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cco wrote:
Trump pretending to be opposed to some of them was proof the left should oppose him. Anymore, even noticing who your government is killing today is practically a revolutionary act.

I remember when Trump started bombing Syria and listening to him, that he didn't sound like the same Trump who had run on the campaign trail.

NDPP

"President Biden has expressed serious concerns with Netanyahoo over Israel's deliberate targeting of international media offices and expects them to get back to the more mundane business of exterminating entire families as they sleep in their beds."

https://twitter.com/MaxBlumenthal/status/1393710686304444418

josh

Yes, his response so far has been morally bankrupt.  I didn't expect much from him on this issue, but he hasn't met even those low expectations,

NDPP

'Don't let them divide you from your neighbor'

https://twitter.com/Snowden/status/1394061037968805889

"America's political power-struggle has never been about conservative versus liberal as much as the owners versus the owned. The whole Washington opera consists of two costumes shared by the same club - and you'll never be a member..."

And that's a good thing. Class war.

NDPP

IEA report discloses dirty secrets of clean energy

https://youtu.be/t8QiHq24LqA

The International Energy Agency clashes with Biden team over whether US should spend trillions accelerating a 'clean energy transition.'

NDPP

Biden administration signs $735 million arms deal to 'Israel' amid aggression on Gaza

https://qudsnen.co/?p=25021

"The deal comes while 'Israel'continues to strike the overcrowded besieged Gaza Strip with dozens of air raids on a daily basis."

 

NDPP

'Hi International Criminal Court: How can Joe Biden be brought to Justice?

https://twitter.com/dvcronin/status/1394297964680687618

"The president of america has given the go-ahead for fresh weapons deliveries to Israel. Almost certainly these weapons will be used to commit war crimes. How can Joe Biden be brought to justice?"

JKR

White House releases Biden's tax returns in restoration of presidential tradition

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The White House released the 2020 tax returns for both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday, restoring a presidential tradition that had been ignored under former President Donald Trump.

 

NDPP

"Biden approves $735 million in 'special munitions' weapons to Israel amid their massacre of civilians, including 60 children. Biden has also blocked 3 international ceasefire attempts, giving Netanyahu the green light to kill as many as they please. War crimes only come with US backing."

https://twitter.com/AbbyMartin/status/1394356559862394882

Donald Trump was so pro-Israel. What a difference with Joe Biden eh?

JKR

You mean the Abraham Accords haven't brought peace to the Middle East?!?!?!?!?!

NDPP

re: 'Biden approves $735 million weapons sale to Israel'

https://twitter.com/richimedhurst/status/1394479721610678276

"Because obviously the US sending $3.8 billion on military aid every year and the $500 million in December wasn't enough. Gotta profit off that ethnic cleansing."

NDPP

'What fucking human garbage...'

https://twitter.com/davidsheen/status/1394756944896876551

"The [press] pool asks the president if we could ask a question about Israel. The president said 'No, you can't. Not unless you get in front of the car as I step on it...I'm only kidding.' He doesn't even get to the question"

NorthReport

You never said anything like that about Trump. Strange dat.

JKR


 

The era of electric vehicles is on its way!

NDPP

Could Biden be Impeached for Aiding and Abetting Israeli War Crimes?

https://accuracy.org/release/could-biden-be-impeached-for-aiding-and-abe...

"The Biden administration is now aiding and abetting war crimes. The remedy for this situation is for one sitting member of Congress to live up to their responsibilities under our Constitution which they have pledged to uphold and introduce articles of impeachment."

JKR

The Republicans are criticizing Biden for being too hard on Israel. The Republicans want Biden to side more with Israel.

NDPP

"The American eagle is a predator that flies on two right wings." - Chomsky

JKR

Impeachment would require support from at least one of those wings.

NDPP

US Cruelty On Full Display As Israel Terrorizes Palestinians

https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/05/19/us-cruelty-on-full-display-as-is...

 'Everybody knows I love Israel. You know me. You raised me. You educated me.' When the sadistic Biden government decides it's time to perform brokering a 'ceasefire', Biden will do something...

NorthReport

Gig workers employees says Biden Labour Secretary

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/exclusive-us-labor-secretary-says-most-...

NDPP

Didn't you already start a solidarity-forever-with-uncle-joe-the-union-man thread specifically for labour shite like this? Why not put it where it belongs?

