Media Hit Archive

The 150 mph winds that Hurricane Michael blasted through Tyndall Air Force Base last October left a trail of destruction, ruin and exorbitant financial loss at one of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) key military bases. The damage could have been worse. Fifty-five of Tyndall’s fleet of F-22 fighter jets had been flown to safety before the […]

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Back from a recent trip to Cuba, Netfa Freeman, an analyst at the Institute for Policy Studies and coordinating committee member with the Black Alliance for Peace joins “By Any Means Necessary” to discuss conditions on the ground in Cuba with the announcement of rationing in the country due to US sanctions, how the US government and media […]

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The US economy. It is one of President Donald Trump‘s pet topics, he loves to talk about it, he loves to brag about it, and he loves to tweet about it. Just this week the US president took to Twitter to tell the world that more than 5 million jobs had been created since he took office. He […]

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In a move critics warned could further deepen the ties between the sprawling and immensely profitable private weapons industry and the U.S. government, the White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump will nominate former Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan to head the Pentagon. Shanahan has been serving as acting secretary of defense since the departure of former […]

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Phyllis Bennis joined al Jazeera to discuss the latest flare-up in violence between Israel and Palestine on the Gaza Strip, as well as the recent ceasefire. Watch the interview here.

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Phyllis Bennis joined UpFront to discuss the recent escalation in violence in Gaza between Israel and Gazan forces. Listen to the full interview at KPFA.

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Prior to the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968, federal, state, and local governments actively and explicitly enforced policies that discriminated against racial minorities seeking homeownership opportunities, making it harder for them to purchase homes in certain neighborhoods or to obtain financing on fair terms. During parts of the 20th century, state and […]

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Over the past two weeks, Robert Iger, the CEO of Disney, has made headlines not for Disney’s Avengers box office performance or for his completion of the Disney-Fox merger, but for something more personal: his $65.6 million salary—an amount that Disney heir Abigail Disney recently called “insane.” Both on Twitter and in a Washington Post op-ed, she lamented the salary gap […]

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When an advisory firm estimated that Walt Disney Co. chief Bob Iger would be paid as much as $423 million over four years, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., seized on the figure as a signal of what’s wrong with the U.S. economy. “Does Disney CEO Bob Iger have a good explanation for why he is being compensated more than $400 million, while workers at Disneyland […]

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Last spring, I drove 130 miles west of New Orleans to New Iberia, a small agricultural town located in the heart of Louisiana’s sugarcane country. The magnolias were just beginning to bloom in fragrant, white globes, and sugarcane fields stretched all the way to the flat, blue horizon. For decades, up to 5,000 of these […]

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On a balmy April day in 2017, a sandy-haired, square-jawed New York tax lawyer named Dana Trier was heading to Washington, D.C., for a graduate-level economics class at Johns Hopkins. Trier, a tax policy official in the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations, had made a name for himself as a tax expert at […]

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A new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is raising concerns over the impact of Canadian companies launching investor-state dispute settlement suits abroad on the public policies of poorer countries, particularly policies meant to protect the environment. Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) systems allow foreign firms to sue governments of a host country in […]

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The minimum wage would be $33.51 today, if it grew at the same rate as Wall Street bonuses. In 1989, the minimum wage was $3.35 and the average Wall Street bonus was $13,300. The minimum wage has been raised seven times since. It’s now $7.25 last raised in July 2009—an increase of approximately 116% since […]

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Global military spending reached its highest level since the records began two decades ago, according to a new analysis released Monday—an increase led by the United States and China. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) revealed in its latest annual report that countries around the world collectively poured $1.82 trillion into their militaries in 2018, a […]

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Just after Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was re-elected, experts on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict met to determine what the vote means. “The Israeli elections really did ask more questions than they answered,” said Khalil Jahshan, executive director of the Arab Centre Washington DC, which sponsored the panel. “The question now is: ‘Now what?’” … Read […]

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