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.
For These Children of Iraq, Help Did Not Arrive By Claudia Lefko, March 22, 2018
Why Are Syrian Refugees Returning to Their Homes? By Inside Syria Media Center, March 21, 2018
When I Came to the U.S. from Japan. The Eyes of “Others” for Us All By Hiroyuki Hamada, March 21, 2018
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America Is Losing Its Economy By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, March 21, 2018
Mozambique Forced to Restructure After Debt Default. By Abayomi Azikiwe, March 21, 2018
Wealth and Power: The Global Elite Is Insane By Robert J. Burrowes, March 21, 2018
How the US and the UN Sandbagged Yemen Peace Talks By Randi Nord, March 19, 2018
US Smooths Israel’s Path to Annexing West Bank By Jonathan Cook, March 19, 2018
Video: Ten Years Ago, Rachel Corrie: Death of an Idealist, Witness of Israeli Crimes against Humanity By Rachel Corrie, March 16, 2018
Imperialism Today: A Critical Assessment of Latin American Dependency Theory By Claudio Katz and Richard Fidler, March 16, 2018
The Irish Slave Trade – The Forgotten “White” Slaves By John Martin, March 16, 2018
“I Will Also Fight with You”: President Kagame, Rwanda’s Berater-in-Chief By Prof. Filip Reyntjens, March 15, 2018
Deep-seated Economic Crisis, Declining Standard of Living in America, How to Defeat Trump’s Austerity Measures By Abayomi Azikiwe, March 14, 2018
Human Trafficking from Haiti to Chile By Dady Chery, March 11, 2018
Animal Rights and The Vegan Revolution By Steve Jones, March 04, 2018
Yemen, The Risks of Famine and Disease. New UN Humanitarian Response Plan Paints Dire Picture of Impact of US-UK-Saudi War By Stop Starving Yemen, March 01, 2018
Israel and Palestine: A Very Modern Apartheid By Marienna Pope-Weidemann, February 28, 2018
Sign On: Cancel Trump’s War Parade! Militarization and Aggressive US Foreign Policy Trigger Poverty in America By Answer Coalition, February 27, 2018
Western Imperialism and “Regime Change” in Zimbabwe By Mafa Kwanisai Mafa, February 26, 2018
Cuba Is an Example for Fighting Hunger: FAO By Telesur, February 24, 2018
Mass Incarceration for Profit: The Dual Impact of the Thirteenth Amendment and the Unresolved Question of National Oppression in the United States By Abayomi Azikiwe, February 20, 2018
Muslims Face Increasing Discrimination, State Surveillance Under Trump By Ali Mohsin, February 19, 2018
Israel, a Leading Tax Haven By Stephen Lendman, February 16, 2018
Trump’s Neoliberal War Budget By Stephen Lendman, February 14, 2018
Timeline: Israel’s Anti-Palestinian Laws Since 1948 By Middle East Monitor, February 13, 2018
The “Gig Economy”: Global Unemployment, Low Wages, Migration and the Future Workplace By Prof. Anthony A. Gabb, February 13, 2018
An Exodus of “Jewish Settlers” from Palestine Is Inevitable By Rima Najjar, February 12, 2018
Canada’s Deep Systemic Racial Bias. Indigenous Rights By Jim Miles, February 12, 2018
America’s Forgotten War with Mexico By Shane Quinn, February 10, 2018
Total Collapse of Gaza Healthcare ‘Imminent,’ Warns Medical Charity By The New Arab, February 09, 2018
African Americans Still Subjected to National Oppression: 150 Years Since the Passage of the Fourteenth Amendment By Abayomi Azikiwe, February 09, 2018
Poverty in the Philippines: The Official Figures Have Been Manipulated By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, February 07, 2018
Open Letter to the People of Greece: You Are Being Slaughtered Before the World’s Eyes By Peter Koenig, February 06, 2018
Politics, Power and Violence in the Visayas Region of the Philippines By Prof. Phoebe Zoe Maria Sanchez, February 05, 2018
Schools of Mosul: Dilapidated Buildings, Traumatised Students By Al Shahid, February 02, 2018
From Past to Present: Some Historical Truism’s About the Congo By Junaid Ghoto, January 31, 2018
When Will American Labor ‘Connect the Dots’? By Philip A Farruggio, January 30, 2018
Old Plantation, New Slave Masters: Short Reflection on “Independent Jamaica” By Tina Renier, January 29, 2018
‘Without UNRWA We Have Nothing’: Palestinian Refugees Speak Out Against US Aid Cuts By Jaclynn Ashly, January 28, 2018
A Meticulous Account of Israel’s Crimes. Norman Finkelstein’s New Book on Gaza By James North, January 27, 2018
Thatcher – and Many Still Active Tories – Did Support Apartheid By Craig Murray, January 26, 2018
GOP Tax Cut Scam is A Jobs Killer. Transfers Wealth to the Super-Rich By Stephen Lendman, January 26, 2018
