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The United States has many political prisoners. Here’s a list
Stansfield Smith: The US government holds many political prisoners, including journalists; national security state whistleblowers; Black, Indigenous, and Latino revolutionaries; foreign diplomats; Muslims detained without trial; women who defended themselves from attacks; and environmental activists. ... Well-known cases are those entrapped or framed in US national security state sting operations, or imprisoned with extreme sentences for a minor offense because of their political activism, such as Black revolutionary George Jackson ... Today, the US national security state considers its most dangerous enemies those who expose its crimes at home and abroad ... (Just a few of the political prisoners in the United States ... Mumia Abu-Jamal, Julian Assange, Alex Saab, Leonard Peltier, Joy Powell, Veronza Bowers)... Visit Website ]
Aug 11, 2022, 11:49am

Blogosphere
Nancy Pelosi, White Supremacy, and China
Margaret Kimberley: White supremacist arrogance was the order of the day when Nancy Pelosi ignored a red line set by the Chinese government and visited Taiwan. The Speaker of the House showed stereotypical and racist attitudes towards that country and began a chain of events that won't go well for the U.S. ... Racism is the only explanation for treating Xi Jinping and other government officials as if they are dumb ... Neither Nancy Pelosi nor Joe Biden see the world through other nations’ eyes. Why should they when they live by a belief in U.S. superiority? ... But they will repeat the process of undermining what they seek to preserve... Visit Website ]
Aug 11, 2022, 11:30am

Commentary
Can We Please Have an Adult Conversation about China?
Vijay Prashad: A new kind of madness is seeping into global political discourse, a poisonous fog that suffocates reason ... a deep suspicion and hatred of China ... a country of 1.4 billion people, an ancient civilisation that suffered, as much of the Global South did, a century of humiliation ... Since then, Chinese society has been deeply transformed by utilising its social wealth to address the age-old problems of hunger, illiteracy, despondency, and patriarchy ... As with all social experiments, there have been great problems, but these are to be expected from any collective human action ... attempt to isolate it is socially dangerous ... Walls need to be knocked down, not built up... Visit Website ]
Aug 11, 2022, 10:46am

Meditations
Shaping the Human Mind Is Enslavement
Martin LeFevre: The land is bone dry, and cobwebs cover the bushes along the creek. ... Thought as knowledge or skill is not a problem. Thought became a problem when it formed the basis of our psychological, social and spiritual lives. ... The assumption that the human mind must be 'shaped' is the assumption of slavery. ... The idea that the human mind is ineluctably shaped, conditioned by parents, society, technology or "our own agency," is deeply false and destructive to human freedom ... The process of unconditioning the mind is an arduous one...
Aug 9, 2022, 5:38pm

Commentary
It’s Time to Stop the MAD-Ness!
John Miksad: Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed 77 years ago this week. The two bombs the United States dropped on those cities killed some 200,000 human beings, most of whom were civilians. ... Now we can snuff out the lives of billions with the push of a button. ... No one is safe. This war moved beyond the battlefield long ago. ... It doesn’t have to be this way. There is a way to have real safety and security, health, and well-being. ... Russians, Chinese, Iranians, and North Koreans need not be our enemies. ... There are only two ways to eliminate an enemy ... either destroy him or make him your friend. Visit Website ]
Aug 9, 2022, 12:28pm

Links
Nagasaki Journey
On August 10, 1945 , the day after the bombing of Nagasaki, Yosuke Yamahata began to photograph the devastation. His companions on the journey were a painter, Eiji Yamada, and a writer, Jun Higashi. (Reprinted from previous years.) Visit Website ]
Aug 9, 2022, 11:42am

Meditations
Nagasaki and the Incorrigibility of Man
Martin LeFevre: I knew a Marine that fought on Tarawa, which had the highest American casualty rate of any battle in World War II. ... who was sent to Nagasaki after the bombing. I was honored that he talked to me about the war for the first time shortly before he died. ... The leveling of Nagasaki by the atom bomb called "Fat Boy," three days after Hiroshima, was beyond description he said. Charred bodies, walking skeletal people, mangled buildings - his presence there brought the horror home. ... Nuclear weapons are more of a real and present danger today than they have been since the Cuban Missile Crisis ... Something has to give. If we're to survive as a species, national sovereignty and the tribalistic identification with particular groups must end....
Aug 8, 2022, 9:47am

Blogosphere
“Russian Propaganda” Just Means Disobedience
Caitlin Johnstone: that’s precisely the notion that has been drummed into western consciousness with ever-increasing fervor since 2016: that any dissent about US foreign policy is Russian propaganda ... Worried about nuclear war? Russian propaganda. Don’t think the fight for US unipolar domination is worth all this dangerous brinkmanship? Russian propaganda ... Don’t like the idea of an expensive proxy war with no exit strategy whose economic fallout is making life harder and harder for more and more people all around the world? Russian propaganda... Visit Website ]
Aug 6, 2022, 12:46pm

