Poverty & Social Inequality

62 individuals – 388 in 2010 – now own more wealth than 50% of the world’s population. More shockingly, this share of wealth by half of the world’s people has collapsed by over 40% in the last five years.
America has the greatest inequalities, highest mortality rate, most regressive taxes, and largest public subsidies for bankers and billionaires of any developed capitalist country. One of the most likely sources of billionaire wealth is through tax evasion in all of its guises and forms.
The US imperial experience over the past century embodies the trajectory of the rise and fall of empires. During a time of declining empire, living standards of Americans have declined, social programs and safety nets have been scrapped in favor of the war economy.
Greece could return to her sovereign national currency, her own sovereign central bank, make her own monetary policy and implement it with a sovereign public banking system that works solely for the Greek economy.
Why Aren’t Americans Rising Up Like the People of Chile and Lebanon? By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, November 15, 2019
Defeating the US / EU / NATO Axis of Domination: A Global De-Colonial Imperative By Canadian Peace Congress, November 09, 2019
The Globalization of Poverty: What Is Neoliberalism? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, November 08, 2019
Five Years On, Saudi Attacks on Yemen’s Farmers Are Pushing the Whole Country into Famine By Ahmed AbdulKareem, November 04, 2019
The Battle for Chile By Francisco Dominguez, November 01, 2019
250K Yemenis at Brink of Death from Hunger By Daily Sabah, November 01, 2019
Yemen Runs Out of Fuel and Last Hospitals Close By Randi Nord, October 31, 2019
Never Had a Chance! By Philip A Farruggio, October 29, 2019
Open Letter Calling on the Canadian Government to Stop Backing a Corrupt, Repressive and Illegitimate Haitian President By Yves Engler, October 29, 2019
A Call For Action On Kashmir Black Day By Andrew Korybko, October 29, 2019
Israel’s New Moves to Airbrush the Occupation By Jonathan Cook, October 29, 2019
Neoliberal Globalization: Is There an Alternative to Plundering the Earth? By Prof. Claudia von Werlhof, October 26, 2019
Ernst Wolff Pillaging the World English book cover
Pillaging the World. The History and Politics of the IMF By Ernst Wolff, October 26, 2019
Universal Basic Income and the 2020 Election. Redistribution by Taxing the Rich By Richard C. Cook, October 18, 2019
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Millions Hungry and Food Insecure in the US By Stephen Lendman, October 16, 2019
In the Jungle or in the Zoo? The Zoos of the Ultra-Rich By Christian Savestre, October 15, 2019
Ecuador under President Neo-coño Moreno: The IMF’s Deadly “Economic Medicine”, The Weaponization of Neoliberal Reforms By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, October 15, 2019
Ecuador – and the IMF’s Killing Spree By Peter Koenig, October 14, 2019
The Last Moments of Indonesia as We Know It. Forest Fires, Collapsing Economy By Andre Vltchek, October 14, 2019
Ecuador: Brutal Economic Policies, The IMF “Economic Package” (“Paquetazo”) By CADTM, October 12, 2019
Trump’s Pay or Die Healthcare Agenda. Impoverishes American Households, Extends to “Unwanted Aliens” By Stephen Lendman, October 10, 2019
Baby You’re a (Super) Rich Man! Mega Millionaires Run Our Corporations and our Politics By Philip A Farruggio, October 08, 2019
Pension Plans Should Not Invest in Companies That Harm Working People By Prof. Steven Tufts, September 25, 2019
Hong Kong is Scared – of the Rioters By Andre Vltchek, September 25, 2019
Will the Carcass of Indonesian Infrastructure Really be Revived by Big Business? By Andre Vltchek, September 25, 2019
Humanitarian Crisis in Kashmir: India’s “Economic Opening” Has “Closed Off Kashmir” By Andrew Korybko, September 24, 2019
How Israel Steals Palestine’s Offshore Oil and Gas Revenues. Outright Theft. Billions of Dollars Stolen By UNCTAD, September 11, 2019
Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor By Chris Wright, September 09, 2019
History: Implacable Foes of Southern African Apartheid and Colonialism By Adeyinka Makinde, September 04, 2019
Nea Kavala Refugee Camp: Hell in Northern Greece By Abshir, September 03, 2019
Labor Day 2019: Surveys Show Wages Not Rising & Jobs 500,000 Fewer By Dr. Jack Rasmus, September 02, 2019
America’s Economic Dark Side. Widening Social Inequality, Rising Poverty and Joblessness By Stephen Lendman, August 31, 2019
What About Me … I Feel The Future Trembling, Like a Stranger In the Land Where I was Born By Philip A Farruggio, August 30, 2019
Globalization and Women’s Rights: Economic Restructuring, Women’s Experiences and Responses to “Neoliberal Shocks” By Tina Renier, August 27, 2019
Interview: Lebanese Solidarity with Palestinian Refugees By Jana Nakhal and Joyce Chediac, August 25, 2019
