Department Of Stop it! You're killing Everything!
This is beyond reckless. Obama is playing with nuclear fire. I just cannot believe that on the 100th anniversary of the Great War we are coming so close to nuclear armageddon. Read more about Because nothing says peace like a missile cruiser
Bill Van Auken in “Air strikes kill civilians as Israel prepares new Gaza bloodbath” calls out Jen Psaki, US State Department spokesperson who, after declaring that the Zionist regime of Israel had a “right to defend itself”, was asked by a reporter whether Gazan Palestinians had a right to defend themselves. Her response? “I don’t understand what you’re getting at.”
In “Police Violence and the American gulag” Andre Damon gives a sampling from across the country of recent gratuitously murderous attacks by the police against vulnerable citizens. Read more about Murderous Recklessness of Our Militarized Police
Thomas Gaist and Barry Grey in "The bloodbath in Donetsk":
The Obama administration in Washington and the Merkel government in Berlin both congratulated the newly elected president, billionaire oligarch Petro Poroshenko, even as he was overseeing the bloodbath in the east.
Obama and Merkel signaled their support for the mass killing, portraying it as a means of stabilizing and unifying the country.
On Friday in the White House Rose Garden Barack Obama held a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during which the U.S. President expressed full support for a harsh crackdown against “pro-federalism”, pro-Russian, anti-coup Kiev government protesters in eastern Ukraine at the same time threatening Russia.
Bill Van Auken in “Appearing with Germany’s Merkel, Obama backs Ukraine crackdown” quotes Obama: Read more about From Rose Garden Obama Endorses Nazi Shock-Troop Terrorism
What follows are five fact-filled and revelatory perspectives I have distilled from Professor John McMurtry’s compelling “‘Global Society Destruction’ and The Ukraine Crisis: Decoding its Deep Structural Meaning”. McMurtry cuts through the mainstream media anti-Russian and anti-Ukraine resistance propaganda to expose what he considers a US-led money/military cancer system attacking ALL of global civilization.
1) McMurtry writes: Read more about Can You Handle Truth re US-Led Collapse of World Security?
In the long run, wars make us safer and richer
Cleary our elite has really lost the plot. That something like this would find its way into print on the pages of the once proud Washington Post tells us that our elite have gone round the bend. Read more about Don't enlist
In my blog post a few days ago about the unseen hand of the various 'free trade agreement' mandates to 'privatize everything' quietly strangling any "hope" of real "health care reform" in the USA, I had a lot to say about the 'FTA's' mandated forced irreversible privatizations of everything people need from and see as good about government, in secret, and the forces I see as driving it. Read more about CIO report on privatization disasters shows that one of its main goals is looting.
The illegitimate coup in Ukraine has triggered a dangerous international situation according to Michel Chossudovsky in “The Neoliberal Neo-Nazi Coup in Ukraine. The World is at a Dangerous Crossroads”: Read more about ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of War’ Part 2 of 2
I have spent the last week chewing on my fist, reading dozens of impassioned articles on alternative cyber media at the same time listening to contradictory and relentless government propaganda-laced (-saturated) mainstream media about the Ukraine situation.
I am trying to cope with my personal shock and awe. Read more about ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of War’ Part 1 of 2
So, let us of the global 99% watch the war of the Olympic-god-like oligarchs and their pimped out Western AND Eastern political leaders devastate more and more of our collective welfare in the Ukraine, Europe, Russia, here. Let us note the colossal devastation done and still being done in the Middle East, Africa, etc. Read more about Ukraine: Propaganda Hides Imperialist Rape/Fascist Violence
The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) recently issued its “Better Off Budget” document as an alternative to the White House/OMB document, and the coming House budget document, a Republican/conservative alternative. The “Better Off Budget” has received enthusiastic evaluations from writers affiliated with the DC progressive community. Richard Eskow's recent treatment is typical and provides other reviews that are laudatory. These “progressives” clearly see the CPC budget as anything but an austerity budget. But is it, or is it not? Read more about Still Not Over: CPC Update
On Wednesday morning, Republicans won a years-long battle over whether to slash or spare food stamps when the House passed the farm bill, a $500 billion piece of legislation that funds nutrition and agriculture programs for the next five years.
Bill Van Auken in “US ultimatum on permanent occupation of Afghanistan” writes:
... In 2012, the Democratic incumbent campaigned for reelection vowing that all US troops would be out of Afghanistan by December 31, 2014. His running mate, Joe Biden, declared, “We are leaving Afghanistan in 2014, period. There are no if, ands or buts.”