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The Collateral Damage Comes Home
Robert C. Koehler: We're at war with the world—which includes ourselves. ... we have to address, collectively, the national assumption that conflict and disagreement are the same thing as war, and that waging war—killing people—fixes all problems ... "The more connected we are, the safer we'll be." ... When we wage war, the collateral damage always comes home... Visit Website ]
Jun 10, 2022, 3:45pm

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Five Reasons Why Washington Can’t Break Its War Addiction
William Astore: First and above all, war is — even if so many Americans don’t normally think of it that way — immensely profitable. ... Second, when it comes to promoting war globally, consider the U.S. military’s structure and mission. ... Third, consider the power of the dominant narrative in Washington in these years. ... Fourth, war both unifies and distracts. ... Fifth, wars ... have served as distractions from another reality entirely: America’s national decline in this century and its ever-greater political dysfunction... Visit Website ]
May 11, 2022, 12:35pm

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Ukraine’s Nuclear Power Plants Caught in the Crossfire of War With Russia
Jordan Gass-Poore’: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has triggered fears of another nuclear power disaster in the region, 36 years after the world’s largest nuclear accident. ... Nuclear reactors generate more than half of the country’s power. ... Ukraine is the first country with such a large and established nuclear energy program to experience war ... The country’s 15 nuclear reactors, housed in four power plants, have layers of safeguards to prevent core meltdowns ... But wartime is far from normal conditions... Visit Website ]
May 2, 2022, 2:22pm

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The Global Suicide Budget
Robert C. Koehler: In 2021, the human race, in order to keep itself safe, invested $2.1 trillion in the ability to make war—to kill one another, even (if necessary) to end life altogether. ... The more we invest in keeping ourselves safe from the enemy, the more "the enemy" will have to invest to keep itself safe from us. ... Gun culture's sidekick is fear culture. ... Virtually every stable human being on Planet Earth is in favor of never waging nuclear war, I would imagine, yet global cluelessness rules, or sort of rules ... The bullets fly in all directions. Sometimes they hit the soul.... Visit Website ]
Apr 29, 2022, 12:17pm

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Billionaires Do Not Give Anything to Society — They Take From It
Jorge Majfud: ...it is the billionaires who steal from the workers every day and in a massive way (they steal not only wealth but also political representation) ... their creativity is not invested in creating something new but rather in taking possession of what has been created ... The rich do not compete; they destroy the competition. The rich do not create wealth; they accumulate it. The rich do not create knowledge; they kidnap it. The rich do not create ideas; they demonize them. ... The billionaires are justified only by their economic power, by the propaganda that transpires from this power, and by the political power that they kidnap to benefit their own businesses... Visit Website ]
Apr 23, 2022, 12:13pm

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The Coming US Elections: An Interview with Greg Palast
John Kendall Hawkins: ... secretaries of state are these little known offices that control the votes in a state, and each state has its own rules. And many of them have figured out how to return to Jim Crow ... The problem is, is that we don’t let people vote in America. ... in 2016, it was all stolen ... As it was in 2000, when I uncovered that thousands of Black people had been removed from the voter rolls on the grounds that they were felons. Not one [was a felon]... Visit Website ]
Apr 14, 2022, 4:16pm

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There Still is No Hierarchy of Oppression
Nicholas Mitchell: ... on the issue of transgender rights ... that there is no trans menace seeking to impose its will on cisgender America ... only trans people demanding that cisgender people and the state respect their rights as human beings and as citizens ... In the real world, sex and gender are different concepts. Sex is biological. Gender is social. One is born into a sex. One decides for themselves how they will perform gender. ... There are as many genders as a culture creates, performs, and blends... Visit Website ]
Apr 7, 2022, 12:15pm

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With Sweeps of Homeless Encampments, Liberal Cities Wage War on Poorest Residents
Natasha Lennard: Over half a million people across the U.S. experience homelessness on any given night. ... policies that criminalize poverty — from the war on drugs to the penalization of panhandling — create a steady flow of bodies into the glutted prison-industrial complex, creating a near-inescapable cycle of immiseration and incarceration ... “Private rooms and permanent housing. That’s what people want,” Where the liberal establishment fails to serve the poor with encampment sweeps, it succeeds in offering cleared space to tourists and real estate interests... Visit Website ]
Apr 4, 2022, 11:05am

