Since President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009, an estimated 2,464 people have been killed by drone strikes targeted outside of the United States’ declared war zones; this figure was posted in February 2015 by Jack Serle and the team at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, who maintain a database of all known strikes—based on fieldwork, media reports, and leaked documents—which provides a clearer picture of the scale and impact of the US drone program than the episodic reporting provided by corporate media.
By Claire Burnish | Activist Post “Films, football, beer, and above all, gambling filled up the horizon of their minds. To keep them in control was not difficult….” ― George Orwell, 1984 As Americans train their attention to Super Bowl 50, their way of life — and for nearly half a million people, their livelihoods — just […]
As Americans train their attention to Super Bowl 50, their way of life — and for nearly half a million people, their livelihoods — just got one step closer to being signed away. This Thursday, in Auckland, New Zealand, representatives of the twelve nations participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership gathered to sign the massive trade deal turned corporate coup.
A poll released Friday shows Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in a virtual tie nationwide in the Democratic race, representing a major slide down in support for the former secretary of state from a poll less than seven weeks ago.
All you need to know about the Iowa caucuses — from the coin flipping to Ben Carson’s clothing change — is here in this funny video. Enjoy!
Cruz, an anti-Washington crusader and thorn in establishment Republicans’ sides, won enough support from evangelical conservatives and tea party voters to put him over the top.
“I think the the people of Iowa have sent a very profound message to the political establishment, to the economic establishment, and, by the way, to the media establishment,” said Bernie Sanders on Monday after securing at least a ‘virtual tie’ with national frontrunner Hillary Clinton in Iowa.
Marianne Williams says if you want “sorta kinda” change, don’t vote for this candidate. But if you want REAL change do!
After months of polls, debates, rumors, speculation and other chattering, Iowa will provide the first test of actual voter sentiment.
Want to see the American democracy fixed? Electing Sen. Bernie Sanders may be the most pragmatic way to commence the fixing.
With wall-to-wall crowds, climbing poll numbers, and a wave of critical new endorsements, Bernie Sanders is riding high, the author weighs in.
From ‘the endless war’ to securing a real ‘energy security’ policy, Bacevich says “today’s crop of presidential candidates either are unable to grasp, cannot articulate, or choose to ignore those matters that shouldrightfully fall under a commander-in-chief’s purview.”
By September 2012, after almost a decade at the task, the U.S. had allocated and spent nearly $25 billion on “training, equipping, and sustaining” the Iraqi security forces, according to a report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction. In the end, the U.S. claimed to have trained roughly 950,000 members of the “steady,” “solid,” and well-trained Iraqi security forces.
And yet just two and a half years after the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, that same force collapsed in spectacular fashion to less than 31,000 ISIS militants (according to CIA estimates) and these forces reportedly were so frightened by 800 ISIS militants that they went running, leaving equipment and even their uniforms behind, thus handing over the second largest city in the country, Mosul.
We’ve all heard this one: if a politician wants to disarm the public, he should give up his own security protection. See how he likes it. What is it about politicians that gives them a special right to have armed professionals stalk their perimeter and mumble into their collars?