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Rep. Omar's Choice

Rep. Omar’s Choice

March 8, 2019

By Sam Husseini. As a virtual lynch mob moves to chastise Rep. Ilhan Omar over her recent remarks around Israel, the new congresswoman basically has three options before her: (1) Fold; (2) Continue the back and forth of the last several weeks or (3) Get more specific and expand the public critique. Fold: Like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Omar herself can…

Ignorance-Inspired Brexit Imperial Nostalgia

Ignorance-Inspired Brexit Imperial Nostalgia

March 6, 2019

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury. IPS News. KUALA LUMPUR & SYDNEY, Mar 5 2019 (IPS) – As the possible implications of Britain’s self-imposed ‘no-deal’ exit from the European Union loom larger, a new round of imperial nostalgia has come alive. After turning its back on the Commonwealth since the Thatcherite 1980s, some British…

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Other Charges: Crimes Against Humanity in Gaza

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Other Charges: Crimes Against Humanity in Gaza

March 6, 2019

By Chiara Cruciati / Socialist project. Benjamin Netanyahu’s bad day Thursday got off to the worst possible start: before the Israeli general prosecutor Avichai Mandelblit officially called for the indictment of the Israeli Prime Minister for corruption, the UN accused him of much more serious crimes. He stood accused of war crimes and crimes against…

To ‘Secure a Livable Future,’ 30,000 Youth Urge Court to Let Landmark Climate Suit Go to Trial

March 1, 2019

By Jake Johnson / Common Dreams. “The Trump administration is doing everything it can to stop Juliana v. United States from going to trial. The youth cannot let that happen.” Calling for an end to years of delays and inaction as global warming continues to accelerate, over 30,000 young people signed on to an amicus…

Democrats ‘Wasting Time While Our Climate Burns’ With Insufficient Resolution

March 1, 2019

By Eoin Higgins / Common Dreams. A scathing response from Friends of the Earth to a climate resolution from Senate Democrats says that moderation is not the answer on the environment. A climate change resolution from Senate Democrats “fails the laugh test” and is insufficient to meet the challenges posed by environmental catastrophe, according to…

The War on AMLO

The War on AMLO

March 1, 2019

Kurt Hackbarth and Colin Mooers / Socialist Project. Ten weeks into the administration of progressive president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), the Mexican right has made it clear how it plans to oppose him: not as an adversary to be defeated, but as an enemy to be destroyed. And in a war of this kind,…

The $32 Trillion Push To Disrupt The Entire Oil Industry

The $32 Trillion Push To Disrupt The Entire Oil Industry

March 1, 2019

By Cyril Widdershoven for Oilprice.com Global oil and gas companies are increasingly facing an uphill battle as global warming policies are taking their toll. Most analysts and market watchers are focusing on peak oil demand scenarios, but the reality could be much darker. International oil companies (IOCs) are likely to face a Black Swan scenario,…

Hate Speech Threatens Our Humanity

Hate Speech Threatens Our Humanity

February 27, 2019

By M. Nadarajah and Jomo Kwame Sundaram / IPS News. BHUBANESWAR, India and KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 2019 (IPS) – Do politicians’ words matter? Since becoming US President, Donald J Trump has dismissed his opponents and others he does not like as evil, stupid or both. He has referred to undocumented immigrants as animals, and to poor countries as…

Why Did Trump Choose to be Such an Unpopular President?

Why Did Trump Choose to be Such an Unpopular President?

February 27, 2019

By William K. Black, February 25, 2019     Ames, Iowa Donald Trump promised to deliver a middle-class tax cut of epic proportions. “The largest tax reductions are for the middle class, who have been forgotten,” Trump said in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 22, 2016. If Trump had fulfilled that campaign promise, it would have made him…

Saudis’ Yemeni headache won’t go away if and when the guns fall silent

Saudis’ Yemeni headache won’t go away if and when the guns fall silent

February 24, 2019

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr Edited remarks at Stand with Yemen Symposium and Exhibition 23 February 2019 These are tough times for Saudi Arabia. The drama enveloping the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the brutal way…