“Communities across the country have been ripped off by public-private schemes that enrich corporations and Wall Street investors and leave the rest of us to pick up the tab.”
With Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders leading the push for an ambitious package, Democrats in the upper chamber are reportedly considering a $6 trillion infrastructure bill as bipartisan negotiations continue to produce proposals that fall short of what experts say is needed to combat the climate emergency and rebuild the nation’s crumbling roads, bridges, and water systems.
As Africa urbanizes rapidly the presence of Chinese construction teams have become virtually ubiquitous. Is China sharing their expertise and helping lift Africa out of poverty or laying a debt-trap that many countries will struggle to break free of?
Between all the headline-rattling periods of military violence, Israel’s policies toward Gaza keep its residents in a continual state of suffering.