Category Trump presidency

Everyone Has Fallen for the Lies About Venezuela, by Lee Camp

It’s truly mind-numbing to watch so-called “liberals” march in lockstep with the likes of John Bolton, Elliot Abrams, Donald Trump and every neocon not currently in a coma.

Juan Guaidó: The Man Who Would Be President of Venezuela Doesn’t Have a Constitutional Leg to Stand On

“We believe in the vote, in dialogue, we believe in coming to an understanding, we believe Venezuelans need to part ways with the extremist sectors that only offer hatred, revenge, lynching.” Claudio Fermin

Sorting Through the Lies About Venezuela and US Military Presence in Latin America and the Caribbean

Sorting Through the Lies About Venezuela  (Portside) There is every reason to be concerned about the threat to Venezuela, given U.S. government hostility to any who seek to become independent of the U.S. or to direct economic activity to benefit local people rather than maximizing corporate profits. U.S. military presence in Latin America & the […]

Goodbye to the Dollar, by Chris Hedges

For the majority of Americans, the 2020s will likely be remembered as a demoralizing decade of rising prices, stagnant wages, and fading international competitiveness.

Nuclear Threat Grows as US Prepares to Withdraw From INF Treaty, by Jon Letman

“I think it’s very clear now that … the nuclear problem is coming back with a vengeance.”
Wellerstein pointed out that, owing in part to a decades-old aura of secrecy surrounding nuclear weapons, many people have a sense they aren’t well-informed on nuclear issues, with some Americans admitting they deliberately avoid nuclear weapons-related news.

A N.Y. Times Story Just Accidentally Shredded the Russiagate Hysteria, by Lee Camp

It made our mass media pundits look like hardened fools. But they have kept spouting their nonsense anyway, hoping no one notices the soup dripping down their faces.

Top 10 Reasons Not to Love NATO, by David Swanson

The New York Times loves NATO, but should you?

VA to shift billions of dollars to private care for veterans

Critics, which include nearly all of the major veterans’ organizations, say that paying for care in the private sector would starve the 153-year-old veterans’ health care system, causing many hospitals to close.

How a NeoCon-Backed “Fact Checker” Plans to Wage War on Independent Media

Newsguard gives Fox News high marks for accuracy. …examination of this organization reveals that it is funded by and deeply connected to the U.S. government, neo-conservatives, and powerful monied interests, all of whom have been working overtime since the 2016 election to silence dissent to American forever-wars and corporate-led oligarchy.

Exposing the Corporate Bribery Network, on Sheer Intelligence

RS: Adam Smith in “The Wealth of Nations” talked about, you know, the invisible hand; that no one should be able to control the action. But the multinational corporations, and they are dominant now—they want a hand. They want it controlled.
DM: They have an invisible hand through bribes. There isn’t a free market that we think, there isn’t free and fair competition. In fact, it’s all—I don’t want to say it’s all rigged, but it’s greatly rigged through bribes.

Depriving Children of Basic Needs Is Not Acceptable!  by Polly Mann

As a woman against military madness, I’m especially glad to see the issue of curbing militarism addressed.

Tomgram: Nomi Prins, A World That Is the Property of the 1%

Wall Street, Banks, and Angry Citizens: The Inequality Gap on a Planet Growing More Extreme

“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 […]

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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.

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.

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.