Speaking Truth to Empire

Speaking Truth to Empire on KFCF 88.1 FM independently owned and locally operated since 1975 in Fresno, Dan Yaseen interviews Cindy Sheehan, author, blogger, radio talk show host and one of America’s leading antiwar and anti-Empire activists. They discuss Biden’s meltdown at presidential debate, political violence and the assassination attempt on Trump.

Her website is: https://cindysheehan.substack.com

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Where Did the American Century Go?

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The Decline and Fall of Presidential America Are We Now Living in a Defeat Culture? By

It’s not a happenstance or some sad mistake that, barring a surprise, Americans will go to the polls in November to vote for one of two distinctly ancient men, now 77 and 81, both of whom have clearly exhibited read more

Lies, Damn Lies, and NATO

By David Swanson, July 16, 2024
Remarks on Stop the War Coalition webinar July 16, 2024

After someone shot Donald Trump, Joe Biden said, indignantly, “we resolve our differences at the ballot,” which is classic propaganda, taking something obviously true (namely: it’s evil to shoot people) and using it to make seem true something obviously false (namely: you can use a ballot in a U.S. election to choose policies you support and have them enacted). When Trump and Biden debated, they debated read more

Tomgram: Ellen Cantarow, A Cancer on the West Bank

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For obvious reasons, the devastation of Gaza has gotten so much of the attention recently, but life, post-October 7th, has also been a nightmare on the West Bank. Among other things, the grotesquely right-wing Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has, as the Associated Press reported recently, read more

Tomgram: Clarence Lusane, A Trumpian World of Them

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Think about it. Next time around, Donald Trump would essentially be able to do anything. Anything. As long, of course, as he’s president of these increasingly (dis-)United States. And for that version of reality, he can thank the Supreme Court, the very one he empowered with those three court selections of his. In its most recent presidential decision, that court read more