poverty


The World Bank’s Poverty Illusion

“What would you estimate is the minimum amount of money you need to get by every day? $100? $50? The figure, of course, depends very much on where you live and what you’re used to spending…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: The Chronicle, Sierra County Prospect, The Smirking Chimp, Fergus Falls Journal, Counterpunch, LA Progressive
Date: August 12,14,19,2020
1123 Words

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What it Really Takes to Secure Peace in Afghanistan

“Constant military surveillance of Afghans yields almost no real intelligence about the problems they face each day. An unusual group of volunteers uses a far different approach…”

Kathy Kelly
Published in: The Progressive, Truthout, Bainbridge Island Review, South Coast Today, Counter Currents, Popular Resistance, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Gilmer Free Press, The News International, Common Dreams, West Side Gazette, The Sunburg News, Gorilla Radio Blog, LA Progressive, Toward Freedom
Date: February 12,13,14,17,19,23,24,2019
952 Words

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The Shame of the One Percent Continues

“Speaking at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Sir David Attenborough called on government and business leaders to support, with practical plans…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: Bainbridge Island Review, The Journal Tribune, Siuslaw News, The Smirking Chimp, Sierra County Prospect, The Sunburg News, Counterpunch
Date: January 21,22,23,27,28,2019
350 Words

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The United States is First in War, But Trailing in Crucial Aspects of Modern Civilization

“Maybe those delirious crowds chanting “USA, USA” have got something. When it comes to military power, the United States reigns supreme. Newsweek reported in March 2018:…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: The Sunburg News, Counterpunch, Daily Kos, Common Dreams, Popular Resistance, Portside, Bainbridge Island Review, Stories in the News, The Reader Magazine, Z Net, LA Progressive, The Russophile, Press & Journal, Information Clearing House, Lassen County Times, Gilmer Free Press, Sierra County Prospect
Date: December 29,30,2018, January 1,2,11,12,2019
938 Words

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