Many have accused Jon Stewart of being pro-Hamas for expressing sympathy for the residents of Gaza, where more than 500 people have been killed — including at least 100 children — in recent fighting with Israel. A comedic view of a common American reaction to questioning Israel’s military tactics.
We are in the midst of a week of wonderfully creative actions to raise awareness of the need for real democracy all around the world. Podemos!
Teenager Nick Rubin created Greenhouse, a new browser plug-in that aims “to shine light on a social and industrial disease of today: the undue influence of money in our Congress.”
Speaking at a conference in San Diego last week for the world’s largest trade organization of biotechnology firms, potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton backed GMOs and Big Ag, further displaying her allegiance to the industry in the eyes of sustainable food and organic advocates.
Ron Paul: Because of the government’s foolish policy of foreign interventionism, the U.S. is faced with two equally stupid choices: either pour in resources to prop up an Iraqi government that is a close ally with Iran, or throw our support in with al-Qaeda in Iraq (as we have done in Syria). I say we must follow a third choice: ally with the American people and spend not one more dollar or one more life attempting to re-make the Middle East. Haven’t we have already done enough damage?
The six largest national Tea Party groups have spent more than $37.5 million on the mid-terms so far. However, only $7 million of the spent donations have actually gone directly to candidates. Where did the other $30.5 million go?
People are sick and tired of the usual suspects running the show, and Eric Cantor’s stunning loss was nothing more than an ‘anybody but the current guy’ vote.
Far from being ‘like Hitler’ as Prince Charles accuses, Putin is sober, cautious, defensive, a stickler for international law, determined to modernise Russia, and anxious to avoid military confrontation.
Judge Andrew Napolitano explains that the Taliban prisoner exchange was illegal because taxpayer dollars were spent to remove the prisoners from Guantanamo Bay without giving Congress a 30 day notice. Napolitano goes a step further by pointing out that President Obama has provided material assistance (human assets) to the Taliban, which has been identified by Congress to be a non-state terrorist organization. This is a crime punishable by imprisonment of 10 years to life, which covers all Americans–including the President.
Despite the failure of each US intervention thus far in the 21st century, President Obama’s made it clear in a speech at this year’s West Point graduation ceremony that interventionism and American exceptionalism would continue to guide his administration over its final two years. The president said, “I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being,” adding the dubious claim that “because of American diplomacy and foreign assistance, as well as the sacrifices of our military — more people live under elected governments today than at any time in human history.”
Abby Martin calls out former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton over her lucrative speaking tour in the run up to the 2016 presidential elections, outlines the former first lady’s corporate ties including Wall Street fat cats and defense contractors, and examines Clinton’s position on war efforts.
US Secretary of State John Kerry is sadly mistaken in his attempt to equate “justice” with “the American state.” Defending that comparison is a losing battle
Yesterday, the New York State Assembly passed a bill to set into motion the process for production and distribution of medical marijuana in the state, which would effectively nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same.
At the ‘New Populism Conference’ hosted by the Campaign for America’s Future, a number of progressive thinkers and activists—not to mention Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders themselves—spoke to the idea of the “new populism” they say is desperately needed to release the nation from the stranglehold of corporate interests and a politics dominated by big money.