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April 8, 2015 |
Strike provoked by Crown Holdings is symptomatic of austerity agenda and business model that foster income inequality.
| March 31, 2015

Francine Pelletier: 'Violence against women is the Western world's dirty little secret'

Photo: Elvira Truglia

Not even one headline calling out an "attack on feminists" or "assault on women or equal rights," remembers award-winning journalist Francine Pelletier as she speaks about the 1989 Montreal Massacre.

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March 30, 2015 |
The IMF makes it clear that inequality can hurt society by allowing the wealthy to manipulate the economic and political systems in their favour, and this is where government action is required.
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No moving up: Time to recreate the American dream

Photo: 'Our Kids' book cover

Robert Putnam thinks the USA can be fixed. His book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, released this week, offers a diagnosis of what has gone wrong in his homeland. He wants Democrats and Republicans alike to respond.

Equality of opportunity is supposed to be there for all, so Americans can rise above the station of their parents. It happened to Putnam and many of his high school classmates in Port Clinton, Ohio. It is not happening today in Ohio, or Michigan, or elsewhere in America.

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March 4, 2015 |
From 1980–2005, average household income in the poorest 10 per cent of neighbourhoods increased by only two per cent compared to incomes in the richest 10 per cent of neighbourhoods that rose by 80.
| March 3, 2015
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