One thing I’ve learned over two decades of reporting from dozens of crises around the world: these tactics can be resisted.

So, in a very real sense, preventing war and averting climate chaos are one and the same fight.

The left should avoid allowing the right to set its agenda for struggle. 

Exclusive: Official Washington is abuzz about ex-FBI Director Comey’s testimony and excited about possibly impeaching President Trump, but that misses the underlying story of a “soft coup” by the Intelligence Community, says Robert Parry. By Robert Parry  Consortium News  June 8, 2017 So what were we watching in ex-FBI Director James Comey’s testimony on Thursday: […]

Politicians obviously have self-interested reasons for denying that they have misinterpreted, miscalculated, and then persisted in bad policies that have resulted in death and destruction for their own countrymen as well as others.

Bush and Cheney used that post 9/11 period of obfuscation to “roll out” their misbegotten “war on terror,” which only served to exponentially increase worldwide terrorism.

Some complain that the Women’s March lacked direction, but more limiting was its lack of shared experiences and knowledge that could rationalize a political objective.

… the truth is that Comey is the enemy of whistleblowers, or at least of national security whistleblowers.

Note that no mention is made in this message of any reason for the “non-selection” (actually cancellation) of the panels, depriving the panel organizers and defamed individuals of any ability to challenge the decision. By DAVE LINDORFF  Counterpunch  June 2, 2017 Beginning today, June 2, the Left Form (formerly the Socialist Scholars’ Conference), will conduct […]

Today, the terror threat from far-right white supremacists is the terror threat that dare not speak its name. Leading conservatives, and even some liberals, are keen to downplay the danger that they pose and to divert and deflect attention away from homegrown white extremists and toward what President Trump likes to call “radical Islamic terrorism.”

“These leaks have been going on for a long time, and my administration will get to the bottom of this,” Trump warned in a statement on Thursday.

Surveillance Reports Paint Protesters as Desperate and Deviant

Establishment journalists failed their “first they came for the Communists…” moment at the very beginning of the Trump administration, when DC police arrested and charged at least nine alternative journalists for covering protests at Trump’s inauguration that included property damage. BY JANINE JACKSON  FAIR  May 25, 2017 It is heartening at least that Montana newspapers […]

The power of the Paris Agreement was always in what social movements resolved to do with it.

Don’t imagine that other parts of the world are immune. Corporate-funded thinktanks and fake grassroots groups are now everywhere.

The American Civil Liberties Union has called these new laws “unconstitutional,” vowing to “fight in statehouses against any bill that violates the First Amendment.”

The artist makes the invisible visible. He or she shatters the clichés and narratives used to mask reality.

Weapons manufacturers Lockheed Martin and Raytheon were promoted, with articles naming North Korea as a particular threat and reason to augment weapons systems.

TigerSwan, which also worked with the State Department to carry out the war in Iraq, compared the peaceful water protector movement with jihadist terrorism.

Cohen would, conveniently, avoid the substance of the Middlebury dispute, dismissing the overarching scientific racism advanced by Murray as “beside the point.”