Lebanon Protests: The People Want The Downfall Of The Bank

By Hicham Safieddine, Middleeasteye.net -

There is no shortage of corruption in Lebanon. According to Transparency International, people in Lebanon are the most likely in the MENA region to describe their politicians and state [...]

Army Recruitment Now Based On Student Debt

By Staff, Couragetoresist.org -

The U.S. Army wants a 500,000 active-duty force by the end of this next decade, about 25,000 more than today. And preying on low income high schoolers is apparently how they intend to do it. This [...]

China Breaks The Western Debt Stranglehold On The World

By Peter Koenig, Journal-neo.org -

The west has colonized, exploited, ravaged and assassinated the people of the Global South for hundreds of years. Up to the mid-20th Century Europe has occupied Africa, and large parts of Asia. [...]

A Radical Break With The Status Quo Is The Most Sensible Path Forward

By Diliff, Publicbankinginstitute.org -

“Today, it is quite clear that only a radical break with the past will deliver us from the post-crisis malaise and the climate crisis that has emerged alongside it. … A public banking system must [...]

Ministers Resign After Third Day Of Protests In Lebanon

By Al Jazeera. -

A Lebanese Christian party has announced it is quitting the government after a third day of protests across the country against tax increases and alleged official corruption. After tens of [...]

Protesters Call For Removal Of MoMA Trustee Linked To Puerto Rican Debt Crisis

By Zachary Small, Theartnewspaper.com -

The newly expanded Museum of Modern Art in New York has yet to officially reopen to the public—and already finds itself under siege. Dozens of protesters plan to crash its opening preview party [...]

UVA Suspends Medical Lawsuits In Wake Of KHN Investigation

By Jay Hancock and Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News. -

Charlottesville, Va. — Under pressure after Kaiser Health News reported Monday that it sues thousands of patients a year and sends many into bankruptcy, University of Virginia Health System [...]

The Key To A Sustainable Economy Is 5,000 Years Old

By Ellen Brown, Truthdig.com -

We are again reaching the point in the business cycle known as “peak debt,” when debts have compounded to the point that their cumulative total cannot be paid. Student debt, credit card debt, [...]

Are Ordinary People In The United States Screwed? My Reply

By Jack Rasmus on his website. -

In short, the policies since 2008–both Obama’s and Trump’s–for ten years now have been subsidizing the rich, the elites, the owners of capital incomes like never before in US history. Tax cuts [...]

The Average U.S. Farm Is $1,300,000 In Debt, And Now The Worst Farming Crisis In Modern History Is Upon Us

By Michael Snyder, Endoftheamericandream.com -

We haven’t seen anything like this since the Great Depression of the 1930s.  Leading up to this year, farm incomes had been trending lower for most of the past decade, and meanwhile farm debt [...]

The Mexican Debt Crisis And The World Bank

By Eric Toussaint, Cadtm.org -

Robert McNamara and president Luis Echeverria (1970-1976) were thick as thieves. The Mexican president had cracked down on the radical left. From 1973 on, Mexico’s foreign currency revenue soared [...]

The U.S. Is In Debt To Central America

By César Chelala, Informationclearinghouse.info -

August 01, 2019 "Information Clearing House" -  At the beginning of the 1980s, during a meeting in New York with then ex-President Jimmy Carter, I accompanied Argentine Nobel Prize laureate [...]

Puerto Ricans’ Revolt Is Deeper Than The Governor’s Chats

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

Puerto Ricans have suffered over the past several years from deep debt, a faltering economy and the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Struggling to hold on, the final straw came when hundreds of [...]

Low-Wage Workers Being Sued For Medical Bills By Nonprofit Hospital That Employs Them

By Wendi C. Thomas, MLK50, Pro Publica. -

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — This year, a Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare housekeeper left her job just three hours into her shift and caught a bus to Shelby County General Sessions Court. Wearing her [...]

The Bankers’ ‘Power Revolution’: How the Government Got Shackled by Debt

By Ellen Brown, Web of Debt. -

US debt is unnecessary. has been financially sovereign ever since President Franklin D. Roosevelt took the dollar off the gold standard domestically in 1933. This was recognized by Beardsley [...]