Tag Archives: poverty

World’s 100 richest earned enough in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times over

The world’s 100 richest people earned a stunning total of $240 billion in 2012 – enough money to end extreme poverty worldwide four times over, Oxfam has revealed, adding that…

Arundhati Roy: We Call This Progress

(From a speech at the Earth at Risk conference, Roy on the misuses of democracy and the revolutionary power of exclusion.) I don’t know how far back in history to…

Africa can cash in on its Mineral Wealth

Many of the fastest-growing countries in the world are in Africa, the poorest continent on the planet, but the potential for recently-discovered resources to generate broad-based inclusive development opportunities is…

China’s Invisible Scourge – One Million Children Living On The Streets

GUIZHOU – Last week in Bijie, in the mountainous Guizhou Province, five street children who’d taken refuge from the cold in a large rubbish bin were found dead of suffocation. It has sparked…

India: Dead last in nutrition

Save the Children study on nutrition ranks India below everybody but Congo and Yemen — with which it’s tied for dead last. India ranks dead last when it comes to…

Poverty and Rising Social Inequality in India

The issue of poverty keeps rearing its inconvenient head in India. The Planning Commission tends to keep on shifting the poverty line, but it is always at a ludicrously low…

350 Million Indian Families Starve As Politicians Loot $14.5 BIllion In Food

Ram Kishen, 52, half-blind and half- starved, holds in his gnarled hands the reason for his hunger: a tattered card entitling him to subsidized rations that now serves as a symbol of India’s…

INDIA’S URBAN SLUMS: Rising Social Inequalities, Mass Poverty and Homelessness

Former World Bank and UN official Manmohan Singh was never projected as India’s Prime Minister; he was imposed on 1.2 billion hapless Indians. Former World Bank [WB] major domo Montek…