Archives for junio 2018

Macron Wants to Implement Compulsory Military Service

Macron hopes to provide some sort of social glue to foment social cohesion in the Western European nation with compulsory military service.

Frank Sellers
junio 29th, 2018
By Frank Sellers
junio 29th, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron is floating the idea of reintroducing compulsory military service. The plan intends on introducing youths to military life and service from the age of 16 for both girls and boys. The unpopular programme is expected to cost the French government nearly $2 billion. The BBC reports: The French government has

New Report Looks at Israeli Arms Trade, Gaza Crackdown

The report concludes that the Israeli military “made deliberate choices to kill and permanently injure considerable numbers of Palestinian civilians.»

By Middle East Monitor
junio 29th, 2018
March of Great Return Field Testing Here

A new report by Israeli activists on the technology and weapons deployed by the Israeli army in repressing the Palestinian “Great March of Return" protests charges that the Gaza Strip is seen as a “a lab and a showroom” for the country’s arms manufacturers. The report was produced by Coalition of Women for Peace (CWP) and the organisation’s

How the SCOTUS “Muslim Ban Ruling” Gives the President a Blank Check to Detain American Citizens

Mint Press speaks with legal expert and law professor Ryan Alford, who warns that hidden within the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Trump administration’s “Muslim travel ban” is a massive power giveaway to the executive branch that allows any president to order the mass detention of American citizens without worrying about a challenge from the courts.

Whitney Webb
junio 29th, 2018
By Whitney Webb
junio 29th, 2018
A child stands next to a protester representing the Statue of Liberty Trump's Muslim ban on June 26, 2018, in New York. Civil rights organizations, expressed outrage and disappointment at the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Tuesday to uphold President Donald Trump's ban. Andres Kudacki | AP

WASHINGTON -- Though the recent Supreme Court ruling on Trump vs. Hawaii, which upholds President Trump’s “Muslim ban,” has been widely covered by the press, very few outlets – if any – have explored some truly unnerving implications hidden within the court’s majority opinion. In order to explore these implications further, MintPress spoke to Ryan

How Democrats Could Turn Kennedy Replacement into Revival

Democrats could use a hot-button, and unpopular issue like the repeal of Roe v. Wade to restart a conversation with ordinary, working-class Americans who feel abandoned by the neoliberal, pro-investor policies of first the Clinton Administration and then the Obama administration.

Jon Jeter
junio 29th, 2018
By Jon Jeter
junio 29th, 2018
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy presides over arguments at "The Trial of Hamlet," a Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles representation of Hamlet's trial, with a jury of 12 community members, including actors, high school students, philanthropists and Los Angeles dignitaries at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. Damian Dovarganes | AP

WASHINGTON (Analysis) -- At a conference with Wall Street chief executives in late November of 2008, President-elect Barack Obama’s newly-appointed Chief-of-Staff, Rahm Emanuel, said this of the economic slowdown that had cast a pall over the country: You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. Things that we had postponed for too long, that

Joe Crowley’s Defeat Has a Lot to Do With Democratic Party Superdelegates

The defeat of Crowley shows how grass-roots movements can prevail against the corporate establishment and its vast quantities of cash.

Norman Solomon
junio 29th, 2018
By Norman Solomon
junio 29th, 2018
Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-NY., speaks during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

Conventional wisdom said that powerful Congressman Joe Crowley couldn’t be beat. But his 20-year career in the House of Representatives will end in early January, with the socialist organizer who beat him in the Democratic primary in the deep-blue district poised to become Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The defeat of Crowley shows how

Watch Federal Agents Interrupt CBS Interview With ICE Whistleblower

«This is why people won’t come out and speak against the government,» said James Schwab, a former ICE spokesman who quit after refusing to spread the Trump administration’s lies

Jake Johnson
junio 29th, 2018
By Jake Johnson
junio 29th, 2018

In a nationally televised incident that "should disturb every single person living in the United States," agents from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General's Office on Wednesday interrupted an interview with former ICE spokesperson James Schwab, who resigned from his position in March after he was asked to perpetuate lies on