By Raymond Nat Turner Hey, amigo, this ain’t Gitmo… We won’t waterboard you. We won’t force feed you—Hop on this shiny white bus to a better life! Catch this sleek private plane to food, clothing and shelter! Hey, señora, one plush seat’s left for you and yours! We swear this ain’t Sunshine State slapstick! We swear it ain’t Lone Star State Abbot … [Read more...] about Is cruelty Governor Woke Smoke’s superpower?
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By Raymond Nat Turner 2 Pentagon Parties: 0 ‘debt ceiling’ Both war-profiteers, wheeling and dealing— junk medal-chested generals ever concealing what greasy-thumbed accountants are stealing It’s Mike and Ike Kabuki Theater Where Ol’ Schmo is some smooth operator Insurance-Bank bailout activator— Reducing us to: Passive Spectator… 2 Pentagon … [Read more...] about 2 Pentagon Parties: 0% ‘debt ceiling’ / 1% Kabuki Theater
By Vijay Prashad A new mood of defiance in the Global South has generated bewilderment in the capitals of the Triad (the United States, Europe, and Japan), where officials are struggling to answer why governments in the Global South have not accepted the Western view of the conflict in Ukraine or universally supported the North Atlantic Treaty … [Read more...] about The Emergence of a New Non-Alignment
By Gary Olson This year marks the 10th anniversary of President Xi Jinping’s launch of China’s flagship, One Belt One Road (OBOR), later referred to as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Echoing the historic Silk Road, the ancient trade network of Eurasia that connected the East and West, BRI is the most ambitious and expensive infrastructure plan in world history. Writing … [Read more...] about China’s BRI: Toward a Hybrid International Order with Socialist Characteristics?
By Ted Morgan Paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sendinag them off to distant lands to die…. Justice Hugo Black, in the Pentagon Papers case. In their 1988/2002 classic, Manufacturing Consent: the Political Economy of Mass Media, Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky presented a … [Read more...] about Ukrainians vs. Iraqis: Worthy and Unworthy Victims
[Partial transcript of an interview on Berks Community Television, April 11, 2023.] Faramarz Farbod: Can you explain what you mean by Zionism? Miko Peled: To put it as simply and succinctly as possible, Zionism is an ideology that says the Jewish people all over the world have a right to Palestine at the expense of Palestinians. It created a theory that because all Jewish … [Read more...] about Faramarz Farbod Interviews Miko Peled on Palestine & Israel
Julian Assange’s legal options have nearly run out. He could be extradited to the U.S. this week. Should he be convicted in the U.S., any reporting on the inner workings of power will become a crime. By Chris Hedges High Court Judge Jonathan Swift — who previously worked for a variety of British government agencies as a barrister and said his favorite … [Read more...] about The Imminent Extradition of Julian Assange and the Death of Journalism
“All journalists are Julian Assange.” This should be the universal motto of every journalist and publisher. Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, is undoubtedly the most accomplished journalist/publisher of our time and is dangerously close to being extradited to the US for trial and imprisonment for life. It is important to point out that Assange has engaged in journalistic … [Read more...] about Notes from the Editor
By Gary Olson China offers a threatening alternative model of development that is non-capitalist, non-Western, and non-colonial. As such, it undermines the West’s neocolonial domination of the Third World and its debt-trap-based forced underdevelopment of subservience and exploitation. — K.T. Noh If the United States were to posit that it could eliminate the economic … [Read more...] about US/China War Is No Longer Unthinkable
By Don Fitz With new FBI and Department of “Justice” (DOJ) attacks expected in early January, a defense, mobilization and information session attracted hundreds of allies of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP). On Friday, December 23 they zoomed into the “Emergency Mass Meeting: Hands Off Uhuru! Hands Off Africa!” The APSP told its supporters that it … [Read more...] about Two Barrels Aim at African People’s Socialist Party