socialismartnature:

British Medical Journal asserts that US capitalism kills nearly 1 million Americans every year.

"High Inequality Results in More US Deaths than Tobacco, Car Crashes and Guns Combined" | Bill Moyers




In 2009, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) published a study that revealed what seems to be a shocking truth: those who live in societies with a higher level of income inequality are at a greater risk for premature death.
Here in the United States, our high level of income inequality corresponds with 883, 914 unnecessary deaths each year. More specifically, the report concluded that if we had an income distribution more like that of the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland — or eleven other wealthy countries — every year, about one in three deaths in the US could be avoided.

socialismartnature:

British Medical Journal asserts that US capitalism kills nearly 1 million Americans every year.

"High Inequality Results in More US Deaths than Tobacco, Car Crashes and Guns Combined" | Bill Moyers

In 2009, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) published a study that revealed what seems to be a shocking truth: those who live in societies with a higher level of income inequality are at a greater risk for premature death.

Here in the United States, our high level of income inequality corresponds with 883, 914 unnecessary deaths each year. More specifically, the report concluded that if we had an income distribution more like that of the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland — or eleven other wealthy countries — every year, about one in three deaths in the US could be avoided.

5centsapound:

Shannon Jensen: Long Walk

How do you represent a journey in an image?

30,000 men, women and children from Sudan’s Blue Nile State sought an end to nine months of terror and trauma when they crossed the border into their neighboring South Sudan this past June. They joined a population of 70,000 refugees who preceded them in fleeing Khartourn’s deadly military campaign to crush the northern remnant of the Southern liberation movement.

Many of the new arrivals had neer left the vicinity of their villages before shelling, bombardment and gun toting soldiers drove them away starting last September. They fled from the bush to the mountains and back again for months, often stuck behind enemy lines, before they were finally able to reach the border, a journey made more perilous by the dearth of water and food as well as the risk of ambush and attack. 

The incredible array of worn down, ill-fitting, and jerry rigged shoes form a silent testimony to the arduous nature of their journey, as well as the persistence and ingenuity of the individuals who survived it. 

(via nobodyaskedyoushit)

thatonesuheirhammad:

'she never thought music would ever hurt. but it did. oh. and the songs that are her dna, the most. and everyone she ever loved she still does. and she misses the one. her self. the most.' from sheba's private papers.

abdel halim hafez - ahwak