Bernie Sanders vs Kamala Harris the Jailer & Her Corporate Backers

by Glenn Ford Black Agenda Report Jan 28, 2019 The best thing that can happen in 2020 is for Bernie Sanders to do fantastically in the primaries and be cheated out of the nomination, once again, thus giving millions of leftish Democrats a chance to do something useful with their lives: leave the party. Early this century, … Continue reading Bernie Sanders vs Kamala Harris the Jailer & Her Corporate Backers

Precision and a Crooked Stick

by Jim Wright Stonekettle Station Jan 27, 2019 Precision People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive. ― Blaise Pascal, De l'art de persuader I admit to some amusement. It’s not funny, of course, but still… I’ve listened to the press … Continue reading Precision and a Crooked Stick

The Wisdom of Malcolm X: He was Warning Us about These Bourgeois Hustlers

by Teodrose Firke Ghion Journal  Jan 29, 2019 Growing up, one of my biggest heroes and the person I wanted to emulate when I got older was Malcolm X. This was during my time of militancy and youthful rebellion, when I thought the only way to arrive at justice was through a revolution. The insurgent within … Continue reading The Wisdom of Malcolm X: He was Warning Us about These Bourgeois Hustlers

America Is Not a Democracy

How the United States lost the faith of its citizens—and what it can do to win them back by YASCHA MOUNK Atlantic March 2018 https://youtu.be/lYhg2iAU6jY For years, the residents of oxford, massachusetts, seethed with anger at the company that controlled the local water supply. The company, locals complained, charged inflated prices and provided terrible service. But unless … Continue reading America Is Not a Democracy

Pentagon study declares American empire is ‘collapsing’

Report demands massive expansion of military-industrial complex to maintain global ‘access to resources’ by Nafeez Ahmed Insurge Intelligence July 17, 2017 In the first of a series, we report on stunning new evidence that the U.S. Department of Defense is waking up to the collapse of American primacy, and the rapid unraveling of the international order … Continue reading Pentagon study declares American empire is ‘collapsing’

The Financial Secret Behind Germany’s Green Energy Revolution

  by Ellen Brown Truthdig Jan 29, 2019 The “Green New Deal” endorsed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D.-N.Y., and more than 40 other House members has been criticized as imposing a too-heavy burden on the rich and upper-middle-class taxpayers who will have to pay for it. However, taxing the rich is not what the Green New … Continue reading The Financial Secret Behind Germany’s Green Energy Revolution

Hillary Clinton’s Ace-in-the-Hole: Russia

If Hillary Clinton loses a very tight election her ace-in-the-hole could be Russia. by Joe Lauria Huffington Post Dec 5, 2016 Corporate media reacted harshly when Donald Trump said in the last debate that he would wait and see what happens before accepting the election results. “I will keep you in suspense,” he said. Trump … Continue reading Hillary Clinton’s Ace-in-the-Hole: Russia

The US border situation isn’t a national emergency, Pentagon officials tell Congress

By Heather Timmons Quartz January 29, 2019 Congress members tasked with overseeing the US’s massive military grilled Pentagon officials today (Jan. 29) on one of Donald Trump most controversial orders—sending troops to the border with Mexico to handle a caravan of Central American immigrants. The bipartisan House Armed Services Committee, which includes many of Congress’s military veterans and … Continue reading The US border situation isn’t a national emergency, Pentagon officials tell Congress

The Tragedy of the Commons

The population problem has no technical solution; it requires a fundamental extension in morality. by Garrett Hardin Science Dec 13, 1968 (download as PDF here)   At the end of a thoughtful article on the future of nuclear war, Wiesner and York (1) concluded that: "Both sides in the arms race are ...confronted by the dilemma of steadily … Continue reading The Tragedy of the Commons

A Theology of Power: Mike Pence and the Dominionists

by Karl Grossman CounterPunch Jan 30, 2019 Those involved in what’s become a major component of the evangelical right in the United States call themselves “dominionists.” They follow “dominion theology.” Pointing to the Bible, they emphasize that in it God gave humans “dominion” over the natural world and life in it. This, they believe, gives … Continue reading A Theology of Power: Mike Pence and the Dominionists