Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Tag: Fascism

Trump’s Fascism Picks Up Where Obama’s Leaves Off

Donald Trump wants to deport three million illegal immigrants, and he’s willing to split up families to do it. Expect resistance: street protests, networks of safe houses, American citizens willing to risk prison to hide undocumented workers. Barack Obama deported two million — more than any other president. Thousands of...

Ohio does not want to add most illegally purged voters back to the rolls

The Republican Secretary of State’s proposal would leave thousands disenfranchised. COLUMBUS, OHIO — Ohio native Larry Harmon has been voting since 1976. He has only skipped a couple of elections in his life, when he didn’t feel informed enough or compelled by the candidates on the ballot. Last November, he showed up...

Brexit Is Only the Latest Proof of the Insularity and Failure of Western Establishment...

The decision by U.K. voters to leave the EU is such a glaring repudiation of the wisdom and relevance of elite political and media institutions that — for once — their failures have become a prominent part of the storyline. Media reaction to the Brexit vote falls into two general categories: (1) earnest, candid attempts...

Europe’s Big Freedom Fail

It's time for the European Union to get serious about enforcing democratic standards. The European Union doesn’t give a damn about democracy. Yeah, sure, they keep saying they do — and they’ve been saying it again in the wake of this week’s terrorist attack in Brussels. But their actions are...

A World War has Begun: Break the Silence

I have been filming in the Marshall Islands, which lie north of Australia, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Whenever I tell people where I have been, they ask, “Where is that?” If I offer a clue by referring to “Bikini”, they say, “You mean the swimsuit.” Few seem...

The Revenge of the Lower Classes and the Rise of American Fascism

College-educated elites, on behalf of corporations, carried out the savage neoliberal assault on the working poor. Now they are being made to pay. Their duplicity—embodied in politicians such as Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama—succeeded for decades. These elites, many from East Coast Ivy League schools, spoke the...

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