Empire Files Abby Martin teleSUR Jan 11, 2019 In the first installment of this multi-part series, Trump Expanding the Empire, Abby Martin debunks the notion that Trump is an anti-interventionist president, outlining his first two years of aggressive foreign policy that has expanded US wars and occupations. From the biggest military budget in history, to … Continue reading Trump is Expanding the US Empire: Trump’s Syria Deception
by David Penner Saker Jan 3, 2019 Ask any American liberal aged sixty-five and older what they think about Franco, Mussolini, or Hitler and they will vehemently denounce these men as tyrants, murderers, and despots. Ask them what they think about the Vietnam War and they will say it was a tragedy, not only for the … Continue reading Mass Psychosis and The Church of Humanitarian Interventionism
The secret to ending the strength of ISIS in Syria is not the continued presence of American troops. It is for America’s ever closer allies in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf to cut off the major artery of money and arms, which we should never forget in origin and for a long time had a … Continue reading Continued US Occupation of the Middle East Does Not Suppress Terrorism, It Causes It
Amy Goodman interviews Andrew Bacevich Democracy Now! Dec 21, 2018 Secretary of Defense James Mattis has announced he will resign at the end of February, in a letter publicly rebuking President Trump’s foreign policy. Mattis resigned one day after President Trump ordered the withdrawal of all 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria and on the same … Continue reading On Mattis & Why We Need to End Our Self-Destructive, Mindless Wars in Middle East
The Pentagon released Defense Secretary James Mattis' resignation letter Thursday evening, moments after Donald Trump announced Mattis is "retiring" in late February. Here it is: I have been privileged to serve as our country’s 26th Secretary of Defense which has allowed me to serve alongside our men and women of the Department in defense of … Continue reading Mattis Resignation Letter Lists Ways His Views Are Not Aligned With Trump’s
by Glenn Greewald Intercept Dec 17, 2018 A CHILDREN’S SPEECH PATHOLOGIST who has worked for the last nine years with developmentally disabled, autistic, and speech-impaired elementary school students in Austin, Texas, has been told that she can no longer work with the public school district, after she refused to sign an oath vowing that she “does not” … Continue reading Texan Loses Her Job For Refusing to Sign a Loyalty Oath to Israel. No, the Oath isn’t to America or Texas, It’s a Pledge to Israel
by Andrew Levine Counterpunch Dec 7, 2018 The time to resume using words like “resistance” and “revolution” in philosophically sound and historically accurate ways was long ago. And while the Sanders campaign deserves praise for bringing the word “socialism” back into mainstream political discourse, for reasons other than to disparage it, some precision would be … Continue reading Trumpism must persist and its vileness deepen before any genuine resistance will develop.