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    Alternet.org

  • VideoTrump feels 'betrayed' by DeSantis after singlehandedly creating his political rise: NYT reporter
    On Monday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," New York Times reporter Jonathan Martin broke down the implications of his story that former President Donald Trump is turning on Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) over his apparent unwillingness to step aside for him in a presidential contest."I think the last five years of... Read more »
  • Trump uses official presidential seal to promote his newly renovated golf course
    The Office of Former President Donald Trump on Monday pushed out promotional materials for his Florida golf course.The former president's office is granted $1 million annually to navigate anything necessary to run an office for a former president. Generally, however, tax-payer funded operations aren't used to promote personal money-making schemes."I... Read more »
  • Republicans try to claim MLK as an ally — but if he were here, they'd despise him
    Books possess great power. Those who own only a few, yet return to them like old friends for wisdom, comfort and knowledge, or to revisit a special memory, know this to be true. Those of us who have many books — who read and and reread them and carefully compile... Read more »
  • Why did a Democratic AG kill the Flint water RICO case?
    Prosecutors investigating Flint's contaminated water crisis were pursuing a racketeering case against public officials whose austerity-driven policies caused the health catastrophe, but after newly elected Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel took over in 2019, those charges were dropped.That's according to investigative journalist Jordan Chariton and Pulitzer prize-winning reporter Charlie LeDuff's... Read more »
  • Sinema's MLK Day tweet sparks online fury
    Sen. Kyrsten Sinema set off a flurry of furious condemnation Monday with a tweet to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day just days after she helped sink Democratic Party hopes to pass voting rights legislation.The tweet by the corporate Democrat from Arizona, stating that "today we remember the life and... Read more »
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    Antiwar.com Original

  • Biden Should Declare NATO Membership Closed
    In 2014, when Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to a U.S.-backed coup that ousted a pro-Russian regime in Kyiv by occupying Crimea, President Barack Obama did nothing. When Putin aided secessionists in the Donbass in seizing Luhansk and Donetsk, once again, Obama did nothing. Why did we not come to... Read more »
  • Joe Biden: Strike Three!
    When Joe Biden came to office a year ago, there were a number of easy foreign policy victories he could have quickly claimed. He claimed none of them. Cuba In Cuba, all Biden had to do was keep his promise. While campaigning to be president, Biden said that he would “promptly reverse... Read more »
  • AOC Needs To Go Beyond Words and Take Real Steps To End War
    On Friday, January 14, about thirty members of a coalition of American and International antiwar and human rights activists gathered for a rally and demonstration at the Queens, New York, District office of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demanding that she sponsor legislation to finally end US support for the Saudi war... Read more »
  • Washington’s Bi-Partisan Russia-Bashers Are Determined To Start a War
    Russia-bashing is a bi-partisan activity in Washington. Both parties think it makes them look “tough” and “pro-America.” But while Republican and Democrat politicians continue to one-up each other on “risk-free” threats to Russia, they are increasingly risking a devastating nuclear war. It’s all fun and games until the missiles start... Read more »
  • An Increasingly Ominous Response to the January 6 Riot
    Earlier this month, the country marked the one-year anniversary of the storming of the Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. For one faction in America’s increasingly polarized political system, however, it was not enough to castigate the rioters for their disgraceful, indefensible conduct. It was not even enough to... Read more »
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    Z Blogs – Zcomm

  • William Scheuerman’s “A New American Labor Movement” (SUNY Press)
    During 2021, there were signs of growing militancy in America’s beleaguered union movement, as thousands of workers went out on strike at John Deere, Kellogg’s, Nabisco, Frito-Lay, Volvo, Frontier Communications, New York University, and Columbia University, as did thousands more from the ranks of union carpenters, hospital workers, airport workers,... Read more »
  • The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the World’s Future
    Late January of this year will mark the first anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.  This momentous international agreement, the result of a lengthy struggle by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and by many non-nuclear nations, bans... Read more »
  • Ordering my thoughts about the “Back Better Act”
    I’ve been trying to read the history of the processing of “The Back Better Act” in the Wikipedia. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Build_Back_Better_Act?wprov=sfti1). The Bill derived (it was an extracted part) from the American Jobs Plan, together with the Law for Investment in Infrastructure and Labor, and was part of a package of 3.5... Read more »
  • About senator Joseph Manchin III, a damned dinasty
    Joseph Manchin III (a dinasty, apparently) (Farmington, August, 1947) built part of his fortune as a coal trader, running Enersystem, a company he founded in 1989, at 40. Throughout his political career, he has dedicated himself to defending the interests of the fossil fuel industries. He’s been sabotaging Dem politics... Read more »
  • About King Juan Carlos I of Spain status and fortune
    I am not, in anyway, an unconditional supporter of  the Spanish Royal Household, but I have a long-lasting doubt that today, at last, I have dared to ask Professor Gerardo Pisarello (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerardo_Pisarello?wprov=sfti1). While posting crazily to Spanish Work Minister Yolanda Diaz Perez, who is somewhat of a Communist and presents... Read more »