Tag Archives: trump administration

Tomgram: Engelhardt, A Twenty-First-Century History of Greed

The history of greed in our time has yet to be written, but what a story it will someday make.

Rosario: A St. Paul veteran’s arrest at airport protest ends in victory at trial

“You know, the way First Amendment rights have been eroding, this jury at least believes that the government has been too restrictive with speech.”

The Defeat of US Imperialism is a Strategic Necessity, not a Single Issue by Danny Haiphong

US imperialism has become a single issue, with many leftists choosing to express solidarity with Palestinians but not for Syrians, Iranians, or Iraqis.

The Coming Collapse by Chris Hedges

Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural and social decay. He is a product of our failed democracy.

Al Nakba: Say Yes to Palestinians’ Right of Return

Colonial movements tend to exploit colonized people. Israel’s intention has always been dispersion and dispossession of the Palestinians.

The biggest risk to American journalism isn’t posed by Trump

Journalists in the US are facing an unprecedented crackdown on their work. This crackdown is at its most visible when it intersects with protest.

The Existential Question of Whom to Trust, by Robert Parry

The clever use of propaganda to oust disfavored governments often leads to violence and war, as we have seen in targeted countries, such as Iraq, Syria and Ukraine.

Democracy Now! America’s #1 Weapons Salesman: Trump Promotes U.S. Arms Manufacturers & Weakens Export Rules

Reuters reveals that the new initiative will provide guidelines that could allow more countries to be granted faster deal approvals, and will call on Cabinet officials to help close deals between foreign governments and U.S. defense contractors.  Democracy Now! Published on Apr 18, 2018 https://democracynow.org – A new exposé by Reuters reveals how the Trump […]

Mainstream Politicians Switch Sides Under Trump, by Henry Giroux

Is any policy worth the death of 500,000 children?

Syria Controversy: Don’t Believe the Official Narrative, by Max Blumenthal

This month, the United States, the United Kingdom and France launched airstrikes in Syria in flagrant violation of international law and entirely on the basis of images that had appeared on social media.

Beware of White Helmets Bearing News by Ann Wright

Rather than wait for the arrival of a team of experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to assess whether chemicals had even used in this latest incident, Trump gave the order to bomb.

Pro-War Press, Not Cambridge Analytica, Is the Real Scandal

Cambridge Analytica, in other words, was doing what campaigns have long done, which is to knock on doors and ask people what they think.

SYRIA – MANIPULATED VIDEOS FAIL TO LAUNCH WORLD WAR III

As we wrote yesterday… World War III had been called off.

The Left’s Embrace of Amazon’s Corporatism Proves Haunting Power of Two-Party Paradigm

Bezos is currently worth around 120.5 billion dollars. If he took a tiny pay cut and knocked his net worth down to a measly 120 billion, none of his workers would need to be on welfare.

The Real Problem With Sinclair by John Nichols

“Our democracy functions best when we have a strong, diverse, and independent local journalism.”

Snowden Explains How the Deep State Influences Presidents

And this gets to the central crux of your question, which is: can any president oppose this? The answer is certainly.

Where Have You Gone, George McGovern?

He knew war well—well enough to know he hated it.

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, A Memo to the Publisher of the New York Times

On Seeing America’s Wars Whole: Six Questions for A.G. Sulzberger

Building the Iron Wall by Chris Hedges

The iron wall is rising. It will cement into place a global system of corporate totalitarianism…

Although 2 Out of 3 Americans Oppose Increasing US Military Spending, the US Government Is Boosting It to Record Levels

Current public opinion on military spending has a clear partisan dimension.