1. Let’s start with the obvious. Charlottesville, Virginia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, are actually two completely different places in the world. The flood of concern and good wishes for those of us here in Charlottesville is wonderful and much appreciated. That people can watch TV news about Charlottesville, remember that I live in Charlottesville, and send me their kind greetings addressed to the people of Charlotte is an indication of how common the confusion is. It’s
Bombshell report by The Nation magazine on the DNC hack: Forensic experts claim it was an inside job, not the Russians. A summary of its most compelling arguments – ijr.com
Big questions about last year’s DNC Hack, experts say it wasn’t a hack at all but a leak—an inside job by someone with access to the DNC’s system – The Nation
Walls closing in on Russiagate conspiracy theorists: Evidence mounts that DNC emails provided to WikiLeaks by inside source – Big League Politics
The Nation article about the DNC hack is too incoherent to even debunk, wrote in techno-gibberish that falls apart under even the slightest scrutiny – nymag.com
What kind of civilization have we developed when two mentally unstable national leaders, in an escalating confrontation with each other, threaten one another―and the world―with nuclear war?
That question arises as a potentially violent showdown emerges between Kim Jong Un of North Korea and Donald Trump of the United States. In recent years, the North Korean government has produced about 10 nuclear weapons and has
Purposeless Death in Syria
Statement by David Swanson as Director of World Beyond War at DC press conference August 8, 2017.
I won’t have time to list all the reasons I want U.S. military planes and drones out of Syrian skies much less all the reasons people have noted in comments on our petition, but there’s no question what my first reason is, although it’s not a reason always given much
Slouching Toward Mar-a-Lago
The Post-Cold-War Consensus Collapses
By Andrew J. Bacevich
Like it or not, the president of the United States embodies America itself. The individual inhabiting the White House has become the preeminent symbol of who we are and what we represent as a nation and a people. In a fundamental sense, he is us.
It was not always so. Millard Fillmore, the
ISIS warns of ‘a fire that burns the cross and its people’, In the new issue of its magazine Rumiyah interviews a Raqqa commander – pjmedia.com
The Islamic State’s latest issue of the magazine Rumiyah includes instructions to fighters on how to dodge white phosphorus reportedly used by U.S. and Russian forces – The Daily Caller
Full English text of the Islamic State’s latest issue of the magazine Rumiyah (slow to download) – rum12en.pdf
Pew did a poll in 38 countries asking about various dangers and threats.
Remarks at Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration at Peace Garden at Lake Harriet, Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 6, 2017
Thank you for inviting me to speak here. I’m grateful and honored, but it is not an easy task. I’ve spoken on television and to large crowds and to important big shots, but here you are asking me to speak to hundreds of thousands of ghosts and billions of ghosts in waiting. To think about this subject wisely we must keep all of them in mind, as well as those who tried to prevent Hiroshima