Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Patrick Cockburn: The Cynical Forces Behind America’s Forever Wars

“These lessons are pretty obvious, but they don’t seem to be learned,” he goes on, “particularly by the sort of political elite, above all in Washington.”

Henry Giroux: The system has to be stopped: On state terror and collective rebellion.

“The fires burning in our cities are unfortunate, but the real fires go unnoticed. These are the fires burning the spirits of those who suffer daily traumas, fears, police violence, and policy driven hardships are what need to be noticed, addressed, and rouse mass anger. No one talks about the roots of these problems…”

The Protests Made a Huge Difference: All Four Minneapolis Cops Charged in Killing of George Floyd

Includes Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announcing the changing of charges against Derek Chauvin to 2nd Degree Murder and the charging of the other three officers; we also hear from Tamika Mallory in New York and Nekima Levy Armstrong in Minnesota with information about Breonna Taylor of others in Louisville, Kentucky.

Some Progressives Are in Denial About Trump’s Fascist Momentum

“Fascist politics exchanges reality for the pronouncements of a single individual, or perhaps a political party. Regular and repeated obvious lying is part of the process by which fascist politics destroys the information space.”

Palast on Staying Home with Josh Fox: All we’re asking is that the voters choose the politicians and not the opposite way around

“It was brutalizing to watch. When I saw the videos of people in Milwaukee in the rain, six feet apart, standing there for hours to be able to vote because there were only five polling stations open in the entire city, it broke my heart…”

Noam Chomsky: Bernie Sanders Campaign Didn’t Fail. It Energized Millions and Shifted U.S. Politics, on Democracy Now!

“It’s common to say now that the Sanders campaign failed. I think that’s a mistake. I think it was an extraordinary success, completely shifted the arena of debate and discussion. Issues that were unthinkable a couple years ago are now right in the middle of attention.”

Joseph Stiglitz: Trump’s “Trickle-Down” Economic Plans Are Not Enough to Meet Coronavirus Challenge

“Trump’s package will only benefit 20 percent of workers.”

“Coronavirus Capitalism”: Naomi Klein’s Case for Transformative Change Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

“Klein argues it’s vital for people to fight for the kind of transformative change that can not only curb the worst effects of the current crisis but also set society on a more just path.”

Chris Hedges: The One-Choice Election

“Playing politics in a system that is not democratic is about being complicit in the charade.”

Noam Chomsky: Democrats Abandoned the Working Class Decades Ago: Chomsky

“40% of the population say it can’t be a problem because of the Second Coming. Now that’s a deep cultural problem in the United States. People who know something about US history should all… we should all understand it.”

Out of Iraq! No War on Iran! and Sami Rasouli on Iraq Caught in the Crossfire

“The American presence sets a target for American forces to be attacked by extremist elements, while also operating as a tripwire for a potential destructive and tragic war with Iran.”

Chris Hedges: Democrats Have No Moral Authority on Impeachment

“Democrats are…living in an alternative reality.”

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.”

Chris Hedges: War With Iran

“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.”

“Impeach the Prez”

“And we realize/ He’s ruining the world before our eyes.”

Deconsructed Special: The Noam Chomsky Interview, podcast and full transcript

Noam Chomsky: The current moment is the most grim moment in human history and the wrecking ball in the White House just doesn’t give a damn. He’s having fun. He’s serving his rich constituency. So what the hell, let’s destroy the world.

The Age of Radical Evil, by Chris Hedges

Who are those who would sacrifice us on the altar of global capitalism? How did they amass the power to deny us a voice?

Why Trump is Facing Impeacement, by Roger D. Harris

[Trump] had kvetched about the plight of US workers and made some noise about ending unending wars, but was he for real?

DN! To Impeach or Not to Impeach? Chris Hedges and John Bonifaz Debate What Congress Should Do Next

Democrats cast their lot with elites on impeachment

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.