Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Chris Hedges | The Useful Idiocy of Donald Trump by Chris Hedges

As long as Trump serves the interests of the elites he will remain president. If, for some reason, he is unable to serve these interests he will disappear.

ACLU | Why the Only Way to Fix the Muslim Ban Is Not to Have a Muslim Ban

Ultimately, in other words, the most fundamental flaw of the Muslim ban remains the same: It is still a ban, signed by a president who promised to bar Muslims from entering the United States, motivated by an intent to discriminate against Muslims, and that overwhelmingly affects Muslims rather than those of other faiths.

Ted Rall | Before Trump, the Media Loved “Alternative Facts”

Media malpractice has been so sustained and widespread that it’s hard to know where to start.

Scahill’s Intercepted | Trump’s Cabinet of Killers and Why Orange is the New Anti-Black

This week on Intercepted we sit down with intrepid investigative reporter Allan Nairn on Trump’s relationship with the CIA…

Henry A. Giroux | Combating Trump’s Neo-Fascism and the Ghost of “1984”

Wrongheaded Calls to “Give Trump a Chance”

Greenwald and Reed | Secret Docs Reveal: President Trump Has Inherited an FBI with Vast Hidden Powers

The revealing, once-secret FBI documents The Intercept is today reporting on, and publishing, demonstrate why protecting press freedom is more critical than ever.

Eliot A. Cohen | A Clarifying Moment in American History

With every act [Trump] makes new enemies for himself and strengthens their commitment; he has his followers, but he gains no new friends.

No One Wins Trade Wars

Trump’s ‘America first’ trade policy will be bad for working Americans.

Robert Fisk | We are not living in a ‘post-truth’ world, we are living the lies of others

But justice is not on the menu. This is a word which few politicians, statesmen, even journalists, any longer use.

John Pilger | The Issue is Not Trump, It is Us

“When the truth is replaced by silence,” said the Soviet dissident poet Yevtushenko, “the silence is a lie.”

Juan Cole | In the Age of Trumpian Reaction, is MLK’s Legacy to the 99% being Reversed?

A reactionary is worse than a conservative.

Robert C. Koehler | Leaving the Age of Disconnect

Trump is a symptom. But, come on, far less of a symptom — of a deep, raw social and cultural wrongness — than, for instance, the global war and terror, environmental exploitation, climate chaos, poverty, racism…

People Are in the Streets Protesting Donald Trump. But When Does Protest Actually Work?

 Here I offer up 10 established social science insights about unarmed dissent that everyone should know.    Photo: Popular Resistance By Erica Chenoweth  Peaceworker December 18, 2016 The politics of dissent is back in the United States. Since 2011, the country has witnessed the resurgence of popular action — from Occupy Wall Street to Flood […]

Noam Chomsky | Those Who Failed to Recognize Trump as the Greater Evil Made ‘a Bad Mistake’

“I didn’t like Clinton at all, but her positions are much better than Trump’s on every issue I can think of…”

Salon| “We are in a revolutionary moment”: Chris Hedges explains why an uprising is coming — and soon

Originally posted on Rise Up Times:
The status quo is doomed but whether the future will be progressive or reactionary is uncertain, Hedges tells Salon. Salon.com  June 4, 2015 Chris Hedges (Credit: Nation Books) In recent years, there’s been a small genre of left-of-center journalism that, following President Obama’s lead, endeavors to prove that things on…

David Swanson: Bern the Feel

Swanson: I remain convinced that the media is keeping Sanders and Trump around for ratings and will destroy them as soon as it chooses, and never chooses to do such a thing as early as the December of the year before the election. In part, I attribute a lot more power to the media in general than [Ted] Rall may.

VIDEOS: New cartoon satire from Mark Fiore

VIDEO:  The Blood Never Dries By Mark Fiore  December 3, 2015 Click blue box with white letters to play. Award-winning animator Mark Fiore weighs in on the San Bernardino shooting in his powerful animation, “The Blood Never Dries.” Watch the clip and read the animator’s thoughts on the tragedy below. I apologize for politicizing a […]

VIDEO | Chris Hedges: Liberal failings contribute to appeal of Trump’s offensive rhetoric

The collapse of our political and cultural institutions has turned charlatans and thugs such as presidential hopeful Donald Trump into viable candidates.

Mnar Muhawesh | War, Media, Propaganda: Muslims As ‘Other’ — A Personal Narrative of Islamophobia

Muhawesh: Take the Iraq War, for example, which is many things to different people. If we look at Hollywood war porn propaganda movies like “American Sniper,” the Iraq War was a patriotic mission defending American freedoms and values. Even though the movie was released, 12 years after 9/11, the producers attempted to insult our intelligence by rewriting the U.S. destruction of Iraq by tying 9/11 to Saddam Hussein, to justify that war.

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Campaign 2016 as a Demobilizing Spectacle

As the American people were demobilized from war and left, in the post-9/11 era, with the single duty of eternally thanking and praising our “warriors” (or our “wounded warriors”), war itself was being transformed into a new kind of American entertainment spectacle. In the 1980s, in response to the Vietnam experience, the Pentagon began to take responsibility not just for making war but for producing it.