A Program For A Future Society That We Will Build In The Present

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

In October 2021, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released a report that received barely any attention: the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index 2021, notably subtitled Unmasking [...]

We Know The Silver Bullet To Ending Poverty And Destitution

By Lee Camp, Scheer Post. -

Here’s how the world should operate in simple terms: A certain country or region or city or township or Hobbit hole tries something in order to help their society or group or hovel — if it works, [...]

US Isn’t Prepared For Climate Disasters That Push People Deeper Into Poverty

By Marina Lazetic and Karen Jacobsen, The Conversation. -

Despite years of preparations, New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell said there was no time to issue a mandatory evacuation order as Ida rapidly intensified into a powerful Category 4 hurricane. She [...]

Student Loan Payments Resume Soon, But Working Borrowers Aren’t Ready

By Ayelet Sheffey, Business Insider. -

On February 1, 2022, the relief student-loan borrowers have had since the start of the pandemic will be stripped away and they will be thrown back into repayment — whether they're ready or [...]

Soaring Food Prices Drive Hunger Around The World

By John Malvar, WSWS. -

The 2021 Global Hunger Index (GHI), published on Thursday, revealed soaring levels of hunger among the poor and working populations around the globe. The foreword, written by the heads of [...]

Movements In The US Call To Expand Healthcare Access

By Zoe Alexandra, People's Dispatch. -

Organizations across the United States organized protests, cultural activities, community kitchens, teach-ins, and other actions about the issue of healthcare access in the US from September [...]

Solely Because Of The Increasing Disorder

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

A few days ago, I spoke to a senior official at the World Health Organisation (WHO). I asked her if she knew how many people lived their lives on our planet without shoes. The reason I asked her [...]

The Political Economy Of Racial Inequality

By Touré F. Reed, Dissent Magazine. -

In 1965, in response to President Lyndon B. Johnson’s anemic War on Poverty legislation, the labor and civil rights leaders A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin joined with Leon Keyserling, the [...]

Nicaragua Launches Plan To Fight Poverty And Promote Human Development

By Teri Mattson and John Perry, Popular Resistance. -

Ivan Acosta is Nicaragua’s minister of housing and public credit, with responsibility for key aspects of government planning. In July, he presented the country’s new “National Plan for the Fight [...]

Show Children The Green Fields And Let The Sunshine Into Their Minds

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

Exactly two years ago, I walked with my colleagues from Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research through the Camp Marielle Vive (‘Marielle Lives’) outside of Valinhos in the state of São [...]

The Eradication Of Extreme Poverty In China

By Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

On 25 February 2021, the Chinese government announced that extreme poverty had been abolished in China, a country of 1.4 billion people. This historic victory is a culmination of a [...]

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 [...]