NDPP

Biden, Harris both millionaires in top one percent of incomes

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/19/bid-m19.html

"Both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are millionaires, whose income places them in the top one percent of the US population according to tax returns and financial statements that were made public on Monday. There has been little or no commentary about the overriding social and political significance of the figures released by the Bidens and Harris-Emhoff, which confirm the oligarchic character of American politicians..."

josh

NDPP wrote:

Didn't you already start a solidarity-forever-with-uncle-joe-the-union-man thread specifically for labour shite like this? Why not put it where it belongs?

This thread covers the Biden Administration.

NDPP

Biden Continues Doing Putin's Bidding!

https://youtu.be/UeovwPsMgx4

"What does Putin have on Biden?"

(The saddest part is that Biden's 'pee-tape' is 11 minutes long.)

NorthReport

It's crunch time, and Biden's climate change gambit face steep hurdles

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/22/climate/clean-electricity-climate.html

NDPP

Richard Wolff: Biden's Economic Plans and Likely Results

https://youtu.be/Y9lWJB1jPVQ

Biden's first 100 days. Changes in government spending and taxing; Joe Biden and FDR? Historic decline of US capitalism: reality vs denial.

 

NDPP

Who has the President's Ear?

https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/05/21/who-has-the-presidents-ear/

"...We should all be incredulous that the United States will spend in excess of $74 billion on nuclear weapons related programs. This begs the question of who has the President's ear? It would appear that the entrenched power of the military industrial complex are the winners, leading us down the path to Armageddon."

NDPP

'Biden Just Dropped Student Debt Cancellation Down to Zero...'

https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/1396895631831076872

"I'm really surprised that the person who was a Delaware Senator for 35 years and spent his whole career defending bankers and credit card companies -- to the point of making it hard to discharge debt in personal bankruptcies -- wasn't sincere in his pledge to cancel student debt."

NorthReport

Biden appears to be growing his popularity

https://www.rawstory.com/rasmussen-trump-backlash/

NDPP

Biden retracts EVERY campaign promise

https://youtu.be/a4v3x5jMX2c

"Maybe we should stop with these two parties..."

NDPP

Michael Hudson: Why Biden won't cancel student debt (and vid)

http://theanalysis.news/interviews/why-biden-wont-cancel-student-debt-mi...

"The system requires high levels of debt among the population for corporations and banks to continue to rake in massive profits and engorge the fortunes of the billionaire class. The banks assets are the debts of the people.

It was Biden who was the head of the committee that rewrote the bankruptcy law to prevent student debt from being written off. It was Biden who locked in student debt. Biden played the lead role in this awful bankruptcy law."

NDPP

Ukrainian Ultranationalist Lobby Flaunts Influence Over Biden...

https://thegrayzone.com/2021/04/29/ukrainian-ultranationalist-lobby-bide...

"Having taken US-Russia relations to its post Cold War nadir, the Russia hawks and their Ukrainian nationalist partners will be satisfied by nothing les than total control over Joe Biden's foreign policy."

 

[The Banderites/Atlantic Council/ NATO militarists and other hardliners are bent on ensuring,  as they did with Trump, that the air is so thorougly poisoned in advance of the critical upcoming Biden/Putin summit,  as to preclude any possibility of productive negotiations between the two presidents. Increasingly it appears the recent Belarus incident may be tailor-made for the purpose. It is likely also that hardliners are in possession of highly incriminating evidence of Biden et fils corruption in Ukraine which they can further utilize if necessary.]

melovesproles

kropotkin1951 wrote:

laine lowe wrote:

There was a minor blip of what I thought was encouraging public outrage with the worldwide protests that happened in March 2003 before the US invaded Iraq.

I marched in Vancouver with my spouse and two sons and mother-in-law. It was a grand day spent with tens of thousands of peace loving people. But it was a turning point for our society. This global outrage was ignored and then the citizens in Western democracies did not punish the war criminals but in most cases rewarded them with reelection. Although I still protest sometimes it is with a sense of futility not with any real hope of enacting change.

NDP constituency associations marched proudly on that day. Not long after the NDP determined that NATO was not to be opposed but changed from within. My politics for peace and international cooperation have remained the same but now they are almost seen as anti-Canadian as our none stop propaganda machine revs up the war mongering and the Keeney O'Tooles of the world amplify the Hill and Knowlton imperial messaging.

