Thursday, April 18, 2019

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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...

Barr is just another word for obstruction

We on the Portland Peace Team were invited out the other day to provide some nonviolent public safety for the local demonstration...

I’m the Pied Piper

Anybody remember the 1966 rock song by Crispian St. Peters I'm the Pied Piper? The part that got me recently was this rift:

Blue Water Veterans Now Get Agent Orange Rights

January 29, 2019, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit released a decision which marks a seismic shift in the field...

Dog Day Amerika

Sidney Lumet's 1975 film Dog Day Afternoon is worth watching, if just for one reason. That would be the total fascination by many in...

Why Activists Fail

Despite enormous ongoing effort over more than a thousand years, during and since the formation and shaping of the modern world, and...

And they say I’m the crazy one!!

For that minority of us who reject both this Military Industrial Empire and its Two Party ‘One Party’ system, we are marginalized and ostracized.

How keeping workers safe benefits employers

Companies are beginning to understand that creating safe working environments bring various benefits aside from protecting profits.

A way out of the money trap

We hardly even see these super-rich who hold that 1/10 of 1% of our nation's wealth. They don't live anywhere near where we live. They don't usually eat in the places we eat. Sadly, they say that in our country 'Royalty is dead' ... well, it isn't and never was.

The Amerikan Addiction Network

If you took a few moments of pause, you would realize that it should be our government which should be helping those with addictions- many such ones that have occurred because of the power of Big Pharma.

O.N.E.

“This is what it means to be an American dealing with a fake president spouting cringeworthy claims even as we try to create decent relationships with bewildered people from other lands.”

To Be a (REAL) Jew

“How in the hell does a Jewish person from another country have such living rights over a Palestinian whose family has lived there for countless generations?”

Goebbels is alive and well…In Amerika!

Goebbels, if he is looking UP from his lowest point in the cosmos, must be so proud of what his work had accomplished here in Amerika.

Pop that balloon!!

“The corporate world was not for him.”

The real left, phony left and what’s left

Ok, now as to the title of this column, what's left on the Amerikan plate?

Caught in The Draft ( 1973)

How many kids out there would feel lost when the stupid phony war came home to them too?

Learning from Gandhi

Gandhi was assassinated on 30 January 1948. But his legacy lives on. You can learn from it too, if you wish.

TrumPutin: Who’s tired of winning now?

We don’t know exactly how much Moscow spent supporting influence operations to impact the U.K. and U.S. elections in 2016, but it seems hard to overstate how good the Kremlin’s return has been on what Western intelligence agencies believe was a relatively modest investment.

Human beings are destroying life on Earth but deluding ourselves that we are not

If you are powerful enough to campaign for change against one or more of the ongoing manifestations of violence in the world, consider doing so strategically so that you have maximum impact.

Dust in the wind

We have two evils, masquerading as political parties, controlling our nation’s political system.

Adjust

I’m sure Trump is fantasizing that if he shuts it all down, the judicial system will not be able to continue to investigate the mounting evidence that his campaign conspired with Putin’s Russian operatives to steal the 2016 election.

I’ll cry instead

We have a long lasting parade of fools in my beloved country.

Crisis

I wonder. What are the American people made of? Time will tell. 

Reflections on 2018, Forecasting 2019

If we do not rapidly, systematically and substantially reduce our consumption in several key areas and radically alter our parenting model, while resisting elite violence strategically on several fronts, homo sapiens will enter Earth’s fossil record within a few years.

(Belief in) this lie called Democracy

So long as we continue to allow private money into electoral politics, there will never be the foundation for a true democracy...