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A Promise to Our Kids: We Won't Kill You
Robert C. Koehler: The book is A Promise to Our Children: A Field Guide to Peace, by Charles P. Busch ... The book isn't so much about ending war as it's about, well, loving children. ... And children are massacred, again and again and again and again, as the military forces of the world fight and kill ... In World War II ... one combatant death was matched by one civilian death. Today, following the Vietnam War, and now Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, the ratio has again changed dramatically: one combatant death to nine civilian deaths."..."Far more children are killed in today's wars than combatants. War has become the killing of children."... Visit Website ]
May 6, 2022, 4:15pm

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The persecution of Julian Assange
Jonathan Cook: Nils Melzer, a law professor, and a United Nations’ special rapporteur ... The Trial of Julian Assange ... provides a shocking account of rampant lawlessness by the main states involved – Britain, Sweden, the US, and Ecuador. It also documents a sophisticated campaign of misinformation and character assassination to obscure those misdeeds ... The result, Melzer concludes, has been a relentless assault not only on Assange’s fundamental rights but his physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing that Melzer classifies as psychological torture.. Visit Website ]
May 5, 2022, 4:05pm

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Winston Churchill, Imperial Monstrosity
Alex Skopic: Tariq Ali’s new book focuses on Churchill’s numerous imperial crimes, inverting the storied narrative of the British leader. ... Winston Churchill: His Times, His Crimes, Tariq Ali argues that it’s also a carefully constructed falsehood. ... Churchill’s status as a revered national icon is a fairly recent invention ... Like so many bad ideas, it has its roots with Margaret Thatcher ... Thatcher’s government was drumming up “Churchillism” in order to justify the Falklands War ... A lifelong royalist, Churchill had been personally outraged by the success of the Russian Revolution, and believed that fascism could serve as a necessary—if distasteful—corrective to the “pestilence” of workers’ uprisings... Visit Website ]
Apr 21, 2022, 12:54pm

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Cuba Prepares for Disaster
Don Fitz: The book Disaster Preparedness and Climate Change in Cuba: Adaptation and Management (2021) comes out the next month. It traced the highly successful source of the island nation’s efforts to the way it put human welfare above property. ... traces Cuba’s preparedness from the threat of a US invasion following its revolution through its resistance to hurricanes and diseases, which all laid the foundation for current adaptions to climate change... Visit Website ]
Mar 28, 2022, 12:05am

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To Err Is Human, to Die No Accident
Bill Lueders: New book ties rising toll of deaths and injuries to the false allocation of blame. .... There Are No Accidents, by Jesse Singer. .. subtitle, The Deadly Rise of Injury and Disaster—Who Profits and Who Pays the Price, gives some sense of its scope. ... our tendencies toward calling things “accidents”—affixing blame onto victims when pedestrians, workers, gun owners, drug users, and others are injured or killed— keeps us from taking actions that could prevent these things from happening ... deflect blame on to victims, rather than on correctable vulnerabilities... Visit Website ]
Mar 17, 2022, 3:49pm

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“The Fight Against Monsanto’s Roundup: The Politics of Pesticides” by Mitchel Cohen
“The World’s Most Evil Company” May Lose a Few Court Fights—But Will Keep On Poisoning and Killing Millions of People with Its Carcinogenic Pesticide ‘Roundup’ ... Monsanto (now part of Bayer AB) had to pay $78 million in 2018 and $10 billion more in 2020 to settle 100,000 cancer lawsuits. But that won’t stop a company whose 2021 revenues will top $49.991 billion…which is why Roundup is still being profitably sprayed in 160 countries around the world... Visit Website ]
Jan 20, 2022, 3:44pm

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Is the Doom of Humanity Really Inevitable? Maybe Not.
Lynn Parramore: The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity, David Graeber with archaeologist David Wengrow ... Evidence reveals our remote ancestors were neither brutes nor innocents, but complex beings whose experiments in living have much to teach us. ... Ancient peoples lived with a rich variety of social and political structures, even varying according to the season. ... Inequality in large-scale human communities isn’t inevitable, nor is it a product of farming. ... Past societies that valued women were happier places to live... Visit Website ]
Jan 8, 2022, 3:59pm

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The American Prison System’s War on Reading
Alex Skopic: This April, the Iowa Department of Corrections issued a ban on charities, family members, and other outside parties donating books to prisoners. Under the state’s new guidelines, incarcerated people can get books only from a handful of “approved vendors.” Used books are prohibited altogether, and any new reading material is subject to a laundry list of restrictions. ... The policy is harsh, but far from unique. ... Across the United States, the agencies responsible for mass imprisonment are trying to severely limit incarcerated people’s access to the written word... Visit Website ]
Jan 5, 2022, 4:20pm

