Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tag: Saudi Arabia

House Republicans stymie Senate plan to pass War Powers resolution

"Speaker Ryan is not allowing a vote on my resolution to stop the war in Yemen because many Republicans will vote with us and he will lose the vote."

Human rights in 2018 – ten issues that made headlines

Here we highlight some of the rights challenges that captured the world’s attention this year, illustrating the struggle to secure human rights is far from over.

In a historic first, Senate advances bill to end US support...

Wednesday’s vote sets the stage for a possible final vote on the measure within days, and has been seen as a rebuke of President Trump’s handling of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

An unholy alliance: Trump, Putin, Kim Jung-Un, and Mohammed bin Salman

“An alliance which is perceived as unnatural, unusual, or simply undesirable, sometimes between seemingly antagonistic parties.”

Will Congress reclaim war powers and end US military involvement in...

"The Senate will be able, for the first time, to debate and vote on a check on Trump's war-making in Yemen"

Senate votes to end illegal US war in Yemen

“This Senate vote should mark the beginning of the end of American complicity in the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.”

Our man in Riyadh

So there is more than a little poetic justice – or is it irony? – in General Abizaid’s proposed posting to Riyadh.

Despite famine, Khashoggi, and school bus massacre, House GOP moves swiftly...

The move ensured that Republicans can avoid voting on the bill – a vote in which they would have to choose between standing up against a war that has killed more than 15,000 civilians or angering President Donald Trump.

‘That’s not who we are?’ Well, you are what you do,...

These attacks on sovereign nations are, without question, illegal, unjustifiable and a stain on America’s reputation. Is that who we are?

Trump debunked at the World’s Lying Olympics

Stand aside, Trump. An even more insular, autocratic, certainly richer KING elbowed you aside – as a world-class liar.

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‘History will not judge this kindly’: DNC Platform Committee votes down Medicare for All...

"The fact that our nation is the only advanced industrial country without universal healthcare cannot be blamed on Republican obstruction alone. It was also caused by Democratic leaders who've spent decades catering to corporate interests."

Disease-denying propaganda spews a pandemic of pandemonium!

We'll judge Trump Medieval Madness as we do other historic low points, like McCarthyism, interning the Japanese or 250 years of slavery plus a century of Jim Crow brutality.

Supreme Court leaves order in place permitting Trump administration to construct border wall

The order, which is temporary, gives the Trump administration authority to start the wall projects where fencing already exists.