Yeah there hasn't been that kind of moral clarity on the left since. I agree that one negative consequence was that feeling of the protests ending in futility but I think a lot of people were affected and radicalized by the movement even if it failed to stop the war. It completely transformed my politics. I was growing jaded but I still had time for debates about liberal interventionism. That is one benefit of the Republican party: they are good at peeling off the mask so that even the very naive can see what the US is really about.

Apart from not being a clown, has there been a single significant difference in Biden's foreign policy and Trump's?

Michael Moriarity Michael Moriarity's picture

melovesproles wrote:

Apart from not being a clown, has there been a single significant difference in Biden's foreign policy and Trump's?

I think the main difference was that Trump viewed his own enrichment as a national objective on the same level as U.S. military dominance. While Biden may well be personally corrupt, his own financial situation is unlikely to interfere with the purity of his imperialist foreign policy. With Trump, grift got in the way of orthodox policy from time to time.

melovesproles

Michael Moriarity wrote:

melovesproles wrote:

Apart from not being a clown, has there been a single significant difference in Biden's foreign policy and Trump's?

I think the main difference was that Trump viewed his own enrichment as a national objective on the same level as U.S. military dominance. While Biden may well be personally corrupt, his own financial situation is unlikely to interfere with the purity of his imperialist foreign policy. With Trump, grift got in the way of orthodox policy from time to time.

That sounds about right.

NDPP

US admits finally that Nord Stream 2 is a fait accomplit

https://twitter.com/BhadraPunchline/status/1397678297299898371

"Hugely significant: Germany displays strategic autonomy despite sustained US pressure. German-Russian ties set to enter new phase of interdependency; exposes limits to US' transatlantic clout."

NDPP

Blinken, Netanyahu meet in West Jerusalem... (and vid)

https://twitter.com/AliAbunimah/status/1397192296316219408

"My full trtworld interview about Antony Blinken's visit to occupied Jerusalem and his false concern for the Palestinians in Gaza murdered with American bombs."

NDPP

White House embraces 'Wuhan-lab' conspiracy theory

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/27/pers-m27.html

"On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden publicly embraced the conspiracy theory that COVID-19 may have been released from China's Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), ordering the US intelligence agencies to produce a report within 90 days into the potentially man-made origins of the virus.

As with 'weapons of mass destruction', leaks from anonymous intelligence officials are being presented as evidence in a coordinated media campaign. Within a matter of a few days, the entire US media has embraced this discredited conspiracy theory, summed up by an article by the Washington Post's lead fact-checker entitled 'How the Wuhan Lab-Leak Theory Suddenly Became Credible.'

Lacking any positive evidence for their 'man-made virus' angle, both the Biden administration and the US media began to denounce the WHO report as untrustworthy. Such actions are part and parcel of the Biden administration's war drive against China.

Since taking office, Biden has attempted to create a political framework to wage war, backed by the media. These include claims of Chinese genocide against its Muslim Uyghur minority, potential Chinese aggression against Taiwan, and above all, the implication that the mass suffering of the past year and a half is ultimately because of - at best - China's neglect, or - at worst - the most lethal bio-weapon ever unleashed.

Now that Biden, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post have given life to the Wuhan lab lie, it will become part of the political bloodstream of the country. Having legitimized it, they will lose control of it as the extreme right-wing is strengthened by the propagation of such reactionary conceptions. It will serve as a motive for violent attacks on Asian [North] Americans which have surged over the past year..."

josh

SMH.  He's not embracing it.  He's saying it should be checked out.  If China had been more forthcoming, this suspicion wouldn't have gathered legs.  I doubt that it's true, and even if it were, it would have been accidental.  

kropotkin1951

Michael Moriarity wrote:

melovesproles wrote:

Apart from not being a clown, has there been a single significant difference in Biden's foreign policy and Trump's?

I think the main difference was that Trump viewed his own enrichment as a national objective on the same level as U.S. military dominance. While Biden may well be personally corrupt, his own financial situation is unlikely to interfere with the purity of his imperialist foreign policy. With Trump, grift got in the way of orthodox policy from time to time.

I suspect that Trump will not fare any worse with the current corruption investigation than he has in the past when confronted with proof of his company's corrupt and somewhat illegal practices. But who knows maybe he got sloppier. In the meantime the whole family is working the long con and hoping for a reset in the Oval Office.