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Biden Is Using the Ukraine Crisis to Justify Dangerous Investments in Nuclear Weapons
Sarah Lazare: The president’s budget calls for $50.9 billion in nuclear weapons spending. ... The budget proposes $34.4 billion to ​“recapitalize all three legs of the nuclear triad,” according to a Department of Defense summary. The ​“triad” is a reference to submarines, bombers and land-based intercontinental missiles, which comprise the U.S. military’s nuclear weapons program. ... the invasion is showcasing the dangers of a nuclear arms race ... The United States and Russia account for 90% of the world’s nuclear weapons... Visit Website ]
Mar 29, 2022, 3:34pm

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NATO is Not a Defensive International Organization But Was Founded to Threaten the USSR
Dave LIndorff: Indeed, from its founding NATO has been an aggressive alliance designed to hem in the then Soviet Union, and to to threaten it with destruction by US nuclear weapons which were and still are stored in member countries, sometimes actually mounted on missiles and available for rapid loading onto US and NATO bombers parked on air bases all over Europe. ... Any American political figure who claims NATO is or ever was a “defensive” alliance and :”not an offensive threat” to Russia is either ignorant or a liar... Visit Website ]
Mar 16, 2022, 4:04pm

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Republicans Don't Want to Talk About the Real Culprit of Inflation: Corporate Greed
Jim Hightower: In reality, America's inflation problem is actually a corporate greed problem. ... Of course, the greedmeisters and their apologists are deeply offended by this charge, huffing that their pursuit of corporate profit has not driven any price surges. ... Nearly every economic sector in the U.S. (from high tech to farm and food) has been locked down by a handful of overpowering corporate giants. ... For some 40 years, corporate-directed government policies have intentionally promoted (even subsidized) megamergers; gleefully greenlighted anticompetitive business tactics... Visit Website ]
Mar 11, 2022, 10:58am

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The American Empire Self-Destructs, But Nobody Thought That It Would Happen This Fast
Michael Hudson: Empires often follow the course of a Greek tragedy, bringing about precisely the fate that they sought to avoid. ... The recent escalation of U.S. sanctions blocking Europe, Asia and other countries from trade and investment with Russia, Iran and China has imposed enormous opportunity costs – the cost of lost opportunities – on U.S. allies. ... U.S. officials are forcing Russia, China and other nations not locked into the U.S. orbit to see the writing on the wall and overcome whatever hesitancy they had to de-dollarize. ... It no longer is just about Ukraine. That is merely the trigger, a catalyst for driving much of the world away from the US/NATO orbit... Visit Website ]
Mar 8, 2022, 12:05pm

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Calling Russia’s Attack ‘Unprovoked’ Lets US Off the Hook
Bryce Greene,FAIRNESS & ACCURACY IN REPORTING: The US ignored warnings from both Russian and US officials that a major conflagration could erupt if the US continued its path, and it shouldn’t be surprising that one eventually did. ... Now, as the world once again inches toward the brink of nuclear omnicide, it is more important than ever for Western audiences to understand and challenge their own government’s role in dragging us all to this point... Visit Website ]
Mar 6, 2022, 12:21pm

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Another War to Condemn
Alan Johnstone: As workers, we are painfully aware that it will be fellow workers who will pay the blood price of the geo-political games played out by the Great Powers. ... Ukraine isn’t the “democracy” that Western politicians and media like to give the impression it is. ... In fact, the political and economic superstructure of Ukraine is not very much different from that of Russia. ... . So the argument that it is “democratic” while Russia isn’t and that “we” must support it to defend “democratic values” is false. ... The WSM (World Socialist Movement) condemns the attitude of all those prepared to see towns and cities littered with the corpses of hundreds or thousands of working men, women and children... Visit Website ]
Feb 27, 2022, 12:26pm

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Forgive Thyself and Others: Reparations Now!
Dan Corjescu: The question of Reparations for the historical crime of slavery is not primarily about money. Rather it is about spiritual cleansing and healing. ... It is about recognizing the fact that systemic physical and mental torture have long hands that stretch out across time and space. ... It is about acknowledging the attempted physical and spiritual destruction of a people and the prolonged pain and suffering that followed in its wake. It is time that the question of Reparations be put in its proper light; the light of recognition, forgiveness, and making whole... Visit Website ]
Feb 21, 2022, 12:54pm


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