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Bright Green Lies Torpedoes Greens
Robert Hunziker: Bright Green Lies - Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, and Max Wilbert ... Mainstream environmentalists now overwhelmingly prioritize saving industrial civilization over saving life on the planet ... debunks the notion that modern civilization can be ‘greened. It obliges readers to face two vexing truths: industrialism is unsustainable and ecocidal—even if it embraces “renewable” energy.” ... “The first step is to stop believing in bright green fairy tales that technology will save the planet. Instead, put your belief in soils, grasses, forests, seaweeds, and the billions of living beings who every moment are working to regenerate the conditions that support life and beauty on this planet.,, Visit Website ]
Jan 2, 2022, 3:31pm

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How the US Government Segregated America
H. Patricia Hynes: Richard Rothstein - The Color of Law: How the US Government Segregated America ... Beginning in the early 20th century, strictly enforced government policies formed the foundation of black ghettos and white suburbs and the consequent missed opportunity for African American wealth building. ... The Federal Housing Administration, created in 1934 during the New Deal, forced newly built suburbs to be racially exclusive through guaranteeing whites-only mortgages. ... State courts colluded in restrictive covenants ... Churches, universities and hospitals supported restrictive covenants in their vicinities to keep their neighborhoods white... Visit Website ]
Dec 16, 2021, 3:38pm

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Wisdom, Meaning, and the Road Less Travelled
Edward Curtin: A review of David Lorimer's book A Quest for Wisdom: Inspiring Purpose on the Path of Life ... It is a compendium of wide-ranging essays written over the past forty years in pursuit of the meaning of life and the sagacity to realize one never arrives at wisdom since it is a process, not a product. Like living. ... We are always in-between, and it is our attitude and conduct that allows us to freely will the meaning of our lives, no matter what ... he has long realized the limitations of science and all the essays touch on this theme in one way or another. Wisdom is his goal, not knowledge. ... Wisdom not in the navel-gazing sense but in the larger sense as wisdom for creating a world of truth, peace, and justice... Visit Website ]
Nov 8, 2021, 12:49pm

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Why the Military-Industrial Complex Keeps Growing and Growing
Journalist Andrew Cockburn discusses his new book “The Spoils of War: Power, Profit, and the American War Machine.”: ... there is this giant virus right in our society that has to have an ongoing threat in order to survive ... If we accept Milton Friedman’s dictum that the only social responsibility of business is to maximize its profits, then it is not only rational, but necessary, for defense companies to continue to justify making something. ... So from a pure economic theory standpoint, we would expect constant fake threats. ... The things we used to do well, we don’t do well anymore, because of that contagion of defense... Visit Website ]
Nov 7, 2021, 3:30pm

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Path to Extinction or Path to a Livable Future?
Don Fitz: Stan Cox - book ... The Path to a Livable Future: A New Politics to Fight Climate Change, Racism and the Next Pandemic. ... dismisses the anti-science and racism of climate skeptics such as Trump, strips bare the insincerity of the early Biden administration, and uncovers the lurking dangers of energy denial. ... Cox explains that rationing would be a central part of reducing resource inequities: ... the focus of rationing must be on producing vastly fewer wasteful products and more of those required for human existence ... the path to a livable future is clearly not going to be a capitalist one ... Cox looks to mutual aid, which fuses a world view with ongoing actions of helping others in need... Visit Website ]
Nov 3, 2021, 11:00am

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There Is No Such Thing as a Humane War
Jake Whitney: Samuel Moyn begins and ends his new book, Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War ... with a discussion of Leo Tolstoy. The great novelist, Moyn tells us, was a peace activist who nevertheless held a surprising view of military conflict: If wars must be fought, they should be brutal. ... He believed ... if wars remained unruly and agonizing, nations would be less inclined to fight them ... (Moyn) argues that the long struggle to make warmaking humane ... has not only diverted from the ultimate goal of ending war altogether, but gone a long way toward legitimizing it... Visit Website ]
Sep 20, 2021, 2:51pm

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Answering the U.S. Government’s 9/11 Lies
Edward Curtin: Review of Unanswered Questions: What the September Eleventh Families Asked and the 9/11 Commission Ignored by Ray McGinnis ... the first to approach the subject from the perspective of the questions asked by the relatives of the victims ... examines how the 9/11 Commission was a setup from the start, not even close to being an impartial investigation ... contains eleven chapters devoted to questions addressed to NORAD, the FAA, the CIA/SEC/FBI, Mayor Giuliani, President Bush, the Port Authority/WTC/City of New York, Vice President Cheney, and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld but never answered ... Why weren’t NORAD jets able to intercept the hijacked planes ... the names of the individuals and financial institutions who placed “put” orders on American and United Airlines in the three weeks prior to 9/11... Visit Website ]
Sep 10, 2021, 3:09pm


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