Category Government/Politics

Nobody to Vote For, by David Swanson

Questions to ask your candidates. Where do they stand on issues of policy about militarism and war?

The Murderous Saudi Regime, by Ann Wright

Journalists I spoke with in Istanbul cited President Trump’s comments on the U.S. press as one of the causes of the impunity of authoritarian governments to jail critical journalists.

War Is Not Healthy for Children, by Michael Livingston

Our hearts scream out: why?! Why are these children separated from their parents? Why is our government abusing them in this way: tearing them away from their loved ones, incarcerating them in some awful environments, in many cases not letting them know if and when they can be in contact with their parents again?

Federal Lawsuit Alleges Trump’s Threats Against The Press Are Unconstitutional, By Steve Denning

[Trump] has: “engaged in conduct intended to retaliate against specific news organizations and journalists whose content and viewpoints displease him. Through his actions, Trump has intentionally conveyed to all writers and journalists that …they may be subject to retaliation by the federal government. That conduct violates the Constitution.” By Steve Denning  Senior Contributor  Leadership Strategy  Forbes  October […]

Chris Hedges: “The Rats Revolt” by Ralph Nader

It is only when the elites become afraid of us that there will be any hope of destroying corporate power. Politics, as Nader understands, is a game of fear.

CCR Stands with Survivors, Condemns Confirmation of Kavanaugh to Supreme Court 

As we have observed in legal struggle after struggle, the truth of survivors’ stories, of communities’ stories, and women’s stories will always outlast a court ruling or an opinion from a Supreme Court justice. Frontlines of Justice  Center for Constitutional Rights  October 8, 2018 In response to the Senate’s confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the […]

GOP’s Brian Kemp Purged 1 in 10 Georgia Voters: I’ve Got the Names, by Greg Palast

Suspiciously, Kemp sent no notice to these citizens after he took away their voting rights. If they show up to vote on November 6, they’re out of luck — and so is Georgia’s democracy. They need to re-register today or tomorrow 10/9 in order to vote.

US Government Admits It’s Making Fake Social Media Accounts to Spread Propaganda in Cuba, by Ben Norton

The US Office of Cuba Broadcasting is secretly creating fake social media accounts to inspire dissent and to spread right-wing pro-US, pro-capitalist propaganda in Cuba.

Kavanaugh Hearings: Toxic Masculinity is Endemic to the Far Right, Henry Giroux

An interview of Henry Giroux on the Kavanaugh Hearings: Government run amuck and the ramifications beyond the hearings

Chris Hedges: American Anomie

The reconfiguring of American society into an oligarchy and the collapse of our democratic institutions have left most of the population disempowered. … Ruleless-ness means the norms that govern a society and create a sense of organic solidarity no longer function.

End Impunity and Open Investigation on Palestine

The occupation of the Palestinian territory may be one of the most well-documented situations,… with…experts alleging that violations of international humanitarian and human rights law have occurred.

Space Force: Stealing the Heavens for War, by Karl Grossman

The Outer Space Treaty, of which Russia and China and the U.S. are parties, designates space as a global commons to be used for peaceful purposes. Indeed, the U.S., along with the UK and the Soviet Union, worked together assembling the treaty. Space Battle by Villenummisalo. Deviantart.net By Karl Grossman  Women Against Military Madness Newsletter  […]

Stop Killing and Dying in Afghanistan: Now More Than Ever, by David Swanson

“There are still about 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan.” That says it all, in shorthand.

Aida Touma Suleiman speaks on Israel/Palestine at the Veterans for Peace Annual Convention

What’s really going on in Israel. A new law denying Palestinian rights.

Demonization of Russia in a New Cold War Era, by Mairead Maquire

The demonization of Russia is, I believe, one of the most dangerous things that is happening in our world today.

Polly Mann: Who is Biased?

The Gaza Ministry of Health reported 12,844 Gazan casualties, victims of live fire or tear-gas inhalation.

Tomgram: Engelhardt, History, Memory, and Donald Trump

Still, don’t for a second imagine that Donald Trump won’t be remembered. He will — into the distant future in a way that no other American president is likely to be.

How the Empire Gets Away With Expanding (Some Observations)

Americans who dissent – that is, who are opposed to war – are branded supporters of the targeted government’s legitimate leadership.

We Will Resist Trump’s Authoritarian War on the Media, by Mike Ludwig

These are the words of a man who would rather be king than president.

From Venezuela to McCain, Big Media and Human Rights Industry in Lockstep

The victims of empire are never more invisible than when it is time to whitewash a departed warmonger.