Since 2001, the US military emitted over 1.2 billion metric tons of greenshouse gases into the atmosphere. 400 million metric tons of that figure is directly related to the wars. Costs of War Project report: https://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/p… +++ Truth is not fake news. Justice is not fake news. We don’t have to tell you what dangerous […]
“It seems reasonable to speculate that in the early hours of January 8 a calamitous incident was contrived to happen.”
“The rhetoric we use to describe ourselves is so disconnected from reality that it has induced collective schizophrenia. America, as it is discussed in public forums by politicians, academics and the media, is a fantasy, a Disneyfied world of make-believe.
“They would also have to reckon with the humanitarian impact of sanctions, which Congress largely ignores at this point, and it has led to some of the world’s worst humanitarian crises as we’re seeing in Venezuela, and North Korea, and Iran.”
“Defender Europe 20, NATO’s biggest wargames for over 25 years, is getting under way this month. 20,000 US troops are participating in the US’s largest deployment to Europe in over quarter of a century.”
Venezuela Continues to Resist US Regime Change as a mistrial is declared for Venezuelan Embassy protectors. However, Trump prosecutors are considering a second attempt at prosecution.
“The imminent threat of war with Iran seems to have passed. We’re still not out of the woods — not by a long shot.”
DN!: “Our Very Existence Is the Resistance”: An Hour w/ AOC, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib & Ilhan Omar
REP. ILHAN OMAR: I think, to the point that Rashida was talking about, about us not being divided, but disconnected, is truly how I think about the thing that is wrong with the formation of our foreign policy, is that when we engage in the creation of our foreign policy, we are truly disconnected from the foreign nations that it will impact and the humans who are going to be impacted by our foreign policy.
“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.”
“The rhetoric we use to describe ourselves is so disconnected from reality that it has induced collective schizophrenia.”
The following is the writer’s interview with James Jordan about the situation on the ground in Colombia. Jordan leads human rights delegations to Colombia regularly and organizes the Alliance for Global Justice’s labor solidarity campaigns. This is an intro updating info and preceding Meredith’s intro and interview. As Latin American countries struggle to maintain their […]
Given that the Doomsday Clock has moved to 100 seconds to midnight…
“The U.S. Republican Party, replicating the fascist parties of the 1930s, is a personality cult. Those who do not bow obsequiously before the leader and carry out the leader’s demands are banished.”
“Trump’s impeachment battle is part of the wider historical and global struggle taking place over democracy.”
“MLK’s push for nonviolence is something to which we all should aspire.”
“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.”