Category Biden Presidency

DN! “Humane”: Yale Historian Samuel Moyn on “How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War”

“…when Biden gave his two speeches the other week defending the pullout from Afghanistan, he made utterly clear that while giving up on failed counterinsurgency, he is turning to, and maybe will intensify himself, the real fruit of 9/11, which is kind of endless counterterror, no matter what the constraints of international law say, unless they require the drones to strike or the special forces to visit with care for the victims.”

People vs. Fossil Fuels: Demand a Fossil Free Future

From October 11 to 15, thousands of people will take action at the White House, participate in civil disobedience, and demand that President Biden choose a side: People vs. Fossil Fuels. Join us! JOIN US in Washington, D.C. To Demand a Fossil Free Future From October 11 to 15, thousands of people will take action at […]

Chomsky: Biden’s “Radical” Proposals Are Minimum Measures to Avoid Catastrophe, interview by C. J Polychroniou

In this exclusive interview, Noam Chomsky, one of the world’s greatest scholars and leading activists, shares his insights on the state of the world and the conundrum of activism and change, including the significance of the Black Lives Matter movement, the movement for Palestinian rights, the urgency of the climate crisis and the threat of nuclear weapons.

Afghanistan: Who’s to Blame and What Next? panel by Code Pink

Includes Biden’s full speech to the U.S. nation and responses of the panelists.

Facebook’s disinformation problem is harder than it looks, by Matthew Ingram

“finding the right line between disinformation control, public-health awareness, and outright censorship is not an easy task.”

The hidden hand of the US blockade sparks Cuba protests

“It is unclear who Biden thinks has been “enriching themselves” in Cuba, but any criticism of Cuba that does not include a thorough analysis of the internationally condemned U.S. blockade will miss the most important factor in why Cubans are currently undergoing such hardships.”

Do Haitian Black Lives Matter to Us, by Mary Beaudoin

A look at the past history and immediate unrest in Haiti before the recent assassination of Moise.

DN! Exxon Exposed: Greenpeace Tricks Top Lobbyists into Naming Senators They Use to Block Climate Action

“I mean, you know, the wins are such that it would be difficult to categorize them all. I mean, tax has to be the biggest one, right? The reduction of the corporate rate was — you know, it was probably worth billions to Exxon. So, yeah, I mean, there were a lot of wins.”

Media Applaud the New Cold Wars—but Could US Be More Aggressive, Please? by Gregory Shupak

“US media are fixin’ for a fight with China, Russia—or both.”

The Future of the Left, with Noam Chomsky

People power, education, persuasion, organization, persistent, action, leads to change.

Biden’s Bombing of Iraq and Syria Only Serves the Weapons Industry, by Glenn Greenwald

“The U.S. government is a lawless entity. It violates the law, including its own Constitution, whenever it wants. The requirement that no wars be fought absent congressional authority is not some ancillary bureaucratic annoyance…”

Chris Hedges Speaks on ‘American Sadism’

“What is taking place is not neglect. It is not ineptitude. It is not policy failure. It is social murder. It is murder because it is premeditated. It is murder because a conscious choice was made by the global ruling classes to extinguish life rather than protect it. It is murder because profit, despite the hard statistics, the growing climate disruptions, and the scientific modeling, is deemed more important than human survival.”

G-7 commits to global minimum tax of at least 15 percent

“The G-7 consists of the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom. The announcement is in line with the priorities of the Biden administration, which proposed a global minimum tax rate of at least 15 percent last month.”

Biden Dangerously Accelerating the New Cold War with China, by Joseph Gerson

“While there is much in Joe Biden’s and the Democratic Party’s domestic policy agenda to be admired and supported, rooting it in Trump initiated anti-China hysteria undercuts our national security.”

Ilhan Omar is under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back!

“And it isn’t just Ilhan they are going after. For too long, AIPAC has had a stranglehold on American foreign policy.”

World Moves Forward on Climate, Powerful Institutions Lag Behind

“To all of the institutions currently failing us, trust me when I tell you that the time to divest is now. In another few years or perhaps, just another 365 days by the next Earth Day, the opportunity to divest while it still counts—for your morals and your money—may have already disappeared.”

Do Haitian Black Lives Matter to US? by Mary Beaudoin

“The policies of neoliberalism are accelerated with what economist Naomi Klein calls the “shock doctrine,” imposed on a country when it finds itself in dire straits and is forced to go into debt, which acts as a form of bondage to international institutions.”

The Nuclear Question: Violence Begats Violence, by Alicia Sanders-Zakre and Dorothy VanSoest talks about “Nuclear Option””

“The cost of building and maintaining the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent, or GBSD, as it’s known, could swell to $264 billion over the coming decades, with much of the money going to military contractors, including Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics.”

The U.S. War on China: Panda Huggers and Panda Sluggers by K. J. Noh

“Unless we do something about it, President Biden’s doctrine toward China will likely be a continuation of the noxious U.S. arc of history, ideology, and planning.”

WAMM Newsletter, Winter 2021: Line 3, Polly Mann on Assange, Biden’s First 100 Days

WAMM joins the Water Protectors for Line 3, Biden’s first 100 days, a WAMM campaign on the many sides of military spending, Polly Mann; The Truth Will out despite caging and torture.