Dreadful knocking — a sonnet followed by a reflection on what is meant by “dharma”

Some like to test the acuity of their brain To see if they are losing any powers of cognition, But I have watched more than just cognition wane From coast to coast across this fogged-in nation. It used to be smog that made it hard to breathe But now it’s something else that steals my …

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 …

U.S.-Denmark Ignore Sputnik V Solution

AstraZeneca Corona Vaccine in Trouble: Russia Could Help

Creative Commons photo T’is better to die than imbibe the enemy’s cure for Covid-19. Russiaphobia lives well in vassal state Denmark. Spuntik V be damned. [FLASH: U.S. report “Combating malign influences in the Americas… Office of Global Affairs “used diplomatic relations in the Americas region to mitigate efforts by states, including Cuba, Venezuela, and Russia…dissuade …

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 …

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 …