Mark Weisbrot

Mark Weisbrot is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), in Washington, DC. He is also president of Just Foreign Policy. He is co-author, with Dean Baker, of Social Security: The Phony Crisis. E-mail Mark:

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Saturday, November 10, 2018
Trump Was Handed a Major Defeat on Tuesday—And There Will Be More
With the Democrats having won the House of Representatives, and forecast to gain 37 seats (there are currently 14 uncalled races), there is some confusion about what this means. And there is also some debate over what it might indicate for the future of Trump and his party. Many have pointed to the...
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In the coming months, tens of thousands of people across the country will be contacting their representatives and senators to persuade them to vote to end this war that has nothing to do with U.S. national security. (Photo: Views
Friday, October 26, 2018
Congress Should End US Military Participation in the Saudis’ War in Yemen
Each day since Oct. 2, new evidence has emerged that the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a resident of Virginia, was a premeditated murder. At the same time, it is also increasingly clear that the murder was approved at the highest levels of the Saudi Arabian government, most...
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Protesters gather against the far-right’s presidential candidate on September 29, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Views
Saturday, October 06, 2018
Presidential Election Is About a Fight for Democracy in Brazil
The original Portuguese version of this was published by the Brazilian newspaper Folha de S.Paulo on Friday . What follows is the English translation. The world is watching Brazil’s elections, probably as never before. “Latin America’s latest menace: Bolsonaro Presidente,” screams the headline on...
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Blood-stained backpacks at the site of a Saudi airstrike that killed fifty-one people, including forty children, Saada, Yemen, August 10, 2018. (Photo: AP Photo/ Kareem al-Mrrany) Views
Thursday, September 20, 2018
How Congress Can End the War in Yemen
On July 3, PBS News Hour reporter Jane Ferguson was in Yemen covering the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe . She spoke with Dr. Ali Al Motaa, a Yemeni professor, who told her: “The missiles that kill us, American-made. The planes that kill us, American-made. The tanks, Abrams, American-made...
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Thursday, March 08, 2018
Congress Must Act Now to End America's Atrocities in Yemen
Your taxpayer dollars and military forces are at work, on the other side of the world, in Yemen — one of the world’s poorest countries. Every 10 minutes another child dies of preventable disease. It’s not a natural disaster but a human made one: Saudi Arabia has cut off most supplies of food, fuel...
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Monday, October 02, 2017
If You Want Puerto Rico To Recover, Cancel Its Debt
More than 40% of Puerto Rico is without clean water, and the vast majority has no electricity. Many hospitals and operating rooms are not functioning, and the threat of a public health crisis looms. On Wednesday, 145 members of Congress took the unusual step of writing to President Trump and asking...
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U.S. military forces are participating in refueling Saudi bombers and also in their targeting, which has killed thousands of civilians. Views
Friday, September 29, 2017
From North Korea to Yemen: The Cost of Empire
As the war of words between the governments of Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un has spiraled into childlike name-calling and escalating military threats, the world shudders at the possible consequences. The Pentagon has reportedly estimated that a North Korean attack with conventional weapons against...
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Monday, August 28, 2017
Trump's New Venezuela Sanctions Will Do More Harm Than Good
The Trump administration announced new, unprecedented sanctions against Venezuela on Friday that are designed to cut off financing to Venezuela. The Trump team pretends that the sanctions are only directed at the government. But as any economist knows, this is clearly false. By starving the economy...
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Friday, July 21, 2017
Venezuela Needs Negotiation to Avoid Civil War, Not Trump-Supported "Regime Change"
What kind of role should Washington play in Venezuela's crisis? Well, what kind of role should Russia play in U.S. politics and elections? The answer to both questions is the same: None at all. Unfortunately, recent U.S. involvement in Venezuela's domestic affairs has dwarfed anything anyone has...
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Saturday, June 10, 2017
The Resurrection of Jeremy Corbyn: Truth Can Be an Effective Political Weapon
Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the UK’s Labour Party, has made a remarkable comeback after his political obituary had been written and widely accepted as recently as seven weeks ago. Although the Tories, led by Theresa May, will still have the largest number of seats, they have lost their majority, after...
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