Post Tagged with: "US Election 2020"

74 Million White Supremacist, Authoritarian-Law & Order Americans Jilted

74 Million White Supremacist, Authoritarian-Law & Order Americans Jilted

With the Inauguration of Joseph Biden as the 46th President of the United States, ex-President Donald Trump will already have skulked out of Washington D.C. to his Mar-a-Largo golf club in Florida, all but tarred and feathered and run-out-on-a-rail, after having become the only American President in history to be impeached twice. Yet the reality of this scenario need never[Read More…]

by 19/01/2021 0 comments World
“Trump’s Legacy and the Futility of Biden’s Bipartisanship”

“Trump’s Legacy and the Futility of Biden’s Bipartisanship”

Historically, Republicans project the image of containing public spending, keeping the public debt low, and creating more wealth for society. From Reagan to Trump, history shows that spending for defense, intelligence, domestic security goes through the roof, at the same time that taxes of the rich are cut while indirect taxes paid by the mass consumer rise, and corporate subsidies[Read More…]

by 20/12/2020 0 comments World
Supreme Court´s Rejection of Trump´s Plea to Overturn Election Results

Supreme Court´s Rejection of Trump´s Plea to Overturn Election Results

The US Supreme Court´s rejection of Donald Trump and his associates´ plea to overturn the results of the presidential election has effectively come as the death knell for them in this regard. It might be seen as the last spike on the coffin of their last-ditch maneuvering for hanging on to power illegally based on lies and distortion of facts.[Read More…]

by 14/12/2020 0 comments World
America at Crossroads: Presidential Election and the Clash of Democracy

America at Crossroads: Presidential Election and the Clash of Democracy

“We have let the government’s evil-doing, its abuses, power grabs, brutality, meanness, inhumanity, immorality, greed, corruption, debauchery and tyranny go on for too long. We are approaching a reckoning. This is the point, as the poet W. B. Yeats warned, when things fall apart and anarchy is loosed upon the world.”  John W. Whitehead “Monsters with Human Faces: The Tyranny[Read More…]

by 14/12/2020 0 comments World
 Georgia Election Fraud Video Exposes Trump Team Deception

 Georgia Election Fraud Video Exposes Trump Team Deception

Media all over the world ran headlines similar to this: Lawmakers hear bombshell allegations of Georgia election fraud. CBS 46, ADAM MURPHY, DEC 3, 2020 Thursday, a Georgia Senate Judiciary subcommittee heard new jaw-dropping allegations of alleged election fraud in the state from several people including President Donald Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani. For the first time, the president’s legal team,[Read More…]

by 07/12/2020 1 comment World
What Does the Esau Revolution Despise?

What Does the Esau Revolution Despise?

“And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint; And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profits shall this birthright do me? And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him:[Read More…]

by 07/12/2020 0 comments World
The Past Lives On: The Elite Strategy To Divide and Conquer

The Past Lives On: The Elite Strategy To Divide and Conquer

“They call my people the White Lower Middle Class these days. It is an ugly, ice-cold phrase, the result, I suppose, of the missionary zeal of those sociologists who still think you can place human beings on charts.  It most certainly does not sound like a description of people on the edge of open, sustained and possibly violent revolt,” wrote[Read More…]

by 02/12/2020 1 comment World
End of Election of American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of US of A

End of Election of American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of US of A

As the world watches in fascinated horror, the US’s election-results fiasco drags on. Donald Trump, who now presides over the greatest UnReality Show, has been unequivocally told, “You’re Fired.” Yet, he continues in some La-La-Land of Denial, playing hooky on international zoom conferences, and golf. His mastiff-like pugnaciousness and refusal to acknowledge reality  in the face of overwhelming evidence reminds one[Read More…]

by 25/11/2020 0 comments World
      Baz Ratner/Reuters US troops in Afghanistan, June 2011

What If They Called an Election and Nothing Changed in the War State?

In this mystifying moment, the post-electoral sentiments of most Americans can be summed up either as “Ding dong! The witch is dead!” or “We got robbed!” Both are problematic, not because the two candidates were intellectually indistinguishable or ethically equivalent, but because each jingle is laden with a dubious assumption: that President Donald Trump’s demise would provide either decisive deliverance[Read More…]

by 23/11/2020 1 comment Imperialism
2020 Election: The Trojan Horse Vs. The Horse’s …..

