Daily Archives: February 20, 2017

Ukraine | One million Ukrainian children now need aid as number doubles over past year – UNICEF

As the volatile conflict in eastern Ukraine enters its fourth year, one million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance – nearly double the number this time last year, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported.

USA | Woman forced to give birth on floor of Macomb County, Michigan jail cell

By Nick Rodriguez

An incident that took place last year, only recently made public, in the Macomb County Jail in Mount Clemens, Michigan is the latest in a string of events that has shed light on some of the harsh realities of life for the working class in suburban Detroit and similar communities throughout the US.

Inequality after 150 years of Capital

by Michael Roberts

I have written many posts on the level and changes in inequality of wealth and incomes, both globally and within countries.  There has been a ‘wealth’ of empirical studies showing rising inequality in incomes and wealth in most capitalist economies in the last century.