The $5.6 trillion price tag for the US War on Terror is an almost unfathomably large number. Imagine if we had invested such funds in more cancer research or the rebuilding of America’s infrastructure.
Since his arrival at the helm of Greek politics, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has moved his country further into the Israeli camp, forging unwise regional alliances aimed at exploiting new gas finds in the Mediterranean and participating in multiple Israeli-led military drills.
France now has the shrewdest, most efficacious Right politician in power in modern history.
Source: The Nation
Documented and undocumented, young and old, immigrants are being swept up throughout the country.
On February 8, Aboubacar Dembele went to a Bronx courthouse to resolve an assault charge from an altercation he’d had on a city bus last December. This was his first arrest, and his lawyer says Dembele was acting in self-defense. But things didn’t go as the 27-year-old had expected. Directly after leaving the courthouse, Dembele, who is married to an American citizen, was nabbed by a reported eight to 10 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, all dressed in street clothes.
Source: In These Times
Welcome to Interviews for Resistance. We’re now into the second year of the Trump administration, and the last year has been filled with ups and downs, important victories, successful holding campaigns, and painful defeats. We’ve learned a lot, but there is always more to learn, more to be done. In this now-weekly series, we talk with organizers, agitators, and educators, not only about how to resist, but how to build a better world.
Cinzia Arruzza: I am Cinzia Arruzza. I am one of the national organizers of the International Women’s Strike.
Portland, Oregon climate activists celebrate a win against Big Oil as city- and state-level initiatives gain momentum across the country.