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Latin American Politicians Rotten to the Core

One single company, the Brazilian construction giant, Odebrecht, managed to pay off politicians and their aides to obtain exclusivity in bidding processes in Brazil, Colombia and Peru. Corruption knows no boundaries, skin color, ideology, ethnicity or political preference. Today, this reality is clearer in Latin America than anywhere else. A few days ago, Peruvian prosecutors requested the detention of former president Alejandro Toledo, who according to investigators received $20 million ...Read full article...

Yemen bans US Aerial Strikes on its Territory

The civilian casualties of the latest US alleged operation against Al Qaeda in Yemen appear to have led the Yemeni government to suspend US government missions on its territory, the New York Times reports. The Yemeni authorities have yet to officially comment on the measure, but the bombing, the first of its kind authorized by President Donald Trump, caused about thirty deaths, half of them women and children, as ...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...

Trump’s Straight Talk on Putin Ignites a Firestorm

Interviewed by Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, aired on Sunday after pre-taping, Trump said he “respect(s) Putin. He “respect(s) a lot of people, but that doesn’t mean I’ll get along with them.” Putin “is the leader of his country. I say it’s better to get along with Russia than not, and if Russia helps us in the fight against ISIS – which is a major fight – and the ...Read full article...

European Parliament to Silence Free Speech

A properly coloured red button will allow the President to ban free speech if it is deemed as offensive by him. The fines and punishments imposed by the European Parliament on its members for using so-called racist, xenophobic or insulting language in their speeches have not had the deterrent effect they sought. The Parliament wanted to fine 2,980 euros to anyone that according to parliamentarians, offended people with their ...Read full article...

Americans: The World’s Most Over-Entertained, Uninformed Know-Nothings

What more appropriate topic than on Super Bowl Sunday. The National Retail Federation estimates around 189 million Americans tuning in, myself not among them. On Monday, they’ll know all about “the game,” nothing about the major issues of our time, hugely affecting their lives, welfare and futures. It’s why America gets away with murder on an unimaginable scale time and again, permanently at war at home and abroad, humanity’s ...Read full article...

Intolerant, Violent Americans ‘Burn’ Free Speech at Berkeley

A group of students from the University of California at Berkeley in San Francisco violently demonstrated against free speech on Wednesday afternoon. A group of students held what at first was supposed to be a protest, but that later turned into destroying and burning private property. The reason for this? The University of Berkeley was going to host an event on campus where activist Milo Yiannopoulos would address participants. ...Read full article...

Can Donald J. Trump Deliver?

Trump’s executive orders don’t support the argument that he is acting for the One Percent. My view of Trump is conditional and awaits evidence. I am encouraged by the One Percent’s opposition to Trump, or we have just experienced the greatest ruse in history. Indeed, a pointless ruse, as the Establishment had its candidate in Hillary. Trump’s executive orders don’t support the argument that he is acting for the ...Read full article...

European Union sees Trump as an external threat to ‘world order’

Europe is preparing for a somber scenario with the arrival of Donald Trump to the White House. European Council President Donald Tusk defines the change in Washington as an external threat facing the EU. Along with Chinese assertiveness, Russian aggressiveness and radical Islamism, the representative of European heads of state and government cites “the disturbing statements of the new American administration” in a letter addressed to the twenty-eight member-States. ...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...

The Left Is Self-Destructing

The mindlessness is unbearable. Amnesty International tells us that we must “fight the Muslim ban” because Trump’s bigotry is wrecking lives. Anthony Dimaggio at CounterPunch says Trump should be impeached because his Islamophobia is a threat to the Constitution. This is not to single out these two as the mindlessness is everywhere among those whose worldview is defined by Identity Politics. One might think that Amnesty International should be ...Read full article...

Donald Trump disuelve organización del Imperialismo Estadounidense

Donald Trump acaba de realizar la reforma más importante de las estructuras administrativas de Estados Unidos en los últimos 69 años. Acaba de poner fin al proyecto imperial y está comenzando a rehacer su país, convirtiéndolo en un Estado como los demás. Modificando el sistema de gobierno establecido en 1947, el presidente Donald Trump publicó un Memorándum sobre la organización del Consejo de Seguridad Nacional y del Consejo de Seguridad de la Patria (Homeland Security) . El principio adoptado en ...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...

Syria: Undeclared US-NATO War of Aggression

Using Al Qaeda Terrorism as An Instrument of Death and Destruction. The following eight concepts are intended to clarify the nature of the war on Syria.  It was never “a civil war”. It was an undeclared  war of aggression using Al Qaeda affiliated terrorists as the foot-soldiers of US-NATO and their Middle East allies.   From day one, terrorists were involved in the killing of civilians.  It started in ...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...