Daily Archives: February 24, 2017

USA | A “Day of Truth” in the USA

On February 23 a group of US activists has organized a day of rallies in American cities, a “Day of Truth” about the Obama/George Soros foreign policy and their support of neo-fascist coup in the Ukraine in 2014. They also believe that Obama and Soros are attempting a coup right now against Donald Trump.

Morbid Inequality: Now Just SIX Men Have as Much Wealth as Half the World’s Population

by Paul Buchheit

Morbid Inequality: Now Just SIX Men Have as Much Wealth as Half the World’s Population
Yes, inequality is getting worse every year. In early 2016 Oxfam reported that just 62 individuals had the same wealth as the bottom half of humanity. About a year later Oxfam reported that just 8 men had the same wealth as the world’s bottom half. Based on the same methodology and data sources used by Oxfam, that number is now down to 6.
How to account for the dramatic increase in the most flagrant and perverse of extreme inequalities? Two well-documented reasons: (1) The poorest half (and more) of the world has continued to lose wealth; and (2) The VERY richest individuals — especially the top thousand or so — continue to add billions of dollars to their massive fortunes.
Inequality deniers and apologists say the Oxfam methodology is flawed, but they’re missing the big picture. Whether it’s 6 individuals or 62 or 1,000 doesn’t really matter. The data from the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Databook (GWD) and the Forbes Billionaire List provide the best available tools to make it clear that inequality is extreme and pathological and getting worse every year.

USA | Former Black Panther freed after 43 years in US prison

Albert Woodfox spent decades in solitary confinement but walked free after his murder conviction was overturned.

An US man kept in solitary confinement for 43 years has been released after his murder conviction was overturned on appeal.