'They should be beheaded!'

Trump and Giuliani Go Full IS in attack on Biden and Democrats

  It’s often been noted that countries that go to war tend to adopt the behaviors of their enemies in fighting them, and then bring that war and the techniques they have appropriated home where they begin to apply them domestically. For at least two decades, since the US in 2001 launched its so-called “War” …

‘Free Press = Free Assange’ Webinar Event

  The Covid-19 Global Solidarity Coalition [i] condemns the on-going persecution and prosecution of Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, a non-profit organization that has published more than 10 million classified documents just between 2006 and 2016 revealing war crimes, torture, corruption and other outrages committed by scores of governments. Exposure of official wrongdoing should be applauded not …

The good, the bad and the ugly

Some Thoughts on the November 3 National Election

  First the good thing about the Nov. 3 Election outcome:  Donald Trump, a wannabe tyrant who seemed to be consciously channeling Italian fascist Benito Mussolini with his balcony appearances at the White House, and Hitler with his brown-shirted and black-shirted federal goon squad in Porteland Oregon snatching demonstrators off the street and hauling them …

50th country ratifies UN treaty banning nuclear weapons

Effective January 1, 2021 Nuclear Weapons Will Be Illegal

  Flash! Nuclear bombs and warheads have just joined landmines, germ and chemical bombs and fragmentation bombs as illegal weapons under international law, as on Oct. 24  a 50th nation, the Central American country of Honduras, ratified and signed a UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Of course, the reality is that despite …

Commander-in-Chief Bonespur waddles into a new controversy:

Trump Disses Troops but Correctly Labels 2 of America’s Costliest Wars Unjustified or ‘Stupid’

Let’s be honest about America’s wars and the men (overwhelmingly) and women who have fought them. Most of the wars that the US has launched or fought in, dating back to at least the War of 1812, were not just or necessary, could have been avoided, and wasted precious lives and national wealth, often while …

Who needs rubber bullets, bayonets, rocket launchers, MRAP vehicles and surveillance drones in the US?

Military Equipment Provided Free to Local Police Departments Bring US Wars Home to American Cities and Communities

Transcript of RT-TV interview of Dave Lindorff by RT’s Caleb Maupin: Maupin:  Why does the Department of Defense have so much excess gear that it needs to unload, anyway? Lindorff:  The US has been involved in so many wars, they become occupations, and the military has developed techniques for operating as an occupying army, and …

Fascism on the march:

Is Trump Using the Nation’s Capital as a Test Site for Scrapping Constitutional Government and Establishing Martial Law?

It’s been less than two weeks since the murder by cop of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and in that short time, an astonishing rebellion has sprung up from the angry grass roots. It began among a black population for whom this vicious videotaped slow and casual killing of a non-violent black suspect of a minor …

This is what American democracy has sunk to:

Two Mentally Challenged Candidates to Choose Between for US President?

  The US is hurtling into uncharted waters as a polity, with the two likely candidates for president this November both clearly suffering from significant cognitive impairment and evidence of continuing mental decline.  Back in 1980, the American voters elected a man, Ronald Reagan, who unbeknownst to them already had the beginnings of Alzheimer’s dementia. …

The third in a ThisCantBeHappening! discussion of the 2020 Sanders campaign:

Sanders is No Socialist; He’s not even a Democratic Socialist

  By Ron Ridenour   Entering into the debate on the pages of TCHB, namely pieces by Laurie Dobson (April 9) and Dave Lindorff, let me start by defining what social democracy is and is not. Social democracy is not socialism. It is various reforms for improving workers lives so that they will not overthrow …