By Lisa Luinenburg, published on Socialist Action, Augusts 2, 2019 As the 2020 presidential election draws ever closer, the Trump administration has continued to ramp up its attacks on undocumented immigrants and on refugees seeking asylum in the United States. The president has launched attacks on immigrants across multiple fronts, and when he is blocked by Congress or the courts,[…]
by Pepe Escobar, published on Information Clearing House, August 6, 2019 Russia is meticulously advancing Eurasian chessboard moves that should be observed in conjunction, as Moscow proposes to the Global South an approach diametrically opposed to Western sanctions, threats and economic war. Here are three recent examples. Ten days ago, via a document officially approved by the United Nations, the[…]
by Alice Rothchild, published on Mondoweiss, August 1, 2019 Eric Alterman’s July 29 New York Times opinion piece asks: “Does Anyone Take the B.D.S. Movement Seriously?” Alterman argues that the BDS campaign (boycott, divestment and sanctions) is all symbolism without any real substance or economic impact and that support for BDS has become an empty progressive catch phrase. I feel[…]
by Ajamu Baraka From the afternoon Plenary at the Annual Green Party Meeting Ajamu Baraka presents an insightful analysis of, not only the Green Party, but activism in the United States. He looks at what we need to do to be more effective in organizing for a better future.
By Bill Van Auken, published on World Socialist Website, August 3, 2019 Washington formally scrapped the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty Friday, bringing the world a major step closer to nuclear war. The treaty, signed over 30 years ago by US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, banned a whole class of weapons that had placed the world[…]
Remarks by David Swanson, August 4, 2019, Poulsboro, WA This week, 74 years ago, the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were each hit with a single nuclear bomb that had the power of a third to a half of what NPR calls a low-yield or “usable” weapon. By NPR I mean both the Nuclear Posture Review and National Public Radio,[…]
by Habib Ahmadzadeh, first published on CodePink Website Don’t Play Checkers with the Grandmasters of Chess Dear President Trump, In a recent Tweet, you claimed that “Iranians never won a war, but never lost a negotiation.” As a world citizen and a veteran of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, I have firsthand experience with the bitterness of war, and I have[…]
by Sara Flounders published on the Peace Report Station on Youtube, July 25, 2019 Sara gives an excellent lecture on the recent history, the political and economic components of international sanction and the context of modern siege warfare. Sara Flounders is an American political writer who has been active in ‘progressive’ and anti-war organizing since the 1960s. Sara is Co-Director[…]
by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, August 6, 2019 Glen, with his usual aplomb and and fierce delivery, sends an arrow right to the heart of the matter.
Steven Sahiounie, Published on the Middle East Observer, August 5, 2019 UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen said, “I’m very pleased that now we seem to be closer to establishing the constitutional committee,” Syria’s post-war government and new constitution are seen as crucial components of the Syrian peace process which could see the end of the 8-year conflict. A 150-member committee made up[…]