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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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
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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
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Positive Thoughts on Dark Times By Prof. James Petras, July 06, 2014
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The Human Cost of the FIFA World Cup By T. J. Petrowski, July 05, 2014
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What is July 4th to US Imperialism? What is it to the Oppressed? By Danny Haiphong, July 04, 2014
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Dirty Wars and Football: The Ghost of General Videla By Binoy Kampmark, July 04, 2014
4th of July: Is the United States a Representative Democracy or a Mirage Democracy?
Thomas Jefferson: America’s Founding Sociopath By Robert Parry, July 04, 2014
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The Story of Detroit, A Modern Parable Chronicling the Betrayal of America. The New Century’s War on America’s Poor and Middle Class By Joachim Hagopian, July 03, 2014
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Financial Bubble Implosions. Asset Price Inflation and Social Inequality By Prof. Ismael Hossein-Zadeh, July 02, 2014
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At the Core of the U.S. Supreme Court, A Cabal of Corporate Hit Men By Glen Ford, July 02, 2014
"Vulture Capitalism": Iceland’s New Bank Disaster
Does Capitalism Inevitably Produce Inequalities? By Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer, July 02, 2014
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The Privatization of Public Education? California Teachers Take Another Hit from Politicians By Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer, June 30, 2014
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Kiev Is Starting a War to Avoid a Revolution By Olga Shedrova, June 27, 2014
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Poverty, Social Inequality and Media Disinformation. In America, Only Billionaires are Newsworthy By Steve Rendall, Emily Kaufmann, and Sara Qureshi, June 27, 2014
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“Free Market is the Secret to Happiness” – A Billionaires’ PR Initiative By Chris Young, June 26, 2014
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Homelessness in the United States is a Crime of Neo-liberal Imperialism By Danny Haiphong, June 26, 2014
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Haiti: Bill Clinton Receives “Lifetime Achievement Award” but Where is the Money for Reconstruction? By Greg Dunkel, June 26, 2014
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Water Crisis in Detroit: Putting Corporate Profit Ahead of Human Rights By Blue Planet Project, June 26, 2014
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Detroit Violating Human Rights by Turning Off Water Taps, UN says By Press TV, June 26, 2014
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Detroit and Iraq: Plundered by the Same Bandits By Margaret Kimberley, June 26, 2014
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Evo Morales: “Our Liberation is for the Whole of Humanity”. For a Global Brotherhood Among The People By Evo Morales Ayma, June 26, 2014
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Washington’s Militarized Land-Grabs: Targeting the Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota By Patrick Henningsen, June 25, 2014
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Canada: New Federally Funded Academic Institute, A Tool to Support the Interests of the Mining Companies By MiningWatch Canada, June 25, 2014
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“Organized Capital”: The Corporate CEO as Mafia Don By Gary Engler, June 23, 2014
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The Devastating Social and Environmental Impacts of The Keystone TransCanada Tar Sands Pipeline By Josh Burstein, June 23, 2014
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Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer: Big Agri Peddles “GMO Gruel” to the Impoverished By Tony Cartalucci, June 21, 2014
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Greece: The Dilemmas of Democratic Socialism By Prof. James Petras, June 17, 2014
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Platinum Mining: Protracted Strike by South African Workers By Abayomi Azikiwe, June 16, 2014
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Brazil’s Olympics and World Cup: Mega-Events and the Threat to Public Welfare By David Swanson, June 15, 2014
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Brazil: A World Soccer Cup for Corporations By Marta Molina, June 14, 2014
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Spiralling Global Private Financial Wealth amidst Poverty and Unemployment By Gabriel Black, June 13, 2014
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On Opening Day of the World Cup, Protests continue in Brazil By Rafael Azul, June 13, 2014
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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, A Thatcherite Revolution: “Free Trade”, Corporate Plunder and the War on Working People By Colin Todhunter, June 13, 2014
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NATO Engineered Conflict Contributes to Slavery and Trafficking. Boko Haram’s Mass Kidnapping of Girls By Dr. Christof Lehmann, June 13, 2014
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The Globalization of Poverty: Deconstructing the New World Order By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, June 12, 2014
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The Economic-Corporate Oligarchy of the World By Steven MacMillan, June 12, 2014
Brazil on Strike: Class Struggle and the World Cup By Sabrina Fernandes, June 12, 2014
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Race, Class and the World Cup in Brazil By Mike LaSusa, June 11, 2014
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“Buying Up America”: The Individual Wealth of US Billionaires By James Hall, June 11, 2014
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Brazilian Workers Clash with Police on Eve of World Cup By Rafael Azul, June 10, 2014
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Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation: “Unity” Engineered by Israel By Jonathan Cook, June 10, 2014
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Revolutionary Activism in the 20th Century and Beyond By Derrick O'Keefe, June 10, 2014
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Let’s Remove Unemployment By Aleksandar Sarovic, June 09, 2014
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The Economic and Social Crisis in Portugal: The Hypocritical Policy Discourse of Prime Minister Pedro Passos By Miguel Urbano Rodrigues, June 09, 2014
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Cornell University and the Civil Rights Movement in America By Danny Schechter, June 09, 2014
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Global Economic Austerity and the US War Agenda By James Corbett and Prof Michel Chossudovsky, June 09, 2014
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California’s Top-Two Primary Eliminates Third-Party Rivals By Ellen Brown, June 09, 2014
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Fake Employment Statistics: More Phantom Jobs Created in America, All In The Wrong Places By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, June 07, 2014
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Haiti Nine Years Post-Coup and Canada’s Black Gold By Michael Welch, Roger Annis, Brendan Hayley, and Cynthia McKinney, June 07, 2014
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European Central Bank Cuts Interest Rate Below Zero By Stefan Steinberg, June 06, 2014
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Haiti’s Struggle for Freedom: US Imperialism, MINUSTAH and the Overthrow of Jean-Bertrand Aristide By Timothy Alexander Guzman, June 06, 2014
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Neo-Colonialism and the Changing Nature of Imperialism in Africa By Abayomi Azikiwe, June 05, 2014
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UK Aid Money Used by Contractor to Build Houses for the Wealthy in El Salvador By Fatima Hansia, June 05, 2014
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The Fall of the American Empire… And What We Can do About It By Joachim Hagopian, June 04, 2014
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GMO Agriculture and Dow AgroSciences’ Genetically Modified Soyabeans: Waging War on Peasants By Grain, June 04, 2014
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Miners Shot Down: The Marikana Mine Massacre and the Sell Out of South Africans by the Black-Led Regime By Margaret Kimberley, June 04, 2014