Poverty & Social Inequality

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.
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.
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.
Israel’s Knesset Votes Down Bill Guaranteeing Equality for Palestinian-Israelis, 21% of Population By Prof. Juan Cole, September 21, 2020
“Billionaires Lives Matter”, Far More than Yours… The Capitalist Pandemic, Fake Democracy Goes Live? By Frank Scott, September 20, 2020
America
Weekly for Six Months, US Unemployment Claims Exceeded One Million By Stephen Lendman, September 18, 2020
Hope and Fear: Refugees on Greece’s Samos Island, September 2020 By Chris Jones, September 17, 2020
How U.S. Response to COVID-19 Could Precipitate Second Great Depression. Massive Unemployment By Eric Zuesse, September 17, 2020
Housing Activists Make Plans to Fight Looming Mass Evictions By Abayomi Azikiwe, September 17, 2020
“The Salt of the Earth”. Workers Rights in the 21st Century… By Philip A Farruggio, September 16, 2020
Swami Agnivesh – A Tribute By Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, September 16, 2020
Is Nepal Skirting, Denying or Defying the COVID Pandemic? By Barbara Nimri Aziz, September 15, 2020
America
For Nearly Six Months, Weekly US Unemployment Claims Exceed One Million By Stephen Lendman, September 11, 2020
America’s Current Jobs ‘Great Depression’ By Dr. Jack Rasmus, September 10, 2020
American National Debt Increases and Becomes Unpayable By Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, September 08, 2020
The “End of Poverty” Illusion: Global and East Asian Realities in the COVID-19 Pandemic By Prof. Mel Gurtov, September 06, 2020
American workers
Unprecedented US Economic Collapse and Reality Defying Market Bubble By Stephen Lendman, September 05, 2020
A Green New Deal for Workers By Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker, September 04, 2020
Since 9/11, the Government’s Answer to Every Problem Has Been More Government By John W. Whitehead, September 02, 2020
In Times of COVID-19, Black People Die Twice in Brazil By Leonardo Sakamoto, September 02, 2020
Ending Poverty, Hunger and War = Racial Justice? By Black Alliance for Peace, September 01, 2020
Manufactured Pandemic and Economic Collapse a Boon for Billionaires By Stephen Lendman, August 31, 2020
“Made in Bangladesh”. Women Workers in Dhaka Factories Fight For Their Rights. A Union Story By Barbara Nimri Aziz, August 28, 2020
Millions in Executive Payouts for Bankrupt California Oil Giant By Center For Biological Diversity, August 24, 2020
Israel Bans Gaza Imports Except Food, Medicine. Crimes against Humanity By Middle East Monitor, August 24, 2020
In Further War Crime, Israelis Cut Electricity to Gaza, Idling 50,000 Factory Workers By Prof. Juan Cole, August 20, 2020
Privatization of Urban Areas? American Cities Need Bailouts Not More Usurious Bond Schemes By Abayomi Azikiwe, August 20, 2020
Latin America
Was COVID-19 a Cover for an Anticipated or Planned Financial Crisis? By Anthony Hall, August 20, 2020
Halting Our Descent into Tyranny: Defeating the Global Elite’s COVID-19 Coup By Robert J. Burrowes, August 19, 2020
For Iraqis, the Choice Is Between Pandemic and Poverty By Nabil Salih, August 19, 2020
The Hunger Crisis in Guatemala By Yanis Iqbal, August 18, 2020
IMF and WEF – From Great Lockdown to Great Transformation. The COVID Aftermath By Peter Koenig, August 14, 2020
Massive Evictions Will Compound the Public Health Crisis By Abayomi Azikiwe, August 14, 2020
A Real Democratic World Government Is the Solution to the COVID-19 Crisis By Roger Copple, August 13, 2020
Black People Confront Racist Violence By Abayomi Azikiwe, August 13, 2020
As Indigenous Peoples, We Are Resilient By Galina Angarova, August 10, 2020
The Attack on Indigenous Rights in Brazil By Yanis Iqbal, August 09, 2020
Taxing the Rich. Imposing A “Pigou Wealth Tax” in the Time of COVID-19 By Kavaljit Singh, August 06, 2020
Covid Aid, Relief and Economic Security. The CARES Act: Is the Money is Going the More Prosperous Neighbourhoods? By Bart Naylor and Ann Garrison, August 06, 2020
Legacies of African American Struggle: Rev. C.T. Vivian and Rep. John Lewis Efforts to Dismantle “Legalized Segregation” By Abayomi Azikiwe, August 06, 2020
Kashmir, India and Human Rights By Robert Fantina, August 05, 2020
