Deena Stryker

America Flirting with Fascism

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The US has now reached the point where the comparison with Nazi Germany has become inescapable, first and foremost the total powerlessness of citizens to challenge the behavior of their government, even when it comes to its treatment of would-be immigrants to the country known as ‘the melting pot’, although they are paying for it, to the tune of $770 million taxpayer…

To the Moon!

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Africa’s demand for water is set to rise by 300% by 2040; Plans to tow a giant iceberg could provide a year’s worth of water to Cape Town;Israel goes for desalination. These headlines spell out current concerns over climate change. But by 2007 according to Jim Hansen, who blew the whistle on global warming, world leaders had recognized that were not going to…

Donald Trump Finds His True Calling

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It’s been said over and over that Donald Trump’s career as a businessman could not have prepared him for the Presidency. In anticipation of the first 4th of July celebration involving an American president, it was predicted that his career as a producer of live television would serve him well; but no one could…

Two Roads to ‘Friendship Among Peoples’

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President Trump’s ‘daring’ step over the demarcation line between North and South Korea to shake hands with Chairman Kim wouldn’t be making such headlines were the American media capable of remembering the Soviet Union’s long history of ‘Friendship’ Institutes. Even more frustrating, if they remembered it, today’s pundits would…

Three Fat Men or Three Blind Mice?

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President Trump’s last minute decision NOT to attack Iran after it shot down an unmanned US drone in what may have been international waters calls to mind an English nursery rhyme that still enchants toddlers: just substitute three fat men arguing over whether to go to war with Iran: Three blind mice, Three blind mice…

Give me Your Tired, Your Hungry…

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Those words engraved in the base of the Statue of Liberty that greets immigrants at the entrance to New York harbor have known round the world since 1886. Upon its inauguration, the African American Cleveland Gazette suggested that the original torch must remain substituted by a copper one until the United States became a free…

America’s “Rule of Law”

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The American media can’t stop talking about a recent exchange President Trump had with a journalist concerning — what else! — Russian’s so-called ‘interference’ in the 2016 election. The story had finally begun to taper off, following the release of the Mueller report, when George Stephanopoulos was shown asking the President how he would behave during next years…

Without the I Word, Beware B and P

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As Nancy Pelosi struggles to contain increasing demands for the Congress to impeach President Trump, his Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo ratchets up tensions in the Gulf of Oman, as it has done in countless other historical circumstances, making war with Iran look imminent. Now more than ever, Americans need to know that

Trumps and the Ides of June

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In Roman times, the Ides of March, which fall on March 15th, was the deadline for settling debts. Cesar was warned by a fortune-teller to “Beware the Ides of March” before being assassinated on that day. As 2019 approaches ‘the Ides of June”, the Empire is having not only ‘a constitutional crisis’ in which the President is challenging the ‘checks and balances’ written into the Constitution, it was plunged into…

Bannon and Putin Helping Europe Turn Right

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During the long twentieth century, the United States twice rescued Europe from its own follies — to its benefit, and this year’s dramatic shift to the right in the European Parliamentary elections is partly credited to a long campaign by the American Deus ex-Machina Steve Bannon…

America: Between Social Democracy and a Shoot...

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It really is true: the bastion of Liberalism is seeking a makeover. Not only have there been a slew of books about socialism and social-democracy of late, but a slew of social-democrats have actually broken the congressional glass ceiling. (I’ve been unable to establish exactly how many DSA members were elected in 2018, along with Alexandra Ocasio-Cortes, who became…

The Europe-Africa Seesaw Facing a New US

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In the 1990’s, the US bombed Serbia under the pretext of its mistreatment of Albanians living in the province of Kosovo: currently, citizens of both countries are demonstrating against the austerity measures of their respective governments. Meanwhile, in France, the Yellow Vests…


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