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U.S. Ranks 23rd Out of 30 Developed Countries for Inequality

U.S. Ranks 23rd Out of 30 Developed Countries for Inequality
A comprehensive index from the World Economic Forum finds that for such a rich country, America isn't doing all that well at creating prosperity. THE GUARDIAN, JAN 16, 2017 CARLO ALLEGRI / REUTERS The United States is one of the richest countries in the world. It is also one of the most unequal. As a report released today shows, the U.S. ranks 23 out of 30 developed nations in a measure known as the “inclusive development index,” which factors in data on income, health, poverty, and sustainability. The index comes from the World Economic Forum, whose annual summit is taking place in Davos this we

The Great Class Struggle, the Democratic Social Front, and the Problems of the Communists, Ilya Znamensky (United Communist Party of Russia)

The Great Class Struggle, the Democratic Social Front, and the Problems of the Communists 21 July 2018 1. Today, a great class battle is unfolding in Russia. The ruling class is leading an unprecedented attack on the social rights of the population, on the interests of the absolute majority of the people - workers and employees, intellectuals and students, entrepreneurs and the self-employed. Accepted by the ruling "United Russia" in the first reading, raising the retirement age threatens to deprive 10-15 million people of their pensions, throw 10-15 million unemployed into the market. And this is against the backdrop of a severe economic crisis, rising prices and tariffs! Fierce competition among workers inevitably leads to a fall in wages, the collapse of labor standards, the deterioration of the demographic situation, the growth of interethnic conflicts, a new frenzy. The oligarchy is embarking on a robbery of the people, and the people clearly see this, in spite of all the d…

CORRECTING THE RECORD: WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING IN NICARAGUA? Kevin Zeese & Nils McCune | Jul 20, 2018

CORRECTING THE RECORD: WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING IN NICARAGUA? Posted by  | Jul 20, 2018 By Kevin Zeese and Nils McCune, Popular Resistance July 10, 2018 There is a great deal of false and inaccurate information about Nicaragua in the media. Even on the left, some have simply repeated the dubious claims of CNN and Nicaragua’s oligarchic media to support the removal of President Ortega. The narrative of nonviolent protesters versus anti-riot squads and pro-government paramilitaries has not been questioned by international media. This article seeks to correct the record, describe what is happening in Nicaragua and why. As we write this, the coup seems to be failing, people have rallied for peace (as this massive march for peace held Saturday, July 7 showed) and the truth is coming out (e.g., the weapons cache discovered in a Catholic Church on July 9th). It is important to understand what is occurring because Nicaragua’s is an example of the types of violent coups the US and the we…