Climate change sparks tension in India’s tea gardens

[Here we see another example of how global climate change disproportionately affects the poor in the third world.  Tea workers in Assam make about $2 US per day.  These tea firms would probably resist pay raises for their workers regardless of the worsening crop conditions, but the reality of climate change gives them a convenient... Continue Reading →

Time running out for wild elephants say experts

[Capitalism creates and sustains the market for ivory jewelry, resulting in the potential extinction of one of Earth's most majestic creatures. As Leading Lights, we are obligated to care for the Earth and all its inhabitants. These vulnerable species must be protected. -Uziel] Kasane (Botswana) (AFP) - African elephants could be extinct in the wild... Continue Reading →

Poor farmers bear heavy burden from increased natural disasters

[Capitalism and Imperialism are directly responsible for the maldevelopment that cause these natural disasters to disproportionately affect poor peoples.  It is also quite possible that the misuse of our environment by the capitalist-imperialists is changing the Earth's climate, causing these phenomena to become more severe and more frequent. -Uziel] ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Economic... Continue Reading →

Africans say growth has not improved their lives

[Capitalist and technological "development" has not improved the standard of living for Africans. Capitalist "development" is really just underdevelopment. Capitalist "development" in today's world is about securing and increasing First World, imperial privilege. The people of the Third World suffer in order for the First World to thrive. -- NP] Africans say growth has not... Continue Reading →

South African whites earn 6 times more than blacks

[Marx, Engels, Lenin, and other classic authors all began to write about the bourgeoisification of segments of the workers. The Leading Light with its global class analysis reached new scientific heights. Even after years of rule by African politicians, Africans are still suffering gross inequalities. Even tough apartheid has been technically eliminated, it still casts... Continue Reading →

Who are the one percent?

Who are the one percent? (new-power.org) This is an interesting poster we found online at globalequality.me. We do not know who made it, but we like the sentiment. The numbers aren't exactly correct. Most Americas fall within the top 10% globally, almost all fall within the top 15%. Now, change will come from the bottom... Continue Reading →

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