Tag Archives: USA

Harvey Weinstein and the politics of Hollywood

Young actresses kissing Harvey Weinstein Jonathan Cook spells out the political conclusions which Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's victims are not drawing: the need to get organised and expose their abusers, and save the next generation of actresses from abuse. Read more [...]

The real reasons Trump is quitting UNESCO

Trump the Israel puppet Jonathan Cook argues that President Trump’s decision to cave in to Israeli pressure and withdraw the US from UNESCO was prompted by that UN cultural agency’s leadership in recognising Palestine and its preservation of Palestinian heritage. Read more [...]

US war culture and gun culture: They’re related

US violent culture Lawrence Davidson examines the fact that since its founding the United States has been waging war against other countries, and that since 1968 1.53 million Americans have been killed as a result of gun violence. Read more [...]

Donald Trump’s evolving mass movement

Trump supporters in Virginia, USA, Aug 2017 Lawrence Davidson argues that the 37 per cent of Americans who still support President Trump “are evolving a consciousness more responsive to political propaganda and socio-economic mysticism than to rational debate or fact-based policy formulation". Read more [...]

Trump’s defining moments

Trump with megaphone Lawrence Davidson laments the absence of an institutional alternative to the segment of the US public represented by the supremacists who demonstrated in Charlottesville and who reflexively applaud Donald Trump’s uninhibited utterances. Read more [...]

Climate change: The catastrophic impact on developing countries

Climate change impact Graham Peebles outlines the likely devastating impact of climate change on the poorest countries of the world – a likelihood that has increased with the USA’s leaving the Paris agreement – and stresses the urgent need for remedial action. Read more [...]

US moves against Iran raise spectre of wider regional conflict

President Trump dancing with Saudis James Dorsey argues that President Trump’s manoeuvres to withhold certification that Iran has complied with its nuclear agreement could encourage Saudi Arabia to step up its long-standing battle with Iran and set the Middle East and Gulf ablaze. Read more [...]

America’s culture war against tolerance

Tolerance does not mean-tolerating intolerance Lawrence Davidson highlights the growing threat to the culture of tolerance in the United States posed in particular by right-wing Republicans, especially in the traditional bastions of free speech: university and college campuses. Read more [...]

The Bizarre Case of Bashar: The Syrian regime’s questionable use of nerve gas in Khan Sheikhoun

Syria and the questionable use of Sarin Uri Avnery highlights the lack of evidence that the Syrian government carried out the Sarin gas attack on its own citizens on 4 April 2017, and laments the media’s complicity in perpetuating an apparent falsehood. Read more [...]

Israel’s efforts to hide Palestinians from view no longer fools young American Jews

Jewish and Palestinian anti-occupation activists Jonathan Cook says US Jewry are becoming polarised, between an older generation whose ignorance allows them to advocate unthinkingly for Israel and a young generation whose knowledge has brought with it a sense of responsibility. Read more [...]