No ‘Bloody Nose’ Strategy For North Korea, Says U.S. Official, Senators

By Joe Gould, Defensenews.com -

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has no strategy for a pre-emptive “bloody nose” strike against North Korea, according to two lawmakers and a Trump administration official. In response to [...]

Not A Matter Of If, But When

By Shawn Hattingh, MR Online. -

In early January 2018, capitalists across the globe were celebrating the fact that the Dow Jones had rallied by 45% since the election of Donald Trump. Likewise, brokers were beaming in Sandton [...]

Mueller Indictment: ‘Russian Influence’ Is Commercial Marketing Scheme

By Moon of Alabama. -

February 17, 2018 - Yesterday the U.S. Justice Department indicted the Russian Internet Research Agency on some dubious legal grounds. It covers thirteen Russian people and three Russian legal [...]

From PyeongChang To Lasting Peace

By Hyun Lee, Zoominkorea.org -

Sometimes, art can point to answers that the stuffy logic of policy wonks cannot. Those who have truly felt, even for a passing moment, the pain of seventy years of artificial national division, [...]

Statement From DSC, AEJ And J4J On Tragedy At Stoneman Douglas High School

By Staff, Dignityinschools.org -

“A tragedy of this magnitude will be felt in the Parkland community long after the news cameras leave and our attention is drawn elsewhere. It is hard to fathom the pain that students, educators, [...]

Trump’s Tax Cuts, Budget And Deficits: Recession 2019?

By Jack Rasmus, Telesurtv.net -

Trump tax cuts and Trump’s budget will exacerbate U.S. budget deficits and debt and cause the central bank to raise interest rates even faster and higher. Lies and misrepresentation of facts have [...]

NGO Crimes Go Far Beyond Oxfam

By Cristel Amiss, Andaiye, Margaret Busby, Sara Callaway, Luke Daniels, Jocelyn Dow, Selma James, Pierre Labossiere, Emma Lewis, Dr Altheia Le Cointe, Eddie LeCointe, Nina Lopez, Ian Macdonald QC, Rose Okello, Margaret Prescod, Lawrence Renee, Sidney Ross-Risden, Becky Titah, Sam Karl Weinstein, and Nichola Markus, Theguardian.com -

In 2008 some of us had written to Barbara Stocking, then Oxfam chief executive, objecting to a report that it sponsored, Rule of Rapists in Haiti, which labelled Haitians as rapists while hiding [...]

US ‘Stumbled Into Torture,’ Says NYT Reporter

By Adam Johnson, Fair.org -

Two clauses stand out for their confident attribution of benevolent motives to US foreign policy. First, there’s the idea that “America stumbled into torture,” rather than planned, plotted and [...]

This Is Why No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

By Eleanor Goldfield, Artkillingapathy.com -

This January, nine members of the humanitarian group No More Deaths went to court for aiding immigrants who had crossed one of the most unforgiving and treacherous parts of the U.S./Mexico [...]

The United State’s Bizarre Income Distribution For Children

By Matt Bruenig, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

In the Nordic countries, they have relatively few children in the lower class (and even fewer in the extreme lower class). They also have relatively few children in the upper class. But they have [...]

ADAPT Condemns The Passing Of HR 620 Bill In The House

By Staff, Adapt.org -

Today, 59 million Americans with disabilities witnessed the U.S House of Representatives torpedo their civil rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. HR620 was passed, and civil rights [...]

Why We’re Underestimating American Collapse

By Umair Haque, Informationclearinghouse.info -

February 15, 2018 "Information Clearing House" - You might say, having read some of my recent essays, “Umair! Don’t worry! Everything will be fine! It’s not that bad!” I would look at you [...]

The Army Of The EU

By Will Podmore, Counterpunch.org -

The current president of the European Commission wants it. So did his predecessors. And now the whole EU is taking steps towards the creation of a unified European military, along with unified [...]

Myths About Teachers: We Need More Police In Our Public Schools

By Bill Ayers, Crystal Laura, and Rick Ayers, Kzoo.edu -

Public schools are plagued by gangs and fighting, assault and battery, drug dealing, and other criminal behavior, including, in extreme instances, actual shoot-outs between students. All of these [...]

Florida Shooter’s JROTC Took NRA Money, Excelled At Marksmanship

By David Swanson, Davidswanson.org -

Whether the latest school shooter’s participation in a JROTC program that took NRA money and trained in marksmanship contributed to the shooting or not, it is symptomatic of a culture in which [...]