Tag Archives: American people

Democracy fatigue and how to fight it: Henry Giroux on life in the age of Trump: DeVega interviews Giroux

“Neoliberal fascism and Trumpism are a form of fascist politics that basically wears its own racism and modes of exploitation and humiliation as a badge of honor.”

Blowback: How U.S. Drones, Coups and Invasions Just Create More Violence

FOR EVERY ACTION, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Sir Isaac Newton called it his Third Law of Motion. The CIA calls it “blowback.”

Victories against Trump are mounting. Here’s how we deal the final blow by Rebecca Solnit

Civil society awoken and arisen is a power adequate to counter the power of an increasingly isolated, confused, frightened and bumbling administration.

Mitch Jones> If You Thought What ALEC and the Koch Brothers Are Doing Was Bad …

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has drawn large protests in Japan. (photo: activist post) By Mitch Jones  16 July 13  Food and Water Watch via  Reader Supported News e’ve all seen the results in states across the country of the influence that ALEC and the Koch Brothers have amassed. And if you think the results of their […]

Glenn Greenwald> On the Espionage Act charges against Edward Snowden

When does “providing for the common defence” not “promote the general welfare”?* A new NSA data centre sits beyond a residential area in Bluffdale, Utah. It will be the largest of several interconnected data centres spread throughout the US. Photograph: George Frey/Getty Images The US government has charged Edward Snowden with three felonies, including two under the Espionage […]

Glenn Greenwald> Video: Whistleblower Edward Snowden and NSA Surveillance

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘I don’t want to live in a society that does these sort of things’ Sign a thank you to Edward Snowden at RootsAction.org Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations June 10, 2013 Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, Laura Poitras NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘I don’t want to live in a society […]

Glenn Greenwald> Domestic drones and their unique dangers

Glenn Greenwald: Challenging the US Surveillance State​ Domestic drones and their unique dangers Dismissive claims that drones do nothing more than helicopters and satellites already do are wildly misinformed Glenn Greenwald  guardian.co.uk, Friday 29 March 2013 10.48 EDT The use of drones by domestic US law enforcement agencies is growing rapidly, both in terms of numbers and types of […]

Bruce Gagnon> American Exceptionalism to the Rescue

American Exceptionalism to the Rescue By Bruce K. Gagnon (about the author)       June 4, 2012     opednews.com U.S. Secretary of War Leon Panetta is making a tour of the Asia-Pacific where he is pumping up the next military conflict.  Yesterday I heard he was in Vietnam trying to close a deal to allow the U.S. […]

Gus Speth> America the Possible> A Manifesto

America the Possible> A Manifesto By Gus Speth   4 March 2012   Yes Magazine via Nation of Change    “Americans are substituting growth and consumption for dealing with the real issues—for doing the things that would make us, and the country, better off.” Eco­nomic growth may be the world’s sec­u­lar re­li­gion, but for much of the […]