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.
Neoliberal Globalization: Is There an Alternative to Plundering the Earth? By Prof. Claudia von Werlhof, June 25, 2018
President Trump’s Muslim Ban. “Islam Hates Us” By Sirine Shebaya and Johnathan Smith, June 24, 2018
Video: The Forgotten 1985 Police Bombing of a Philadelphia African-American Community By The Guardian, June 24, 2018
Refugee Crisis: Manufactured Migrants Are Tools in U.S. Empire’s ‘Grand Chessboard’ By Barrie Zwicker, June 24, 2018
GOP Farm Bill Supports Hunger, Agribusiness and Ecocide By Stephen Lendman, June 24, 2018
Reflections on the Poor People’s Campaign in Michigan By Abayomi Azikiwe, June 23, 2018
Devastating Humanitarian Crisis: Update on the Situation in Hodeidah, Yemen By Norwegian Refugee Council, June 22, 2018
300,000 Vote for Socialists in California Primary By Richard Becker, June 22, 2018
Canadian Doctor Shot by Israelis Lobbies Trudeau to Fund Gaza Hospital Project By Jillian D'Amours, June 21, 2018
Enclosure of Gaza as a “Prison Territory”: High Tech Surveillance Wall to Separate Gaza from Israel By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, June 20, 2018
The “Thirdworldization” of America: Defunding and Privatization, Draconian GOP FY 2019 Budget Proposal By Stephen Lendman, June 20, 2018
Flashpoints Radio Voices By Ann Garrison, June 16, 2018
Reclaiming the UN’s Radical Vision of Global Economic Justice By Adam Parsons, June 16, 2018
Military Industrial
Video: The Military Industrial Drain By Robert Reich, June 16, 2018
Israel’s Environmental Colonialism and Eco-Apartheid By Ben Lorber, June 15, 2018
Fiction and Reality: The Mountain and the Stone By Kersasp D. Shekhdar, June 13, 2018
Understanding Jewish Power By Philip Giraldi, June 12, 2018
America’s Economy Has been Hijacked: Righting the Wrongs By Philip A Farruggio, June 10, 2018
Peace, Social Justice, The Struggle against War and Militarism: Upholding Black Radical Internationalism By Black Alliance for Peace, June 08, 2018
The US Government Survey on ‘Precarious’ Jobs By Dr. Jack Rasmus, June 08, 2018
Tanzanian Tribe Says Luxury Safari Companies Are Burning Down Their Homes and Stealing Their Land By Ashleigh Atwell, June 07, 2018
What’s at Stake in the Ontario Election? By David Bush, June 06, 2018
Humanitarian Crisis: Thousands of Hurricane Maria Deaths in Puerto Rico. New Study By Stephen Lendman, June 05, 2018
The Canadian Pension Plan: The Deadly Hand of the Market. Investing in Weapons and Fossil Fuel By Judith Deutsch, June 03, 2018
Neoliberalism and the Dynamics of Capitalist Development in Latin America By Prof. James Petras and Prof. Henry Veltmeyer, June 02, 2018
International Migration, From Transit to Integration: A Moroccan Initiative for Community Development By Nathan Park, May 31, 2018
Land Rights in South Africa: The Absence of A Sweeping Land Redistribution Program By Abayomi Azikiwe, May 23, 2018
Socialism Can Save America By Philip A Farruggio, May 15, 2018
Across America, Teachers Lead in the Revolt Against Austerity By Jane McAlevey, May 15, 2018
The Opening of a U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem: Full-Fledged Apartheid By Dr. Husam Zomlot, May 14, 2018
Flowers: Symbols of Love in Europe that Bring Food Insecurity to the African Nations that Produce Them By Dr. Birsen Filip, May 13, 2018
Trump Reneged on Pledge to Lower Drug Prices By Stephen Lendman, May 12, 2018
The Flower Industry’s Impacts on Colombia on Mother’s Day By Dr. Birsen Filip, May 12, 2018
‘Paper Genocide’: Trump’s Political Maneuvers Could Rob Native America of Tribal Sovereignty, Culture, Health Care By Courtney Parker, May 10, 2018
Free and Accessible Transit in Toronto. Towards the Transformation of Urban Life and the Social System By Free Transit Toronto, May 08, 2018
French Railworkers on Strike. The Role of Intellectuals: Collective Resistance against Social Regression By Étienne Balibar, May 07, 2018
America
The Myth of Low US Unemployment. Twisting the Definition, Manipulating the Data By Stephen Lendman, May 06, 2018
Israel’s Racist Nation-State: Codifying Apartheid into Basic Law By Stephen Lendman, May 05, 2018
New York City’s “Shelter-industrial Complex”: Makes Money over Rising Homelessness By Michael Kowalchuk, May 05, 2018
The Maiming Fields of Gaza By Dr. Derek A Summerfield, Dr. David Halpin, and Dr Ang Swee Chai, May 05, 2018
Israeli Society very much Needs Remembrance Days. Peace and Reconciliation By Rami Elhanan, May 05, 2018
The Globalization of Poverty: Inside the New World Order By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, May 04, 2018
