Thursday, October 28, 2021

Tag: poor

The truth about the Trump economy

Instead of an “economic boom,” most Americans are experiencing declines in all these dimensions of their lives.

Share the wealth? We can start now – here’s how

Corporations have, in effect, become inequality’s single most powerful engine. We need to slow that engine down.

Recent disasters reveal racial discrimination in FEMA aid process

But if the FEMA response to recent disasters is any indication, storm victims could face barriers in securing federal aid – especially if they're not white.

America’s bullies

In recent years America has become a culture of bullying – the wealthier over the poorer, CEOs over workers, those with privilege and pedigree over those without, the whiter over the browner and blacker, men over women.

New data paint an unpleasant picture of poverty in the US

The bad news is that poverty still exceeds the 11.3 percent rate of 2000 and far too many people are poor in a country that is so rich.

When profit drives us, community suffers

We evolved to be connected to nature and to one another, but our exploitative global economy is severing those relations.

The capitalist manifesto: Let poor people die

Market-happy illusionists keep spouting nonsense about a healthy economy built on today's capitalism.

After long career bailing out big banks, Obama Treasury Secretary Tim...

"Your economy, rigged to redistribute wealth to the top."

2018 update: More evidence that half of Americans are in or...

By any rational definition of poverty, half of our country's households are dealing with it.

50 years after MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign, 2,500+ arrested over 6...

"We’ve invited the people to speak for themselves, because I think it’s time for a revolution."

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Personal interview: Abby Martin what are the prospects for peace?

Abby Martin is an American journalist, TV presenter and activist who continues her work opposing imperialism and promoting peace, as an independent filmmaker and journalist.

Despite cutbacks, ExxonMobil continues to fund climate science denial

ExxonMobil has spent more than $39 million to manufacture doubt about climate science.

‘Bottom line,’ says Bernie Sanders, deal must include Medicare expansion, lower drug prices

"Congress must finally have the courage to stand up to the greed of Big Pharma."

‘All you have to do is follow the money’: Ilhan Omar rebukes corporate...

“It is corporate greed, and the lawmakers who serve them,” argues the Minnesota Democrat, “who are betraying the values of our party and the American people.”

The persecution of Steven Donziger

“Why am I the one being locked up? I helped hold [Chevron] accountable.”