Hurricane Irma passes Cuba and approaches southern Florida on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, with Hurricane Jose at lower right.
The 2018 hurricane season starts on June 1, with some communities still recovering from 2017 storms. Scholars offer insights about where the risks lie and who is most vulnerable during and after hurricanes.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence’s “Share the Pie” campaign posters are appearing at Canberra bus stops.
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Brotherhood of St Laurence’s Conny Lenneberg on Newstart, poverty and inequality
Executive Director of Brotherhood of St Laurence Conny Lenneberg spoke to The Conversation about the inequality created by the low level of Newstart, which hasn't been boosted for many years.
Small farmers struggle to acquire expensive agricultural equipment.
South Africa's land reform debate must not lose sight of the real issue: how to provide enough food to feed its people.
Competition between neighbours, rather than between strangers living far apart, amplifies inequality. This can lead to homicide and civil war.
Competition between neighbours turns up the volume on inequality. Homicide and civil war may be the result.
A Georgia penitentiary in 1911.
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Digitized state records help to tell the stories of African-American prisoners in the 19th and 20th century.
More than 40 million Americans rely on SNAP for groceries.
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Cutting the program formerly known as food stamps would hurt low-income Americans and the whole economy.
Many young South African mothers who deserve to get the child support grant are excluded.
Dumped waste is a constant eyesore on the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa’s economic hub.
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Littering in protest is indicative of a discordant society, and a culture of littering can tell us a lot about a society's ethos.
The flaws in the political settlement that ended apartheid need urgent attention.
Mandela’s reconciliation message may have partly reflected his view of the world. But it was also a product of his party, the ANC.
Karl Marx Monument in Chemnitz, in eastern Germany.
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A scholar of literary radicalism asks whether Marx's writings are at all relevant to the world's struggles with inequality today and why he's no longer being relegated to the dustbin of history.
The ANC has had an exceptionally poor track record of governance.
The removal of Jacob Zuma from power is to be welcomed but, it's not the answer to South Africa's problems.
Every patient is different.
Each person experiences pain differently, depending on his or her genetic makeup. That makes it difficult to figure out what treatments patients need.
Strikes are a common sight in South Africa. Data helps to put them in context.
Data reveals that South Africa's strike action is lower than many other countries, and not as prolonged as politicians claim.
Those born between 1941 and 1950, show an increase in average incomes between 1995-96 and 2005-06, and then a decline as they enter retirement.
When it comes to incomes, millennials in Australia haven't fallen behind.
Protesters in Rio de Janeiro walk with a sign reading ‘Marielle lives’.
Black lives in Brazil are devalued and subject to violence on a horrific scale.
Organic? Conventional? Genetically modified? Decisions, decisions.
Affluent consumers may have more access to information about food than lower-income earners, but they are just as vulnerable to misinformation and pseudoscience.
Pensioner Katherine Boyi, left, with donated blankets and Agnes Makhubela, with donated maize meal, in Doornkop, Soweto.
Stories from the ground highlighted the unmet needs of people who are vulnerable and who are left behind.
The poor continue to be drowned out by a global minority enjoying elite status.
Inequality is decried at campaign rallies and in the global commentariat. But little is being done at any policy level.
Where Davis meets King.
When activists have sought to rename main thoroughfares that don’t serve just primarily black neighborhoods, they have faced many challenges.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addresses marchers during his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.
A scholar argues how MLK's ideas and thoughts remain underappreciated in wider public consciousness.