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The Trump Presidency: RIP

Has Donald Trump overestimated his presidential power? The answer is yes. Is Steve Bannon, Trump’s main advisor, politically inexperienced? The answer is yes. We can conclude from the answers to these two questions that Trump is in over his head and will pay a big price. How large will the price be? The New York Times reports that US “intelligence agencies…sought to learn whether the Trump campaign was colluding ...Read full article...

Donald Trump: Business against War

Seeking to overthrow the Power that preceded him, which is still trying hang on despite him, President Trump cannot compose his administration by relying on the political class or on senior civil servants. He has therefore solicited new collaborators, entrepreneurs like himself, despite the risk that this confusion of rôle categories may entail. According to the Puritan ideology, which has been in fashion since the dissolution of the Soviet ...Read full article...

Who is Using the Press and the Judicial System Against Trump & Fillon?

How not to be struck by the resemblance between the campaigns aimed at shooting down Donald Trump and François Fillon? How can we fail to observe that these two men, with their very different personalities and ideologies, threaten the same interests? At the same time, very large press campaigns are developing in the Western world against both US President Donald Trump and, to a lesser extent, against French presidential ...Read full article...

Is The Trump Administration Already Over?

Hopes for the Trump administration are not burning brightly. Trump’s military chief, Gen. Mattis, is turning out to be true to his “mad dog” nickname. He has just declared that Iran “is the single biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world.” He has declared Russia to be the number one threat to the US. He has threatened intervention in China’s territorial affairs. I was wrong. I thought Gen. ...Read full article...

This is why the Left is so Scared of Judge Gorsuch

Democrats and Republicans agreed on one issue after the election: the most important thing at stake was the Supreme Court. The most prominent reason why Democrats, Liberals and other left-leaning people are so scared about confirming Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court is that he is the closest to an ‘originalist’ when interpreting the US Constitution. People who read his opinions and knows the way he thinks explain he won’t ...Read full article...

Donald Trump winds up “the” organization of US imperialism

Donald Trump has just undertaken the most important reform of the administrative structures in the United States for more than 69 years. He has just put an end to the imperial project and is reshaping his country into a State like any other. Update: (31 January 2017): in light of the indignant reactions on the part of the US ruling class, Donald Trump has announced through his spokesperson that this ...Read full article...

Neocons McCain and Graham v. Trump on Muslim Immigration Suspension

In office barely over a week, Trump’s full domestic and geopolitical agenda remains to unfold, despite a disturbing first few days warranting criticism. Russophobe, neocon, uber-hawk Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham have been around forever – in Congress since 1987 and 1995 respectively, urging one war of aggression after another. Both represent a clear and present danger to freedom. Below is their statement in response to Trump’s suspension ...Read full article...

The Demise of the Left

On several occasions I have asked in my columns the rhetorical question: What became of the left? Today I answer my question. The answer is that the European and American left, which traditionally stood for the working class and peace (bread and peace) no longer exists. The cause championed by those who pretend to be the “left” of today is identity politics.  The “left” no longer champions the working ...Read full article...

Donald Trump calls for Investigation on Voting Fraud

Mainstream corporate media asked for it as a challenge to the recently elected president, and now, Donald Trump has accepted the challenge. US President, Donald J. Trump announced via his Twitter account that he will call for an in-depth investigation into what he calls voting fraud and that depending on the results of such investigation, he may change electoral laws to strengthen voting safety. Trump called on Wednesday for ...Read full article...

Where Is The Left-Wing When A Country Needs One?

I was about to write a detailed and favorable review of Greg Palast’s book, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits when a friend sent me a request to “share” Palast’s Facebook LIVE broadcast of Palast’s documentary exposing “exactly how Trump and his cronies attacked the voting rights of a million minority voters to steal the White House.” Let’s see, Trump won the presidency by winning 84% of geographical America, losing only the black, ...Read full article...

Trump Opponents Ignore US Fascism Wrapped in the American Flag

Large-scale protests are planned for inauguration day, January 20. Anti-Trumpism ignores what’s most important – a debauched system revolutionary change alone can fix, each wing of America’s one party state as corrupted as the other. Ordinary people have no say whatever. Voting is a waste of time. RefuseFascism.org headlined “IN THE NAME OF HUMANITY WE REFUSE TO ACCEPT A FASCIST AMERICA.” It’s deep-rooted, not something arriving under Trump. Fascist ...Read full article...

Deep State Ultimatum to Trump: Play Ball or Else

Since announcing his presidential bid in mid-June 2015, Trump prevailed over long odds, overcoming huge obstacles to reach the brink of becoming America’s 45th president on January 20 – an astonishing story, where it goes from here yet to be determined. With no public record on which to judge him, his agenda is as much guesswork as likely expectations – with one thing known for certain. US presidents are ...Read full article...

Declaring Trump Illegitimate Part of a Coup Plot

Whatever his intended domestic and geopolitical agenda, Trump is America’s legitimately elected president. That won’t change once in office and begins serving. Calling him illegitimate is contemptuous and extremely dangerous. Rep. John Lewis (D. GA) disgraced himself, destroying his credibility, saying “I don’t see the president-elect as a legitimate president.” “I think there was a conspiracy on the part of the Russians, and others, that helped him get elected.” ...Read full article...

China, Russia and Lying Media won’t have a free pass with Trump in Office

Although the “You are fake news” statement was probably the highlight of his press conference, there was much more than that during Trump’s first appearance before the media, as well as for the hearings of a couple of his nominees. While his nominees for Attorney General, Jeff Sessions and for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson appeared in Congress for their confirmation hearings on Wednesday, Donald Trump was holding his ...Read full article...

Could Turkey swing over to the Russian camp?

Even though, historically, Russia has a weighty past with Turkey, and even though it has not forgotten the personal rôle played by current President Erdoğan, to its detriment, during the the first Chechen war, it can not fail to be interested by the possibility of Ankara leaving NATO. On the other hand, the deep US state, which continues to pursue its imperial ambitions despite the election of Donald Trump, ...Read full article...
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