Of Crimes and Pardons

Originally posted at TomDispatch. How about a little round of Auld Lang Syne? After all, when it comes to war crimes, whatever he ends up doing, Donald Trump will still be a johnny-come-lately. Remember, for instance, that top officials in the administration of George W. Bush, including Vice President Dick Cheney and National Security Advisor … Continue reading “Of Crimes and Pardons”

Congress: Stop Funding Duterte

Election meddling has raised increasing alarm in U.S. politics since the election of Trump. Now, the same question racks the Philippines. Recently, in a wash of election fraud, candidates backed by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte swept the country’s Senate – including Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, former police chief and architect of Duterte’s drug war. Strangely, … Continue reading “Congress: Stop Funding Duterte”

Don’t Be Fooled: Media Still Selling Out Assange

A few corporate media publications have finally come out in very halfhearted support of Julian Assange – after years of stabbing him in the back at every opportunity. These outlets, including the Guardian, The Washington Post and The New York Times, have found their voice very belatedly, only after the Trump administration revealed last week … Continue reading “Don’t Be Fooled: Media Still Selling Out Assange”

Hey Trump: Remember WikiLeaks?

Last week in an episode of my daily Ron Paul Liberty Report we discussed whether the US and British government were actually trying to kill jailed WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. More than seven years ago Assange was granted asylum from the government of Ecuador over fears that espionage charges were being prepared against him by … Continue reading “Hey Trump: Remember WikiLeaks?”

Can We Expect No Consequences for Killing Yemeni Children?

The war in Yemen is still raging on with no end in sight and the Saudis are beginning to see the war come home to them. The Houthi regime has been increasing drone strikes inside of Saudi Arabia, hitting an oil pipeline and an arms depot in recent weeks. While the Saudis are beginning to … Continue reading “Can We Expect No Consequences for Killing Yemeni Children?”

Instead of a US Peace Plan for the Mideast, How About a US Peace Plan for the US?

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo describes the Trump administration’s plan for peace between Israel and Palestinian Arabs as “unexecutable.” President Trump says Pompeo “may be right.” Good! As addiction counselors say, the first step is admitting you have a problem. With addiction, the way out is not “if at first you don’t succeed, try, … Continue reading “Instead of a US Peace Plan for the Mideast, How About a US Peace Plan for the US?”

Along With Economic and Humanitarian Wars, the US Wages a Scientific War Against Iran

Science diplomacy has long been recognized as one of the most powerful reconciliation tools and has a proven track record in building bridges and helping pave the way for cooperation on broader issues, especially between politically opposed countries. Over the past few decades, successive American administrations, along with experts and scientists, including those at the … Continue reading “Along With Economic and Humanitarian Wars, the US Wages a Scientific War Against Iran”