Tag Archives: Republican party
Noam Chomsky on Rising Fascism in U.S., Class Warfare and the Climate Emergency
“And it’s not just the pandemic. Much worse than that are the attitudes of skepticism about global warming. So, one rather shocking fact that I learned recently is that during the Trump years, among Republicans, the belief that global warming is a serious problem — not even an urgent problem, just a serious problem — declined about 20%.”
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.”
Some Progressives Are in Denial About Trump’s Fascist Momentum
“Fascist politics exchanges reality for the pronouncements of a single individual, or perhaps a political party. Regular and repeated obvious lying is part of the process by which fascist politics destroys the information space.”
Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin: If We Want a Future, Green New Deal Is Key
Only about 25 percent of Republicans (36 percent of the more savvy millennials) recognize that humans are responsible for global warming. Shocking figures.
DN! | “Trump Creates Crises and Preys on Fear”: Rep. Jayapal on Policy of Separating Kids from Parents
Also includes a DN! video: Caged Children & Terrified Infants: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Describes “Acts of Indecency” at Border
FAKE NEWS ALERT: Media Conglomerates convince FCC that Facebook can replace local news stations
Driven by profits, broadcasters have lobbied to weaken the public’s access to quality information about their elected representatives.
Tomgram: Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian, A World in Peril
The Trump Presidency: Or How to Further Enrich “The Masters of the Universe”
Chomsky on the GOP: Has Any Organization Ever Been So Committed to Destruction of Life on Earth? (Videos)
“We’re not part of this. In fact, we’re going to try to undermine it.” We’re going to maximize the use of fossil fuels—could carry us past the tipping point. We’re not going to provide funding for—as committed in Paris, to developing countries that are trying to do something about the climate problems.
Chris Hedges | The Elites Won’t Save Us
The tension between the Trump White House and segments of the establishment, including the courts, the intelligence community and the State Department, has been misconstrued as evidence that the elites will remove Trump from power.
Trump in the White House: An Interview With Noam Chomsky
The “change” that Trump is likely to bring will be harmful or worse…
Henry A. Giroux | Trumping America
Giroux: Rather than viewing Trump’s comments as a political virus that has deep roots in nativist apoplexy and a long legacy of racism and state violence, his despicable remarks are reduced to an uncivil rant by a bullying member of the billionaire class with no reference to the unmarked status of white privilege and its underlying logic of white supremacy. Such commentary at its core is superficial, duplicitous, and represents a flight from responsibility and a politics of denial.
RNC 8’s New Book: Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism
Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism is the collective autobiography of several members of the RNC 8. Charged with felony conspiracy and violations of the Minnesota Patriot Act for organizing logistics for protests against the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, authors reveal their upbringings, early political involvements, the “RNC Welcoming Committee,” infiltration, arrests, legal defense and outcomes of the case. Authored by RNC 8 defendants, Luce GuillénGivins, Max Specktor, Eryn Trimmer, Monica Bicking, Robert Czernik […]