Category Trump presidency
“Trump’s impeachment battle is part of the wider historical and global struggle taking place over democracy.”
“MLK’s push for nonviolence is something to which we all should aspire.”
“Ben-Ghiat warns that societies often succumb to authoritarianism and fascism not in one dramatic moment – such as a military coup — but gradually over time.”
Demonstrations from across the U.S.A. with commentary by Max Blumenthal, Mike Prysner, Sanders and Warren. Includes Mayday Plaza in Minneapolis.
January10 , 2020, BREAKING: “House approves war powers resolution to restrict Trump on Iran.” “The House must of listened. If only the Senate would.
“As for what the conflict is all about, the background reasons are not obscure. It has long been a primary principle of U.S. foreign policy to control the vast energy resources of the Middle East.”
“A war with Iran would see it use its Chinese-supplied anti-ship missiles, mines and coastal artillery to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, which is the corridor for 20% of the world’s oil supply. Oil prices would double, perhaps triple, devastating the global economy.”
“Three years in, [the Democrats] still haven’t understood that it’s not business as usual. Right? They’ve had to be pushed every step of the way to show any real resistance to the extent that they have.”
“Trump’s legacy will be the empowerment of the Christian fascists.”
“The Democrats through impeachment have no intention of restoring constitutional rights that would curb the power of the deep state and protect democracy. The deep state funds them. It sustains them in office.”
Reporter Lee Fang tracks down members of the Senate a day after their House colleagues voted to impeach Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
“The violent suppression of protesters in France, Chile, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, India and Hong Kong is already underway, a window into what may be coming to England, the United States and other countries that attempt to throw off the yoke of corporate oppression.”
“And we realize/ He’s ruining the world before our eyes.”
Why Bernie? Why not Biden?! Why not Warren?
“Much of what has been happening can be traced to the neoliberal assault on the general population launched a generation ago, leaving in its wake quite understandable anger, frustration and search for scapegoats — terrain that can readily be plowed by demagogues and con artists of the Trump variety.”
According to Hedges, the neoliberal or traditional Democrats have squandered their credibility. Which is, of course, why Bernie Sanders is so popular. Yet the mainstream corporate media continue to promote Biden (while ignoring Sanders), and Biden has some popularity even though he represents more than any other candidate, the “failed” Democrats Hedges speaks of who […]
“In an age where people around the world want to avoid war and to focus instead on the climate chaos that threatens future life on earth, NATO is an anachronism.”