A few people are aware of the existence of AFRICOM, at least not in the United States. AFRICOM stand for US Africa Command, and it is part of the foreign policy legacy of George W. Bush. The Neocon ideology of global US empire, prevalent during the Bush-era, was at play for the creation of AFRICOM. [...]
Anxiety about immigrants, immigration, and therefore immigration reform, tend to revolve around three broad categories of concern: economics, safety/security, and culture/race/language. Most of the talking points used by opponents or immigration or of immigration reform are not just untrue, they are the opposite of true, and strengthen the case for comprehensive reform. The anxiety of culture/race/language is the hardest for the antis to express honestly and the hardest for the left to address constructively.
Reporting the news, or at least trying to, is increasingly becoming a very dangerous line of work. Last year set a new record, with 77 journalists murdered worldwide. The United Nations Educational Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), is raising the alarm in a new report published today, and is calling “for an end to impunity [...]
It has become clear that the conservatives in America are determined to do everything in their power to derail the movement for change and reform for their corporate masters. Not since the time of Andrew Jackson has this country seen such a partisan attempt to prevent anything from happening in Congress. There are some lessons in the struggle to pass strong health care reform, and these need to be learned very well if our country is ever going to improve.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is in Washington. Monday, Netanyahu was greeted like a rock star at the reception held by AIPAC, for the annual conference of the most powerful Jewish lobbyist group in Washington. Judging by the speech of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the recent tensions between Washington and Jerusalem were just a flash [...]