Tag Archives: trump administration

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.

The Empty Piety of the American Press by Chris Hedges

There is a long list of the censored. The acceptable range of opinion is so narrow it is almost nonexistent.

Why Won’t the U.S. Give Peace a Chance? by Ted Rall

Here’s to the day the two Koreas see through us.

Gun Control has always been racist — that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t support the Parkland Students Movement

Gun control has long been a shaky dividing line between liberals and the far left.

The assault on environmental protest

50 state bills, Minnesota included, with a link to find information on your state.

The Pentagon Budget as Corporate Welfare for Weapons Makers | Tomgram: William Hartung

In translation, they’re telling Congress that they have more money than even they can spend in the time allotted.

The Many American Wars No One Notices

A discussion of the human and political costs of war as well as trillions of dollars spent.

Henry A. Giroux | Gun Culture and the American Nightmare of Violence

Militarism provides ideological support for policies that protect gun owners and sellers rather than children.

A Consensus Emerges: Russia Committed an “Act of War” on Par With Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Should the U.S. Response be Similar? by Glenn Greenwald

Demanding that everyone agree that “punishment” toward Russia is warranted (upon pain of being found guilty of bad citizenship), while failing to specify what punishment would be just, warranted and rational. To do that is to deliberately beat the drums of war, cultivate an atmosphere of belligerence and aggression, without any limits or notions of proportionality.

Henry A. Giroux | The Ghost of Fascism in the Age of Trump

Power, culture, politics, finance and everyday life now merge in ways that are unprecedented and pose a threat to democracies all over the world.

The “Steele Dossier” on … Me: Why I won’t praise the FBI lie and spy machine by Greg Palast

Singer has slipped secret, poisoned dossiers to media outlets to destroy the reputations of elected officials from Argentina to the Congo — all to make another billion.

The Deadly Rule of the Oligarchs by Chris Hedges

Oligarchs use power and ruling structures solely for personal advancement.

Flowers and Zeese | New Defense Strategy: War with Great Nations and Arms Race

The anti-war movement, which atrophied under President Obama, is coming back to life.

Chris Hedges | The Useful Idiocy of Donald Trump by Chris Hedges

As long as Trump serves the interests of the elites he will remain president. If, for some reason, he is unable to serve these interests he will disappear.

This is how democracies die | The Guardian

there is no single moment – no coup, declaration of martial law, or suspension of the constitution – in which the regime obviously “crosses the line” into dictatorship, nothing may set off society’s alarm bells.

Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg Talk: ‘Is Whistleblowing Worth Prison or a Life in Exile?’

“It is madly reckless for this president to be doing what he is doing. Whether he is, in some clinical sense, crazy or not, what he is doing is crazy,” says Ellsberg.

‘This Is Not a Time for False Equivalence’

This is a lightly edited transcript of the December 29, 2017, year-end Best of CounterSpin episode.

Anti-Progressive Trump Agenda Could Backfire

US Acts Against People and Planet Make the Era of Transformation More Likely

Israel’s Nuclear Weapons Program

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…