Category Archives: Poverty

Left behind for economical emigration

Few years ago parents fled the Ceaușescu regime in Romania. Teodora Ana Mihai spends several months in the life of one such family where the kids are being left behind because of economic migration, as hundreds of thousands of citizens … Continue reading

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850 Calorie Challenge

+ + On the internet you may find a challenge which thousands of people have to face every day, day in day out. The number of crises around the world is far outpacing the level of funding for humanitarian operations, … Continue reading

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Americans honouring Labour Day when Wages are still putting someone below poverty level

President Barack Obama last Saturday in honour of Labour Day reminded workers across the country to not take hard-won labour rights for granted while again calling on republicans in Congress to join with democrats to raise the federal minimum wage … Continue reading

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Inequality, Injustice, Sustainability and the Free World Charter

In some previous postings I talked already about certain systems which cost our society a lot of money and work-hours but could be avoided. In Belgium the system of having Mutualities or health-insurance companies and Labour unions paying out money … Continue reading

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Anniversary of the 19th Amendment still a long way to go

Today, on the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day. When we look at the work-market we can see that still a lot is not all-right. The day-to-day operations of too many businesses and institutions still don’t … Continue reading

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Out and In-work poverty plus Mini jobs, Maxi-poverty

A few days ago in the ‘reading magazine’ “Ter Zake” on the Flemish Television channel Canvas an awful picture of Greece was given, contrary to the good news certain economical papers want to present of the country. thousands of people … Continue reading

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Subcutaneous power for humanity 5 Loneliness, Virtual and real friends

Happiness isn’t the easiest thing to find, but one place you’re guaranteed to find it is in a friend’s smile. Friendship attributes to happiness, and I would even dare to go further: “without friendship no happiness”. Lack of friends can … Continue reading

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Call to raise the wage

In several so called civilised countries we still may find people who have to work for wages which should put us to shame. Many people may look with Argus eyes to the New World where everything seems so much better … Continue reading

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Expanding opportunities for more American families

It is scandalous that in many so called ‘civilised countries’ people do have to work for just a few Euros, Dollars or Pounds. Wherever you look in Belgium at a construction site you shall see Polish workers, who have to … Continue reading

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Preparing for an important election

Grassroots support can be the difference between winning and losing elections. This year Belgium shall have to encounter one of the most important elections in its short history. People shall have to bring out their vote for the way they … Continue reading

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