The good, the bad and the ugly

Some Thoughts on the November 3 National Election

  First the good thing about the Nov. 3 Election outcome:  Donald Trump, a wannabe tyrant who seemed to be consciously channeling Italian fascist Benito Mussolini with his balcony appearances at the White House, and Hitler with his brown-shirted and black-shirted federal goon squad in Porteland Oregon snatching demonstrators off the street and hauling them …

The Stranding of the Human Race: The Human / Dolphin Enigma

I have been reading “Voices in the Ocean” where Susan Casey starts out with a story of how a chance encounter with Spinner dolphins (in Hawaii) changed her life for the better when she was deeply depressed and grieving the recent death of her father. She also painstakingly traces the history of commercial exploitation and …

Impunity for brutality must end

Police Brutality Strikes Again — This Time in Philadelphia!

Over two decades ago Philadelphia’s then top prosecutor made an observation applicable to recent actions by many members of the Philadelphia Police Department. Those recent foul actions include the fatal police shooting of a mentally ill man and the vicious police beating of a woman and her teenage nephew that also traumatized this woman’s two-year-old …

Beware of CIA threats

Two Latin American Peoples’ Victories for Equality and Sovereignty

                      Chilean Spring Protests. (Wikipedia photo) Chileans and Bolivians are turning the tide away from coup governments imposed on them by right-wing national militarists and the US State Department/CIA. Within the past week, we have witnessed an overwhelming Chilean victory to rewrite the constitution forced …

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 …

Take a stand and defend the vote on Election Day

Blatant Double Standard in US Media Reporting on Rigged Elections in US vs. Latin America and Elsewhere

  When Venezuela’s popular leader, the late Hugo Chavez, won election to his four presidential terms, each time there were charges from the US that the elections were rigged in his favor. Those charges have grown worse since the popular socialist leader’s death from cancer when he was succeeded by his vice president Nikolas Maduro. …

50th country ratifies UN treaty banning nuclear weapons

Effective January 1, 2021 Nuclear Weapons Will Be Illegal

  Flash! Nuclear bombs and warheads have just joined landmines, germ and chemical bombs and fragmentation bombs as illegal weapons under international law, as on Oct. 24  a 50th nation, the Central American country of Honduras, ratified and signed a UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Of course, the reality is that despite …

Denmark is NOT socialist rather imperialist

Debunking the Myth of Denmark

The failure of the left in Denmark has led to surging nativism and the scapegoating of immigrants—an increasingly common phenomenon seen in other European countries and the U.S. [Source: pewresearch.org]  Regardless of what Bernie Sanders says, Denmark is not a socialist country: it does not refrain from imperialistic wars; it fails to subject its bankers and billionaires …

Luis Arce is Bolivia’s New President:

Morales’ Socialist Party Wins Election

You tube kamina sur TV photo of the new president and vice-president. A victory for the majority of Bolivians, a victory for the world’s poor, the indigenous, and supporters of equality, world peace, bread and land for all. October 19 exit polls show that the majority’s leader, Luis Arce, and running mate David Choquehuanca Céspedes, …

Ain't gonna happen

Democratic Fantasy of Creating Two New States to Add Four New Democratic Senators

Establishment Democrats are suggesting that if they can get former Vice President Joe Biden over the finish line not with a squeaker of a win but with a landslide, and take solid control of the Senate too, they will be able to cement control of the upper house of Congress by adding four more Democratic …