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  • Trump: Totalitarian or Authoritarian?

    By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | News Analysis

     President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Louisville, Ky., March 20, 2017. Trump is facing two lawsuits stemming from a 2016 event in Louisville: one filed by a black woman who was pushed toward the exit, and another by the white nationalist who tried to remove her. (Al Drago/The New York Times) 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.

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  • Appeal for a Reinvigorated Veterans' Resistance Movement

    Appeal for a Reinvigorated Veterans' Resistance Movement

    By Lyle Jeremy Rubin, New Labor Forum | Op-Ed

    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.

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  • Alton Sterling: A Life of Collateral Insecurity

    Alton Sterling: A Life of Collateral Insecurity

    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.

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