Seattle’s “Bolshevik Revolution” By Mike Whitney, August 02, 2020
Congress Fails to Agree on Extending Aid to Jobless Americans By Stephen Lendman, August 02, 2020
Syrian Christians in Aleppo, Victims of US-EU Sanctions By Steven Sahiounie, July 31, 2020
U.S. Household Eviction Crisis: 43% of American Renters Now Face Risk of Eviction By Eric Zuesse, July 29, 2020
The Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act. The GOP’s Let ‘Em Eat Cake Stimulus Plan’ By Stephen Lendman, July 28, 2020
What Is Morally Wrong with Discrimination? A Kantian Analysis By Prof. Sam Ben-Meir, July 28, 2020
What Will Happen to Neoliberalism after the COVID-19 Crisis? Will It Survive? By Prof. Joseph H. Chung, July 27, 2020
Capitalism Is the Parasite; Capitalism Is the Virus By Prof. Matthew Flisfeder, July 27, 2020
“Made In The USA” Economic Collapse: Trump’s “Stimulus Plan”. Money for the Super-Rich, Crumbs for Ordinary Americans By Stephen Lendman, July 27, 2020
It’s Futile…. We’re Feudal! “The Super Rich Own the Two Party / One Party System”. Social Inequality in America By Philip A Farruggio, July 26, 2020
Racial Politics in Georgia and the Presidential Elections By Abayomi Azikiwe, July 23, 2020
Israel’s Jewish National Fund Is Uprooting Palestinians – Not Planting Trees By Jonathan Cook, July 22, 2020
Médecins Sans Frontières: A Moment of Reckoning? Report from Greece’s Samos Island By Chris Jones, July 20, 2020
What Lies Ahead: Permanent Job Losses, Poverty in America, Financial and Political Instability By Dr. Jack Rasmus, July 18, 2020
Dems and GOP to Debate Extended Stimulus Benefits Next Week By Stephen Lendman, July 17, 2020
Remembering Israel’s Killing of Four Children on the Beach in Gaza By Muhammad Hussein, July 17, 2020
The Pandemic of Racism in America By Prof. Alon Ben-Meir, July 16, 2020
IMF “Economic Medicine” Contributes to Health Crisis in Africa: Shortage of Health Workers By Lawrence Freeman, July 15, 2020
“Equilibra”: The Current Threats Menacing Humanity By Dr. Paul Oquist and Tortilla Con Sal, July 13, 2020
Enter the Virus… The Great ‘Reset’ of Capitalism By William Bowles, July 13, 2020
“Soft Power”: Americans in Its Grip at Home Must Face the Mischief It Wields By Barbara Nimri Aziz, July 13, 2020
Video: Race, Class and Protest in the United States Today By Ajamu Baraka, July 12, 2020
Palestinians Have No Choice but to Resist in Any Way, Shape or Form Annexation By Michael Jansen, July 10, 2020
COVID-19 Could Kill More People Through Hunger than the Disease Itself, Warns Oxfam By Oxfam International, July 09, 2020
Netanyahu’s Annexation Drive By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, July 08, 2020
A Historical Reminder of What Defines the United States, as Told by a Former Slave. Frederick Douglas (1817-1895) By Cynthia Chung, July 07, 2020
Finally: A Way Out of this Mess! By Philip A Farruggio, July 07, 2020
Company Branding, Racism and The True Injustice Underpinning American Society By Tony Cartalucci, July 07, 2020
Palestine, Annexation and the Wrong Story By Rima Najjar, July 05, 2020
Zionist Political Violence: Patterns and Motives By Dr. Zuhair Sabbagh, July 02, 2020
Is it “Canada Day” or “Dominion Day”? Stolen Indigenous Lands, First Nations’ “Idle No More” Calls for #CancelCanadaDay By Kim Petersen, July 01, 2020
Modern Slavery and Woke Hypocrisy By Judith Bergman, June 29, 2020
The Farce and Diabolical Agenda of A “Universal Lockdown” By Peter Koenig, June 29, 2020
‘Ordinary’ Israelis Don’t Perceive Themselves as Ordinary People By Rima Najjar, June 28, 2020
What Happens if Congress and the White House Let Unemployment Benefits Expire? By Stephen Lendman, June 28, 2020
Workers on the Edge in Bangladesh. Covid Lockdown Undermines Garment Industry By Asad Ismi, June 26, 2020
Abraham Lincoln and Karl Marx: ‘Death to Slavery’ By John Wight, June 26, 2020
The Struggle against Racism in the United States By Abayomi Azikiwe, June 25, 2020
COVID-19 and the Dire Living Conditions of India’s Bottom Half Billion By Joseph D’Souza, June 24, 2020
Behind the Veil of the Protest Movement, the War on the American People Is Gaining Pace By Mike Whitney, June 24, 2020
Protest, Riot, Loot, and Burn for Black Freedom in America? By Anthony Hall, June 23, 2020
Israeli Bulldozers Continue to Demolish Palestinian Homes in Jerusalem and Occupied West Bank By Ahmed Al-Burai, June 23, 2020