Monday, May 25, 2020

Planting Fear Into the American Mind

It seems, in order to pass a certain agenda, modern time presidents will use the idea of fear. Keeping U.S. citizens afraid of terrorism and other countries have let aggressive military policy become justified.

Video Reveals Federal Agents Arresting Venezuelan Mayor for Conspiracy

Mayor Ledezma of Caracas in Venezuela was recently arrested and is being accused of conspiring to overthrow the Venezuelan government. The Venezuelan President has faced severe economic turmoil and social unrest and he seems to be targeting military and political opponents without proof of evidence.

VIDEO: The President Should Not Only Veto the Keystone XL Pipeline, but Stop it...

President Obama has the authority to end the environmentally damaging Keystone XL pipeline project altogether. It's time we pressure the White House to go through with it.

State Treasurer Resigns and Pleads Guilty to Attempted Extortion

Pennsylvania State Treasurer Robert McCord, who pled guilty to two counts of attempted extortion on Tuesday, could face up to 40 years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. Did his behavior lead to the "erosion of the public's trust?"

From ‘Demos’ to ‘Podemos’: Popular Uprisings in Greece and Spain

The future of Europe is in flux, as popular movements in Greece and Spain gain power and challenge traditional economic and political systems. The global economic crisis created enormous suffering for billions around the world, but it also created an opening.

Governor Apologizes to Indian Government for Brutal Police Assault

In a formal announcement this week, Governor Robert Bentley of Alabama apologized to the government of India after a brutal assault by an officer left a 57-year-old Indian man visiting America partially paralyzed. Bentley said "justice would be served."

Today’s Top Seven Myths About Islamic State

While ISIS continues to haunt the nightmares of Western journalists and security analysts, Juan Cole points out some assertions about the "Islamic State" that are truly exaggerated and completely incorrect.

Taking on ‘Mayor 1 Percent’

Reclaim Chicago is a campaign to put people’s candidates up against incumbent city council members who’ve been "tail-wagging lapdogs for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s corporate rule." It's time a winning people’s movement makes a change in Chicago.

Jailed for Speaking to the Press: How the Obama Admin Ruined Life of State...

After being accused of discussing classified documents on North Korea with a Fox News reporter, Stephen Kim was sentenced to 13 months in prison for violating the Espionage Act. Peter Maass, award-winning investigative journalist, discusses the case on Democracy Now.

We’re Already Losing Our Democracy and All Our Freedoms to the 2001 AUMF

The 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) declared America to be a "battleground and the country to be in a permanent state of war." It's time Congress gets rid of the treacherous AUMF.