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Not All Quiet on South China Sea

Photo Source Official U.S. Navy Page | CC BY 2.0 The near collision last week between a US warship and a Chinese destroyer in the...

What is the United States of America?

Photo Source Bruce Berrien | CC BY 2.0 Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court despite being creditably accused of...

London museum blasted for hosting Saudi event amid Khashoggi disappearance — RT UK News

London’s National History Museum has been blasted as “absolutely disgusting” after it emerged that it’s...

The Molestation of Earth

Photo Source Sam Beebe | CC BY 2.0 This past year’s reckoning against powerful men in the United States whose alleged abuses have been reported...

The Democrats and “Socialism”

Photo Source Neeta Lind | CC BY 2.0 One sign of the falling rate of intelligence in American public discourse is the wildly inaccurate use...

US Openly Threatens Russia With War

The Right and Neoliberals Get Away With Murder Because They Can

Photo Source Becker1999 | CC BY 2.0 Every time that the Trump administration or the Congress take another egregious position, or enact some inhumane new...

Publishing Police Press Releases as Local ‘Crime’ Reporting

After right-wing billionaire Joe Ricketts shut down the local news site DNAinfo last year, one week after the outlet’s New York City workers unionized,...

The Indy 500 Polar Ice Cap Marathon

Photo Source NASA ICE | CC BY 2.0 Eureka! The Vavilov Ice Cap set unheard of speed records a couple of years ago in a...

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old?

Photo Source Eneas De Troya | CC BY 2.0 Andrés Manuel López Obrador achieved on July 1 what he openly and obsessively strove for during...

Joe Manchin, the Good Ol’ Corporate Boy From West Virginia

Photo Source United States Senate | CC BY 2.0 A single Democrat voted in the US Senate with the Republicans to confirm the appointment of...

Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court, and the End of Legal Neutrality

Photo Source Phil Roeder | CC BY 2.0 One thing that the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearings destroyed was the myth of legal neutrality.  That may...

Critics use alleged murder of Saudi journalist…to bash Trump — RT US News

The disappearance of a dissident Saudi journalist in the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul last Tuesday has...

Cracks in the House of Saud

Photo Source The White House | CC BY 2.0 Over the past half century, critics have often predicted the fall of the House of Saud or emphasised the...

There is No Legitimate Reason to Impose Sanctions on Iran

Photo Source Blondinrikard Fröberg | CC BY 2.0 A friend in Tehran tells me that he marvels at the attitude of the United States ruling...

Romancing Greed, Slavery, and Genocide

Photo Source David Berkowitz | CC BY 2.0 Christopher Columbus has long been a patriotic symbol for the United States of America. Honored with more place names...

How Algorithms Inflate Profiles, Spread Disinfo and Disrupt Democracy

Photo Source Mike Corbett | CC BY 2.0 Algorithms are getting so sophisticated that it is becoming increasingly difficult to tell which online comments are...

the Incessant Drumbeat of Mortal Danger

Photo Source The National Guard | CC BY 2.0 The claim that the national security of the United States requires that more than half the...

Drought-Laden Rainforests

Photo Source Mike Goren | CC BY 2.0 The world’s rainforests are under attack at a rate of 2.5 acres per second. Global warming and...

Presidential Election Is a Fight for Democracy in Brazil

The world is watching Brazil’s elections, probably as never before. “Latin America’s latest menace: Bolsonaro Presidente,” screams the headline on the cover of The...

Fake Abortion Clinics: “We’re Fighting Satan”

Photo Source Charlotte Cooper | CC BY 2.0 The clock is ticking on a woman’s right to medical privacy, particularly her right to an abortion. In...

High Crimes and Misdemeanors of Kavanaugh and the Senate-Trump Faction

Photo Source Phil Roeder | CC BY 2.0 “By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority...

‘Non-dairy’ flatbread caused death of second Pret A Manger customer, chain says — RT...

A second person died as a result of an allergic reaction to one of the...

The Two-State Solution is Neither

Photo Source Social Justice – Bruce Emmerling | CC BY 2.0 Is the Two-State Solution now the zombie of Western political-thought–an idea long dead, yet...

The Blue Wave Turns Orange

Photo Source United States Army | CC BY 2.0 On the color wheel, blue and orange are complimentary colors. Along with your swimsuit this November,...

Russian Oligarchs are a Problem, But Let’s Not Forget American Ones

Photo Source Matt Brown | CC BY 2.0 Oligarchs the world over have long been destabilizing economies and shaping governing bodies for their own benefit....

the Men Behind “The First Man”

Photo Source Black Zero | CC BY 2.0 “Once the rockets are up, who cares where they come down?That’s not my department!” says Wernher von...

Trump-Mattis Shambles in Yemen

Photo Source James N. Mattis | CC BY 2.0 On October 1 The Economist reported that the previous day’s referendum in Macedonia “had been billed as the most important...

Give Me Condos or Give Me Death!

+ As I predicted in this space last week, Chuck  Schumer, Dianne Feinstein and the Democratic leadership screwed this up as usual. They turned Dr....

Absurdity and Impunity Reign in the Time of Don and Rahm

Photo Source Becker1999 | CC BY 2.0 Absurdity Reigns in the terrible time of Donald Trump. Just five days apart, the tangerine miscreation went from...

Trump’s Strategy on North Korea Unplugged

Photo Source Dan Scavino Jr. | CC BY 2.0 From “fire and fury the likes of which the world has never seen before” to “He...

Defensive bioweapon? DARPA wants insects to spread genetically modified viruses… to ‘save crops’ —...

A US military program dubbed ‘Insect Allies’ could be used as a biological weapon, a group...

Creating a Suspect Society: The Scary Side of the Technological Police State

by John W. Whitehead / October 4th, 2018 If, as it seems, we are in the process of becoming a totalitarian society in which the...

The Boys in the Bubble

Photo Source Clinton Steeds | CC BY 2.0 Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony on Thursday was brave, emotional, heroic, inspiring. She shared her truth and...

Weaponized Communication at the UN: Talking With Richard Falk

Photo Source Patrick Gruban | CC BY 2.0 Daniel Falcone: What are your general thoughts on Trump’s recent UN talk and how world opinion received...

Enemy of Our Future

Photo Source Jörg Schubert | CC BY 2.0 The Reactionary If you look up the meaning of the term “reactionary,” you will probably get something like...

Palestinian Rock vs Euro Thrash: Roger Waters vs Bono 

Photo Source wonker | CC BY 2.0 “Pigs rule the world” – The key message in Roger Waters’ 2018 European Tour.  “I love ” – The key part of a...

The Plague of Iran’s Economy

Photo Source Tasnim News Agency | CC BY 2.0 The Iranian economy is mired in a deep recession. The real or productive sector of the...

The Constitution and Homelessness

Photo Source Devin Smith | CC BY 2.0 Introduction When the police violate the US Constitution, are they criminal? In what court can their conduct be...

The Link Between Human Trafficking and Dirty Energy in Minnesota

The FBI recently notified Mysti Babineau that — after 20 years — they had closed their missing persons case on her mother, who disappeared...

Regime Change 2.0: Is Venezuela Next?

Photo Source Joka Madruga | CC BY 2.0 On September 8, The New York Times carried a story with a provocative headline: “Trump Administration Discussed...

Everyone Washes Their Hands as Gaza’s Economy Goes into Freefall

Photo Source Social Justice – Bruce Emmerling | CC BY 2.0 The moment long feared is fast approaching in Gaza, according to a new report...

The Unannounced War-War Crimes in LNR and DNR

On September 28th, Lugansk Peoples Republic (LNR)Deputy Foreign Minister Anna Soroka and Andrey Chernov gave a presentation unveiling a photo album entitled Unannounced war....

The Odyssey of Otis Rush, 1934-2018

Otis Rush performing in 2002. Photo: Masahiro Sumori. In 1969, after nearly 14 years of constant gigging in small blues clubs and cutting scorching singles...

How the Allies Surfed to Victory on a Wave of Oil

French troops are transported by truck to the front, as shown on a bas-relief of the Monument of the Voie Sacrée near Verdun. Photo...

Reflections on “Reflections From a Hashtag”

Photo Source Jeanne Menjoulet | CC BY 2.0 I was sexually harassed by one of my professors in graduate school. He was the director of...

Who’s to Blame When Ten Kids Die in a Fire?

Friends pay tribute to 11-year-old Xavier, nickname Wedos. Photo: Stan Hister. We’d all be human if we could – Bertolt Brecht Children aren’t doing well in America...

Is the U.S. in a Pre-Fascist Period?

Photo Source Eden, Janine and Jim | CC BY 2.0 Since Pres. Donald Trump’s election, a variety of well-intentioned commentators have raised a chorus of...

Trump and Iran

Photo Source zeevveez | CC BY 2.0 As U.S. President Donald Trump runs amok on the world stage, there seems to be a global focus...

Lindsay Lohan tries to take refugee kid from parents, punched by mother in bizarre...

An Instagram Live video of Lindsay Lohan attempting to separate an apparently homeless child from his...

What Comes Next

Photo Source Doc Searls | CC BY 2.0 There are no hidden secrets about anthropogenic global warming. It’s everywhere, wherever one looks! After all, the...

The Blue Wave is Awash With Hypocrisy

Photo Source kelly bell photography | CC BY 2.0 Americans across the country will be bracing for the coming Blue Wave; a self-induced disaster that...

Democratic Socialism and Political Power

Photo Source davitydave | CC BY 2.0 Occasionally a phrase supports a wide range of political posturing while bearing little determinable relationship to actionable politics....

Joe Reyes Died While Living on the Streets of Los Angeles

Photo Source Pedro Ribeiro Simões | CC BY 2.0 Joe Ryes was homeless and living on the streets for five months in Los Angeles when...

Candidates for Appointment to Government Posts or Judgeships Don’t Have a ‘Presumption of Innocence’

Photo Source Becker1999 | CC BY 2.0 Whatever your view of Brett Kavanaugh, let’s get one thing clear: While he’s hoping to become the ninth...

Make the Rules, Break the Rules and Prosper

Photo Source the White House | CC BY 2.0 Brett Kavanaugh cannot prove a negative, his supporters say, and should not be judged on something he...

Sam Wineburg’s Critique of Howard Zinn

Photo Source Jared and Corin | CC BY 2.0 One of Howard Zinn’s harshest, and most influential, critics is Sam Wineburg, the Margaret Jacks Professor...

Turkey Now Controls Syria’s Jihadists

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Because of the U.S. Government’s repeated threats to start World War III against Russia on Syrian territory if Russia...

Sam Wineberg’s Critique of Howard Zinn

Photo Source Jared and Corin | CC BY 2.0 One of Howard Zinn’s harshest, and most influential, critics is Sam Wineburg, the Margaret Jacks Professor...

Sam Wineberg’s Critique of Howard Zinn

Photo Source Jared and Corin | CC BY 2.0 One of Howard Zinn’s harshest, and most influential, critics is Sam Wineburg, the Margaret Jacks Professor...

the Neoliberal Order is Dying 

Photo Source r. nial bradshaw | CC BY 2.0 In my recent essay, I argued that power in our societies resides in structure, ideology and...

