One Million Protest In Brazil Against Education Budget Cuts And Pension Reform

By Emilly Dulce, Igor Carvalho and Luciana Console, -

Hundreds of thousands of school and university students, teachers, professors, and staff took to the streets on Wednesday, May 15, all over Brazil to protest against the education budget cuts [...]

Boondoggle, Inc. Making Sense Of The $1.25 Trillion National Security State Budget

By William D. Hartung and Mandy Smithberger, -

In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by any measure. If passed by [...]

Hey America, Here’s What Your Budget Buys + Big Brother’s New Censorship Tool

By Eleanor Goldfield, -

Rob from the poor to give to our wars. We take a dive into the grotesque sludge that is Trump's proposed budget - and why we should really care regardless of whether it passes Congress or not. [...]

Want To Improve Education? Empower The Students.

By Shari Davis and Dylan Welch, -

Autumn is here — and with it, a renewed conversation about how educators, parents, and communities improve their students’ education. Often in this discussion, solutions come down from on high [...]

Our Poor, Defenseless Military Industrial Complex

By Alan McLeod, -

It is a sign of our times that our media attempt to decipher future government policy by analyzing the president’s tweets, like some bizarre game of telephone. Throughout November, there was [...]

The Pentagon Failed Its Audit Amid A $21 Trillion Scandal (Yes, Trillion)

By Lee Camp, -

New York Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was ruthlessly attacked recently, and I feel a bit responsible. I might have accidentally tainted her Twitter feed with truth serum. But that [...]

Cost Of War On Terror Soon To Be Over $6 Trillion

By Staff, -

The United States has appropriated and is obligated to spend an estimated $5.9 trillion (in current dollars) on the war on terror through Fiscal Year 2019, including direct war and war-related [...]

Military-Friendly: Zooming Into The State-Level War Machine

By Eleanor Goldfield, -

It’s a pretty boring drive. My friends in Sweden always engage their rose-colored paradigms when I talk about driving in the US. They think it’s like Thelma and Louise or that Johnny Depp [...]

Here’s What We Could Have If We Slashed The Military Budget

By Lindsay Koshgarian, -

The Pentagon is set to receive $717 billion in 2019 — more than half of the roughly trillion-dollar annual budget. That level of Pentagon funding is immense by any standard. Next year’s budget [...]

Beijing Notes Signs Of US Decline Behind Bloated New Pentagon Budget

By Elliott Gabriel, -

BEIJING – China has expressed serious concern about the new United States military budget, which explicitly notes the U.S.’ “long-term strategic competition with China” as a top priority and [...]

The Real Driver of Health Care Spending

By Edward M Murphy, -

THE HEALTH CARE DEBATES that occurred in Washington over the past year were largely irrelevant to what’s happening in the health care marketplace. Republicans couldn’t repeal the Affordable Care [...]

Audit The Outlaw Military Budget Draining America’s Necessities

By Ralph Nader, -

Top military, diplomatic, and political leaders have exposed, warned of, and condemned our runaway, unaudited military budgets for decades, to no avail.  (For many examples, see America’s War [...]

Huge Military Budgets Make Us Broke, Not Safe

By Miriam Pemberton, -

We’re all tense. Hearing about our fellow citizens in Hawaii scrambling around, looking for a place to hide from a nuclear bomb, will do that to you. So will contests between two unstable world [...]

How American Cities Can Help Close National Trust Deficit

By Katya Abazajian, -

In a world where fake news has become an international preoccupation, an increasing number of American cities are committing to make data-driven governance a core part of their culture. It’s an [...]

Seattle Municipal Bank–A Future For US All

By Matt Remle and Nikkita Oliver, -

It was in early August 2016, as bulldozers desecrated grave sites and sacred lands along the Cannonball River on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.  As private security unleashed attack dogs on [...]

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