How Much Socialism Will US and Peru Allies Allow?

Peru Finally Gets its First Socialist President, Pedro Castillo

Free Peru supporters show their glee during the victory announcement of their candidates. Foto: John Reyes / La República   Peru’s National Electoral Jury (JNE) finally announced, July 19, socialists Pedro Castillo, 51, and running mate, attorney Dina Boluarte, 58, of the Free Peru party as the presidential and vice-presidential just nine days prior to …

Don't lie to us Joe, tell the truth!

After 20 Years and over $2.26 Trillion, the US Has Lost Its Longest War in Afghanistan

Another lost war! Another denial! The US actually began its war on the people of Afghanistan back during the presidency of Jimmy Carter, who foolishly followed the advice of his Russia-hating, rabidly anti-Communist Polish emigre National Security Director Zbigniew Brzezinski. Brzezinski, in mid-1979, successfully convinced the gullible Carter to launch Operation Cyclone, a $20-billion, 10-year …

The grand bi-partisan scheme to privatize Medicare

Medicare Advantage is No Advantage

(This article was funded by paired assignments and a joint publishing agreement with Counterpunch.org and Tarbell.org.  It was inspired by a suggestion from Ralph Nader.)   When you want to know if the US government, or the political party in charge, is pulling a fast one on the public, look at the name they give …

Building more atomic bomb triggers is the ‘pits’:

Time to Stop Modernizing America’s Nukes and to Start Negotiating Peace

(This article was originally written for and published by ‘The Edge,’ a magazine published by the Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College_   The Biden administration, in its proposed military budget, is calling for a restart of something the US arms industry has not produced in any significant quantity since 1992: nuclear “pits” …

Peace-washing the anti-war movement and limiting criticism of Biden and Dems

Are Big Donors Neutralizing Peace Movement Activism?

  This article by Dave Lindorff and appearing in Salon magazine, was researched and written with the assistance of a grant from the ExposeFacts program of the Institute for Public Accuracy   During the four years of the Trump administration, resistance and even revolutionary talk were in the air as organizations with names like The Resistance and Our …

Persistent breaks for bigots

Lynching Lynchpin Links Racist Impunity From Tulsa To MOVE

Buried inside an embarrassing scandal now broiling Philadelphia, Pa are legacies from America’s despicable era of lynching. The spark for the scandal in Philadelphia is revelations about morbid mistreatment of human remains of Black victims from the horrific 1985 police bombing and burning in Philadelphia of the back-to-nature group MOVE. During the lynching era, many …

With 'forever' wars over on 9/11, time to SLASH Pentagon spending!

Biden Shows True Colors Proposing Bigger War Department Budget than Trump

President Joe Biden has shown his true colors, as this nation mis-celebrates Memorial Day Weekend by guzzling beer and other alcoholic drinks, racking up  a typically epic death toll on the highways, and risking a new upsurge in the Coronavirus pandemic partying without masks,  marking the date himself by proposing a record new military budget. …

Lucky once, we can't count on luck again:

Biden Okays Program to Annually Build 80 Plutonium ‘Pit’ H-Bomb Triggers

  It’s hard to believe I’m writing this, but the Biden administration, while unwinding or reversing a good many rules, regulations and programs of the Trump administration, is forging ahead with one particularly outrageous one: the ramping up of production of so-called plutonium “pits.” These cores of the man-made radioactive element plutonium, each weighing a …

Recall the tale of Bolivia President Morales' plane in 2013?

US Beyond Shameless in Decrying Belarus’ Forcing Down of Passenger Plane to Nab Journalist Critic

  The gold standard for shamelessness has long been the guy who murders his parents and then pleads for the mercy of the court because he’s an orphan. The US, as well as the lickspittle NATO nations of Europe have pretty much topped this hypothetical example with a real one. They accomplished this by going …

America Shares the blame for Israel’s war crimes

US-Supplied Planes and Bombs are Slaughtering Palestinian Children in Gaza

  When you’re watching those horrific images of massive explosions taking down high-rise apartment buildings in Gaza, and reading the statistics of dead in Gaza (195 dead, nearly half of them women and including over 40 children as young as six-months of age), remember that while it’s Israel bombing these buildings and killing these women, …