2020 Election: The Trojan Horse Vs. The Horse’s …..

We were all taught in grade school of the story of the ‘ Trojan Horse’ . In it’s war with Troy the Greeks built a gift of a giant horse. They informed the Trojans that , after 10 years of war, they had had enough. Once inside of Troy, the Greek horse, filled with armed men, attacked the unknowing Trojans.[Read More…]

by 23/11/2020 0 comments World
Keep it Hot and Don’t Move On

Keep it Hot and Don’t Move On

With the recent Democratic win in the US election, all sorts of people have been calling for a “lowering of the temperature,” “coming together,” and “forgiving and forgetting.” “Let’s heal,” they say and “move forward.” “Now,” they say, “is not the time for politics.” Notoriously- and righteously- missing from this group of what Pankaj Mishra would call “Bland Fanatics,” are[Read More…]

by 22/11/2020 0 comments World
American Presidential Election and Democracy Look for Change, Moral and Intellectual Leadership

American Presidential Election and Democracy Look for Change, Moral and Intellectual Leadership

Presidential Election in Stained Democracy When false claims challenge the truth, it breeds fearful and ferocious public outcomes. No wonder, why the American masses are more divided today than any time in recent history. American presidential elections failed to produce a viable prospect for the working of democracy. The nation is entrenched in an unending political crisis, more of opinions[Read More…]

by 19/11/2020 0 comments World
Biden Victory: A Mere Sigh of Relief or a Sign of Salvation?

Biden Victory: A Mere Sigh of Relief or a Sign of Salvation?

  Last four years of Trump presidency has been the most chaotic if not the most problematic that the US and the world at large have experienced, ever. Mr. Trump’s governing style has been unique and bewildering. He made White House a twitter factory – made policies, hired and fired people and attacked his opponents through twitters. Furthermore, and not[Read More…]

by 18/11/2020 0 comments World
Democracy In The Grips Of A Trumpian struggle Between Heaven & Hell, Good & Evil

Democracy In The Grips Of A Trumpian struggle Between Heaven & Hell, Good & Evil

On the eve of his defeat as President of the United States, Donald Trump chose not to utter so much as a word at the 2020’s 11th Hour of the 11th day of the 11th month Remembrance Day wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier monument in the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. To this writer, Trump’s odd[Read More…]

by 18/11/2020 0 comments World
Playing Politics with the Truth

Playing Politics with the Truth

The 1980 film Brubaker starring Robert Redford, based on a true story, had one scene that told it all.  Reform warden Henry Brubaker gets fired for seeking to uncover past corruption surrounding the penitentiary. As he is walking away down the hallway, his friend Lillian, who works for the governor and actually got him the job, runs after him. She[Read More…]

by 18/11/2020 1 comment World
A New Strategy For The American Left

A New Strategy For The American Left

Joe Biden won the 2020 US Presidential Election after narrowly defeating the sitting president Donald Trump. This victory comes at a tremendous cost: the defeat of an incipient counter-hegemonic movement which embryonically expressed demands for an alternative future to capitalism. Even after the collective utterance of anger against police brutality and the nascent realization of the structural violence of capitalism, the electoral mechanisms of[Read More…]

by 18/11/2020 0 comments World
A strategy comes home to roost

A strategy comes home to roost

Traveling around Venezuela in 2005, it occurred to me that the paint merchants must be doing very well. There had been a recall referendum the year before. The question on the ballot was a simple yes or no: Shall President Hugo Chávez be recalled? The word “NO” was still painted on walls, pillars, even random rocks along the highway everywhere[Read More…]

by 16/11/2020 0 comments World
There’s No Returning to Normal After Trump

There’s No Returning to Normal After Trump

 Imagine for a moment that Hillary Clinton had won the presidential election in 2016. Imagine, in other words, that the “blue wall” of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania had held firm four years ago. Claiming election fraud, Donald Trump would have insisted on a recount and Election Day would then, too, have stretched into election week and election month. Eventually, Trump[Read More…]

by 16/11/2020 1 comment World
The future is in our hands

The future is in our hands

The election is now over and Joe Biden is the President-elect. What is likely to happen after Biden is inaugurated? The incoming Biden administration will face numerous huge problems left behind by the Trump administration. It is likely that Covid-19 will still be a major concern here and in many other nations around the world. President Biden will also have[Read More…]

by 15/11/2020 0 comments World
Real platitudes from a fake democracy — and a sigh of relief

Real platitudes from a fake democracy — and a sigh of relief

Trump is gone and not a minute too soon. You know he’s treated very unfairly. Horribly. The IRS treats him very unfairly. Everyone’s nasty to him. Just recently Leslie Stahl was very nasty to him. At the same time, the Proud Boys are standing down and standing by. I have to wonder if there aren’t some that cringe and wish[Read More…]

by 15/11/2020 0 comments World
 Biden will fail to bring back ‘normal’ politics. What’s needed now is a populism of the left

 Biden will fail to bring back ‘normal’ politics. What’s needed now is a populism of the left

Analysts are still grappling with the fallout from the US election. Trumpism proved a far more enduring and alluring phenomenon than most media pundits expected. Defying predictions, Trump improved his share of the overall vote compared to his 2016 win, and he surprised even his own team by increasing his share of minority voters and women. But most significantly, he[Read More…]

by 14/11/2020 0 comments World
Future of American Democracy: On Inequality, Polarization and Violence

Future of American Democracy: On Inequality, Polarization and Violence

In January 2017, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)’s Democracy Index downgraded the state of democracy in the United States from “full democracy” to “flawed democracy”. The demotion of a country that has constantly prided itself, not only on being democratic but also on championing democracy throughout the world, took many by surprise. Some US pundits challenged the findings altogether. However,[Read More…]

by 14/11/2020 0 comments World
 Revolution To Revulsion: The Evolution Of Homo Democratius

