In testimony to a House committee this week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez argued that the current U.S. administration does not want to recognise the level of poverty in America "because if we did, it would be a national scandal."
A sophisticated Italian food system is placing a heavy burden on Italy’s workers and farmers, an independent UN human rights expert has concluded, following an 11-day visit to the country that many regard as the world’s food capital.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations issued '30 articles on the 30 articles' that summarise this historic document. Below we republish the backgrounders about the economic and social rights which are central to our campaigning activities at STWR.
With its latest pronouncements on the threat of rising inequality, can we expect to see an International Monetary Fund that firmly rejects the austerity policies it has historically pushed? Unfortunately not, explains Sam Pizzigati for Inequality.org.
The World Social Report 2020, published by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, shows that income inequality has increased in most developed countries, and some middle-income countries including China.