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Headlines Nations Lament Progress to Rid Poverty

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UNITED NATIONS - Leaders from Africa, Asia and Latin America lamented Sunday that there has been scant progress in meeting the pledges set five years ago to reduce poverty and disease.
A grim U.N. report recently said that about 40 percent of the world's people still struggle to survive on less than $2 a day.
Prospects for meeting U.N. development goals that include cutting extreme poverty by half by 2015 dominated the final document issued at the end of last week's U.N. summit that attracted a record 151 world leaders. In the first two days of the General Assembly's follow-up ministerial meeting, the plight of the world's poor remained in the spotlight.
Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo warned on Sunday that "poverty and exclusion conspire against peace, security and democracy."
Zambia's President Levy Mwanawasa expressed hope that the goals set after the Millennium Summit in 2000 — and the commitments made last week by world leaders to achieve them — "will not remain mere empty words."

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Read: We can't do shit with our own countries, why don't you rich guys pitch in even MORE...

That's song is getting awfully tired....
 
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Poverty will always be around as long as Capitalism is around. The rich will stop at nothing to keep their money and make even more of it, they could care less if thousands of people die due to poverty, starvation, or anything for that matter. All the bourgeoisie cares about is money, they don't give a damn about the Proletariat and the poor.

How do you destroy poverty? Communism. All the wealth is distrubited evenly and the money you buy things with goes to the government and not some bullshit corporation. That way they can give more back to the people and the living conditions would sky rocket with Communism. As long as people like Stalin, Kim Jong Il, and all the other oppressive dictators that don't give two shits about the people don't get in control.
 

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It's not just that we're talking about reducing disease as well. I know the two go together but it's still tricky. A lot of communities out there are very guarded and close-minded, set in their ways. It's hard enough to get the men to wear condoms....
 
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As automation increases, we will slowly run out of jobs for people. At this point capitalism will destroy itself, and a new system will emerge. Communism actually works at this point.
 

voiceofreason

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canadian_pov said:
At this point capitalism will destroy itself, and a new system will emerge. Communism actually works at this point.
Sorry, but I see more nations moving in a capitalistic way.

And no, communism has never been successful, it's waning...
 

BklynCannonball

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Quoting the Avengers:

WE ARE NOT JESUS CHRIST
WE ARE NOT FASCIST PIGS
WE ARE NOT CAPITALIST
WE ARE NOT COMMUNIST
WE ARE THE ONE!
 
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voiceofreason said:
Sorry, but I see more nations moving in a capitalistic way.

And no, communism has never been successful, it's waning...
The American Empire will fall due to it's Capitalist ways and soon enough Communism will dominate North America.
 

voiceofreason

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I Hate The FCC said:
The American Empire will fall due to it's Capitalist ways and soon enough Communism will dominate North America.
Sorry, you all are living in a dream world...
 

BklynCannonball

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Both the Roman and the Ottoman Empire fell. A girl can dream goddamnit!
 

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Somebody said something along the lines "we cant do shit, help us" then stated "this is not right".. well..

It´s not just development aid and money given. It´s paying back the debt. They, the 3rd world is the reason why USA and other western capitalist countries are what they are. If there would not have been these countries to steal and rip off during the imperialistic era the world would possibly be called Soviet Union instead of Earth..
India had a great economy, worldfamous cloths etc. Then imperialist brits decided to practically delete the market. They stomped down the prizes and stormed the market with british cloth, worse quality, uglier etc. They just rauised the prices on indian fabric so that all of the indian producers had to sell their facilities, you quessed it, to the british.
This has happened in Africa, South America, India and so on... It is easy to see the picture. Just look at the poverty map, and then examine the imperialist era maps. that plus the ongoing robbing of poor american countries...
 
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voiceofreason said:
Sorry, you all are living in a dream world...
Nonsense, all the jobs shall be outsourced because the corporations know that it's cheaper to have a factory in India or any other third world country than it is to have one in America. Corporate power is protected by the fascists in the White House and they'll never leave because they'll just steal all the elections. There will then be no jobs for the workers in America and the nation will fall, the working class then unites to topple the oppressive bourgeoisie to create a Communist nation.
 

voiceofreason

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I Hate The FCC said:
Nonsense, all the jobs shall be outsourced because the corporations know that it's cheaper to have a factory in India or any other third world country than it is to have one in America. Corporate power is protected by the fascists in the White House and they'll never leave because they'll just steal all the elections. There will then be no jobs for the workers in America and the nation will fall, the working class then unites to topple the oppressive bourgeoisie to create a Communist nation.
There is only so much that can be outsourced. The service industry will still be here. I also do not count out the creativity of Americans...
 

BklynCannonball

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I HATE OUTSOURCING!!!!!!!

They outsource more than you know dude. It's frustrating!