 Revolution To Revulsion: The Evolution Of Homo Democratius

“What is the robbing of the bank compared to the founding of a bank”…BERTOLT BRECHT November 2020 witnessed America affirming that it isn’t just its name that embodies unity but that it breathes the democratic ‘unity’ of the age. So far as we are told, it was a victory of conscience over everything that we consider evil (And the paternal[Read More…]

by 13/11/2020 0 comments World
State of Chaos: Donald Trump Knew Us Better Than We Knew Ourselves

State of Chaos: Donald Trump Knew Us Better Than We Knew Ourselves

In 2016 as now, he was the candidate of chaos. Yes, he was a billionaire (or wanna-be billionaire or in-hock billionaire, not to mention a liar, a cheat, and a scoundrel), but from the beginning he appealed to the forces of order in America that were also, as it happened, the forces of chaos. Donald Trump entered the presidential sweepstakes, or to be completely accurate rode[Read More…]

by 11/11/2020 3 comments World
Two Face America: 73 Million Trump Party Apparatchiks Guarantee Turmoil Over the Coming Years

Two Face America: 73 Million Trump Party Apparatchiks Guarantee Turmoil Over the Coming Years

It is happening here. The soul of America is like the character Two Face in the Batman movie series. One defeat of the Party of Trump and its 73 million apparatchiks is not enough. In Trump, the United States has bred its own dictator in waiting and he’s got an army of servile apostles willing to fight and die for[Read More…]

by 11/11/2020 0 comments World
 It Was NEVER About Biden!!

 It Was NEVER About Biden!!

I usually agree with most of what columnist Caitlin Johnstone offers. Yet, in her latest Op Ed she says that a vote for Biden was NOT against fascism, which will continue now that he is in office. Sorry Caitlin, I agree with Prof. Cornell West on this election. We both feel that this Proto Fascist/ Neo Nazi culture, emboldened by[Read More…]

by 09/11/2020 0 comments Uncategorized
On Being Black and Blue in America

On Being Black and Blue in America

Reclaiming American Idealism: We Could Use A Leader Like George McGovern Again As I lived through the nightmare of the election campaign just past, I often found myself dreaming of another American world entirely. Anything but this one. In that spirit, I also found myself looking at a photo of my fourth-grade class, vintage 1972. Tacked to the wall behind[Read More…]

by 09/11/2020 0 comments World
Celebration on Kamala Harris Victory in India is absolute hypocrisy

Celebration on Kamala Harris Victory in India is absolute hypocrisy

Indians are ‘rejoicing’ over Kamala Harris becoming the ‘first’ woman vice president and that too with Indian origin. The other day, we saw Priyanka Radhakrishnanan being sworn in the Newzealand Ministry and Keralites have been proud of her ‘achievements’. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau already has four Ministers of Indian origin, three of them being Sikhs who are represented far[Read More…]

by 08/11/2020 1 comment World
US Elections 2020 was essentially a Referendum on Trumpism & he lost

US Elections 2020 was essentially a Referendum on Trumpism & he lost

The reality is that the Obama-Biden regime started more wars that even Bush Jr. Obama initiated wars in Libya, Syria & Yemen & carried on with the Occupation of Iraq & Afghanistan. Obama has dropped more bombs & undertaken more drone attacks than Bush Jr. He also targeted both Venezuela & Bolivia with sanctions & carried on with the Corporate[Read More…]

by 07/11/2020 0 comments World
The task of ‘Sleepy Joe’ is to put liberal America right back to sleep

The task of ‘Sleepy Joe’ is to put liberal America right back to sleep

At birth, all of us begin a journey that offers opportunities either to grow – not just physically, but mentally, emotionally and spiritually – or to stagnate. The journey we undertake lasts a lifetime, but there are dozens of moments each day when we have a choice to make tiny incremental gains in experience, wisdom and compassion or to calcify[Read More…]

by 07/11/2020 1 comment World
The US Presidential Election: The View from Outside

The US Presidential Election: The View from Outside

It was now the turn of other states to vent about, and at, the United States.  The 2020 US presidential elections were coming down to a razor sharp wire.  The Democrats were starting to feel confident in the swing states.  Republicans and the Trump camp were mustering aggressive arguments on potential electoral fraud, lawyering up the heavies.  The picture is[Read More…]

by 06/11/2020 0 comments World
 Our Work Is Just Beginning

 Our Work Is Just Beginning

In the chaos of this moment, it seems likely that Joe Biden will just squeeze into the presidency and that he’ll certainly win the popular vote, Donald Trump’s Mussolini-like behavior and election night false claim of victory notwithstanding. Somehow, it all brings another moment in my life to mind. Back in October 2016, my friends and I frequently discussed the challenges progressives would face[Read More…]

