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Our Beating Drums

Midst happy folk Midnight Congo-drumming whirling dancing Raw sugar rum swirling Stars sparkle together Sea surges as one Trees intertwine No colors divide All are one Revolutionary Cuba Che’s home of love Home of health for all Mississippi Freedom Summer Fight for Equal Rights All are one Yet in this planet divided Power is separation …

Your heard it here: Give the shove to the 2001 and 2002 AUMFs

Defending the US Against Looming Presidential Dictatorship

  At least Vladimir Putin is gaining his  dictatorial powers democratically. He got elected by a solid majority of Russians, and then he went to the Russian Duma and asked for a constitutional change to allow him to continue to be elected through 2030. Here in the US, we have created a presidential dictatorship through …

Trump sics armed federal thugs on Portland protesters

Watching Constitutionally Protected Freedoms Die in Oregon

Update:  Oregon’s two senators and two members of the House from the state are calling on the Inspectors General of the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice into the excessive use of violence and of secretive behavior and lack of idendification of federal “paramiitary” police in Portland.    One of the most clear …

Unusual bestial Murder of a black Man by white supremacists

Denmark Authorities in Denial about Racist Violence

Shelter murder scene memorial Strøby Egede, Denmark — Swastika-tattooed lower leg pressed upon the victim’s chest, knee thrust under his Adam’s apple. Blood flow cut off. Heart pumps out. Knife slashes, body burns, tree branch bashes spurting blood over his body, eye popping partially out. After prolonged torture, perhaps hours long, African-Danish-born Phillip Mbuji Johansen …

Dave Lindorff interviewed about Trump's and Barr's 'Occupy Model' plans for crushing anti-police movement

US Justice Department is Classifying Anti-Police Movement as Terrorism

KPFA’s Mitch Jeserich, host of “Letters and Politics,” interviews Dave Lindorff about the Trump and Barr plan to follow the Obama administration’s “Occupy Model” for crushing dissent in going after the anti-police-brutality and defund the police movement sweeping the nation. Listen here and start at 32.55 on the mp.3 of the interview.

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NY Times Acknowledges Need for Economic Change—Without Crediting Those Who Would Bring It

(This article by Dave Lindorff appears in Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting where it can be read in its entirety)   Online readers of the New York Times might have been forgiven if, when they got to the editorial section on June 24, they thought they had accidentally jumped to the website of Socialist Action, or at least The …

Trumpian xenophobia expands to include smart, well-funded foreigners:

Trump Antipathy Towards Foreign College Students Digs US Economic Hole Even Deeper

By Allen Baker President Donald Trump’s belligerence toward China and his administration’s heartless and ill-thought-out Executive order to throw out foreign college students whose colleges, for health reasons, opt for another semester of on-line classes, could cast another wrench into the already clanking engine of the US economy. US colleges enroll around 1.1 million foreign …

An argument that doesn't pass the smell test

Did Tammy Duckworth Fight For Our Right to Protest?

[T]he imperial power that we veterans fought for abroad is the same one some of us are now struggling against at home, and the two couldn’t be more intimately linked. Our struggle is, at least in part, over who gets to define patriotism. – Danny Sjursen, The Nation I have nothing against Tammy Duckworth as …

Surprise kind words for Obama administration brutality from Trump

Trump Praises and Adopts Prior Administration’s Methods for Crushing Dissent, Turns Them on Police Protesters

(This article appeared initially as an opinion piece on US President Trump has called Obama’s model for crushing the 2011 Occupy Wall Street movement “beautiful” and is using it to label even peaceful BLM protesters as domestic terrorists. It’s police state stuff. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The US Constitution’s Bill of Rights makes it crystal clear in …