Really remembering 9-11

Recalling the Hundreds of Thousands of Civilian Victims of America’s Endless ‘War on Terror’

Now that the flags are back waving from the tops of flagpoles across the country, and the maudlin paeans to the close to 3000 lives lost in the airplane attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, it’s time we gave a thought to the dead who were ignored. According …

The media war-machine is kicking in:

US Media Keep Saying Iran is ‘In Violation’ of a Nuclear Agreement the US Withdrew From

Yes, Iran is increasing the number of centrifuges it is using to refine nuclear fuel, and yes, it is refining that fuel to a higher percentage of U-235, the isotope that allows the uranium to begin a chain reaction necessary for both fueling a nuclear reactor and for creating an atomic bomb. But in taking …

Growing harassment of Muslims, activists and journalists:

Are Terrorist Watch Lists Expanding Under Trump?

My wife, Joyce, and I recently traveled to Vienna for a week, where she had been invited to perform on Austrian state radio. Passing through Heathrow on our way home, we were separated by an automated security gate. The gate, which required you to scan your boarding pass, allowed Joyce through, but when I ran …

Reasons to doubt US argument for A-bombing Japan:

Did the US Really Intend to Destroy the Soviet Union with its Nuclear Monopoly?

74 years ago by the United States dropped the only two atomic bombs exploded  in war on cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Today, recalling those events,  remember that the US still refuses to renounce a strategy of first-strike use of its nuclear arsenal. This has me pondering two questions that should raise enormous doubts in …

Recalling the start of the nuclear era as a new arms race threatens:

US bombings on Hiroshima & Nagasaki less about ending WWII than scaring Stalin

Almost three-quarters of a century ago on August 9, 1945, the United States dropped a 22-kiloton plutonium bomb called the “Fat Man” on Nagasaki. The total destruction of that city, and the instant incineration of 40,000 mostly civilian people, occurred just three days after the destruction of Hiroshima by a 15-kiloton uranium bomb, which instantly …

Remembering Ted Hall and Klaus Fuchs

Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Spies Who Kept a Criminal US with a Nuclear Monopoly from Making More of Them

Cambridge, UK, Aug. 6 — Seventy-four years ago today, the US dropped the first ever atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, a non-military target of several hundred thousand, instantly vaporizing some 70,000 people, mostly civilians, and causing the painful, slower death of another 70,000 who died of burns and radioactive damage to their bodies …

The War Department's been lying about its spending for over two decades

Dave Lindorff Discusses the Pentagon’s Massive Accounting Fraud on KMUD Radio

This past April, TCBH! founder Dave Lindorff won an “Izzy” award from the Park Center for Independent Media for a Nation cover story published last December exposing how the Pentagon has been brazenly and unconstitutionally lying for over two decades about its spending, and how Congress, unable to do any oversight because of this massive …

Yes, it will take a tax hike to fund universal Medicare, but everyone will come out ahead

Stuck in a Rut of their Own Making, Progressive Democrats Need to Be Honest

Until progressive Democratic candidates like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren forthrightly declare that Yes! socializing health care by making the government the single insurer of every American will require a hike in taxes, but that everyone will benefit in the final analysis, they will never succeed in winning over American voters one what polls show …

Keeping this president busy is a good idea:

Let’s Just Let Trump Spend the Whole War Department Budget on Building Walls

Liberals are upset that the new Supreme Court, packed with conservatives, has decided President Trump can have $2.6 billion of the Pentagon’s new FY 2020 $738 billion budget to build some wall along the Mexican border. But I think they’re thinking all wrong about this. Instead of complaining and fighting a losing battle against Trump’s nutty …

To paraphrase Yogi Berra: 'It's 2016 deja vu all over again'

Corporate Media’s Trashing of Bernie Sanders Starts Anew

In 2016, we learned that the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton Campaign, even before the primary season began, conspired to sabotage the campaign of her leading opponent for the presidential nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).  The conspiracy, that ranged from obtaining campaign debate questions in advance for Clinton and front-loading primaries in states …