by 06/11/2020 0 comments World
Crisis of American Dream

Crisis of American Dream

The political turmoil in American presidential election reflects the limits of capitalist constitution and crisis of market democracy in United States of America. Both Mr Donald Trump and Mr Joe Biden represent different versions of American capitalism. The imperialist foreign policy and domestic security states are twin pillars of American governance system. These twin pillars are going to stay whoever[Read More…]

by 05/11/2020 0 comments World
Trump, Blue Mirages and False Polls

Trump, Blue Mirages and False Polls

The great bard remarks in Henry VI: Part II that all the lawyers ought to be killed.  In entertaining this homicidal formula, William Shakespeare had yet to encounter that barnacle breed known as the pollster.  There is much to suggest that those practising this dark and futile art ought to be done away with, with their special ability to suggest[Read More…]

by 05/11/2020 0 comments World
 Three Muslims elected to the US House of Representatives

 Three Muslims elected to the US House of Representatives

Three Muslim candidates were re-elected to the House of Representatives in Tuesday’s election. Ilhan Omar won in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District and Rashida Tlaib won in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. They are the first Muslim women elected to the Congress in 2018. In Indiana, Rep. Andre’ Carson (D) won his re-election bid for the 7th District. US Representative Ilhan Omar[Read More…]

by 05/11/2020 0 comments World
Trump Denounced for False Election Night Claim of Victory

Trump Denounced for False Election Night Claim of Victory

President Donald Trump realized the fears of many political observers Tuesday night by falsely claiming a “big win” in the U.S. presidential election despite many millions of votes yet to be counted and no clear victor even remotely in sight. With the battle over crucial electoral college votes still potentially days or even weeks away—and just after Democratic nominee Joe[Read More…]

by 04/11/2020 0 comments World
Fearing election unrest, businesses in U.S. cities board up and governors ready National Guard

Fearing election unrest, businesses in U.S. cities board up and governors ready National Guard

Ahead of the polls opening on Tuesday, businesses in cities from Denver to Detroit to Washington, D.C., were boarding up their windows with plywood as they readied for the possibility of civil unrest. Some governors were readying the National Guard, said a report by The New York Times. The report said: “Everyone is starting to panic,” Fernando Casas, a construction[Read More…]

by 03/11/2020 0 comments World
Notes on US presidential election: Show of a politics [Part III]

Notes on US presidential election: Show of a politics [Part III]

The on-going presidential election process in the US has bared the mainstream politics’ face more manifestly than any other recent growth. The exposure is so stark that the mainstream discourse is admitting a few facts in its style, and this acknowledgement is unmistakable. Free and fair election is at risk Larry Diamond, author of Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian[Read More…]

by 02/11/2020 0 comments World
 Criminally Responsible Americans Vote for Commander of Their Worldwide Genocidal Killing Machine 

 Criminally Responsible Americans Vote for Commander of Their Worldwide Genocidal Killing Machine 

  Good people of the 3rd World should not let themselves be taken in by worldwide satellite beamed CIA-fed media prattling on continuously about American democracy during ongoing presidential elections. Sadly, Americans are duped into participating  in elections that back crimes against humanity ordered by the ruling genocidal Wall St. plutocracy which militarily and financially plunders 3rd World humanity.  The[Read More…]

by 02/11/2020 0 comments World
Ill-Considered Candidates, Inept Campaign Strategies

Ill-Considered Candidates, Inept Campaign Strategies

The 2020 presidential race has shaped itself similar to the 2016 race ─ neither candidate has shown ability or credentials that satisfy a majority of the electorate. Their choice is not to select the more qualified of two highly qualified, their choice is to accept the candidate who has the lesser disqualifications. As of October 29, the choice tends toward[Read More…]

by 30/10/2020 0 comments World
 Donald Trump’s Failed State: America’s Daunting New World and the Coming Election

 Donald Trump’s Failed State: America’s Daunting New World and the Coming Election

These past few months, it’s grown ever harder to recognize life in America. Thanks to Covid-19, basic day-to-day existence has changed in complicated, often confusing ways. Just putting food on the table has become a challenge for many. Getting doctors’ appointments and medical care can take months. Many schools are offering on-line only instruction and good luck trying to get a driver’s[Read More…]

by 30/10/2020 1 comment World
Notes on US presidential election: Show of a politics [Part II]

Notes on US presidential election: Show of a politics [Part II]

Politics of the ruling classes in all lands is fundamentally always violent, full with coercion. It varies in appearance – covert or overt. The variation depends on, to say in a simple way, circumstance, which is, in real sense, state of [1] class struggle/class contradiction, [2] ruling classes, [3] machines for rule. These are evident in power of classes, antagonistic[Read More…]

by 28/10/2020 0 comments World
Crunch Time

Crunch Time

A week from now is Election Day. How much longer than that until the election tally is decided? No one knows. How much longer than even that until we know who will be President for at least the next four years? No one knows. So what do we who hate Trump and Trumpism and who would celebrate his exit know?[Read More…]

by 27/10/2020 0 comments World
How the War Came Home, Big Time – Perspectives From a Military Spouse