France: ‘G7 and Its Summit Are Illegitimate’, Aurelie Trouve By Telesur, August 25, 2019
If Statues Could Talk By Philip A Farruggio, August 23, 2019
A Nightmare of Homelessness: A Knapsack Full of Dreams By John Clarke, August 21, 2019
Austerity without End. Neoliberal Reforms and Labour Rights By Carlo Fanelli and Prof. Stephanie Luce, August 16, 2019
Fewer Banks in African American Neighborhoods Contribute to the U.S. Racial Wealth Gap By Sarah Abed, August 16, 2019
‘Overpopulation’: A Cover Story for the Money Cancer System By Prof. John McMurtry, August 15, 2019
Electoral Defeat for Ruling Argentinian Neo-Liberal Regime By Stephen Lendman, August 12, 2019
China’s Belt and Road (BRI): Could Save Destroyed Southeast Asia? By Andre Vltchek, August 12, 2019
Criminal Embargoes: Venezuela and Iran in the Crosshairs of Murderers Inc – Who Is Next? By Peter Koenig, August 10, 2019
Five Years After the Genocide, Yazidis Share Their Forgotten Stories and Demand Justice By Jesuit Refugee Service, August 08, 2019
Women We Are Fighting for By Andre Vltchek, August 06, 2019
More Money, Fewer Jobs: The Stubborn Truth About Employment and the Defense Industry By Nia Harris, Cassandra Stimpson, and Ben Freeman, August 06, 2019
The World Financial Order: An Instrument of the US Empire By Prof Michael Hudson and Michael Welch, August 04, 2019
A Mother, Six Newborns Die Every Two Hours in Yemen By Daily Sabah, August 02, 2019
Greece – “Economic Suicide” or Murder? By Peter Koenig, July 30, 2019
“Without Health, We Have Nothing”: The Need for Comprehensive Sustainable Development By Fariha Mujeebuddin, July 30, 2019
With Criticism Crushed in the West, Israel Can Enjoy Its Impunity By Jonathan Cook, July 29, 2019
Colonization and Destruction: People’s Tribunal on U.S. Crimes Against Puerto Rico By The International Action Center, July 28, 2019
Lebanon’s New Work Permit Laws, Directed against Palestinians and Syrian Refugees By Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, July 25, 2019
“Brand Boris”: Britain’s Clown Prince New Prime Minister By Stephen Lendman, July 24, 2019
The Cleaning Lady By Philip A Farruggio, July 24, 2019
Britain – Divided: Debt, Poverty and Homelessness in the UK By True Publica, July 22, 2019
The “Squad” Will Need to Realize that You Can’t Defeat White Supremacy with White Supremacy By Ajamu Baraka, July 19, 2019
Trump: America’s “Racist-in-Chief” By Stephen Lendman, July 18, 2019
How the Goliath of the Jerusalem Settler Movement Persuaded the World It’s Really David By Jonathan Cook, July 16, 2019
Cruelty Prompts Trump’s Deal of the Century in the Middle East By Prof. Stuart Rees, July 16, 2019
Greece and the Refugee Crisis. Squatting at Athens’ City Plaza By Economic and Political Refugee Solidarity Initiative, July 16, 2019
Henry Wallace’s Internationalism: A Path that American Foreign Policy Could Have Taken and Still Can By Dr. Dennis Etler, July 16, 2019
“This Omar from Minnesota”. Trump’s Aggressive Tweets By Kurt Nimmo, July 15, 2019
Israel’s Scheme to Bury the Nakba. “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine” By Stephen Lendman, July 10, 2019
In Pictures: The Devastated City of Mosul Two Years On By Billy Briggs, July 10, 2019
The Wealthy and The Miserable: Replacing Global Capitalism. “The Highest Duty is to Think of Others”. Victor Hugo By Dr. Robert Rennebohm, July 05, 2019
What is July 4th to US Imperialism? What is it to the Oppressed? By Danny Haiphong, July 03, 2019
Intense Corporate Lobbying Against Medicare for All By Stephen Lendman, July 01, 2019
Capitalist Development and Community Demolitions in Detroit By Abayomi Azikiwe, June 30, 2019
Prevalence and Characteristics of Virginia Hospitals Suing Patients and Garnishing Wages for Unpaid Medical Bills By William E. Bruhn, Dr. Lainie Rutkow, Peiqi Wang, and et al., June 29, 2019
Ideological Manipulation: Attacking Progressive Ideas and Policies, Misrepresenting Socialism By Dr. Jack Rasmus, June 29, 2019
Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy Avoids Real Action. Includes a Definition of Islamophobia By Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East, June 27, 2019
Juneteenth 2019: The US Must Repair Historic and Current Racism By Howie Hawkins, June 20, 2019
In the U.S. They Are Never Called Human Rights Violations By Ajamu Baraka, June 20, 2019
Plenty of Fish in Gaza Sea, but Not for Palestinians By Entsar Abu Jahal, June 16, 2019
Insidious Discrimination Against the Roma Is Europe’s Shame By Prof. Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra, June 13, 2019
‘How Will I Feed My Son?’: British Government Workers Fighting Back Against Poverty Pay By Nathan Akehurst, June 11, 2019
The Various Shades of Black… and Green By Philip A Farruggio, June 11, 2019
Global Elites, Crisis of Humanity and ‘Facing the Juggernaut’ By Michael Welch and Peter Phillips, June 11, 2019