Daily Archives: October 27, 2018

Central American Exodus: U.S. Imperialism Is Responsible for the Forced Migration!

Since October 13, a caravan of approximately 7,000 people, mostly from Honduras, has been heading to the United States, fleeing poverty and violence. On their journey to seek asylum in the U.S., they must cross through Mexican territory. Trump has threatened to militarize the U.S.-Mexico border and shut it down if the Mexican government does not stop the caravan.

Two Authorities, One Way, Zero Dissent

Arbitrary Arrest and Torture Under the Palestinian Authority and Hamas

Summary

In the 25 years since Palestinians gained a degree of self-rule over the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, their authorities have established machineries of repression to crush dissent, including through the use of torture.

The IMF and World Bank: Aiding and abetting inequality in Asia

Asia continues to draw attention as the “most important engine of global growth,” according to IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde. Yet, as growth on the continent intensifies, countries are also experiencing deepening income and wealth inequality. Income disparities in 11 economies – about four-fifths of the region’s population – are widening, and while inequality gaps within countries are closing elsewhere, they have been growing in Asia. By the World Bank’s own account, “inequality in Indonesia has reached historically high levels,” with the wealthiest 10 per cent consuming as much as the poorest 54 per cent in 2014, which is an increase from 42 per cent in 2002.