Tag Archives: President Obama

A Pivot to Nuclear Fears with John Pilger (Video)

With all eyes on the nuclear standoff with North Korea, what is the over-arching agenda in play behind the politics of crisis? Tyrel Ventura sits down with documentary filmmaker and journalist John Pilger to learn more about the unfolding behind-the-scenes power play, and to discuss his latest documentary, “The Coming War on China.” Images above […]

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.

Mazin Qumsiyeh | Meddling in Elections

A Palestinian perspective

DN! What Will Happen When Donald Trump Takes Over U.S. Drone and Targeted Assassination Program?

The Obama administration argued that it shouldn’t be required to explain, to account for its actions to any court.

Noam Chomsky to President Obama: This could help 11 million immigrants

Moral outrage can be averted by a general pardon for immigration infractions…

Danny Haiphong | A Lesson from Standing Rock

Let the movement against the Dakota Access pipeline be a useful lesson to the the incapacitated US anti-war movement.

Nick Turse | It Did Happen Here. Rebirth of a Nation?

The high-water mark of the American experiment may well have already been reached.

Chris Hedges | The New Slave Revolt

These striking prisoners are far more effective, and far more threatening to the corporate state, than the outside multitudes entranced and manipulated by the Donald Trump andHillary Clinton Goon Show.

Diana Johnstone | The Hillary Clinton Presidency Has Already Begun As Lame Ducks Promote Her War

In the space of a few days, Samantha Power, John Kerry, and Barack Obama all turned in war-winning performances.

Marjorie Cohn | US Targeted Killing Rules Conflate Legality and Politics

Under the guise of increased transparency, the administration has revealed partial information about its targeted killing program. But much remains classified. And what we do know does not comply with the law.

Cornel West: Obama has failed victims of racism and police brutality

The president and his cheerleaders refused to engage deeply with systemic problems facing our country. That came back to haunt America last week.  By Cornel West  The Guardian Thursday 14 July 2016 11.12 EDT.   Last modified on Friday 15 July 2016 03.07 EDT ‘The American empire is in deep spiritual decline and decay.’ Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images    Police […]

FBI Greenlights Crackdown On Black Lives Matter Protesters

The pattern is clear: Federal and local law enforcement target the First Amendment-protected activities of social justice movements because they pose a political threat, not a violent one.

Aislinn Pulley | The System That Killed Alton Sterling and Philando Castile Cannot Be Reformed

We are fighting for a world in which death at the hands of senseless violence — including the violence of the state or vigilantes, and the poisoning of the planet by pollution and war — is a distant memory of an antiquated society long ago.

How Obama went from reluctant warrior to drone champion

… there’s the president who, over the last seven years, has sanctioned the largest targeted killing campaign in American history.

Jameel Jaffer | A Less-Secret Drone Campaign

The public’s right to information about the drone campaign, and about counterterrorism policy more generally, should not depend on the grace of executive branch officials. Transparency should be required by law.

GTMO 2016: Special Report (Video)

RT America’s Simone Del Rosario went to Guantanamo Bay to investigate how and if the prison will be soon shut down, and to see what conditions those detainees are living in.

Noam Chomsky | The Doomsday Clock: Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, and the Prospects for Survival

Both parties have moved to the right during the neoliberal period of the past generation. Mainstream Democrats are now pretty much what used to be called “moderate Republicans.” Meanwhile, the Republican Party has largely drifted off the spectrum, becoming what respected conservative political analyst Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein call a “radical insurgency” that has virtually abandoned normal parliamentary politics.

Did the Press Take Down Bernie Sanders?

The media have a script for elections, and in that script the presumed losers are always marginalized and even dismissed.

Viet Con — by the inimitable Mr. Fish

and because you’ve shown good will to the United States in the years since we invaded and occupied your country, slaughtered more than 3 million of your people…

Evergreene Digest: Obama is bullish on war, no matter how you spin it.

Obama is bullish on war, no matter how you spin it. Rather than being remembered as the reluctant warrior, pushed into war by circumstance, there is far more likelihood Obama will be remembered as the opposite: the president who cemented the forever war mentality and architecture that has continually expanded, and that tragically shows no […]