Category Trump presidency

The Coming Collapse by Chris Hedges

Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural and social decay. He is a product of our failed democracy.

Deconsructed Podcast: How Bad is the News? with Hasan Minhaj

The news is almost like the comments section on Facebook, where there is no, “Hey, we went to the moon.” Everything is a moon-landing debate.

Killing Gaza, by Chris Hedges

“…what about the survivors? How can they heal the scars imposed on their psyches? The youth of Gaza has grown up through three wars, each more devastating than the last.

The biggest risk to American journalism isn’t posed by Trump

Journalists in the US are facing an unprecedented crackdown on their work. This crackdown is at its most visible when it intersects with protest.

The Existential Question of Whom to Trust, by Robert Parry

The clever use of propaganda to oust disfavored governments often leads to violence and war, as we have seen in targeted countries, such as Iraq, Syria and Ukraine.

Democracy Now! America’s #1 Weapons Salesman: Trump Promotes U.S. Arms Manufacturers & Weakens Export Rules

Reuters reveals that the new initiative will provide guidelines that could allow more countries to be granted faster deal approvals, and will call on Cabinet officials to help close deals between foreign governments and U.S. defense contractors.  Democracy Now! Published on Apr 18, 2018 https://democracynow.org – A new exposé by Reuters reveals how the Trump […]

Mainstream Politicians Switch Sides Under Trump, by Henry Giroux

Is any policy worth the death of 500,000 children?

Ruling Class Operatives Say the Darndest Things: On Devils Known and Not by Paul Street

What’s the main difference between Trump and Obama when it comes to U.S. arms sales abroad? As the noted liberal arms trade analyst William Hartung told DN’s Amy Goodman this week, “Well, [Trump’s] much more blatant about it. He’s shouting it from the rooftops. …”

Beware of White Helmets Bearing News by Ann Wright

Rather than wait for the arrival of a team of experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to assess whether chemicals had even used in this latest incident, Trump gave the order to bomb.

Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie

Spookingly timely the day after the illegal bombing of Syria.

Pro-War Press, Not Cambridge Analytica, Is the Real Scandal

Cambridge Analytica, in other words, was doing what campaigns have long done, which is to knock on doors and ask people what they think.

SYRIA – MANIPULATED VIDEOS FAIL TO LAUNCH WORLD WAR III

As we wrote yesterday… World War III had been called off.

Snowden Explains How the Deep State Influences Presidents

And this gets to the central crux of your question, which is: can any president oppose this? The answer is certainly.

Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Making Atrocities Great Again

Trump’s Recycling Program
War Crimes and War Criminals, Old and (Potentially) New

Building the Iron Wall by Chris Hedges

The iron wall is rising. It will cement into place a global system of corporate totalitarianism…

If We Want to Support Refugees, We Need To End the Wars That Create Them

The sanctuary movement needs an anti-war voice. 

The Empty Piety of the American Press by Chris Hedges

There is a long list of the censored. The acceptable range of opinion is so narrow it is almost nonexistent.

Scholar Henry Giroux on Gun Violence and Administration Agendas

A conversation with radical social critic and education Henry Giroux.

Russiagate or Russiagoat? Coleen Rowley, Nat Parry, Glenn Greenwald, James Risen

‘This is Nuts’: Liberals Launch ‘Largest Mobilization in History’ in Defense of Russiagate Probe February 9, 2018 Exclusive: Hundreds of thousands have pledged to take to the streets if Special Counsel Robert Mueller is removed, reflecting misplaced priorities and some fundamental misunderstandings, report Coleen Rowley and Nat Parry. Read more →   VIDEO: GLENN GREENWALD […]

Henry A. Giroux | Gun Culture and the American Nightmare of Violence

Militarism provides ideological support for policies that protect gun owners and sellers rather than children.