Category: Poverty

Jason Hickel: The death of international development

Instead of placing our hope in development technocrats, we should take a cue from the new social movements – Occupy, the Indignados, the Arab Spring, the Chilean Winter, Idle No More – that are actively confronting power and imagining the new world to come

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Diana Johnstone: France Under the Influence

The Ambiguity of Charlie Hebdo

Jana Kasperkevic: More than half of US public school students live in poverty

Want to know the real state of the US economy? Visit a local public school and find out how many student qualify for free or reduced-price lunches

BBC News: Richest 1% will have more Wealth than rest of Humankind by 2016

The “explosion in inequality” is holding back the fight against global poverty

Robert H. Frank: Why have weddings and houses gotten so ridiculously expensive? Blame inequality

The encouraging news is that the profoundly wasteful spending patterns caused by rising income inequality could easily be changed. But that’s unlikely to happen until our political conversation begins to focus on inequality’s practical consequences

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Marina Sitrin: Threads of the New World: Spain’s Mortgage Victims Plataforma

Through direct democracy, direct action and mutual aid, PAH has been changing people’s lives from very concrete ways

Jason O'Hara: Repression as big business in pre-Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Big bucks are to be made in hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro — not least by repressing all voices of dissent

Les Leopold: The Finance Industry Is Gorging Itself on Your Future

Change becomes much more possible if and when we are able to transform every discussion about debt into a debate about creating public banks to replace Wall Street’s financial stranglehold

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Paul Street: A Tale of Two Protests

What a difference nine days can make in the life and death of a social movement

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Danny Schechter: Will The Greediest Support The Neediest?

Nowhere in any of this is a sense of what has happened to the economy with its great gaps and disparities, or the findings that New York is the most divided city in the world

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