Category Trump presidency

Polly Mann: Who is Biased?

The Gaza Ministry of Health reported 12,844 Gazan casualties, victims of live fire or tear-gas inhalation.

Tomgram: Engelhardt, History, Memory, and Donald Trump

Still, don’t for a second imagine that Donald Trump won’t be remembered. He will — into the distant future in a way that no other American president is likely to be.

We Will Resist Trump’s Authoritarian War on the Media, by Mike Ludwig

These are the words of a man who would rather be king than president.

From Venezuela to McCain, Big Media and Human Rights Industry in Lockstep

The victims of empire are never more invisible than when it is time to whitewash a departed warmonger.

Jim Hightower: Corporations Are Waging All-Out Class War

Now, the time of a new democratic rebellion is upon us again, for We the People are suddenly in the grip of a brutish level of monopolistic power.

Tomgram: Nick Turse, Victory in Our Time (The U.S. Military is Winning. No, Really, It Is!)

Expressed differently, the United States has not won a major conflict since 1945; has a trillion-dollar national security budget; has had 17 military commanders in the last 17 years in Afghanistan, a country plagued by 23,744 “security incidents” (the most ever recorded) in 2017 alone; has spent around $3 trillion, primarily on that war and the rest of the war on terror…

Noam Chomsky: Media Obsession with Russia and the Stories Not Being Covered in the Trump Era

The fate of organized human society, even of the survival of the species, depends on this [US relations with Russia].

Your Bedside Glossary About People and Other Essentials You Need to Know

I compiled the information in the “Bedside Glossary.” Although I wrote most of it, I also cobbled together phrases here and there that came from other writers. Therefore, I am reluctant to be considered the “author” of this document. That is why my name does not appear on the glossary itself. Contact me at billmcgrath52@gmail.com. I […]

U.S. Is Complicit in Child Slaughter in Yemen, by Kathy Kelly

“This conflict is backed by the U.S. and the U.K.”

The Sanctification of NATO

Claims of Donald Trump undermining NATO have sent establishment media into a frenzy to sanctify NATO as a force for peace and democracy.

The Russia “National Security Crisis” is a U.S. Creation, an interview with Stephen F. Cohen

U.S. intelligence community claims endorse a fake crisis that hides the real one.

The Resurgence of Political Authoritarianism: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

…the furor about alleged Russian interference with our pristine democratic process reveals profound indoctrination — in capitalist, not democratic, values.

God Only Knows, by Kathy Kelly

To date, the US continues selling weapons to the UAE and to its coalition partner, Saudi Arabia

Where Power Holders Get Power and How Movements Take It Away

The research of social movements over the past one hundred years shows that nonviolent movements are twice as likely to succeed as violent movements, and they result in changes that are more sustainable over time.  The research also shows that nonviolent movements succeed in spite of the violence, not because of it. And it shows that a […]

Michael Moore: We Have to ‘Put Our Bodies on the Line’ to Stop Trump

“We’re not talking about political differences. We’re talking about thousands of children being kidnapped and put in jails.”

NATO Needs to End, by Pat Elder

No NATO. No collaboration with crime.

Preventing Crimes Against Humanity in the US

Stanton’s model also argues that every stage offers opportunities for prevention.

Chris Hedges interviews Seymour Hersh on the State of American Journalism (Video)

We are sodden with fake news, hyped-up and incomplete information and false assertions delivered non-stop daily…”

How the SCOTUS “Muslim Ban Ruling” Gives the President a Blank Check to Detain American Citizens

Supreme Court Gives Any President a Blank Check to Detain American Citizens

Trump’s act of state terrorism against children, by Henry A. Giroux

State violence against children has a long, dark history among authoritarian regimes.