Tag Archives: Poverty

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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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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Capitalism downfall

Today’s 1% are squeezing the blood out of the middle class, creating conditions of predictable eco collapse. In 2009 the American political writer, historian, and culture critic, Michael Parenti wrote that after the overthrow of communist governments in Eastern Europe, … Continue reading

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European Year for combating poverty spurred mobilisation and commitment

European Year for combating poverty spurred mobilisation and commitment: focus must now shift to delivery 15/03/2012 The European Commission adopted a report on the implementation and results of the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion 2010. The report … Continue reading

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1985-2012 Poverty in Europe

From bad to worse The number of poor people in Europe had increased from 38 million in 1975 to 44 million in 1985. {Interim report on the 2° European Poverty Programme – EU Commission 1989} But soon this figure went … Continue reading

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Ability for a community to come back from a crisis

When we look at world history we can see that the world encountered many crisis, one more bad than the other, one being on an economical part, another on the human side, another concerning the environment. Some crisis brought the … Continue reading

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Nearly 50 milion poor North Americans

You would not think it possible, but from the newly released ciphers we can find a record number of Americans — 49.1 million — which are poor. The  first-ever supplemental poverty new census measure takes for the first time into … Continue reading

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Anti-Crisis anger calling out

At last, in many countries there seem to be people who want to let hear their voice, making it clear they had quite enough of this system where certain folks can keep enjoying good life at the cost of others. … Continue reading

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Violence against disabled children

The life of children with disabilities is surrounded by stigma, discrimination, cultural  prejudices, ill- perceptions and shocking invisibility. Unfortunately, it is also dramatically marked by heightened risks of violence, neglect, injury and exploitation. When we do find, in 2000,  in … Continue reading

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