Families Wait Years For Housing Vouchers Due To Inadequate Funding

By Sonya Acosta And Erik Gartland, CBPP. -

Due to limited program funding, families struggling to afford housing that manage to get off the waiting list for a Housing Choice Voucher must typically wait for years before receiving a [...]

China Pulls Itself Out Of Poverty 100 Years Into Its Revolution

By Vijay Prashad and John Ross, Counterpunch. -

On February 25, 2021, China’s President Xi Jinping announced that his country of 1.4 billion people had pulled its people out of poverty as it is defined internationally. Since 1981, 853 [...]

Sandinista Nicaragua, More Dignified And Victorious Than Ever

By Carlos Fonseca Terán, Tortilla Con Sal. -

Nor is Nicaragua news for being the country with the highest level of direct ownership of the means of production by the working class in the Western Hemisphere (more than 50% of GDP and nearly [...]

A Deadly Contradiction: The Root Of The US- China Conflict

By John V. Walsh, Popular Resistance. -

China’ overwhelming objective is clearly economic development, a policy to which it has hewed closely and which it declares for its future. That is no surprise; it is the dream of every [...]

State Of The World: Poverty Is Widespread

By Rod Driver, Global Research. -

The world’s population was about 7.8 billion people in 2020. About 2.2 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water, and over 4 billion do not have safe sanitation.(1) About 800 [...]

China Offers To Tutor Planet Following Extreme Poverty Elimination

By Morgan Artyukhina, Sputnik News. -

Home to nearly one-fifth of the world’s population, China’s social policies have a dramatic effect on humanity as a whole. Despite a shift toward allowing capitalist markets in the late 1970s, [...]

Neoliberalism Was Born In Chile; Neoliberalism Will Die In Chile

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

Daniel Jadue is the mayor of Recoleta, a commune that is part of the expanding city of Santiago, Chile. His office is on the sixth floor of a municipal building in whose lower reaches one can [...]

Women’s Leadership In The Global Recovery From The COVID-19 Pandemic

By Siddharth Chatterjee and Smriti Aryal, Inter Press Service. -

Beijing - Today is International Women’s Day (IWD), and the theme for this year’s celebration is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” We recognize the tremendous [...]

Real Unemployment Is Three Times What They’re Telling Us

By John Buell, Informed Comment. -

Southwest Harbor, Maine – As Congress gets set to debate the Biden Pandemic relief package, one of the favorite Republican lines is the contention that an economic recovery is already well [...]

Crisis In Buenaventura

By Maya Hernandez, Alliance for Global Justice. -

Buenaventura is the main port for Colombian foreign trade and the second largest city in the prosperous state of Valle del Cauca. Historically, the territory has been inhabited by [...]

Tales Of Resistance: Why Do The Poor Laugh?

By Jessica Dos Santos, Venezuelanalysis. -

In the middle of the holidays, the pipes in my apartment got clogged for the second time this year. On both occasions water was scarce for several days, and when it did arrive it brought so many [...]

US Suffers Sharpest Rise In Poverty Rate In More Than 50 Years

By Alex Tanzi and Catarina Saraiva, Chicago Tribune. -

The end of 2020 brought the sharpest rise in the U.S. poverty rate since the 1960s, according to a new study. Economists Bruce Meyer from the University of Chicago and James Sullivan of the [...]

The Failings Of Unemployment Insurance Are By Design

By Marty Hart-Landsberg, Reports From the Economic Front. -

Our unemployment insurance system has failed the country at a moment of great need.  With tens of millions of workers struggling just to pay rent and buy food, Congress was forced to pass two [...]

Martin Luther King’s Radical Anticapitalism

By Keeanga Yahmahtta-Taylor, The Paris Review. -

In a posthumously published essay, Martin Luther King, Jr. pointed out that the “black revolution” had gone beyond the “rights of Negroes.” The struggle, he said, is “forcing America to face all [...]

Martin Luther King’s Vision Of An Interconnected World

By Arthur Romano, Waging Nonviolence. -

We are facing converging global crises — a horrific pandemic, worsening economic inequality both in the United States and globally, climate change and the continuing scourge of systemic racism [...]