Thursday, February 16, 2017
CounterCurrents: The 'Russia Gate' Is Taking us into unchartered territories
One month into his administration Donald Trump is in a soup. The Washington establishment is moving with nimble feet with the support of intelligence agencies and the mainstream media to unseat Trump. A democratic coup in the offing? Trump that the man he is not going to take it lying down. To what end will this 'war'go? Will it end peacefully? Will it be for the betterment of America and the whole world? Or will it drag us all into deeper chaos? The 'Russia Gate' that is unfolding is taking us all into unchartered territories. Something we will be watching with bated breathe.
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Intelligence Agencies Clash With Trump Over Russia Allegations
by Tom Eley
Only one month into his administration, and two days after the ouster of his National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump faces the growing prospect of congressional investigations into alleged ties to Moscow. Powerful sections of the American ruling class are seeking to put the US on a war footing against Russia in a campaign orchestrated by the major intelligence agencies, acting through their preferred media conduits, the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Trump As The Pathology Of Empire And Healing The Wound Of America
by Nozomi Hayase
As the face of the new administration becomes clearer day by day, Trump in the White House is leading us to see America with its true face. This is not an idealized image of America as ‘Land of the free and home of the brave’, but is its deeply wounded and troubled beginning. At the same time, ideals that were laid in the foundation of this country still live as inspiration
First ICE Raids Under Trump Arrest Nearly 700 Immigrants In Five Days
by Zaida Green
Over 680 people were arrested in a five-day-long campaign of raids by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency last week, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). A quarter of those arrested had no criminal records.
Trump, Netanyahu Dismiss “Two-State Solution,” Threaten Iran
by Bill Van Auken
In a White House press conference Wednesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Donald Trump backed away from a decades-old pretense by Washington of a commitment to the pursuit of a “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Farewell To Doublespeak: Israel’s Vision For The Future Is Terrifying
by Dr Ramzy Baroud
Empirical historical evidence combined with little common-sense are enough to tell us the type of future options that Israel has in store for the Palestinian people: perpetual Apartheid or ethnic cleansing, or a mix of both. The passing of the ‘Regularization Bill‘ on February 6 is all we need to imagine the Israeli-envisaged future. The new law allows the Israeli government to retroactively recognize Jewish outposts built without official permission on privately-owned Palestinian land.
Daulatabad To Ahmedabad!
by Mohammad Ashraf
One finds an uncanny resemblance between the rule of Muhammad-bin-Tughluq and the present rulers of the country!
Impact Poona Pact That Humiliate A ‘Diler’
by Vidya Bhushan Rawat
Rajvir Diler belong to Valmiki community and fighting on BJP ticket from one of the constituency in Hatharas, Uttar Pradesh. A report in several newspapers including Times of India suggest that he has been campaigning in such a way to get the big Jat votes which are decisive in his constituency so he does not enter the houses of the Jats and keep a glass with him to drink tea. He even touches the feet of much younger people of his age. This man is BJP candidate to represent people in Uttar Pradesh assembly. Isn’t is shocking that a person is justifying untouchability and caste discrimination as ‘parampara’ just to get elected