Category Government/Politics

Trump’s authoritarian assault on democracy continues: What lies ahead?

“Ben-Ghiat warns that societies often succumb to authoritarianism and fascism not in one dramatic moment – such as a military coup — but gradually over time.”

As We Work to Prevent Iran War, It’s Time to End All Our Wars

“On Thursday, the House passed a resolution that would reassert Congress’s constitutional, and long-neglected, power to start and end wars. The resolution faces an uphill battle in the Senate, and this is where progressives should place their energy.”

Trump’s Iran Aggression Sparks Protests Across America, World

Demonstrations from across the U.S.A. with commentary by Max Blumenthal, Mike Prysner, Sanders and Warren. Includes Mayday Plaza in Minneapolis.

Chomsky, Falk and Ellsberg: Congress Must Forcibly Limit Trump’s Power to Attack Iran

January10 , 2020, BREAKING: “House approves war powers resolution to restrict Trump on Iran.” “The House must of listened. If only the Senate would.

Noam Chomsky: US Is a Rogue State and Suleimani’s Assassination Confirms It

“As for what the conflict is all about, the background reasons are not obscure. It has long been a primary principle of U.S. foreign policy to control the vast energy resources of the Middle East.”

Chris Hedges: War With Iran

“A war with Iran would see it use its Chinese-supplied anti-ship missiles, mines and coastal artillery to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, which is the corridor for 20% of the world’s oil supply. Oil prices would double, perhaps triple, devastating the global economy.”

2019 Wasn’t Just About Trump. It Will Be Remembered for Global Resistance

Recently, the United Nations issued a report predicting that climate change would exacerbate a growing gap between the rich and poor globally, and protests across the world are clear evidence that current political systems are failing large numbers of people. And that means uprisings are bound to continue. Protesters, medical professionals and political opponents demand the […]

Three Years of Tracking | U.S. Press Freedom Tracker January Newsletter

“I encourage you to explore the comprehensive search functions on our home page to see how categories, tags, date queries and more interact with one another.”

National Endowment for Destabilization? CIA Funds for Latin America

“A lot of what we do today was done covertly 25 years ago by the CIA,” said NED cofounder Allen Weinstein in 1991.

Dorothee Benz: ‘We Need to Do Everything We Can on All Fronts’

“Three years in, [the Democrats] still haven’t understood that it’s not business as usual. Right? They’ve had to be pushed every step of the way to show any real resistance to the extent that they have.”

This week in Venezuela, Snapshots

The following are links to activities in Venezuela this week from TelesurEnglish. December 29, 2019 News > Brazil Brazil to Grant Refuge to Attackers of Venezuelan Military Base teleSUR / MP The “unusual decision confirms the pattern of protection and complicity of U.S. satellite states to attack Venezuela’s peace,”… +++ December 29, 2019 News > Venezuela Venezuelan […]

Onward, Christian Fascists, by Chris Hedges

“Trump’s legacy will be the empowerment of the Christian fascists.”

Impeachment Hearings Expose Current State of US Militarism/Meddling, by Mike Madden

“When a nation is guilty of military aggression, it is not those who prosecuted the war who should be honored, it is those who tried to stop it.”

The Impeachment’s Moral Hypocrisy, by Chris Hedges

“The Democrats through impeachment have no intention of restoring constitutional rights that would curb the power of the deep state and protect democracy. The deep state funds them. It sustains them in office.”

We Must Overcome Our Atomization to Beat Back Neoliberal Fascism, by Henry A. Giroux

“These movements of resistance represent a reaction to the multiple abuses produced by a mix of political authoritarianism and neoliberalism marked by cruel predatory policies, a disdain for human rights, and fascist claims to ultra-nationalism and social cleansing.”

How Can the Senate Impeachment Trial Be Fair? By Lee Fang

Reporter Lee Fang tracks down members of the Senate a day after their House colleagues voted to impeach Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

No War for the Holidays! Take time this holiday season to speak out for peace.

Stop Endless U.S. Wars
Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen & Everywhere
Say NO to U.S. War on Iran & North Korea
U.S. Hands Off Venezuela and Bolivia

Chris Hedges: Hope Lies in the Streets

“The violent suppression of protesters in France, Chile, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, India and Hong Kong is already underway, a window into what may be coming to England, the United States and other countries that attempt to throw off the yoke of corporate oppression.”

“Impeach the Prez”

“And we realize/ He’s ruining the world before our eyes.”

Bernie Sanders Should Be Democrats’ First Choice, by Jeff Cohen

Why Bernie? Why not Biden?! Why not Warren?