, 2015
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Toronto’s Plan to Push Out the Homeless By John Clarke, March 25, 2015
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This Is What a McDonald’s Worker Makes: A Fight To Raise Minimum Wage By Global Research News, March 23, 2015
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Who can Save Israel Now? By Philip Weiss, March 22, 2015
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The Privatization of Water: Nestlé Denies that Water is a Fundamental Human Right By Kevin Samson, March 22, 2015
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Global Famine By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, March 22, 2015
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Cuba – Between a Rock and a Hard Place By Peter Koenig, March 21, 2015
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From Nogales, Arizona to Ofer Prison: Witnessing Racism in the American and Israeli Borderlands By Dan Cohen, March 20, 2015
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Capital Punishment and the Brutality of Class Rule in America By Kate Randall, March 20, 2015
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Wall Street Bonuses at Highest Level Since 2008 Crash By Shannon Jones, March 18, 2015
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Poor Farmers Bear The Brunt of Natural Disasters In Developing Countries By Global Research News, March 18, 2015
The Irish Slave Trade – The Forgotten “White” Slaves
The Irish Slave Trade – The Forgotten “White” Slaves By John Martin, March 17, 2015
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Fundamental Rifts: Power, Wealth and Inequality in the Arab World By Adam Hanieh, March 17, 2015
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Obama and the ‘News’ Media Continue to Falsify About Obamacare By Eric Zuesse, March 17, 2015
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The Destruction of Libya, the Destabilization of a Nation. US-NATO Crimes against Humanity By Prof. Henry Francis B. Espiritu, March 16, 2015
The Crisis of Student Debt in America
The Student Debt Time Bomb: Breaking the Grip of the Predatory Lenders Global Research News Hour episode 96 By Michael Welch, Kéllia Ramares, and Ellen Brown, March 14, 2015
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Obama’s Selma Song: America Is Not Racist – It’s Just Ferguson By Glen Ford, March 13, 2015
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The Real Reason Walmart U-Turned on Wages By Curt Hopkins, March 13, 2015
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Postcard from the End of America: Washington D.C. By Linh Dinh, March 12, 2015
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The Paramilitary Occupation of America By Joseph Kishore, March 12, 2015
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Capitalism’s Great Indian Con-Trick: Feeding “The Economic Vultures”, While Starving Agriculture By Colin Todhunter, March 12, 2015
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Beyond Twelve Years A Slave: What the United States Owes Black America By Paul Street, March 11, 2015
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Another Dubious Jobs Report By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, March 10, 2015
European Union intensifies pressure on Greece for social cuts
European Union Press Syriza to Deepen its Austerity Program for Greece By Robert Stevens, March 08, 2015
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US Orders 7,700 Children Deported Without Court Hearings By Patrick Martin, March 07, 2015
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Myanmar “Color Revolution”: Meet Aung San Suu Kyi’s Saffron Mobs By Tony Cartalucci, March 07, 2015
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Austerity Strangles Ontario: the Teaching Assistants Strikes in Context By David Bush and Doug Nesbitt, March 07, 2015
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Protests in Ireland against Austerity Measures, Political Policing and Imprisonments By Paul Kiernan, March 06, 2015
Obama Lied About Obamacare By Eric Zuesse, March 05, 2015
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Wealth of World’s Billionaires Surges Past $7 Trillion By Joseph Kishore, March 04, 2015
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Racism and Police Misconduct: African-American Michigan Community Leader Rev. Pinkney Denied Appeal Bond By Abayomi Azikiwe, March 04, 2015
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Who’s Scarier: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker or ‘Jihadi John’? By Shamus Cooke, March 03, 2015
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Wisconsin Governor Walker, American Workers and Terrorism By Patrick Martin, March 02, 2015
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Free Trade and Mexico’s Junk Food Epidemic By Grain, March 02, 2015
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Euro Banks versus Greek Labor By Michael Hudson, March 01, 2015
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The Fairy Tale of Economic Recovery. The Decline in the US Labor Force Participation Rate is Not Due to Demographic Factors By Pendaran Roberts, February 28, 2015
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Austrian Catering Company Accused of Discriminating Against Hungarian Employees By Nicolas Krotz, February 27, 2015
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Malcolm X’s Internationalism and the Struggle for Liberation in Haiti Today By Dr. Ajamu Nangwaya, February 27, 2015
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The Drive to Dismantle Pensions in the United States By Andre Damon, February 26, 2015
