Category Trump presidency
Chris Hedges: UK High Court Overturns Assange Win
The court,did not accept that this was a politically motivated case or address the ramifications for all who publish classified material.
Reining In the Pentagon, by Mandy Smithberger and William Hartung
“It’s estimated that, in the decades to come, more than 1,700 U.S. military installations worldwide may be impacted by sea-level rise. Future rounds of base closings, both domestic and global, should be planned now with the impact of climate change in mind.”
Chris Hedges, America’s Fate: Oligarchy or Autocracy
“The alliance of Republican and Democratic oligarchs exposes the burlesque that characterized the old two-party system, where the ruling parties fought over what Sigmund Freud called the “narcissism of minor differences” but were united on all the major structural issues including massive defense spending, free trade deals, tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations, the endless wars, government surveillance, the money-saturated election process, neoliberalism, austerity, deindustrialization, militarized police and the world’s largest prison system.”
Dangerous Military Actions in Asia and The Pacific, a panel moderated by Ann Wright
A comprehensive look at the U.S. military in the Asian Pacific. A sobering account: lean, mean, mobile.
DN! Exxon Exposed: Greenpeace Tricks Top Lobbyists into Naming Senators They Use to Block Climate Action
“I mean, you know, the wins are such that it would be difficult to categorize them all. I mean, tax has to be the biggest one, right? The reduction of the corporate rate was — you know, it was probably worth billions to Exxon. So, yeah, I mean, there were a lot of wins.”
Noam Chomsky: Republicans Are Willing to Destroy Democracy to Retake Power
“The term “neoliberal proto-fascism” captures well both the features of the current party and the distinction from the fascism of the past. The commitment to the most brutal form of neoliberalism is apparent in the legislative record, crucially the subordination of the party to private capital, the inverse of classic fascism.”
Progressives Can’t Ignore Role of Christian Zionism in Colonization of Palestine
Many of the most egregious and anti-Palestinian policies by the United States are led by Christian Zionists. Former President Donald Trump’s foreign policy on Israel was largely appeasing his Evangelical Christian base who voted for him at a margin of 4:1.
Henry Giroux: Tucker Carlson Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg in Right-Wing Media’s War on Truth
Carlson’s public flirtation with right-wing violence prompted the conservative columnist Max Boot to claim that Carlson “is inciting violence and abetting terrorism. He hits a new low every time he takes to the airwaves.”
Seven ways to restore our press freedoms before we end up with another authoritarian dictator
“Disturbingly, the number of journalists killed worldwide in 2020 doubled from 2019. We have to remember that a free press was viewed as so important to our foundational democracy, it was the only profession the Founding Fathers named in our Constitution.”
Who decides what is impeachable?
As Far Right Storms Capitol, Media Need to Look at Their Own Role in How We Got Here
“Imagine if corporate media didn’t praise McConnell, Lindsey Graham or any other Republicans who propped up Trump’s dangerous lies for so long,”
How the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Impacts the United States, and Why the United States Must Embrace its Entry into Force
“President-elect Biden faces many nuclear weapons policy challenges as he takes office. Under the Trump administration, the United States withdrew from [several key treaties around nuclear weapons issues] and did not extend New START, all while urging other countries to not join, or even to withdraw their ratifications to, the TPNW. The United States has a chance to return to the table on multilateral nuclear negotiations and build back better.”