Shortly after the government of President Lenin Moreno announced new IMF-imposed austerity measures and price increases, protests against the government, uniting workers, students, and indigenous movement escalated in the capital of Quito this week.
MMT is gaining traction among progressives as an option for paying for massive government spending projects such as the Green New Deal. Even if it is useful for countries such as the U.S., can it be applied in developing countries? PERI’s Matías Vernengo says only to a limited extent.
President Trump’s intention to withdraw from Syria was met with outrage on many sides, with people calling it a betrayal of a key ally in the Syrian conflict. Kurdish expert Edmund Ghareeb says there is probably a deal between Trump and Erdogan.
A tweet from Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey provoked Chinese TV into banning an upcoming NBA game. So instead of talking about Uighur concentration camps, the murder of Chinese protestors, or the upcoming trade war, US media is asking about the future of NBA-China relations.
Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill that lets municipalities sponsor public banks, and Los Angeles’ City Council is creating a proposal for one. David Jette of Public Bank LA says this will help cities and counties invest in affordable housing and renewable energy.
Hong Kong police have arrested and charged two protesters for defying the ban on wearing face masks during demonstrations.
New York, NY…its a city with close to 100 billion dollar budget every year and 1 deputy mayor with some pretty creative plans for how to spend it. What can one city do? And what’s it gonna take to create a non-racist democracy? J Phillip Thompson, NYC Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives is my…
The group’s spokesman is the former press secretary for U.S. Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and the 2004 Bush campaign. It does not disclose its funders over concerns of “eco-terrorists.”
The Trump administration plans to remove the state’s authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those mandated by the federal government. TRNN’s Steve Horn says this could be an opportunity to discuss how to move past inadequate liberal environmental policy.
The small U.S. territory island of Guam, which houses significant U.S. military bases, is also home to an independence movement that is growing gradually because of the lack of self-rule. We speak to one of the movement’s leaders, Michael Lujan Bevacqua.