Destroying Yemen as Humanely as Possible

Photo Source Felton Davis | CC BY 2.0 What a relief to learn that even though Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are bombing...

Fact-Finding Labour’s “Anti-Semitism” Crisis

Photo Source DAVID HOLT | CC BY 2.0 Several CounterPunchers, I included, have posted on the “antisemitism” campaign directed at the Labour party and its...

I Don’t See How a Palestinian State Can Ever Happen

Photo by young shanahan | CC BY 2.0 Abu Yussef Abu Dahuk is 60 years old. But of course he looks around 75 or 80,...

All the Good News (Ignored by the Trump-Obsessed Media)

Photo by Rich Mitchell | CC BY 2.0 There is much good news in this world. But the U.S. mass media barely reports it. Have you noticed? Syria...

All the Good News (Ignored by the Trump-Obsessed Media)

Photo by Rich Mitchell | CC BY 2.0 There is much good news in this world. But the U.S. mass media barely reports it. Have you noticed? Syria...

All the Good News (Ignored by the Trump-Obsessed Media)

Photo by Rich Mitchell | CC BY 2.0 There is much good news in this world. But the U.S. mass media barely reports it. Have you noticed? Syria...

All the Good News (Ignored by the Trump-Obsessed Media)

Photo by Rich Mitchell | CC BY 2.0 There is much good news in this world. But the U.S. mass media barely reports it. Have you noticed? Syria...

All the Good News (Ignored by the Trump-Obsessed Media)

Photo by Rich Mitchell | CC BY 2.0 There is much good news in this world. But the U.S. mass media barely reports it. Have you noticed? Syria...

All the Good News (Ignored by the Trump-Obsessed Media)

Photo by Rich Mitchell | CC BY 2.0 There is much good news in this world. But the U.S. mass media barely reports it. Have you noticed? Syria...

Why We Cannot See the System Destroying Us

I rarely tell readers what to believe. Rather I try to indicate why it might be wise to distrust, at least without very good...

Green Capitalism Rears Its Head at Global Climate Action Summit

Police and protesters outside Climate Summit in San Francisco. Photo: Jonah Raskin. Have no fear. The end is not near or here. Victory is ours,...

From Empire to Imperialism to Globalization?

Photo Source Nick | CC BY 2.0 One can only wonder what Marx, let alone Lenin, would think of the current nature of global capitalism.  It...

the Chickenhawks Have Finally Come Back Home to Roost!

+ The transformation of the Democrats into the party of the neocons is now complete. The Senate just passed a  $674 billion military budget,...

The Testbed for Trump’s Plan to Tear up the Rules-Based International Order

Photo Source CPT Palestine | CC BY 2.0 Nazareth Washington’s decision to intensify swingeing aid cuts to the Palestinians – the latest targets include cancer patients...

“Taxpayer Money” Threatens Medicare-for-All (And Every Other Social Program)

Photo Source Molly Adams | CC BY 2.0 It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure...

Israel’s Anti-Semitism Smear Campaign

Photo Source U.S. Embassy Jerusalem | CC BY 2.0 Donald Trump is devoted to his bottom line and to a belief in his own greatness....

With or Without Kavanaugh, The United States Is Anti-Choice

Photo Source Becker1999 | CC BY 2.0 “Abortion is an act of self-defense.” —Alice Walker As the midterm elections speed towards us, defeated Americans hope for a...

What Does It Mean to Celebrate International Peace Day?

From “State of Disappearance” series (2018) by Chantal Meza. We know the world continues to be dangerous. We know our cities are continued targets for...

Hurricane Florence and 9.7 Million Pigs

Sue Coe, “Drowned Before Slaughtered” (2018). News of the potentially catastrophic flooding of pigs’ feces lagoons calls two things to mind. The first is a...

Laquan McDonald is Being Tried for His Own Racist Murder

Photo Source Fibonacci Blue | CC BY 2.0 As the brilliant left cultural theorist and social critic Henry Giroux noted more than a decade ago,...

Mystery of feline mutilations finally ‘solved’ but have police been outfoxed? — RT UK...

A years-long probe into the notorious "Croydon cat killer," blamed for hundreds of pet deaths,...

How the U.N. Joined America’s War Against Syria

Eric Zuesse America has been at war to transfer control of Syria over to the Saud family, who own Saudi Arabia; and America has been...

What Was Not Saved Was the Economy

Photo Source futureatlas.com | CC BY 2.0 Today’s financial malaise for pension funds, state and local budgets and underemployment is largely a result of the...

The Power of the Anthropocene

Photo Source Doc Searls | CC BY 2.0 “So we are left with a stark choice: allow climate disruption to change everything about our world,...

Political Fragmentation on the Homefront

Photo Source Jackie | CC BY 2.0 The United States is politically fragmenting. It would seem that the various cultural and ideological stresses impacting the...

When Bernie Sold Out His Hero, Anti-Authoritarians Paid

Photo Source Evan Guest | CC BY 2.0 Bernie Sanders, in his thirties, wrote and directed the documentary Eugene V. Debs: Trade Unionist, Socialist, Revolutionary (1979),...

Why Mexico’s Next President is No Friend of Migrants

Salvadoran refugees Josue Flores Rivera and Jaquelinn Madrid Mendoza. Photo: Tamara Pearson. When it comes to immigration and refugees, Mexico’s progressive president elect, Andres Lopez...

Britain: the Anti-Semitism Debate

Photo Source DAVID HOLT | CC BY 2.0 Does the British Labour Party and its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, have an “anti-Semitism problem,” or has the...

The Adults in the White House Trying to Save the US From Trump Are...

Photo Source IIP Photo Archive | CC BY 2.0 Before his election as president it was understandable that Donald Trump’s critics should have vastly underestimated...

American Fascism

Photo Source Alan Turkus | CC BY 2.0 From Whence ‘We’ Came Fascism is a loaded topic for Americans. The term is usually put forward as...

What is to be Done?

Photo Source Giuseppe Milo | CC BY 2.0 The odds do not favor Donald Trump being impeached or indicted, but there is an unusual alternative...

The Veiled Danger of the ‘Dead’ Oslo Accords

Photo Source jensimon7 | CC BY 2.0 Yossi Beilin is back. This unrepentant Israeli ‘peacemaker’ is like the mythical phoenix, constantly resurrecting from its own...

A Product of Post-9/11 America

Photo Source Matt Johnson | CC BY 2.0 If Donald Trump is anything, he is a victim. Despite his billionaire status Trump retains popularity by...

Pope Francis and the Battle Over Cultural Terrain

Photo Source jojo nicdao | CC BY 2.0 “… e should not be fooled: Much of the organized opposition to Francis has nothing to do...

Why Stop at Roe? How “Settled Law” Can be Overturned

Photo Source Phil Roeder | CC BY 2.0 The Senate hearings on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court...

Nike and Colin Kaepernick: Fronting the Bigots’ Team

Photo Source Bill Smith | CC BY 2.0 If you have a world-class grievance– and Colin Kaepernick certainly does– what a godsend it must’ve been...

A Celebrity Salesman for the Military-Industrial-Complex

Photo Source Tricia McKinney | CC BY 2.0 The idea for this article came from one of those annoying “Recommended for you” thumbnails on YouTube....

A Bulwark Against the Idiocy of Conservatives Like Brett Kavanaugh

Photo Source Becker1999 | CC BY 2.0 In his appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, Brett Kavanaugh put on a prodigious display of...

The curious case of the New York Times and Nikki Haley’s curtains — RT...

In another swipe at the Trump administration, the New York Times has blamed US ambassador to...

From CO2 to Methane, Trump’s Hurricane of Destruction

Photo Source Becker1999 | CC BY 2.0 While the Trump administration swirls around in a vortex of Tweets, lies and Russiagate, one thing is for...

Obama’s Imperial Presidency

Photo Source The U.S. Army | CC BY 2.0 Could Donald Trump already be the worst of all American presidents?  In less than two years...

Obama’s Imperial Presidency

Photo Source The U.S. Army | CC BY 2.0 Could Donald Trump already be the worst of all American presidents?  In less than two years...

The Crazy Train Underground

Photo Source Bex Walton | CC BY 2.0 Notice how all these anonymous sources coming out of the White House woodwork to save America from...

The #Resistance Questions Brett Kavanaugh

Photo Source Becker1999 | CC BY 2.0 What is the point of watching the Brett Kavanaugh hearings? It was very obvious what Kavanaugh was. Ralph...

Homespun Terrorism

Photo Source AFGE | CC BY 2.0 For years now NSA and the Pentagon have feared foreign terrorists poisoning aquifers and municipal water supplies. Come to...

Selling Out is Not a Sacrifice

Art by Evan McCarthy The evils of capitalism are as real as the evils of militarism and evils of racism. — Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. You...

Oregon man sentenced to 50 years exonerated after dog he ‘shot’ is found alive...

An Oregon man sentenced to 50 years in prison for sexually abusing his daughter has had...

Amusing Ourselves to Death in the Age of Trump

Photo Source Francisco Anzola | CC BY 2.0 If the masses want bread and circuses, we give them bread and circuses. If they want witch-hunts,...
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Video: ISIS remnants still waging their terrorist campaign against innocent Iraqis

In Iraq, ISIL terrorists have launched a spate of kidnappings and attacks against security forces and civilians. Despite losing territory, the militants are still...

Dog helps Oregon man to be exonerated from 50 year prison sentence for child...

An Oregon man sentenced to 50 years in prison for sexually abusing his daughter has had...

Trump Makes the Transition in his War on the Press

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair Donald Trump’s call for Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice to investigate the New York Times for running an anonymous op-ed...

Nike’s Bad Air

Photo Source KylaBorg | CC BY 2.0 Nike changes its brand more often than Madonna and more profitably. In the company’s latest transformation, Nike has...

Elections and the Illusion of Political Control

Photo Source Paul Sableman | CC BY 2.0 As if on special at Metaphors-R-Us, and just in time for the primary elections, CNN published an...

Trump’s Psyche and the Threat of Force

Photo Source David Shankbone | CC BY 2.0 The frightening letter from a senior official in the Trump administration that appeared in the New York Times begs...

Freedom Fighter, Farmer, Family Man

A year or two ago, Ganpati Yadav rode up to Pandharpur and back, nearly 150 kilometres and till today casually cycles several kilometres every...

Trump and Chaos

Photo Source Bex Walton | CC BY 2.0 Once again, the political world is agog over new, ‘shocking’ revelations about the Donald Trump presidency. With...

McCain Against the World

Photo Source DVIDSHUB | CC BY 2.0 In his militarist lust he was near lunacy; his ignorance: profound; he was, in many respects, conventional—numbingly conventional—on...

The Fires This Time

Photo Source Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington | CC BY 2.0 This is the crime of which I accuse my country and my...

Petroleum Junkies of the World, Unite!

Photo Source Fibonacci Blue | CC BY 2.0 I’m a fossil fuel junkie. I drive a car and use electricity. My computer, TV, telephone, refrigerator,...

