Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Writing as Resistance

Doomed writers buried their accounts of the Warsaw ghetto in the hope that they could teach whoever unearthed the documents about good, evil, indifference and the importance of the truth as an act of resistance. They have left us a trove of papers on how to construct a life of meaning.

The CIA’s illegal plots against Wikileaks and Julian Assange

There should be more sympathy for Assange and the outlet he founded in corporate media.

The Delta variant and the Trumper blame game

Trump Republicans are falling back on their old game of deflecting attention by blaming immigrants crossing the southern border.

Where’s the ‘justice vaccine’ against the pandemic of system-smashing scofflaws?

Why have no apt penalties for sedition or treason yet been applied to insurrection-inciters or enabling officials?
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The real reason the economy might collapse

Closing our staggering wealth gap is crucial to the survival of both our economy and our democracy.

Usable madness

Usable lying and other well-intended “adjustments” of the truth have opened up the door for many further troubling innovations . . .

US Congress votes to kill racist crack and powder cocaine sentencing disparity

Reform advocates praised the passage of the EQUAL Act in the House.

Send Obama to Gitmo

President Obama has said he’s like to visit Cuba before leaving office. Wouldn’t it be grand if he visited Caimanera to make an announcement that the prison would be closed and the lovely Cuban seaport would finally be returned to its rightful owners?

The world is uniting for international law, against US empire

“We oppose the extraterritorial application of unilateral measures.“