• Poverty,  Society

    Poverty American Style

    Photo by Thomas Galvez | CC BY 2.0 Source: counterpunch February 8, 2018 by Kenneth Surin “The American Dream is rapidly becoming the American illusion.” In December last year, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, issued a statement on his 15-day fact-finding mission of some of the US’s poorest neighbourhoods. Alston, author of the quoted phrase in the subtitle above, is an Australian who is professor of law at New York University.  During his mission he visited Alabama, California, West Virginia, Texas, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico. Alston’s statement on American poverty and inequality has been overlooked by most of the mainstream media.…