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29.03.2019

Trump & Congress Love NATO, We Love Peace

Trump & Congress Love NATO, We Love Peace

By David Swanson The head of NATO is visiting the White House and Congress next week to be publicly praised by the U.S. President and both big political parties. For more on how they love NATO, keep reading. The foreign ministers of the NATO nations are meeting at the State Department… »

27.03.2019

Three lessons for the left from the Mueller inquiry

Three lessons for the left from the Mueller inquiry

By Jonathan Cook Here are three important lessons for the progressive left to consider now that it is clear the inquiry by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russiagate is never going to uncover collusion between Donald Trump’s camp and the Kremlin in the 2016 presidential election. Painting the pig’s face The… »

27.03.2019

The Roots of Russiagate in Aaron Burr’s “Treason”

The Roots of Russiagate in Aaron Burr’s “Treason”

The progressive liberal Democratic-Republican hero was supposed to be handed the presidency in 1800, and instead there was a tie. Somebody was going to have to pay. And the proper payment would be a charge of treason. We know that Thomas Jefferson was a progressive liberal because he said really… »

25.03.2019

Trump & Bolsonaro Join Forces to Back Regime Change in Venezuela & to Attack Media as “Fake News”

Trump & Bolsonaro Join Forces to Back Regime Change in Venezuela & to Attack Media as “Fake News”

Brazil’s far-right president and former Army captain Jair Bolsonaro visited President Trump at the White House for the first time on Tuesday. During the visit, Trump announced he would designate Brazil a major non-NATO ally, opening the door for Brazil to receive more U.S. military aid. Trump also suggested Brazil… »

24.03.2019

Human Rights Attorney to Trump: “Israel Is Not Interested in the Golan Heights for Security”

Human Rights Attorney to Trump: “Israel Is Not Interested in the Golan Heights for Security”

Just weeks before major elections in Israel that could determine the future of embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Trump declares the U.S. will recognize Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, in defiance of international law and decades of U.S. policy. The announcement comes as he is set to… »

23.03.2019

Donald Trump: Golan Heights bombshell reverses 40 years of US policy and throws Middle East into turmoil

Donald Trump: Golan Heights bombshell reverses 40 years of US policy and throws Middle East into turmoil

Scott Lucas, University of Birmingham for The Conversation With one tweet of 35 words, Donald Trump has changed almost 40 years of US policy towards Israel and Syria: As with other Trump impulses, such as his sudden order in December to withdraw all US troops from Syria,… »

21.03.2019

Five Benefits of Life Without NATO

Five Benefits of Life Without NATO

By David Swanson This week, war industry employee Hans Binnendijk claimed in the weapons-advertisement conveyance Defense News that we all get five big benefits from NATO: Russia refrains from seizing Eastern Europe. The United States gets to have bases in Europe from which to attack the Middle East, and gets to trade… »

17.03.2019

Brexit Britain’s weakness exposed in US trade deal documents

Brexit Britain’s weakness exposed in US trade deal documents

Michael Plouffe, UCL for The Conversation The US has published its objectives for a proposed trade agreement with the UK – and its thinking highlights just how weak Britain’s bargaining position will be in the post-Brexit global economy. The US trade representative outlines many of the usual… »

16.03.2019

Face 2 Face with Julia Lee Barclay Morton

Face 2 Face with Julia Lee Barclay Morton

On this show we speak with Julia Lee Barclay-Morton, Ph.D., writer, director, artist, and teacher, about how the structure and content of theater works can be considered political. For Julia, theater is not fixed but rather an open place for social transformation. »

15.03.2019

Regime Change Via Sanctions? U.S. Uses International Finance System to Strangle Venezuelan Economy

Regime Change Via Sanctions? U.S. Uses International Finance System to Strangle Venezuelan Economy

Venezuelan officials say power will be largely restored in the country today after a week-long blackout across much of the country. The cause of the blackout remains in dispute. The United States blamed it on years of neglect of the Venezuelan energy system, but Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro accused the… »

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