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Why Not Impeach?

March 22, 2019

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch. What sensate, morally decent human being could fail to appreciate newly elected Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s call “to impeach the motherfucker!”  She was referring of course, to Donald Trump. What her words, taken literally, call for is a formal indictment, rendered by the House of Representatives that would lead to a…

Bernie’s Likely 2020 Bid Could Transform the Political Landscape

Bernie’s Likely 2020 Bid Could Transform the Political Landscape

January 29, 2019

By Norman Solomon / Truthout. Another Sanders run could stoke productive tensions between grassroots activism and electoral politics. The likely Bernie Sanders campaign for president offers a boost and a challenge to progressives. From the outset, the campaign’s strength would largely depend on how much synergy develops with social movements on the ground. Much more…

The 9/11 Conspiracy: Did Bush/Cheney Create a Culture of Not Wanting toKnow? – Sen. Bob Graham on Reality Asserts Itself pt4

Reality Asserts Itself – Bob Graham

January 9, 2019
On RAI with Paul Jay, Senator Bob Graham says there was a pervasive pattern in police and intelligence agencies: “You don’t have everybody moving in the same direction without there being a head coach somewhere who was giving them instructions as to where he wants them to move”  – a REPLAY of a 2013 interview by…

What It Means That Hillary Clinton Might Run for President in 2020

December 4, 2018

By Norman Solomon Twenty-five years ago — when I wrote a book titled “False Hope: The Politics of Illusion in the Clinton Era” — I didn’t expect that the Democratic Party would still be mired in Clintonism two and a half decades later. But such approaches to politics continue to haunt the party and the country. The…

Iran's President Rouhani Charges US with 'Economic Terrorism' at UN

Iran’s President Rouhani Charges US with ‘Economic Terrorism’ at UN

September 27, 2018

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran provided a sharp contrast to President Trump’s UN speech, charging the US with undermining international law and of isolating the US, while practicing economic terrorism against Iran and bullying other countries

Change and Continuity in Colombian Politics

July 1, 2018

Forrest Hylton and Aaron Tauss / NACLA. Right-wing Uribe protégé Iván Duque is the next president of Colombia. But not all is lost: The Colombian Left had its most impressive turn-out in history.   Iván Duque speaks to the press during a campaign interview in January 2018. (flickr/Casa América) As economist Guillermo Maya noted in…

The New NRA Video and Trump’s Media Attacks Are Symptoms of America in Decline

July 3, 2017

Historian and author Gerald Horne says if we are not armed with history, we’ll be unable to stop right-wing efforts to turn back the clock

Brazil’s President Faces Impeachment

March 27, 2016

According to Professor Saad-Filho, President Rousseff is facing a coup in the form of an impeachment process and her chances of surviving it are not good