Barrack Obama

‘What We Must Do’: Following Obama Eulogy for Lewis, Bernie Sanders Backs Call for Ending Filibuster

“President Obama is absolutely right,” said the former Democratic presidential candidate from Vermont. By Jon Queally, staff writer – Common Dreams Following an impassioned eulogy Thursday afternoon by President Barack Obama at the funeral of Congressman John Lewis in which…

The Obama Wars

By David Swanson By “the Obama wars” I don’t mean some overgrown infants on television screaming racist insults or pretending that opposing racism requires cheering for Obama. I mean: the widespread indiscriminate murder of human beings with missiles — many…

Conversation with Maria Pabón on how President Trump Differs from Obama’s Immigration Policies

By Jhon Sánchez It could have been me facing a deportation proceeding. During the time I applied for asylum, I had frequent nightmares where I heard my name ‘Jhon Sanchez,’ announced in a court; my wrists were shackled and I…

Obama’s New Job: Guardian of Official Lies

By Glen Ford “Obama orchestrated what the late Saddam Hussein would have called “The Mother of All Lies.” The ruling class is seriously rattled over its loss of control over the national political narrative — a consequence of capitalism’s terminal…

How America Went from Hope to Cynicism in the Obama Era

By Danny Katch Inauguration Day marks the official transfer of power from Barack Obama to Donald Trump, but the real transition became painfully apparent earlier this month. Obama gave a farewell address to thousands of adoring fans in Chicago on…

Obama Dismantles Idled Muslim Registry Ahead of Trump Inauguration

The Obama administration has moved to formally end the national registry program for immigrants from majority-Muslim countries, known as the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, or NSEERS. The Department of Homeland Security on Thursday submitted a rule change in an effort…

War based on deception: Bush’s Iraq lies, uncontested, will haunt us under Donald Trump

This article by Medea Benjamin originally appeared on AlterNet. The CODEPINK Tribunal taking place Dec. 1 and 2, and live streamed by the Real News, is a historic collection of testimonies about the lies and costs of the Iraq war. It takes on new meaning with…

Peace with Russia is Possible

By Jonathan Power Trotsky, the one-time close comrade of Lenin, reportedly said, “You may not be interested in war but war is interested in you”. This is how it seems to have been with President Barack Obama when it comes…

Sanders on Trump: We Need to Think Every Day How to Mobilize People to Defeat This Horrific Agenda

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election victory, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has vowed to fight against Trump’s proposed policies to build a wall across the entire length of the U.S.-Mexico border, to reinstate a database for immigrants from majority-Muslim…

A Good Time to Review Bush’s War Crimes

I’ll be speaking at the upcoming Iraq Tribunal about war lies of 2002-2003 vintage. I’m nostalgic for the days when presidents had to lie to Congress and the public and obtain some modicum of support before bombing a foreign country.…

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