What kind of ‘democracy’ is this?

Americans Need a Say in How Far the US is Going to Go in Backing Ukraine!

  Russian president Vladimir Putin is playing a dangerous game by making threats to use ‘small’ so-called theater nuclear weapons with explosive power this fraction of the power of the city-busting bombs the US used on Japan in August 1945.   But so is the White House and the Pentagon playing a dangerous game in …

Trump's legal troubles are exposing a National Security state run amok

Why are Liberals Defending the Outrageous Secrecy of this Supposedly ‘Democratic’ Nation?

  Ever since President Harry Truman, in 1947, turned the wartime Office of Strategic  Services (OSS)  into the Orwellian-named Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)  and converted the Army’s code-breaking Signal Intelligence Service (SIS)  into the National Security Agency (NSA), this country has been in the process of becoming not even a pseudo democracy, but a National …

Rebranding the Democratic Party:

Call it the WAR PARTY

    My colleague and long-time friend Dave Lindorff did it. He provoked me to rescind my vow, quite temporarily I’m hoping, to stop writing about political matters, at least directly. Dave’s desire to rename the Republican Party as the “Bad Losers Party”, and his closing remark opening others to rename the Democratic Party, motivated …

Little Crime, Murder, Violence—But Both are Increasing

Could Icelanders Herald Path to Economic Equality with Prosperity and Peace?

  (Part II of CAM Correspondent Ron Ridenour’s Perspective on Near-Pristine Island-Nation — Part 1 here in Covert Action magazine) By Ron Ridenour We can learn from the Icelandic people’s sense of assuming political responsibility, their tightknit togetherness—98% know people they can rely on—and from their culture, which fosters more authors per capita than any …

$17 billion could buy a lot of food aid:

What’s in the Massive US Military Aid Package to Ukraine?

This article was written for The Edge, a publication of the Ithaca College Park Center for Independent Media The first point that needs to be made in addressing the colossal $40 billion Ukraine arms aid package passed by Congress and rushed by plane to Asia for President Joe Biden’s signature is that it’s not all …

If you’re elderly, angry and an experienced activist, be there!

Radical Elders to Organizational Meeting Next Saturday, March 26!

Are you a veteran activist or a veteran organizer of progressive organizations and are over age 55?  If so, here’s some exciting news.  We all know America is moving into a dangerous period of reaction, the world climate is careening out of control threatening human and perhaps all life on earth, wars and US military …

Important history lesson:

NATO is Not a Defensive International Organization But Was Founded to Threaten the USSR

  Reading US reports on the deadly Russian rocket attack on the so-called International Peacekeeping and Security Center in western Ukraine, one could be excused for thinking that the Russians might have been destroying some UN peacekeeping base. In fact, the deceptively named target, as a few US news reports on the attack did note, …

Berlin should step up and end the war in Ukraine:

Germany Deserves a Big Share of the Blame for the Disaster in Ukraine

  Nobody is talking about the blame that must be shouldered by the German government for the crisis and humanitarian disaster in Ukraine. Sure Russia is guilty of a huge war crime in invading Ukraine,  Surely too, the US must  be blamed for creating the situation which led Russia and its autocratic leader Vladimir Putin …

Time for the US to take the lead for peace in Ukraine:

The US’s Aggressive Expansion of NATO Created This Horror; The US Can and Should End It

  The sad state of what used to be the peace movement in the US is on display  today in the nation’s capital and on highways leading to DC.  As a bloody and dangerous war is raging in Ukraine between the armies of Russia and Ukraine, the latter backed by arms being supplied by the …