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Wealth Inequality
Economic Policy Institute epi.3cdn.net/2a7ccb3e9e618f0bb… www.epi.org/
Social Science Research Network papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cf…
Mother Jones motherjones.com/politics/2011/…
Business Insider www.businessinsider.com/15-cha…
Think Progress thinkprogress.org/economy/2011…
The 1% www.alternet.org/economy/15260…
Who Are the 1% www.bravenewfoundation.org/who…
Trends in Household Income according to Congressional Budget Office www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/124xx/doc1…
Economic Policy Institute stateofworkingamerica.org/
Center for Economic Performance cep.lse.ac.uk/
Professor G. William Domhoff, UC Santa Cruz www2.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities www.offthechartsblog.org
American Monetary Institute www.monetary.org/
Distribution of Family Income www.cia.gov/library/publicatio…

Poverty
2012 World Hunger Statistics www.worldhunger.org/articles/L…
Economic Collapse Blog theeconomiccollapseblog.com/ar…
Global Issues Poverty Statistics www.globalissues.org/article/2…
US Census Bureau Poverty Reports www.census.gov/hhes/www/povert…
Chinese Labor Statistics www.china-mike.com/facts-about…
US Minimum Wage Statistics oregonstate.edu/instruct/anth4…
US Bureau of Labor Statistics www.bls.gov/
UC Berkeley Labor Center laborcenter.berkeley.ed
Poverty Rates (by Country) miranda.sourceoecd.org/vl=5090…

Banks
Financial Crisis Timeline timeline.stlouisfed.org/index.…
Top Bailout Recipients www.ips-dc.org/reports/executi…
Foreclosure Statistics www.fdic.gov/about/comein/file…
Real Estate Trends www.realtytrac.com/trendcenter…
Daily Beast Bank Crimes www.thedailybeast.com/articles…
Five Worst Banks www.alternet.org/story/152686/…
Americans for Financial Reform ourfinancialsecurity.org/
Matt Taibbi www.rollingstone.com/politics/…
Over Draft Fees FDIC Study www.fdic.gov/bank/analytical/o…
Over Draft Fees Center for Responsible Lending Study www.responsiblelending.org/ove…
List of Central Banks www.bis.org/cbanks.htm
Criminal Prosecution for Financial Institution Fraud trac.syr.edu/tracreports/crim/… and www.nytimes.com/2011/04/14/bus…
Bank Caused Food Crisis www.foreignpolicy.com/articles… www.independent.co.uk/opinion/…
29 Wall Streeters who went to Washington and back www.businessinsider.com/wall-s…
Revolving Door www.oecd.org/dataoecd/22/15/43…
Illegal Foreclosures www.reuters.com/article/2012/0…
Wrongful Foreclosures www.dobielaw.org/upload/Exhibi… newsandinsight.thomsonreuters.…

Corporate Influence
Citizens for Tax Justice report on Corporate Tax Dodging ctj.org/ctjreports/2011/11/cor…
Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy www.itepnet.org/
Corporate Watch www.corporatewatch.org/
Executive Pay Watch www.aflcio.org/corporatewatch/…
Corpwatch.org corpwatch.org/
Corporations and Health Watch www.corporationsandhealth.org/
Corporate Europe Observatory www.corporateeurope.org/ and Revolving Door Watch www.corporateeurope.org/projec…
Corporate Accountability International www.stopcorporateabuse.org/
Fair Labor www.fairlabor.org
CEO Pay Report www.thefiscaltimes.com/Article…
Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production www.wrapapparel.org/
Neoliberalism and Globalism www.historycommons.org/timelin…
Center for Crime and Justice studies on neoliberalism www.crimeandjustice.org.uk/opu…
International Forum on Globalization www.ifg.org/

Government Corruption and Transparency
Open Secrets www.opensecrets.org/
Sunlight Foundation reporting.sunlightfoundation.c…
Center for Public Integrity g www.iwatchnews.org/
Corrupt Cops www.injusticeeverywhere.com/ and stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2… (weekly issues)
The .0000063% www.tomdispatch.com/post/17550…
Congress Insider Trading www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?i…
Government “Showers” Wealthy with Money www.coburn.senate.gov/public/i…
OMB Watch www.ombwatch.org/
Corruption Ranking (by Country) www.worldaudit.org/corruption.…
Press Freedom Index en.rsf.org/press-freedom-index…
Democracy Index www.sida.se/Global/About%20Sid…
Federal Spending by State motherjones.com/politics/2011/…
Common Cause www.commoncause.org

