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Congress Passes 'Bank Lobbyists Bill' - An Unnecessary Giveaway to Banks

Congress Passes ‘Bank Lobbyists Bill’ – An Unnecessary Giveaway to Banks

May 23, 2018

The bill, which now heads to Trump for his signature, rolls back major provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations of 2010, allowing banks to engage in riskier investment strategies and to hide discriminatory practices, says CEPR’s Dean Baker

Internal Affairs

May 23, 2018

The internal struggles of former detective Larry Smith highlight a dangerous police culture that often ignores officers’ mental health

Poor People's Movement Continues Wave of Nonviolent Civil Disobedience

Poor People’s Movement Continues Wave of Nonviolent Civil Disobedience

May 22, 2018

Protesters demand sweeping overhaul of nation’s voting rights laws, policies to address poverty, ecological devastation, and the war economy

Pompeo's Message to Iran: Submit or Suffer

Pompeo’s Message to Iran: Submit or Suffer

May 22, 2018
In announcing new demands and threats, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made clear that the Trump administration will seek to threaten Iran into submission, says historian Eskandar Sadeghi of the University of Oxford
Laura Flanders Show: Communities Over Commodities

Laura Flanders Show: Communities Over Commodities

May 21, 2018

Housing affordability and power by design? This week on the show, Monique George of Picture the Homeless and Gianpaolo Baiocchi from NYU’s Urban Democracy Lab argue that a truly just housing policy requires a shift in power. Then, from our TED Women series, two architects who are combatting the effects of gentrification and serving low-income…

Economic Update: Another Gilded Age

Economic Update: Another Gilded Age

May 21, 2018

This week: Updates on how Mitbestimmung helped Germany not destroy itself; waves of strikes by public school teachers; Theranos bankruptcy and workers’ risks; our second “gilded age;” mortgage lenders turning to rich borrowers; Trump on drug prices is nothing more than rhetoric; the economic effects of breaking the Iran Deal; gentrification and crisis of cities.

Activists Say City is Breaking Zero Waste Promise

Activists Say City is Breaking Zero Waste Promise (Pt. 1/2)

May 21, 2018

In a new document, the Department of Public Works calls for continued incineration and landfill use. Energy Justice Network says this contradicts Baltimore’s goal of sustainability

Does Iron Fist Imperialism Benefit US Workers?

May 21, 2018

We speak to economist Gerald Epstein, who did the cost-benefit analysis of the US invasion of Iraq. He found that the US military adventure cost US workers approximately two trillion dollars

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: April 18, 2018

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: April 18, 2018

May 21, 2018

Eze, Baynard and Dharna talk about parents who have lost their children to murder, the new Poor People’s Campaign, the 40th anniversary of Black Classic Press, and the history of rap beef