Denial doesn't end or amend discrimination

Racism in British News Media – The Missing Story

On Saturday October 29, 2011 over 500 people from across England protested near the Parliament building in London. What was startling for me, an American journalist covering that protest against brutality by British police, was not who attended but who was absent. That 2011 protest occurred a dozen weeks after a fatal police shooting of …

The biggest threat to US security is here at home:

Let’s Stop Pretending Russia and China are Military Threats

  Someone needs to say this, and it looks like it’s gotta be me: China and Russia are not our enemies. Somehow, the opinion-makers in the media, the bloated military brass with all their ribbons and stars and with little to do but worry about how to keep their massively overbuilt operation afloat with ever …

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 …

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 …

Campaign ‘donations’ are bribes and the ‘Free’ World ain’t so free:

Fixing the Language of Journalism to Reflect Reality

  We have needed to eliminate a bunch of euphemisms from our political lexicon if we’re going to have serious debates about the future of the country.  A new president, an ousted fascist predecessor, and an obstructionist opposition party that wants nothing to change despite losing a national election is a great time to take …

Withdraw? You can’t do that!

For the US in Afghanistan’s Endless War, Surrender is Apparently Not an Option

The US War in —or on—Afghanistan has rightly been called the “Forever War.” Launched on October 7, 2001, while the ruins of the World Trade Center were still smoldering from the 9/11 attacks five weeks earlier, the war is now in its 19th year, making it almost nine years longer than the Vietnam War. And …

‘Free Press = Free Assange’ Webinar Event

  The Covid-19 Global Solidarity Coalition [i] condemns the on-going persecution and prosecution of Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, a non-profit organization that has published more than 10 million classified documents just between 2006 and 2016 revealing war crimes, torture, corruption and other outrages committed by scores of governments. Exposure of official wrongdoing should be applauded not …

It May Not Be Sunny in Philadelphia, But the Town’s Not Burning Either

This article originally was initially published in FAIR.org   Philadelphia — I was awakened at 8 a.m. Wednesday by a worried call from a good friend, journalist and radical prairie activist Michael Caddell in Kansas. “Dave!” he said urgently, “Is Philly burning?” I groggily asked him what he meant? Had the closed Sunoco tank farm and …

A horror story in two parts:

Part I: Will England Send Assange-the-Messenger to America’s Dungeons?

  Most people might be excused for not knowing it, because the story is mainly ignored, or is shamelessly misreported in the corporate media when it does get any attention. A courageous Australian journalist, abandoned by his own country, is being railroaded by a British court towards extradition to the US where he could face …

Time for a little truth about the economic crisis:

Screwing with the Unemployment Statistics By Dave Lindorff

  Something is screwy about unemployment numbers coming out of Washington. In late July, just before the end of the supplemental $600 weekly checks for people collecting unemployment benefits, the New York Times reported that 30 million were receiving those checks. That’s 30 million laid-off workers who qualified for unemployment benefits, which is not everyone …