Revolutions are not the train ride, but the human race grabbing for the emergency brake
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-07-19
Impossible to deny the reality of poverty in our world. Studies of the data on income and wealth routinely show that billions of people on the planet live with minimal access to resources. These studies demonstrate that poverty cannot be measured merely by the financial resources that are not available; they demonstrate how billions of […] | Source…
The Inequality of Equal Pay
David Underhill | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-19
"Equal pay! Equal pay!" the crowd chanted at the rally for the women's soccer team after the ticker tape World Cup victory parade in New York. They were loud and insistent–and they didn't mean it. Team captain Megan Rapinoe confirmed this in her speech during the rally. She didn't merely call for equal pay. She…
Bolsonaro: Hunger, Poverty in Brazil: 'A Big Lie'
teleSUR -EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-19
Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, says that the ample evidence of poverty and hunger in the country is a, "big lie." | RELATED: | Brazil's Bolsonaro: No Nepotism Here, Wants Son Diplomat to US | The president made the comments to the international press Friday during an interview at the presidential palace, Palacio de Planalto, located in Brasilia. | "
United Nations report finds global hunger on the rise for third year in row
wsws.org | 2019-07-19
The rise in hunger and food insecurity around the world is inextricably linked to the rise of social inequality, the outbreak of new wars and the disastrous effects of climate change.
Dutton's war on democracy
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-19
With the re-election of the Coalition government, conservatives have become emboldened to intensify their agenda of transferring even more wealth and power to the already dominant at the expense of the rest of us. | One sign of this is the rise in prominence of one the most hard-right figures in the Coalition: home affairs minister Peter Dutton. | Dutton has been at the centre of the Coalition government's efforts to whip up racist scapegoating and strengthen the state's repressive powers, a task for which he was well-prepared by his time in the Queensland police. | In 2014, he was appointed immigration minister…
Kamala Harris Goes After the Black Vote With a Homeownership Plan
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-19
Will Kamala Harris' home ownership proposal address the persistent issue of the racial homeownership and wealth gap, or will her plan create more problems for the very people she aims to help?
Australia needs a 'Green Fair Go'
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-18
RMIT University professor Rob Watts believes Australia needs a "Green Fair Go" — akin to the United States proposal of a "Green New Deal" — that would include a commitment to full employment through jobs linked to combating climate change. To make this a reality would require "people power", he said. | Watts was speaking at a Fair Go For Pensioners conference on July 10, where he provided an overview of the neoliberal policies pursued by Labor and Coalition governments during the past four decades. | He spoke of the decline of the union movement, growing inequality, the abandonment of the goal of full…
Wealth, sex work and sexual abuse
Editor | workers.org | 2019-07-18
The U.S. Secretary of Labor resigned last week, July 12. Maybe you didn't notice? Just another turnover in the revolving door of scandal that's the Trump administration. The wrongdoing that sent Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta out the door might not, at first glance, seem to be related to labor or . . . | Continue reading Wealth, sex work and sexual abuse at Workers.org…
Free the children, close the camps
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-17
Trump's racist statements against Mexicans and Central Americans is intended for one purpose: To stir up hatred of immigrants, to mobilize his base and deflect blame away from millionaires and billionaires, who are the real cause of the economic crisis and unemployment.
Ousted Honduran President Zelaya: The 2009 U.S.-Backed Coup Helped Cause Today's Migrant Crisis
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-12
Since the 2009 U.S.-backed military coup in Honduras, extreme poverty and violence has skyrocketed in the country, forcing tens of thousands of Hondurans to flee to the U.S. with the hope of receiving political asylum. We speak with ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya in the capital of Tegucigalpa about the 10th anniversary of the coup in Honduras, U.S. intervention in Central America and its link to today's migration crisis.