Syria & Russia Accuse U.S. Coalition, ‘White Helmets’, of Preparing Chemical Weapons Attacks in...

Eric Zuesse, originally reported at Off-Guardian The Governments of Syria and Russia claim to have proofs that the U.S. coalition that has invaded and now...

Billionaires Plan Escape From Apocalypse

Photo Source Kuba Bożanowski | CC BY 2.0 Well, the harsh truth about the integrity and fortitude of billionaires is finally out in the open...

Burn Your Nikes? How About Boycott Them Instead

“You have to stand proudly for the National Anthem or you shouldn’t be playing. You shouldn’t be there. Maybe you shouldn’t be in the...

Left, Right, and Dead Center

Photo Source Photo YourSpace | CC BY 2.0 Left, right, and center are spatial terms and relational notions; “left” and “right” are defined in relation...

Ministers giving spies license to torture, human rights group claims — RT UK News

Spies are routinely being given legal cover by ministers if there is a possibility of...

Climate of Class Rule:  Common(s)er Revolt or Common Ruin

Photo Source r. nial bradshaw | CC BY 2.0 Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf, guild-master and journeyman, in a word, oppressor...

Pundits respond to anonymous ‘coup’ published by NYT — RT US News

Pundits are lining up to weigh in on a salacious New York Times op-ed allegedly penned...

Climate Change: What About the Marxists?

Photo Source Akuppa John Wigham | CC BY 2.0 Author John Steinbeck in 1962 asked, “Why must progress look so much like destruction?” (1) In...

What the Media Isn’t Telling You

Photo Source Tyler Merbler | CC BY 2.0 Google is in the news (again) for creepy surveillance practices.  Google, AP reported, is tracking your physical...

How Seriously Should the Left Treat Manafort’s Conviction? An Interview With Anthony DiMaggio

Photograph Source Voice of America | CC BY 2.0 Anthony DiMaggio is a political scientist at Lehigh University specializing in political communication. He is the...

US Cuts to UNRWA Point to the Dark Future Being Readied for the Palestinians

Photo Source Abel CAINE | CC BY 2.0 Young school boys at a Refugee School Nazareth. The Trump administration’s decision to scrap all future aid payments...

Culture and Behavior May Clue Climate Change Response

Photo Source Dan Costin | CC BY 2.0 Behavior acculturated to ancestral norms, originally necessitated by occupation, is the focus of a new study in China with...

Chemically Induced Frankenstein-Humans

Photo Source CGP Grey | www.CGPGrey.com One of the biggest open questions of this century is whether 144,000 different chemicals swirling throughout the world are...

If the Troubles Return After Brexit, It Won’t Just be Because of the Irish...

Photo Source Duncan Hull | CC BY 2.0 A dangerous lack of understanding about the nature of the threat that Brexit poses to peace in...

Anti-Israelism and Anti-Semitism: the Invidious Conflation

Photo Source zeevveez | CC BY 2.0 I and others have warned that enactment of the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act now before Congress would threaten free...

Fre Ballesteros, Visionary

September 3, 2018 by Lee Ballinger Fre Ballesteros was a significant part of the documentary The Ultimate Song, which explored the...

American Militarism, a Bi-Partisan Affair

Photo Source DVIDSHUB | CC BY 2.0 “I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the...

Revised NAFTA Shows Every Sign of Being Another Trump Scam

Photo Source Paul Joseph | CC BY 2.0 If the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement were good for working people, its content wouldn’t be...

Rudy Giuliani’s strange journey into Romanian politics (with some personal interest) — RT US...

While the US State Department is well versed in the unsubtle art of telling foreign leaders...

The Tip of the Radiation Disaster Iceberg

Photo Source Surian Soosay | CC BY 2.0 The World Nuclear Association says its goal is “to increase global support for nuclear energy” and it...

10 Years After the Financial Crisis

Photo Source Jakob Montrasio | CC BY 2.0 It is 10 years in September since Lehman Brothers went bankrupt bringing global capitalism to the point...

Growing Despair Amidst Insecure Economic Recovery 

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair It’s now almost a decade since the last fiscal crisis, launching what was dubbed the “Great Recession.”  It wreaked havoc on...

Animal shelter offers $36k reward as Washington cat killer claims 13th victim — RT...

An animal sanctuary in Washington has offered a reward of $36,000 to anyone who can help...

FBI arrests 5 suspects accused of training children for school shootings in New Mexico...

The FBI has arrested five adults who kept malnourished children in squalid conditions at a compound...

Why McCain Lost: a Flashback

Photo Source Mason Votes | CC BY 2.0 After a week of media fawning, flags racing up and down staffs, and memorials coast-to-coast, John McCain...
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Video: Aretha! Unapologetically Black, Unapologetically Woman

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, passed at 76. She leaves a legacy of music, commitment to Black and human liberation and defined America's...

A Plague on Both Their Houses

Photo Source pxl | CC BY 2.0 Donald Trump is a miscreant, worse than any president in modern times.  Nevertheless, he is sometimes more right...

Republican Candidates are Paying a Fossil Fuels Conglomerate for Voter Data Mining

Photo Source DonkeyHotey | CC BY 2.0 Koch Industries is a fossil fuels conglomerate with estimated revenues of more than $100 billion annually and 130,000...

Gunning Down Yellowstone Grizzlies

Photo by Denali National Park and Preserve | CC BY 2.0 At the same time when families are flocking to Yellowstone Park to see grizzly...

Reality Winner, Russiagate and the Left

Reality hit hard for the left when whistleblower Reality Winner was sentenced to five years, three months in prison with three years of supervision...

The Victimization of Gaza Women

Photo Source Tony Webster | CC BY 2.0 Hanan al-Khoudari resorted to Facebook in a cry for help when Israeli authorities rejected her request to...

Can a Sitting US President Be Indicted for a Crime?  Why the Framers Intent...

Photo Source Medill DC | CC BY 2.0 Possibly within a matter of days or weeks Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller or New York federal prosecutors...

War Criminal, Not War Hero

Photo Source AFGE | CC BY 2.0 “I hate the gooks,”Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) doubled down when asked on the 2000 presidential campaign trail about...

Zimbabwe on the Path to Neoliberal Ruin

Photo Source abi.bhattachan | CC BY 2.0 With the defeat of the court challenge by the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), the election has...

WaPo Uses Photo of John McCain Next to Nazi to Praise His ‘Human Rights’...

A Washington Post column (8/27/18) celebrating John McCain as a human rights “champion” was illustrated with a photo of him making common cause with...

No Remorse: Reflections on Radical “Purism”

Photo Source Chairman of the Joint Chief | CC BY 2.0 John McCain’s legacy represents an unparalleled example of human decency and American service. — Alexandria...

The Working Class Strikes Back

Reading the daily headlines, it’s easy to forget that the corollary of a civilization in precipitous decline is a world of creative ferment, a...
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Video: Freedom Flotilla Captain Accuses Canada’s Government Of Complicity In A “Slow Genocide”

Human Rights Activist John Turnbull Describes How Israel's Navy Hijacked a Peaceful Vessel in International Waters and Kidnapped its Passengers and Crew ... Via Youtube

Corbyn is Being Destroyed, Like Blowing Up a Bridge to Stop an Advancing Army

Photo Source Kevin Walsh | CC BY 2.0 The latest “scandal” gripping Britain – or to be more accurate, British elites – is over the...

Israeli Cruelty and Palestine’s Predicament

Photo by Jonas Moffat | CC BY 2.0 Standing on the campus of Birzeit University in Ramallah (Palestine) one gets a full flavour of the...

War Hero or War Criminal?

Photo Source AFGE | CC BY 2.0 John McCain has left the planet, amid contrails of encomia exalting him as an “American” hero, even from...

Defining Anti-Semitism, Threatening Free Speech

Photo Source Qusai Al Shidi | CC BY 2.0 In May the benign-sounding Anti-Semitism Awareness Act appeared before the U.S Congress “to provide for consideration...

An Endless Highway of Death

Photograph Source DVIDSHUB | CC BY 2.0 In early August 1990, Iraqi troops marched into Kuwait.  By August 25thof that month, George Bush the Elder...

The Anti-President

Photo source tristan_roddis | CC BY 2.0 “Raids by U.S. commandos in Afghanistan. (I could be talking about 2001 or 2018.) A U.S. drone strike in...

A Cynic’s Guide to John Brennan and William McRaven

Photograph Source White House/David Lienemann | CC BY 2.0 John Brennan is a thorn digging deep into President Donald Trump’s hide.  Even before Trump’s inauguration,...

Why America is Now Far Scarier Than Trump

Photograph Source The Pug Father | CC BY 2.0 In May 2018, evangelist Franklin Graham, the son of the legendary preacher, Billy Graham, embraced Pres....

From the British Empire to Gaza

Photo by Felton Davis | CC BY 2.0 As old as war itself, collective punishment has long been the most damning and destructive weapon of...

Wasting Time with Manafort, Cohen, and Russiagate

Photograph Source Voice of America | CC BY 2.0 So, Paul Manafort, described by the New York Times as “a longtime lobbyist and political consultant...

This a Freak Show, Not a Democracy (Thanks, Founders)

Photograph Source Marc Nozell | CC BY 2.0 Some fall predictions: + The Chicago Cubs, having added Daniel Murphy to their roster, will go to the...

Beijing’s Bid for Global Power in the Age of Trump

Photograph Source James N. Mattis | CC BY 2.0 As the second year of Donald Trump’s presidency and sixth of Xi Jinping’s draws to a...

Distorting Past and Present: Reuters on Nicaragua’s Armed Uprising

From April 18 until late July 2018, an armed insurrection in Nicaragua left hundreds of people dead. The uprising, backed enthusiastically by private media...

Is Low Inflation the Path to Real Wage Growth?

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair I try not to miss Dean Baker’s short pieces on wages, inflation, and jobs, and I learn a lot from...

Julian Assange and the Fate of Journalism

Photograph Source Jeanne Menjoulet | CC BY 2.0 Julian Assange is the Australian founder of Wikileaks—a website dedicated to the public’s right to know what...

Capitalism’s Rough & Tumble Climate Affair

Photograph Source Rennett Stowe | CC BY 2.0 It’s entirely possible that capitalism and climate change are not compatible. They just cannot seem to live...

You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had

Photograph Source Senate Democrats | CC BY 2.0 The buzz is that “we” have to “take back” the House and Senate in the November midterm...

Cohen bombshell sparks fresh calls for Trump impeachment – but what happened to Russia...

Michael Cohen’s testimony that Donald Trump told him to violate campaign finance laws is sparking fresh...

Seeing Trumpism in the Broad & Far-Reaching-Implications on the Entire World

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair One trusts that it is so important to get a glimpse of the wider far-reaching design of Donald Trump beyond...

The Aretha Dialogue

Photo: Atlantic Records. It wasn’t an emotive voice. Wait. Stop there. The “Queen of Soul”? What’s “emotive” mean? “Able to arouse intense emotion” Respect” “(You Make Me Feel...

Corbyn attacked for Islamist hand-sign, claims it was in solidarity with Cairo massacre victims...

