Patrick Lawrence: Bad Faith and Blank Checks

All mainstream journalism is “embedded journalism” now, for the battlefield is everywhere, writes Patrick Lawrence in this excerpt from his new book, Journalists and Their Shadows.  Bad Faith and Blank Checks By Patrick Lawrence / Consortium News   ScheerPost  September 6, 2023  byEDITOR An embedded civilian journalist taking photographs More

Caitlin Johnstone: Access Journalism at Its Most Pernicious

New York Times editors changed a recent headline from “As Ukraine’s Fight Falters, It Gets Even Harder to Talk About Negotiations” to “As Ukraine’s Fight Grinds On, Talk of Negotiations Becomes Nearly Taboo”, apparently for no other reason than because “grinds on” advances the information interests of the US empire better than “falters”.


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Clare Daly and Jeffrey Sachs, Why Provoke Russia? How It Happened and Why

We are on the verge now of a new world’s order. U.S hegemony has had its day. The present juncture is a sign not of their strengths but of their weakness, and the countries which represent the majority of the world’s population have had enough; they’re not prepared to be dominated by Empire or the Old Colonial European powers any longer.

Part of the Veterans For Peace 2023 Online Convention

Clare Daly (MEP) More


“Staggerlee wonders” by James Baldwin

And, anyway, none of this changes the reality,  which is, for example, that I do not want my son  to die in Guantanamo,  or anywhere else, for that matter,  serving the Stars and Stripes.  (I've seen some stars. I got some stripes.)  Neither (incidentally) has anyone discussed the Bomb with the niggers:


A Future Generation Shows Up Ahead of Schedule, by Stan Cox

Yes, the planet’s economy is indeed greening relatively rapidly in terms of the growth of renewable energy sources and their ever more striking affordability. Still, nothing is happening fast enough in a world that seems to be breaking heat records weekly. In truth, I just don’t want life to be an eternal weather horror show for my grandkids and that’s why I find today’s piece by TomDispatch regular Stan Cox encouraging. It’s good to know that the young aren’t going to take what their elders have done to them sitting down (so to speak). Tom Englehardt

Climate Crisis − Veterans Respond!

In a time of both wars/militarism and the climate crisis, VFP CCMP members and our allies are educating the public and taking action, on the street and online. Veterans For Peace has a unique and often much-appreciated perspective on these existential threats - we have presented over 120 slideshows and taken direct action in DC and NYC.


Chris Hedges: Corporations Run the World, with Matt Kennard

Matt Kennard and Claire Provost's book, "Silent Coup: How Corporations Overthrew Democracy," looks inside the international architecture of global corporate governance that exists to flout and crush any attempts by the former colonial world to enact development on their own terms.


Leave No One Behind: Repatriating Deported Veterans

VFP Chapter 182 Resource and Information Center Office in Tijuana, BC, Mex., providing access to pro-bono legal counsel, case management, and other support services to help veterans rebuild their lives in deportation and obtain their VA Benefits they qualify for in exile.


Caitlin Johnstone: Pay Attention To The Everyday Horrors

Pay Attention To The Everyday Horrors By CAITLIN JOHNSTONE Substack.com  September 9, 2023 Listen to a reading of this article (reading by Tim Foley): Have you ever noticed how the criticisms that both mainstream US political factions make about their opposition tend to be cartoonish exaggerations and whole cloth More

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Oh, sacred world now wounded,
we pledge to make you free,
of hate, of war, and selfish cruelty,
and here in our small corner
we plant a tiny seed,
and it will grow to beauty
to shame the face of greed

Pete Seeger

The raised fist and the mighty pen


True Peace is not mere;u tje absemce pf war, ot os the presemce of Justice. - Jane Addams

Jane Addams was the first American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Throughout her life, Addams struggled not only for women’s rights, but also for labor and civil rights, free speech and world peace.





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