All Views Articles for 2018-09-12

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The United States is the number one weapons dealer in the world, and Saudi Arabia is our biggest customer, having purchased over $100 billion in armaments since 2010. (Image: Kevin Martin
U.S. Support for the Bombing of Yemen to Continue, for Now
The people of Yemen need this nightmare to end
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Trump has made unique his own contributions to modern conservatism — alliances with white nationalists, concentration camps for babies, etc. But our anonymous “adult in the room” offers no objection here either, even as down-ballot Republicans increasingly embrace those extremes. (Photo: CNN/screenshot) Peter Certo
Nobody in the White House is Part of ‘The Resistance’
They admit Trump’s dangerous, but they’ll stick with him as long as he cuts billionaires’ taxes, deregulates corporations, and feeds the military-industrial complex
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Tax is also an essential safety valve which allows democratic governments to curb the power of unelected corporate leviathans – some of which now boast a net worth higher than the GDP of some G20 economies. (Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images) Wayne Swan
Ten Years After the Crash, Tax Competition Threatens the Global Economy and Democracy
While the pace of regulatory repeal may have slowed, a parallel race to the bottom – in corporate tax – has accelerated. And its consequences threaten to be just as long‑lived as the fallout from the financial crisis
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In New York City, dozens of luxury towers have been connected to global money laundering. (Photo: Bally Scanlon/Photodisc/Getty Images) Chuck Collins
The Wealth Hiding in Your Neighborhood
From country farmland to big city skyscrapers, absentee billionaires may be hiding wealth in your town — and driving up your cost of living
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The latest sign of resistance comes from Mexico, where decades of neoliberalism and a failed and devastating U.S.-backed drug war spurred the landslide victory of a left-wing candidate for the first time in the country’s contemporary history.(Photo: Mexico's incoming president Andrés Manuel López Obrador/ Getty) Alexander Main
Is Latin America Still the U.S.’s ‘Backyard’?
In fact, U.S. administrations have been pursuing roughly the same agenda in Latin America since at least the early 20th century: maintaining U.S. hegemony throughout the region
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 “Officially sanctioned terms like ‘defense’ and ‘security’ act as a subterfuge to diminish and camouflage the deadly, dangerous and destabilizing role that the United States is playing in the world.” (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force/Brad Fallin) Valerie Vande Panne
New Report Brings Clarity to U.S. Arms Manufacturing Role in Global Conflicts
Want to be part of peace? Stop working for, and investing in, these Big 5 arms manufacturers
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The true reason for the policy now is that the Trump administration wants to stop a long-overdue investigation into U.S. torture. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons) Jamil Dakwar
Trump Administration Threatens International Criminal Court Judges and Prosecutors for Doing Their Jobs
The administration’s threats come as former U.S. officials face, for the first time, the possibility of a full criminal investigation by the court for possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan
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On the very same day that Trump was warning Southerners to evacuate from Florence's path, his regulators at EPA were preparing to side with industry (what else is new?) and make it easier for oil and gas drillers to release methane — a significant greenhouse gas — into the atmosphere. (Photo: GRACE BEAHM / THE POST AND COURIER)  Will Bunch
North Carolina Politicians Have Decried the Climate-Change Science That Makes Hurricane Florence so Dangerous
The reality is there's no better time to talk about our failure to take climate politics seriously than on the eve of a natural disaster that global warming is making worse
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Bolton strongly supports and enables a whole range of war crimes of the Likud regime in Tel Aviv against the Palestinian people, above all keeping them in a condition of abject statelessness and continually stealing their property. (Photo: AP) Juan Cole
Top 3 Charges on Which John Bolton Should Be Tried at Int’l Criminal Court
Bolton strongly supports and enables a whole range of war crimes
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Justin Anderson
Establishment Media Shy Away From Claims of Perjury by Kavanaugh
Whether the perjury allegations against Kavanaugh turn out to have legal basis or not, such accusations against a Supreme Court nominee deserve at least one article with a thorough examination of the issue in establishment media sources
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Vijay Prashad
There's at Least One More Ugly Battle Brewing in Syria
Hundreds of thousands may be displaced.
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