How the War Came Home, Big Time – Perspectives From a Military Spouse

It was July 2017, a few weeks before the “Unite the Right” Charlottesville riots, when white men marched through the streets of that Virginia city protesting the planned takedown of a confederate statue and chanting, “Jews will not replace us.” I was sitting at a coffee shop in my quiet town of Poulsbo in Washington State. I had set aside[Read More…]

by 27/10/2020 1 comment World
Notes on US presidential election: Show of a politics

Notes on US presidential election: Show of a politics

Election politics in the US is a show of the politics the ruling classes in the country pursue. Presidential election politics is at times an apex point of that politics. The entire politics of the dominating classes in the country is a case for study of the bourgeois politics. A careful study of the politics tears down all masks and[Read More…]

by 27/10/2020 0 comments World
So Trump Loses, What Happens Then?

So Trump Loses, What Happens Then?

Donald Trump isn’t just inside the heads of his Trumpster base; he’s long been a consuming obsession among those yearning for his defeat in November. With barely more than a week to go before the election of our lifetime, those given to nail biting as a response to anxiety have by now gnawed ourselves down to the quick. And many[Read More…]

by 26/10/2020 0 comments World
Trump’s Desperation and the Manufactured China Threat

Trump’s Desperation and the Manufactured China Threat

Co-Written by Atul Bhardwaj and Inderjeet Parmar (This article is of interest not only in the context of US Presidential election, but how pro-US hawks in India indulging in jingoism,  are taking Indian people for a ride, drawing India into US strategy against china.) As Donald Trump faces the possibility of a catastrophic electoral defeat in November 2020, he has[Read More…]

by 26/10/2020 0 comments World
” The Same Hypocrisy”

” The Same Hypocrisy”

In Francis Ford Coppola’s second Godfather film we see Michael Corleone, head of the most powerful Mafia family in the country, having a ‘ tete de tete’ with Nevada Senator Pat Geary. The Senator, as crooked as the Corleones, is attempting to shake down Don Corleone over a Las Vegas casino license. When Don Corleone balks, Senator Geary gives him[Read More…]

by 24/10/2020 0 comments World
A presidential election debate in the US – point- counter-point

A presidential election debate in the US – point- counter-point

The U.S. presidential election debates show a lot of the country’s politics the ruling classes’ political representatives produce for public’s consumption – an act of manipulation of public psyche. Following are a few points from the latest debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, two contending candidates from two factions of the same dominating classes: Wearing mask all the time[Read More…]

by 23/10/2020 0 comments World
Trusted Demonologies: US Electoral Interference, the Proud Boys and Iran

Trusted Demonologies: US Electoral Interference, the Proud Boys and Iran

Iran, Russia and electoral interference.  It is all part of the delicious mess that any observer of US politics has come to expect.  Were the US body politic capable of being examined on the clinician’s couch, historical fears, psychic disturbances, and a range of unsettling syndromes would be identified.  The issue of electoral interference would certainly be at the fore;[Read More…]

by 23/10/2020 0 comments World
Campaigning on Planet A

Campaigning on Planet A

“Look, folks, the air quality is in the red zone today. The EPA says that means people with lung or heart issues should avoid prolonged activity outdoors.” That was J.R. de Vera, one of two directors of UNITE-HERE!’s independent expenditure campaign to elect Biden and Harris in Reno, Nevada. UNITE-HERE! is a union representing 300,000 workers in the hospitality industry — that[Read More…]

by 20/10/2020 0 comments World
How Biden Flubbed Town Hall Foreign Policy Question

How Biden Flubbed Town Hall Foreign Policy Question

 Co-Written by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Toward the end of Joe Biden’s October 15 town hall session, a Trump supporter asked Biden the only foreign policy question of the night. “So peace is breaking out all over the world,” the questioner claimed. “Our troops are coming home. Serbia is talking to Kosovo. And the Arabs and Israelis[Read More…]

by 20/10/2020 0 comments World
An Open Letter to My Old Tribe

An Open Letter to My Old Tribe

“It could be days. It could be weeks until we find out who the new president is…. Will you urge your supporters to stay calm during this extended period, not to engage in any civil unrest? And will you pledge tonight that you will not declare victory until the election has been independently certified?” If those words sound familiar, it’s[Read More…]

by 19/10/2020 0 comments World
Presidential Election U.S. and the money

Presidential Election U.S. and the money

Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch’s son and daughter-in-law are two of the biggest backers of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s campaign, federal filings show. James Murdoch and his wife Kathryn Murdoch each contributed $615,000 to the Biden Victory Fund in June, according to Federal Election Commission filings. The Biden Victory Fund splits donations between Biden’s campaign, the Democratic National Committee and[Read More…]

by 14/10/2020 0 comments World
Palestinian Injustice Will Continue With A Biden Presidency

Palestinian Injustice Will Continue With A Biden Presidency

Over the past year several articles penned by this writer have questioned how well-suited Joe Biden is to lead the Democratic Party’s Progressive Movement in 2020 to make the kind of dramatic changes so sorely needed in every aspect of the American government, society, culture, foreign policy, universal health care and welfare of the American people. Specific questions have been[Read More…]

by 13/10/2020 0 comments Palestine
The old factional fight in the Empire

The old factional fight in the Empire

The old game is again in that state: a formalized factional fight of the ruling classes in the US. It’s the presidential election there. All dirty tricks available are in use in the intra-class fight as the masters follow the much pronounced, and unprincipled dictum: All is fair in […] war. Ergo, the arena named election is overabundant with lies[Read More…]

by 12/10/2020 0 comments World
 Forget the White Sheets…Put on Your Brown Shirts!!

