What You Will Not Hear About Iraq

In occupied Iraq, the population living in urban slums has skyrocketed. Why haven’t we heard more about this shocking statistic?

Down and Out…in America

We have a long-term growth in income disparity between rich and middle-class, which has since been mostly obscured by the recent meltdown.

Skewed Priorities

Skewed Priorities

The approximately $4.1 trillion that the United States and European governments have committed to bail out financial firms is 40 times the money they’re spending to fight climate and poverty crises in the developing world.

Free Film Event:  The End of Poverty?

Free Film Event: The End of Poverty?

Please join us for the Washington screening of "The End of Poverty?" This daring film that takes a hard look at world poverty and challenges capitalism and the American way. In a world of plenty, why are so many families around the world still living in abject poverty? This is the question at the heart of this thought-provoking documentary by filmmaker Philippe Diaz.

The feature-length documentary — which won critical acclaim at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and is narrated by actor Martin Sheen — will be theatrically released in the U.S. in March 2009. It will be previewed in the Washington area as part of Stand Up Against Poverty, an international event to raise awareness about the plight of the poor. There will be time for discussion and questions after the film with Diaz and several poverty experts. The film will also be screened as part of the event in London, Morocco, Sao Paulo and Sydney.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to povertyfilmscreening@gmail.com.


Postcard from…Freetown

Postcard from…Freetown

In countries like Sierra Leone, AFRICOM is definitely not the answer to Africa’s challenges.

The Second Shockwave

The global economic crisis is just now hitting the developing world — with devastating effects.

Laos: Power Trumps Reform

Without political reform, Laos will continue to be mired in debt and poverty, argues Ronald Bruce St John.