Saturday, June 6, 2020

Tag: diplomacy

What’s behind Bolton’s attacks on the ‘troika of tyranny’?

With all eyes focused these days on Trump and his myriad crimes, John Bolton’s speeches are a reminder that even worse options are waiting in the wings.

Trump’s investment in North Korea

What’s important is that Trump is invested in the success of his venture. Because if it fails, he fails. And Donald Trump doesn’t like to fail.

Trump’s Korean shell game

The U.S. and North Korean leaders are both playing a long con designed to maintain their own short-term political survival.

Beyond golden shower diplomacy

Are we trying preserving the positive legacy of an empire in decline?

The dangers of diplomacy, Trump-style

There is a total absence of rational planning and knowledgeable staff.

London mayor urges Britain to disinvite Trump

It is hard to see how Trump’s drunk uncle night time Twitter rants are not hurting the United States and its soft power in diplomacy.

Danger ahead: Trump, Pompeo, the Kochs and the end of diplomacy

Trump says he will rely on his advisors. He has to as he knows nothing about policy, the world, the working class he always goes on about, or government in general.

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If Trump sends the US military into states, it will ignite a peoples’ revolution

Can America and its Democracy withstand the attacks that are being made upon it from forces, not from without, but from within this country? What we desperately need, at this time, is a peoples’ revolution.

Lockdowns for the many, impunity for the few

“I was born in this county. I have never come across ill-feeling like this about anything. Everyone feels it is one law for us and one law for them. That is so unfair.”

American Stonewall: The Cops Have Already Lost

If a politician wants to exercise real leadership, let them proclaim a day of healing where they lead a march of police and protesters together in support of a new era in police relations.

New Trump appointee to foreign aid agency has denounced liberal democracy and ‘our homo-empire’

Merritt Corrigan has a history of denouncing liberal democracy and has said that the country is in the clutches of a “homo-empire” that pushes a “tyrannical LGBT agenda.”

Police are still killing unarmed black people

So far this year, 390 people have been killed by police, according to a Washington Post database of police shootings.