Soft-pedaling the threat of climate change is the new climate denial:

Climate Catastrophe? Don’t Worry, Some Experts are Saying: It Won’t Be That Bad…

  As the Earth hurtles ahead towards a hotter global climate with over 2 degrees or more of higher temperatures by 2100  (only to be followed by even more global heating as vast quantities of subterrainean and sub-sea methane frozen in clathrates inexorably thaw and are released into the atmosphere (as they are already beginning …

What kind of ‘democracy’ is this?

We Americans Need a Say in How Far the US Should 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 just a 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 …

A US president accusing Russia of violating the UN Charter's like Trump accusing Biden of watching porn

US Hypocrisy Knows No Limits

President Biden’s condemnation of Russia at the UN on Wednesday, where he claimed Russia had violated the UN Charter by invading Ukraine, a country he ludicrously insisted posed  “no threat” to its larger neighbor, is epic hypocrisy coming from the leader of a country that not long ago invaded and destroyed Iraq based on a …

$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 …

Putin’s threat to turn to nuclear weapons is nothing new:

The US Nuked Two Cities in WWII and Has Threatened to Use Them Often Since Then

  During this war in Ukraine, much had been written about how Russia and President Vladimir Putin have “broken the nuclear taboo” or “could break the nuclear taboo” by threatening or actually using “small” tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine.  The threats have indeed been made, and they could potentially be more than bluffs.   But …

How can we call Ukraine a part of the 'free world'?

Defending Ukraine’s Draft Dodgers

      Back in 2015, when I was driving from Kuopio Finland up to the country’s far north to write an article on global warming and how it was affecting the Sami indigenous people of Lappland, I found myself offering rides to a number of Ukrainian young people, mostly male, or males accompanied by …

Russia isn't the only or the worst war criminal:

Why Hasn’t the US Been Kicked off the UN Human Rights Council?

  The United Nations General Assembly voted 93-24 with 58 abstentions to drop the Russian Federation from membership on the UN Human Rights Council, based on allegations and grisly videos and photos appearing to show execution-style slayings of civilians in Ukraine by Russian troops. While there are calls for independent investigations into those allegations, the …

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, …