EU and IMF Conditionalities: Fatal Blow to Greece’s Labour Rights By Leonidas Vatikiotis, January 26, 2018
The Psychosocial Dimension of Power: Analysis of the Davos Elite’s Discourse on Globalization By Mario D’Andreta, January 24, 2018
Why Fear and Self-hatred Destroy Human Sharing and Solidarity By Robert J. Burrowes, January 24, 2018
War and Global Capitalism. The Way Forward: A Structure that Unites A Thousand Different Struggles By William Bowles, January 23, 2018
Richest One Percent Bagged 82 Percent of Global Wealth – Poorest Half of Humanity Got Nothing By Oxfam International, January 23, 2018
Global Capitalism and Livelihoods Denied: Whipping India’s Farmers into Submission By Colin Todhunter, January 23, 2018
Why Is the Israeli Army Finally Worried About Gaza? By Jonathan Cook, January 23, 2018
Video: 82% of Global Wealth Now Belongs to the Wealthiest 1% By Dr. Jack Rasmus, January 23, 2018
‘Billionaire Boom’: While World’s Richest 1% Took 82% of All New Wealth in 2017, Bottom Half Got Zero, Zilch, Nada By Jon Queally, January 23, 2018
Revisiting ‘Development as Freedom’ in the Age of Neoliberal Hegemony By Tina Renier, January 21, 2018
Trump Ends Protections for El Salvador Immigrants. By Pablo Alvarado and Dennis J Bernstein, January 21, 2018
Public-Private Partnerships (P3s): Corporate Collapse Highlights Risks of Privatization By Canadian Union of Public Employees, January 21, 2018
Feed the Homeless in America, Get Fined or Arrested By Stephen Lendman, January 20, 2018
Carillion: An Insolvent British Conglomerate Awarded a £1.4 Billion HS2 Contract by an Inept Government That Cannot Read a Balance Sheet! By Hans Stehling, January 16, 2018
Trapped on Canada’s ‘No-fly’ List: ‘It’s a Stigmatising Experience’ By Hadani Ditmars, January 16, 2018
The End of the Road for Capitalism or for Us All? By William Bowles, January 15, 2018
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The Prevailing Relevance of Dependency Theories in Caribbean Development By Tina Renier, January 15, 2018
Winter in Ontario: Homelessness Doesn’t End in April By Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, January 15, 2018
Haiti on this Earthquake Anniversary Still Pays the Price for Having Fought Slavery By Dady Chery, January 15, 2018
African Union, International Community Condemns United States President Donald Trump for Racist Slurs By Abayomi Azikiwe, January 15, 2018
In Almost All Western Colonies No Alternative Views Allowed, Victims Blame Themselves By Andre Vltchek, January 14, 2018
Trump’s Despicable Statement: Is There Such a Thing as a “Shithole Country”? By Andrew Korybko, January 14, 2018
Basic Income in the Neoliberal Age. Ontario Coalition against Poverty By Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, January 14, 2018
Horrific Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza By Stephen Lendman, January 13, 2018
The IMF and Public Sector Wage Negotiations in Jamaica By Tina Renier, January 13, 2018
The Role of The Pro-Israel Lobby in US Politics By Hans Stehling, January 12, 2018
Trump Moves Toward Requiring Medicaid Recipients to Work By Stephen Lendman, January 12, 2018
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Opening India’s Economy to Corporate America: “Retail Apocalypse” to Save the American Dream? By Shelley Kasli, January 11, 2018
Monsanto, Bayer and Neoliberalism: Towards the Corporate Model of Industrial Agriculture By Colin Todhunter, January 11, 2018
Uproar over Israeli Settler’s Killing By Stephen Lendman, January 11, 2018
Precarious Work, Deregulated Labour Markets, “Poverty Wages”: Europe’s New Reserve Army By Harald Schumann and Elisa Simantke, January 09, 2018
Canadian Politics Today – the State of the Parties: Whither Left Electoral Politics in Toronto? By Tim Heffernan, January 09, 2018
GMOs, Global Agribusiness and the Destruction of Choice By Colin Todhunter, January 08, 2018
Student Debt Slavery II: Time to Level the Playing Field By Ellen Brown, January 06, 2018
‘Focus’ on the Neo Nazi Revival By Philip A Farruggio, January 06, 2018
What Would Happen if Trump Were to Cut Funding to the U.N. Palestinian Refugee Programme? By Yara Hawari, January 05, 2018
Jewish Identity Politics and the Struggle to Liberate Palestine By Rima Najjar, January 03, 2018
Ensuring Justice in the Era of Transformation By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, January 03, 2018