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The indictment seeks to criminalize what journalists are not only permitted but ethically required to do: take steps to help their sources maintain their anonymity.

“The best defense against militarism is peace; the next best thing is the vigorous practice of democracy,” (The Pentagon as a Parasitic Cowbird)

“We cannot be radical enough in dealing with the issues that face us at the moment. The question is: what is practically possible? How can we take the electorate with us in dealing with these things?” in testimony to British lawmakers this week, famed scientist and environmental advocate Sir David Attenborough said,

“A military confrontation would not only endanger those struggling for freedom and democracy but also further damage the Iranian economy, which is already reeling under American sanctions…”

Socialist US gov-funded regime-change activists?

Chris Hedges illustrates the horrors of war through the eyes of his ancestors who fought at Gettysburg. Lest we forget what war is really like for the soldiers and civilians, it once ravaged our country and took our young men in a senseless war that should never have been fought, not because the cause was […]

for the world, it’s dead serious, from the destruction of the environment and the growing threats of terminal nuclear war to a long list of other crimes and horrors.

While not consulting anyone associated with the elected government of Venezuela, Reuters gives full voice to an anonymous “US administration” official as is the practice of the corporate media.

Why should the United States have the power to control what others are doing elsewhere in the world? I mean, it’s an outlandish situation. It goes on all the time. We never even notice it. At least there’s no comment on it. On April 12, 2019, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church […]

Like many of you, I suspect, I live a divided life—as described by the Italian communist Antonio Gramsci—with the pessimism of the intellect and the optimism of the will.  —Polly Mann The VIetnam War Era Oral History Project is a project of the Minnesota Historical Society that has documented the experiences of Minnesotans during the […]

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Regime change toolbox (a list): deployed in different combinations in recent years against targeted governments such as those of Iran, Cuba, North Korea, or Gaza (along with Syria and Venezuela).

What if there’s an antiwar movement growing right under our noses and we just haven’t noticed?

“They were sick. They were coughing. They had runny noses. They were filthy dirty. They immediately started to describe the level of hunger that they were experiencing.”

The original doctrine of socialism meant government ownership of the means of production—heavy industries, railroads, banks, and the like. Nobody in national politics today is suggesting such a takeover. As one quipster put it, “How can Washington take ownership of the banks when the banks own Washington?” Consumer rights advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph […]

Among other topics, Ayana and Chris discuss wealth inequality, deindustrialization and the rise of the gig economy, the birth of fascism and Christian fundamentalism, and the fusion of corporate and government power under the reigning umbrella of the security state. Photo: Chris Gold For the Wild World interviews journalist and author Chris Hedges who guides […]

At $750 per day, the children could be staying at the Four Seasons hotel.

A report with full profiles of 28 companies connected to the production of nuclear weapons. Most are located in the U.S.

On May 8, 2018, the United States unilaterally withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, had this to say about the development: None of us ever trusted the United States. This deal was not based in trust. It was based on […]

Washington-led NATO has always sought to destroy Syria as a functioning state. In order to achieve this goal, its air campaign and its terrorists have continuously targeted infrastructure. Schools, hospitals, and their employees have been targeted for either for destruction or for repurposing to suit terrorist requirements. The terrorists have always sought to impose their will […]

Several articles are included. Access the full articles by clicking on the title. +++ Honduran President Deploys Military Across Nation Amid Chaos Telesur  June 20, 2019 Honduran police using suppression techniques to dispel students, teachers, and doctors protesting against the Honduran president’s neoliberal policies. | Photo: EFE President Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH) announced orders to the […]