Why “Obamagate” Will Not* Lead to Anywhere

We told you months before Donald Trump's inauguration (on December 1, 2016 to be exact) he would not* be convicted of treason, imoluments, tax fraud, and so on here: Treason, Impeachment, Emoluments: This is How We Know for Certain We’re Played by the Media meaning Russia-gate and his impeachment trial would be an intentional waste … Continue reading Why “Obamagate” Will Not* Lead to Anywhere

Trump Responsible for American Deaths

  US president stabs his citizens in the back while pretending to be a saviour by Richard Partington O Society May 11, 2020 Donald Trump is culpable in the deaths of thousands of Americans by using the coronavirus pandemic to boost his electoral prospects and line the pockets of big business, Noam Chomsky says. In an interview, … Continue reading Trump Responsible for American Deaths

Julian Assange Should Be Celebrated Rather Than Incarcerated

by John Pilger edited by O Society Feb 18, 2020 On Saturday, there will be a march from Australia House in London to Parliament Square, the center of British democracy. People will carry pictures of the Australian publisher and journalist Julian Assange who, on 24 February, faces a court to decide whether or not he is … Continue reading Julian Assange Should Be Celebrated Rather Than Incarcerated

Beyond Corporate Power

by Richard Moser Be Freedom Feb 8, 2019 The problem is not that the corporations are “out of control,” the problem is that the corporations are so much “in control.” By seeing neoliberalism as Free Market Fundamentalism (FMF) rather than Corporate Power we underestimate the challenges ahead. FMF does not help us to know what tactics … Continue reading Beyond Corporate Power

This Is Not Normal. This Is Not Normal. This Is Not Normal.

We are losing sight of the depth of Trump’s corruption. by Matt Ford New Republic Jan 17, 2019 The Trump International Hotel enjoys an enviable location in the nerve center of American governance. It stands on Pennsylvania Avenue, situated roughly midway between the White House and the Capitol. Across the street is the headquarters of … Continue reading This Is Not Normal. This Is Not Normal. This Is Not Normal.

Israeli politics is being dragged into the grubby realm of reality TV

As Benjamin Netanyahu demands a televised showdown with his corruption accusers and Roseanne Barr prepares to address the Knesset, the poverty of public discourse is never more apparent by Jonathan Cook Jan 13, 2019 Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu commandeered the country’s airwaves last week in what many assumed would prove a moment of profound … Continue reading Israeli politics is being dragged into the grubby realm of reality TV

Trump’s Veterans Affairs Shadow Rulers Make Contracts and Budgets

New disclosures and investigations are straining the three Trump associates’ relationship with the new VA secretary. by Isaac Arnsdorf ProPublica Dec 3, 2018 Newly released emails about the three Trump associates who secretly steered the Department of Veterans Affairs show how deeply the trio was involved in some of the agency’s most consequential matters, most notably … Continue reading Trump’s Veterans Affairs Shadow Rulers Make Contracts and Budgets

The Fear Factory: How Robert Mercer’s hedge fund profits from Trump’s hard-line immigration stance

by Ken Silverstein POGO Nov 2, 2018 On Aug. 18, 2016, the share price of Corrections Corporation of America, one of the main operators of private prisons and immigrant detention centers, fell by 50 percent to $13.04 after the Obama-era Justice Department directed the phaseout of federal private prisons. The company’s stock floundered for the next few … Continue reading The Fear Factory: How Robert Mercer’s hedge fund profits from Trump’s hard-line immigration stance

Who’s Really ‘Undermining’ American Democracy?

  Allegations Russia is still “attacking” US elections, now again in November, could delegitimize our democratic institutions. by Stephen Cohen Nation Oct 31, 2018 Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies and politics at NYU and Princeton, and John Batchelor continue their (usually) weekly discussions of the new US-Russian Cold War. (Previous installments, now in their … Continue reading Who’s Really ‘Undermining’ American Democracy?

Rescuing the Banks Instead of the Economy

  "You can bail out the banks, leave the debts in place, and rescue the economy. It’s a zero-sum game. Somebody has to lose. That’s what happened in 2009 when President Obama came in. Obama invited the bankers to the White House and he said, “I’m the only guy standing between you and the mob … Continue reading Rescuing the Banks Instead of the Economy