Tag Archives: Poverty

Ebola and Poverty

Once again, Africa is in the news because of death, massacres, and horror: wars, mass displacements, famine, migration, shipwrecks, and illness. And, once again, the cause of such injustice and pain – the profit of multinational corporations – is kept … Continue reading

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MEXICO: CNTE, Zapatistas & CRAC-PC Unite Around Ayotzinapa

Three social movements that have represented the hopes of Mexican people for autonomy and justice in recent years have been the CNTE teaching union, the Zapatistas, and the community police forces of the CRAC-PC. Strongest in the southern states of … Continue reading

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MEXICO: Indigenous People of Chiapas Oppose Megaprojects

Communique from September 1st, 2014   To the people of Mexico and the world, To the national and international press, To national and international civil society groups, To human rights organisations, To adherents of the Sixth Declaration, To social organisations, … Continue reading

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MEXICO: Six Reasons Why Indigenous Communities Are Opposed to the San Cristóbal-Palenque Motorway

July 31st, 2014   In Chiapas, Mexico, there are plans to build a motorway between San Cristóbal de Las Casas and Palenque – two of the most important tourist sites in the state. The Department of Infrastructure and Communications in … Continue reading

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SPAIN: Open the Wall … Close the Wall

“Avalanche”; “Invasion of Foreigners”; “80,000 Sub-Saharans Hoping to Jump the Fences of Ceuta and Melilla and Cross the Straits into Europe”; “Is It Too Much to Ask That They Don’t Come Illegally?”   Above are some of the phrases used … Continue reading

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The Mexican People Judge the State

The Mexican Chapter of the Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) (www.tppmexico.org) was born in 2011 ‘from below’ and, for that reason, has not appeared in the country’s main media outlets – focussed as they are on counter-information and misinformation. As a … Continue reading

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JRF Essays on Poverty

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Prospect magazine have published nineteen essays on Poverty.  The JRF is a funder of research for social change in the UK which aims to reduce poverty and strengthen communities.   Below are some quotes … Continue reading

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MEXICO: The New Year Advance of the Autodefensas in Michoacán

08/01/14 – In the main square of the Parácuaro municipality of Michoacán, citizens showed their support for the community autodefensas (Self-Defence Forces), which had arrived the previous Saturday to fight off the Caballeros Templarios (‘Knights Templar’ Cartel) that controlled the … Continue reading

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SPAIN: Exodus (The Civil War)

I have just finished reading ‘Éxodo’, the testimonial of a woman who escaped Spain as Franco’s forces were approaching victory in the Spanish Civil War. A painful and emotional story of horrors, fear, exploitation, and poverty, it also shows the … Continue reading

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Why I Am A Socialist

I am a socialist because I believe it is evident that capitalism, and its emphasis on the ‘race to the bottom’, brings out the worst in human beings. Pushing wages to the ground so that most workers of the world … Continue reading

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