Category Trump presidency

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.

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.