May Day 2018 and the Escalating Struggle to Defeat Austerity By Abayomi Azikiwe, May 04, 2018
One-third of American Households Have Struggled to Afford Either Food, Shelter or Medical Care By Leslie Albrecht, May 04, 2018
The Saudi Prince and the Palestinian Paupers By Rima Najjar, May 03, 2018
Videos: From Rallies to Riots: May Day Across the World By RT News, May 03, 2018
American Jews Have Abandoned Gaza — And the Truth. The Struggle for Human Decency By Prof. Peter Beinart, May 03, 2018
Liberia: The Promise of “Sustainable Palm Oil” Sows Anger and Doubt By Gaurav Madan, May 02, 2018
Banking on a ‘Shithole’: US-led Racial Capitalism in Haiti Began Long Before Trump By Prof. Peter James Hudson, May 01, 2018
Why Are Palestinians Protesting in Gaza? By Mike Merryman-Lotze, April 30, 2018
Escaping Violence and Poverty: Trump Administration Turns Away Immigrant Caravan Requesting Asylum at US-Mexico Border By A R Jerral, April 30, 2018
‘May Day’ Militancy Needed to Create the Economy We Need By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, April 30, 2018
Protests Force Starbucks to Ditch the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) from Leading Anti-Racism Training By Prof. Marjorie Cohn, April 29, 2018
America’s 1.2 Trillion Dollar Nuclear Weapons Project. Are Nuclear Weapons Immoral? By Matt Brown and Alex Nunes, April 28, 2018
“Genocide by Prescription”: Drug Induced Death in America By Prof. James Petras and Robin Eastman-Abaya, April 27, 2018
Trump Lawyer: There’s No Muslim Ban Because Trump Thinks Islam Is ‘One of the Greatest Countries’ By Adrienne Mahsa Varkiani, April 26, 2018
A New African Country: Everything You Need to Know About “eSwatini” By Andrew Korybko, April 22, 2018
Yemen, The Most Horrific Genocide. A Country without Food, Water, Medicine and Fuel By Mnar Muhawesh, April 21, 2018
Major Win for BDS as Heavily Jewish US Women’s College Votes for Divestment By Telesur, April 21, 2018
American workers
Bob Dylan: It’s All Over Now Baby Red, White and Blue. The Two Party Political Scam and the U.S. Military Industrial Complex By Philip A Farruggio, April 10, 2018
DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and President Trump’s Blatant Bigotry against Immigrants By William Boardman, April 09, 2018
Swiss Mining Corporations in Flagrant Violation of Human Rights – Swiss Government Complicit By Peter Koenig, April 09, 2018
The Neoliberal City: Public Transportation and the Rights of People with Physical Disabilities By Alex Birnel and Meagan Day, April 08, 2018
Israelis Gather by Gaza Border to Watch and Cheer as Military Uses Live Fire Against Palestinians By Daily Sabah, April 08, 2018
The Struggle Against Illegitimate Public and Private Debt Which Are at the Core of the Capitalist System By Eric Toussaint, April 07, 2018
What Can the World Do to Curtail the Rising Tide of Antisemitism By Hans Stehling, April 06, 2018
Martin Luther King’s Dream Turned into “America’s Nightmare”: Extreme Poverty and Social Inequality By Angela Vullo, April 05, 2018
Poverty Alleviation and “Basic Income”: Progressive Cloak and Neoliberal Dagger By John Clarke, April 05, 2018
Palestine – All the Gods Are with You, but None Dares Scream Murder By Peter Koenig, April 04, 2018
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 50 Years Later: The Struggle Against Racism, War & Poverty Continues By Abayomi Azikiwe, April 04, 2018
Workers Rights: Major Strikes in France Challenge Macron’s Right-wing Reforms By Peter Schwarz and Eric London, April 03, 2018
Martin Luther King, Lesson for Today: Militarism and Economic Exploitation, Blatant Racism at Home and Imperialism Abroad By Peter Ford, April 03, 2018
Jews for Justice By Stephen Lendman, April 02, 2018
Resisting Israeli Tyranny a Legitimate Palestinian Right By Stephen Lendman, April 02, 2018
Big Guns Destroy U.S. Schools By Sara Flounders, April 02, 2018
1.8 Million Blockaded and Starved by an Israeli State that Now Shoots to Kill By Hans Stehling, April 02, 2018
France’s Political Landscape: Trade Unions and Left Parties Confront Macron’s Attacks on Rail Services and Jobs By Dick Nichols, March 29, 2018
Opioids and The Narcotic-fueled Genocide of American Workers By Prof. James Petras, March 29, 2018
Social Activism Funded by Global Capitalism, Serves the Neoliberal World Order. The 2018 World Social Forum (WSF) in Salvador, Brazil By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, March 28, 2018
The Struggle to Defeat Austerity in Detroit and the World By Abayomi Azikiwe, March 28, 2018