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US President Donald Trump arrives to pose for a family photo with participants of the G7 summit during the Summit of the Heads of State and of Government of the G7, the group of most industrialized economies, plus the European Union, on May 27, 2017 in Taormina, Sicily. (Photo: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Key Trump Policies Show a Person Mentally Disordered: Megalomaniacal, Paranoid, and Psychopathic
The U.S. president is widely mischaracterized as a cynical politician maneuvering for personal power and financial gain. Yet the situation is far more dangerous.
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A bank employee counts US currency and Chinese currency notes at a bank on August 6, 2019 in Nantong, Jiangsu Province of China. The onshore exchange rate of the Chinese currency fell beyond 7 per US dollar on August 5. (Photo: Xu Jinbai/VCG via Getty Images) Views
China Isn't the Economic Manipulator in This Trade War. Trump Is
The truth is this: Trump just can't wrap his mind around international trade
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Boris Johnson (L) and US President Donald Trump greet before a meeting on United Nations Reform at UN headquarters in New York on September 18, 2017. Views
The Crisis of Anglo-American Democracy
There is an obvious answer to the question of how the world's two oldest and most venerable democracies installed disordered minds in power and enabled them to pursue unpopular policies. But there is also a deeper explanation.
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Bruce Hrobak, owner of Billy Bones Bait & Tackle in Port St. Lucie, Florida, speaks as President Donald Trump looks on during an White House event on the environment July 7, 2019 in which Trump and others tried to claim the president has an environmental record the administration can be proud of. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Let Us Be Clear: Trump's Environmental Record Is a Crime Against Humanity
And no, nature doesn't care about Trump's fatuous spin about his accomplishments
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Why Calling Bernie Sanders a 'Radical' Is Nonsense
It's time to stop labeling pragmatic solutions as radical and out of reach
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'The Bold Solution We Need': Over 100 Academics Endorse Sanders Student Debt Cancellation and Tuition-Free College Plan
"In the face of this crisis, nothing short of a complete overhaul of our public higher education system will suffice."
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On the eve of renewed sanctions by Washington, an Iranian protester holds a burning picture of President Donald Trump outside the former US embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran on November 4, 2018. (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images) Views
U.S. Sanctions: Economic Sabotage That Is Deadly, Illegal, and Ineffective
Whether in Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea or one of the 20 countries under the boot of U.S. sanctions, the Trump administration is using its economic weight to try to exact regime change or major policy changes in countries around the globe
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Militia members and supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro take part in a march to protest against economic measures imposed by the US government and support the CLAP (Local Committee for Supply and Production) box -which contains basic family basket products at a low cost- in Caracas, Venezuela on June 8, 2019. Views
Big Media Get Big Things Wrong on Venezuela
Big media have got some big things wrong on Venezuela. Who can forget CNN's May 5 claim that "pressure is mounting on Maduro to step down, following elections in January in which voters chose opposition leader Juan Guaidó over him for president"? As Dave Lindorff noted for FAIR.org, six reporters...
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Reuters depiction (6/7/19) of Venezuelan refugees. (Photo: Pilar Olivares/Reuters) Views
Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried By Reuters for Over a Month
It is up to all of us to not be passive consumers of news, and continually bear in mind that the news we are getting about official enemies may be less than half the story
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U.S. sanctions against Venezuela have already killed 40,000 people between 2017 and 2018, according to a report by Mark Weisbrot and Columbia University’s Jeffrey Sachs. (Photo: Courtesy of the authors) Views
Sanctions Are Genocidal, and They Are the US’s Favorite Weapon
Far from precision-guided munitions, sanctions are weapons of starvation, which target the most vulnerable civilians for slow and painful death by deprivation of food and medicine
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