British Collusion and Criminality

by Margaret Kimberley, originally published in her Freedom Rider column on Black Agenda Report, July 11, 2018 “Collusion continues not between Trump and Russians, but between intelligence agencies, the media and American politicians with hidden agendas.” Most people believe that Donald Trump owes his presidency to Russian activity because they have been told this repeatedly for the past two years.[…]

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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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Working People Have No Stakes In a Trade War

President Donald Trump, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, and Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G7 summit in Québec, on June 9.  (Photo: Yves Herman / Reuters) A joint statement by Socialist Action (U.S.) and Socialist Action/Ligue pour l’action socialiste in the Canadian state. The recent imposition of a 25% tariff on steel imports to the United States and[…]

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First Thoughts On The Kim Trump Photo-Op Summit

by Bernhard, originally published on Moon Of Alabama, June 12, 2018 The photo-op summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea went well. The visuals show North Korea and the United States as equal partners. The atmosphere was cordial. Both sides won. The signed document is short. The core part: Convinced[…]

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Running Amok? Donald Trump Facilitates Civilian Drone Deaths, Continues Attacks in Seven Countries ‘and Elsewhere’

Only 12% of drone victims in Pakistan are militants. by Drone Warfare, originally posted on Global Research, June 7, 2018 The NGO CAGE, which campaigns against discriminatory state policies and advocates observance of due process and the rule of law, reminds readers that in October 2017, US President Donald Trump replaced the Obama rules pertaining to drone strikes with his[…]

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South Korean President Moons Bolton

South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their summit at the truce village of Panmunjom, North Korea, May 26, 2018. Photo: The Presidential Blue House /Handout via REUTERS By Ray McGovern, originally published on Consortium News, May 26, 2018 Thanks no doubt to his bellicose national security adviser John Bolton, President Donald[…]

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Trump and the Neocons

From Workers World Just hours before he ordered the missile strikes on Damascus on April 13, President Trump granted a pardon to Lewis “Scooter” Libby. It was a signal to all those in his administration now complicit in war crimes that Trump has their backs. Libby never served time, but was convicted of a complicated scheme involving the neocons in[…]

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America’s Indefensible Alliance With The Philippines

by Rhonda Ramiro of Bayan USA and Azadeh Shahshahani, originally published in the Huffington Post The burgeoning alliance between President Donald Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte appears destined to become the 21st century version of the Ronald Reagan-Ferdinand Marcos alliance. That union in the 1980s allowed the Marcos dictatorship to last 14 years, despite Marcos’ notoriety for murdering over[…]

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