Build Back Better
US spends billions on war in Ukraine and working class pays the price

In passing a $728.5 billion war budget, US legislators prove that they are willing to fund war, unwilling to fund relief

The state of the US war industry under Joe Biden

The US defense budget is a good sign of the fact that while Joe Biden may lack his predecessor Donald Trump’s penchant for hyperbole, the two administrations so far have been pretty similar on many counts

Biden’s first year: Did anything fundamentally change?

Responding to pressure from people’s movements, Biden set lofty goals for his administration. How many of these promises has the administration fulfilled?

US Senate poised to strike down voting rights legislation a day after commemoration of MLK

Senator Sinema upholds filibuster rule, paving the way for historic voting rights legislation to be shot down by Republicans

Houthis continue to advance amid fresh airstrikes and other stories

Today we look at the Houthis’ advance across Yemen, Israel’s efforts to expand settlements in the Occupied Golan Heights, and more

Crucial social spending bill in the US blocked by Democratic Party Senator Joe Manchin

Senator Joe Manchin went on Fox News last Sunday to announce that he “cannot vote” for the widely popular Build Back Better Act.

US defense budget US Congress approves record defense budget of USD 778 billion 

Despite its withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Biden administration’s first defense budget is USD 38 billion higher than last year’s and more than the combined defense budgets of the next 11 countries

US infrastructure bill Biden’s watered down infrastructure plan: What’s in, what’s out and what’s next?

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which was passed by the US Congress is the largest single federally-funded investment in infrastructure in over a decade. However, many of its original proposals were abandoned and a lot hinges on its implementation

Biden brings lip service with minimal concrete action to COP26

The scale of US policy on climate change fails to match up with its contributions to the global climate catastrophe

US lawmakers gut critically-needed social spending bill

Facing historic inequality and worsening climate disasters, US workers are in desperate need of a greatly improved social safety net

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