Economy

A Big Victory of The Greek People!

by Aris Anagnos For the third time within nine months the people of Greece  were called to the polls on September 20. In January, for the first time, the people of Greece were able to vote a progressive leftwing government into power, SYRIZA, the Coalition of the Radical Left. Previous attempts at the end of…

End Corporate Dollar Democracy!

By Peter Mathews Since the 70s, campaigns of elected officials by both major parties have been financed almost entirely by wealthy special interests and corporate lobbyists in the Top 1%. More than $6.2 billion was raised and spent in 2012 for Congress and the president. More than 80% was donated by the top half-of-one percent,…

85 Billionaires and the Better Half

by Michael Parenti An urban slum in Hanoi, Viet Nam. (Photo: Flickr / United Nations / Creative Commons)The world’s 85 richest individuals possess as much wealth as the 3.5 billion souls who compose the poorer half of the world’s population, or so it was announced in a report by Oxfam International. The assertion sounds implausible…

March 2014 Calendar

Pussy Riot Being Followed by the Moscow Police Change Links March 2014 Calendar Volunteer: Change-Links Change-Links needs a VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR to assist John in bringing together people to determine the necessary resources for continuing CL with the permanent, reliable status it enjoyed for over 20 years. The VC and all other positions are unpaid due…

Poverty Nation

Poverty nation: How America created a low-wage work swamp For decades, both parties supplanted a push for higher wages with well-intended public aid. The result: calamity Joan Walsh   2013 is the year many Americans discovered the crisis of the working poor. It turns out it’s also the crisis of the welfare poor. That’s tough…

It’s Still Class Warfare

Pretend All You Like, It’s Still Class Warfare by DAVID MACARAY It’s an old joke, but it bears repeating: An Oxford professor meets a former student on the street. He asks what he’s been up to lately. The student tells him he’s working on a doctoral thesis about the survival of the class system in the…

The Real Numbers: Half of America in Poverty

The Real Numbers: Half of America in Poverty — and It’s Creeping Upward The Census Bureau has reported that one out of six Americans lives in poverty. A shocking figure. But it’s actually much, much worse. May 26, 2013  | The  HYPERLINK “http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/about/overview/” \t “_blank” Census Bureau has reported that 15% of Americans live in poverty….

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