New analysis of global inequality shows that the income gap between people in rich and poor countries is far wider than policymakers are willing to admit.
My explanation of the origin of an important revolutionary slogan has been widely accepted.
Historians have offered various explanations, none of which really work. Ian Angus traces an important socialist slogan to its unexpected source.
Contrary to the critics of ‘catastrophism,’ building an effective counterforce to the multiple crises we face requires us to get apocalyptic.
Global poverty is much worse than the UN’s spin doctored story. The global poverty headcount has increased, and the triumphalist narrative is a lie.
Book Review: Capitalism is responsible for a class-based genocide that targets the poor, particularly in the global south
99% of disease caused by climate change occurs in developing countries, and 88% of that affects children under age 5
Over 32 million people were forced to flee their homes in 2012 by climate- and weather-related events
Driven from their farms by climate change, brickworkers near luxurious Kathmandu are dying slowly in an air pollution disaster zone
In the world’s richest country, banks destroy good food while children go hungry
77 million Bangladeshis are drinking arsenic-affected water. The arsenic is naturally occurring, but the failure to stop it, and the resulting health disaster, have deep social causes.
“You’ve thrown the worst fear that can ever be hurled, Fear to bring children into the world”
To enable corporate land grabs, indigenous peoples in Ethiopia are being driven off their fertile ancestral lands and forced into new villages where there is little access to food or arable land.
In many of the countries where millions are starving, multinationals and foreign governments have taken over prime land for export crops, squeezing out small farmers
For developing countries, a future of more frequent and intense extreme weather, reducing food availability and raising prices, means a downward spiral of worsening food insecurity and deepening poverty.
Unprecedented floods have destroyed homes, livelihoods and crops … and the resulting poverty and debt is creating a generation of undernourished children
The answer to the question “Can capitalism solve global warming?” is “Yes, but you really won’t like the solution!”
21st Century Barbarism is driven by men in suits
A descent into barbarism is not a distant danger: for billions of people around the world, it is the present reality of life under capitalist “business as usual.”