Education
OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) www.pisa.oecd.org
National Center for Education Statistics nces.ed.gov/
US Department of Education www.ed.gov/
Reading & Literacy Statistics www.readfaster.com/education_s…
Arts Education www.cac.ca.gov/artsinfo/resear…
National Endowment for the Arts www.nea.gov/ and their report on international arts spending www.nea.gov/research/notes/74.…
Center for Arts Education report on budget cuts www.cae-nyc.org/sites/default/…
USC on budget cuts myportfolio.usc.edu/sharrisi/2…
Education Gap Between Rich and Poor www.nytimes.com/2012/02/10/edu…
US Ranking on Arts Funding rankingamerica.wordpress.com/2…
Public Acceptance of Evolution (by Country) news.nationalgeographic.com/ne…
US Scientific Literacy www.post-gazette.com/pg/pdf/20…
American Civic Literacy www.americancivicliteracy.org/
Opportunity Gap projects.propublica.org/school…

Violence
Right & Left violence open.salon.com/blog/greg_corre…
Hate Incidents www.splcenter.org/get-informed…
Violence Against Women Statistics www.vday.org/take-action/viole…
Police Brutality www.policebrutality.info/2011/…
Youth Violence www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention…
Statistics on Violence www.afdop.org/PDF/Statistics_o…
FBI Crime Stats www.fbi.gov/stats-services/cri…
Suicide miranda.sourceoecd.org/vl=5108…

Other
Human Rights Watch hrw.org
American Civil Liberties Union www.aclu.org/
Union of Concerned Scientists www.ucsusa.org/
Citizen Works citizenworks.org/
Oilwatch www.oilwatch.org/
Bill Moyers billmoyers.com
Naomi Klein www.naomiklein.org
The Nation www.thenation.com
Democracy Now! www.democracynow.org/
Paul Krugman krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/
Naked Capitalism www.nakedcapitalism.com/
Centre for Research on Globalization www.globalresearch.ca/
OneBigTorrent onebigtorrent.org

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Toronto
Vancouver

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Oakland
Denver
Boston
Washington DC
Santa Fe
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US:
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Ashland (KY)
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Atlanta
Austin
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Buffalo
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Dallas
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Houston
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LA
LA (Independent)
Las Vegas
Nashville
Philadelphia
Philadelphia (Independent)
Phoenix
Pittsburgh
Providence
Sacramento
San Diego
San Francisco
San Jose
Salem
Salt Lake City
Seattle
Spokane
Syracuse

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occupywallstreet reddit
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We are a group for the promotion of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) and the Occupy movement. Support revolution, through the beauty of art. Fight corruption and injustice, through personal expression. We are the 99%.

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While yesterday saw the biggest climate change demonstration in history, with up to 400,000 people marching in New York according to organizers, today (9/22) will see another related demonstration. The UN Climate Summit will begin tomorrow in NY, which will not only see government talk on climate issues, but will include plenty of corporate green washing as well. Since corporate interests corrupting political will and rejecting the science are one of the largest factors for why the lack of climate action continues to be an issue, demonstrators will be flooding Wall Street to protest the role this profit driven system has in what is the single most important issue of our time. You can read more about Flood Wall Street at their website, as well as a recent article on the demonstration, and the Occupy Wall Street site.

"On Monday, September 22nd at 9:00 am, thousands of people will gather at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan to confront the root cause of the climate crisis – an economic system based on exploiting frontline communities, workers and natural resources. On the heels of the largest-ever march on climate change, we have an opportunity to transform the economic system driving this crisis."

Flood Wall Street
Oxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world from The Guardian

The world's wealthiest people aren't known for travelling by bus, but if they fancied a change of scene then the richest 85 people on the globe – who between them control as much wealth as the poorest half of the global population put together – could squeeze onto a single double-decker.

The extent to which so much global wealth has become corralled by a virtual handful of the so-called 'global elite' is exposed in a new report from Oxfam on Monday. It warned that those richest 85 people across the globe share a combined wealth of £1tn, as much as the poorest 3.5 billion of the world's population.

