No regime has an unlimited supply of political legitimacy. Any government, democratic or non-democratic, needs to constantly read public opinion and to try to respond to people’s minimum expectations and demands.
Month: January 2023
Washington’s Version of Venezuela
The U.S. government believes that the only democratic institution in Venezuela is an assembly that has not met in seven years and whose term has expired, writes Vijay Prashad.
Cuba Calls Biden’s Blockade the Most Punishing
Marjorie Cohn reports on the Biden administration’s loyalty to Trump’s policy of maximum economic pressure on Cuba.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Dimming the Lights
Two U.S. universities have recently taken the cultivation of ignorance to new lows, although at this point one hesitates to make any assumption as to where the bottom lies.
Chris Hedges: America’s Theater of the Absurd
The 15 rounds of voting it took to install Kevin McCarthy as speaker of the House is part of the carnival of folly that passes for politics.
Martin Luther King: Enemy of the State
King did not merely have a dream on the Washington Mall, writes veteran James Rothenberg. He taught us that U.S. military violence overseas mirrors oppression at home.
Caitlin Johnstone: Unprovoked!
In the mass media you’re not allowed to talk about the U.S.-NATO actions that diplomats, politicians, academics — even the head of the C.I.A. — have long warned would lead to war in Ukraine.
The Jan. 2017 ‘Assessment’ on Russiagate
On the anniversary of the “assessment” blaming Russia for interfering in the 2016 election there is still no evidence other than showing the media “colluded” with the spooks, Ray McGovern wrote on Jan. 7, 2019.
West’s Hypocrisy About Netanyahu Government
It is only a matter of time before this extremist Israeli government is also whitewashed, writes Ramzy Baroud.
Netanyahu’s Most Anti-Palestinian Government Yet
There is an effective way to pressure Israel to end its illegal occupation of Palestinian territory and violation of the rights of the Palestinians, writes Marjorie Cohn.