Tag Archives: Trump

USA | RussiaGate is Dead! Long Live Russiagate!

Now that Mueller’s $40 million Humpty Trumpty investigation is over and found wanting of its original purpose (to retire Trump), perhaps the ruling class can return without interruption to the business of destroying the world with ordnance, greenhouse gases, and regime changes. A few more CIA-organized blackouts in Venezuela (it’s a simple trick if one follows the Agency’s “Freedom Fighter’s Manual”), and the US will come to the rescue, Grenada style, and set up yet another neoliberal regime. There is a small solace that with Trump, Pompeo, and Bolton, there is at least a semblance of transparency in their reckless interventions. The assessed value of Guaido and Salman, they forthrightly admit, is in their countries’ oil reserves. And Russians better respect the Monroe Doctrine and manifest destiny if they know what’s good for them. Crude as they may be, Trump’s men tell it like it is. And when Bolton speaks of “the Western Hemisphere’s shared goals of democracy, security, and the rule of law,” he is of course referring to US-backed coups, military juntas, debt bondage, invasions, embargoes, assassinations, and other forms of gunboat diplomacy.

Trump signs decree recognizing Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

US President Donald Trump on Monday signed a proclamation recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, territory that Israel seized from Syria in 1967.

The proclamation said that it is “appropriate to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights” because of the security need of Israel.

USA | Zero Dollars For Detention, Zero Dollars for the Border Wall!

Interview with Immigrant Rights Activist E.J. Esperanza on the Meaning of the Border Wall Agreement

(reprinted from the February 2019 issue of The Organizer newspaper)

[Note: The following interview with E.J. Esperanza, an undocumented organizer with the Immigrant Liberation Movement (ILM) in the San Francisco Bay Area, was conducted by The Organizer newspaper on February 12, 2019 two days before President Trump announced that he would sign the Congressional agreement on the spending bill, to avoid another government shutdown, while also declaring a national emergency to secure more funding for the border wall. See front-page editorial on the political and Constitutional crisis opened with the Trump declaration of the national emergency.]

UK | Venezuela in the shadow of Trump

by Sean Ledwith

The current political crisis in Venezuela is threatening to escalate into a full-blown superpower confrontation. Trump’s outrageous support for an unelected so-called ‘Interim President’ over the actual elected President has taken the situation in the country onto a completely new level of risk. Trump‘s backing for Juan Guaido as President without any mandate from the Venezuelan people has met with a hostile reception from both the Russian and Chinese governments. Moscow and Beijing have issued explicit statements condemning Trump’s provocative action and reiterated their support for the embattled regime of Nicolas Maduro, which is facing a rising tide of civil unrest and economic dislocation.

Brazil | Bolsonaro, Trump and the growing axis of climate change denial

by Fiona Edwards

The rise of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil represents a terrible blow in the international struggle to prevent runaway climate change.

According to the international scientific community, the window of opportunity is rapidly closing to make the transformative and radical steps required to prevent global warming exceeding the critical point of a 1.5 °C rise. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says we have just over a decade left to take decisive action to reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. Internationally carbon pollution must be cut by 45% by 2030 and come down to zero by 2050.