counterpunch.org: Three Steps to Restore Our Democracy 2017-08-14 In a democracy, the people rule through representative government. Yet in our last federal election 40% of eligible U.S. voters chose not to cast their ballots. Such opting out by citizens should come as no surprise given the systemic flaws that breed skepticism and distrust. Do we have a democracy in America when corporations, billionaires,
Detroit Metro Times: ICYMI: Expert on Detroit's 'illegal foreclosures' featured on 'Democracy Now' 2017-08-10 Michael Jackman | | | | |: If we've been talking about Bernadette Atuahene a lot recently, it's because the researcher has uncovered a pattern of inflated assessments and just-out-of-reach exemptions now…
counterpunch.org: Why I Cannot be a Zionist: an Open Letter to Emmanuel Macron 2017-08-11 As I began reading your speech on the commemoration of the Vel d'Hiv round-up, I felt grateful toward you. Indeed, in the light of the long tradition of political leaders, both Left and Right, past and present, who have denied France's participation and responsibility in the deportation of Jewish-origin people to the death camps, I
Truth-Out: When It Comes to Police Brutality, Trump Preaches What Sessions Practices 2017-08-09 Ebony Slaughter-Johnson |: In a recent speech, President Trump encouraged police brutality. Meanwhile, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is creating the conditions to make it happen.
Truth-Out: Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke Under Investigation for Trumpcare Threat 2017-08-15 s.e. smith |: Zinke suggested Alaska might come to regret voting against Trumpcare.
The Ledger: Shapiro: Why the Left protects Islam 2017-08-02 Ben Shapiro Creators Syndicate |: Richard Dawkins is no friend to conservatives. | The atheist author has spent much of his life deriding Judaism and Christianity. He once stated, An atheist is just somebody who feels about Yahweh the way any decent Christian feels about Thor or Baal or the golden calf. Dawkins says that even moderate religious people make the world safe for extremists.
counterpunch.org: Gone Are the Ties That Bind: We All Live in a Cut-and-Paste World 2017-08-14 Business is the main driver of social change in the current period, and flexibility and agility are today's catchwords, taking precedence over continuity. The marketplace puts a premium on short term relations in business since they favor the bottom line.
rabble.ca: When Trump threatens nuclear war, we need to take him seriously 2017-08-13 President Donald Trump threatened nuclear war this week, just six months into his presidency. Speaking from his luxury golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump warned: North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.
Truth-Out: On Guam, Resistance Grows to US Military Presence as North Korea Threatens Missiles Off Island's Coast 2017-08-11 Amy Goodman |: Advocates for Guam discuss escalating tensions.
counterpunch.org: Trump's "Fire and Fury" Wouldn't Be the First for North Korea 2017-08-11 Leave it to Donald Trump to threaten to rain "fire and fury" on the North Korean people the same week the world observed the 72nd anniversary of the U.S. government's vindictive atomic bombings of Japanese civilians. In case anyone missed the message, Defense Secretary James "Mad Dog" Mattis warned that the Kim Jong-un regime's actions
Kankakee Daily Journal: Why the Left protects Islam 2017-07-29 |: Richard Dawkins is no friend to conservatives. The atheist author has spent much of his life deriding Judaism and Christianity.
counterpunch.org: The Obvious Frame-up of Zach Randolph 2017-08-14 NBA star Zach Randolph, 36, was arrested in Watts August 9 "on suspicion of possessing marijuana with intent to sell, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Norma Eisenman." So said the NY Times account of the arrest. The charges are preposterous on their face. Zach Randolph, who just signed a $24 million contract with the Sacramento
Truth-Out: Is Foxconn a Fantasy? The High Cost of Bringing Manufacturing Jobs to Wisconsin 2017-08-11 Sarah Newell |: Who are the real winners of Foxconn's investment in Wisconsin?
Truth-Out: Ten Years After Financial Crisis, Our Elites Have Learned Nothing 2017-08-14 Dean Baker |: Turning the story of the housing bubble into a story about the financial crisis is an effort to make issues that are quite simple seem very complicated.
counterpunch.org: Donald's Fury and North Korea's Fire 2017-08-11 "North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen." President Donald Trump, August 8, 2017 So: the day after . . . . "The Korean People's Army strategic force is now carefully examining the operational plan for making an enveloping
Huffington Post Canada: Free Speech Means Allowing All Ideas A Place In Our Society 2017-07-28 It is only then that we can have thoughtful, rational conversation and debate to determine a universal truth that we can all live by.
counterpunch.org: Trump Versus the Venezuelan Revolution 2017-08-14 Trump's threats against Venezuela escalated recently from the economic to the military: after announcing sanctions he threatened that all military options were "on the table." Trump's actions were perfectly timed to lend support to the U.S.-backed opposition in Venezuela, whose ongoing violent rebellion aims to topple the government of democratically elected President Nicolas Maduro.
counterpunch.org: Why Israel and Saudi Arabia are United Against Al Jazeera 2017-08-14 When Qatar's Al Jazeera satellite channel has both the Saudis and the Israelis demanding its closure, it must be doing something right. To bring Saudi head-choppers and Israeli occupiers into alliance is, after all, something of an achievement. But don't get too romantic about this. When the wealthiest Saudis fall ill, they have been known
counterpunch.org: Does It Really Matter If Netanyahu Ends Up Behind Bars? 2017-08-11 "Background noise," was the way Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu characterized the decision of his former chief of staff, Ari Harow, to become a state witness. The following day, the prime minister's press officer declared-for the hundredth time-that "Nothing will happen, because nothing happened." Despite the relentless effort to paint a business-as-usual atmosphere, this time
counterpunch.org: How Capitalist Central Banks Have Been Creating the Next Financial Crisis 2017-08-11 As central bankers, finance ministers, and government policy makers head off to their annual gathering at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, this August, 24-26, 2017, the key topic is whether the leading central banks in North America and Europe will continue to raise interest rates this year; another topic high on the agenda is when the three
counterpunch.org: Religion: a Source of Solidarity or Division? 2017-08-15 Religion is commonly seen as a positive force, and it is for countless people. As a hospital chaplain, I witnessed many people whose faith provided comfort, strength and connectedness in the face of illness, injury and death. Religious belief is certainly a source of empowerment and community for all kinds of people. But much of
Press Sun-Bulletin: Don't let Trump start a nuclear war 2017-08-12 President Donald Trump threatened nuclear war this week, just six months into his presidency. | Speaking from his luxury golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump warned: "North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States. They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen."
