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Pentagon Report Points to US Preparations for Total War

"Over the past two weeks, with next to no media coverage, the US has moved substantially closer toward open military confrontation with both Russia and China, the second and third-ranked nuclear powers in the world..."


.My concern is that Trump getting another potential supreme court pick.  This should be a huge reason for every one the left vote against Trump.  I really hope people realize that a supreme court judge means that a for 20 years at least the shape economic, social, and political development in the US.  The election turning point for the US, like 2 judges there in Trump pocket.  With Trump gone those judges will around for many years after he gone. 

My personal thoughts of the court, are your thinking court will lead the way on policy for most people, court is block on radical ideas.  I think democrats will he lead rather hiding hoping favorable treatment form court.  A consrevative bunch judges he put together. This is huge election that will decide gets another pic for court.  This reason you should to polls is to stop 3 judges may be appointed by trump. That should the message imho.  It like we don't stop trump he can mess with a country for 4 years.  A supreme court with the mess you up 25 years, you may vote left but the power of stacked court be a barrier to progressives for 25 years.  This, not an election for 4 years you electing 25 years of Trump, that pivotal nature of any appointment process.  It stops here, or get trump in your face for another 25 years. I can not vote in the US but I hope this post will change a few hearts.   



'I'm President and You're Not': Trump Mocks CBS Anchor in Tense 60 Minutes Interview (and vid)

'Trump's big interview to the CBS' Lesley Stahl aired in full on Sunday evening, saw a lot of verbal wrestling..."


Trump ethics:  Trump: Mockery of Christine Blasey Ford ‘Doesn’t Matter. We Won.’

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I wonder all of this crazyness is more on Trump advisers that trump his self.  I heard that  Bolden was referred once as crazed monkey in cage throwing puh at visitors.  It a good anology I watching him 4-5 year now.  This guy is my scale of crazy warlord just 8.8 out 10.0.

For all of trumps failure I have say the constant peace efforts with North Korea, and not going to war to Russia, is pleasant surprise.  


SeekingAPoliticalHome wrote:

I wonder all of this crazyness is more on Trump advisers that trump his self.  I heard that  Bolden was referred once as crazed monkey in cage throwing puh at visitors.  It a good anology I watching him 4-5 year now.  This guy is my scale of crazy warlord just 8.8 out 10.0.

For all of trumps failure I have say the constant peace efforts with North Korea, and not going to war to Russia, is pleasant surprise.  

Nobody was going to war with Russia

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A disgusting display of the worst case of partisanship I've ever witnessed on 60 Minutes.

It really is incredibly imperative to vote Democrat in the mid-terms even if it's someone you don't solidly agree with.

Don't listen to the likes of an idiot like Jimmy Dore who at this point is purposely misleading his fan base of politically naive milennials.

The Republicans have proven themselves to be a danger to the US and the world. They got to go.


Three Colliding Problems Leading To A New Economic Disaster   -   by Matt Taibbi

"...The sell-off last week was likely just a mild preview of what will happen once the blunt contradictions of Trump's major economic moves - crazy even by his standards - set in. 'We're fucked,' a market analyst friend of mine put it this weekend. 'It's all baked in the cake already."


Trump's Alliance with Body-Choppers, Death Squads and Child Killers: Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Israel

"...We will proceed to discuss the larger political-economic context in which the trio of monsters operate. We will analyze the benefits and advantages which lead President Trump to ignore and even praise, actions which violate America's democratic values and sensibilities. In conclusion, we will examine the consequences and risks which result from Trump's embrace of this trio..."


US Leaving INF Will Put Nuclear Non-Proliferation At Risk and May Lead To 'Complete Chaos'

"By ending the INF, Washington risks creating a domino effect which could endanger other landmark deals like the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) and collapse the existing non-proliferation mechanism as we know it..."

Trump Vows To Pull US Out of Nuclear Arms Treaty (vid)

"...Trump is not really in charge of his own foreign policy and Bolton is a very dangerous fellow. China is the key..."


The Collapse of the American Empire?

The Agenda welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges

The neighbours..."I think Trump is a symptom not the disease."

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The Austerity Hawks Are Coming for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid

Less than a year ago, Mitch McConnell assured Americans that his $1.5 trillion program of tax cuts for billionaires and multinational corporations would not increase debts and deficits. “I not only don’t think it will increase the deficit, I think it will be beyond revenue neutral,” the Senate majority leader chirped. “In other words, I think it will produce more than enough to fill that gap.”

Even as assessments by groups such as nonpartisan analysts and watchdog groups predicted that McConnell’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act would push the federal deficit to $1 trillion and beyond, the Kentucky Republican declared that the measure he and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) steered to passage last December was a “revenue neutral tax reform bill.”

Now, amid reports that the deficit had grown by 17 percent to almost $800 billion in fiscal year 2018, and that it is headed toward—you guessed it—the $1 trillion mark, McConnell says it’s not his fault. Nor, he claims, is it the fault of the billionaires and corporations he and Ryan represent.

