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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.
Media malpractice has been so sustained and widespread that it’s hard to know where to start.
This week on Intercepted we sit down with intrepid investigative reporter Allan Nairn on Trump’s relationship with the CIA…
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.
Trump’s ‘America first’ trade policy will be bad for working Americans.
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 […]
“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…
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.
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 […]
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.
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.