How Do Weapons Makers Sleep at Night?

by David Swanson, published on Let’s Try Democracy, September 11, 2018 A new report by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas Davies “focuses on the five largest U.S. arms manufacturers — Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics — and their dealings with three repressive nations: Saudi Arabia, Israel and Egypt.” This may prove to be a very valuable approach.[…]

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Kavanaugh Scorns International Law and Loves Executive Power

Editor’s Note: Brett Kavanaugh may or may not land in the Supreme Court.  What is interesting about this article is it clearly articulates a mindset that permeates the U.S. political establishment as a whole and much of the judiciary as well.  John Bolton’s recent outburst of defiance towards the International Criminal Court is an example of this mentality. by Marjorie[…]

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In Shielding US from Legal Obligations, Kavanaugh Conflates International Law with Foreign Laws

The Supremacy Clause establishes the Constitution, Federal Statures, and U.S. treaties as “the supreme law of the land.” The Constitution is the hightest form of law in the American legal system. State judges are requied to uphold it, even if state laws or constitutuions conflict with it. by Marjorie Cohn, published on Consortium News, July 31, 2018 The two primary[…]

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On July Fourth, American Exceptionalism and Ruling Class Fear of Trump

“With each passing day under Trump, the mythology of US exceptionalism becomes more fragile.” By Danny Haiphong, originally published on Black Agenda Report, July 11, 2018 The ascendency of Donald Trump to the commanding heights of US imperialism has been a chaotic experience for the ruling class. Trump’s lives in the trash-heap of the ruling class and has been deemed[…]

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