The rich get richer
Source: F. Alvaredo, A. B. Atkinson, T. Piketty and E. Saez, (2013) ‘The World Top Incomes Database’, topincomes.g-mond.parisschoolo… Only includes countries with data in 1980 and later than 2008. Photograph: Oxfam

The wealth of the 1% richest people in the world amounts to $110tn (£60.88tn), or 65 times as much as the poorest half of the world, added the development charity, which fears this concentration of economic resources is threatening political stability and driving up social tensions.

It's a chilling reminder of the depths of wealth inequality as political leaders and top business people head to the snowy peaks of Davos for this week's World Economic Forum. Few, if any, will be arriving on anything as common as a bus, with private jets and helicopters pressed into service as many of the world's most powerful people convene to discuss the state of the global economy over four hectic days of meetings, seminars and parties in the exclusive ski resort.

Winnie Byanyima, the Oxfam executive director who will attend the Davos meetings, said: "It is staggering that in the 21st Century, half of the world's population – that's three and a half billion people – own no more than a tiny elite whose numbers could all fit comfortably on a double-decker bus."

Oxfam also argues that this is no accident either, saying growing inequality has been driven by a "power grab" by wealthy elites, who have co-opted the political process to rig the rules of the economic system in their favour.

In the report, entitled Working For The Few (summary here), Oxfam warned that the fight against poverty cannot be won until wealth inequality has been tackled.

"Widening inequality is creating a vicious circle where wealth and power are increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few, leaving the rest of us to fight over crumbs from the top table," Byanyima said.

Oxfam called on attendees at this week's World Economic Forum to take a personal pledge to tackle the problem by refraining from dodging taxes or using their wealth to seek political favours.

As well as being morally dubious, economic inequality can also exacerbate other social problems such as gender inequality, Oxfam warned. Davos itself is also struggling in this area, with the number of female delegates actually dropping from 17% in 2013 to 15% this year.

How richest use their wealth to capture opportunities

Polling for Oxfam's report found people in countries around the world - including two-thirds of those questioned in Britain - believe that the rich have too much influence over the direction their country is heading.

Byanyima explained:

"In developed and developing countries alike we are increasingly living in a world where the lowest tax rates, the best health and education and the opportunity to influence are being given not just to the rich but also to their children.

"Without a concerted effort to tackle inequality, the cascade of privilege and of disadvantage will continue down the generations. We will soon live in a world where equality of opportunity is just a dream. In too many countries economic growth already amounts to little more than a 'winner takes all' windfall for the richest."

The share of national income going to the richest 1%
Source: F. Alvaredo, A. B. Atkinson, T. Piketty and E. Saez, (2013) ‘The World Top Incomes Database’, topincomes.g-mond.parisschoolo… Only includes countries with data in 1980 and later than 2008. Photograph: Oxfam

The Oxfam report found that over the past few decades, the rich have successfully wielded political influence to skew policies in their favour on issues ranging from financial deregulation, tax havens, anti-competitive business practices to lower tax rates on high incomes and cuts in public services for the majority. Since the late 1970s, tax rates for the richest have fallen in 29 out of 30 countries for which data are available, said the report.

This "capture of opportunities" by the rich at the expense of the poor and middle classes has led to a situation where 70% of the world's population live in countries where inequality has increased since the 1980s and 1% of families own 46% of global wealth - almost £70tn.

Opinion polls in Spain, Brazil, India, South Africa, the US, UK and Netherlands found that a majority in each country believe that wealthy people exert too much influence. Concern was strongest in Spain, followed by Brazil and India and least marked in the Netherlands.

In the UK, some 67% agreed that "the rich have too much influence over where this country is headed" - 37% saying that they agreed "strongly" with the statement - against just 10% who disagreed, 2% of them strongly.

The WEF's own Global Risks report recently identified widening income disparities as one of the biggest threats to the world community.

Oxfam is calling on those gathered at WEF to pledge: to support progressive taxation and not dodge their own taxes; refrain from using their wealth to seek political favours that undermine the democratic will of their fellow citizens; make public all investments in companies and trusts for which they are the ultimate beneficial owners; challenge governments to use tax revenue to provide universal healthcare, education and social protection; demand a living wage in all companies they own or control; and challenge other members of the economic elite to join them in these pledges.
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