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Gen. James Mattis at his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, July 27, 2010. President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Mattis as his pick for secretary of defense. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / The New York Times) Gen. James Mattis at his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, July 27, 2010. President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Mattis as his pick for secretary of defense. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / The New York Times)

Trump's choice for secretary of defense is a general who said, "it's fun to shoot some people," but some of his positions on Iran and Israel are a little more nuanced. It's now up to the people to pressure Congress and the White House to pursue peace.

Don't Forget the World's Poor

Friday, 02 December 2016 00:00 By Catherine Weaver, Speakout | Op-Ed

Like many moments in this post-truth political era, Trump's missives reveal not only the absence of a solid policy stance on international development assistance, but also misconceptions of what we actually do with our aid and how it serves our interests. Yet, as president, he will wield enormous power over our global development agenda, from appointing or nominating leaders on development in the White House cabinet, State Department and the heads of the world's largest aid agencies; to working directly with Congress to set the agenda and budget for our foreign aid.

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  • FB description Trump's policies around foreign aid could have catastrophic consequences for the world's poorest.

Economic Update: The Critique of Mass Media

By Richard D. Wolff, Truthout | Audio Segment

While it is difficult to predict what this bevy of racist right appointees will do once they take the White House in January, undocumented people -- or people merely perceived to be undocumented -- have reason to be concerned.

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Gen. James Mattis at his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, July 27, 2010. President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Mattis as his pick for secretary of defense. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / The New York Times) Gen. James Mattis at his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, July 27, 2010. President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Mattis as his pick for secretary of defense. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / The New York Times)

Trump's choice for secretary of defense is a general who said, "it's fun to shoot some people," but some of his positions on Iran and Israel are a little more nuanced. It's now up to the people to pressure Congress and the White House to pursue peace.

Don't Forget the World's Poor

Friday, 02 December 2016 00:00 By Catherine Weaver, Speakout | Op-Ed

Like many moments in this post-truth political era, Trump's missives reveal not only the absence of a solid policy stance on international development assistance, but also misconceptions of what we actually do with our aid and how it serves our interests. Yet, as president, he will wield enormous power over our global development agenda, from appointing or nominating leaders on development in the White House cabinet, State Department and the heads of the world's largest aid agencies; to working directly with Congress to set the agenda and budget for our foreign aid.

Additional Info

  • Author 52646
  • Label Op-Ed
  • Related Content 38458,38480,38598
  • Disclaimer Copyright, Truthout. May not be reprinted without permission.
  • FB description Trump's policies around foreign aid could have catastrophic consequences for the world's poorest.

Economic Update: The Critique of Mass Media

By Richard D. Wolff, Truthout | Audio Segment

While it is difficult to predict what this bevy of racist right appointees will do once they take the White House in January, undocumented people -- or people merely perceived to be undocumented -- have reason to be concerned.