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Heretics Against the God Named Empire – Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria, and Trump (Jorge Juan Rodríguez V)

During the 2016 presidential election President Donald Trump’s bombastic personality and overt bigotry centered practically all conversations and coverage around him. Millions of dollars of free media advertising propelled him to center stage, elevating his popularity beyond that of any other Republican candidate. From the beginning, the danger he posed […]

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How The New Left Helped Create The Alt-Right (Carl Raschke)

The tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia turned on a dime pervasive media attention and popular focus on what looked for many like an apocalyptic confrontation with North Korea, and fashioned another instant narrative about an imminent threat to America – in this case the rise of the so-called “alt-right.” The death of one person and injury […]

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Locked and Loaded For North Korea – Han Shot First, John Wayne Would Not Have (Jackie Turvey Tait and Tobias Winright)

This has been a week of escalating rhetoric over North Korean nuclear ambitions with President Trump threatening to rain down ‘fire and fury’ on the hermit kingdom, and claiming that a US attack force is “locked and loaded” in language that sounds like something from the Western movies of John Wayne. Christians […]

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Glasnost American Style – Is Russia Working To Destabilize The US Despite Donald Trump? (Martin Katchen)

The latest revelations and speculations concerning possible Trump Campaign collusion with Russia and its government have centered on a 20-minute meeting between between Donald Trump, Jr., Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner with Natalia Veselnitskaya show a disturbing pattern. Apparently Veselnitskaya also was seen eight days later with the US Ambassador to […]

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Hamburg Burning – On Anarchism And The Self-Immolation Of Neoliberalism (Carl Raschke)

On the train to the airport last week in Düsseldorf at the very end of an exhausting, tightly scheduled, and eventful Central European trip, I overheard two young Germans, a man and a woman, talking about the upcoming G-20 summit in Hamburg, which several nights later morphed into a global spectacle of rioting, […]

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Withdrawal From Paris Accords Reflects A “Theopolitics” Of American Exceptionalism (Michael Hogue)

By backing out of the Paris climate accord the Trump administration and its GOP supporters are forsaking the American future in more ways than one. We lose economically by falling behind in the transition to a clean energy future.  We lose geopolitically by marking ourselves as an unreliable international partner.  We […]

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