All Views Articles for 2018-06-15

Friday, June 15, 2018
"Nor do any of these commentators address the possibility that the US ruling class might need to change its global conduct." (Photo: FAIR) Gregory Shupak
Pundits Worry Threat of Nuclear War Is Being Reduced
For the punditry, the goal of US/North Korea talks isn’t lasting peace on the Korean peninsula, it’s total North Korean submission to US commands.
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"Post-JCPOA, with America’s options and allies greatly reduced, nothing short of a military draft will provide the manpower needed to bring about the type of regime change that the president and his advisers so eagerly want in Iran." (Photo: Lobelog) Shervin Malekzadeh
Boys Go to Baghdad, Real Men Go to Tehran
It may be that the next greatest U.S. failure will be to allow the sort of people who pulled the country into folly in 2003 to come back in 2018 to do the same elsewhere.
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"All of this is a legal problem for the Foundation, the 2016 Campaign and Trump, because the Foundation is not allowed to participate in any political campaign, even Trump’s own." (Photo: Flickr/GageSkidmore) Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
The Curious Campaign Role of Donald Trump’s Foundation
In an extensive complaint and supporting documents, New York’s Attorney General says Trump’s foundation made nearly $3 million in illegal contributions to his campaign. Trump calls the suit “ridiculous” and says he won’t settle.
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"The prospect of the world’s largest technology companies training machines in the service of the world’s most powerful military is unnerving to say the least."(Photo: IDF via Getty Images) Rasha Abdul Rahim
Why Project Maven Is the Litmus Test For Google’s New Principles
As AI technology advances, the question of who will be held accountable for associated human rights abuses is becoming increasingly urgent.
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Conservative estimates state that since 2001, U.S. interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan have displaced 10 million people. (Photo: Getty Images) Sarah Eckel-Dalrymple, Brienne Kordis
From Wall Street to the Vatican; The Pope’s Chat With Larry Fink
Considering the countless conflicts that have raged across the world and the continued threat of climate change, it’s well past time to hold institutions accountable for profiting on the backs of global destruction.
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On May 24th, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) met behind closed doors and  approved the massive 1140 page National Defense Authorization Act  (NDAA S 2987 )(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Renee Parsons
Public Barred From Markup of Pentagon Spending Bill in Senate Committee
Every iota of debate and vote taken were conducted in secret.
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"The symptoms of the devastating inequality here include Americans now living shorter and sicker lives than citizens of other rich democracies." (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) John M. Repp
UN Report Says US is a “Shithole Country”
Instead of corporate media basically ignoring the UN report, there should be screaming headlines.
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"It feels like you’re just waiting to die." (Photo: ACLU) Jennifer Turner
Alice Marie Johnson Talks About Her Life Sentence, Getting Clemency, and Her Newfound Freedom
"Now that my case has magnified this problem again we need to be even more active in this fight. All of us."
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Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is executing the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy towards undocumented immigrants. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) George Goehl
Why I’m Going to the Border for Father’s Day
I hope dads across the country can, for just a minute on this Father’s Day, contemplate the risks that migrant fathers take to make their children safe.
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A South Korean railway station's TV image of Donald Trump meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (Photo: Ahn Young-joon / AP) Sonali Kolhatkar
Trump Helps the Cause of Peace in the Koreas, but What About Elsewhere?
Trump’s foreign policy involves giving free rein to the military establishment in a way that even Obama did not, which could result in perpetual war everywhere but in the Koreas.
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"The military budget has become bloated with waste and abuse. According to the Pentagon’s own internal figures, the department could save at least $125 billion by reducing operational overhead." (Photo: David B. Gleason/flickr/cc) Robert Reich
The Military Industrial Drain
It’s time to rein in Pentagon spending and this endless war machine, and demand investment in America.
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