Monday, December 5, 2022

Tag: Obama administration

Who Counts?

Tom Engelhardt explores body counts, drones and “collateral damage” in the twenty-first-century world of drone warfare. But one question reigns supreme: Who counts?

Eight Americans Killed by CIA Drone Strikes

A U.S. drone strike recently executed eight U.S. citizens without due process. With more than 3,852 casualties in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen, why does the Obama administration continue to allow the CIA to operate signature strikes with impunity?

VIDEO: A Double Standard on Leaks? As Whistleblowers Jailed, Petraeus Escapes...

When it comes to punishing whistleblowers, the Obama administration is the most aggressive in history. Join Democracy Now in their discussion surrounding the double standard when it comes to who is punished and who walks free.

An End to 'Mindless Austerity:' Obama Pushes for Taxing the Rich...

President Obama is calling for Congress to raise taxes on the wealthy and corporations as a way to fund education and fix America's infrastructure. Could Obama's budget proposal help poor and middle-class families?

Sterling Trial Opens in Security-State Matrix

A lot of smoke will be blowing through the U.S. District Court in Alexandria during the next few weeks as the Obama administration and the CIA hierarchy are clearly eager to see Jeffrey Sterling punished in a big way.

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Mark Changizi’s study offers a scientific and anthropological explanation for a phenomenon many take for granted.

Eight reasons why now is a good time for a Ukraine ceasefire and peace...

People all over the world are calling for a Christmas truce, harkening back to the inspirational Christmas Truce of 1914.

Satellites detect no real climate benefit from 10 years of forest carbon offsets in California

Without improvements to the current system, we may be underestimating our net emissions, contributing to the profits of large emitters and landowners and distracting from the real solutions of transitioning to a clean-energy economy.

Hype about Democrats passing the torch: Don’t get fooled again

While Pelosi quickly endorsed Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to replace her as leader, an overall closer look reveals a problematic record.