Monday, June 24, 2019

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Nonviolence and trust

This week I joined others from my town in a State Department initiative called City Pair; in this case, "pairing" Portland, Oregon...

A report on economic impacts of climate change by norvergence

Scientists have been doing comprehensive research over the past decade about the impact of climate change on economies of different countries. Till...

Brooklyn, Spring/Summer ’69- On Neighborhoods and War

You live in the burbs, or what they call so many small cities nowadays. Strip malls, shopping centers and it seems a...

The Various Shades of Black… and Green

The hit film of 2018 was Peter Farrelly's Green Book. The film takes place in 1962, and was based on a true story...

Serving the Empire & NOT the People!!

Eric Holder, former Attorney General under President Obama, was being interviewed by that 'bulldog' of a reporter Chris Cuomo on his CNN ...

Clean Hands, Dirty Hands… No Hands!

Seven years ago Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick wrote a book (and Stone followed with a 10 part series on The Showtime...

Global rebellion to Save Our Planet

“The greatest threat to the Earth is thinking someone else will save it.” The responsibility is ours; politicians and governments are complacent,...

Spectators, Shoppers and Voters… NOT Citizens!!

I begin my column with the profound words from the great anti-empire documentarian Paul Edwards, at the end of his fine new...

Environmental Activists Being Killed Globally: Why Are World Leaders Still Silent?

“Planet earth is a beautiful place and worth dying for” This is not a quote; this was a belief...

The War Racket Continues.. 84 years later!

On this Memorial Day weekend, all Amerikans should look back to the great essay written in 1935 by Marine General Smedley Butler....

Fake news about energy, clean and dirty

I used to listen to Freakonomics, an interesting podcast, until it called nuclear energy clean and nonpolluting. I haven’t listened to any...

APA Suggests Boosting Creativity Can Improve Health Efficiently

Creativity is highly contagious, the more it is performed, the more it spreads. Ever wondered about the miracles of creativity and art...

Understanding NATO, Ending War

On 4 April 2019, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, better known as NATO, marked the 70th anniversary of its existence with a...

Iran wags impeachment dog

Trump is blustering at Iran and to the world that we might just need to crush that pipsqueak terror country.

Maitreya: “Share and Save the World”

Amidst deepening global divisions and intolerance ‘Project Maitreya’ plan to build 1,000 statues of Maitreya Buddha around the world, with the aim,...

Mother in “WAR”

It was way back when, right before our nation performed the most horrific act of preemptively attacking and invading Iraq... which was not only illegal,...

The Disintegrated Mind: The Greatest Threat to Human Survival on Earth

Like many people who have struggled to understand why human beings are driving the sixth mass extinction event in Earth’s history, which...

Hurricane Mathew vs. Shock and Awe of Empire

On Friday, October 7th, 2016 we were awaiting the hurricane named Mathew that was fast approaching Daytona Beach Florida. My wife and...

Full Metal Empire

A must see film, from 1987, is Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket. This movie follows a group of young Marines from Parris Island boot...

Old roads and new paradigms: on the last BRI Summit

On April 26 and 27, the summit of the Belt and Route Initiative, also known as the New Silk Road, was held...

On the (Empire’s) Waterfront

Remember the famous taxicab scene from the great film On the Waterfront? Ex-boxer Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) telling his older brother Charlie...

Tackling the ‘Impossible’: Ending Violence

Whenever, in ordinary circumstances, the subject of violence comes up, most people throw up their hands in horror and comment along the...

Defending Julian Assange; Defending the Truth

On 11 April 2019, WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange was dragged from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London by UK police and arrested for...

Polanski’s Devil’s Disciples

Just finished viewing, for the umpteenth time, one of my favorite films, Chinatown (1973), directed by Roman Polanski and starring Jack Nicholson. At...

Water Water Everywhere…

I just interviewed former World Bank staff member and geopolitical analyst Peter Koenig via telephone at his home in Geneva. Koenig had...