Sonntag, 2. Juni 2013

Seven Companies Polluting the World Without Consequences

S.E. Smith, Care2: Companies across the globe freely dump toxic substances into the environment, often leaving residents and governments with the bill for cleaning up the pollution, a process that may take decades. Here are some of the worst offenders.

Rückschläge für Monsanto

Der Agrochemie-Konzern Monsanto hat beschlossen, die Markteinführung seiner gentechnisch veränderten Produkte in Europa nicht weiter voranzutreiben.


Monsanto gibt Kampf für ''Gentechnik'' in Europa auf

Top 1% Now Controls 39% of World s Wealth

The wealthiest 1 percent now control 39 percent of the world's wealth, and their share is likely to grow in the coming years, according to a new report.

Hungry Britain: welfare cuts leave more than 500,000 people forced to use food banks, warns Oxfam

More than half a million Britons have resorted to using food banks to stave off hunger and destitution, the Government has been warned.

New Report Finds 1 in 6 in U.S. are Going Hungry


As Republicans move to cut billions of dollars in funding for food stamps, a new report finds one in six Americans live in a household that cannot afford adequate food.

Wealth from economic ''recovery'' has gone to the richest Americans

The wealth of the rich has surpassed pre-recession highs, while that of the vast majority has stagnated. In other words, the net impact of the crisis has been an aggregate transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich.

''Rich People Don t Create Jobs''


Anyone who s ever run a business knows that hiring more people is a capitalist s course of last resort, something we do only when increasing customer demand requires it. In this sense, calling ourselves job creators isn t just inaccurate, it s disingenuous.

Seniors in 48 states face serious income shortage

Only seniors in Nevada and Hawaii have median annual incomes that meet the savings benchmark commonly recommended by financial planners. Typically, planners recommend that retirees save enough to replace at least 70% of their pre-retirement income.

US Senate bill cuts $4 billion from food stamp program

The Democratic-controlled US Senate passed a $500 billion, five-year farm bill on Monday that would cut $4 billion over a decade from food stamps, known today as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

6 Unbelievable Ways the Big Banks Are Scamming You

This week, ProPublica released a report detailing the shocking ways that Bank of America has been pushing homeowners into foreclosure. Employees lied about documentation and falsified paperwork to force families out of their homes.

Nearly 1 in 6 Americans Receives Food Stamps

Food-stamp use rose 2.8% in the U.S. in April from a year earlier, with more than 15% of the U.S. population receiving benefits.

The Decline Of Breadwinner Jobs Has Resulted In The Longest Bread Lines In American History

By Michael Snyder

As the number of good jobs continues to decline, the number of Americans that cannot take care of themselves without government assistance continues to explode.

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Where the big money comes from

The Rothschild Family, total war and global poverty


Government Against the People: It Gets Worse In the Late Stages


Undercounting the Poor

Jeannette Wicks-Lim, Dollars & Sense: A new measure being introduced to address poverty has some new improvements, but continues to ignore the large swath of Americans who suffer from poverty.

How Hunger Hurts Everyone

Bill Moyers, Moyers & Company: Kristi Jacobson and Mariana Chilton explain to Moyers how hunger and food insecurity hit people from every walk of life.

Blinded by the Stereotype Spotlight

P.L. Thomas, The Becoming Radical: Ill-informed conclusions about generational poverty must be abandoned in order to see clearly how we can address inequality today.

Collapsing Investment and the Great Recession

Gerald Friedman, Dollars & Sense: The worst economic crisis since the 1930s, our current Great Recession came after a long period of declining investment and a break in the linkage between corporate profits and new investment.

Concentrated, Privatized Wealth or Shared Prosperity and Economic Democracy?

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance: We are in a time of transition, an era that will define the next economy. One thing is clear: It is going to take action from below to create an economy that puts people and the planet before profits.


Do Wall Street and the 1 Percent Thrive at the Expense of Our Kids?

A Call to Bust Up the Megabanks

Confronting Congressional Hunger Games

Just a quarter of Britons back Hague arming rebels in Syria

Nearly three quarters (72%) believe that the UK can no longer afford to act as a major military power. More than two thirds (69%) believe that the UK should restrict the military to protecting UK territory and humanitarian aid in times of crisis.

From Information Clearing House

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