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“I honestly think that until we get on the same page, you can’t tell a woman about their abuse. A man cannot do that. No one can. It is so individual and so personal, it’s galling when a powerful man steps up and starts dictating the terms, whether he intends it or not.”

Where is Marley’s ghost… When we really need him?

The overwhelming preponderance of dead-end box store jobs and part-time positions offering little or no benefits is what we have become in this so-called modern era.

Capitalism and the world we are creating

Capitalism as an economic system has been hoisted to a status none dare criticize as though it were a religion.

The need for cooperation & unity

Cooperation is a fundamental quality of the time; it sits within a Trinity of the Age alongside Unity and Sharing.

The man in the bathtub, December 1, 1940

The 1930s were a rough time for all who labored.... Or sought work.

Franken’s perfect, defiant taunt to Trump: ‘I’ll resign if you do’

If pressure were to mount on Franken, or more accusers surface, here’s one win-win idea: Senator, why not fall on your sword and offer to resign only if Trump does?

2017 elections bring hope for the future

It is too soon to say, but there is one year until the midterms, and many of us are waiting with bated breath.

The voiceless left stands before the monster of history

If you do not take hold of the monster within, he will take hold of you. Both on a personal basis as well as the monster we know as human history.

Hearts and minds

As with the needless sacrifice of our young Amerikans during Vietnam, ditto for the use of them again in these Middle Eastern 'phony wars'. 

6 causes you should care about right now

The following are examples of some of the most worthwhile causes out there.

A nation of relentless savagery

“The greatest purveyor of violence in the world: My own government, I cannot be silent.”

2 or 3 things I know about Capitalism (with apologies to Jean-Luc Godard)

We either struggle and strive, by and any and all means, to end the system -- or it will end us.

The psychology of mass killers: What causes it? How can you prevent it?

But what is this ‘invisible’ and ‘utterly invisible’ violence that is inflicted on us mercilessly, and has a profoundly damaging impact, from the day we are born?

If you think DACA recipients are the only ones whose jobs will be affected,...

Trump’s policy plans will end up hurting many people’s jobs, even though one of the biggest planks in his campaign platform was his promise to make jobs “great again” in America.

Dead nation walking

Regardless of who is our president, from either of the two ‘War Parties’, military spending has been going through the roof.

This land is your land

The trial in tiny Cavalier, North Dakota, in remote Pembina County, was heartbreaking.

Citadels of paranoia; panoramas of despair: An occupation of phantoms.

Despair seems an apt response to events one cannot reconcile, of circumstances of which one cannot gain perspective nor control.

Weaponized truth: The Indispensable Movement’s key to success

Sharpening truth with moral outrage and clever, insightful ridicule is precisely how we weaponize it.

Meet Swampzilla: Indispensable’s duopoly-killing ‘monster’ meme

When voters enter the polls in 2018 and 2020, they need to be thinking of Swampzilla.

They want Kaepernick to go Kaput!

Why is it that before every sporting event we have not only the national anthem, but honor guards and giant flags spread across the field of play?

Tween boys and the fate of the world?

Seriously, humankind, what are we going to do?

How could tax reforms impact charities and nonprofits?

With a higher standard deduction for most taxpayers, the average U.S. citizen might see some benefit from President Trump’s new tax plan.

Profit maximization is easy: Invest in violence

More violence leads to more fear making it easier to gain greater social control to inflict more violence….

The dark side of the empire

Amerikans need to begin acting like Americans again, and say NO to empire and YES to saving our towns, cities and states from the predators who now run things.

The Anti-Empire Report #150: I’m back

Read author William Blum’s views on recent events...