Americas

U.S. chief justice alarmed at Trump administration immigration case stance

 Reuters International APR 26, 2017 –  FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts speaks at the dedication of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, U.S., September 24, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo (reuters_tickers) By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Chief Justice John […]

Donald Trump’s first 100 days: The madder he gets, the more seriously the world takes him

Now the ‘flexible’ and ‘pragmatic’ US President is sending a naval battle group to threaten North Korea  Robert Fisk @indyvoices The more dangerous America’s crackpot President becomes, the saner the world believes him to be. Just look back at the initial half of his first 100 days: the crazed tweeting, the lies, the fantasies and self-regard […]

Nuclear war possibility

Source: CNN Only at a North Korean press conference at the United Nations, can you hear a diplomat say he hoped journalists had a good holiday weekend and then warn of possible thermonuclear war. North Korea has consistently issued threats of war toward the United States in recent decades, but […]

Dropping ‘the mother of all bombs’ might boost Trump’s ratings, but defeating Isis calls for different tactics entirely

Trump knows that this isn’t about defeating Isis – the Taliban is the biggest problem is that region anyway. To defeat Isis, we have to start accepting that they’re not driven by revenge for western foreign policy but by an ideological hatred for ‘unbelievers’ Sunny Hundal @sunny_hundal What’s worse than […]

It’s time America explored how to end the multiple wars it has helped cause since 2001, rather than dropping more bombs

Source: Independent Moan about Trump all you like, but his approach to Syria was always much more realistic than Hillary Clinton’s. ‘You are fighting Syria, Syria is fighting Isis, and you have to get rid of Isis,’ he said during his election campaign. ‘Now we’re backing rebels against Syria, and […]

USA: How to stand up to Trump and WIN

Nicholas Kristof APRIL 13, 2017 NYTimes .com BOSTON — After President Trump’s election, a wave of furious opposition erupted. It was an emotional mix of denial and anger, the first two stages of grief, and it wasn’t very effective. Yet increasingly that has matured into thoughtful efforts to channel the passion […]