Record Deaths Amid Duerte’s US-funded Crackdown on Philippines’ Poor

Rights defender Cristina Palabay of Karapatan told MintPress she sees Washington’s hand in the violence as Manila wages its war on poor communities to protect corporate profits.

Activists in Quezon city protest President Rodrigo Duterte's militarized push for big mining firms and plantations making 2017 the bloodiest year for environmental defenders." Bullit Marquez | AP

MANILA – As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte enters his third year in office, his administration has earned the ignominious distinction of ushering in the country’s ranking as the deadliest country for environmental and lands rights defenders in Asia. It’s just the latest indicator of Manila’s careless, if often hostile, attitude toward the

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The Richest 10 Percent Now Control 89 Percent Of The World’s Wealth

Meanwhile, the top 1 percent have more wealth than the poorest half of the world’s adults.

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As global crises of climate change, forced migration and conflict continue to heat up, battering the planet’s most vulnerable, the age-old story remains true: the world’s rich keep getting richer, and the poor keep getting poorer, and the trend is only expected to continue, according to a new report released Tuesday. The Global Wealth Report

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What Donald Trump Gets Wrong About ‘Inner Cities’ And Poverty In America

Contrary to Trump’s rhetoric, the majority of black Americans no longer live in the so-called ‘inner cities,’ and rural and suburban poverty are a growing issue in America that he seems to ignore.

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MINNEAPOLIS --- Donald Trump frequently attempts to court minority voters by promising to improve conditions in America’s “inner cities.” These appeals have not only largely failed to attract non-white voters -- or, as Trump insists on referring to them, “the African-Americans” and “the Latinos” -- these statements also highlight Trump’s

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For Nebraska’s Poor, Getting Sick Means Getting Sued

Predatory collection agencies are garnishing wages from the poor over already paid debts.

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Two years ago, the president of Credit Management Services, a collection agency in Grand Island, Nebraska, presented a struggling local family with the keys to a used 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis. To commemorate the donation, the company held a ceremony that concluded outside its offices, where the couple and their two young girls could try out their

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The Richest Americans Now Live 10-15 Years Longer Than The Poorest

Deeply unequal societies, researchers have documented over the past four decades, generate far more of these stresses than more equal societies.

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Rich people live longer than poor people. No big news there — we’ve known that health tracks wealth for quite some time now. But here’s what we haven’t known: The life-expectancy gap between rich and poor in the United States is actually accelerating. Since 2001, American men among the nation’s most affluent 5 percent have seen their

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Almost One-Third Of Children Live In Poverty In ‘The Richest Nation In The World’

Even the standard measurement of poverty, the “poverty line,” fails to accurately reflect the struggles of modern Americans to make ends meet.

A women sits with her son for dinner in their new sparsely furnished apartment, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in New York. After leaving her husband who beat her for years, she and her little boy spent the next three years homeless because she couldn’t afford New York City rents. About one third of American children are now living in poverty. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

AUSTIN, Texas --- The financial collapse of 2008 and the absence of true economic recovery in the years since has left millions more children in poverty than before the recession. About 22 percent of American children live in poverty, and even that figure may not fully account for all those who are struggling. According to the annual Kids Count

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