poverty
A mass grave of hundreds of poor and oppressed people found in Mississippi

The extent of the mass grave became widely known after a Black man was run over by a police vehicle and buried in an unmarked grave, unbeknownst to his family

Concerns grow over global cholera trends

The number of cholera cases worldwide continues to grow, with countries in eastern and southern Africa being the most heavily affected. Experts call for improving access to hygiene and clean water and are concerned about the shortage of vaccines

Carbon emissions from richest 1% pose fatal threat to humanity

The richest 1% of the world’s population has emitted the same amount of carbon as the poorest two-thirds. The emissions by the ultra-wealthy in 2019 alone were enough to kill 1.3 million people

When we speak about humanity we speak about socialism, says leader of South African shack dwellers’ movement

Thapelo Mohapi, General Secretary of Abahlali baseMjondolo, speaks to Peoples Dispatch on the eve of the International Dilemmas of Humanity conference

We can do better than the Sustainable Development Goals model

In this interview, Vijay Prashad points out how summits on sustainable development goals often end with only calls for increasing funding which serves merely as band-aid. Ending hunger, poverty, and the other crises of our time requires greater political will and structural changes

Dutch protests rising poverty Socialists in the Netherlands accuse government of failing to combat rising poverty

Proposals in the 2024 budget presented by the caretaker government on Prince’s Day have been deemed as inadequate to mitigate the rise in poverty amid a severe cost of living and housing crisis

SDG summit Eradication of poverty an indispensable goal, says declaration of Sustainable Development Goals summit

Transfer of funds to developing countries, restructuring of debt, and greater adherence to multilateral norms and regulations without resorting to hegemonic practices are essential preconditions for the achievement of SDG targets

Capitalists want to see “pain in the economy.” For US workers, the pain is already here

After pandemic-era aid expired, the child poverty rate more than doubled and the US saw the highest year-to-year jump in poverty on record

Senegal protests As Senegal organizes troops to invade Niger, violence mars ‘constitutional order’ within its own borders

Senegalese opposition figure Ousmane Sonko has been on hunger strike for over two weeks against his indictment on new charges. Widely considered the main opposition contender for the 2024 elections, Sonko’s arrest has sparked deadly protests amid anti-government and anti-French anger

Maui wildfire devastation exposes the legacy of colonialism

The worst natural disaster in Hawaiian history is still blazing, where Indigenous residents are being pushed out of their homes

BlackRock is a “modern day Dutch East India Company” say activists

US-based organizations gather in front of the BlackRock headquarters in New York City to demand the asset holder cancel USD 220 million of Zambia’s debt

AMLO’s pro-working class policies are why poverty decreased in Mexico

The sensible policies taken by AMLO’s government are the reason for a significant reduction in poverty—yet mainstream media claims the causes are “unclear”