A review by David Swanson Vincent Bevins. The Jakarta Method: Washington’s Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World. Public Affairs (May 19, 2020), Hardcover, $28 (320p) ISBN: 978-1541742406 The war on Vietnam plays an infinitely larger role in history in the common understanding of a typical U.S. citizen than does what the U.S. government … [Read more...] about We Are All Jakarta
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by Rachel O’Donnell Transnational feminist movements have made a profound contribution to a realization of global feminist politics and international development more generally. Since these movements are not often recognized or covered in mainstream media, it can be difficult to gather a complete understanding of the ways in which gender equality is gaining ground globally, … [Read more...] about Transnational Feminist Activism in Latin America and Beyond
The U.S. really is #1 — In coronavirus deaths, anyway. Out of about 228,000 deaths worldwide, the US — with less than 5% of world population — has about 27% of the deaths.* * It's amazing how often those percentages seem to be repeated — (GHG emissions, energy use, and resource consumption, for example). That puts the US at … [Read more...] about US exceptionalism?
The U.S. Army tweeted a harmless rah-rah tweet and got hit with a burst of reality never encountered on corporate-controlled media. Score one for the internet. The Army asked: “How has serving impacted you?” Here are two of the responses: Replying to @USArmyI lost my virginity by being raped in front of my peers at 19. Got married to a nice guy who was part of my unit. … [Read more...] about U.S. Army: 0 — People: 1
With all the trash-talking about Russia interfering in the 2016 election, it might be good to remember that most of it is probably just political propaganda—and to remember that the US is continually interfering in elections in other countries. Also take a look at a recent Defense Intelligence Agency report, entitled “Russia: Military Power: Building a military to support … [Read more...] about Peter’s blog: ‘The nerve of those Russians!’
Monday, November 6–17 Moravian College is one of a handful of US colleges with official observer status under UNFCCC.Follow their Moravian College at UNFCCC blog for updates & insights into what's happening at COP-23. … [Read more...] about Moravian College at COP-23 in Bonn!
The wording of the new ban is designed to slip past some of the problems that made the first ban so clearly unconstitutional. But it's still stupid. Just look at this recap: Note: This was published online, and I have not personally verified this information. … [Read more...] about Peter’s blog: “Trump’s New Travel Ban”
Yes! Magazine reports that San Francisco recently joined the list of jurisdictions where non-citizens can vote: … San Francisco is one of the latest jurisdictions to expand voting rights to noncitizens. Others include Chicago, which grants all parents the right to vote in local school council elections, and six towns in Maryland that allow noncitizens to take part in local … [Read more...] about fyi: “Extending voting rights to non-citizens”
Chris Hedges wrote the following after attending the funeral of Daniel Berrigan: Bearing the Cross by Chris Hedges NEW YORK—I arrived early Friday morning, after walking through the rain, at the St. Francis Xavier Church in Greenwich Village for the funeral of the Rev. Daniel Berrigan. I stood, the church nearly empty, at the front of the sanctuary with my hand on the top … [Read more...] about Peter: ‘Bearing the Cross’, by Chris Hedges
The looming end of the Mayan long-count calendar has prompted fervid doomsday predictions on the internet, mass arrests in China, and a small tourism boom in southern Mexico. But Bolivia's president, Evo Morales, says the date is the beginning of a new era of peace and love. "…the Mayan calendar's 21 December 2012 is the end of the non-time and the beginning of time. It is … [Read more...] about Peter: “Evo Morales – Entering the Pacha, a new beginning”