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Mistrial Declared in Kafkaesque D.C. Trial of Venezuela Embassy Protectors

    Mistrial Declared in Kafkaesque D.C. Trial of Venezuela Embassy Protectors

The word “Kafkaesque” is thrown around liberally in the modern era, often without warrant. “The Trial,” a 1925 novel written by Bohemian writer Franz Kafka, tells the story of Josef K., a man arrested and prosecuted in a nightmarish kangaroo court while unable to properly defend himself. But nearly 100 years later, another real trial…

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NYC Taxpayers Spending Millions on Cyber Center with Controversial Ties to Israeli Intelligence

    NYC Taxpayers Spending Millions on Cyber Center with Controversial Ties to Israeli Intelligence

Early last week, the city of New York launched — with little media scrutiny — one of two new massive cybersecurity centers that will be run by private Israeli firms with close ties to Israel’s government, the so-called “Mega Group” tied to the Jeffrey Epstein scandal and prominent pro-Israel lobby organizations operating in the United States. The centers…

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Coronavirus: Media and Politicians Take Anti-China Fear Mongering to New Levels

    Coronavirus: Media and Politicians Take Anti-China Fear Mongering to New Levels

Starting in Wuhan in December, the coronavirus outbreak has spread across China, infecting around 64,000 people and worrying the rest of the world. Fueling the panic, media have been printing alarmist scare stories and politicians peddling false information. One prominent example of this is Arkansas senator Tom Cotton, who claimed that the virus was actually…

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Citing Hostile “Bernie Bros” Shadowy Group Launches Beat Bernie 2020 PAC

    Citing Hostile “Bernie Bros” Shadowy Group Launches Beat Bernie 2020 PAC

A shadowy new PAC calling themselves the “Beat Bernie 2020” movement has launched what it calls a “massive grassroots fundraising haul” among citizens concerned that “Bernie Sanders is creating irreparable division on the left that will create significant difficulties for the Party’s eventual nominee.” The PAC claims that the Vermont senator is creating a “with us or…

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Yemen: UN Medical Air Bridge Little More Than Saudi PR Stunt Say Desperate Patients

  Yemen: UN Medical Air Bridge Little More Than Saudi PR Stunt Say Desperate Patients

AbdulKhaliq Abbas was overjoyed when he heard the much-hyped news that the Saudi-led coalition was finally going to allow humanitarian flights to take off from Yemen’s Sana’a Airport. Finally, he hoped, his five-year-old daughter Rua’a could travel aboard a long-promised UN flight to get medical care abroad. Today, Abbas is back to square one, frustrated…

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Can the World’s Second Superpower Rise From the Ashes of Twenty Years of War

  Can the World’s Second Superpower Rise From the Ashes of Twenty Years of War

February 15 marks the day, 17 years ago, when global demonstrations against the pending Iraq invasion were so massive that the New York Times called world public opinion “the second superpower.” But the U.S. ignored it and invaded Iraq anyway. So what has become of the momentous hopes of that day? The U.S. military has not…

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Media Presents Anger and Jeers Against Juan Guaido as Hometown Hero’s Welcome

  Media Presents Anger and Jeers Against Juan Guaido as Hometown Hero’s Welcome

Self-declared Venezuelan “Interim President” Juan Guaido may have been given a hero’s welcome at President Trump’s State of the Union Address last week, but he certainly did not receive the same treatment after he touched down at Simon Bolivar International Airport, Caracas, yesterday. His very presence was enough to turn those present, including airport employees, into an…

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New Hampshire Primaries Paint a Picture of Modern Day Class War in America

  New Hampshire Primaries Paint a Picture of Modern Day Class War in America

Unlike Iowa’s debacle, yesterday’s New Hampshire primary results were announced promptly, showing Vermont senator Bernie Sanders in first place with 26 percent of the vote total. Former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg was a close second, winning 24 percent of votes and the same number of delegates as Sanders. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar came third, the only other…

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Gruesome Details Emerge of Israel’s Torture of Palestinian Prisoners

  Gruesome Details Emerge of Israel’s Torture of Palestinian Prisoners

New allegations have surfaced claiming that Israel’s domestic intelligence agency, Shin Bet or Shabak, is engaged in the brutal torture of Palestinian detainees, despite the practice being against both Israeli and international law. The new accusations, deemed “very credible” by both Israeli and Palestinian rights groups, come amid a recorded spike in the use of torture…

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We’re All in This Together: A Case for Not Giving Up on the American Dream

  We’re All in This Together: A Case for Not Giving Up on the American Dream

Listen: we don’t have to agree about everything. We don’t even have to agree about most things. We don’t have to love each other. We don’t even have to like each other. And we certainly don’t need to think alike or dress alike or worship alike or vote alike or love alike. But if this…

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