Category Trump presidency

Worshipping the Electronic Image, by Chris Hedges

More ominous than the president’s impoverished vocabulary is that he cannot string together sentences that make sense.

Generals, Ambassadors, National Security Experts, Church Leaders and Women Nobel Peace Laureates Say “No War On Iran!” by Ann Wright

“A military confrontation would not only endanger those struggling for freedom and democracy but also further damage the Iranian economy, which is already reeling under American sanctions…”

Noam Chomsky: Trump Is History Repeated as Farce

for the world, it’s dead serious, from the destruction of the environment and the growing threats of terminal nuclear war to a long list of other crimes and horrors.

Abolish Migrant Child Jails Now, by Amy Goodman and Dennis Moynihan

“They were sick. They were coughing. They had runny noses. They were filthy dirty. They immediately started to describe the level of hunger that they were experiencing.”

Ralph Nader: Who Will Go After Trump’s Corporate Socialism?

The original doctrine of socialism meant government ownership of the means of production—heavy industries, railroads, banks, and the like. Nobody in national politics today is suggesting such a takeover. As one quipster put it, “How can Washington take ownership of the banks when the banks own Washington?” Consumer rights advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph […]

U.S. company making $750 per day, per child to keep immigrant children in ‘prison-like’ conditions

At $750 per day, the children could be staying at the Four Seasons hotel.

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.”