Category Barack Obama

Obama’s Big Lie

OPINION: The Current Big Lie Is — — Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Big Lie today is as enormous as, and potentially far more harmful than, any Big Lie throughout history has been; and, it will be exposed fully here, and will be documented even more fully, by means of the links that […]

2004: Paul Street knew what was coming

Keynote Reflections By Paul Street July 29, 2004 Posted in: Activism, Africa, Asia, Brazil, Electoral Politics, Latin America, Mideast, Politics/Gov., Race/Community, Race/Minorities, South America, Vision/Strategy | 1 comment I come from the same Chicago neighborhood (Hyde Park) as the nation’s official new political rock star Barack Obama. I work in urban policy and civil rights […]

Why Obama’s Big Cash-In Matters

  By Paul Street   Barack Obama at the University of Chicago during an April 24 conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, his first major public appearance since leaving the White House. (Charles Rex Arbogast / AP) One of my little online entertainments this year has been to ask my social media network a […]

The Black Misleadership Class

From: MLK and Obama: Two Diametrically Opposed Legacies by Glen Ford …[T]he decisive blow to the Black movement for self-determination and against U.S. imperialism was delivered by forces internal to the Black community. It came from a class that had not been concerned about justice in any civilizational sense, but only about getting rid of […]

African African Americans

Chandra Dharma Sena Gooneratne was getting a doctorate at the University of Chicago in the ’20s. Originally from Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), he traveled around America lecturing on the need to abolish the caste system and on India’s push for independence from the British, among other topics. In a recent article about Gooneratne, Desai notes […]

Obama Awarded JFK Medal of Courage After 8 Years of Drone Bombings

Obama Awarded JFK Medal of Courage After 8 Years of Drone Bombings Isaac Davis Waking Times   Former U.S. President Barack Obama was just named the 2017 recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, “the most prestigious award for public servants.” Named after JFK’s 1957 book, Profiles in Courage, it is awarded […]

The First U.S. President Ever to Try to Topple His Successor?

The Daily Mail claims: Barack Obama is turning his new home in the posh Kalorama section of the nation’s capital – just two miles away from the White House – into the nerve center of the mounting insurgency against his successor, President Donald J. Trump. Obama’s goal, according to a close family friend, is to… via […]