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7 Questions About the Syria Airstrikes That Aren’t Being Asked by Corporate Media

Posted by on April 17, 2018 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
7 Questions About the Syria Airstrikes That Aren’t Being Asked by Corporate Media

The media’s job, we are told, is to ask skeptical questions about the people in power. That didn’t happen in the runup to the invasion of Iraq, and it’s not happening now. Here are the questions that should be asked – not just on the eve of a bombing attack, but every day we continue our disastrous and drifting military intervention in the Middle East.

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World Leaders Condemn Attack on Syria as US Threatens Additional Airstrikes

Posted by on April 15, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Military, Policies with 0 Comments
World Leaders Condemn Attack on Syria as US Threatens Additional Airstrikes

Holding up the U.N. charter, which allows the use of military force for members only when necessary for self-defense or with the approval of the Security Council, Bolivian ambassador Sacha Sergio Llorenty Soliz said, “And we also know that they have nothing but scorn for international law…”

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Warning Against Attack on Syria, Former President Jimmy Carter Hopes Trump Realizes Nuclear War Will Be a ‘Catastrophe for All Human Beings’

Posted by on April 13, 2018 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
Warning Against Attack on Syria, Former President Jimmy Carter Hopes Trump Realizes Nuclear War Will Be a ‘Catastrophe for All Human Beings’

Former president Jimmy Carter also noted that even bombing campaign in Syria that doesn’t escalate into nuclear exchange poses serious dangers.

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Showing They ‘Learned Nothing’ From Iraq, Corporate Media Help Beat War Drums for Trump Attack on Syria

Posted by on April 12, 2018 in Corporate Controlled Media, Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Showing They ‘Learned Nothing’ From Iraq, Corporate Media Help Beat War Drums for Trump Attack on Syria

As media critic Simon Maloy lamented, the behavior of much of the corporate media “indicates how alarmingly comfortable much of the mainstream press is with the idea that the president can just up and decide to initiate military hostilities whenever, wherever, and for whatever reason—even when there is no actual reason at all.”

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In ‘Chilling’ Escalation, Trump Warns Russia That Missiles ‘Will Be Coming’ at Syria

Posted by on April 11, 2018 in Government, Military, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
In ‘Chilling’ Escalation, Trump Warns Russia That Missiles ‘Will Be Coming’ at Syria

While no such official decision tweet on Wednesday has been announced, Trump’s indicates that the White House—which welcomed national security adviser and war “fanatic” John Bolton into the fold this week—is preparing to launch a military attack on Syria.

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Why There Will NEVER Be A Political Solution To America’s Problems

Why There Will NEVER Be A Political Solution To America’s Problems

The truth is that the real problem lies in our hearts, and the corrupt politicians that currently represent us are simply a reflection of who we have become as a nation. The generations of people that founded this nation and established it as the greatest republic that the world had ever seen had far different values than most Americans do today. So until there is a dramatic shift in how most of us see the world, it is quite likely that not much in Washington will change.

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Progressives Embrace Bold New Agenda To Take Back Our Government From Those Who Have Corrupted And Subverted It

Posted by on February 25, 2018 in Corruption, Government with 0 Comments
Progressives Embrace Bold New Agenda To Take Back Our Government From Those Who Have Corrupted And Subverted It

“We need to fight to make government an instrument of the common good, not the special interests,” the platform, crafted by Campaign for America’s Future, concludes.

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#ArmMeWith: Teachers Lead Opposition to Trump’s Plan to Give Educators Guns

Posted by on February 23, 2018 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
#ArmMeWith: Teachers Lead Opposition to Trump’s Plan to Give Educators Guns

With the #ArmMeWith social media campaign, educators are calling for the government to provide them with school supplies, books, and other resources instead of spending an estimated $1 billion to train teachers to act as armed guards—while also being responsible for educating the nation’s children.

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Trump’s Military Madness Parade Actually Makes Sense (But Must Be Stopped!)

Posted by on February 8, 2018 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
Trump’s Military Madness Parade Actually Makes Sense (But Must Be Stopped!)

Shouldn’t we taxpayers get to see the missiles, warheads, tanks, drones, guns and other warfare hardware that over half of federal discretionary spending goes toward every year? Our tax dollars at work! But then, to have equal time, there should be a parade of homeless veterans, illiterate children getting poor education in our schools, people without health care, and would-be workers who can’t get jobs to help build the green economy, in order to represent the urgent domestic and environmental investments crowded out by our obsession with shoveling money into making things that go boom.

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US Strikes Major Blow to Renewable Energy With 30% Tariff on Imported Solar Panels

Posted by on January 24, 2018 in Environment with 0 Comments
US Strikes Major Blow to Renewable Energy With 30% Tariff on Imported Solar Panels

Tens of thousands of jobs in the solar sector could be stamped out, and it could hurt momentum at a time when we need to massively ramp up clean energy to reduce carbon emissions.

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Sanders Slams Trump’s Anti-Immigration Ad, Backs Border Wall Talks to Protect Dreamers

Posted by on January 22, 2018 in Government, Policies, Politics with 2 Comments
Sanders Slams Trump’s Anti-Immigration Ad, Backs Border Wall Talks to Protect Dreamers

In his interview with Jake Tapper, the Sanders denounced an ad released by President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign which portrayed Democratic lawmakers as “complicit” in any murder committed by an undocumented immigrant.

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As #TrumpShutdown Takes Hold DACA Supporters Denounce GOP’s ‘Racist Agenda’

Posted by on January 21, 2018 in Government, Policies, Politics with 1 Comment
As #TrumpShutdown Takes Hold DACA Supporters Denounce GOP’s ‘Racist Agenda’

Democrats refused to back the spending deal as it did not include protections for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants, known as Dreamers, under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as well as the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), both of which have strong public support.

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US Global Standing Plummets as Trump Threatens Human Rights at Home and Abroad

Posted by on January 19, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
US Global Standing Plummets as Trump Threatens Human Rights at Home and Abroad

Trump “displays a disturbing fondness for rights-trampling strongmen,” wrote Kenneth Roth, executive director of HRW. The report also denounced the president’s threats to human rights within the U.S., noting that “Trump has targeted refugees and immigrants, calling them criminals and security threats; emboldened racist politics by equivocating on white nationalism; and consistently championed anti-Muslim ideas and policies,” and cataloging his administration’s threats to women’s rights and Americans’ right to healthcare as well.

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Owning Our Shit: The US Has a Moral Obligation to Admit Migrants Who’ve Left Their Homes Because of America’s Foreign Policies

Posted by on January 15, 2018 in Government, Military, Policies with 0 Comments
Owning Our Shit: The US Has a Moral Obligation to Admit Migrants Who’ve Left Their Homes Because of America’s Foreign Policies

The US has supported many governments that pursue wealth for a small elite and create conditions of poverty, political repression, and warfare. It is these conditions that lead to migration.

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Trump ‘Could Be Sending People to Their Deaths,’ Advocates Warn, After 200,000 Salvadorans Told to Get Out

Posted by on January 9, 2018 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Trump ‘Could Be Sending People to Their Deaths,’ Advocates Warn, After 200,000 Salvadorans Told to Get Out

Deporting hundreds of thousands of U.S. residents back to the most dangerous country in the western hemisphere is not just an affront to American values, but a near-homicidal act.

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