By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Once upon a time, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt sent Ike Eisenhower as the Supreme Allied Commander to stage D-Day at Normandy Beach along with allies and save Britain from fascism. On Wednesday, our nazi president Donald J. Trump tried to press fascism on Britain, pissing all […]
Archives for November 2017
Why Redneck Revolt Says Deal With Racism First, Then Economics
By Zenobia Jeffries | ( Yes! Magazine) | – – Addressing our systems of White supremacy cannot be dismissed as “identity politics.” “Our entire capitalist system is built on a bedrock of White supremacy.” Moved by the need for control, for an unchallenged top tier, the power elite in American history has thrived by placating […]
Will Trump/Flynn plot to Nuclearize Saudi Arabia spur Mideast Arms Race?
By Isaac Arnsdorf | (ProPublica) | – – The Trump administration is holding talks on providing nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia — a move that critics say could upend decades of U.S. policy and lead to an arms race in the Middle East. The Saudi government wants nuclear power to free up more oil for […]
Israelis to evict entire Bedouin Community from Jerusalem
IMEMC News | – – The Bedouin community in al-Baba Mountain, in the town of Al-Eizariya, occupied East Jerusalem, stands steadfast in face of Israeli plans which aim to evict them. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, not even the children are willing to wave their rights, repeating that al-Baba Mountain is “our land […]
Sanders pushes Marshall Plan, Renewables, for Puerto Rico as Trump tries to Lower own Taxes
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – Trump went to Puerto Rico and told the hurricane victims there that they were inconvenient since the disaster that left them without potable water or electricity (nearly half still lack it) had put a crimp in the GOP budget. It later emerged that the GOP budget […]
Will the Mideast’s New Power Matrix spark Iran-Saudi War?
Mohammed Nuruzzaman | (Informed Comment) | – – Tensions often run high in the Middle East beating the drums of war and violence. This has been the case since at least 2003, the year the US invaded Iraq. The region’s post-US invasion three notorious episodes of violence are the civil war in Syria, the rise […]
Saudi prince Miteb freed in $1 bln settlement agreement
Middle East Monitor | – – Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was freed after reaching an “acceptable settlement agreement” with authorities paying more than $1 billion, a Saudi official said on Wednesday. Miteb, who was head of the elite National Guard, was among dozens of […]
Reportage is too Pro-War: How Peace Journalism can deescalate conflict in the Age of Trump and North Korea
By Michael Greenwell | (The Conversation) | – – It came as a slight relief to see at least some measured coverage of Donald Trump’s recent visit to South Korea. Sections of the media have been predicting World War III – and focusing on barbed and incendiary comments between Trump and North Korean leader Kim […]
Inequality Rising: When will Trump’s base get wise to his populist charade?
Tomdispatch.com | – – Among the stranger features of the 2016 election campaign was the success of Donald Trump, a creature of globalization, as an America First savior of the white working class. A candidate who amassed billions of dollars by playing globalization for all it was worth — he manufactured clothes and accessories bearing […]