Category Trump presidency

Forbidden Questions? 24 Key Issues That Neither the Washington Elite Nor the Media Consider Worth Their Bother by Andrew J. Bacevich

Apart from a commendable determination to discomfit Trump and members of his inner circle (select military figures excepted, at least for now), journalism remains pretty much what it was prior to November 8th of last year: personalities built up only to be torn down; fads and novelties discovered, celebrated, then mocked; “extraordinary” stories of ordinary people granted 15 seconds of fame only to once again be consigned to oblivion…

Jeff Dietrich | Humiliation of the Word

“By filling the media space with bizarre inventions and brazen denials, purveyors of fake news hope to mobilize potential supporters with righteous wrath—and to demoralize potential opponents by nurturing the idea that everybody lies and nothing matters.”

William Hartung | The American Way of War Is a Budget-Breaker: Never Has a Society Spent More for Less

Put another way, preparations for and the pursuit of war will ensure that any future America is dirtier, sicker, poorer, more rickety, and less safe.

Eric Draitser | The Strategy Behind Washington’s Destabilization Of Venezuela

,,,were there real journalists covering Venezuela, they’d make note of the fact that a campaign of economic and psychological war, targeted assassinations, and corporate intrigue have helped plunge the country into an existential crisis.

Chomsky on the GOP: Has Any Organization Ever Been So Committed to Destruction of Life on Earth? (Videos)

“We’re not part of this. In fact, we’re going to try to undermine it.” We’re going to maximize the use of fossil fuels—could carry us past the tipping point. We’re not going to provide funding for—as committed in Paris, to developing countries that are trying to do something about the climate problems.

Mark Fiore | Make the FBI Great Again and Trump Branded Solutions (Video Cartoons)

“You just can’t make this stuff up, and if you did, people would say you’re full of it. Yes, on the day after firing FBI Director James Comey, President Trump met with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and Henry Kissinger. Everything’s fine. There’s no constitutional crisis, just ask Sergey Lavrov!”

Paul Street | Beyond the Madness of King Donald

The sooner Donald Trump is removed from the White House, the better. But we need a radical reorganizing of our national institutions.

Sleepwalking Toward Global War: Bernadette Devlin McAliskey on the Rise of Fascism Today

“Our simplistic historic understanding of fascism needs to be challenged,” warns McAliskey, “fascism is not German, it’s not the Nazism of the Second World War … it starts in the heads of individuals with the idea that what keeps you disadvantaged is that some lesser breed has taken what belongs to you.”

Robert Parry | The ‘Soft Coup’ of Russia-gate

The Russia-gate hysteria has grown stronger after President Trump’s firing of FBI Director Comey, but the bigger question is whether an American “soft coup” is in the works, reports Robert Parry.

Justin Raimondo | Shut Down the ‘Russia-gate’ Farce

It’s bogus, it’s boring, and it’s hurting the country

After James Comey’s Firing, Who Will Stop Trump’s Tinpot Dictatorship?

Is it any wonder that experts on authoritarianism and fascism have been sounding the alarm bell for many months now?

Trump’s Alt-Right Army Descended on Los Angeles to Battle Non-Existent Antifa

This is a flat out lie: “This group of people [the pro-Trump group] is not being aggressive in the least bit, and the people on the left, all they do is play into the PR for these people,” Pool said.

This year's Walk Against Weapons is Saturday, June 3, 2017.

Mary Beaudoin | Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Cost of War

Surveys for the last five years have shown that the American public would prefer to see a cut in defense spending. In 2016, people responded that they do not want funding for nuclear weapons increased.

Anne Winkler-Morey | U.S. and Latin America Beyond the Border Wall

The roots and strength of local grassroots organizations

Tom Hastings | Trump kleptocracy

Since our “leaders” seem incapable, we will need to lead ourselves, it appears.

Craig Aaron and Malkia Cyril on Net Neutrality, Kyle Wiens on Copyright Overreaching | Counterspin

What does this mean for all of us who rely on an open internet?

Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire Appeals To President Trump For Peace Leadership

“The people of North and South Korea want peace and they want a peace treaty. They do not want their country to be bombed or their government to bomb others. “

David Rosen | Inequality: Trump’s Challenge, Trump’s Failure?

Forbes [magazine] noted that “the results are not pretty.”

Christine Ahn | The High Costs of US Warmongering Against North Korea

What has most people on edge and in a state of alarm is that these briefings take place amid dangerous tensions and brinkmanship on the Korean peninsula.

Trump’s First 100 Days

Resistance is everywhere.