The Ominous Omnibus: Pentagon Wins, Workers Lose

Editorial, published on Workers World, March 15, 2022 A $1.5 trillion “omnibus” spending bill, which President Joe Biden is expected to sign, passed the House and Senate March 10. Over half the money in the Consolidated Appropriations Act — $782 billion, a $42 billion increase over fiscal 2021 — is going for Pentagon spending. Of course NATO, the Pentagon’s proxy[…]

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Activist Explains Why Anti-war Movement Wants U.S. out of Ukraine

by Staff, published on Fightback News, February 27, 2022 Minneapolis, MN – Fight Back! News interviewed Meredith Aby-Keirstead, a founding member of the MN Anti-War Committee, on February 27 for her anti-war perspective on the crisis in the Ukraine and the proxy war developing between the U.S./NATO and Russia. Fight Back!: Why should Americans join with the anti-war movement right[…]

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Biden’s Real Challenge is Not Russia or China, but Poverty in America

by Ramzy Baroud, published on CounterCurrents, February 22, 2022 Mainstream US media continues to celebrate the supposed strength of the US economy. Almost daily, headlines speak of hopeful numbers, sustainable growth, positive trends and constant gains. The reality on the ground, however, tells of something entirely different, which raises the questions: Are Americans being lied to? And for what purpose?[…]

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Arithmetic

by Michael Brenner, published in Consortium News, August 9, 2021 This article was originally published last summer, but the story gets new legs now that Biden’s Infrastructure bill has collapsed under the weight of a republican stalemate and the supposed power of a couple of senators who are playing way above their game. The focus is, what exactly do we[…]

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How Congress Loots the Treasury for the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex

by Nicolas J.S. Davies and Medea Benjamin Despite a disagreement over some amendments in the Senate, the United States Congress is poised to pass a $778 billion military budget bill for 2022. As they have been doing year after year, our elected officials are preparing to hand the lion’s share – over 65% – of federal discretionary spending to the[…]

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Biden’s Promised Build Back Better Legislation Crashes

by Jeff Mackler, November 3, 2021 After months of political hype President Joseph Biden’s touted top legislative priorities have been gutted beyond recognition. For the better part of a year he and the Democrats toured the country saturating the corporate news media with legislative promises to Build Back Better now. In the context of a COVID-19-wounded nation, frozen wages, a[…]

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Bill to Give Israel Billions of Dollars Passes House, Now on to Senate

by Alison Weir, published on Israel/Palestine News, August 1, 2021 While US Citizens go homeless and hungry, Israel receives billions from our government. This bill passed while the eviction moratorium was dropped and then only partially resuscitated  the day before members of congress went on vacation.  US citizens can fend for themselves while Israelis are well supported.    [jb] A[…]

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