Creating an Empire of Graveyards?
At the Circus with Donald Trump
By Tom Engelhardt
Recently, a memory of my son as a small boy came back to me. He was, in those days, terrified of clowns. Something about their strange, mask-like, painted faces unnerved him utterly, chilled him to the bone. To the rest of us, they were comic, but to him — or so I came to imagine anyway
On January 20, 2018, in Columbia, Missouri, more than 1600 people participated in the Solidarity Rally and March, hosted by Our Revolution: Mid-Missouri. I was one of five speakers invited to address the gathering, my contribution on the topic of foreign policy. This is, more or less, what I said-
Friends, I am honored to be here with you today as we rally to “oppose the Trump agenda,” one year into his extraordinary and even terrifying administration. Not for generations has the public discourse
Colman McCarthy is a former Washington Post columnist, from 1969 to 1997, and the director of The Center for Teaching Peace in Washington DC. He teaches courses on nonviolence at Georgetown Law, Georgetown undergraduate, American University, the University of Maryland and Bethesda-Chevy Chase
Having spent years going to events organized by peace groups, at which people tell each other they should stop “preaching to the choir,” I’ve started doing another kind of event. I debate war supporters in front of mixed crowds that include lots of war supporters, as well as people who haven’t really formed an opinion yet on the question of whether war is ever justifiable.
The first one of these I did was in Vermont. It was to be a debate with a just-war-theory professor. I sent him my
More than three decades ago, my aunt Hilda wrote an account of her father’s voyage to and life in America for my daughter to read “someday.” She began it this way: “Your great grandfather, Moore Engelhardt, a boy of 16, arrived in New York from Europe in March 1888. It was during the famous blizzard and after a sea voyage of about 30 days. He had no money. He
Rebuffing US Erdoğan says Turkey will not step back from Afrin operation, “We will take control of Afrin, as we did in the Syrian towns of Jarabulus, al-Rai and al-Bab” – Daily Sabah
Erdogan slams US and allies for sending “planeloads of arms” to “terrorists” ahead of emergency UN session – Zero Hedge
Erdogan says he secured a go-ahead for the Afrin campaign from Russia, “We discussed this with our Russian friends, we have an agreement with them” – swissinfo.ch
VIDEO (English subtitles): Erdogan warns to the USA saying don’t interfere our operation, otherwise your soldiers also would be killed in these land – YouTube
By Dave Lindorff
The mainstream US media, when it comes to the idea of talks between the governments of North and South Korea, are focused on the idea that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is trying to drive a wedge between the Republic of Korea and the United States. No doubt that is true, but this focus misses a major part of the story.
On January 6, 1941, at the edge of what would become a terrible global war, Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed Congress and spoke of a better future “founded upon four essential human freedoms.” These were, as he saw it, freedom of speech and expression, freedom