Trump Wants War, Moon Wants Peace

By Se-Woong Koo, -

South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a very polished press conference on January 10. He confidently laid out his domestic and foreign policy priorities for some 30 minutes. That address was [...]

Trump Calling Pentagon, Diplomats To Play Bigger Arms Sales Role

By Mike Stone and Matt Spetalnick, -

President Donald Trump is expected to announce a “whole of government” approach that will also ease export rules on U.S. military exports and give greater weight to the economic benefits for [...]

Corpses Of Souls

By Chris Hedges, -

Walker Percy in his 1971 dystopian novel “Love in the Ruins” paints a picture of a morally degenerate America consumed by hedonism, wallowing in ignorance, led by kleptocrats and fools, [...]

New York Times Trumpwashes 70 Years of US Crimes

By Adam Johnson, FAIR -

Trumpwashing—defined as whitewashing, obscuring or rewriting the broader US record by presenting Donald Trump as an aberration (, 6/3/16)—was on full display Thursday in a nominally [...]

‘Disaster-In-Chief’ Trump Was ‘Disrespectful’ To Puerto Rico

By Justin Baragona, -

A hundred days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, there are still huge swaths of the island without power. The Army Corps of Engineers estimates that the territory won’t be at 100% [...]

J20 “Not Guilty” Verdict Should Embolden Dissent

By Sarah Lazare, In These Times -

In a blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to quell dissent, on Thursday six defendants arrested at Inauguration Day “Disrupt J20” protests were found not guilty of all charges. The heavy [...]

Government Structure—Not Just Personnel—Needs to Change

Paul Street, -

We need a “change of structure,” not merely a “change of spirit” or a change of party identity and personnel at the nominal top of the corporate totalitarian state. A nominal Democrat was elected [...]

DC Jury Acquits Six Inauguration Day Defendants on All Counts

By Defend J20 Resistance -

After two days of deliberation, a DC jury today found all six Inauguration Day defendants not guilty on all eight counts—-misdemeanor rioting and conspiracy to riot, and five counts of felony [...]

The State Of The Empire In The Age Of Trumpism

By Diane Perlman, Transcend Media Service -

Johan Galtung is a Norwegian-born citizen of the world, sociologist and mathematician recognized as the ‘founding father’ of peace studies and conflict transformation as a scientific discipline. [...]

Populist Plutocracy and the Future of America

By Nouriel Roubini -

In the first year of his presidency, Donald Trump has consistently sold out the blue-collar, socially conservative whites who brought him to power, while pursuing policies to enrich his fellow [...]

Urgent Protests To Stop Tax Theft

By #StopTheGOPTaxScam Coalition, -

Starting Monday, Dec 18, and continuing through Tuesday, Dec 19, doctors, nurses and medical students are joining with patients to STOP the VOTE on the GOP's tax cut that takes away health care [...]

Trump Gives Israel What They Want Without Negotiation

By Stephen Zunes, -

By Stephen Zunes for The Progressive - President Trump announced on Wednesday that the United States will formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and that the U.S. embassy would be [...]

Thousands Protest Trump’s Utah Monument Reduction Plan

By Staff, -

By Staff of The Associated Press - State Rep. Patrice Arent, a Democrat from Millcreek, accused Trump of coming to “wreak destruction on a land he knows basically nothing about,” the Salt Lake [...]

How U.S. Aristocracy Made A Foreign-Policy Chump Out Of Trump

By Eric Zuesse, -

By Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog - In order to understand Donald Trump’s foreign policies, a person must be totally open-minded to at least the possibility that the U.S. is the world’s most [...]

Freedom Rider: Obama’s Crimes Are Revealed Under Trump

By Margaret Kimberley, -

By Margaret Kimberley for Black Agenda Report - Barack Obama was not the lesser evil president. He was always the more effective evil. The ruling classes were in desperate need of a new and [...]