Category Government/Politics

DN! | “Trump Creates Crises and Preys on Fear”: Rep. Jayapal on Policy of Separating Kids from Parents

Also includes a DN! video: Caged Children & Terrified Infants: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Describes “Acts of Indecency” at Border

Christopher Simpson on “The Science of Coercion”

Government-funded psychological warfare programs underwrote the academic triumph of preconceptions about communication that persist today in communication studies, advertising research, and in counterinsurgency operations.

Scapegoating Iran, by Chris Hedges

The warmongers have no more of a plan for “regime change” in Iran than they had in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya or Syria.

Tomgram: Engelhardt, A Twenty-First-Century History of Greed

The history of greed in our time has yet to be written, but what a story it will someday make.

Anti-Trump Cartoons Stopped by Censor at Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

None of these [anti-Trump] cartoons appeared in the Post-Gazette, despite Rogers being the paper’s full-time staff political cartoonist.

Digging Deeper, Afghanistan, by Kathy Kelly

On May 13, a single-file procession of Pashto men started off on a 400-mile trek along dusty roads from Helmand to Kabul, to call for the Afghan government and the warring parties to end the war.

Tomgram: Making Sense of America’s Empire of Chaos

Donald Trump would have been inconceivable as president without those disastrous wars, those trillions squandered on them and on the military that’s fought them, and that certainly qualifies as “impact” enough.

It’s time to transform the “War Economy” into a “Peace Economy” that values all humanity!

We must dare to speak out in support of those American war resisters, the real military heros…

Gaza: World Condemns Killing and Maiming of Peaceful, Unarmed Palestinian Protesters. Calls to Investigate Israeli Use of Force

There have been a series of impassioned calls at the UN for restraint and independent investigations of Israel’s use of live fire against unarmed Palestinians

The Truth Behind the Headlines with Lee Camp and Abby Martin

Lee Camp speaks with Abby Martin, a cutting-edge investigative journalist and host of Empire Files who calls out the US war machine. Lee then discusses how the systems that rely on our ignorance are now trying to come up with ways to keep us dumb.   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊  […]

Military Madness, U.S. Style: What’s the Alternative?

Stephen Kinzer wrote that “coverage of the Syrian war will be remembered as one of the most shameful episodes in the history of the American press.’”

‘We the Corporations’ with Robert Sheer and Adam Winkler (Audio and Transcript)

The Constitution doesn’t mention corporations, right?
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…the fact is it’s the subversion of the 14th Amendment, by the corporations, by the rich.

Chris Hedges: Max Blumenthal, Dan Cohen on ‘Killing Gaza’

A documentary of Israeli war crimes.

Scourging Yemen, by Kathy Kelly

The U.N. must abandon its biased role in the Yemen conflict, so it can broker a peace

The Defeat of US Imperialism is a Strategic Necessity, not a Single Issue by Danny Haiphong

US imperialism has become a single issue, with many leftists choosing to express solidarity with Palestinians but not for Syrians, Iranians, or Iraqis.

Why Antonio Gramsci is the Marxist Thinker for our Times, by George Eaton

The late Italian philosopher’s concept of hegemony was startlingly prescient.

The Coming Collapse by Chris Hedges

Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural and social decay. He is a product of our failed democracy.

See Which Companies Make Billions from Selling Weapons Around the World

Private companies building and selling guns is not the same thing as the government encouraging their use in other nations’ war zones, but President Eisenhower’s prescient warning is great food for thought.

Deconsructed Podcast: How Bad is the News? with Hasan Minhaj

The news is almost like the comments section on Facebook, where there is no, “Hey, we went to the moon.” Everything is a moon-landing debate.

Graduates of Elite Universities Dominate The New York Times and Wall Street Journal Study Finds, by Zaid Jilani

The researchers were hesitant to comment on what the findings of their study mean for the way journalism is produced. But the homogeneity of perspectives and experiences in a newsroom can have the effect of limiting a newsroom’s scope of reporting…