Category Current Issues

IT’S A SCANDAL THAT WE DON’T KNOW WHO SUPPORTED THE CORONAVIRUS BAILOUT. HELP US FIND OUT.

“We’re not just talking about half a trillion dollars that went to Wall Street, as I mentioned in my remarks,” [Ocasio-Cortez] continued. “That is being leveraged to $4 trillion for Wall Street and corporations. And what we’re seeing in payroll protection for small businesses is just a drop in the bucket compared to that.”

Voters Are Finally Starting to Notice the Trump Administration’s Botched Response to the Pandemic

“President” Trump and the Corona Virus Voters Are Finally Starting to Notice the Trump Administration’s Botched Response to the Pandemic MOTHER JONES  April 4, 2020 As the country was gripped by the coronavirus pandemic in March, President Donald Trump saw some of the best approval numbers of his presidency. Multiple polls showed that a small […]

Democracy Now! April 2 Coronavirus Global News Roundup

“A report in The New England Journal of Medicine published in late January warned asymptomatic people can spread the coronavirus, and the finding has informed public policy worldwide for weeks.”

Beyond the Economic Chaos of Coronavirus Is a Global War Economy,

“The level of global social polarization and inequality is unprecedented. In 2018, the richest one percent of humanity controlled more than half of the world’s wealth while the bottom 80 percent had to make do with just 4.5 percent of this wealth.”

Chris Hedges – Trump’s Israel/Palestine ‘Peace Plan’

“The plan essentially formalizes the Israeli apartheid state it is the natural denouement of the Zionists project.]

SAVE OUR VA: Veterans say NO to Privatization!

“The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has the best integrated healthcare system for veterans in America according to many studies.”

Understanding US-China Conflict, with Sarah Flounders

Sarah Flounders of the International Action Center discusses and compares China and the US, talks about COVID-19 in the two countries, and discusses US sanctions worldwide.

Speer Goes to Hollywood: A wake-up call about the danger of trivialising Nazi crimes

“The title of Vanessa Lapa’s documentary, Speer Goes to Hollywood, and its tagline, “The Unbelievable Second Career of the Good Nazi,” are enough to stop one in one’s tracks.”

Noam Chomsky: Democrats Abandoned the Working Class Decades Ago: Chomsky

“40% of the population say it can’t be a problem because of the Second Coming. Now that’s a deep cultural problem in the United States. People who know something about US history should all… we should all understand it.”

8M: Latin American women prepare for record feminist marches

“The streets will be painted green and purple, and the shouts of “Latin America will be all feminist!” will be echoed in the main capitals of the region.”

Auschwitz Survivors Don’t Want Their Past to Be Their Grandchildren’s Future

Many, such as 91-year-old Elza Baker, warned that, “There are signs to look out for, if you don’t watch out one day you wake up and it’s too late.”

Chris Hedges: The Zionist Colonization of Palestine

“This project is about the ongoing seizure of Palestinian land by the colonizers. It is about the rendering of the Palestinians as non-people, writing them out of the historical narrative as if they never existed and denying them basic human rights.”

Iran Unrest: Protests and Provocations, by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

Electronic communications and foreign media act as today’s Trojan Horse.  Sculpture from American Film “Troy.” By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich  Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) Newsletter  Volume 38  Number 1  Winter 2020 November 24, 2019, Iran: When protests in Hong Kong, Iraq, and Lebanon erupted, I was fully anticipating protests in Iran to follow. In 2018 alone, the National Endowment for […]

Flight 752 Out of Tehran

“It seems reasonable to speculate that in the early hours of January 8 a calamitous incident was contrived to happen.”

Ralph Nader: “Democratic Socialism” – Bring it on Corporate Socialists!

What is democratic socialism, anyway? Ralph Nader explains.

Chris Hedges: What Is Happening to Assange Will Happen to the Rest of Us

“The publication of classified documents is not yet a crime in the United States. If Assange is extradited and convicted, it will become one.”

Out of Iraq! No War on Iran! and Sami Rasouli on Iraq Caught in the Crossfire

“The American presence sets a target for American forces to be attacked by extremist elements, while also operating as a tripwire for a potential destructive and tragic war with Iran.”

America: Land of Make-Believe, by Chris Hedges

“The rhetoric we use to describe ourselves is so disconnected from reality that it has induced collective schizophrenia.”

The Women Fighting to Protect Yemen

“A missile blew out the house while my parents were inside and I was out. i ran to the house and saw my parents burn in front of my eyes. .. It’s hard to see your parents burn to death in front of you.”

Chris Hedges: Democrats Have No Moral Authority on Impeachment

“Democrats are…living in an alternative reality.”