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What is Neo-Liberalism? A Revolutionary Analysis of the Final Stage of Imperialism By Danny Haiphong, February 25, 2015
Food Speculation: 'People Die From Hunger While Banks Make a Killing on Food'
New Report Reveals Increasing Hunger Rates Among African Americans By Abayomi Azikiwe, February 25, 2015
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White House Economic Report Calls for Cutting Corporate Taxes By Andre Damon, February 24, 2015
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Lies and Fabrications: The Propaganda Campaign in Support of Genetically Modified Crops (GMO) By Colin Todhunter, February 24, 2015
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Guantanamo in America By Andre Damon, February 22, 2015
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Mounting Violence against Muslims in America By Tom Carter, February 19, 2015
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America’s School System: Why the Attack on Tenure? By Steven Jonas, February 18, 2015
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Puerto Rico Considers “Fat” Tax on Obese Children: A Fight for Children’s Health or a Tax Collection Scheme? By Timothy Alexander Guzman, February 17, 2015
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China: The Largest Cheap Labor Factory in the World By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, February 15, 2015
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Lynching and the Jefferson Davis Highway: The Grotesque Honor Bestowed on a Notorious American Racist By Robert Parry, February 12, 2015
The Struggle against Neoliberalism in Chile and Latin America: The Role of Chile's  Student Movement
Despotism, Neoliberalism and the “Chilean Miracle” By John Kozy, February 10, 2015
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Venezuela Land Struggles of Indigenous People: Sabino Romero’s Widow Testifies Amidst Threats By Global Research News, February 08, 2015
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French National Front Leader Marine Le Pen Addresses Oxford Union By Chris Marsden, February 08, 2015
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How Human Rights Can Build Haiti By Marjorie Cohn, February 04, 2015
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The Obama Budget: A Populist Fig Leaf for Militarism and Reaction By Patrick Martin, February 04, 2015
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Greece: From Austerity to Prosperity? Conversations with Ellen Brown and Binoy Kampmark. Global Research News Hour Episode 91 By Ellen Brown, Binoy Kampmark, and Michael Welch, January 31, 2015
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Income Inequality Soars in Every US State By Andre Damon, January 30, 2015
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A Major Turning Point in Greece for Better or Worse By Takis Fotopoulos, January 30, 2015
Economic Warfare. War by Other Means: The IMF and the World Bank are Weapons of War By John Pilger, January 28, 2015
MEDICARE FOR ALL: Open Letter to President Obama from Health Professionals, Lawyers and Advocates
US Announces Plan to Ration Health Care under Medicare By Kate Randall, January 28, 2015
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Global Inequality: The Debate about Poverty By Binoy Kampmark, January 28, 2015
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Oregon Unions Rally for a $15 Minimum Wage By Shamus Cooke, January 27, 2015
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‘Poor,’ ‘Middle Class’–What’s the Difference to the One Percent? By Jim Naureckas, January 25, 2015
The AFL-CIO and the Democrats: Friends or Foes?
The Labor Movement and Low Wages in America: What the AFL-CIO Did Not Say About Raising Wages By Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer, January 25, 2015
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Austerity and Financial Panic? Why the Whole World is Watching Greece By Lee Sustar, January 22, 2015
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Racist Violence, Police Brutality, Black Liberation By Abayomi Azikiwe, January 21, 2015
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Delusion and Deception in Obama’s State of Union By Patrick Martin, January 21, 2015
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The Spectacular Media Failure on Charlie Hebdo By Shamus Cooke, January 20, 2015
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Global Inequality: The World’s 400 Richest Billionaires Get Richer, Adding $92bn in 2014 By RT, January 20, 2015
Curbing Social Inequality through "The Millionaires Tax"?
Richest 1% Percent To Have More Than Rest of Humanity Combined by 2016 By John Queally, January 19, 2015
Millions More US Children in Poverty
More Than Half of US Public School Students Living in Poverty By Andre Damon, January 19, 2015
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Obama’s Phony Middle Class Tax Relief Plan By Stephen Lendman, January 18, 2015
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Haiti by the Numbers, Five Years After the Earthquake By Center for Economic and Policy Research, January 16, 2015
Is The Recovery Real? The US Economy is Set for a “Double-Dip” Recession
Down the Plughole: 40 years of Economic Policy in One Chart By Mike Whitney, January 15, 2015
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Racist Provocation and the “War on Terror” By Patrick Martin, January 15, 2015
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Haiti “Reconstruction”: Luxury Hotels, Sweat Shops and Deregulation for the Foreign Corporate Elite By Julie Lévesque, January 12, 2015