Jeffrey Sachs: A Debt Crisis or Backdoor Extortion?

Sachs estimates US debt at $ 24 trillion dollars, much of it the result of US wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Ukraine, as well the maintenance of 800 military bases abroad, development of new weapons systems, and a nuclear rearmament program in violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which the US ratified over 50 years ago.

Tomgram: David Vine, A Permanent Infrastructure for Permanent War

The Bases of War in the Middle East From Carter to the Islamic State, 35 Years of Building Bases and Sowing Disaster By David Vine   TomDispatch.com   November 13, 2014 An anti-war protest in 2010. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue/cc/flickr) Common Dreams Introduction by Nick Nurse  In a September address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Barack More

▶ "Makes Absolutely No Sense": David Cay Johnston on Budget Deal That Helps Billionaires, Not the Poor

[youtube=http://youtu.be/OhNosiPKaoA]  democracynow Published on Dec 16, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org - A bipartisan budget deal to avert another government shutdown comes before the Senate this week. The vast majority of House members from both parties approved the two-year budget agreement last week in a 332-to-94 vote. It is being hailed as a breakthrough compromise for Democrats and Republicans. The More

▶ “Makes Absolutely No Sense”: David Cay Johnston on Budget Deal That Helps Billionaires, Not the Poor

[youtube=http://youtu.be/OhNosiPKaoA]  democracynow Published on Dec 16, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org - A bipartisan budget deal to avert another government shutdown comes before the Senate this week. The vast majority of House members from both parties approved the two-year budget agreement last week in a 332-to-94 vote. It is being hailed as a breakthrough compromise for Democrats and Republicans. The More

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