Category: News & OpEd

Obama vs. Trump on Drones: What’s Changed?

By Joseph Gibson, Courage to Resist. Now that the face of the US government is once again a cartoonish leader hated by liberals, will we see a rebirth of the antiwar movement? If so, how much attention will drones get, and what would an effective resistance look like?

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The Establishment is not a viable candidate

Jonathan Matthew Smucker’s new article on the rise of Trump, published today in the “New Internationalist”, is definitely worth a read. Jonathan is a friend of Courage to Resist, a political organizer and strategist, and director of Beyond the Choir. His new book “Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals” is now available from AK Press.

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Empire war status

Op-ed by Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. A lot of people miss Barack Obama because he smiled nicely while he dropped over 26,000 bombs on seven nations, last year. He was a much more pleasant personality. … Now, the McResistance, of the Democratic Party and the corporate media have their propagandists reviving the cold war…

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National Guard to roundup immigrants? Resist!

If implemented, a National Guard proposal — contained in an 11-page memo (http://apne.ws/2l1Dj0k ) obtained by AP — would lead to enforcement action against millions of immigrants living nowhere near the Mexican border. … Administration officials said the proposal, which called for mobilizing up to 100,000 troops in 11 states, has been rejected for the time being. The Administration believes that President Donald Trump’s draconian immigration policy can be carried out with the National Guard’s help, for now.

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Order drops protection for families of deployed military

In 2013, the Department of Homeland Security, at the request of the Defense Department, issue a policy memorandum aimed at preventing the deportation of spouses, parents and children of active-duty service members through a program called “Parole in Place.” … [the new Executive Order] casually dispenses with exercises of executive discretion…

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What it’s like to be on the ‘Kill List’

I’m on the Kill List. This is what is feels like to be hunted by drones. By Malik Jalal. Read his article at the Independent “The third drone strike came on 6 October 2010. My friend Salim Khan invited me to...

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Could the draft program finally be coming to an end?

Courage to Resist. March 21, 2016 Anti-draft registration activist Edward Hasbrouck writes on two issues that may mean the end of selective service programs. First, peculiarly enough, due to a lawsuit brought forward by a men’s...

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