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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The Confederate Battle Flag and Whining White Southerners By Robert Parry, July 06, 2015
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Mass Demonstrations in Greece Follow Vote against EU Austerity By Robert Stevens and Christoph Dreier, July 06, 2015
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On Greece and Europe: What is Called “Negotiation” is a Demand for Total Surrender By Michael Hudson, June 28, 2015
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Greece – The Delphi Declaration By Peter Koenig, June 27, 2015
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The “Penal Colonies” of Palestine. “The Gaza Strip is the Realization of Israel’s Vision of ‘Separation’” By Tanya Reinhart, June 27, 2015
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Britain’s People’s Assembly: Marching Against Austerity in London By Lesley Docksey, June 24, 2015
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How the World Bank’s ‘Payday Loans’ Are Increasing Dire Water Shortages in Latin America By Barbara G. Ellis, Ph.D., June 24, 2015
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The Restructuring, Audit, Suspension and Abolition of the Debt By Eric Toussaint and Maud Bailly, June 24, 2015
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Hundreds of Thousands of Haitians Face Deportation From the Dominican Republic By John Marion, June 23, 2015
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The Social Roots of Racism in America By Andre Damon, June 23, 2015
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The Plight and Persecution of the Rohingyas in Myanmar By Asif Haroon Raja, June 17, 2015
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Refugees in the Centre of Athens By Sofiane Ait Chalalet and Chris Jones, June 16, 2015
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Global Refugee Crisis Worst Since World War II By Joseph Kishore, June 16, 2015
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IMF Report Admits IMF’s Obsession with Capitalism Is Killing Prosperity By Jon Queally, June 16, 2015
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Attacks on Sudan Overshadow African Union Summit Held in South Africa By Abayomi Azikiwe, June 16, 2015
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Migrants and Refugees: EU’s Military Strategy to Deepen Mediterranean Tragedies By Nizar Visram, June 15, 2015
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TTP, TTIP, TISA: Stop Obama’s Insane “Legacy” Trade Deals By Eric Zuesse, June 13, 2015
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America, 4% of the World Population: A “World View” from the Other 96% By David Swanson, June 09, 2015
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“It’s Like a Jail”: Account of Life in Lebanon’s Refugee Camps as Told by a Syrian-Palestinian Refugee By Louisa Lamb, June 08, 2015
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“Humanitarian Aid” to Haiti: How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars ­and Built Six Homes By Justin Elliott, June 06, 2015
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Corporate Land Grabs in Indonesia By Forest Peoples Programme, June 02, 2015
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Gentrification of US Cities and the Death of Black Communities By Margaret Kimberley, May 28, 2015
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US Establishment Shields Killer Cops By Andre Damon, May 27, 2015
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The Escalation of Global Financial Parasitism By Nick Beams, May 25, 2015
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