aid

Africa is a Creditor to the World

July 24, 2018

Capital flight from Africa, especially the illicit kind, is a far larger drain on the countries of the continent than previously thought and exceeds foreign loans and investment flows. PERI’s Leonce Ndikumana discusses his research findings

Puerto Rico Can’t Rebuild Under Debt and Austerity

October 1, 2017

Puerto Rico’s recovery hinges on reversing the neoliberal policies that crippled the island before Hurricane Maria, says economist Mark Weisbrot

Will Harvey Disaster Relief Go to Climate Polluters?

September 30, 2017

Many are concerned that most of the aid will go toward Texas businesses–including the fossil fuel industry, which contributed to the climate-change related catastrophe in the first place. TRNN speaks with Reggie James, director of the Sierra Club’s Lone Star Chapter

Palestine

July 9, 2017
Nora Lester Murad warns that aid to Palestine serves the Israeli occupation

AIPAC

March 6, 2014
Phyllis Bennis: The failure of the powerful pro-Israel lobbying group to force congress to vote for intervention into Syria or for additional sanctions on Iran representing a significant decline in its influence

Kerry, Quartet $4B Plan Will Fail Palestinians, Economists Warn

February 6, 2014

While it is unknown whether any agreement has been reached politically, US Secretary of State John Kerry has put the focus on economic planning, promising to raise $4 billion in investment for the Palestinian Authority. The investment will be part of a neo-liberal economic plan whose details were delegated to the Quartet to outline. The…

Harper Pledges $66 Million to Palestinian Authority, But Does it Aid Palestinians?

January 26, 2014

Yves Engler: Canadian government funds go to policing Palestinians and supporting the corrupt Palestinian Authority

Typhoon Haiyan

November 11, 2013
Jose Maria Sison: Evidence shows Filpino government set up ghost non-profits that failed to service its most vulnerable citizens

Egypt

October 10, 2013
Mohamed Elmeshad: Dozens killed in clashes across Egypt over the past week, highlighting the violent nature of the country’s US-backed coup regime The United States is reportedly planning to curb military aid to Egypt. The news comes as clashes escalate between Egyptian security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. “I think what's become…

Crisis in the Eurozone

September 30, 2013
Portugal’s Social Democratic Party had worst local election defeat in more than two decades as austerity measures continue to prove unpopular amongst its citizens