 Forget the White Sheets…Put on Your Brown Shirts!!

The late, great Rod Serling narrated that famous intro of his television show The Twilight Zone: ” You are travelling through another dimension- a dimension of not only sight and sound but of mind… “. Well, dear children, we are arriving into this 21st Century ‘ Twilight Zone’ as prisoners of what our empire is capable of allowing… or perhaps[Read More…]

by 09/10/2020 0 comments World
Nobody for President: Voting Legitimizes a Fraudulent Democracy

Nobody for President: Voting Legitimizes a Fraudulent Democracy

Co-Written by Jason Holland and William Hawes Here’s a bit of food for thought about why you should not, we repeat, should not, vote for anyone in November. Now, unlike the rabid pro-voters, there is no intention on our part to “vote-shame” those that choose to vote. If you really feel that strongly about voting, that’s fine and that’s your[Read More…]

by 09/10/2020 1 comment World
Trump And His Loyalists Threaten World Democracy, Health And Peace

Trump And His Loyalists Threaten World Democracy, Health And Peace

The reality of Trump and all those who consider themselves Loyalists of Trumpism are no different than the same ideologically-compromised, fearful followers and sycophants, so in need of a saviour down through the ages of every civilization, culture and society, that they have been willing to follow the irrational, illogical rants of whatever ‘flavour of the month’ demagogue to have[Read More…]

by 08/10/2020 0 comments World
Amerika in Trumpland

Amerika in Trumpland

Lewis Carroll’s novel Alice in Wonderland ( 1865 ) sadly resonates so well today. This writer in November of 2016 emphasized with Alice as she fell down that rabbit hole. The unlikely co-conspirators in this 21st Century Amerikan novel were, as usual, the Democrats. All they had to do was nominate Donald Duck and they would have defeated Donald Trump…[Read More…]

by 01/10/2020 0 comments World
The Mobster-in-Chief : Will the November Election Be Decided in the Streets?

The Mobster-in-Chief : Will the November Election Be Decided in the Streets?

The white mobs didn’t care whom they killed as long as the victims were Black. They murdered people in public with guns and rocks. They set fire to houses and slaughtered families trying to escape the flames. In East St. Louis in July 1917, white vigilantes lynched Blacks with impunity. It was the prelude to what civil rights activist James Weldon[Read More…]

by 30/09/2020 0 comments World
 The Rise of Christian Nationalism in America

 The Rise of Christian Nationalism in America

On August 26th, during the Republican National Convention, Vice President Mike Pence closed out his acceptance speech with a biblical sleight of hand. Speaking before a crowd at the Fort McHenry National Monument in Baltimore, he exclaimed, “Let’s fix our eyes on Old Glory and all she represents. Let’s fix our eyes on this land of heroes and let their courage inspire.”[Read More…]

by 28/09/2020 0 comments World
The Truth Hurts

The Truth Hurts

Well, to this writer, a student of the esoteric sciences, the great Indian Yogi Paramahansa Yogananda was correct: This must be a dream! So many friends and acquaintances over the years have discounted these beliefs as foolish for believing in fairies, demons and angels ( I do). Yet, to comprehend rationally that this current president and his crew are as[Read More…]

by 21/09/2020 0 comments World
Empires are short-lived structures created and kept together by the availability of mineral resources, fossil fuels in our times. They tend to decline and fall with the decline of the resources that created them, and that's the destiny of the current World Empire: the American one. Will new empires be possible with the gradual disappearance of the abundant mineral resources of the past? Maybe not, and Donald Trump could be the last great emperor in history.

Who Is President Trump?

Someone who much likes Trump and who plans again to vote for him asked me to provide proof that he is corrupt in presidential dealings. So here is my reply: “The Supreme Court and lower courts ruled against his actions a number of times. The House ruled against him plenty of times and including in impeachment hearings. “He lets others[Read More…]

by 21/09/2020 0 comments World
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Like A Rowboat In A Typhoon: Why 2020 Center-Right Yankee Election Outcomes Are Dead In The Water

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the center cannot hold Mere anarchy is loosed up the world…. The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. William Butler Yeats   ORIENTATION How dare you? “Oh, great, that’s all we need. A cynical radical leftist who is[Read More…]

by 19/09/2020 0 comments World
 “Losing both elections” is a sideshow for U.S. militarism

 “Losing both elections” is a sideshow for U.S. militarism

In an op ed titled “Losing Both Elections” Gwynne Dyer sees Trump’s presence in the White House as exposing the U.S.’ racism leading to its being “extinguished”, a “necessary evolution of American history.”   That is a very positive summation, but it comes about through some very strange presentation of information. Dyer is a Canadian historian/journalist with degrees in military history[Read More…]

by 12/09/2020 0 comments World
For What It’s Worth…. 53 years Later!!

