Category Current Issues

The Legacy of Psychological Warfare: The Deep State

Together, the anonymous sources of the “deep state” and the mass corporate media have become accustomed to controlling the narrative told to the public.

David Price | Rogue Elephant Rising: The CIA as Kingslayer

Price: I know no reason to trust the CIA and other intelligence agencies any more than we trust Trump.

Diana Johnstone | France: Another Ghastly Presidential Election Campaign; the Deep State Rises to the Surface

Manufacturing Consent

Two States

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Mike Madden | Senior Advisor Sharon Burke at New America Says Ending the Worst Excesses of the War on Terror, Including Torture, Would Be “Concessions to ISIS”

Originally posted on Rise Up Times:
Ms. Burke appeared on MPR News on February 1, 2017, to address the national security question posed by host Kerri Miller: “Do Trump’s immigration policies make us safer?” By Mike Madden, Vice President Veterans For Peace, Twin Cities Chapter 27  February 12, 2017 New America is a think tank…

To Halt the Slide Into Authoritarianism, We Need a General Strike

A general strike is not just another protest, rally or march. It is a strike.

Murtaza Hussain | Trump’s Rhetoric on “Radical Islam” Undermines Counterextremism Programs in U.S.

Never popular in the first place, domestic counterextremism programs are now likely to become much more aggressive and bellicose.

Belén Fernández | Zumba-Thons and Other Non-Solutions to Violence Against Women

In continuing to violate nations and people at will, the U.S. could very well qualify as a pandemic in its own right.

Diana Gebrial | The Inextricable Link Between Migration and Sweatshops

Whereas most industries have seen some technological advancement, the image of the garment sweatshop has seen little modification since its inception over a century ago.

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Henry A. Giroux | Political Frauds and the Ghost of Totalitarianism

Originally posted on Rise Up Times:
Few journalists have acknowledged the presence of white militia and white supremacists groups at Trump’s rallies. Missing from the commentaries by most of the mainstream media regarding the current rise of Trumpism is any historical context that would offer a critical account of the ideological and political disorder plaguing…

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Henry A. Giroux: The plague of American authoritarianism

Originally posted on Rise Up Times:
 According to Paxton:  No swastikas in an American fascism, but Stars and Stripes (or Stars and Bars) and Christian crosses. No fascist salute, but mass recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance. These symbols contain no whiff of fascism in themselves, of course, but an American fascism would transform them…

Totalitarianism in the age of Trump: lessons from Hannah Arendt

As Pollock says: “What she was afraid of was the tendency to devalue action, for the economic to overtake the political.”

Wm. O. Beeman | Trump Administration Risks War with Iran Over Nothing

Once again, the United States is singling out and targeting Iran on highly questionable grounds without any real authority.

Refugees: Seeing Flight as a Non-violent Option, by Erica Chenoweth and Hakim Young

One Way to Change the Discourse about the World’s 60 Million Refugees

Fear in the Age of Trump

Today I write from that place of fear, maybe tomorrow I will write of hope and resistance.

Eliot A. Cohen | A Clarifying Moment in American History

With every act [Trump] makes new enemies for himself and strengthens their commitment; he has his followers, but he gains no new friends.

Glenn Greenwald | Obama Killed a 16-Year-Old American in Yemen. Trump Just Killed His 8-Year-Old Sister.

A hideous symbol of the bipartisan continuity of U.S. barbarism…

No One Wins Trade Wars

Trump’s ‘America first’ trade policy will be bad for working Americans.

Kathy Kelly | White Silence Equals Violence: Awaiting A Verdict

Although found guilty, I’ll still act in accordance with my belief that we didn’t act criminally.

Randall Amster | Faux Real: What’s in Your Worldview?

It’s a pitch as old as the hills; we know it yet we still buy it.