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 [...]

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 [...]