Category: Repression

Les Leopold: Why We Could Be on the Verge of a Constitutional Apocalypse

If Republicans get full control of a few more State Houses, they will have the frightening power to amend the Constitution into their own authoritarian image

Jonathan Cook: Trump’s clarifying moment for Israel and Palestinians

Palestinians, particularly the youth, will understand that their struggle is not for illusory borders but for liberation from the Jewish supremacism inherent in mainstream Zionism

Neve Gordon: Trump’s One-State Option

Decades of US diplomacy were cast aside in an instant

Marjorie Cohn: Toxic Policies of ‘President Agent Orange’

Rapper Busta Rhymes pegged it at the Grammy Awards when he referred to Donald Trump as “President Agent Orange.” While performing with A Tribe Called Quest and Anderson Paak, Rhymes used the opportunity to call out Trump for his Muslim ban and “all of the evil” Trump has perpetrated since assuming the presidency three weeks Read more…

Juan Cole: Tomorrow, they will say, “Donald Trump rants and raves at the press”

When someone like Trump moves the signposts on allowable public discourse, things can get ugly fast

Ramzy Baroud: Farewell to Doublespeak: Israel’s Vision for the Future is Terrifying.

For decades, Israeli officials spoke passionately about peace, and did everything in their power to hinder its attainment. Now, they simply do not care. Period

Kali Holloway: Time Is Already Running Out on Our Democracy

Americans must dispense with wishful thinking about institutions helping to curb Trump’s power

Linda Gordon: Dorothea Lange’s Censored Photographs of the Japanese American Internment

Shortly after Franklin Roosevelt ordered the internment of Japanese Americans in 1942, the War Location Authority hired photographer Dorothea Lange to document the process. I strongly suspect that whoever made the decision knew little about her previous work, but learned that she had worked for the federal government and that she lived in California, where Read more…

Richard Falk: Israel Legalizes Settlement Options as a Prelude to the Netanyahu Visit to Trumpland

Responses to four questions posed by Rodrigo Craveiro, a journalist from the Brazilian newspaper Correio Braziliense 1- How do you see the decision of the Knesset taken last night about legalizing settlement outposts and what are the likely consequences of this legislative initiative?  It is one more act of defiance by Israel that is both Read more…

Paul Krugman: When the Fire Comes

We can’t handle another post-9/11-style suspension of doubt about the man in charge; if that happens, America as we know it will soon be gone

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