Tomgram: John Feffer, The De-Trumpification of America

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Today, TomDispatch regular John Feffer, weekly columnist at Foreign Policy in Focus, considers a crucial question should all truly go well on November 3, 2020: If Donald Trump loses the presidency, how can this country be de-Trumpified, or can it?

For now, we continue to live in Trump’s “deep state” (of insanity and inanity). If, these days, you aren’t in the United read more

Cops using everything from rubber bullets to grenades Interactive Map Shows Police Using Violence Against Peaceful Protesters in 125 Cities and 40 States

Dave Lindorff

It hasn’t been a great couple of weeks for the supposed “Land of the Free” these days, though a lot of brave protesters across the country have continued to stand up to a lot of cowardly militarized police and American soldiers who have been using weaponized military helicopters, M-16 automatic assault rifles and other military gear to threaten and intimidate them, as well as grotesque crowd-control weapons from flash-bang grenades and rubber bullets read more

From Freedom of Religion to Coronavirus Denial

The U.S. government was created with the mandate to not establish any state religion or to forbid any religion. There were a couple of ways this could have gone.

Here’s one path that was not taken. The freedom of religion and the separation of religion from the state could have encouraged a widespread understanding of what a crock of malarkey religion all is. If no religion can actually persuade everyone of its claims, if people choose their various and sundry religions based on factors wholly read more

A toxic stew of prejudice & politics: Reagan, Trump And The Rancid Use Of Racism For Political Gain

By Linn Washington, Jr.

A presidential candidate, nakedly pandering prejudice to win votes, holds a pivotal campaign rally in a locale infamous for a bloody incident of white racist violence.

Sounds like President Donald J. Trump’s decision to schedule a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the site of one of the worst incidents of mass racist violence in American history.

However, decades before Trump’s Tulsa ‘Dog Whistle’ to bigots in his base, the icon of the read more

Speaking Truth to Empire

“Speaking Truth to Empire” on KFCF 88.1 independently owned and locally operated since 1975 in Fresno, Dan Yaseen interviews Miko Peled an Israeli-American peace activist and author. He grew up in a Zionist family, his grandfather was a signer on the Israeli Declaration of Independence and his father was a general in the Israeli Army. He blogs at: www.mikopeled.com.

The topics of discussion include the global protests after the murder of George Floyd by 4 police officers in Minneapolis and read more

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Invasion of America

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The Age of Disappointment?
Or How the American Century Ends
By Tom Engelhardt

Let me rant for a moment. I don’t do it often, maybe ever. I’m not Donald Trump. Though I’m only two years older than him, I don’t even know how to tweet and that tells you everything you really need to know about Tom Engelhardt in a world clearly passing me by. Still, after years in which read more