NDPP

Bailout 3.0: Lobbyist-Optimized, No Strings Attached

https://twitter.com/davidsirota/status/1397991152352038913

"Chuck Schumer is pushing a $52 BILLION no-strings attacked bailout of microchip companies that raked in $35 billion of profit, paid top execs $90 million and offshored thousands of jobs. Intel just hired Schumer aides as lobbyists."

Pirates and thieves.

melovesproles

josh wrote:

SMH.  He's not embracing it.  He's saying it should be checked out.  If China had been more forthcoming, this suspicion wouldn't have gathered legs. 

Yep when Republicans do something, it's fascism of a historic unprecedented scale. When Democrats do exactly the same thing, it's due dilligence.

It's important to be able to do these Coke/Pepsi challenges just in case people get confused about it all looking like the same cola.

kropotkin1951

melovesproles wrote:

josh wrote:

SMH.  He's not embracing it.  He's saying it should be checked out.  If China had been more forthcoming, this suspicion wouldn't have gathered legs. 

Yep when Republicans do something, it's fascism of a historic unprecedented scale. When Democrats do exactly the same thing, it's due dilligence.

It's important to be able to do these Coke/Pepsi challenges just in case people get confused about it all looking like the same cola.


Horror of horrors they might then try RC or President's Choice.

NDPP

Biden's Budget Proposal Funds Most of the World's Dictators

https://davidswanson.org/bidens-budget-proposal-funds-most-of-the-worlds...

"...The United States funds most of the world's most oppressive militaries, sells them weapons, and trains them. It has done so for many years.

But if you're going to propose an enormous budget that relies on deficit spending and you're going to claim that a gargantuan military budget (bigger than the Vietnam War budget that derailed LBJ's domestic priorities) is somehow justified, then I think y0u ought to have to stand and justify every bit of it, including the 40% or so of US foreign 'aid' that's actually money for weapons and militaries - first and foremost for Israel..."

NDPP

Senate preparing $10b bailout fund for Jeff Bezos space firm

https://youtu.be/t_isS8BVt8s

"World's richest man gets bailout from US government."

NDPP

Manufacturing consent for war: 70 years of CIA coups, assassinations, false-flag operations and mass murder

https://covertactionmagazine.com/2021/05/21/manufacturing-consent-for-wa...

"During his confirmation hearing in February, the CIA's latest director William J Burns continued a long Agency tradition of playing up the threat from Russia and China along with North Korea and said that Iran should not be allowed to get a nuclear weapon. Vijay Prashad's new book Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups and Assassinations details how manufactured foreign threats have historically been used by the Agency to carry on a war against the Third World - in order to extend US domination..."

NDPP

"It's a litmus-test for Biden. He professes to want to deal with Climate Change and support a Green New Deal. How do you let a front-line lawyer stay locked up for 2 years for doing his job and holding one of the world's major polluters accountable? They need to do something and do something now..."

On Contact: Corporate Tyranny and Steven Donziger (and vid)

https://www.rt.com/shows/on-contact/525098-corporate-tyranny-steven-donz...

"Chris Hedges talks to Steven Donziger, the human-rights/environmental justice attorney about the grim reality when we confront the real centers of power. Donziger has been fighting polluting American oil companies for nearly 3 decades on behalf of indigenous communities and peasant farmers in Ecuador and has been under house arrest in Manhattan for nearly two years."

JKR

Biden unveils $6 trillion budget aimed at addressing inequality; Al Jazeera; May 28, 2021

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Biden’s program breaks with recent presidents’ budgets, which promised that policy proposals would turbo-charge gross domestic product. Biden’s central goal is instead societal change — attempting to reverse decades of widening income and wealth gaps that often fall along racial lines.

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The proposed 2022 budget request includes funding for early childcare and colleges, investing in minority-owned businesses and grants to improve public transportation in poor communities.

“Where we choose to invest speaks to what we value as a nation,” Biden said in a statement released by the Office of Management and Budget. “It is a budget that reflects the fact that trickle-down economics has never worked.”

 

NDPP

WATCH: Denmark helped NSA spy on Merkel and other European leaders, new reports reveal

https://twitter.com/RT_com/status/1399606641742389251

"Snowden says Biden was 'deeply involved."

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