Jeremy Corbyn has found himself involved in a row after a picture of him making...

Turning Space Into a War Zone

Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space. The Trump administration is pushing hard on its scheme to create a Space Force.  Last week...

Repression Intensifies in Argentina After President Empowers Military

Weeks after Argentina signed a deal for a new $50 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and only days after hosting G20...

Ex-soldiers MP group demands inquiry into ‘UK involvement in US torture and rendition program’...

A public inquiry into Britain’s complicity in torture must be ordered by Prime Minister Theresa...

Am I More Nordic Than Members of the Alt Right?

In order to obtain my genetic history earlier this year, I sent a sample of saliva to a DNA outfit and received the results....

Dutch F-35 zooms over Sierra Nevada in ‘beast mode’ carrying external payload (VIDEO) —...

Rare footage of an F-35A Lightning II stealth fighter flying over the Sierra Nevada mountains in...

WATCH the mesmerizing dance of chromosomes inside our cells (VIDEO) — RT US News

Scientists have mapped the movement of chromosomes inside our cells for the first time – a...

WATCH the mesmerizing dance of chromosomes inside our cells (VIDEO) — RT US News

Scientists have mapped the movement of chromosomes inside our cells for the first time – a...

Missouri couple caged 4 children in tiny cells & had prison uniforms tailored for...

A couple in Missouri has been arrested and charged with child endangerment and kidnapping, for confining...

UK’s tiny number of Syrian Christian refugees sparks backlash against UN — RT UK...

The UN seeks to “keep families and faith communities together,” claiming “only 0.2 percent of...

Power, Powerlessness and the Perfect Target

Photo by kelly bell photography | CC BY 2.0 Now a year-and-a-half into the Trump presidency, it’s become a truism that the president’s support is...

The UK’s Labour Party and Its “Anti-Semitism” Crisis

Photo source Raph_PH | CC BY 2.0 The Labour is in the midst of an “antisemitism crisis” orchestrated by the media, pro-Zionist Jewish groups, and...

I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! Observations from a Week in the Philippines

Effigy of President Rodrigo Duterte. The news from the Philippines has been horrific over the last couple of years, especially worsening since the installation into...

A Glimmer of Hope in Bleak Palestine

Photo by Jonas Moffat | CC BY 2.0 The Palestinians’ deteriorating conditions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip makes even long-term optimism difficult. Neither...

Trump and the Russian Hand

Photo by Matt Johnson | CC BY 2.0 It is impossible to know for certain what happened in the United States presidential election of 2016....

Is Russia Facilitating Trump’s Strangulation of Iran?

Photo by Book Catalog | CC BY 2.0 Since the earliest days on the campaign trail, it has never been in doubt who Trump and...

The End of the Line – A Climate in Crisis

Train Wreck, Montparnasse, 1895 The world of academia is starting to pick up on the concept that humanity is unknowingly cruising on a train ride...

Only Communism Will Protect Our Waters

Photo source Jeffrey Putney | CC BY 2.0 PolyMet is trying the Donald Trump approach to mining here in Minnesota. Their philosophy: I’ve never mined...

Race, the Constitution, and Police Use of Force

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair Another day, another person of color killed by police officers, and another day and another prosecutor does not indict. Is...

Race, the Constitution, and Police Use of Force

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair Another day, another person of color killed by police officers, and another day and another prosecutor does not indict. Is...

Kushner’s Cynical “Deal of the Century” for Palestinians in Action

Photo source Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff | CC BY 2.0 Hindsight is unfair – but it might tell the truth. First, Donald...

Chomsky on Regime Change in Nicaragua

Photo by hobvias sudoneighm | CC BY 2.0 With patented angst, Noam Chomsky opined on President Daniel Ortega’s Nicaragua to an agreeing Amy Goodman: “But...

Trump, Putin and the Post-Helsinki Uproar

Photo by Kremlin.ru | CC BY 2.0 Q: What do the following wildly diverse people and institutions have in common: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Fox...

Perils of Ineptitude

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair When Donald Trump flubs through ignorance, incompetence, or poor judgment – that would be nearly all the time – he...

Let Us Now Praise Infamous Animals

In the spring of 1457, a gruesome murder took place in the French village of Savigny-sur-Etang. A five-year-old boy had been killed and his...

Israel Wreaks Terror on Another Harmless Mercy Ship

How revealing! How ironic! It is Jeremy Corbyn’s misfortune to be surrounded by witless blabbermouths whose unbridled remarks are a gift to Israel lobby propagandists....

Donald Trump and the American Left

Photo by nguyengurl | CC BY 2.0 The election of Donald Trump fractured the American Left. The abandonment of class analysis in response to Mr....

Playing Games with Capital Gains Tax Rates

Photo source Fibonacci Blue | CC BY 2.0 Okay, I’m going to plead guilty to playing lawyer without a license. The NYT reports that the...

The Real Danger of Donald Trump

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair From the very moment Donald Trump was elected President, I have had one overriding fear. It is a fear that...

Judge literally orders prisoner’s mouth to be taped shut in court (VIDEO) — RT...

A Ohio judge ordered a prisoner’s mouth be taped shut in court because the defendant wouldn’t...

the Psychological and Physical Costs of the Israel-Gaza War

Photo by young shanahan | CC BY 2.0 I have lived in this part of Israel for 45 years – the region that used to...

Trump and the Politics of Neoliberal Destruction

With the outrageous decision by the Trump White House to bar a CNN propagandist posing as a reporter, more people are now starting to...

A Deeper Exploration of the Supremacist Origin of Our Common Culture

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The AP headlined on July 27th "#MeToo reaches Vatican as nuns denounce abuse from priests” and reported that the...

Freemasons to accept women for first time in its history… but only if they...

Transgender women should have the right to remain members of the Freemasons but only if...

The Great Brexit Disorder

Photo by ijclark | CC BY 2.0 Seeking, and being able to afford (!), a brief psychological decompression from the nightmarish Land of Caged Toddlers,...

Trump’s “Amazing” Economy

Photo source davitydave | CC BY 2.0 Donald Trump has gotten some well-deserved ridicule in response to his boasts about the “amazing” economy. While the...

NATO: the Unexamined Alliance

Photo source Адміністрація Президента України | CC BY 2.0 The outcome of the July11-12 NATO meeting in Brussels got lost amid the media’s obsession with...

Are We About to Witness the Last Battle of the Syrian War?

Photo source Jamen Schahoud | CC BY 2.0 Will it be the Last Battle? For three years, Idlib has been the dumping ground for all...

Gaza Flotilla Ship Al Awda Violently Seized by Israelis – Consortiumnews

Israeli forces have violently boarded a ship, being followed by Consortium News, that was headed to Gaza bringing humanitarian aid.  By...

Trump Runs But He Can’t Hide

Photo source MarineCorps NewYork | CC BY 2.0 Bigot Boy is at it again, dangling black boogeymen in another of his pathetic attempts to distract...

Henry Kissinger Still Calls the Shots

Photo by Photo YourSpace | CC BY 2.0 Edward Luce’s article a week ago in the London Financial Times that is entitled, “Henry Kissinger: ‘We...

Homage to Nicaragua

Nicaraguans celebrate the 39th anniversary of the Sandinista triumph. Dan Kovalik, 2018. When the smoke finally clears, if it ever clears here, the coverage of...

Keeping Russia as an Enemy

“Russia is the most significant threat just because they pose the only existential threat to the country right now.” — General John Hyten, Commander US...

Alice Donovan, Russiagate and the Rabbit Hole of Sanctimony

Alice Donovan. We’ve tried to forget that name. Yet somehow, like a recurring bad dream, the alleged intruder that catfished our pages continues to...

Did God Send Us Donald Trump? 

Photo by Durán | CC BY 2.0 And I think about killing myselfAnd I love myself way more than I love you, so — Kanye West, I...

Sorry, Bernie, We Need Radical Change

Photo source Alex Hanson | CC BY 2.0 One of the more darkly amusing narratives in current establishment Democratic Party positioning for the 2018 mid-term...

Reading, Fortnite, and My Students’ Identities

Photo source Whelsko | CC BY 2.0 I have a student, call him Karl, a self-described Marxist. Karl has read the first two volumes of...

The Sanctification of NATO

To the Guardian (7/10/18), NATO “ushered in a democratic, liberal world order.” Claims that US President Donald Trump is undermining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization...

When Worse is the Enemy of Bad

Photo source davitydave | CC BY 2.0 There comes a time in the decline of an empire when–in its hubris, its arrogance–it decouples from reason...

Donald the Destroyer

Photo by Matt Johnson | CC BY 2.0 The mainstream media is concerned with the politics, policies, and propaganda of President Donald Trump, but underplays...

Or How to Lie With Statistics

Photo by Pete Souza | CC BY 2.0 Mark Twain famously wrote that “there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” This...

How Mueller Indictment Prove’s Ukraine Behind DNC Hacks

Robert Mueller is on a roll. He’s making all the right moves and going nowhere with his indictments. If you read the following carefully,...

How About Getting Rid of Your Nukes?

Photo by MAPW Australia | CC BY 2.0 The United States and Russia remained at odds, continuing military exercises along the borders of NATO, undermining...

Reflections on Media Gone Russia-Wild

Photo by Jeremy Noble | CC BY 2.0 Flipping through the cable news stations last Saturday morning, I came across an amusing sight at Russia-...

Corporate Spin: Genetically Modifying the Way to Food Security?   

Those familiar with the debate around genetically modified organisms (GMOs) may be forgiven for thinking that science alone can solve the world’s food problems. The industry...

Exposing the American Okie-Doke

Photo by srslyguys | CC BY 2.0 Russiagate, Corporate Propaganda, and the Historical Obstruction of Class Consciousness Peace to you; if you’re willing to fight for...

Duped US lawmaker screams N-word, runs around butt-naked to scare off ‘terrorist’ Sacha Baron...

Duped into thinking he was being trained to repel terrorists, a Georgian lawmaker ran around with...

America’s Reporter: the Hersh Method

Photo by Institute for Policy Studies | CC BY 2.0 If Seymour Hersh had only broken the story of the massacre of unarmed civilians at My...

Ecuador’s Agenda: Squeezing and Surrendering Assange

Photo by See Li | CC BY 2.0 It is perhaps typical in a time where a star of Baywatch should feature as a political voice.  Pamela...

Koch Industries Is Staffing Up with Voter Data Scientists to Tip the November Election...

Photo by DonkeyHotey | CC BY 2.0 For at least forty years, Charles and David Koch, majority owners of a sprawling fossil fuels multi-national company...

The Racial Capitalism of Caging Children at the Border

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair Symbolic Violence The mistreatment of migrants at the border has been at the top of the headlines, thanks in no small...

Montenegro and the “Manchurian Candidate”

The manchurian candidate 1962 poster | CC BY 2.0 At the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, Hollywood released a suspense thriller,...

Trump’s Supreme Pick Escalates America’s War on Sex 

Photo by The White House | CC BY 2.0 President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court  does not...

