Trump and his family and friends have been allowed to enjoy the personal profits of their government service with impunity, and it would appear that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has no appetite or inclination to do anything about it.
President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Louisville, Kentucky, March 20, 2017. (Photo: Al Drago / The New York Times)
Less than four months in, Donald Trump's presidency is floundering. But experts on authoritarianism and totalitarianism -- calling on the wisdom of Hannah Arendt -- warn that although Trump's administration is under fire, he remains a dire threat and should be taken seriously.
If a reinvigorated veterans resistance program offers anything new, it is a preliminary triad of concentric planks linking campaigns against all oppression with campaigns against capitalist exploitation with campaigns against militarism and empire. Perhaps we can build a countervailing force that will turn us back into human beings instead of numbers.
By Ebony Slaughter-Johnson, Truthout | News Analysis
On May 2, the US Department of Justice declined to level federal charges against the two police officers involved in the murder of Alton Sterling. However, Sterling's life was devalued by the criminal legal system long before his death. He was a victim of the collateral consequences of a criminal record.