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The world’s 85 richest people have as much wealth as the world’s 3.5 billion poorest.

This statistic was recently released in United Nations report that uses Oxfam figures. It’s also a huge wake-up call for anyone who doesn’t consider income inequality a major issue in global politics. (via micdotcom)

Income inequality is the ONLY issue of importance.

Solve that one problem, and everything else becomes easy to handle.

(via eviltessmacher)

I must remind you that starving a child is violence. Suppressing a culture is violence. Neglecting school children is violence. Punishing a mother and her family is violence. Discrimination against a working man is violence. Ghetto housing is violence. Ignoring medical need is violence. Contempt for poverty is violence.
Coretta Scott King (via samirathejerk)
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