Kissinger Just Met With Trump for the Third Time This Year — Here’s Why It Matters

Source:  Anti Media/Darius Shahtahmasebi President Trump met with alleged war criminal Henry Kissinger on Tuesday, the third meeting Trump has had with Kissinger this year. While the media has focused on Trump’s push to use the former secretary of state’s visit as a ploy to bash Obamacare, their recent meeting likely also signifies something more sinister than the Read more »

How Many Hours Americans Need to Work to Pay Their Mortgage

Source:  Howmuch.net/Raul Many people define the American dream as owning your own home, not to mention a comfortable lifestyle, healthy children, and a secure retirement. But the ability to afford a home—let alone all those other things—depends entirely on where you live and your level of income. This makes apples-to-apples comparisons across the country extremely difficult. How Read more »

How Hurricane Response Efforts Are Sorting People into Deserving and Undeserving Poor

Source:  Talk Poverty/Maria Foscarinis Hurricanes Irma and Harvey delivered a devastating one-two punch to Texas and Florida, forcing millions to evacuate and leaving thousands displaced. Now, as emergency responders try to help hurricane victims cope with the aftermath of the storm, previously homeless residents are taking a particularly hard hit. In Florida, as officials rushed to open emergency Read more »

Moment of Truth for the Federal Reserve

Source:  AntiMedia/Shaun Bradley For those who believe in the virtue of central bank economic stimulus, the moment of truth has finally arrived. Federal Reserve chairman Janet Yellen announced late last month that the Fed plans to start shrinking its balance sheet for the first time since it expanded from less than $900 billion in 2008 to an Read more »

Iranian President: ‘Entire World Will Condemn America’ if Trump Kills Nuclear Deal

“We have achieved benefits that are irreversible. Nobody can roll them back, neither Trump nor 10 other Trumps.” Source:  Common Dreams/Jake Johnson Amid reports that President Donald Trump is planning to decertify the Iran nuclear accord sometime this coming week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Saturday that any attempt to undermine the deal will earn the United States Read more »

White New Orleans Has Recovered from Hurricane Katrina. Black New Orleans Has Not.

Neither the epic storm nor the city’s recovery have remedied systematic racial prejudices that have undermined African-Americans’ efforts to rebuild and return home. This post originally appeared at Talk Poverty. Republished in Moyers and Company 96,000. That’s how many fewer African-Americans are living in New Orleans now than prior to Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall 11 years ago Read more »

Celebrations as Bernie-Style Candidate Wins Mayoral Victory in Alabama

“This isn’t just a victory for Birmingham, it’s a victory for all of us” says Our Revolution’s Nina Turner, calling on progressives to “support local races all across the country” Source:  Common Dreams/Jessica Corbett In the latest victory for the progressive movement in the southern United States, voters elected 36-year-old populist Randall Woodfin, who ran Read more »

World Animal Day Takes ‘Dark’ Turn as Interior Dept Denies Protections for 25 Species

While Trump administration declines to list several species, GOP-led House committee advances legislation to “cripple” Endangered Species Act Source:  Common Dreams/Jessica Corbett As Republicans in the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee advanced legislation that would “cripple” the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on Wednesday—which happened to be World Animal Day—the Trump administration’s Interior Department denied petitions to Read more »

New Bill Will Show Which Lawmakers Support ‘Indiscriminate Bombings of Schools, Marketplaces, Hospitals’

Bipartisan resolution calls for U.S. military to stop aiding Saudi-led coalition’s bombing campaign in Yemen Source:  Common Dreams/Andrea Germanos As the humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen continues to deepen, with the number of cholera cases on track to hit one million by year’s end, a new bipartisan bill aims to stop the U.S. from fueling Saudi Arabia’s assault on the impoverished Read more »

As Wall Street Vultures Circle, Demands for Immediate Puerto Rico Debt Relief

“Washington must abandon its austerity agenda and support the removal of all manmade obstacles to Puerto Rico’s recovery and reconstruction.” Source:  Common Dreams/Jessica Corbett While Wall Street vultures circle amid an ongoing humanitarian crisis and try to entice Puerto Rico with “relief” offers in the form of more debt, advocates for economic justice are demanding immediate debt relief and federal stimulus Read more »