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This is a lightly edited transcript of the December 29, 2017, year-end Best of CounterSpin episode.
With regard to international WMD non-proliferation conventions, Israel has either not become a signatory of these conventions or has yet to ratify them.
Tom Engelhardt | Mapping a World from Hell: 76 Countries Are Now Involved in Washington’s War on Terror
The Costs of War Project has produced not just a map of the war on terror, 2015-2017 (released at TomDispatch with this article), but the first map of its kind ever. It offers an astounding vision of Washington’s counterterror wars across the globe…
Trump hopes to “dismantle all aspects of American democracy,” says radical thinker. But resistance can defeat him.
“Can there be a democracy when you don’t have a competitive electoral system?” he asked. “No. Can there be a democracy when people who come in second win the election? No. Can there be a democracy when it’s tougher to get on the ballot than in any other Western country in the world by an order of magnitude? No. Can there be a democracy when money rules? And not just the money that politicians raise, but the third-party money. No. Can there be a democracy when people have no influence on the military budget? No. It’s not subjected to hearings. It’s ratified on the floor of the House and Senate, but it doesn’t go through the appropriations process.
“The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Here are some of the progressives who bent the arc in 2017.
A defendant on why dissenters everywhere should feel emboldened by the outcome of the first trial.
Those who speak in the language of truth and fact are attacked as liars, traitors and purveyors of “fake news.”
Tell The DOJ To Drop The Charges Now!
For the American public, trying to make sense of the most disruptive moment in American politics since Vietnam and Watergate, little is accomplished.
The political media has failed to reckon with its biggest, most enduring challenge, which it has nothing to do with revenue or audience growth or cord-cutters. The political press is facing a crisis of substance—and it’s not just poisoning the public’s perception of journalism, it’s playing right into Trump’s hands.
Trump has sucked all of the oxygen out of democracy and has put in play a culture and mode of politics that kills empathy, wallows in cruelty and fear and mutilates democratic ideals.
… the problem really comes from Washington’s longtime strategy of coercing U.N. organizations into becoming propaganda arms for U.S. geopolitical strategies.
Whatever one thinks about white working-class voters who favored Trump, calling people gullible is not an effective way to woo back a voting bloc that already feels insulted and alienated.