Politics

11.08.2018

Trump and the Media: From Fake News to Enemies of the People?

Trump and the Media: From Fake News to Enemies of the People?

“I do not feel that the media is the enemy of the people,” Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, asserted in a recent interview. This was the statement that noted CNN journalist Jim Acosta had tried and failed to draw from Trump spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a White House press… »

07.08.2018

US tariff move will not achieve “winnable” results: strategist

US tariff move will not achieve “winnable” results: strategist

“In the short run, I think we’re still waiting to find out where the pain is and where the pain isn’t. In recent polling, 17 percent of Americans say their financial situation is somehow been impacted by this in a bad way; six percent say it’s been good for them. »

06.08.2018

The West Has Performed ‘Philosophical Coup’ Against The Left

The West Has Performed ‘Philosophical Coup’ Against The Left

by Andre Vltchek It has been happening for quite some time, but no one has been paying much attention: Western academia, mainstream media, and the most visible propagandists, were trying to convince the world that 1) ideology has died, or at least became irrelevant 2) in case it did not… »

04.08.2018

Brexit: austerity tipped balance towards Leave, new study suggests

Brexit: austerity tipped balance towards Leave, new study suggests

Thiemo Fetzer, University of Warwick for The Conversation You might think that two years after the EU referendum, there would be nothing more to say about what caused the Leave vote. In fact, it’s only now that we might be getting to the bottom of it. The… »

02.08.2018

A Threat to Global Democracy:

A Threat to Global Democracy:

How Facebook & Surveillance Capitalism Empower Authoritarianism “Black Elevation.” “Mindful Being.” “Resisters.” “Aztlan Warriors.” Those are the names of some of the accounts removed from Facebook and Instagram Tuesday after Facebook uncovered a plot to covertly influence the midterm elections. The tech giant said 32 fake accounts and Facebook pages… »

01.08.2018

On the wrong side of history: the dangers facing Brexitland

On the wrong side of history: the dangers facing Brexitland

TAHIR ABBAS 1 August 2018 for openDemocracy “Britain is sadly leading the way in a regressive, narrow-minded and divisive politics… I am leaving behind a Brexit Britain that is rudderless, leaderless and completely hollow within.” A few days ago, I packed my bags and left. »

31.07.2018

Sanders: Thank you, Koch brothers, for accidentally making the case for Medicare for All!

Sanders: Thank you, Koch brothers, for accidentally making the case for Medicare for All!

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., thanked billionaire mega donors Charles and David Koch for unintentionally helping make the case for Medicare for all. Sanders’s remarks came in a video posted on his Twitter account. The words: “Thank you Koch Brothers” appeared on top of the video. “Let me thank the… »

31.07.2018

The USA Is The Only Remaining Colonial Power

The USA Is The Only Remaining Colonial Power

by Paul Craig Roberts, July 30, 2018 The United States government has never allowed independent governments in Latin America. Every time people elect a government that represents them instead of US economic interests, Washington overthrows the elected government. Marine General Smedley Butler told us this as have many others. »

28.07.2018

Noam Chomsky on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Spectacular” Victory & Growing Split in Democratic Party

Noam Chomsky on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Spectacular” Victory & Growing Split in Democratic Party

The 2018 midterm election season has been roiled by the internal divisions between the Democratic Party’s growing progressive base and the more conservative party establishment. In New York City, this division came to a head with the most shocking upset of the election season so far, when 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez… »

26.07.2018

Thomas Hirsch, moving towards a less violent society

Thomas Hirsch, moving towards a less violent society

We interviewed Tomás Hirsch, humanist deputy of the Frente Amplio, to consult him on the new bill that has recently been presented to Congress, which sanctions incitement to violence, hatred and denial. Pressenza: Who presented it? Tomás Hirsch: The seven opposition parliamentarians of the Human Rights Commission, plus… »

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