Monday, December 5, 2022

Tag: America

War, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing.

And no kidding, that’s the literal truth when it comes to war, American-style.

The American Empire: Murder Inc.

Investigative journalist Allan Nairn knows firsthand how the U.S. uses mass killing as a routine tool of foreign policy. The horrifying tactics of Islamic State, he says, are an imitation of what we have been doing and what we have been teaching our international proxies for generations.

‘What, to the American Slave, Is Your 4th of July?’

Frederick Douglass told a crowd gathered in Rochester, N.Y., on July 5, 1852 that to slaves the white man's celebration of the Fourth of July is a "sham." And today, the gross injustice and cruelty he was talking about are still existent.

The Lonely American

In today's technological day and age it's impossible to build relationships and structures that are vital for civic engagement and resistance to corporate power. Yet, have we been transformed into commodities?

The Empire’s Final Frontier: Re-Colonize the Homeland

America, after a 225-year experiment with relative freedom, is morphing back into a grim colony. "The empire" has no king, no permanent kingpin, nor evinces widespread controls over all sorts of majority behavior.

A Nation’s Shame: Trillions in New Wealth, Millions of Children in...

With America leading in child poverty and nearing the bottom in education, it's hard to comprehend the thinking of people who cut funding for homeless and hungry children. But this resentment and disdain for society reaches around the globe.

Rahm Emanuel: Symbol of a Sick America

It's people like Rahm Emanuel, the privatizer of Chicago and "strikingly corrupt mayor," who snubs the needs of average people and manifest a persistent inequality that plagues America. This is just part of a sick America.

Will Immigrants Who Built America Redeem It?

America is not just a land of immigrants, it was built by “foreigners” to reinvent themselves. It's time for a reality check, America—"Remember always, that all of us, you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”

In Whose America?

Tom Engelhardt reflects on the state of America: machine Guns, MRAPs, surveillance, drones, permanent war and a permanent election campaign. Don’t be shocked—we, the people, are less in control of anything.

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Does Elon Musk have a right to destroy Twitter?

Do we really think that the super-wealthy should be allowed to control so much wealth and wield so much influence?

Eight reasons why now is a good time for a Ukraine ceasefire and peace...

People all over the world are calling for a Christmas truce, harkening back to the inspirational Christmas Truce of 1914.

Hype about Democrats passing the torch: Don’t get fooled again

While Pelosi quickly endorsed Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to replace her as leader, an overall closer look reveals a problematic record.

Satellites detect no real climate benefit from 10 years of forest carbon offsets in California

Without improvements to the current system, we may be underestimating our net emissions, contributing to the profits of large emitters and landowners and distracting from the real solutions of transitioning to a clean-energy economy.

Why does our skin wrinkle in water?

Mark Changizi’s study offers a scientific and anthropological explanation for a phenomenon many take for granted.