Once there was Rural Electrification, now we need rural Postal Service banks

Democrats Have a Huge Opportunity to Expand their Base and They’re Ignoring It

  Check out the map of so-called Red and Blue states, and also note how in the Red states, most Blue voters are jammed into more densely populated urban centers while the rural counties are almost  uniformly Red, ie: Republican. Now consider how important the Postal Service is in all that vast stretch of right-wing …

Urgent news: Demand the immediate release of imprisoned activist journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia Abu-Jamal, Now in His 40th Year as an Incarcerated Prisoner, Has Covid-19

Internationally known US political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal has reported to friends and family on the outside that he has contracted Covid-19 in the Pennsylvania prison where he is incarcerated, and says he is having difficulty breathing. His life is in immediate danger and he is in urgent need of hospital care. This latest outrage was …

Joe Biden goes to war:

It Didn’t Take Long for This New President to Play Commander in Chief

  Well, here we are just over a month into the new Joe Biden presidential administration and he’s already launched a bombing attack in Syria. That seems to be a required action for presidents these days, certainly dating back at least to the Barack Obama administration. Biden personally ordered the bombing of a border crossing …

Dangerous Identity Politics + Capital in Divide and Conquer Maneuvers

Ecuador Socialist Party Takes First Round in Elections

    Continuous resistance in October 2019 forced Lenin Moreno government to restore fuel subsidies. Photo Alejandro Ramirez Anderson. How Some Cubans Experienced the Recent Protests in Ecuador – Havana Times Rafael Correa’s-backed presidential candidate, Andres Arauz, won first place, 32.7%, on the first round of national elections, February 7. Arauz is the first presidential …

Will this be maintainable?

Icelanders: Most Peaceful and Politically Conscious of People

    Iceland nature. Creative Commons Photo. Shots were fired at a politician’s property recently for the first time in Icelandic folk’s memory. During the weekend of January 21-2, bullets from a .22 pistol were fired into Reykjavik Mayor Dagur B Eggertsson’s car and his office. He was not present in either occasion. Two men …

Almost every income tax dollar goes straight to the military:

Spending and Sleepwalking Our Way to Armageddon

  As of January 1 of this year, under the UN Charter, nuclear weapons have been declared illegal — both their possession and their use — putting them in the same status as chemical and biological weapons, but because none of the 86 signatory nations have nukes, and because all of the nine nations that …

US-backed coup government ousted peacefully

Bolivia’s First Three Months of Pro-Socialist Electoral Victory

New Vice-president David Choquehunaca (l) and President Luis Arce  Communtarian-indigenous based Movement toward Socialism (MAS) returned to power in a landslide election victory, October 18, 2020, thus ousting the rightest coup government backed by the U.S. (1) This is some of first quarter developments? Luis Arce, President Evo Morales’ (2006-2019) minister of economy and public …

Who's the US to demand that Russia free anyone?

Back to Cold War 2.0 with Biden and His ‘Diplomacy-Favoring’ Secretary of State Blinken

  A fawning liberal media and a passel of well-endowed ‘peace’ organizations like Plowshares and Council for a Livable World and self-described “progressive” organizations like MoveOn have been hailing Biden’s cabinet picks, many of them veterans of the Obama administration, claiming they will steer the US in a new direction under which diplomacy, not bluster …