The United States Is First In War, But Trailing In Crucial Aspects Of Modern Civilization

By Lawrence Wittner, -

Maybe those delirious crowds chanting “USA, USA” have got something. When it comes to military power, the United States reigns supreme. Newsweek reported in March 2018: “The United States has the [...]

Germany Allocates $62m To Development Projects In Palestine

By Middle East Monitor, Mintpressnews.com -

Germany allocated €55 million ($62.5 million) to be dispersed to Palestinian development projects in the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip in 2019. Klaus Kramer, the head of division [...]

Gentrification: The New “Negro Removal” Program

By Dr. Ron Daniels, Ibw21.org -

Gentrification has emerged as a major threat to Black communities that have been centers for Black business/economic development, cultural and civic life for generations. Gentrification has [...]

Caguas, Puerto Rico: Squatter City

By Erin Sheridan, Indypendent.org -

Against a backdrop of gentrification, austerity and hurricane wreckage, these activists aren’t just rebuilding their city, they’re reimagining it. The main thoroughfare in Caguas, Puerto Rico, a [...]

How The US Creates ‘Sh*thole’ Countries

By Robert Fantina, Consortiumnews.com -

A new collection of essays, edited by former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, clearly shows that it is the U.S. that is largely responsible for the poverty and suffering in these very nations. In [...]

How Neoliberal Economists Wreak Havoc On The Global Poor While Protecting The Financial Elite

By Vijay Prashad, Independent Institute -

On December 1, Mexico will have a new president—Andrés Manuel López Obrador. He will take over the presidency from the lackluster Enrique Peña Nieto, whose administration is marinated in [...]

Get Ready For Another Crash

By John Feffer, Inequality.org -

You might remember that phrase from the 1990s. Alan Greenspan, the head of the Federal Reserve at the time, was describing how the tech boom was creating a bubble by generating enthusiasm way out [...]

How Struggling Dayton, Ohio, Reveals The Chasm Among American Cities

By Alec MacGillis, Propublica.org -

“Left Behind America,” a ProPublica/Frontline collaboration, premieres on PBS on Sept. 11 and can also be streamed. The news this past year has been full of the tribulations facing the cities at [...]

The Wealth Hiding In Your Neighborhood

By Chuck Collins, Otherwords.org -

You’ve probably heard about their offshore bank accounts, shell corporations, and fancy trusts. But this wealth isn’t all sitting in the Cayman Islands or Panama. Much of it’s hiding in plain [...]

A March On Jeju Island

By Buddy Bell, Vcnv.org -

On the cusp of July and August, nearly 200 students and 150 adults participated in a 3-day march in opposition to the construction of a second airport on Jeju-Do, South Korea. The plans include [...]

Drifting Away From Peace

By Sajjad Hussain, Fpif.org -

The twelfth edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI) reports that the global level of peace deteriorated by 0.27 per cent last year. Europe and United States, the world’s most peaceful regions, [...]

Trump: The De-Globalizer?

By Peter Koenig, Dissidentvoice.org -

Looks like Trump is running amok with his “trading policies”. Not only has he upset the European Union, which doesn’t deserve any better, frankly, for having been and still being submissive [...]

New Hopkins Hotel Gets Biggest Slice Of Neighborhood Grant Pie

By Mark Reutter, Baltimorebrew.com -

With today’s approval of a resolution of support by the mayor and the Board of Estimates, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development will release another $800,000 of BRNI funds [...]

Income Of World’s Top .001% Skyrockets By 636%: Report

The report, which highlights the growing gulf between haves and have-nots, was compiled by five economists, including scholars Emmanuel Saez and Thomas Piketty. Global Economic Inequality is [...]