In America today, three people control as much wealth as the bottom half of us. So, are we stuck in this deadly spiral toward ever greater concentration of economic power? No, we can do better. We know we can because some of us already are. Worldwide, one in 10 employed people works in a co-op; and 1 billion in 96 countries are members of coops.
The world’s ﬁve largest arms exporters in 2014–18 were the United States, Russia, France, Germany and China. Together, they accounted for a hefty 75 percent of the total volume of arms exports during that period.
U.S. interests promise oil will bring riches to the people of Guyana. But export commodities have rarely benefited the country’s majority.
While many positive changes, vis-à-vis women, have taken taken place, including universal primary education, rising legal literacy, and reservations for women at the level of local government, women in India continue to face serious challenges, including those determined by their caste and religious backgrounds.
Recognizing global imperialism as a manifestation of concentrated wealth, managed by a few hundred people, is of utmost importance for democratic humanitarian activists.
“I want people to see the truth, regardless of who they are. Because without information, you cannot make informed decisions as a public.” - Chelsea Manning