Category: Obama Admin

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William Greider: Wrong-Way Obama?

The misdirection of government power suggests that many leaders don’t believe things were changed that much by the 2008 breakdown. They’re complacently doing the same stuff that failed more than eighty years ago

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Paul Street: What’s the Matter with Thomas Frank?

There was never much if anything for a true progressive to “love” about Barack Obama

Glen Ford: The U.S. Empire and ISIS: A Tale of Two Death Cults

The truth is, the rulers of the United States are as much a death cult as the Islamic State, although U.S. imperialism is infinitely more dangerous

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Abby Martin: How Words Absolve Pillaging and Mass Murder

In today’s cutthroat capitalist world overrun by neoliberal doctrine, there’s a language of dehumanization employed towards everything

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Marjorie Cohn: Obama to Congress: Rubber-Stamp My Perpetual War

We cannot rely on Congress or the president to reverse the course of rampant US militarism. It is up to us to make our voices heard

Marwan Bishara: Obama’s short memory

Obama said nothing about how proxy and other western wars have created the fertile grounds for the type of extremism that has been evolving and spreading in the Arab and Muslim world

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Eva Golinger: The Media War on Venezuela

Venezuela has been in the eye of a constant media storm. That storm is intensifying as a new opposition coup plot was thwarted

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Eva Golinger: Which Way Venezuela?

The Venezuelan opposition is led by an elite, super-rich class that ruled the country for decades, and accumulated much of their wealth through corrupt business practices and siphoning oil industry profits

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Lucas Koerner: Venezuelan Officials Allege Blackwater, U.S. and Canadian Links to Thwarted Coup

The four-stage plan included economic war, an international media offensive against the Venezuelan government, political destabilization fomenting ungovernability, and finally the use of a Super Tucano aircraft to strike “tactical targets” in the capital

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Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Drops to 49th in World Press Freedom Rankings

It should come as no surprise that the U.S. continues to plummet in press freedoms under Obama

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