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On Verge of Victory, Europe's Ascendant Left Declares 'Subservience is Over'

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Jon Queally, Courtesy: commondreams.org, January 24, 2015
Joining together ahead of Greek elections, leaders of Syriza and Podemos signal their unified fight against austerity will extend beyond national borders . Greek opposition leader and head of radical leftist Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras (L) and Spanish Podemos party Secretary General Pablo Iglesias wave to supporters following a campaign rally in central Athens January 22, 2015. Greek leftist leader Tsipras told thousands of people gathered in Athens that...

The Staggering Wealth Divide: The Trickle Up Effect

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Newsclick, January 23, 2015
By 2016 the richest 1% of the world's population will own more than 50% of the world's wealth, says Oxfam's recent report on global wealth inequality. Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, said: “Do we really want to live in a world where the one percent own more than the rest of us combined? Clearly, the scale of global inequality is quite simply staggering and the gap between the richest and the rest is widening fast. Credit...

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