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.
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
Israeli Ruling Party Votes to Annex West Bank and Seize Last Palestinian Lands By Telesur, January 01, 2018
150 Years After Capital: Reading Marx as Life Grounded By Prof. John McMurtry, December 31, 2017
American workers
Cold Wave Proves Lethal for US Homeless, Poor By Patrick Martin, December 29, 2017
Capitalism Straight-Up By Antony C. Black, December 29, 2017
Cost and Indulgence: Gloating over New Year’s Celebrations By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, December 29, 2017
Student Debt Slavery: Bankrolling Financiers on the Backs of the Young By Ellen Brown, December 28, 2017
Socialism and the Problem of the Super-rich: The Bloomberg Billionaires Index By Barry Grey, December 28, 2017
Africa in Review 2017: Reinforced Neo-colonialism and the Imperative of Continental Unity By Abayomi Azikiwe, December 27, 2017
Digital Capitalism and Workers’ Rights: ‘Workers Are the Heart of the Algorithm’ By Prof. Antonio Casilli and Roberto Ciccarelli, December 27, 2017
‘Must be the Season of the RICH’ By Philip A Farruggio, December 25, 2017
Christmas: A Visit From Saint Donald By Klaus Marre, December 25, 2017
Trump’s “Bi-Partisan Tax Cut” By Masoud, December 24, 2017
The Productive Base as the Ground of Society and History. Marx’s Base-Superstructure Theory By Prof. John McMurtry, December 23, 2017
Drug Deaths Drive Down US Life Expectancy for Second Year By Eric London, December 23, 2017
UN Jerusalem Vote Postmortems. US Bullying and Threats By Stephen Lendman, December 22, 2017
US and Israel versus the World on Jerusalem By Stephen Lendman, December 21, 2017
Netanyahu’s Failed Project to Build “A Greater Israel” By Hans Stehling, December 21, 2017
US Congress Passes Tax Windfall for Corporations and the Rich By Barry Grey, December 21, 2017
Let’s Unite and Demonstrate the True Meaning of Christmas. Helping the Poor, Healing the Environment By Adam Parsons, December 20, 2017
Latin America
US Congress Set for Wednesday Passage of Multi-trillion-dollar Tax Cut for the Rich By Barry Grey, December 20, 2017
On Hanukkah 2017, Light a Candle for Palestine! By Rima Najjar, December 20, 2017
UN General Assembly to Vote on Rescinding Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration By Stephen Lendman, December 20, 2017
Team Trump Add Insult to Injury for the Palestinians By Jonathan Cook, December 19, 2017
American Exceptionalism’s Dark Side: Poverty and Despair in America By Stephen Lendman, December 19, 2017
UN Security Council Passes Resolution Challenging Jerusalem Declaration; US Vetoes By Celine Hagbard, December 19, 2017
Why the Istanbul Declaration Must Succeed: “The Whole World to Recognize East Jerusalem as the Occupied Capital of Palestine” By Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, December 18, 2017
Wheelchair-bound Man with No Legs Killed by Israel’s IDF in Gaza During Jerusalem Protest By RT News, December 18, 2017
Turkey Opens Embassy in East Jerusalem: Erdogan’s Grandstanding East Jerusalem Vow By Stephen Lendman, December 18, 2017
China’s Mega Sweatshops: China’s Workers and the Emerging Youth “Intern Class” By Michelle Chen, December 18, 2017
Import and Die: Self-sufficiency and Food Security in India By Colin Todhunter, December 18, 2017
GOP Tax Cut Heist Heads Toward Enactment By Stephen Lendman, December 16, 2017