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CIA, NATO and the Great Heroin Coup: How Miami Became the Center of International Fascism and the Murder of President Kennedy
Cynthia Chung: The logic of Northwoods was the stripe of Gladio. The general staff inclined towards prefabricated violence because they believed benefits gained by the state count more than injustice against individuals. ... This is part 4 to a five-part series. [Refer here for Part 1 and Part 2, the latter which goes over how the Ukrainian Nationalist Movement Post WWII was Bought and Paid for by the CIA. Part 3 is essential reading prior to this paper, which discusses key elements of NATO’s Operation Gladio... Operation Underworld & the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)... Visit Website ]
May 12, 2022, 1:00pm

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The Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America
Urban planner Angie Schmitt explains why American pedestrians, especially people of color and poor people, die in higher numbers compared to our peer countries. ... over the last roughly 10 years, ... pedestrian deaths have increased about 50 percent. ... People of color are much more likely to be killed in a pedestrian crash. ... So now cars are bigger, they’re heavier, and when they strike pedestrians, they hit them higher on the body. ... We’ve noticed a lot more reckless driving during the pandemic. ... We have so many communities where there aren’t sidewalks. ... We need to go back to a lot of the stuff that we’ve built and adjust it and make it better fit... Visit Website ]
May 10, 2022, 4:38pm

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Black Secret Service Agent, Jailed for JFK Plot Warning, Cleared: The Full Story
Russ Baker: On April 26, President Joe Biden pardoned Abraham Bolden, an 87-year-old who was the first Black man to join the presidential Secret Service security detail. ... The pardon statement characterized him as a brave and noble advocate for racial justice, who spoke out against the racist behavior of other Secret Service agents, and who maintained his innocence during his bribery trials and subsequent prison term. .. Bolden believes that it was his warnings about problems with the Secret Service prior to Kennedy’s death, his knowledge of a conspiracy to kill Kennedy ... and his efforts to share what he knew with the Warren Commission that led to his being targeted with false charges... Visit Website ]
May 3, 2022, 11:43am

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What If Unhoused People Designed Their Own Homes?
Brian Barth: In Oakland, a poet and her crew of “poverty scholars” are doing just that. ... a row of stucco townhomes sprung up along a blighted stretch of MacArthur ­Boulevard in 2021 ... Tan-colored and not outwardly remarkable, they were designed, according to their creator, Tiny Gray-Garcia, as an antidote to “gentrifuckation.” ... Homefulness, as the eight-unit place is known, now provides rent-free homes to recently unhoused individuals ... “Change won’t come from a savior, a pimp, or an institution. Change will only come from a poor people-led revolution.”... Visit Website ]
Apr 26, 2022, 4:27pm

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Remembering Paul Robeson on his 124th Birthday: American Renaissance man and Social Activist
Bill Berkowitz: To borrow from Walt Whitman’s 1855 poem, Paul Robeson contained multitudes. ... Robeson was born on April 9, 1898, in Princeton, New Jersey, the son of a runaway slave, William Drew Robeson. ,,, an All-American football player ... Phi Beta Kappa ... played professional football in the American Professional Football League ... worked his way through Columbia Law School ... His resonant bass-baritone voice made him a recording star ... He sang songs promoting world peace and human rights in 25 languages ... was an early target of McCarthyism and a symbol of the fight back spirit, the right to hold “controversial” opinions, during the Eisenhower-Nixon years... Visit Website ]
Apr 10, 2022, 1:00pm

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Did J. Edgar Hoover Order the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr?
Jeremy Kuzmarov: Updated Article ... the official story is full of holes. Instead, mounting evidence suggests that King may have been murdered as part of a conspiracy planned and/or abetted by the FBI in coordination with local Memphis police personnel. ... What follows is a reconstruction of the events leading up to King’s murder, and the subsequent purported attempts by local and national government officials to cover up their involvement and pin it on a patsy named James Earl Ray... Visit Website ]
Apr 4, 2022, 12:56pm

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Now That The United States’ Free Ride Has Come To An End
Michael Hudson: ... dollar hegemony was the system where foreign central banks keep their monetary and international savings reserves in dollars and the dollars are used to finance the military bases around the world ... And it all ended last Wednesday when the United States grabbed Russia’s reserves ... What the dollar hegemony does is fund the balance of payments deficit. ... the fighting in Ukraine isn’t really over Ukraine at all ... It’s a fight over what shape the world will take and whether the world will be unipolar or, as it now appears, multipolar... Visit Website ]
Mar 30, 2022, 3:29pm

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Why is the Nicaraguan Government Demonized by both Liberals and Conservatives When Nicaragua Has Seen Great Progress Under the Sandinistas?
Stansfield Smith: Women Have Made Particularly Significant Gains Under the Second Sandinista Government Since 2006 ... The greatest advances have been made by poor women in the rural areas and barrios, historically without safety, electricity, water and sanitation services, health care, or paved roads. ... Nicaragua is a country that has accomplished the most in liberating women from household drudgery and domestic slavery because of its policies favoring the social and political participation and economic advancement of poor women.... Visit Website ]
Mar 28, 2022, 3:45pm