For What It’s Worth…. 53 years Later!!

The group, Buffalo Springfield, with both Neil Young and Stephen Stills as members, had a major hit song For What It’s Worth, in 1967. It was the lyrics that are almost frighteningly valid in today’s socio-political climate: For What It’s Worth Buffalo Springfield There’s something happening here What it is ain’t exactly clear There’s a man with a gun over[Read More…]

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 Biden Urged to Adopt a Good Neighbor Policy Toward Latin America

By Medea Benjamin and Leonardo Flores Election season is a difficult time to develop good policies towards Latin America, since both Democrats and Republicans cater to the small, but organized, conservative factions of the Latinx community in Florida, vying for their votes. But if Biden wins the White House, there is a chance to reverse the Trump administration policies that[Read More…]

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Perils To  Canada’s Borders as Fascist Storm Mounts in U.S

Perils To  Canada’s Borders as Fascist Storm Mounts in U.S

UNCERTAINTIES OF AMERICA’S LAW & ORDER PARTY The moment of truth fast approaches in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, and soon the world will learn whether or not if it will be Donald Trump, his dynastic family, and their Law & Order Party who will once more continue to rule for yet another four years, eight years, twelve years, or[Read More…]

by 08/09/2020 1 comment World
Climate And The U.S. Election

Climate And The U.S. Election

Why the 2020 election is so important Why did Prof. Noam Chomsky call the US Republican Party “The most dangerous organization in the history of the world”? He did so because the party is characterized by climate change denial and by support for giant fossil fuel corporations. According to the 2018 IPCC Report, the world has only a very short[Read More…]

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A Green New Deal for Workers

A Green New Deal for Workers

By Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker Workers in 2020 have a unique opportunity to vote to put two fellow workers in the White House. Howie is a recently retired Teamster and Angela is a dump truck driver. We know the economic realities that working people face in the United States. This Labor Day we call for a better class of[Read More…]

by 04/09/2020 0 comments World
Israel’s Friends at the RNC: ‘Christian Zionists’ Dictate the Agenda of the Republican Party

Israel’s Friends at the RNC: ‘Christian Zionists’ Dictate the Agenda of the Republican Party

It is difficult – and futile – to argue which American president has historically been more pro-Israel. While former President Barack Obama, for example, has pledged more money to Israel than any other US administration in history, Donald Trump has provided Israel with a blank check of seemingly endless political concessions. Certainly, the unconditional backing and love declared for Israel[Read More…]

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My Last ( Electoral ) Dance

My Last ( Electoral ) Dance

Here I am stranded on this island called Dumarika. Being a baby boomer this writer can recall the days when this place was never as dumb as it is now. Don’t get me wrong, this was always home to many fitting the description of Dumb, but never such a preponderance. I mean, how dumb can the majority of us be[Read More…]

by 31/08/2020 1 comment World
Life During a Trump Second Term: Paramilitary Democracy Accelerates

Life During a Trump Second Term: Paramilitary Democracy Accelerates

“We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must —at that moment—become the[Read More…]

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Trump’s acceptance speech at the RNC epitomized scare tactics

Trump’s acceptance speech at the RNC epitomized scare tactics

On Thursday night (August 27, 2020) President Donald Trump of the United States delivered his acceptance speech as the presidential candidate at the Republican National Convention (RNC) that was held in the White House. It was the first of its kind when the White House was used as a podium for campaign by a seating president. As noted by presidential[Read More…]

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 Light vs. Darkness’: What to Expect from the US Presidential Election

 Light vs. Darkness’: What to Expect from the US Presidential Election

Ideology: Mobilizing the Popular Base under Neoliberalism In his acceptance speech for president, Joe Biden framed the election in moral terms, stating: “I will be an ally of the light, not the darkness.” He then went on to ask voters to judge him and Trump not by rhetorical promises, but their deeds. Both Trump and Biden have a public record[Read More…]

by 26/08/2020 0 comments World
Hymn for a Broken Empire: Republican National Security Officials for Biden

Hymn for a Broken Empire: Republican National Security Officials for Biden

If fodder is needed for the argument that a Deep State is running wild and determined to depose President Donald J. Trump, this will surely help.  In a statement by self-titled “former Republican National Security Officials”, a hand-on-heart allegiance is made to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.  The authors are intent on moving the incumbent out of office, “profoundly concerned[Read More…]

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Responding To Voter Suppression, Understanding Manipulated Elections

Responding To Voter Suppression, Understanding Manipulated Elections

Co-Written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Voter suppression in the 2020 election has become a topic of great concern. In reality, voter suppression has been part of US politics since the founding of the country. The oligarchs who wrote the US Constitution enabled voter suppression by not including the right to vote in it and only allowing white male property owners[Read More…]

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From Protecting Voting Rights to Honoring Veterans, The Post Office Is An Essential Service

From Protecting Voting Rights to Honoring Veterans, The Post Office Is An Essential Service

The capacity of the United States Postal Service (USPS) to provide mail services that generations of Americans have relied on has been severely weakened by the Trump administration. The assault on the Postal Service has only grown stronger and more brazen in recent weeks. We know by Trump’s own admission that his targeting of the agency is by design and[Read More…]

by 22/08/2020 0 comments World
The Fault Dear Citizens….

