Archives for October 2017

Bush Goes To Rehab: The Role Of The “Resistance” In Normalizing War Crimes

Trump is uniting those opposed to him on both sides of the aisle into what is essentially a single party that supports American exceptionalism and its license to wage endless war around the world. Ironically, this very precept is fervently embraced by Trump himself.

Former U.S. Presidents, from left, Barack Obama, George Bush and Bill Clinton greet spectators on the first tee before the first round of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J., Sept. 28, 2017. (AP/Julio Cortez)

Analysis -- Over the course of the past year, something remarkable has happened to George W. Bush. The former president, once detested by many Americans for the numerous debacles that marked his presidency, seems to have shed most of his infamy – becoming reborn, as one paper put it, as the “internet’s favorite grandpa.” Bush has made several

Dennis Banks, Renowned Activist & Co-Founder Of American Indian Movement Dies At 80

Dennis Banks, or Nowa Cumig, helped lead the 71-day occupation and liberation of Wounded Knee in 1973.

Dennis Banks, field director for the American Indian Movement, right, and Vernon Bellecourt, another Indian leader, announces that Indians will be allowed to hold religious services in Arlington National Cemetery to honor their war dead buried there, Nov. 5, 1972 in Washington. The announcement came after an appellate court reversed a District Court ruling which barred the action. (AP Photo/Jim Palmer)

Ojibwe and Turtle Clan member, Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement, and a leader of the 1973 armed liberation of Wounded Knee, died at 80 years old surrounded by his family Monday. Also referred to by his Ojibwe name, Nowa Cumig, the Indigenous resistance leader's death was announced on social media and confirmed by his

In Bid To End Terrorism Financing, US Must Look Towards Saudi Arabia

If Tillerson and the rest of Trump’s administration is so worried about nations who “finance terrorism,” then why on earth are we not taking a very hard look at our relationship with Saudi Arabia?

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir meet at the State Department in Washington, Thursday, March 23, 2017. (AP/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)

Analysis -- There appears to be no more quixotic endeavor these days than the pursuit of a lasting peace in the Middle East. A likely reason is that peace is not profitable to the forces now hard at work in the region. Enter Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, under whose stewardship ExxonMobil operated with the confidence and clout of a minor

Why George Papadopoulos’ Guilty Plea Is Very Bad News For The White House

George Papadopoulos, a 30-year-old former foreign policy adviser who is believed to be cooperating with Mueller, was arrested in July and entered a guilty plea on Oct. 5.

George Papadopoulos, a former adviser for President Donald Trump's campaign, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during its investigation into allegations that the campaign colluded with the Russian government. (Photo: LinkedIn)

On Monday, special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the ongoing probe into allegations that President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election, unsealed documents revealing a campaign adviser admitted to lying to the FBI about his contact with Kremlin-connected

Walls And Militarized Police: Israel Exports Occupation To American Streets

Israel is exporting its occupation tactics to the US, with Israeli military contractors opening subsidiaries across the country, promoting their surveillance technologies, walls, border monitoring equipment and violent tactics.

An armored police truck leads a troop of police through a residential neighborhood in Baton Rouge, La. on Sunday, July 10, 2016.

Israeli footprints are becoming more apparent in the US security apparatus. Such a fact does not bode well for ordinary Americans. US Senate Bill S.720 should have been a wake-up call. The bill, drafted by the Israel lobby group, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), as part of its “2017 Lobbying Agenda” is set to punish any

The Political Organization Men

Many working-class Americans voted for Donald Trump believing he would address their needs, not those of rich Republicans. But all pols, it seems, end up conforming to their political group’s priorities.

In 1956, William H. Whyte published a book entitled The Organization Man about America’s societal changes in the post-World War II economy. Basing his findings on a large number of interviews with CEOs of major American corporations, Whyte concluded that, within the context of modern organizational structure, American “rugged individualism” had