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U.S. Peace Council Statement on Russia’s Military Intervention in Ukraine
The crisis facing us in Ukraine today is a result of the UN’s inability to uphold its charter against such illegal actions by the sole superpower and its NATO allies, which has enabled US/NATO to push Russia and other targeted nations of the world into such an impossible situation. ... A correct demand would be recognition of Ukraine as a neutral state, removal of all foreign weapons and military personnel (including mercenaries) from Ukraine, and full implementation of Minsk II agreement. ... Immediate ceasefire ... Recognition of the neutrality of Ukraine ... Withdrawal of foreign militaries ... Resumption of negotiations for a permanent settlement of internal conflicts... Visit Website ]
Mar 25, 2022, 4:24pm

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Shipwrecks are cool. But not as cool as the deep-sea creatures living on them.
Benji Jones: Check out these animals that have colonized the Endurance shipwreck. ... A team of deep-sea explorers announced a groundbreaking discovery this week: The Endurance, a 144-foot ship that sank in 1915 during an expedition led by Ernest Shackleton, has finally been found. It rests nearly 10,000 feet down in the icy waters of Antarctica. ... The sunken ship, which remains in near-pristine condition, is an oasis of life for deep-sea creatures, not unlike a watering hole in a desert ... Most of the animals are filter feeders — using various grippy appendages, they pull particles out of the ocean... Visit Website ]
Mar 9, 2022, 3:49pm

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Black History Month Special: Who Ordered the Killing of Malcolm X?
Jeremy Kuzmarov: On Sunday February 21, 1965, at 3:00 p.m., Malcolm X was gunned down at the Audubon Ballroom on Broadway and 166th Street in Manhattan while delivering a speech to an audience of about 400 people. ... On the day of the shooting, journalist Jimmy Breslin received a tip from the NYPD that he should go to the Audubon ballroom, indicating someone in the NYPD knew what would transpire. ... Afterwards, the NYPD did not secure the scene of the crime as they normally would. A dance at the Audubon went on as scheduled at 7:00 p.m. with bullets still in the wall. ... FBI informants within the NOI were likely involved in Malcolm’s assassination ... During his travels to the Middle East and Africa, CIA agents followed Malcolm’s every move... Visit Website ]
Feb 22, 2022, 4:08pm

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2022 The Year of the Tiger Forecast
Raymond Lo: The Year of the Tiger, 2022, in the Hsia calendar, is symbolized by two Chinese characters – with Yang Water sitting on top of Tiger which is Wood element. So it is a water year with Earthly branch wood being supported by Heavenly stem water on top. ... The 2022 water wood elements configuration in supportive cycle will help to resolve conflict and bring more harmony in international relationship. ... However, into 2022, the Tiger wood is considered as birth place and mother of fire and there is yang fire hidden inside the wood bringing some long awaited warmth, happiness and positive energy. ... Only that the yang water on top represents fierce ocean water which sometimes become a tsunami... Visit Website ]
Feb 1, 2022, 12:33pm

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Climate Change in the American Empire & Alternatives in Leadership & Protest
Simon Turner: NASA stated this: that 97% of climate scientists agree global warming is human-caused ... If perpetrators like Exxon-Mobil and Shell knew decades ago about climate change, which they did, and doubled down on hiding, isn’t it the intention to see such devastation? ... The Stop Ecocide International campaign is pushing for International Criminal Court jurisdiction over ecocide. ... The administration now making the payments is overseeing a record pace of approvals of new oil and gas wells on US public land. ... Was Marx too nice about capitalist culpability?... Visit Website ]
Jan 28, 2022, 11:47am

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Are We Stuck With Cement?
Mike Disabato: Cement is perhaps the most essential ingredient in an economy’s growth. ... the cement industry is the second-largest industrial emitter of carbon after the steel industry ... And when accounting for its use in human-made structures, it is responsible for more than a third of the world’s carbon emissions ... As long as the world clamors to build, the cement industry has little incentive to disrupt the status quo...(Article from 2018) Visit Website ]
Jan 14, 2022, 12:23pm

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Remembering Wounded Knee 1890 & 1973: an Interview With Bill Means
Dennis Bernstein - Miguel Gavilan Molina: Well, it was on this day. Which now, of course, we call National Day of Mourning. December 29th in 1890. This is when the 7th Cavalry, out of revenge for the Battle of Greasy Grass, known as the Battle of Little Bighorn, in which we did a sensitivity training session for Lieutenant Colonel Custer, who you might recall was defeated there on the plains of Montana. ... When they heard a gunshot, it gave them an excuse to start firing with no warning, nothing. No kind of a—they just had set up for that evening for the massacre the night before. And so, they started firing. And the end result was over 300 men, women, and children were slaughtered on the plains there... Visit Website ]
Jan 4, 2022, 4:27pm

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