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Peace Meal

A poem for my birthday.                              Peace is more                      than the absence of war. Peace  Meal                                 By Susu Jeffrey a baloney & peace on rye, please the species, peace peace hard- & software peace fritters the purr of […]

Aida Touma Suleiman speaks on Israel/Palestine at the Veterans for Peace Annual Convention

What’s really going on in Israel. A new law denying Palestinian rights.

Demonization of Russia in a New Cold War Era, by Mairead Maquire

The demonization of Russia is, I believe, one of the most dangerous things that is happening in our world today.

The Necessity of Moral Resistance in the Face of Militarism | Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II

Confronting head-on America’s war economy and militarism, the necessity of non-violent moral dissent, moral resistance and moral vision …

Polly Mann: Who is Biased?

The Gaza Ministry of Health reported 12,844 Gazan casualties, victims of live fire or tear-gas inhalation.

How the Empire Gets Away With Expanding (Some Observations)

Americans who dissent – that is, who are opposed to war – are branded supporters of the targeted government’s legitimate leadership.

From Venezuela to McCain, Big Media and Human Rights Industry in Lockstep

The victims of empire are never more invisible than when it is time to whitewash a departed warmonger.

Chris Hedges: The Slaves Rebel

Prisons in America are a huge and lucrative business. The private prison contractors Corrections Corporation of America and The GEO Group have annual revenues of $1.6 billion and more than $2 billion, respectively.

Aida Touma-Sliman: Israel’s New Apartheid Law

Is Israeli a democracy? An in-depth look at the current situation in Israel and Palestine by a Palestinian journalist, leader, and member of the Israeli Knesset.

A Foreign Policy That Can Change Everything for Everyone

War is the weaponization of discrimination, classism and misogyny. So why are so few women talking about it?

Your Bedside Glossary About People and Other Essentials You Need to Know

I compiled the information in the “Bedside Glossary.” Although I wrote most of it, I also cobbled together phrases here and there that came from other writers. Therefore, I am reluctant to be considered the “author” of this document. That is why my name does not appear on the glossary itself. Contact me at billmcgrath52@gmail.com. I […]

Challenging the institutional racism and violence in our law enforcement culture: A Not Guilty Verdict to celebrate

These bits of fractured history are examples to me of the fact that what we accomplish is the result of not just what one or two persons do but rather the result of community action through time.

Iran in the Crosshairs-Again! Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

It is not clear how insane U.S. policy can get under Trump’s leadership, or that of his warhawk advisors.

U.S. Is Complicit in Child Slaughter in Yemen, by Kathy Kelly

“This conflict is backed by the U.S. and the U.K.”

Amazon’s Face Recognition Falsely Matched 28 Members of Congress With Mugshots

An identification — whether accurate or not — could cost people their freedom or even their lives.

The Russia “National Security Crisis” is a U.S. Creation, an interview with Stephen F. Cohen

U.S. intelligence community claims endorse a fake crisis that hides the real one.

Popular Resistance: How Social Transformation Occurs

When activists understand that social movements are long-term efforts and that they go through particular stages, each with specific goals and tasks, they can be more effective. This knowledge is also helpful in avoiding burn out by expecting things to change before the necessary environment is in place.

The Case Against Daniel Ortega, by Chuck Kaufman

First and foremost, we all know that Daniel is a dictator, right? We know it because corporate and progressive press alike can’t say his name without the modifier, dictator. So what are the criteria to be a dictator?

Seymour Hersh on America’s Capacity for Fascist Brutality (Audio and Transcript)

“I gave them a good boy, and then sent me back a murderer.”

Michael Moore: We Have to ‘Put Our Bodies on the Line’ to Stop Trump

“We’re not talking about political differences. We’re talking about thousands of children being kidnapped and put in jails.”