If, on September 10, 2001, you had told me that my country, which from 1979 to 1989 had fought a secret war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan (of all places!), would for the next nearly 20 years fight a second full-scale war there, with up
Last night I had the strangest dream.
It wasn’t the strangest dream I ever dreamed before
But it was strange for me:
I was in a large room with three friends
On the second floor of an old building
Facing main street.
I and my friends were using it as an ad hoc gym.
The four of us comprised a cadre.
We were all masters of a martial art
And this was where we
As Todd Miller has been reporting for years at TomDispatch, there’s one truth seldom mentioned in the endless coverage of this country’s border crisis, already reaching a fever pitch in the early days of the Biden administration: whatever
It is extremely easy in the United States to obtain guns, to find places to practice using them, and to find trainers willing to teach you to use them. There’s no need to have any contact with the U.S. military in order to dress and act as if you’re in the military, as many mass-shooters do, some of them waging their own delusional wars against immigrants or other groups. But it is remarkable that at least 36% of U.S. mass shooters (and quite possibly more) have in fact been trained by the
By David Swanson, March 21, 2021
Remarks at the Cold War Truth Commission
The Cold War didn’t have a hard and fast beginning that transformed the world or that turned heroic anti-Nazi Soviets into Satanic Commies on a particular afternoon.
The rise of Nazism had been facilitated in part by Western governments’ pre-existing enmity for the USSR. That same enmity was a factor in the delay of D-Day by 2.5 years. The destruction of Dresden was a message originally scheduled for the same day
Things that we now know are not actually true:
- Russia impacted the U.S. election results in 2016 or 2020.
- Russia hacked into U.S. election machines.
- The recent U.S. government report alleging election interference contained any evidence of anything.
- The report so much as alleged Russian involvement in the Biden-Ukraine-corruption
“Speaking Truth to Empire” on KFCF 88.1 independently owned and locally operated since 1975 in Fresno, Dan Yaseen interviews Alice Slater, she serves on the Board of Directors of World BEYOND War, the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, the Global Council of Abolition 2000, and the Advisory Board of Nuclear Ban-US, supporting the mission of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. They discuss geopolitics of Peace on Earth and Peace in Space.
Many people in the United States, as in many other places, are getting angrier. This would be a good thing if they all understood whom they should be angry at and the superiority of nonviolent activism to stupid, futile violence.
They should be angry at billionaires hoarding wealth, corporations paying zero taxes, and a federal government that is — for the most part — continuing to destroy the earth, invest in war, impoverish the poor, and enrich the gluttonous. They should be mad as hell that