The Science of (Not) Ending Global Poverty
Aparna Gopalan | thenation.com | 2020-01-15
The 2019 Nobel Prize winners in economics represent a new strain of neoliberal thought.
People Want a Wealth Tax, but Many Politicians Oppose It
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-15
Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are practically the only major politicians supporting a wealth tax to reduce inequality and fund government programs, even though polling shows nearly two-thirds of Americans support it.
Biden's Unexamined List of High-Powered Fundraisers
Eleanor Eagan | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-15
'Twas the Friday after Christmas, when all through the land, not a person was working, the computers unmanned. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while Joe Biden released the names of the wealthy and well-connected volunteers who are fundraising for his campaign. These fundraisers, otherwise known as bundlers, have all brought in…
Turkish charity distributes Quran in 8 African states
yenisafak.com | 2020-01-15
A Turkish humanitarian agency distributed a total of 22,450 copies of Quran in African countries in 2019, it said on Wednesday.In a statement, the Istanbul-based Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) said due to poverty in Africa, many people could not acquire a copy of the Muslim holy book despite their willingness to study it.Therefore, the statement said, the IHH decided to distribute the copies of Quran in eight African countries
Poverty Is the New Draft
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-14
The draft might be gone, but not everyone volunteers for the same reasons. Inconsistent access to education, healthcare, or housing means marginalized communities are systemically pushed into military service to gain those benefits–especially poor students.
Poverty Is the New Draft
Staff | truthdig.com | 2020-01-14
What follows is a conversation between professor As`ad AbuKhalil and Sharmini Peries of The Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of…
Permanent War and Poverty or Widespread Truth Awareness?
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-14
What are we really supporting when we refuse the truth and accept the war lies and the permanent war agenda? | We are supporting al Qaeda/ISIS, Empire's proxies. We are supporting the military dictatorship of Washington-led NATO and the collapse of …
The US Is Waging a Stealth War at the Mexico Border
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-14
In recent decades, U.S. immigration policies have aggressively targeted families fleeing violence and poverty in Mexico and Central and South America, spawning a network of detention centers that now exist indefinitely along our southern border. The U.S.'s approach to tackling undocumented immigration has come under fire for its use of brutal tactics such as deliberately separating families, placing them in confinement under harsh conditions, and denying them adequate medical and legal counsel. | On today's program, Joh…
Why are there 40 million people in the US living below
Michael T. Hertz | nationofchange.org | 2020-01-14
If change can be achieved, it should be a combination of substantial taxes on those with wealth, and programs that offer essential elements of a good life to all in the society.
Review: "To The Promised Land," King's fight for economic justice
Tony Pecinovsky | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-13
As we near the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday we would do well to reassess the role that economic justice played in the 1960s civil rights movements, especially for African Americans. Dr. King said in 1967, "It is the black man who to a large extent produced the wealth of this nation…the black man …
SPLC Statement on the Detainment of Iranians and Iranian Americans
splcenter.org | 2020-01-06
The following statement is by Southern Poverty Law Center Interim President and CEO Karen Baynes-Dunning following reports that Iranians and Iranian Americans are being detained and questioned at U.S. ports of entry:…