The Fault Dear Citizens….

” … Is not in our stars but in ourselves”. Paraphrased right out of Shakespeare ( Julius Caesar) you have it in a nutshell, for all of you, like myself, who actually vote. It seems that during each and every major election cycle the masters of empire make sure to give you choices as if right out of those old[Read More…]

by 21/08/2020 1 comment World
Send in the Clowns for the Circus Is in Town

Send in the Clowns for the Circus Is in Town

Don’t bother, they’re here, already performing in the center ring under the big top owned and operated by The Umbrella People. Trump, Biden, Pence, Harris, and their clownish sidekicks, Pompeo, Michelle Obama, et al., are performing daily under the umbrella’s shadowy protection. For The Umbrella People run a three-ring circus, and although their clowns pop out of separate tiny cars[Read More…]

by 21/08/2020 0 comments World
Biden Wins-Then What?

Biden Wins-Then What?

Assume Joe Biden wins the presidency. Assume as well that he genuinely intends to repair the damage our country has sustained since we declared ourselves history’s “Indispensable Nation,” compounded by the traumatic events of 2020 that demolished whatever remnants of that claim survived. Assume, that is, that this aging career politician and creature of the Washington establishment really intends to salvage something[Read More…]

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 Dems are Determined to Have Trump Re-Elected

 Dems are Determined to Have Trump Re-Elected

This article arose from disbelief at South Carolina Congressman James E. Clyburn’s awkward response to one of President Trump’s ridiculous and mendacious tweets. The Democratic Party is engaged in “déjà vu,” committed to getting Trump elected again. Vice-president selection. What are the qualifications for this vice-president? Should be able to replace the president. Contrary to accepted notion that the vice-president[Read More…]

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Vote By Mail: An Alternative To The USPS

Vote By Mail: An Alternative To The USPS

The US Postal Service is in trouble According to an article by Prof. Philip F. Rubio, entitled “Save the Postal Service”,  published in Atlantic Monthly on April 24, 2020, “The USPS has said that it needs $89 billion in assistance, including $25 billion in grants.” Republicans realize that they will lose if the 2020 election is fair Donald Trump’s disastrous[Read More…]

by 29/07/2020 0 comments World
Dump Trump then Combat Biden

Dump Trump then Combat Biden

The U.S. presidential election has so far involved and will undoubtedly continue to involve a clash over voting strategy for the left. A significant array of left commentators, for example, Cornel West, AOC, Angela Davis, and Noam Chomsky have been and will likely continue urging all progressives to vote for Biden at least in swing states, even if they can’t[Read More…]

by 27/07/2020 0 comments World
The Republi-Fascists’ Multi-Pronged Drive to “Win” the November Elections

The Republi-Fascists’ Multi-Pronged Drive to “Win” the November Elections

This letter from a revcom.us reader exposes systematic efforts by the fascist Trump/Pence regime and its supporters to undermine the integrity of upcoming elections in their favor. This is an extremely dangerous attack on democratic—and in the case of Black people, extremely hard fought*—rights, and escalation towards fascist consolidation. These moves need to be firmly opposed and fiercely struggled against—even[Read More…]

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US In A Downward Spiral

US In A Downward Spiral

  The US Presidential election by November 2020 is slowly-slowly gaining momentum and Donald Trump and Joseph Biden are into a gruelling battle for the coveted rank.  US all over has been hit by the anti-racism riots in the wake of US black citizen George Floyd killing on May 25, 2020 1 and internet is all too splashed with mobs[Read More…]

by 22/07/2020 0 comments World
Trump, Tulsa, and the Rise of Military Dissent

Trump, Tulsa, and the Rise of Military Dissent

It was June 20th and we antiwar vets had traveled all the way to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the midst of a pandemic to protest President Trump’s latest folly, an election 2020 rally where he was to parade his goods and pretend all was well with this country. We never planned to go inside the cavernous arena where that rally was[Read More…]

by 10/07/2020 0 comments World
Vote Blue No Matter Who!

Vote Blue No Matter Who!

There is something profoundly offensive about this declaration and, worse, there is something profoundly insufferable about the sentiments and beliefs behind it. First of all, it is a matter of extreme white privilege to be able to “Vote Blue No Matter Who!”  What this says is that anyone that appears on the ballot as the Presidential challenger to Donald Trump[Read More…]

by 13/03/2020 1 comment World