Baltimore

The Neoliberal ‘New’ Deal: The Rich Drink for Free While the Poor Pay More

February 19, 2020

A water billing scandal in one of the country’s poorest cities reveals an overarching truism: Neoliberalism is a conduit for rampant inequality.

Baltimore Explores Safe Consumption Sites

February 6, 2020

Safe consumption sites have been used around the world for decades, and advocates hope they could help Baltimore decrease its overdose death rate–one of the highest in the nation.

Students Say the Cost of Underfunding Schools Is Too High

January 28, 2020

200 Baltimore students and their allies ask why there’s always money to fund police and the military, but never any for public schools.

$71 Million for More Cops; Not A Dime for Jobs and Healthcare

January 8, 2020

Operation Relentless Pursuit is a Department of Justice initiative to combat crime through a “surge in federal resources.” We talked with Brandon Walker of the Ujima People’s Progress Party about what’s really needed to combat crime and empower neighborhoods in places like Baltimore, one of the seven cities targeted by the plan.

Shoot First, Get Paid Later

December 5, 2019

The Police Accountability Report explores how a controversial shooting may lead to a lifetime pension for the officer involved, and why concepts like blanket criminality and moral disqualification drive the system that rewards questionable behavior.

Local Beauty Shops Talk Politics and Impeachment

November 18, 2019

Black women respond to the impeachment inquiry and to Trump.

Baltimoreans Demand Answers as Shit Piles Up

November 18, 2019

The city has used just 2% of their allotted funds to help residents experiencing sewage backups. Baltimore City Council held an investigative hearing to grill the Department of Public Works.

Elite Institutions Hoard Wealth While Cities Die Around Them

November 13, 2019

A movement to tax non-profits in a city mired in poverty has hit an obstacle: The richest institutions claim they already pay enough.

A Call For Peace, A Demand for Justice

November 4, 2019

“These are broken people, in a broken city, in a broken system.” Baltimore Ceasefire’s Youth Ambassadors remember those who have been killed, and are pushing leaders to address the inequality and trauma that leads to violence.

Congress Holds Hearing on Big Oil’s War on Climate Science

October 23, 2019

The House Oversight Committee heard testimony about the fossil fuel industry’s multimillion dollar campaign to suppress knowledge of their contributions to the climate crisis.