Category Trump presidency

In the Absence of Trust: The Iran Nuclear Deal, History and in the Trump Administration

On May 8, 2018, the United States unilaterally withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, had this to say about the development: None of us ever trusted the United States. This deal was not based in trust. It was based on […]

Mexico City: Palast Wins Journalism Award

Don’t blame Americans. They really believe Donald Trump was elected President.

Middle East Update: Trump Cancels Attack on Iran; Ann Wright, Soraya S. Ulrich

Future sales restricted! Yes, because of Yemen.

Boondoggle, Inc. Making Sense of the $1.25 Trillion National Security State Budget

Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and their cohorts — are laughing all the way to the bank.

How to take on fascism without getting played, by George Lakey

The cause of rising fascism is the economic elite and its wish to take more and more of the country’s wealth for itself.

Is Trump a Fascist? On Deconstructed, The Intercept

Donald J. Trump: Nobody disobeys my orders.

Venezuela: Amnesty International in Service of Empire

Looking at the list of AI funders: all one has to do to see they are part of the system of psychological warfare that promotes U.S. imperialism.

Redacting Democracy: What You Can’t See Can Hurt You, by Karen J. Greenberg

Now You See It, Now You Don’t. Democracy itself can,…be redacted if the culture of blacking-out key information becomes Washington’s accepted paradigm.

The Espionage Axe: Donald Trump and the War Against a Free Press

Throughout its history, the Espionage Act has been used as a weapon to attack free speech and dissent.

Suicide Watch on Planet Earth: As the Flames Began to Rise, the Arsonists Appeared

Collusion — hell, yeah! Putting the Planet on a Suicide Watch

I’m a Child of Immigrants. And I Have a Plan to Fix Immigration. By Sonia Nazario, and End Project Streamline

Neither Democrats nor Republicans will like [the plan].. But it would be humane, it would adhere to the rule of law, and it would work.

Chris Hedges: ‘Democrats set the table for Russiagate’

Chris Hedges, host of “On Contact,” joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the role of the Democratic establishment in the “Russiagate” media frenzy.

“The Left Can’t Meme”: How Right-Wing Groups Are Training the Next Generation of Social Media Warriors

…memes in politics: Cheap, subversive, and designed to provoke an emotional response, memes are a disruptive form of information guerrilla warfare. Republicans have gotten Giesea’s message, while Democrats have all but ignored it.

NATO’s Expensive Anniversaries, by Brian Coughley

It was a classic set-up, and it is patently obvious, in hindsight, that NATO’s Godfathers had no intention whatever of abiding by the solemn assurance that the alliance would “not expand one inch to the east.”

Inside the Secretive U.S. Air War in Somalia: How Many Civilians Have Died as Strikes Escalate?

it’s pretty easy to find people who have been impacted by American airstrikes. It’s kind of shocking.

Giving the Bomb to Saudi Arabia’s Dr. Strangelove, by Chris Hedges

The drive to build nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia is led by the half-wit son-in-law of the president, Jared Kushner, who met Tuesday with Salman in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, to discuss “ways to improve the condition of the entire region through economic investment,” according to the White House.

Tomgram: A Swiftian Modest Proposal for the President, Or How to Solve the Border and China Problems in One Swell Foop 

As of 2019, despite moments of Trumpian braggadocio about a supposed $1.5 trillion infrastructure investment plan — largely a scam that has yet to arrive in Congress — the only kind of infrastructure still getting attention is, of course, the president’s great wall to nowhere.

Nuclear Weapons: Who Has What at a Glance

Who has nuclear weapons? Officially, China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, and the United States. Also, India, Israel, and Pakistan

Hope in the Time of Trump, Yorkshire CND

From the Hope in the Time of Trump conference three excellent speakers–sponsored by Yorkshire CMD.

The Arms Trade Is Intensifying Under Trump, by Peter Castagno

The global arms trade is experiencing its greatest boom since the Cold War, fueled by horrific wars in the Middle East and revitalized power rivalries among China, Russia and the United States.