The draft might be gone, but not everyone volunteers for the same reasons. Inconsistent access to education, healthcare, or housing means marginalized communities are systemically pushed into military service to gain those benefits–especially poor students.
The mobilization has been ongoing since July 2018, leading to a partial report naming high-ranking government officials of mismanagement of PetroCaribe funds published at the end of May 2019.
The main reason Finland is the only country in Europe where homelessness is in decline: those affected by homelessness receive a state-funded small apartment and counselling right away — with no preconditions. 4 out of 5 people affected thus make their way back into a stable life. And it’s cheaper than accepting homelessness.
“It was a national and international coup d’etat… it’s a coup against lithium.”
“Tax penalties on extreme CEO-worker pay gaps would encourage large corporations to narrow their divides.”
Senator Bernie Sanders introduces his latest ambitious plan to tackle wealth and income inequality.
“Treating corruption as society’s only problem is a problem,” says Brazilian economist Luiz Gonzaga Belluzzo, who talks of the damage to the Brazilian economy caused by the Lava Jato and Carne Fraca investigations.
New analysis by the Congressional Budget Office finds that $15 in 2025 could raise the wages of 27.3 million low-wage workers and would increase the income of families who earn below three times the poverty rate by $21.9 billion.
Congress set a record this month: It’s now been nearly 10 years since lawmakers have raised the federal minimum wage, marking the longest period in history that it’s remained stagnant.
Each year, Congress approves hundreds of billions of dollars for the US defense budget—but the real number exceeds $1 trillion.
This is the longest losing streak since June 2011, and it is yet another indication that we have reached a major turning point.
A new study reveals that Trump’s animosity towards Venezuela has caused grave harm to most vulnerable Venezuelan social groups.
At least 60 companies reported 2018 federal tax rates amounting to effectively zero, or even less than zero, on U.S. pretax income, more than twice as many compared to previous years — a partial result of the 2017 Trump tax law — according to a new report.
Watch: From Colombia and Brazil, Kei Pritsker expounds on the decades of US meddling in South America that preceded the ongoing coup in Venezuela.
Some private companies are turning their attention to the need for clean drinking water by inventing machines that can literally extract water out of thin air.