The Trump/NATO Debacle and the Profit Motive

Photo by Addicted04 | CC BY 2.0 Perhaps we should feel sorry for Jens Stoltenberg, the secretary general and titular head of the NATO military...

What Is It Good For? 

Photo by Tyler Merbler | CC BY 2.0 It goes without saying that Donald Trump is an abomination, and that if he is not stopped...

Are You Putin Me On?

Photo by National Portrait Gallery, London | CC BY 2.0 + Name this politician… He is pathologically narcissistic and supremely arrogant. He has a grotesque sense...

The Bipartisan War on Central and South American Women

Photo by Master Steve Rapport | CC BY 2.0 An under-examined element of the Trump Administration’s war on immigrants was the ruling by Attorney General...

Separating ALL Mothers and Babies Should be a Last Resort

I saw a bumper sticker that said abortion is the worst form of child abuse. I disagree. I think the worst form of child...

No Liberal Rallies Yet for the Children of Yemen

Photo by Felton Davis | CC BY 2.0 Hundreds of thousands of people showed up across the United States at more than 600 gatherings three weeks...

Peace or Armageddon: Take Your Pick

Photo by Paul Sableman | CC BY 2.0 I had just turned 15 when the Cuban Missile Crisis suddenly erupted. Like everyone else my age...

Gameplanning the Patriotic Retributive Attack on Montenegro

July 20, 2018 by Tom Clark All those amazon prime boxes stackt at your door all this free act now...

The Blue Pill Presidency

Photo by nguyengurl | CC BY 2.0 Who would have predicted that in 2018, the FBI, the CIA, John McCain, Jeff Bezos, and now the...

The West’s Potential Symbiotic Contributions to Freeing a Closed Muslim Mind

Photo by Almas Baig | CC BY 2.0 The inherited distorted Islamic narratives forming the general discordant epistemology governing a Muslim’s thinking process and attitude...

Red Fawn Fallis and the Felony of Being Attacked by Cops

Photo by Free RedFawn CC BY 2.0 What happened to Standing Rock water protector Red Fawn Fallis is what has happened to many women political...

The Crummy Good Economy and the New Serfdom

Photo by frankieleon CC BY 2.0 For about a year now, the unemployment rate has been around 4%. That’s supposed mean full employment, labor shortages,...

the Cost of the Trauma Cover-Up

Photo by || UggBoy♥UggGirl || CC BY 2.0 Despite increased spending on mental health treatment, mental illness disability and suicide rates have skyrocketed. “Perhaps more...

Three out of four Democrats want ‘fresh face’ to take on Trump in 2020...

As speculation mounts over who, if anyone, can unseat US President Donald Trump in 2020, 73...

The Politics of Cruelty

The wall separating the two Nogaleses seen from the US; two boys on the Mexican side. Photo by John Grant.  Cruelty is the expression of...

Doctors may soon start putting magnetic wires in your veins to detect cancer earlier...

Stanford scientists have trialed a revolutionary technology – using magnetic wire to detect and potentially remove...

Trump Kills Science, Nature Strikes Back

Photo by Edward Palmquist | CC BY 2.0 The Trump administration’s every move is marked with a strange creepiness as well as confusing messages that...

Trump & The Big Bad Bugs

Photo by Cat Branchman | CC BY 2.0 When people contemplate potential disasters ignited by the Trump administration’s foreign policy, places like the South China...

Designer babies? Ethics council approves genetically-edited embryos — RT UK News

Genetically modifying an embryo’s DNA to prevent heritable diseases could be “ethically acceptable”, a landmark...

Trump Knows That the US Can Exercise More Power in a UK Weakened by...

Photo by ijclark | CC BY 2.0 English nationalism as expressed by Brexiteers is a strange beast. Donald Trump gives an interview in which he assumes the...

The Lydda Death March and the Israeli State of Denial

Photo by Oren, Elhanan | CC BY 2.0 This week marks the 70th anniversary of the single largest mass expulsion of Arabs from Palestine during...

Kirstjen Nielsen Just Wants to Protect You

Photo by AK Rockefeller | CC BY 2.0 “Mommy, what’s chutzpah?” “Sweetie, chutzpah is when the head of Homeland Security says Americans are in danger from drones, but...

Trump Turns to Gaza as Middle East Deal of the Century Collapses

Photo by U.S. Embassy Jerusalem | CC BY 2.0 The Trump administration’s “Deal of the Century” for the Palestine-Israel has, predictably, gone over like a...

PBS Series, The Vietnam War, Receives Emmy Nomination. Should It?

Silence. That’s the overriding theme of this episode. Silence, as in Martin Luther King’s admonition that “our lives begin to end the day we...

The Awful Truth About the Hammonds

Photo by Ken Lund | CC BY 2.0 President Trump pardoned Oregon rancher Dwight Hammond and his son Steve. The pair were jailed for arson...

The McConnell Rule: Nasty, Brutish, and Unconstitutional

Photo by Aaron Vowels | CC BY 2.0 On Feb. 13, 2016, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced what is now referred to as the...

a Final Comment on Ocasio-Cortez

There is no question that there is an acute, ongoing social, political, and economic crisis in the United States and the colonial/capitalist world. Liberal...

Fair and Balanced Opinion at the New York Times

Photo by Matthew Hutchinson | Public Domain “Democratic Socialism is awful as a slogan and catastrophic as a policy. And “social democracy”—a term that better...

Tipping Points

It is an axiom of American politics that there is one born every minute.  Even so, it boggles the mind to think that so...

The Affirmative Action Silo

Photo by hollow sidewalks | CC BY 2.0 One of the hidden sources of division in the United States is the conceptual silo: the habits...

Ireland’s Intellectuals Bow to the Queen of Chaos 

“It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and to expose lies.” — Noam Chomsky (1967) Ireland’s oldest university – Trinity College Dublin –...

The Shadow of Torture Behind Trump’s Britain Visit

As President Trump visits the United Kingdom, the focus has been on strained trans-Atlantic relations, his intervention in domestic politics, and massive public protests. A different, diplomatically-couched protest has...

In the Land of Formula and Honey

+ Tariq Ali: “The vaudeville President stirring NATO with attacks on the Germans for being Russian puppets. Bizarre, but the EU powers are so pathetic...

Time to Stop Playing “Simon Says” with James Madison and Alexander Hamilton

Photo by John Trumbull | CC BY 2.0 The People as a Problem to be Contained As the United States’ depressed, distracted, disorganized, and demobilized populace...

Lessons That Should Have Been Learned From NATO’s Destruction of L

Photo by Bernd.Brincken | CC BY 2.0 The summit meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the military alliance that is expanding its deployments of...

You Don’t Have to Overrule Roe to Overrule Roe

Photo by Supermac1961 | CC BY 2.0 A second Supreme Court nomination by President Trump does not necessarily mean Roe v. Wade will be overturned. ...

The Hammonds and the Violent Origins of the Rancher Uprising in Burns, Oregon

Here’s some background on the Hammonds, who were pardoned this week for acts of arson on federal lands. During the spring of 1995, shortly...

Trump’s Iran Policy Invites Escalation, and That’s the Point

Amidst Trump's Demolition Derby NATO Summit, the carnage at home from the "barely organized crime" that...

While ‘Scar of Injustice’ Lingers and Racist Violence Persists, DOJ Reopens 1955 Murder Case...

The case into the 1955 kidnapping, torture, and murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till—whose killing helped galvanize opposition to racism in the South and fueled...

Why the Democrats Are Also to Blame for Brett Kavanaugh

Photo by The White House | CC BY 2.0 “I’m open to voting yes. I’m open to voting no.” – Sen. Doug Jones (Democrat, Alabama) It’s...

The UK’s Brexit Shambles

Photo by Christopher Michel | CC BY 2.0 Blighty this week has been frying in record warm temperatures. The army had to be called in to...

The Wisdom of Serpents

Photo by P Bear | CC BY 2.0 “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as...

By Razing Khan al-Ahmar, Israel will Bulldoze Illusions of Peace Process

Photo by TrickyH | CC BY 2.0 Israel finally built an access road to the West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar last week, after half...

The Discovery of Central American Suffering

Photo by Jonathan McIntosh | CC BY 2.0 U.S. pundits and politicians just discovered, it seems, that Washington’s decisions harm Central American families. For the...

How to Pack the Supreme Court

Photo by Supermac1961 | CC BY 2.0 Farewell to Anthony Kennedy, the one Justice who kept us guessing which way the Supreme Court would rule...

The Sordid History of Infant Formula and Trump’s Attempt To Bully, Blackmail & Threaten...

Photo by nerissa’s ring | CC BY 2.0 The 1974 article titled The Baby Killer blew the lid off the Nestle bottle formula scandal. (1)...

Make America More Like New Zealand, Costa Rica and Ethiopia

FOR DECADES, AMERICANS have accepted rule by a mendacious and meretricious elite. Today we have reason to believe that our situation is worse than ever....

Abolish ICE, But Don’t Stop There

Photo by Nathaniel St. Clair Since May of this year the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has separated nearly 2,500 migrant children from...

Autonomous Self-Organization Against the Electoral Spectacle in Mexico

Photo by Israel.rosas83 | CC BY 2.0 After the preliminary results were announced showing a clear and dominant victory, and both major challengers Ricardo Anaya...

A Teacher Explains Why the Janus Ruling is Bad News for Schools, Students

Photo by Supermac1961 | CC BY 2.0 The Supreme Court ruled in Janus v. AFSCME that non-union workers cannot be forced to pay agency/”fair share” fees to public...

‘Why is he picking on little kids?’ Footage shows cop pointing gun at children...

A video showing an El Paso policeman aiming his weapon at a group of young children...

the Long Battle Against US Imperialism

Photo by eric molina | CC BY 2.0 As of June 28, the death toll in Nicaragua has reached 285, with more than 1,500 wounded....

Congo’s Imposter President and the Moral Depravity of the West

Photo by U.S. Department of State | CC BY 2.0 On June 28th, 2018, the Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) said...

The Trump-Putin, Peace, Trade and Friendship Meeting

Photo by Book Catalog | CC BY 2.0 It was predictable that news of the planned July 16 meeting between Presidents Trump and Putin would...

Incivility Now!

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair A virtue of a thing, according to Aristotle, is that which makes it perform its function well.  Sharpness is a...

Outrage Grows as Trump Official Complains Deadline for Putting Kids Back in Parents’ Arms...

Outrage over the Trump administration's treatment of families who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border, many seeking asylum, grew on Friday as officials told a...

90 Years After the Birth of Che Guevara

Photo by darkroomillusions | CC BY 2.0 Last week was the 90thanniversary of the birth of Che Guevara. He was a revolutionary. But he was...

Jurassic Park – LewRockwell

America on Thin ICE

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair “The culture and ideology fostered in this globalization process relate largely to “lifestyle” themes and goods and their acquisition; and...

The Liberal Stampede to ‘Abolish ICE’

Pat Buchanan, American Renaissance, 3 July 2018 “What is it in the DNA of the left that it is always ready to...

Why Does Palestine Matter?

Photo by young shanahan | CC BY 2.0 Why does Palestine matter? It’s a question I ask myself nearly every day. Another way to put...

