How Deflection Works

by Scott Preston The Chrysalis Feb 18, 2019 “….spiritual reality in its intensified form is also becoming effectual and real. This new spiritual reality is without question our only security that the threat of material destruction can be averted. Its realization alone seems able to guarantee man’s continuing existence in the face of powers of technology, rationality, … Continue reading How Deflection Works

The Real Motive Behind the FBI Plan to Investigate Trump as a Russian Agent

by Gareth Porter  Consortium News Feb 13, 2019 The New York Times and CNN led media coverage last month of discussions among senior FBI officials in May 2017 of a possible national security investigation of President Donald Trump himself, on the premise that he may have acted as an agent of Russia. The episode has potentially profound political fallout, because … Continue reading The Real Motive Behind the FBI Plan to Investigate Trump as a Russian Agent

This is why evangelicals love Trump’s Israel policy

Sean Illing  interviews Elizabeth Oldmixon  VOX May 14, 2018 Orthodox Christian pilgrims hold wooden crosses as they take part in the Good Friday procession along the Via Dolorosa on April 18, 2014, in Jerusalem's old city, Israel. Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images The US officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Monda when a new American embassy … Continue reading This is why evangelicals love Trump’s Israel policy

Trump’s Coup in Venezuela: The Full Story

by ERIC DRAITSER CounterPunch Jan 30, 2019 The US-sponsored coup in Venezuela, still ongoing as I write, is the latest chapter in the long and bloody history of US imperialism in Latin America. This basic fact, understood by most across the left of the political spectrum – including even the chattering liberal class which acknowledges this … Continue reading Trump’s Coup in Venezuela: The Full Story

Trump offers socialism for the rich, capitalism for everyone else

To a conservative mind, socialism is getting something for nothing. Yet this is what the Donald Trump gives to the filthy rich. by Robert Reich Guardian Feb 11, 2019 America will never be a socialist country,” Donald Trump declared in his State of the Union address. Someone should alert Trump that America is now a … Continue reading Trump offers socialism for the rich, capitalism for everyone else

Fight Chaos with CHAOS: How Flight Attendants Grounded Trump’s Shutdown

Sara Nelson, the flight attendants union leader whose strike threat helped end the government shutdown, speaks to Jacobin. “There are no labor rights without the right to strike.” LIZA FEATHERSTONE interviews Sara Nelson Jacobin Feb 2, 2019 Andrew Caballero Reynolds / Getty Our winter issue will be out soon. Print subscriptions are $10 off if you follow this … Continue reading Fight Chaos with CHAOS: How Flight Attendants Grounded Trump’s Shutdown

Who’s Really Afraid of Socialism?

Mehdi Hasan interviews Elizabeth Bruenig Intercept Deconstructed Feb 7, 2019   https://player.megaphone.fm/PPY8088442568?auto=false&sharing=true&start=0   DURING HIS STATE OF THE UNION address, President Trump expressed “alarm” at what he termed “new calls to adopt socialism in our country.” “Tonight,” he proclaimed, “we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.” The line received a standing ovation … Continue reading Who’s Really Afraid of Socialism?