Commentary
HIROSHIMA AT 77: John Pilger — Another Hiroshima is Coming — Unless We Stop It Now
Hiroshima and Nagasaki were acts of premeditated mass murder unleashing a weapon of intrinsic criminality. It was justified by lies that form the bedrock of 21st century U.S. war propaganda, casting a new enemy, and target – China. ... “Even without the atomic bombing attacks,” concluded the United States Strategic Bombing Survey of 1946, “air supremacy over Japan could have exerted sufficient pressure to bring about unconditional surrender and obviate the need for invasion. ... Between 1946 and 1958, the United States exploded 67 nuclear bombs in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific: the equivalent of more than one Hiroshima every day for 12 years... Visit Website ]
Aug 6, 2022, 11:22am

Consider This....
Why Did the U.S. Nuke Civilians? Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 77 Years Later
Mickey Z.: The U.S. knew the Japanese wanted to surrender rather than risk Soviet occupation. ... In the unlikely event of an American invasion of Japan in late 1945, the projected body count appears to be more political than scientific. ... “Was it because this was a plutonium bomb whereas the Hiroshima bomb was a uranium bomb?” asked historian Howard Zinn. “Were the dead and irradiated Nagasaki victims of a scientific experiment?” ... “The Americans had not only used a doomsday machine; they had used it when, as Stalin knew, it was not militarily necessary [emphasis added]. It was this last chilling fact that doubtless made the greatest impression on the Russians.”... Visit Website ]
Aug 5, 2022, 11:56am

Books
Against Liberalism
Nathan J. Robinson: Luke Savage’s new essay collection The Dead Center: Reflections on Liberalism and Democracy After the End of History concerns itself with a strain of liberalism ... the liberal is someone who has superficially socially progressive values, combined with a reluctance to actually pursue meaningful social change—especially when that change would involve risk to one’s own status and position ... For Martin Luther King... (“Letter from Birmingham Jail,”) ... it was precisely because the moderate claimed to sympathize with progressive goals that they were such an impediment; at every stage, they would oppose change in the name of supporting it... Visit Website ]
Aug 4, 2022, 5:03pm

Health
Yes, Providing Drug Users With Safe Drugs Will Fight the Opioid Crisis
David Moscrop: Vancouver is the latest city to sign up for a Safe Supply program, which provides safe drugs to users. Pilot programs — and the failure of the war on drugs — show that this approach is the best way to combat the opioid crisis. ... The goal of safe supply is to reduce harm, save lives, and give people who use drugs control of their lives. ... Combined with an economic system that undervalues, underpays, overworks, and structurally exploits individuals, the state is fighting a war against the consequences of its own decisions... Visit Website ]
Aug 3, 2022, 2:32pm

Blogosphere
FBI Attack on the Uhuru Movement is a Warning
Margaret Kimberley: The FBI targeted the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) because it is a Black organization that has dared to confront and oppose U.S. imperialism. APSP is the first but they will not be the last. ... On July 29, 2022, the FBI raided the Uhuru House in St. Petersburg, Florida and the Uhuru Solidarity Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The raids were connected with the indictment of a Russian national who is accused of attempting to “cause turmoil in the United States” by engaging with “Unindicted Co-Conspirators” to act as agents of the Russian Federation. ... targeted by the FBI for a very simple reason. It is a Black organization which has dared to confront and oppose U.S. imperialism... Visit Website ]
Aug 3, 2022, 12:33pm

Did You Know
How a conservative US network undermined Indigenous energy rights in Canada
Geoff Dembicki: Internal documents explain why oil and gas interests would benefit from a key Indigenous declaration being ‘defeated.’ ... A U.S.-based libertarian coalition has spent years pressuring the Canadian government to limit how much Indigenous communities can push back on energy development on their own land ... against attempts by the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to align Canadian laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ... to reject pipelines or drilling ... the treaty contains clauses affirming Indigenous peoples’ sovereignty over territories they’ve lived on for thousands of years... Visit Website ]
Aug 2, 2022, 3:15pm

Environment
Can a “Boon For The Fossil Fuel Sector” Really Be Called a Climate Bill?
Nathan J. Robinson: The absurdity of expanding fossil fuel use in a bill to prevent the catastrophic effects of fossil fuel use. ... "Under the bill, the Interior Department would be required to offer up at least two million acres of federal land and 60 million acres of offshore acreage to oil and gas producers every year for the next decade. ... But the serious question we have to ask is: since the burning of fossil fuels is causing climate change, what will the effect of massively expanding oil and gas leasing be?.. Visit Website ]
Aug 1, 2022, 3:27pm


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