A medida que el Congreso se va de vacaciones, los llamados a una huelga general en todo Estados Unidos se hacen más fuertes

La inacción del gobierno, sumada a la perspectiva de verse obligado a regresar al trabajo en condiciones inseguras, está provocando un aumento de los llamamientos para que comience una huelga general el 1 de septiembre.

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To the dismay of many Americans, Congress and the Senate adjourned until September, meaning that any coronavirus relief package is still, at least, many weeks away. As a result, a growing number of Americans are calling for a general strike, the topic trending on social media this weekend. The Senate will not return until September 8, although

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Why does Rashida Tlaib Support US Military Aid to Israel?

The time to look at Rashida Tlaib’s troubling relationship with a leading pro-Israel organization is now.

Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat, is photographed outside the Michigan Capitol in Lansing, Mich, Nov. 6, 2008. In the primary election Aug. 7, 2018, Democrats picked former Michigan state Rep. Rashida Tlaib to run unopposed for the congressional seat that former Rep. John Conyers held for more than 50 years. Tlaib will be the first Muslim woman in Congress. Al Goldis | AP

There has been much euphoria over the Michigan primary win on Tuesday that sets up Palestinian American Rashida Tlaib to become the first Muslim woman to enter Congress if, as widely expected, she wins the general election in November. “As the child of immigrants and an Arab, Tlaib is acutely aware of the issues that impact our community,” the

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Congress Officially Blocks F-35 Shipments To Turkey After Mattis Pleads Not To

It finally happened, even after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged Congress not to.

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It finally happened, even after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged Congress not to bar Turkey from purchasing the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter, arguing in a letter sent to lawmakers as they deliberated the move that such a drastic action would trigger an international "supply chain disruption" that would push costs for the

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Why We Need a Congress that Cares About Foreign Policy

It took time, but Congress acted on Vietnam. Today, only a small minority of legislators dare to speak about our much longer involvement in Afghanistan, even though Congress receives voluminous — and often shocking — quarterly reports on the war’s progress.

President Ford addresses a joint session of Congress April 11, 1975, where he asked the lawmakers for nearly $1 billion in emergency military and economic aid for South Vietnam. Empty seats are visible in the House Chamber as the Chief Executive delivers his State of the World Speech. (AP Photo)

The U.S. Congress has power over two very important things: money and information. It can, in theory, and practice, end a war by refusing to fund it. It can — and has — compelled the leading architects of American foreign policy — CIA directors, national security advisors, secretaries of defense — to answer for their uses and abuses of executive

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Once Upon a Time, Congress Actually Fought Saudi Arms Deals

Most members of Congress accept that the U.S. will sell huge quantities of weapons to the rights-abusing state. It doesn’t have to be that way.

A man holds a cluster comb fragment after a Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen's capital, Monday, April 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

That should’ve happened so fast that Congress couldn’t step in. These were the words of Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen at February’s prestigious Munich Security Conference, in a panel discussion on whether President Obama should have used military force against the Syrian government in 2013. The senator’s comments succinctly capture the

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Disaster in Yemen Proves US Needs to Get a Handle on War-Making Powers

With the American public increasingly aghast at the situation in Yemen, and increasingly aware of US military complicity in what has happened, Yemen is the perfect situation for Congress, and by extension, the voters, to reassert control over overseas conflicts.

A protest against the US missile strike against Syria during a rally in New York on Friday, April 7, 2017. (AP/Andres Kudacki)

With the Yemen War fast approaching its third anniversary, Afghanistan well into its 17th year, Iraq and Syria seemingly permanent US wars, and escalations ongoing across Africa, the US has seemingly more wars than ever going on. President Trump has been giving the military increasing autonomy in those wars, and the feeling of loss of control is

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