Category Government/Politics

“America First” in Latin America, by Gary Prevost

One important starting point for understanding certain aspects of Trump’s Latin American policies, especially on trade and immigration, is to un-package his neo-isolationist “America First” world outlook.[

Freedom Rider: The Legacy of 1918, by Margaret Kimberley

Donald Trump is a racist boor, but the European leaders he snubbed are unreconstructed imperialists whose nations have enslaved and slaughtered tens of millions. “They relinquished colonies in Africa and Asia but kept them dependent through a variety of means.” Margaret Kimberley  Black Agenda Report  November 14, 2018 Donald Trump’s boorishness and stupidity always ruffle feathers […]

Image by Jared Rodriguez, Truthout

The Audacity of Struggle, by Ron Jacobs

Millions are shocked until they are no longer shocked because the commonplace nature of these and other human rights abuses desensitizes them to the brutal nature of these acts and the system that requires them.

Winona LaDuke Calls for Indigenous-Led “Green New Deal” as She Fights Minnesota Pipeline Expansion

What could $7 billion do in Minnesota? What could it do to make a New Green Deal?

“Wounds of War”: the VA health care system and why we all need it

This important discussion necessary for all of us to hear around attempts to privatize the VA, opposed by most Veterans groups, describes the work of the VA not only for Veterans but the everyday things we use developed in their research area, among other work by the VA. The VA gets a bad name–yet Suzanne Gordon advocates that the VA is the best model for an effective National Health Care system. The attempts to discount the work of the VA and privatize it are nothing more than more capitalistic greed–more capitalism on steroids.

The Long, Brutal U.S. War on Children in the Middle East, by Kathy Kelly

When children waste away to literally nothing while fourteen million people face conflict driven famine, a hue and cry—yes, a caterwaul —most certainly should be raised, worldwide.

The Intercept: Climate Crisis with Naomi Klein and others, Live Town Hall

Naomi Klein: The “Green New Deal” is not a piecemeal approach that trains a water gun on a blazing fire, but a comprehensive plan to transform society for the better.

‘Republicans Just Don’t Want All the Votes to Count’ Janine Jackson Interviews Ari Berman

There’s a lot of support for a pro-democracy agenda. And that gets missed, a lot of times, in all the coverage of the suppression that Republicans are doing

International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases, report by Roger Harris

Actions are being planned in Washington, D.C., around the 70th anniversary of NATO on April 4th. with supporting events encouraged locally and regionally throughout the US and worldwide.

The Donald and the Fake News Media, by Tom Engelhardt

Oh wait! Oddly enough, in case you hadn’t noticed, there’s one place where it’s barely talked about at all, where silence largely reigns, and to my mind that couldn’t be stranger.

The Biggest Threat to Free Speech No One Is Talking About, by Robert Reich

Imagine if they [the mainstream corporate media] talked about important things, like all the corporate corruption of Donald Trump. How that would have resonated with voters. He’s violating the Constitution.

Crucifying Julian Assange, by Chris Hedges

Assange is on his own. Each day is more difficult for him. This is by design. It is up to us to protest. We are his last hope, and the last hope, I fear, for a free press.

Has America Gone Insane?

“You can’t talk about hope until you can see reality and reality is pretty bleak, but that’s the starting point.”

Noam Chomsky: Trump and His Enablers Are ‘Criminally Insane’

In a new interview with Scientific American, the celebrated linguist and political theorist opines on a range of topics including classical liberalism, Trump’s presidency and his own vision of a better world. He also further clarifies why he considers the Republican Party to be “the most dangerous organization in human history.” By Jacob Sugarman  Truthdig  TD ORIGINALS  November […]

The Uber-Rich: Tyranny or Revolution, Scum vs. Scum, The Cult of Trump

Three by Christ Hedges: Trump, the Uber-Rich, the corporate state and elections.

Freedom Rider: The Migrant Caravan and U.S. Policy, by Margaret Kimberley

A truly democratic United States would not destroy other countries and would do better by its own people. The migrant caravan and fear of it are proof of failure on both counts.

Violent Political Rhetoric Can Feed Political Violence, by Ed Kilgore

… if political rhetoric in this country continues on its current trajectory, people are going to start getting killed, and then inevitably, the violence will escalate.

Welcome to the Jungle, by Pepe Escobar

The record reveals Bolsonaro as a racist, misogynist, homophobic, weaponizing thug, favoring a white, patriarchal, hierarchical, hetero-normative and “homogenous” Brazil. …A record 31 million votes were ruled absent or null and void. No less than 46 million Brazilians voted for the Workers’ Party’s candidate, Fernando Haddad.

EVERYWHERE (in the U.S.A.)

“The fact that voter suppression is treated like a partisan controversy the media mostly shrugs about instead of an act considered on par with treason and something we as a country should actively putting people in jail for doing is pretty insane.”

US Government-Funded News Network Ran a Hit Piece on Soros That Called Him a “Multimillionaire Jew”

The taxpayer-subsidized video portrays Soros as a threat to Latin American democracy. Featuring ominous music and images of street violence, the 15-minute video begins with the narration: “George Soros has his eye on Latin America.