Credit where credit’s due: It’s North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, not Trump, who Forced the US to the Negotiating Table

By Dave Lindorff

I’m no fan of police states or of dictators, whether in Russia, China, North Korea or under development here in the United States, but let’s at least be honest about what’s behind the news that President Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the man he has been calling “fat” and “Little Rocket Man.”

The corporate media in the US has been lavishing at times grudging praise on read more

Focus: Brexit

The kids are rising!: Learning the Power of Protest, Confrontation and Collective Action, Where Will America’s Students Go from Here?

By Dave Lindorff

            A salute to the kids of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida!

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            After experiencing a terrifying attack on their school by a tragically unhinged former student armed with an assault-style rifle who killed 14 of their classmates and three teachers and seriously injured another 14, they didn’t retreat into fear and victimhood. Instead read more

Focus: Trump’s Tariffs and the Trade Deficit

Tomgram: Arnold Isaacs, The False Case Against “Foreign-Born Terrorists”

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The warnings were stunning. Just six weeks before Nikolas Cruz killed 14 students and three teachers at his former high school in Parkland, Florida, a woman acquainted with him told the FBI tip line “I know he’s going to explode” and expressed her fear that he might go to a school and begin “shooting read more

Take a Knee and a Stand

Remarks at Saint Mary’s Hall, San Antonio, Texas, March 1, 2018
Accompanying Powerpoint.

Thank you for inviting me. What I contended in the article that got me invited here was that one of the biggest taboos in the United States, one of the behaviors treated most as a heresy, as a violation of national religion, is disrespect for the U.S. flag, the national anthem, and the patriotic militarist exceptionalism that accompany those icons.

We’ve just seen a school shooting in Florida by a young read more