Ex-‘secret prison’ inmates demand inquiry — RT UK News

Former UK nationals who were tortured by US authorities in the aftermath of 9/11 are...

the Death of the Old and Arrival of the Young

Photo by Jesse Korman | CC BY 2.0 If there is a silver lining in Donald Trump’s sadistic presidency, we saw it on vivid display...

Justice Kennedy and the Myth of the Legal Neutrality

Photo by White House Photographic Office | CC BY 2.0 There is a powerful yet enduring myth in America that was shattered as the Supreme...

Return to Houston

Photo: Kenneth Surin. “Parts of Houston in the floodway, parts of New Orleans submerged during Katrina, parts of Florida—these places never should have been developed...

Greenpeace Canada Blockade Reaches 30-hour Mark as Tanker Pulls Away from Terminal

VANCOUVER - The tar sands oil tanker, Serene Sea, has now pulled away from Kinder Morgan’s Westridge Marine Terminal and is  sitting at anchor...

Trump, Obama and the Nature of Fascism

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair The latest Trump scandal hitting the news – the interment of children in cages, the forcible separation of screaming toddlers...

The Next Boat to Gaza

Photo by Donostia/San Sebastian 201 | CC BY 2.0 From aboard the “Al-Awda” at the port in Amsterdam. Aboard the international solidarity boat Al-Awda, part of...

Kushner’s “Ultimate Deal” Would Strip Palestinians of Their Human Dignity

Photo by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff | CC BY 2.0 Is there no humiliation left for the Palestinians? After Oslo, after the...

Shocking viral video of unarmed woman’s arrest by gun-toting police sparks LAPD response (VIDEO)...

A viral video showing numerous heavily-armed police officers training their weapons on an unarmed woman has...

Ecology: The Keystone Science

Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters | CC BY 2.0 A missing piece from most critiques of modern capitalism revolves around the misunderstanding...

Ecology: The Keystone Science

Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters | CC BY 2.0 A missing piece from most critiques of modern capitalism revolves around the misunderstanding...

Ecology: The Keystone Science

Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters | CC BY 2.0 A missing piece from most critiques of modern capitalism revolves around the misunderstanding...

the Lessons From OccupyICE Portland

Photo by Nathaniel St. Clair I remember visiting the the OccupyICEPDX encampment during its first week in Portland, Oregon in which activists successfully shut down...

After the Amazon Tax Betrayal

Photo by Backbone Campaign | CC BY 2.0 Time for a Left Alliance to Kick Out the Corporate Politicians In the wake of the Democratic Party’s...

Who Will Be Our Next Unelected Arbiter-for-Life?

Photo by Supermac1961 | CC BY 2.0 Many say the resignation of Justice Kennedy represents a ‘threat to democracy’ because Trump will no doubt appoint...

Americans Can Learn From Korean “Plaza Democracy”

Photo by Jjw | CC BY 2.0 “Broadly speaking, the candlelight protest movement had two goals. The first goal was to restore social justice by...

Americans Can Learn From Korean “Plaza Democracy”

Photo by Jjw | CC BY 2.0 “Broadly speaking, the candlelight protest movement had two goals. The first goal was to restore social justice by...

No Country for Old Women

Photo by John St John | CC BY 2.0 Two homeless people died in Berkeley during the month of June, 2018. Marcia Poole wrote an...

The US Has Given Up on the Overthrow of Assad

Photo by thierry ehrmann | CC BY 2.0 It will be called the great betrayal. And it was a long time coming. But the grim...

America’s Moral Angst

Photo by Dave Hosford | CC BY 2.0 For all those who in 2016 closed their eyes, held their noses and took a leap into...

On Tipping Points and Authoritarian Peril

Photo by Graham C99 | CC BY 2.0 The Tangerine Tosser’s triple trade tiff – with China, the European Union, and the United States’ NAFTA...

Did Israel Inspire Trump’s Family Separation Policy?

Photo by www.ice.gov | Public Domain This past May, the United States Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, announced the government’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy at US border crossings. It...

Did Israel Inspire Trump’s Family Separation Policy?

Photo by www.ice.gov | Public Domain This past May, the United States Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, announced the government’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy at US border crossings. It...

Anthony Kennedy and the Court of Lost Resort

Photo by White House Photographic Office | CC BY 2.0 These occasions don’t come round all that often, so we should pause for moment amid...

UNRWA Does not Perpetuate the Conflict, the Conflict Perpetuates UNRWA

Photo by Jordi Bernabeu Farrús | CC BY 2.0 In January, without warning, Donald Trump declined to pay $305 million of his country’s $365 million...

US ambassador to Estonia resigns over Trump’s EU & NATO statements — RT US...

Donald Trump’s careless statements and clumsy transatlantic policies have reportedly forced the US ambassador to Estonia...

The Supreme Court’s Fatal Attack on Public-Sector Workers

Photo by Supermac1961 | CC BY 2.0 The courts have always been an instrument of plutocratic power. But the war against American workers has intensified...

May implores EU leaders to share security info post Brexit — RT UK News

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has warned EU leaders not to put their citizens’ lives...

Prosecute Blair govt officials at ICC after torture report – ex-diplomat Craig Murray (VIDEO)...

Craig Murray, the only British civil servant to express written concerns over UK complicity in...

Ex-Guantanamo Bay prisoner says British intel agencies the ‘only reason’ he was locked up...

An ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate has said British intelligence agencies are the “only reason” he was...

The Peace Deal That is All Israel

Photo by U.S. Embassy Jerusalem | CC BY 2.0 Honor, like integrity, is not a commodity,  like a gilded condominium in New York City for...

Immigration and the Politics of Moral Corruption

Photo by Jonathan McIntosh | CC BY 2.0 Genocides, drug trades, gang violence, famines, natural disasters, poverty, political upheaval, ecological degradation… All around the world,...

Tony Blair calls for counter-terror cooperation with Russia — RT UK News

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has called on the UK to cooperate with Russia to...

Neo-Liberalism and the Retreat of Democracy

Photo by Ronald Reagan Library | CC BY 2.0 Democracy across the world is under siege. This according to the latest Freedom House report documenting...

What does Doug Ford’s Election as Premier of Ontario mean for the Palestinian Solidarity...

How will the election of Doug Ford as premier of Ontario effect the pro-Palestinian movement? In one of his first post-election moves Ford announced that...

Can Illegal Immigrants Be Deported

McCarthyism Revisited

Photo by United States Senate | CC BY 2.0 Founding Father James Madison warned 230 years ago that “no nation could preserve its freedom in...

Killing a Journalist in Kashmir – Consortiumnews

In this interview with noted author and editor, Vijay Prashad, Dennis J. Bernstein discusses the recent streetside assassination of journalist Shujaat...

The United States Rejects Human Rights at the Southern Border and at the United...

Photo Source Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade | CC BY 2.0 Forever. The Trump Administration’s chaotic decisions regarding the United Nations as well as...

Trump’s Executive Order Does Not Hide This Historical Pattern of Cruelty

Photo Source ღ ℂℏ℟ḯʂ ღ | CC BY 2.0 The separation of families can only continue to operate if there are enough collaborators to reproduce...

Yemeni Suffering Made Easy

Photo Source Felton Davis | CC BY 2.0 The Saudi and UAE-led operationto retake the rebel-held port city of Hodeidah, which could jeopardize the lives...

Machete-wielding woman ‘forces’ ex to have sex — RT US News

A woman in Montana has been charged by police after being accused of breaking into the...

Living in the Ruins of Capitalism

The daughter of friends was telling me recently about the almost completed PhD thesis she is writing at UCLA’s History Department. It is, she...

Mexico Can be a Counterweight to US Foreign Policy in Latin America

Photo by Emiglex | CC BY 2.0 The candidate of the radical left Andrés Manuel Lépez Obrador, known in Mexico as ‘AMLO’ is set to...

Declassified report shows Northern Ireland police told not to arrest MI5 informants — RT...

After almost 40 years in the dark, a declassified report has revealed that Northern Irish...

A Long March of the Dispossessed to Delhi 

India’s agrarian crisis has gone beyond the agrarian. It’s a crisis of society. Maybe even a civilizational crisis, with perhaps the largest body of small...

The Defiance that Launched Gaza’s Flaming Kites Cannot be Extinguished

Photo by Jonas Moffat | CC BY 2.0 Nazareth. First Israel built a sophisticated missile interception system named Iron Dome to neutralise the threat of homemade...

America’s Cold War “Tugboat”

Photo by Daniel Lobo | CC BY 2.0 Several years ago, I had occasion to interview the Guardian’s Russia correspondent, Jonathan Steele, and asked how he...

a Conversation With Seymour Hersh

Seymour Hersh on Democracy Now! Seymour Hersh states that the “deadliest words” in US media today are, “I think.” With media cycles constantly fluctuating and...

Let Them Know: ¡Niños, No Están Solos!

They chanted, they held signs, and they sang Mexican lullabies. At times, they screamed as loud as they could: “¡Niños, no están solos!” (“Children,...

Neoliberalism, Pipelines, and Canadian Political Economy

Photo by Luke Jones | CC BY 2.0 The national debate about how to get diluted bitumen to trans-oceanic markets by means of a twinning...

Trump, North Korea, and the Death of IR Theory

Photo by White House Communications Agency | Public Domain The dominant theme in media commentary regarding President Trump’s foreign policy has been his unpredictability. While...

Trump’s War on Sex

Photo by Nathaniel St. Clair In May, Pres. Donald Trump gave the keynote speech for the Susan B. Anthony List annual “Campaign for Life,” a gathering tosupport political candidates who...

Sharing a Love of Dogs, the Wild, and Speaking Truth to Power

She could not be dead, I thought, she had survived so much – blizzards at the Standing Rock pipeline protest, her public breakdown, and...

Pro-War Media Deserve Slamming, Not Sainthood

Still from “The Post.” The media nowadays are busy congratulating themselves for their vigorous criticism of Donald Trump. To exploit that surge of sanctimony, Hollywood...

The ‘Soft Coup’ and the Attack on the Brazilian People 

Photo by | CC BY 2.0 In 2016, when former President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff was removed from office, I asked my dad- a New...

Slow Suicide and the Abandonment of the World

Photo by Athena Iluz | CC BY 2.0 “The condition of alienation, of being asleep, of being unconscious, of being out of one’s mind, is...

NSA moves top secret data to cloud developed by Amazon — RT US News

The US National Security Agency is “systematically moving” all its data to a cloud-computing service, the...

None of Us are Free, One of Us is Chained

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair The road to total tyranny is littered with tests – moments when those atop reigning oppression structures learn how far...

CNN, MSNBC look away as Trump hosts families of victims killed by illegal immigrants...

President Donald Trump hosted families who lost loved ones to crimes committed by illegal immigrants. CNN...

Intolerable Opinions in an Intolerant Time

Photo by Engraver George Glover | CC BY 2.0 In Love’s free state all powers so levelled beThat them affection governs more than awe. — William...

