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This is not a drill: The Music and Politics of Roger Waters

The rock legend and Pink Floyd co-founder shares everything from his musical origins to his opinions on the war in Ukraine, experiences of US government surveillance, and his ongoing ‘This Is Not A Drill’ tour. Roger Waters performs onstage at Crypto.com Arena on September 27, 2022, in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images POSTED IN More

Chris Hedges: The Return of Fascism

As in the past, these new fascist parties cater to emotional yearnings. They give vent to feelings of abandonment, worthlessness, despair and alienation. They promise unattainable miracles. We have seen this movie before.

Who drives Washington’s wars of aggression and outrageous military spending?

To be fair, the Nuland-Kagan mom-and-pop shop is really only a microcosm of how the Military-Industrial Complex has worked for decades: think-tank analysts generate the reasons for military spending, the government bureaucrats implement the necessary war policies, and the military contractors make lots of money before kicking back some to the think tanks — so the bloody but profitable cycle can spin again.

Ukraine and the Triumph of Militarism, by Caitlin Johnstone

What makes Tierney’s triumphant militarist smut so annoying isn’t how he’s wrong, it’s how he’s right. You can take issue all you like with his use of the word “left” to describe liberal supporters of capitalism and empire who just want the empire to be a bit less embarrassing and maybe forgive their student loans, but that’s the fault of the generations of psyops that have gone into sabotaging the left and destroying its memory, not Tierney’s.

John Kiriakou: Don’t Charge Trump with Espionage

Scrap the Espionage Act Nobody should face the charge unless they are working for a foreign power and mean harm to the United States. March 29, 2019: Marine One lifts-off after returning President Donald J. Trump to Mar-a-Lago. (White House, Joyce N. Boghosian)   By John Kiriakou / Consortium News  ScheerPost  August 29, 2022   Former President More

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