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: weisbrot@cepr.net

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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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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Macron is Just the Beginning of a New Fight for France and Europe
The media response to the French election reads like some people had too much cannabis. From the first paragraph of a front page news analysis of the New York Times : “It was globalization against nationalism. It was the future versus the past. Open versus closed.” Let’s not get carried away. It’s...
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Julian Assange is A Political Prisoner Who Has Exposed Government Crimes and Atrocities
Julian Assange is a political prisoner. He has never been charged with a crime. Everyone who recognizes his name should know this, and if they don’t it is only because the largest media outlets have misreported or not reported the basic facts of his detention. This in itself is a searing indictment...
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Thursday, April 06, 2017
Public Pressure On White House Could Help Prevent Mass Starvation In Yemen
“Shame on us,” wrote Nicholas Kristof in The New York Times last month. “The Saudis have managed to block coverage of the crimes against humanity they are perpetrating in Yemen, and the US backs the Saudis.” He was referring to a Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen, which now puts millions of...
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