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Mark Weisbrot

Venezuela Votes Soon -- And the U.S. Isn't Missing Its Chance to Meddle

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 12.01.2015 | World
Mark Weisbrot

By attempting to delegitimize -- with no evidence of possible fraud -- Venezuela's upcoming election, the U.S. and some of its allies are promoting instability and possible violence.

Environmental Movement Has Held Back the Keystone XL Pipeline -- For Good Reason

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Ditching the Keystone XL pipeline should be a no-brainer. The 1,179-mile pipeline extension would carry some of the world's dirtiest oil from Canada to Texas. It shouldn't be necessary to repeat this, but since we have a Congress controlled by a party that denies the reality of climate change, it is.

Washington and International Donors Have Failed Haiti

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

It's time for members of the U.S. Congress to step up to the plate and change our foreign policy toward Haiti, to make sure that the aid flows to where it is needed.

NYT Attacks Border With False Rant of Pro-Coup Reporter

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Naiman

No doubt, many supporters of U.S. policy in South America and opponents of the region's progressive governments will now cite Rohter's piece in the Times as "evidence" that the film is "inaccurate," in an attempt to discredit the film.

Could Congress Block Anti-Worker IMF "Bailouts" in Europe?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

If past votes on IMF banker bailouts are any guide, House Republicans are likely to move as a disciplined bloc. So the question boils down to this: is there a handful of progressive anti-IMF Democrats willing to throw in their lot with Republicans?

Will History Recall the Haiti Airlift?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Many Americans don't want to accept that the Obama Administration might not have taken decisions that were in the best interests of the people of Haiti.

Obama's Picks and the Ideology of No Ideology

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

On Friday, columnist David Brooks informed readers that Barack Obama's picks "are not ideological." The incoming president's key economic adviser...