Former US Intelligence Officers Scathingly Critique Trump’s So-Called Foreign Policy

Published on Truthout, 8 May 2017.

Contradicting his own campaign promises and as a strategy of distraction from his own administration, Trump has taken the US to the brink of yet another morass of destruction and suffering across the Middle East and beyond. Three former high-ranking intelligence officials discuss what Trump’s mistakes could mean for the world’s future.

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Settler State Repression: Standing Rock Battles Continue in the Courts

Published on Truthout, 3 May 2017.

“The police and military have always been the arm of the state to facilitate Indigenous dispossession and normalize it,” Nick Estes, cofounder of The Red Nation, tells Truthout. Standing Rock is only one modern example of a tactic that has been used by the settler state against Indigenous peoples for hundreds of years.

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Great Barrier Reef Reaches “Terminal Stage” as CO2 Levels Rise at Record Rate

Published on Truthout 24 April 2017.

The Great Barrier Reef is dying, both Arctic and Antarctic sea ice have reached record lows, and the Middle East and North Africa are at risk of becoming uninhabitable within decades with atmospheric CO2 rising at an unprecedented rate — but this has not stopped Trump and his cabinet from pushing their self-serving climate-denying agenda.

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“Storm the Heavens”: Notes From the Weather Underground on Resistance to Trump

Published on Truthout, 17 April 2017.

Decades after the Weather Underground disbanded, its members are still fighting for justice, and they have some words of wisdom for those of us engaged in today’s political struggles. Former members of the radical resistance group share their perspectives on resisting empire under the Trump regime.

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