Study Strongly Supports Public Banking To Finance Infrastructure

By The Public Banking Institute. -

In honor of the Bank of North Dakota’s centennial anniversary, here is an excellent academic report from Cornell University that includes a detailed case study of BND’s 2015 Infrastructure Loan [...]

If You Pave It, They Will Come

By Pete Tucker, Fair.org -

As world leaders gathered in Poland for the UN climate conference, the Washington Post threw its support behind a $9 billion plan to add over 100 miles of toll lanes to Maryland highways in the [...]

“Pretty Much a Failure”: HUD Inspections Pass Dangerous Apartments Filled With Rats, Roaches And Toxic Mold

By Molly Parker, Propublica.org -

In the winter of 2017, a toddler was rushed to the emergency room after swallowing rodent poison inside her family’s unit at the federally subsidized Clay Arsenal Renaissance Apartments in [...]

Blackstone, BlackRock Or A Public Bank?

By Ellen Brown, Web of Debt. -

California needs over $700 billion in infrastructure during the next decade. Where will this money come from? The $1.5 trillion infrastructure initiative unveiled by President Trump in February [...]

China’s State Bank Explains Why Their Infrastructure Grows And US Crumbles

By Ellen Brown, Truthdig.com -

“One Belt, One Road,” China’s $1 trillion infrastructure initiative, is a massive undertaking involving highways, pipelines, transmission lines, ports, power stations, fiber optics and railroads [...]

Corporations Profiting From Water Infrastructure Crisis

By Elizabeth Nussbaumer, Foodandwaterwatch.org -

Here are some numbers to start. In 2014, 64 percent of bottled water was, essentially, filtered tap water -- up from 51.8 percent in 2009.  From 2010 to 2014, total federal funding for public [...]

Warning: Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Will Make It Harder To Fight Pipelines

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

As green groups continue to denounce the Trump administration's recently unveiled infrastructure plan as a "scam" that's designed to keep the nation trapped in its "dirty and destructive past," [...]

Climate Change Strikes U.S. Military Bases

By Alex Kirby, Truthdig.com -

Once more, the administration of President Trump seems puzzled about how seriously – if at all – it should regard how climate effects strike US military abilities. In December the president [...]

As Trump Unfurls Infrastructure Plan, Iowa Bill Seeks To Criminalize Pipeline Protests

By Steve Horn, Desmogblog.com -

The Iowa Senate has advanced a bill which critics say could lead to the criminalization of pipeline protests, which are being cast as “terrorist activities.” Dakota Access pipeline owner Energy [...]

Trump Infrastructure Plan: Pay Tolls And Privatized Highways

By Steven Rosenfeld, Mintpressnews.com -

As President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address Tuesday, pay close attention to his next big priority—an infrastructure plan—which, over time, could eclipse the [...]

Baltimore’s Water Cleanup Infrastructure Becomes Public Sensation

By Alastar Boone, Citylab.com -

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, Truthout.org -

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, www.blackallianceforpeace.com -

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, www.troubledwater.news21.com -

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, www.law4blacklives.org -

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 [...]

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