Tag Archives: trump administration

Cornel West: We Must Fight the Commodification of Everybody and Everything

[Trump] is pushing the country toward genuine fascism: wholesale disregard of the law, the rule of big military, the rule of big money, Wall Street, and Silicon Valley. He is crushing workers, marginalizing women, scapegoating Mexicans, and Muslims, and Jews, and Black, brown, and indigenous people.”

Chris Hedges: Chris Hedges on Fascism, Civil Unrest, and the Police State

“I expect serious problems in terms of civil unrest and I expect pretty draconian responses from our internal security systems, and you can look at Ferguson to get a sense of what that looks like: that’s militarized police in armored personnel carriers with 50 caliber machine guns pointed at nonviolent protesters.”

Tom Engelhardt: Murder, He Said, America’s Maestro of Death and Destruction

“Trump has proven to be America’s twenty-first-century maestro of death and destruction, the P.T. Barnum of, as he put it predictively enough in his Inaugural Address, “American carnage.” In fact, he’s been a master of carnage in a way no one could then have imagined.”

Democracy Now! How Fascism Works: Trump’s “Law and Order” Is Lawlessness, Fueling Racist Violence and Chaos

“…to connect these dots, from the Republican National Convention to white supremacists in the streets of U.S. cities to the president’s embrace of fringe conspiracy theories…”

Tomgram: Mandy Smithberger, Ending the Pentagon’s Pandemic of Spending

“A Post-Coronavirus Economy Can No Longer Afford to Put the Pentagon First.”

Press Normalizes Trump’s Lawlessness as Use of ‘Tools of Presidency’ to ‘Broaden Appeal’

“USA Today (8/26/20) framed the Trump campaign’s flagrant violation of laws against the use of the Executive Branch for political purposes as a partisan disagreement.”

A Conversation with Noam Chomsky on Trump, Capitalism, and the U.S. Role in the New Cold War

Every major problem we have is global in its scope and requires global cooperation: climate crisis, COVID-19 pandemic, and nuclear war and all require international cooperation. Negotiation and diplomacy are required.

Save the U.S. Postal Service! Reasons the Mail Must Get Through

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

No to the Cold War (International Panel, Video)

A webinar originating in the UK, with participants from 49 countries worldwide with an array of panelists, including Medea Benjamin, Ajama Baraka, Max Blumenthal and Vijay Prashad. Note that this is a two-hour video, but can be viewed or listened to in parts. Organising Statement: A New Cold War against China is against the interests […]

Lee Camp, The ‘Threat’ of Peace and Media Dupes: Connecting the Dates on Russia Bounties Bombshell

“I’m referring to is how our military industrial complex (with the help of our ruling elite and our corporate media) have stopped Trump from pushing us toward the brink of peace. …Yes, the brink of peace.”

Chomsky: We Must Not Let Masters of Capital Define the Post-COVID World

“Since January, Trump has escalated…threats to survival. He has continued his project of dismantling the arms control regime that has provided some protection against nuclear disaster.”

Maj. Danny Sjursen, Nefarious Nostalgia: Trump’s West Point Address, by the Numbers

“…it’s apparent that getting Trump to truly end most endless wars he laments, topple systemic militarism, address racial injustice, attempt unity, or exude a shred of empathy, would require magic more powerful than even the gay “conversion therapy” ole Mike Pence once championed.

A Pandemic, the Geopolitical Struggle for Power, and the Urgency of Common Security

“The pandemic teaches that we are a single interdependent species, and that militarism and xenophobic policies threaten our security and survival.”

Henry Giroux: Why it is dangerous to use the language of war about COVID-19

“For Trump, saving the economy is more important than saving lives. As ‘warriors’ the American public is being told to support this new battlefield strategy…”

Glenn Greenwald: Ben Smith’s NYT Critique of Ronan Farrow Describes a Toxic, Corrosive, and Still-Vibrant Trump-Era Pathology: “Resistance Journalism”

THE MOST MENACING ATTRIBUTE of what Smith calls “Resistance Journalism” is that it permits and tolerates no dissent and questioning: perhaps the single most destructive path journalism can take.

The Unspoken Spread of Fascism, by Fred Nagel

“By avoiding the use of the word fascism, mainstream media analysis fails our democracy.”

“Internationalism or Extinction”: Noam Chomsky talks about COVID-19 and his new book

Can we stop the race to the abyss?

Henry Giroux: The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Exposing the Plague of Neoliberalism

“Neoliberal capitalism is the underlying pandemic feeding the current global shortage of hospitals, medical supplies, beds and robust social welfare provisions, and increasingly an indifference to human life. The social contract has been all but eliminated while notions of the public good, social obligations and democratic forms of solidarity are under attack.”

Noam Chomsky: Bernie Sanders Campaign Didn’t Fail. It Energized Millions and Shifted U.S. Politics, on Democracy Now!

“It’s common to say now that the Sanders campaign failed. I think that’s a mistake. I think it was an extraordinary success, completely shifted the arena of debate and discussion. Issues that were unthinkable a couple years ago are now right in the middle of attention.”

IT’S A SCANDAL THAT WE DON’T KNOW WHO SUPPORTED THE CORONAVIRUS BAILOUT. HELP US FIND OUT.

“We’re not just talking about half a trillion dollars that went to Wall Street, as I mentioned in my remarks,” [Ocasio-Cortez] continued. “That is being leveraged to $4 trillion for Wall Street and corporations. And what we’re seeing in payroll protection for small businesses is just a drop in the bucket compared to that.”