As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “free-trade” agreement was signed in New Zealand by representatives of the 12 participating countries, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders strongly voiced his opposition and committed to doing what he can to kill the deal if he is elected president. Rival Hillary Clinton has also stated opposition to the TPP, but will she also vow to …
President Obama on Islam, Terrorism, Race and the American Way
In a highly publicized speech he delivered yesterday at the Islamic Society of Baltimore—his first visit to a U.S. mosque as head of state—President Barack Obama ostensibly was playing the role of Domestic Peacemaker in Chief, calling for religious tolerance and a rekindling of the Jeffersonian/Founding Fathers’ commitment to religious freedom for all Americans.
Lawdy, Lawdy, so wrong in so many ways, says Leid Stories of Obama’s speech.
World renowned forecaster Gerald Celente revisits President Obama’s State of the Union address last month when the president stated: “Anyone claiming that America’s economy is in decline is peddling fiction.” Breaking down the fact-based reasons why global recession, one of the Trends Research Institute’s Top Trends of 2016, is inevitable and Obama is the one “peddling fiction,” Celente serves up the facts – growing in number and relevance – to paint a true picture of economies worldwide and what those indicators mean to you. He further explains how global recession will feed social unrest, which is a key indicator of war on the horizon – the “Last World War,” another Top Trend for 2016.
Growing up, Bernie Sanders followed the path of many young American Jews. He went to Hebrew school, was bar mitzvahed and traveled to Israel to work on a kibbutz. But as an adult, Sanders drifted away from Jewish customs. And as his bid for the White House gains momentum, he has the chance to make history. Not just as the …
“The discrediting of the elections would also reflect very badly on presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.” The island nation of Haiti is on the verge of finally ejecting the criminal President Michel “Sweet Mickey” Martelly, the dance hall performer and gangster who was foisted on the Haitian people by the United States through the bullying of then Secretary of State Hillary …
Dirty Water, Dirty Politics: An Update on the Crisis in Flint
Hell in Haiti: Hillary Clinton’s Other Presidential Election
In August 2014, Curt Guyette, an investigative reporter for the ACLU of Michigan, told Leid Stories that tens of thousands of residents of the cash-strapped city of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead-poisoned and bacteria-infected water because the city, under state-imposed emergency management and ordered to cut operating costs, had switched its water supply from Detroit’s water system and instead was drawing its water from the extremely polluted Flint River. Guyette uncovered not only the public-health catastrophe, but efforts by public and elected officials to cover it up. He updates the story since his report a week ago.
Hillary Clinton is actually involved in two presidential elections—one in the United States and the other in Haiti, where her hand-picked president, Michel Martelly, is at the center of political chaos and escalating violence that last week led the country’s electoral council to cancel national elections. Kim Ives, editor of Haïti Liberté, has been reporting on Haiti for Leid Stories. He files an on-site report on the current situation, and explains the continuing legacy of the Clinton connection to Haiti’s chaos.
Updates on worker actions by UK’s “junior doctors” and Detroit teachers, Flint’s poisoned water, Supreme Court struggle. More on US govt subsidy of religion. Interview on worker coops with Michael Johnson author of new book.
“How is it that the Superpower of Policing and Prosecution seems to fear a confrontation with groups with names like the Oregon Bearded Bastards?” The armed right-wing activists that seized control of a federal wildlife sanctuary compound in eastern Oregon have already committed – and conspired to commit – enough serious criminal violations of U.S. law to land each of …
Hillary Clinton is said to be buoyant over her prospects to become the next U.S. President, as Republicans feud over Donald Trump’s disruptive campaign and Sen. Bernie Sanders fails to articulate a clear foreign policy, but perhaps the biggest obstacle still confronting the ex-Secretary of State is her own record as a beneficiary of rich and powerful corporate interests. “The …
Independent journalist Ann Garrison hosts the program this week. She is a radio, print and online reporter who specializes in the Great Lakes region of Africa. She is a recipient of the Victoire Ingabire Democracy and Peace Prize.
Her first guest, author Edward Herman, discusses his recent book, “Enduring Lies,” examining the falsehoods circulated by Western governments about the 1994 Rwandan genocide, and the ongoing use of that event as an excuse for military intervention around the world. Then Willy Nyamitwe speaks about the efforts by world and regional powers to oust Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza, who was elected to a third term last summer.
Edward Herman is professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania; he writes about politics and media, and is best known as the co-author (with Noam Chomsky) of “Manufacturing Consent.” Willy Nyamitwe is communications director for Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza.