Category Government/Politics

Glenn Greenwald: Ben Smith’s NYT Critique of Ronan Farrow Describes a Toxic, Corrosive, and Still-Vibrant Trump-Era Pathology: “Resistance Journalism”

THE MOST MENACING ATTRIBUTE of what Smith calls “Resistance Journalism” is that it permits and tolerates no dissent and questioning: perhaps the single most destructive path journalism can take.

As US Reels From COVID-19, Trump Turns to Sanctions, War Making and Threats

“No country was willing to sell or even donate medical equipment to Iran to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic for fear of Trump reprisals, making the outbreak significantly worse. In the end, the World Health Organization stepped in to supply them, one reason Washington has pulled all funding from the group. “

New Documents From the Sham Prosecution of Gen. Michael Flynn Also Reveal Broad Corruption in the Russiagate Investigations

“The conflation of ideological and evidentiary questions, and the substitution of substantive political debates with tests of tribal loyalty, are indescribably corrosive to our public discourse.”

Sanctioned Countries Speak Out on COVID-19

Sanctions are crimes against humanity. The Trump administration, the neocons, are using COVID-19 as a smokescreen to further attack countries while the neoliberals sit back and reap in profits at the expense of humanity.

Chris Hedges on Biden vs. Trump, Bernie Sanders, Corporate Media, Assange & State of the Left

A fixed election system, mainstream corporate media, and more.

Disarm and Divest During COVID-19, featuring the Kings Bay Plowshares 7

The Trident is the deadliest weapon on the planet. Disarm and Live! Also featuring Jeremy Scahill, Medea Benjamin and Cornel West Panelists:  • Dr. Cornel West • Jeremy Scahill • Medea Benjamin  • The Kings Bay Plowshares 7:  ◦ Martha Hennessy, Dorothy Day’s granddaughter, Catholic Worker  ◦ Steve Kelly, S.J., Catholic priest ◦ Carmen Trotta, Catholic Worker ◦ […]

In All of Minnesota’s 851 Towns and Cities, Someone Says No to Nuclear War!

Our lives and much of what we’re accustomed to will have been changed forever by the coronavirus but the existential danger presented by nuclear weapons remains unless we act collectively as we have during the pandemic. The remarkable project described here entailed visits to all of the towns and cities in Minnesota and provides proof […]

Some Progressives Are in Denial About Trump’s Fascist Momentum

“Fascist politics exchanges reality for the pronouncements of a single individual, or perhaps a political party. Regular and repeated obvious lying is part of the process by which fascist politics destroys the information space.”

Take Action and Statement: U.S. organizations react to global military spending report

“The devastating impact of this #1.917 trillion in military spending has become painfully clear in the United States as we struggle to keep pace with the healthcare needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Stimson Center/SIPRI: Trends in Global Arms Transfers and Military Spending (Video)

(Video Recording of Webinar)   “The discussion highlights SIPRI’s data on international arms transfers and the recently released analysis of world military expenditure and analyses potential future dynamics arising from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).”

Global military expenditure sees largest annual increase in a decade—says SIPRI—reaching $1917 billion in 2019

“United States drives global growth in military spending”

Palast on Staying Home with Josh Fox: All we’re asking is that the voters choose the politicians and not the opposite way around

“It was brutalizing to watch. When I saw the videos of people in Milwaukee in the rain, six feet apart, standing there for hours to be able to vote because there were only five polling stations open in the entire city, it broke my heart…”

Climate Crisis, the Environment and U.S. Militarism: Making the Connections

The US military is responsible for the most egregious and widespread pollution of the planet, yet this information and accompanying documentation goes almost entirely unreported.

“Internationalism or Extinction”: Noam Chomsky talks about COVID-19 and his new book

Can we stop the race to the abyss?

Webinar: Weapons in Space: Weaponising the Final Frontier and building a global citizen movement to stop it! (recorded video)

A webinar bringing together key activists from the US and the UK to discuss the latest news and views on ‘star wars’, missile defence, space weapons, and the on-going campaign to prevent a war in space. 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲: 𝟭𝟳𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗳. 𝗗𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝗯 (Chair of CND UK) in conversation with 𝗕𝗿𝘂𝗰𝗲 𝗚𝗮𝗴𝗻𝗼𝗻 (Coordinator, Global […]

Is American Exceptionalism Shaping Our Scientific Response to the Coronavirus?

“My view, of course, is that once you make science American it’s doomed. It needs to be human to have a chance. American exceptionalism is not just part of basing pandemic predictions on computer models rather than on the other 96% of humanity.”

Henry Giroux: The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Exposing the Plague of Neoliberalism

“Neoliberal capitalism is the underlying pandemic feeding the current global shortage of hospitals, medical supplies, beds and robust social welfare provisions, and increasingly an indifference to human life. The social contract has been all but eliminated while notions of the public good, social obligations and democratic forms of solidarity are under attack.”

Greg Palast: How Trump Stole 2020

“Vote suppression is the key issue to the 2020 Election and Palast is the expert to explain why…”

Noam Chomsky: The Rich Aren’t Waiting To Build a New World. Why Are We?

How corporations are profiting from the COVID-19 and how the Trump administration made it possible.

Tomgram: Trump’s Own Military Mafia, by Danny Sjursen

“A brief look at key ‘86ers offers insight into President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s military-industrial complex in 2020 — and it should take your breath away.”