Baltimore’s Water Cleanup Infrastructure Becomes Public Sensation

By Alastar Boone, -

When John Kellett invented the Inner Harbor Wheel to collect trash from Baltimore’s popular waterway, he never imagined it would have eyeballs. Or a Twitter account. But these features have made [...]

US Has Deadly Accidents And Crumbling Infrastructure

By Mike Ludwig, -

Japan's high-speed bullet train system carries 1 million riders every day and has a remarkable safety record, at least compared to passenger trains in the United States. Passengers have taken [...]

Activists Call On Colombia To Provide Infrastructure Improvements

By Staff, -

By Staff of Black Alliance for Peace - The undersigned gender, racial, social and environmental justice organizations and advocates from around the world applaud the inclusion of the Ethnic [...]

Crumbling Pipes, Tainted Water Plague Black Communities

By William Taylor Potter, Brandon Kitchin and Alexis Reese, -

By William Taylor Potter, Brandon Kitchin and Alexis Reese for Troubled Water - CAMPTI, La. – Deep in the winding mass of crumbling back streets in Campti, Leroy Hayes sets a glass of water from [...]

Reimagining Safety & Security In Our Communities

By Staff, -

By Staff of Law for Black Lives - Over the last 30 years, at both the national and local levels, governments have dramatically increased their spending on criminalization, policing, and mass [...]

If China Can Fund Infrastructure With Credit, So Can We

By Ellen Brown, -

By Ellen Brown for the Web of Debt Blog. United States - May 15-19 has been designated “National Infrastructure Week” by the US Chambers of Commerce, the American Society of Civil Engineers [...]

‘The Greatest Jobs Producer God Ever Created’

By Peter Rugh, -

By Peter Rugh for The Indypendent - Last March, as news of the lead-poisoned water supply in Flint, Michigan made national headlines, Christopher Cerf, the newly appointed superintendent of the [...]

The Fraud & Theft Of Public Private Partnerships

By Gabrielle Gurley, -

By Gabrielle Gurley for The American Prospect - Public-private partnerships may indeed provide the dollars that fearful politicians are unable to pry from the pockets of their tax-averse [...]

How To Cut Infrastructure Costs In Half

By Ellen Brown, -

By Ellen Brown for The Web of Debt Blog - President Donald Trump has promised to rebuild America’s airports, bridges, tunnels, roads and other infrastructure, something both Democrats and [...]

Thousands Of Invisible Oil Spills Are Destroying The Gulf

By Emma Grey Ellis, -

By Emma Grey Ellis for WIred - HURRICANE IVAN WOULD not die. After traveling across the Atlantic Ocean, it stewed for more than a week in the Caribbean, fluctuating between a Category 3 and 5 [...]

More Thoughts On Trump’s $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

By Ellen Brown, -

By Ellen Brown for Web of Debt Blog - The Trump agenda, it seems, is not set in stone. The president-elect has a range of advisors with as many ideas. Steven Mnuchin, his nominee for Treasury [...]

Let’s Rebuild Infrastructure, Not Provide Tax Breaks To Big Corporations

By Bernie Sanders, -

By Bernie Sanders for Medium - Our infrastructure is collapsing, and the American people know it. Every day, they drive on roads with unforgiving potholes and over bridges that are in disrepair. [...]

Trump’s $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan: Lincoln Had Bolder Solution

By Ellen Brown, -

By Ellen Brown for Counter Punch - It sounds great; but as usual, the devil is in the details. Both parties in Congress agree that infrastructure is desperately needed. The roadblock is in where [...]

Why Is US Unwilling To Pay For Good Public Transit?

By John Rennie Short, -

By John Rennie Short for The Conversation. Officials in Washington, D.C. said this week they may have to shut down portions of the Metro subway system for months because its piecemeal approach to [...]

Lost Opportunity: Jobs, Infrastructure & Water Poisoning

By Dean Baker, -

By Dean Baker for Truthout - We all understand the concept of trade-offs. If we spend more of our paycheck on restaurants, then we will have less money for rent. If we spend more time watching [...]

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