Preparing For A November Surprise

By Maria J. Stephan, Candace Rondeaux, and Erica Chenoweth, Political Violence at a Glance. -

Nationwide protests against police brutality following George Floyd’s murder are the broadest and most persistent in US history. They have laid bare the racism that pervades American society—and [...]

Understanding Trump’s Plan In Portland Could Be Key To Preventing A Coup

By George Lakey, Waging Nonviolence. -

One key to a winning strategy is to figure out what the opponent’s strategy is and refuse to be manipulated — in Portland and in the other cities on Trump’s target list. Federal intervention [...]

Popular Movements Can Overcome Authoritarian Policing

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

Today is the 60th day of protests since the murder of George Floyd. This weekend, people marched in cities across the country in solidarity with Portland and in opposition to the US becoming a [...]

Federal Agents Retreat To Portland Base As Protesters Control Streets

By Chris McGreal , The Guardian. -

The DHS officers dispatched by the president to put down the demonstrations have instead become prisoners of the building they are ostensibly there to defend. “The feds don’t have control of [...]

What Are Trump And His Goons Up To?

By Ann Garrison, Black Agenda Report. -

First and foremost, it is a political stunt to capture the law and order crowd and press on divides between the coastal cities and inland voters. But it’s also more sinister than that. The use of [...]

150 Federal Agents Set To Deploy In Chicago

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is crafting plans to deploy about 150 federal agents to Chicago this week, the Chicago Tribune has learned, a move that would come amid growing [...]

Building On Victories For A Stronger Climate Justice Movement

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

While the climate justice movement has been winning important victories, stopping and slowing pipelines and other fossil fuel infrastructure, and putting the future of fossil fuels in doubt, the [...]

Oregon Officials Decry Federal Agents After Protest Clashes

By Andrew Selsky and Gillian Flaccus, AP News. -

Militarized federal agents deployed by the president to Portland, Oregon, fired tear gas against protesters again overnight as the city’s mayor demanded that the agents be removed and as the [...]

COVID19 Corruption: Wealthy And Well Connected Get Rich While People Suffer

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

While corrupt elected officials and elites feed at the public trough, the economic collapse is hitting people in the United States hard. According to the newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics [...]

UN: US Violated International Law By Assassinating Iranian General

By Bill Bostock, Business Insider. -

The UN's top rights investigator said the US broke international law by assassinating Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. Soleimani, the head of the elite Quds Force branch of the Islamic [...]

Time To Rethink The US-ROK Alliance

By John Feffer,  Foreign Policy In Focus. -

Perhaps it’s time for South Korea, then, to assert more independence and become a master of its own fate. Above all, that will require a reconsideration of the military alliance with the United [...]

US Exposed For Funding Last Year’s Hong Kong Protests

By Alex Lo, South China Morning Post. -

Imagine how the American government would react if multiple Chinese state agencies such as Xinhua were exposed secretly helping protest groups across the United States to evade surveillance and [...]

Trump Used Looted Venezuelan Public Money To Build Border Wall

By Ben Norton, The Grayzone. -

Since the United States initiated a coup attempt against Venezuela’s elected leftist government in January 2019, up to $24 billion worth of Venezuelan public assets have been seized by foreign [...]

Iranian Arrest Warrant For Trump Shows How Disreputable US Presidency Has Become

By Finian Cunningham, RT. -

The arrest warrant issued by Iran for the murder of General Qassem Soleimani in January shows how disreputable the office of the US presidency has become. Trump has openly bragged about ordering [...]

US And Saudi Nuclear Program: The Trump Administration’s Secrecy

By Javad Heirannia, Peace Data. -

A recent report by the US House of Representatives revealed that Trump administration has accelerated the process of transferring “very sensitive” nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.   The US [...]