Politics

20.12.2019

“We Have to Hold This President Accountable”: In Historic Vote, House Impeaches President Trump

“We Have to Hold This President Accountable”: In Historic Vote, House Impeaches President Trump

President Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives in a historic vote Wednesday, making him only the third president to be formally charged with high crimes and misdemeanors under the Constitution. By a vote of 230 to 197, the House passed the first article of impeachment, which accuses… »

19.12.2019

Why people vote for politicians they know are liars

Why people vote for politicians they know are liars

Stephan Lewandowsky, University of Bristol for The Conversation Britain recently elected a prime minister who unlawfully shut down parliament to escape democratic scrutiny and who tells blatant falsehoods whenever it suits him. Boris Johnson casually denies the presence of media in front of TV cameras and… »

19.12.2019

Hundreds of Thousands Take to Streets in All 50 States With a Simple Message for Congress: ‘Time to Impeach and Remove Trump’

Hundreds of Thousands Take to Streets in All 50 States With a Simple Message for Congress: ‘Time to Impeach and Remove Trump’

“This is what democracy looks like.” By Jake Johnson, staff writer – Common Dreams Hours before the expected House vote on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, hundreds of thousands of people poured into the streets across the United States Tuesday night to show Congress that there is… »

19.12.2019

Six Reasons Elizabeth Warren Should Volunteer to Be Bernie Sanders’ Running Mate

Six Reasons Elizabeth Warren Should Volunteer to Be Bernie Sanders’ Running Mate

Why in the world should Elizabeth Warren choose to run for vice president? The obvious answer that can save you the time of reading further or, you know, thinking, is my blatant sexism. Clearly, every time I’ve supported female candidates in the past for City Council, House of Delegates, Congress,… »

18.12.2019

There is an antidote to demagoguery – it’s called political rewilding

There is an antidote to demagoguery – it’s called political rewilding

This form of radical trust devolves power away from top-down government, often with some very unexpected results By George Monbiot for The Guardian You can blame Jeremy Corbyn for Boris Johnson, and Hillary Clinton for Donald Trump. You can blame the Indian challengers for Narendra Modi, the… »

18.12.2019

Five Years After Obama’s Cuba Opening, Cubans Are Reeling From The “Trump Effect”

Five Years After Obama’s Cuba Opening, Cubans Are Reeling From The “Trump Effect”

By Medea Benjamin Gloria Minor had been preparing her AirBnB in Havana for years, investing every penny her sister sent her from Miami in repairing and refurbishing her apartment.  With President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro re-establishing relations five years ago, Minor was sure the expected flood of U.S. visitors… »

18.12.2019

‘Atrocious’: 188 Democrats Join GOP to Hand Trump $738 Billion Military Budget That Includes ‘Space Force’

‘Atrocious’: 188 Democrats Join GOP to Hand Trump $738 Billion Military Budget That Includes ‘Space Force’

“It is Orwellian for Congress to hand over billions of dollars worth of weapons and bombs to a president waging a horrific, unconstitutional war in Yemen—and call that progressive.” By Jake Johnson, staff writer, Common Dreams More than 180 House Democrats joined a nearly united Republican caucus Wednesday night… »

17.12.2019

Elections in the United Kingdom. Reflections on a dark moment and on a light of hope

Elections in the United Kingdom. Reflections on a dark moment and on a light of hope

The result of the UK elections was a hard blow to me for various reasons. Despite the negative forecasts and polls, I continued to hope, perhaps naively, for a victory of Jeremy Corbyn until the very end, because it would have been a breakthrough not only for the country, but… »

14.12.2019

Establishment journalists have betrayed the ideals of the Fourth Estate

Establishment journalists have betrayed the ideals of the Fourth Estate

The reluctance of senior British journalists to accept their failures has put us all in greater jeopardy. The election result will probably just embolden them. Callum Alexander Scott for openDemocracy 13 December 2019 How unpleasant it has been over the past day to observe senior establishment journalists sit… »

13.12.2019

[UK elections] Out of this darkness we must find the will to fight back

[UK elections] Out of this darkness we must find the will to fight back

This is no time for recrimination and blame – let’s work together against this visionless government By George Monbiot for The Guardian Yes, it’s dark. Darker, arguably, than at any point since the second world war. We have a government not of conservatives but of the radical… »

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