Donald Trump

Are We Boiling Yet?

Are We Boiling Yet?

December 11, 2018
George H.W. Bush: War Criminal, CIA Spy, Oil Tycoon, Embodiment of US Elite

George H.W. Bush: War Criminal, CIA Spy, Oil Tycoon, Embodiment of US Elite

December 10, 2018

President George H. W. Bush was an elite custodian of capitalism and empire, with countless victims, from Iraq to Panama. The former oil tycoon and CIA director paved the way for Trumpism

World Leaders Fight Over Turbulent Oil Market at G20 Summit

World Leaders Fight Over Turbulent Oil Market at G20 Summit

December 3, 2018

As world leaders gather for the G20 summit, oil is at the top of the list of issues. Scholar Vijay Prashad discusses the fight between the US, Russia, China, and Saudi Arabia over price and production, and notes India is in talks with Crown Prince MBS

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 Trumpland: Get Ready for the Storm Ahead   

November 30, 2018

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. The feeling is palpable: with the Christmas recess coming to Capitol Hill, and then with Democrats about to take over the House, a whole lot of shit is about to hit the proverbial fan. So far, this is only a feeling. It is anybody’s guess in what form (or forms)…

Right-Wing Media: Britain’s Free Healthcare System on the Verge of “Imploding”

British Doctors Respond to American Attacks on NHS

November 24, 2018

Two British doctors fire back at recent criticism of Britain’s Government Run Health Service by Donald Trump and conservative commentators

Trump Considering to Put Venezuela on 'State Sponsor of Terrorism' List and Intensify Sanctions

Trump Considering to Put Venezuela on ‘State Sponsor of Terrorism’ List and Intensify Sanctions

November 23, 2018

According reports in Washington Post and Reuters, the Trump administration is actively exploring the option of placing Venezuela on the state sponsor of terrorism list, to further intensify sanctions that have already caused significant damage to Venezuela’s economy. We speak to Steve Ellner about the sanctions’ effects

Does it really matter if Trump pulls the US out of the World Trade Organization?

November 20, 2018

Withdrawal could be a chance for trade reboot By Peter Drahos The US has a long history of using trade coercion to enforce its intellectual property agenda. Withdrawing from the WTO could give the world a chance to focus on terms of trade that favour people over profit, Peter Drahos writes. Free traders are accusing…

Why Did CIA Turn Against Saudi Crown Prince MBS? It's More than Khashoggi

Why Did CIA Turn Against Saudi Crown Prince MBS? It’s More than Khashoggi

November 20, 2018

CIA officials are signaling Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman must be replaced. Is this all about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi? Professor Asad AbuKhalil says there are other political reasons

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair

Whither the Melting Pot?

November 16, 2018

By Andrew Levine It is practically axiomatic: Donald Trump makes everything worse. Is it all part of a plan? There is no easy answer to that question because, more likely than not, Trump has only attitudes and instincts, not strategies. But let’s give him more credit than he deserves and stipulate, as lawyers might say, that…

 Trump Was Handed a Major Defeat on Tuesday and There Will Be More

November 15, 2018

By Mark Weisbrot / Common Dreams. With the Democrats having won the House of Representatives, and forecast to gain 37 seats (there are currently 14 uncalled races), there is some confusion about what this means. And there is also some debate over what it might indicate for the future of Trump and his party. Many…