“It’s disappointing but it’s not a Republican problem,” the Republican leader said when asked this week about Bloomberg reporting that detailed how “the Treasury Department said the US budget deficit grew to $779 billion in Donald Trump’s first full fiscal year as president, the result of the GOP’s tax cuts, bipartisan spending increases and rising interest payments on the national debt” and noted that this represents “a 77 percent increase from the $439 billion deficit in fiscal 2015, when McConnell became majority leader.”

The blame, said McConnell, lies with “a bipartisan reluctance to tackle entitlement changes because of the popularity of those programs.” While most Republicans try to talk around the issue—for obvious reasons—McConnell admits that “we’re talking about Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid.”

The majority leader is lying.....


US Missile Treaty Withdrawal: 'Prepare for Nuclear War'

"It is difficult to overstate the criminality and recklessness of this action. The lives of billions of people in Europe and East Asia have been deliberately placed in the crossfire of Washington's nuclear buildup against Beijing and Moscow. American military planners are intent on not only building, but using nuclear weapons in combat..."


Trump Surrenders To John Bolton on Russia and Arms Control

"Of course he's not the first president the arch hawk has convinced to ditch a nuke treaty..."


CrossTalk: Powered By Bolton

"Is there now a Bolton Doctrine...?"


The End Times Of The Liberal Order?

"An internationalist, utopian worldview, liberalism is full of crusaderly zeal, constantly 'going abroad in search of monsters to destroy.' Liberal internationalists badly want to shape the world. When given the chance, they do manage to shape the world, very badly indeed...Trump is an effect, not the cause, of the last quarter-century of liberal utopianism..."


The Jimmy Dore Show

"Trump gets CNN anchor to swear on live TV."


"Trump gets CNN anchor to swear on live TV."

too bad we don´t have Jimmy Dore shows in reference to our own CNN, the CBC!!

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“It Is Not a Natural Disaster”: Dana Frank on How U.S.-Backed Coup in Honduras Fueled Migrant Crisis


JUAN GONZÁLEZ: And Dana Frank, one of the most interesting parts of your book is your portrayal of this enormous and widespread popular movement that develops after the coup against Zelaya. You contrasted, and rightfully so, that back in the 1980s, Honduras was a relatively quiet place while El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala were all embroiled in major civil conflicts and uprisings and government repression. But yet Honduras, I remember being there in 1990, and it was then a terrorized state—there were military all over the place—but there wasn’t the kind of popular movement that somehow developed after the coup against Zelaya. Could you talk about that and how it inspired you and shaped your own thinking of your role as an academic?

DANA FRANK: Yeah. There certainly was an active left in Honduras in the ’80’s, but much smaller scale than in the other countries, and tremendously repressed by some of the figures that are currently popping up again since the coup in Honduras. The Honduran resistance was and still is a tremendously beautiful thing that was a great surprise, although in retrospect, you can see the social movements that were building at the grassroots in the women’s movement, the campesino movement, the indigenous movement and Afro-Indigenous movement and human rights defenders.

And when the coup happened, people poured into the streets and formed this tremendous coalition called the National Front of Popular Resistance, known as the Frente or the Resistencia, which was an amazing coalition, not just of the folks I just named but of the labor movement, the LGBT movement but also people committed to the constitutional rule of law. It wasn’t about so-called Zelaya supporters as it was often framed, but people who were committed to a positive transformation of Honduras, as well as defending the constitutional rule of law, which is something that of course resonates differently in the United States today with Trump threatening the constitutional rule of law all over the place.

That resistance was a very beautiful thing, and in the first chapter of my book, I wanted the reader to really feel the joy of it, both the terror and the joy, of the creativity, of the music, of the humor, the bravery, the graffiti and the way it changed Honduran culture for good and made people proud of their resistance and discovering ties across different social movements in a massive coalition of the kind that we fantasize of in the United States today.

Unfortunately, that resistance has been repressed and repressed and repressed. A lot of key figures are now in exile. People have been killed. Journalists that cover it are killed or are in exile. And so it has been also terrifying to watch that repression, but also Hondurans have that in their hearts that they know what they can do and how they could feel a beautiful sense of solidarity.


 'We are the Masters and You Shine Our Shoes': American Fascist Politicians  on American Hegemony

John Bolton Calls Chinese Aid a Form of Colonialism

"Manila Chan reports on US National Security Advisor John Bolton's comments asserting Chinese aid was a new form of colonialism. Bolton stated the US will only send aid to countries when it serves the US' national interest. Manila talks to Gerald Horne, History Prof at the University of Houston."

John Bolton at the Heritage Foundation on the Trump Administration's New Africa Strategy

Full Speech. American exceptionalism on the anti-China offensive of which Canada has clearly agreed to be a junior partner. 


Mike Pompeo Lays Out His Vision for American Exceptionalism

"America First, America last."


Pompeo Gives Keynote Speech in Brussels

US Sec State Mike Pompeo gives keynote speech from Brussels. 'Principled Realism.'