On the Situation in Gaza: A Statement by Radical Elders

` (Issued Nov. 2, 2023)  Radical Elders adds our voice to the worldwide outcry for an immediate ceasefire in the Israeli government’s genocidal war against Palestinians in Gaza. The insanity of our imperialist, racial capitalist world continues to explode. We add our voice to the world’s outrage at this most recent eruption, in one of …

What if our wounded warriors could become our wounded healers

I would like to start by quoting excerpts from a recent article in the New York Times, “A Secret War, Strange New Wounds, and Silence from the Pentagon.” by Dave Phillips:          Many U.S. troops who fired vast numbers of artillery rounds against the Islamic State developed mysterious, life-shattering mental and physical …

Spy for Humanity Stopped US Nuclear World War

Ted Hall Deserves a Nobel Peace Prize For Helping to Prevent a Nuclear Holocaust in the 1950s

    [Source: goodreads.com] Ted Hall Helped the Soviet Union to Counterbalance the U.S. Monopoly on Atomic Weaponry After World War II, Which Acted as a Deterrent Against Aggressive U.S. War Plans Dave Lindorff initiated the documentary film A Compassionate Spy, following a correspondence with Ted Hall’s 87-year-old widow, Joan Hall. Lindorff had written an article in …

Where’s the US Peace Movement and US public outrage?

Israel is Committing an Epic War Crime with US Backing and US Arms

When the US was bombing levees and hospitals in North Vietnam and peasants in their rice paddies in Laos and burning villages in South Vietnam, herding those not killed in the process into “strategic hamlets,” Americans took to the streets en masse, occupied the Pentagon mall, brought central Washington DC to a standstill, and broke …

“No food, no water, no electricity”

Israel’s War Crime: Collective Punishment of Two Million in Gaza for Hamas Atrocities in Israel Incursion

Yesterday,  here in Philadelphia, I watched as a large grey four-engine jet with the distinctive fat squarish-looking fuselage of a military C-17 lumbered eastward far overhead, almost certainly one of the earliest of many such massive cargo planes bound for Israel loaded with heavy ammunition, bombs and who knows what other horrors designed by the …

New exhibit showcases noted political prisoner

Smack Down for Efforts to Silence Mumia Abu-Jamal

Providence, RI – The decades long efforts to erode the public credibility of U.S. political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal sustained a substantial setback recently at an unlikely location: an Ivy League university. Brown University, the Ivy League institution located in Providence, Rhode Island, opened a unique exhibition on September 28, 2023, at its John Hay Library, …

NPR’s ‘Morning Edition’ Report on the US Supplying DU Shells to Ukraine is a 1-Source Dud

  This article was originally published by Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)   In its fund-raising promotions, NPR touts shows like “Morning Edition” as providing listeners a “deeper look” at complicated stories. Sometimes that is the case, but on this past Sept. 8, in the case of an announced decision by the Biden administration …

someone else

Someone else’s dam has burst Someone else’s children are shooting Someone else’s war is escalating Someone else’s soup is burning Someone else’s misery is measureless Someone else’s eyes are sad Someone else’s words have fallen on deaf ears Someone else’s success has surpassed all expectations Someone else’s ‘s garden is going to waste Someone else’s …

Americans: We’re Number 1 (in our own heads!)

Covid Precautions Aren’t Primarily Aren’t for You; They’re to Protect Those You Ought to Care About

  I’ve never thought of myself as someone who needed special consideration.  Not even when I ended up spending a year on crutches or a walking in a stiff full-length plaster leg cast following a nasty ski accident at 19, or when I learned in my 40s after a stubborn case of viral pneumonia that …