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The Politics of Sexual Harassment and War

A culture that tolerates various forms of abusive and predatory behavior, whether it’s silence amid a culture of sexual harassment or blind patriotism toward dubiously justified wars, has lost its moral compass.

Two by Chris Hedges: Our Mania for Hope Is a Curse and The Pathology of the Rich White Family

Hedges: The pathology of the rich white family is the most dangerous pathology in America. The yearning for positivism that pervades our corporate culture ignores human nature and human history. But to challenge it, to state the obvious fact that things are getting worse, and may soon get much worse, is to be tossed out of the circle of magical thinking that defines American and much of Western culture. The left is as infected with this mania for hope as the right. It is a mania that obscures reality even as global capitalism disintegrates and the ecosystem unravels, potentially dooming us all.

Review, William O. Beeman: Gareth Porter, A Tale of Sound and Fury Signifying Nothing: Iran’s Nukes

 Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare by Gareth Porter (New York: Just World Books, 2014) Reviewed by William O. Beeman  WomenAgainstMilitaryMadnessNewsletter  March/April 2014 Gareth Porter has been the most conscientious follower of the fantasy danger of Iran’s purported “nuclear weapons program.” In this new, meticulously documented book, he exposes the many lies More

Robert Parry> Occupy targets the Grove> Bohemian Grove & Reagan’s ‘Treason’

Bohemian Grove & Reagan’s ‘Treason’ July 13, 2012 Exclusive: This weekend, Occupy protesters are targeting the Bohemian Grove in California, where well-connected rich men go on retreats several weekends each summer. The secrecy of the 1980 encampment became a factor in the cover-up of possible “treason” by Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, writes Robert Parry. occupybohemiangrove.com FB page: More

Robert Parry> Occupy targets the Grove> Bohemian Grove & Reagan’s ‘Treason’

Bohemian Grove & Reagan’s ‘Treason’ July 13, 2012 Exclusive: This weekend, Occupy protesters are targeting the Bohemian Grove in California, where well-connected rich men go on retreats several weekends each summer. The secrecy of the 1980 encampment became a factor in the cover-up of possible “treason” by Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, writes Robert Parry. occupybohemiangrove.com FB page: More

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