National Security

Zionism, Arab Reaction and US Imperialism on the Attack

Israel Committing Itself to Apartheid in New ‘Basic Law’ by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action L.A. https://ara-la.tumblr.com/post/172315363940/growing-desperation-of-us-imperialism-zionism Israel’s ruling parties, backed by Trump’s decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem as soon as this May, is committing the state irrevocably to apartheid by drafting a new ‘basic law,’ the equivalent of a constitution, defining Israel…

Trump’s Real War May Come On Heels of Trade Wars

by Yonden Lhatoo It’s time to be afraid, very afraid, with John Bolton as the United States’ new national security adviser. Of all the specimens of unhinged humanity in the purported pool of talent he’s been dipping into, Trump had to pull out the most reviled and discredited one. While Trump has publicly decried the…

NOlympics LA Coalition Forming

We don’t support the LA 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid because an Olympics in LA—regardless of how “successfully” it’s executed—will be disastrous for Angelenos across the city. Despite any good intentions, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) is one of the least transparent and most corrupt institutions in the world. Their goal is to turn…

Imperialism and the Logic Of Mass Destruction

Imperialism and the Logic Of Mass Destruction by Carl Boggs [excerpts from: http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/05/04/imperialism-and-the-logic-of-mass-destruction/] As it has through much of its war-obsessed history, the US is engaged in military conflict or threatening it  across a broad terrain. In Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, Washington’s been sending barrages of missiles and bombs, often hitting civilians and resources needed…

Behind the US Attack on Syria

Behind the attack on Syria TRUMP AND THE PENTAGON By Fred Goldstein “You furnish the pictures. I’ll furnish the war.” Publisher William Randolph Hearst in 1898, preparing the groundwork for the U.S. war with Spain and seizure of Cuba. The Trump administration’s attack on the Syrian air force was first directed at Russia as well…

Voters: Don’t Reward Bad Behavior

Voters: Don’t reward bad behavior! by Greg Foisie, CSULA graduate student US voters are often compartmentalized into groups: Democrats vs. Republicans; liberals vs. conservatives; alt right vs. progressives; and so on. For attempting to understand how average voters relate to our current presidential race, a better analysis could be seeing voters as either 1)benefiting or…

Politics as Reality Television

by Charles Fredricks Reality TV may not have prepared Trump to be president, but it has prepared him to win those who prefer entertainment to hard realities Failing Tao, man resorts to Virtue. Failing Virtue, man resorts to humanity. Failing humanity, man resorts to morality. Failing morality, man resorts to ceremony. Now, ceremony is the…

The President’s Leftovers

THE PRESIDENT’S “LEFTOVERS” By Rob Macon As the election approaches, President Obama prepares to walk the Oval Office one final time. Many agree Obama has done an outstanding job concerning the nation’s economy. Then there are what we can identify as “leftovers.” Leftovers are conditions prevailing during the Obama Administration, as well as past presidents,…

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