World's super rich meet in Davos to discuss the climate change problem they created
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2020-01-25
Research has shown that the people most responsible for a warming planet were disproportionately the same people attending the summit and an increasing number of observers see climate change, inequality and capitalism as bound together. | Source…
'Mahatma Gandhi' Has a Message for Prime Minister Modi: First, Ensure Public Jobs for Indian Youth
sputniknews.com | 2020-01-25
New Delhi (Sputnik): The humble attire of Mahatma Gandhi comprised of a loincloth, a shawl made of the traditional Indian fabric Khadi, a walking stick, and a watch hanging to the waist has become iconic. India's poverty was behind his choice of garments: he wanted to identify with the lowest strata of society, the Harijans, now known as Dalits.
Disabled people under attack
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-01-25
In December, Ontario's Auditor-General, Bonnie Lysyk, issued a report that offers the province's right wing Tory government an opportunity to attack disabled people living in poverty. | Source…
Women Perform 12.5 Billion Hours of Unpaid Labor Every Day
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-01-24
The global economy is polarized on multiple dimensions. Even as the gap widens between the extremely poor and ultra-rich, a chronic economic divide persists between men and women. Millions of people subsist on an income of a few dollars a day, and billions of women work for nothing at all. | Oxfam's new report on global inequality
Rising inequality affecting 70% of the world
Amanda Mills | nationofchange.org | 2020-01-24
"The rise is far from inevitable and can be tackled at a national and international level."
Disabled People Under Attack
John Clarke | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-24
In December, Ontario's Auditor-General, Bonnie Lysyk, issued a report that offers the province's right wing Tory government an opportunity to attack disabled people living in poverty. Her report paints a picture of an Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) that …
Report: Israel Begins Selling Gas Destined for Gaza
IMEMC News & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-01-24
The severity of Gaza's humanitarian crisis is currently growing in magnitude, as a result of Israel tightening its 15-year long, illegal siege of the poverty-stricken Palestinian territory. Due to Israel's restriction of gas, prevented from entering the besieged coastal enclave, the people of Gaza are facing a lack of sufficient heating, …
World's Super Rich Meet in Davos to Discuss the Climate Change Problem they Created
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-01-22
Research has shown that the people most responsible for a warming planet were disproportionately the same people attending the summit and an increasing number of observers see climate change, inequality and capitalism as bound together.
23 Headlines Obscure Biden's Lies About Cutting Social Security
Joshua Cho | fair.org | 2020-01-22
Here's something many Americans would be very interested to know: Is a leading candidate in the Democratic primary a liar? And since a strong majority of Americans have consistently opposed cuts to Social Security, the country's most successful anti-poverty program, Democratic vot…
Even the Democrats Do Favors for the Rich
Gerald E. Scorse | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-21
In 2017 a Republican-controlled Congress passed a tax cut hugely tilted to corporations and the wealthy. In the waning days of 2019, the Democratic-controlled House did a kind of me-too. It pushed through a retirement bill with a provision that gives billions to those in the upper tiers. The House's gift to the well-off was …
Healthcare's a human right, not 'a privilege for the rich' UNAIDS argues at Davos
news.un.org | 2020-01-21
The UN agency devoted to ending AIDS as a public health threat is calling on top politicians and governments across the world to ensure the right to quality healthcare is upheld, and not just a privilege to be enjoyed by the wealthy.
Rising inequality affecting more than two-thirds of the globe, but it's not inevitable: new UN report
news.un.org | 2020-01-21
Inequality is growing for more than 70 per cent of the global population, exacerbating the risks of divisions and hampering economic and social development. But the rise is far from inevitable and can be tackled at a national and international level, says a flagship study released by the UN on Tuesday.
Nearly half a billion can't find decent work, unemployment set to rise: new UN labour report
news.un.org | 2020-01-20
Around half a billion people work fewer paid hours than they would like, or are not getting enough access to paid work, shows a study published by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Monday, which also forecasts that unemployment will rise by about 2.5 million this year.
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:…