Desmond Tutu discusses the importance of the upcoming NO WAR conference this September.
Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, How Extrajudicial Executions Became “War” Policy in Washington Posted by Rebecca Gordon Tom Dispatch July 17, 2016 Introduction by Tom Engelhardt of Tom Dispatch Strangely, amid the spike in racial tensions after the killing of two black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota, and of five white police officers by a black […]
Please remember that the seriousness and emotion evinced by the drone whistleblowers comes not only from their experiences in the drone program but because they constantly face the threat of government reprisal. DRONE ORGANIZERS BULLETIN – April 2016 – Special Edition kNOwDrones.com Thanks to the financial contributions by many of you who are reading […]
But if you have the money and the patience to play the long con, stealing the minerals of Afghanistan would probably have the biggest payoff. The Afghan government estimates that there could be $3 trillion worth of our minerals under their soil. Corporate America, by placing a few corrupt officials in the right places and paying a few modest bribes, can underpay Afghan mine workers to dig up their country’s resources and ship them out while corporate CEOs hardly break a sweat…
By Jerry Alatalo “Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.” Address to the United Nations, September 25, 1961 – JOHN F. KENNEDY (1917-assassinated 1963) 35th President of the United States hortly before his death, U.S. President John F. Kennedy (JFK) talked about world peace at the commencement […] […]
Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges and Richard D. Wolff RT America on Jul 23, 2016 In this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges explores capitalism in crisis with Richard Wolff, professor of economics emeritus at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. From Brexit, to labor protests in France, to Italy’s financial woes, they discuss the effects […] […]
Michael German, former FBI agent and a fellow with the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program at the New York University of Law, spoke at Peacestock on terrorism. Peacestock is sponsored by Minnesota Chapters of Veterans for Peace.
…that’s unfortunate that they’re really using everything that’s happening across our country to blame Black Lives Matter. And I don’t agree with that at all. It’s really unfortunate that that’s happening and that these trials are being used to attack Black Lives Matter.
…the corporate press has tried mightily to demonize them [the shooters] and tie the shooters to Black nationalist groups and Black Lives Matter but the shooters themselves have said they are lone wolves. BLM whatever folks may think of their strategies and tactics have declared themselves to be non- violent and have sought to solve the problem of police violence through organized peaceful protest.
The UK Parliament on Monday voted to renew Trident, Britain’s aging nuclear weapons system. New UK Prime Minister Theresa May. (Photo: Reuters) By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Common Dreams July 18, 2016 As the BBC explains, “the MPs’ vote approves the manufacture of four replacement submarines at a current estimated cost of £31bn”—though campaigners have put […]
By attempting to frame the Sanders-Clinton divide as one determined solely by race and gender, Clinton surrogates have tried not only to remove from view Sanders’s support among the young, but also to avoid any discussion of class — an element of American society that is inextricably linked to issues of race and gender.
But the problem is, as long as you’re doing the military, the others don’t work. You can’t be bombing people and at the same time think that you’re going to succeed at, quote, “persuading” them, which is one of the great things the Obama administration has talked about wanting to do, persuading them that ISIS […]
The American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978 protects and preserves religious rights and cultural practices including access to sacred sites, freedom to worship through ceremonial and traditional rights, and use and possession of objects considered sacred. Spring water is considered sacred. By Susu Jeffrey Published in the newsletter of the Women’s International League for […]
First, I want to be clear that I’m not angry at Hillary Clinton personally. I don’t like Hillary. I don’t support her. I don’t trust her. I don’t think she would be a good or trustworthy president. But that’s not the issue here. The issue is the inherent unfairness in the system.
The pattern is clear: Federal and local law enforcement target the First Amendment-protected activities of social justice movements because they pose a political threat, not a violent one.