Tag Archives: White House

The Bankruptcy of the American Left by Chris Hedges

Resistance to this global cabal of corporate oligarchs must also be supranational. It must build alliances with workers around the globe.

Chris Hedges | The Permanent Lie, Our Deadliest Threat

Those who speak in the language of truth and fact are attacked as liars, traitors and purveyors of “fake news.”

Oliver Stone Rages Against The Deep State’s “Wonderful Job Of Throwing America Into Chaos”

“I confess I really had hopes for some conscience from Trump about America’s wars, but I was wrong — fooled again!”

Greenpeace Protestors Climbed a Crane to Hang a ‘Resist’ Banner

Greenpeace hangs Resist banner above the White House.

Smart Power and “The Human Rights Industrial Complex”

The problem is both systemic and institutional in nature. As a result, many of the western world’s leading human rights organizations based in North America and Europe have become mirror reflections of a western foreign policy agenda and have become virtual clearing houses for interventionist propaganda.

John Zangas: U.S. Nuclear Weapons Upgrade Protested in DC

There are more than 16,000 nuclear weapons worldwide and over 150 Minute Men III silos exist in farm fields across the heartland with hundreds more housed on Air Force bases.

Gareth Porter: Local Syria Ceasefires | The Way Out of a US Policy Dead End?

Local ceasefires can be successful, but first the US must free itself from entangling regional alliances By Gareth Porter  Antiwar.com  January 19, 2015 U.S. contradictions between the Obama administration’s policy in Syria and realities on the ground have become so acute that U.S. officials began last November discussing a proposal calling for support of local ceasefires […]

Cast Into the Depths: Perilous Waters for the American Psychological Association

Only by letting go of this rotting debris can the world’s largest organization of psychologists grab hold of the single reliable lifeline available to it: a renewed commitment to fundamental do-no-harm ethics and respect for human dignity.

Emily Atkin: Delaying Climate Policies Could Cost U.S. Economy $150 Billion Each Year, Report Shows

 “At this stage, there’s no doubt that climate change is real, that it’s being caused by our activity, that it’s harming the planet and affecting our livelihood…”     This March 13, 2014 file photo shows cracks in the dry bed of the Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino, Calif.  CREDIT: AP PHOTO/MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ By […]

▶ KXL Dissent: Washington DC, March 2, 2014

 Daniel Ruthenberg-Marshall Published on Mar 2, 2014 On March 2, 2014, over one thousand young people marched on the White House demanding President Obama reject the Keystone XL pipeline and uphold his commitment to protecting out environment. Hundreds of these students then handcuffed themselves to the White House fence in the largest youth act of civil […]

Reed Richardson: What the Press Should Learn From the “Snowden Effect”

However, the Snowden revelations and their subsequent publication haven’t just had an impact on issues of privacy and national security. They’ve also occasioned a re-awakening of a debate about the role of journalism (and journalists) in a democracy and its relationship to authority.    By Reed Richardson  December 20, 2013  Moyers & Company This essay […]

The Education of Bill McKibben: How the Unlikely Activist Learned to Break the Rules | Madeline Ostrander

“Sometime in the course of the past decade I figured out that I needed to do more than write—if this fight was about power, then we who wanted change had to assemble some.” by Madeline Ostrander  Dec 11, 2013  YES! Magazine Bill McKibben. Photo by David Garten The tasks Bill McKibben set for himself were monumental. Start […]

Chris Hedges> Cornel West and the Fight to Save the Black Prophetic Tradition

 “Obama used [Martin Luther] King’s Bible during his inauguration, but under the National Defense Authorization Act King would be detained without due process. By Chris Hedges  Posted on Sep 9, 2013   truthdig.com There is an insidious and largely unseen effort by the White House to silence the handful of voices that remain true to the black prophetic tradition. This […]

Popular Resistance> The Paradox of Power

Popular Resistance Newsletter – The Paradox of Power This week, there were many lessons in courage from people who overcame fears and created winning situations by turning power on its head and building the movement. This newsletter is also available on the web here. On Wednesday morning, attorney Lynne Stewart’s compassionate release from prison was denied. Stewart is suffering from […]

Glenn Greenwald> Journalism in the Obama age shows the real media bias

Journalism in the Obama age shows the real media bias A new Rolling Stone interview with the president shows subservience to power, not partisan favor, is what drives the press corps. Glenn Greenwald  guardian.co.uk, Friday 26 October 2012 08.37 EDT The Rolling Stone’s Douglas Brinkley, in a screen grab from CNN, speaks about his new interview with […]

Chris Hedges> Criminalizing Dissent

Criminalizing Dissent Photo by CTJ71081 (CC-BY) By Chris Hedges   Posted on Aug 13, 2012    truthdig.com I was on the 15th floor of the Southern U.S. District Court in New York in the courtroom of Judge Katherine Forrest last Tuesday. It was the final hearing in the lawsuit I brought in January against President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense […]

Syria targeted by US advocates of unipolar global order

 Syria targeted by US advocates of unipolar global order By Clifford A. Kiracofe   GLobal Times | 2012-6-13 19:00:04  Washington’s regime change policy in Syria is about the world order. While human rights and democracy are featured in the propaganda mix, the real issue turns on the future of the international system and the role of […]

Coleen Rowley> A Rainy Day in D.C., Marching to Close Guantanamo

A Rainy Day in D.C., Marching to Close Guantanamo By Coleen Rowley   Posted: 1/17/12   Huffington Post It’s hard to know what to do, as mere citizens, to try and fix things so many years after the United States government decided it did not have to follow its own laws, the Geneva Conventions or […]

Ms. Muñoz, stop the lies

“Lost in Detention” on PBS’s Frontline, a groundbreaking documentary,  showed us just how dangerous and violent President Obama’s immigration system really is. Send a message to the White House that we won’t tolerate the lies about how S-COMM affects our community. Felipe Matos, Presente.org Submitted by David Culver Former immigrant rights advocate, Cecilia Muñoz, continues […]

OWS: Washington Still Doesn’t Get It> Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone

OWS: Washington Still Doesn’t Get It By Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone    25 October 11 I’ll have more coming out about this in a few days, but there have been two disgusting developments in the realm of plutocratic intervention on behalf of Wall Street that everyone protesting should take note of. The fact that both […]