RT looks at 5 times liberals got away with it — RT US News

Acting activist Peter Fonda may have found the limit of liberal hypocrisy. His suggestion that Donald...

Strange Bedfellows

Photo by U.S. Embassy Jerusalem | CC BY 2.0 Misery is not the only thing that “acquaints a man with strange bedfellows,” as Shakespeare put...

Star Wars Redux: Trump’s Space Force

Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center | CC BY 2.0 If Donald Trump gets his way on formation of a Space Force, the heavens...

Humanity vs. the Rule of Law

June 21, 2018 by Kenn Orphan Photo by Nathaniel St. Clair It was back in my early undergrad years when I...

Assange and Truth: the Deeper (Harder) Issue

Photo by thierry ehrmann | CC BY 2.0 When Harold Pinter got the Nobel Prize (2005), he described “a vast tapestry of lies upon which...

Elon Musk’s Latest Brainstorm Takes Aim at Meddlesome Media

Elon Musk gazes into the future. (cc photo: Michelle Andonian/OnInnovation) Elon Musk, the eccentric South African billionaire head of electric vehicle/battery maker Tesla and rocket...

Elon Musk’s Latest Brainstorm Takes Aim at Meddlesome Media

Elon Musk gazes into the future. (cc photo: Michelle Andonian/OnInnovation) Elon Musk, the eccentric South African billionaire head of electric vehicle/battery maker Tesla and rocket...

Elon Musk’s Latest Brainstorm Takes Aim at Meddlesome Media

Elon Musk gazes into the future. (cc photo: Michelle Andonian/OnInnovation) Elon Musk, the eccentric South African billionaire head of electric vehicle/battery maker Tesla and rocket...

Elon Musk’s Latest Brainstorm Takes Aim at Meddlesome Media

Elon Musk gazes into the future. (cc photo: Michelle Andonian/OnInnovation) Elon Musk, the eccentric South African billionaire head of electric vehicle/battery maker Tesla and rocket...

Proving Ground for Racialized Capitalism

Photo by Gustavo La Rotta Amaya | CC BY 2.0 The Civil War ended and Edward A. Pollard “of Virginia” immediately wrote a history of...

Divest From the Business of Incarceration

Photo by Chris Friese | CC BY 2.0 The Trumpist policy of kidnapping children at the border has begun to shine a light on the...

The Palestinian Tipping Point

Photo by Trocaire | CC BY 2.0 On Wednesday, 13 June, for the second time in few days, Palestinians took the streets of central Ramallah,...

“What? You Think We’re So Innocent?”

Photo by Dan Scavino Jr. | CC BY 2.0 Channel surfing the corporate media’s alleged “news” broadcasts the other day I took note of a...

Trump’s War on Children is an act of State Terrorism

Photo by Nathaniel St. Clair State terrorism comes in many forms, but one of its most cruel and revolting expressions is when it is aimed...

Actor Peter Fonda suggests Trump’s son should be put ‘in a cage with pedophiles’...

Hollywood actor and activist Peter Fonda has let loose on Twitter in protest at the Trump...

Unprecedented Cruelty Against Immigrants and Their Children

Photo: Bill Hackwell Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions tightened US immigration policy on April 6 by issuing a “zero tolerance” order against those trying to...

Trump, North Korea, and Iran

Photo by Dan Scavino Jr. | Public Domain As one of the original settlers of the sparsely populated territory situated between the deranged and warring...

The Republican Party Falls Apart, the Democrats Get Stuck

Photo by DonkeyHotey | Public Domain The Republican Party has been falling apart for at least 54 years. The official start of this process can...

Mothers of Children Killed by Illegal Aliens Slam Media for Hypocritical Coverage of Border...

The “Angel Moms” of two American sons killed by illegal aliens told The Daily Caller how they felt about the media coverage...

‘Tragic to see innocent children caged like animals’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn took a swipe at US President Donald Trump as he blasted...

‘Tragic to see innocent children caged like animals’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn took a swipe at US President Donald Trump as he blasted...

We Can Thank Top Union Officials for Trump

Photo by Fibonacci Blue | Public Domain As Trump keeps depressing us with his erratic politics swinging wildly around his fragile ego, even to the...

The Spanish Labyrinth

Photo by psoe extremadura | Public Domain As the socialist-led government takes over in Spain, newly minted Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez faces at least two...

Bring Julian Assange Home

Photo by valerialaura | Public Domain The persecution of Julian Assange must end. Or it will end in tragedy. The Australian government and prime minister Malcolm...

The NYT’s Flawed Coverage of the Gaza Protest

Photo by Matthew Hutchinson | Public Domain The New York Times is justly renowned for its news reporting.  Its articles and headlines are generally accurate and insightful.  ...

State of the Climate – It’s Alarming!

Photo by Akuppa John Wigham | CC BY 2.0 Stuart Scott of Climate Matters.TV recently interviewed Dr. Peter Wadhams, emeritus professor, Polar Ocean Physics, Cambridge...

Roaming Charges: Singapore Fling

Photo by Dan Scavino Jr. | Public Domain + “If the United States is accommodating, the North Koreans become accommodating. If the United States is hostile,...

North Korea Issue is Not De-nuclearization But De-Colonization

Photo by SarahTz | CC BY 2.0 The critics had already signaled their strategy for derailing any meaningful move toward normalizing relations between the United...

How the Corporate Media Enslave Us to a World of Illusions

Photo by Mohamed Nanabhay | CC BY 2.0 Nazareth. For several years now, I have been writing regular posts on my blog with one end in mind: to...

The Day the US Became an Empire

Photo by Jason Eppink | CC BY 2.0 For half a century, the United Kingdom celebrated May 24, the birthday of the late Queen Victoria,...

Yellow Journalism and the New Cold War

Like Saddam Hussein a decade and a half ago, Russia and its President Vladimir Putin have been repeatedly vilified in the Western media over...

Caging Children, Separating Families

Photo by Fibonacci Blue | CC BY 2.0 “Never has our future been more unpredictable, never have we depended so much on political forces that...

What is the Meaning of Japan Today?

Photo by Luke,Ma | CC BY 2.0 Japan has been the canary in the capitalist coal mine for some time now. If you want to...

Another Reason Young Americans Don’t Revolt Against Being Screwed

Photo by Aaron Bauer | CC BY 2.0 “8 Reasons Young Americans Don’t Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance” was originally published in...

The Official Inquiry Into London’s Grenfell Tower Fire

Photo by Guido van Nispen | CC BY 2.0 The official inquiry into London’s high-rise Grenfell Tower fire is now underway.  The blaze occurred on...

A Blow to Interventionists, as US and North Korea Move Toward Peace

Photo by Dan Scavino Jr. | Public Domain Critics and pundits have been reacting dismissively to President Donald Trump’s engagement with North Korea’s Kim Jong...

Knesset Foils Efforts to End Israeli Apartheid

Photo by Susan Ruggles | CC BY 2.0 For most of the seven decades after its establishment, Israel went to extraordinary lengths to craft an...

American Rage

Photo by Giuseppe Milo | CC BY 2.0 “The Bonaparte dynasty represents not the revolutionary, but the conservative peasant; not the peasant who strikes out...

American Rage

Photo by Giuseppe Milo | CC BY 2.0 “The Bonaparte dynasty represents not the revolutionary, but the conservative peasant; not the peasant who strikes out...

American Rage

Photo by Giuseppe Milo | CC BY 2.0 “The Bonaparte dynasty represents not the revolutionary, but the conservative peasant; not the peasant who strikes out...

Petulance as Statecraft: Trump Does Canada

Photo by Steve Jurvetson | CC BY 2.0 When it comes to Donald Trump, I tend to ignore his self-centered shenanigans. I figure the substance...

The Democrats Out-Right the Right on North Korean Summit

Photo by Senate Democrats | CC BY 2.0 If more proof was needed to persuade anyone that the Democrats are indeed a war party, it...

Inside Claud Cockburn’s MI5 File

Photo by Anonymous9000 | CC BY 2.0 My late friend Christopher Hitchens once told me that his American friends often expressed surprise at the number...

Oklahoma man free after 26 years as murder conviction dismissed — RT US News

Johnny Edward Tallbear of Oklahoma City, who spent over 26 years behind bar on a first-degree...

Why Do Democrats Want to Sabotage North Korea Talks?

Photo by Matt Brown | CC BY 2.0 Amazing how partisan politics shape this country’s foreign policy. Seven Democratic senators have written the president urging...

Rethinking the Term ‘Israeli Occupation’

Photo by Jordi Bernabeu Farrús | CC BY 2.0 June 5, 2018 marks the 51st anniversary of the Israeli Occupation of East Jerusalem, the West...

Neutralize North Korea From Iran?

Photo by Matt Brown | CC BY 2.0 US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Iran nuclear deal is neither...

Mainstream Media’s One-Sided Coverage of the Great March of Return: a Case Study

Photo by Jonas Moffat | CC BY 2.0 A Gallup poll of March, 2018 about opinions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict revealed that 64% of Americans...

Striking and Dreaming from Tierra del Fuego to Tijuana

Ángel Cappelletti (1927-1995) was an Argentine philosopher who spent much of his career teaching at Simón Bolívar University in Venezuela. He also translated numerous...

A Half Century Later, Still No Justice

Damaged USS Liberty. Photo: US Navy. In early June of 1967, at the onset of the Six Day War, the Pentagon sent the USS Liberty...

Venezuela’s Narrowing Options

Photo by Alejandro Alarcon | CC BY 2.0 “¡Patria o muerte!” (fatherland or death) is the traditional slogan of Latin American revolutionaries. It is also the...

Iran, India and Pompeo’s Demands

Photo by Thibault Laurens | CC BY 2.0 Iran and India are two of the world’s most ancient countries, and they have deep historical links....

Hiding the Real Number of Unemployed

Photo by James Lee | CC BY 2.0 Your government believes that exhausting your unemployment benefits is a cause for celebration — because you are...

Trump’s Saving Grace

What a nauseating spectacle — the language police at CNN and MSNBC castigating Samantha Bee for calling Ivanka Trump a “feckless cunt!” Their producers should...

Lord Truscott gives scathing analysis of Theresa May to RT (VIDEO) — RT UK...

Tory leader Theresa May is a weak PM, an independent peer in the House of...

Authoritarian Chickens Roosting at Home

Photo by T toes | CC BY 2.0 Yes, He’s Awful Much of what liberals say about Donald Trump and the chilling political moment the Trump...

Man-Made Hurricane, Wall Before the Wall

Photo by Tobias Nordhausen | CC BY 2.0 Witnessing the crisis of their neighbor and ally Venezuela, Cubans express their memories of the ‘’Special Period’’...

Pompeo’s Speech Against Iran Reveals Failure of US Foreign Policy

Photo by Mark Taylor | CC BY 2.0 After 28 years of military involvement in the region, the United States has caused the deaths of...

The Empire’s Media and the Quest for Veto Authority in the Americas

Christian Science Monitor (4/11/18) In April, the Summit of the Americas in Peru predictably led to articles fretting about declining US influence in the Western...

May offers meek condemnation of Gaza killings as Netanyahu visits No 10 — RT...

