Trump Will Let Pentagon Decide Troop Levels

(ANTIWAR) Ongoing efforts by President Trump to delegate more and more of his war-making powers directly to the military leadership took a major new step on April 20, when he signed a classified memo delegating all decision-making on US troop levels in the global war against ISIS to Defense Secretary James Mattis. Mattis has subsequently ordered…

Julian Assange Responds To U.S. Calls For Arrest

(MPN) In his first speech as CIA Director, Mike Pompeo delivered a strong invective against the pro-transparency organization WikiLeaks, accusing the group of acting as a “non-state hostile intelligence service.” The aggressive rhetoric came amid Wikileaks’ latest series of releases, known as “Vault 7,” which detail how the CIA has lost control of its cyber-warfare arsenal,…

Who’s in Trump’s Head?

(ANTIMEDIA) At the end of last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said arresting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is now a “priority.” Not long after, CNN reported that authorities have prepared charges against Assange, who is currently seeking refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Donald Trump’s response to these recent developments was “It’s OK…

Amid the Chaos in Berkeley, a Grinning Face, Covered in Blood

Last Updated, Feb. 5, 1:15 p.m. Several fans of the right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos were injured on Wednesday night in Berkeley, in scuffles with dozens of black-clad anti-fascist activists who managed to shut down a talk by Brietbart’s star writer on the University of California campus. According to Julia Carrie Wong of The Guardian, about…

Yemeni-Americans Rally in Brooklyn to Protest Trump’s Muslim Ban

Thousands of Yemeni-Americans and their supporters rallied on the steps of Brooklyn’s Borough Hall on Thursday evening to protest Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry to travelers from Yemen and six other Muslim-majority nations. Enormous crowd here at Brooklyn Borough Hall supporting #BodegaStrike #NoBanNoWall chanting "USA! USA!" Very high energy. pic.twitter.com/3y4yJM95VC — Mike Sandmel (@mikeysandmel) February…