Sanders vs. the Endless Austerity Regime

by Glen Ford, published by Black Agenda Report, July 11, 2019 Bernie Sanders must very quickly get serious about building a grassroots movement-type politics on the ground that disrupts the corporate-managed pace, coverage and content of the primary season. “The corporate media have acted in near-unison to alternatively ignore or malign Sanders.” Corporate Democrats have had great success in smothering[…]

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Making the Worst Case Appear the Better

Editor’s Note: I haven’t been actively following Russiagate here because it has long been my assessment that there is ‘no there there’.   However, Ray has written a neat tie-up, and if it isn’t over now, I don’t know what it will take.   I will have to write a ‘killing the zombie’ piece myself. by Ray McGovern, published on Consortium News,[…]

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Austerity and Militarism

In the U.S. They are Never Called Human Rights Violations, but They Both Kill by Ajamu Baraka, June 19, 2019 Trump’s 2020 budget proposal reflects another significant increase in military spending along with corresponding cuts in spending by Federal agencies tasked with the responsibility for providing critical services and income support policies for working class and poor people. Trump’s call[…]

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Chelsea Manning Meets Russiagate

Collage: Caricature of Robert Mueller by Don Keyhotey (Flikr), Photos of Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange from WikiMedia Commons by Ann Garrison, published on Black Agenda Report, March 13, 2019 Whistleblower Chelsea Manning is jailed for refusing to testify against Julian Assange, whose confinement in Ecuador’s London embassy puts the lie to much of the Russiagate fantasy. “No journalist will[…]

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Yes, What About Yemen?

by Jeremy Salt, from American Herald Tribune, November 13, 2019 After the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, many are asking ‘But what about Yemen?’ Yes, indeed, what about Yemen, but what about Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and Somalia? What about Egypt in 1956, what about Iran in 1953 and what about Palestine from 1917 to the present day? There is[…]

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The Bizarre Facebook Path to Corporate Facism

by Glen Ford, originally published on Black Agenda Report “The Facebook intervention is a qualitative escalation of the McCarthyite offensive.” Facebook has assumed additional political police powers, disrupting a planned counter-demonstration against white supremacists, set for August 12th in Washington, on the grounds that it was initiated and inspired by “Russians” as part of a Kremlin campaign to “sow dissension”[…]

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