British Prime Minister Theresa May expressed the UK’s concern over ‘the loss of Palestinian lives’...

The US is at War With Itself

Photo by Paul Siarkowski | CC BY 2.0 The United States is at war with itself. It is actually a function of the nation’s heritage—the...

In OtherWords: June 6, 2018

The last few weeks have brought a devastating slew of headlines on an increasingly cruel immigration enforcement practice: forcibly separating migrant children from their...

Fallout from Colombia’s New Association with NATO

Photo by calvinbasti | CC BY 2.0 It was no surprise. Already Colombia had sent personnel to military training schools in Germany and Rome and...

The Stupefying Mediocrity of Barack Obama

Photo by Maryland GovPics | CC BY 2.0 As a Marxist, I’m not very interested in the psychology of the powerful. I don’t think it...

Amnesty’s damning report on UK, US, France destruction in Raqqa — RT UK News

UK, US, and French bombs inflicted mass loss of civilian life in ISIS-held Raqqa, according...

the US is Once Again Supporting Death Squads in Central America

Photo by Alison McKellar | CC BY 2.0 The United States has been quietly funding and equipping elite paramilitary police units in El Salvador accused...

Syria’s New Housing Law Will Displace Tens of Thousands of Refugees, But Even That...

Photo by Freedom House | CC BY 2.0 When wars end, the winners redraw the maps. That’s what the British and French did to the...

The Faked Assassination of Arkady Babchenko

Photo by Автор снимка неизвестен | CC BY 2.0 The faked assassination of Arkady Babchenko is a bizarre affair which has intriguing features similar to...

Trump is Alienating Europe, and This Is a Good Thing

Photo by European People’s Party | CC BY 2.0 Thesis: the main achievement of the Trump administration to date has been to alienate European allies,...

Don’t Eat This – LewRockwell

Toxic Chemicals – PR Nightmare

Photo by Mark | CC BY 2.0 A recent unidentified White House staff email referred to a still-pending federal study on chemicals as “a public...

Venezuela Defies the US Empire Reelecting Maduro

Photo by Joka Madruga | CC BY 2.0 The Venezuelan people reelected Nicolás Maduro for a second presidential term on May 20. A US-backed political...

Cancer mapping tech could help UK doctors stay one step ahead of tumors —...

A new computer program could forecast how tumors grow in the same way that meteorologists...

Сan FSB agent do part-time? CIA Twitter ad offers jobs to Russian-speakers, trolls arrive...

America’s prime spook house sent a rallying cry to people who can speak Russian, saying their...

Billionaires Want Poor Children’s Brains to Work Better

Photo by ImagineCup | CC BY 2.0 Why are many poor children not learning and succeeding in school? For billionaire Bill Gates, who funded the start-up...

Barney and the Jet Set

Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture | CC BY 2.0 Remember good old Barney Frank, the loudmouth former legislator from Massachusetts’ 4th District? (Even after...

Ivanka’s Full Frontal

Photo by Michael Vadon | CC BY 2.0 Good my lord, You have begot me, bred me, loved me. I return those duties back as are right...

Badge of Impunity

Photo by Office of Public Affairs | CC BY 2.0 What does it take to awaken a somnambulant media these days? Getting shot in the...

Democrats are From Hell; Republicans are From Hell’s Lowest Circle, and Trump is From...

Photo by Mike Maguire | CC BY 2.0 For nearly three decades, the right has been going after the Clintons – first mainly Bill, then...

Authoritarians, Plutocrats and the Fight for Racial Justice

Photo by Tyler Merbler | CC BY 2.0 On the campaign trail, Donald J. Trump routinely lashed out at protesters brazen enough to disrupt his...

UK battles with EU over access to foreign criminal database it initially fought to...

In the government’s latest row to secure a fresh post-Brexit security deal, the UK is...

On States, Markets and Morality 

Photo by Steve Snodgrass | CC BY 2.0 During the Reagan presidency, philosophers began to challenge the normative assumptions that political theorists provided about states...

How Did AMLO Become the Frontrunner in Mexico’s Elections?

Photo by Eneas De Troya | CC BY 2.0 The presidential election scheduled for July 1, 2018 in Mexico appears to favor Andrés Manuel López...

Graduating White in a Black City

Photo by Bart Everson | CC BY 2.0 The doubling of the earth’s human population in the four decades between 1960 and 2000, from three...

Immigration divides us and the bygone eras were better, say Britons young and old...

Life in the UK was better in eras gone by, say two thirds of Britons....

the Cases of Reyaad Khan and Abdul Raqib Amin

Photo by Debra Sweet | CC BY 2.0 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is 70 this year. But you wouldn’t know it from...

The Political Subtext of Confederate Memorials

Photo by Don McCullough | CC BY 2.0 North Carolina is home to more than 200 Civil War memorials, statues, and markers. One such statue,...

The Culture Behind School Shootings

Photo by Phil Roeder | CC BY 2.0 Another week, another mass shooting and still the discourse remains primarily about individual violence. The goal is...

“Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand” & the New Poor People’s Campaign

Photo by Maryland GovPics | CC BY 2.0 The global remembering last month of the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr....

‘This Is Really an Effort to Undermine People’s Access to Birth Control’

Janine Jackson interviewed Kinsey Hasstedt about reproductive health restrictions for the May 25, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

Amazon Tax Passes in Seattle and the Billionaire Class Fights Back

Photo by Tiffany Von Arnim | CC BY 2.0 Meanwhile the Movement to Tax Big Business Spreads to Other Cities On May 14, the Seattle City...

The Manchester Bomber was Only Able to Massacre People Because of the Mistakes Made...

Photo by Pete | CC BY 2.0 The culpability of the British government and its intelligence agencies in enabling suicide bomber Salman Abedi to blow himself up at...

You Can’t Commit Genocide Without the Help of Local People

Photo source Ben Tilley | CC BY 2.0 How do you organise a successful genocide – in Turkish Armenia a century ago, in Nazi-occupied Europe...

Body farm in UK? Britain ‘mulls’ creating grisly research center with decaying humans —...

Britain’s first body farm – a research facility where human remains are left to decay...

Bang, Bang to Trump

Photo by Matt Brown | CC BY 2.0 Can you smell the whiff of smoke? You surely can. But the gunfire? Not yet. But it...

Pompeo’s Iran Speech and the 21 Demands

Photo by Mark Taylor | CC BY 2.0 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced to a Heritage Foundation audience Monday a a set of 12...

Santa Fe High School Shooting: an Incel Killing?

Photo by Tom Driggers | CC BY 2.0 On Friday, May 18th, the U.S. was witness to its 22nd school shooting of the year.  This one took place...

Senate Puts CIA Back on Torture Track

Photo by Poster Boy | CC BY 2.0 The new CIA Director, Ms. “Bloody Gina” Haspel, is the focus of much of the Senate Intelligence...

John McCain, Telescopes and the Desecration of Mount Graham

Photo: Mount Graham Coalition. On Memorial Day weekend, a little reminder of who John McCain really is… We waited for a night when the moon was...

‘Human’ cells mixed with chicken embryos in bizarre scientific experiment — RT US News

US scientists have mixed artificial human cells with the embryos of a chicken in a bizarre...

Iran: Sanctions & War

Photo by Carl Glover | CC BY 2.0 The question is: has the Trump administration already made a decision to go to war with Iran,...

Is the Washington Post Soft on Amazon?

Photo by Backbone Campaign | CC BY 2.0 When Facebook’s data practices began dominating the news last month, The Washington Post, like many other news...

A Major Win for Trump’s War Cabinet

Photo by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff | CC BY 2.0 President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to run away from a summit meeting...

Could Anything Cause the GOP to Dump Trump?

Photo by kelly bell photography | CC BY 2.0 The mind boggles at the fact that, even with Hillary Clinton for an opponent, Donald Trump...

Haspel Is Not the Problem

Trump’s Cancellation of the Summit with Kim

Photo by Matt Brown | CC BY 2.0 Donald Trump writes Kim Jong Un that “based on the tremendous anger and open hostility expressed in...

Why the Emerging Apartheid State in Israel-Palestine is Not Sustainable

Photo by Jordi Bernabeu Farrús | CC BY 2.0 The powerful juxtaposition of the U.S. delegation in Jerusalem on Monday, May 14, opening up the...

Pompeo’s Outrageous Speech on Iran

Photo by Mark Taylor | CC BY 2.0 Speaking at the Heritage Foundation this week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo practically declared war on...

Nessie’s back! New footage appears to show ‘monster’ splashing in Loch Ness (VIDEO, POLL)...

Footage captured by a schoolgirl visiting Loch Ness has prompted fresh claims of a definitive...

A Bloody Hot Summer in Gaza: Parallels With Sharpeville, Soweto and Jallianwala Bagh

Photo by David Berkowitz | CC BY 2.0 It is a bloody hot summer in Gaza. And the events surrounding the killings of nearly 60...

Teen on trial for terrorism says ‘discrimination’ a factor in her radicalization — RT...

A teenager accused of planning a terror attack has told a London court that discrimination...

A Faustian Bargain with the Climate Crisis

Art by Willy Stöwer | CC BY 2.0 You’re a passenger on the Titanic on its fateful maiden voyage in 1912. As it draws away...

A Bright Spot in Dark Times

Photo by Joka Madruga | CC BY 2.0 The U.S. backing of Israel’s massacre of Palestinians and Donald Trump’s death threats to Kim Jong-Un prove...

“Michael Inside:” The Prison System in Ireland 

Still from “Michael Inside.” Michael Inside is a new Irish movie which looks at the prison system in Ireland and the people who serve their...

November’s “Revolution” Will Not Be Televised

Photo by Steve Bott | CC BY 2.0 If, as is widely predicted, Democrats trounce Republicans in the 2018 mid-term elections, the political scene in...

‘There’s an Asymmetry Not Only in Power, but in Compassion’

The May 18, 2018, episode of CounterSpin was a special on Gaza that featured three classic interviews—with James Zogby from  July 5, 2006; with...

Scourging Yemen

“Thumb on the Scale,” by S. Reynolds. (CC BY-SA 4.0.) On May 10, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia informed the UN Security Council and UN...

Israel, Gaza and the Hamas Card

Photo by U.S. Embassy Jerusalem | CC BY 2.0 For days, now, the Israeli rewrite has been well underway, working overtime, to convince the world...

Israel’s New Ideology of Genocide

Photo by Jordi Bernabeu Farrús | CC BY 2.0 As a Jewish Israeli descendant of Holocaust survivors, I believe the comparison of the conditions in...

The Day of Shame

Photo by Jordi Bernabeu Farrús | CC BY 2.0 On Bloody Monday, when the number of Palestinian killed and wounded was rising by the hour,...

The Lesson I Learned Growing Up Jewish

Photo by FaceMePLS | CC BY 2.0 Now that Israel has killed dozens of Palestinian protesters in an obviously gross human rights violation, can we get...

What’s Wrong With the United States?

Photo source jqpubliq | CC BY 2.0 Despite the myth perpetrated by United States spokespersons, the country is not, and never has been, a beacon...