counterpunch.org: Venezuela Agonisties 2017-08-14 It is truly heartbreaking to watch what is occurring in Venezuela. After the calamity has swept through, the history of events will be explained by a narrative that mostly will be wrong. All kinds of things will be blamed: socialism, communism, capitalism, Chavezism, and a host of other misdiagnoses. The combination of actual causes will
Truth-Out: Economic Update: Faith and Labor Fight Inequality 2017-08-15 Richard D. Wolff |: How faith and labor could undo inequality and more.
counterpunch.org: Despite Media's Claims, North Korea Can't Strike Continental US 2017-08-15 Last month, North Korea conducted two missile tests that were designed to demonstrate that the isolated country had achieved a major advancement in its missile technology. North Korea's missile tests on July 3 and July 28 were immediately declared by the mainstream press to be successful tests of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which puts part or all of the US in range of a strike. Hawkish "experts"
counterpunch.org: The Tempest of American Power 2017-08-11 In Shakespeare's late masterpiece, The Tempest, Antonio proposes murdering Alonso, the King of Naples, and seizing the throne. He remarks that he and his co-conspirator, Alonso's son Sebastian, had been, cast again (And by that destiny) to perform an act Wherof what's past is prologue; what's to come, In yours and my discharge. (The Tempest
counterpunch.org: 'Bernie Bros' and 'Alt-Left' Are Propaganda Terms Meant to Disempower 2017-08-15 The 2016 Presidential Primaries ended more than a year ago, but the divisive and destructive rhetoric that was developed during it remains prevalent. During the battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the Bernie Bros narrative, a resurfacing of the Obama Boys narrative used during the 2008 Primaries by Clinton supporters, became a novelty for political opponents of Bernie Sanders. It served as
Truth-Out: I Grew Up in Tom Price's District: The Sex Ed He Promotes Is Dangerous 2017-08-14 Anusha Ravi |: When it comes to pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, and domestic and sexual violence, luck and privilege shouldn't be what we rely on.
Truth-Out: Donald Trump's Slander Against Syrian Refugees 2017-08-13 Mark Karlin |: A new book presents Syrian refugees' testimonials.
counterpunch.org: Venezuela: Target of Economic Warfare 2017-08-11 Most people are horrified to watch Venezuela seemingly on the verge of outright civil war, or worse, an invasion by U.S. military forces. The death toll continues to rise in the violent street protests led by the right-wing opposition, following the July 30 vote on a Constituent Assembly to rewrite the constitution. U.S. President Donald
Truth-Out: We Need a Mass Movement to Prevent Nuclear Conflict in the Korean Peninsula 2017-08-10 Simone Chun |: Let's mobilize to stop Trump's moves toward war.
counterpunch.org: 'The Palestine Exception': War on BDS is now a War on American Democracy 2017-08-11 There is something immoral in Washington D.C., and its consequences can be dire for many people, particularly for the health of US democracy. The US government is declaring war on the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The fight to defeat BDS has been ongoing for several years, but most notably since 2014. Since
Truth-Out: White Supremacy in the Age of Trump 2017-08-15 Keri Leigh Merritt |: Never forget that the US has a long history of upper-class whites using racism to their advantage.
New York Magazine: A Week of Reckoning 2017-07-28 Consider the violence the president has done to the structures of American democracy in just the past seven days.
counterpunch.org: Dispelling Nostalgic Nationalist Myths 2017-08-15 Historically, the Partition of 1947 fragmented the writing community by redistributing its members into two separate territorial nations. One of the significant consequences of the Partition was the migration of Urdu writers of Muslim origin to Pakistan. So the chime of Independence was, as Aijaz Ahmad observes, "experienced the whole range of Urdu literature of
counterpunch.org: Overcoming Nuclear Crises 2017-08-11 Prefatory Note This jointly authored essay was initially published in The Hill on May 30, 2017 under the title, "Averting the Ticking Time Bomb of Nukes in North Korea." We did not choose such a title that is doubly misleading: our contention is not that North Korea is the core of the problem, but rather
Truth-Out: Ta-Nehisi Coates on How Cities and Municipalities Are Winning Reparations for Slavery at Local Levels 2017-08-15 Amy Goodman and Juan González |: Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses reparations after Charlottesville.
counterpunch.org: Fascism Here We Come: the Rise of the Reactionary Right and the Collapse of 'The Left' 2017-08-15 The white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over this last weekend is an important moment in American politics, symbolizing the ascendance of the reactionary right and showcasing the dangers of its toxic assault on democracy, equality, and the rule of law. News outlets on early Sunday reported that one person was killed on August 12th
counterpunch.org: Capitalism and Its Discontents: What Are We Living For? 2017-08-11 "Whoever is not prepared to talk about capitalism should also remain silent about fascism?" -Max Horkheimer, from the essay "The Jews and Europe", December 1939 Aren't we all tired of capitalism? Haven't most of us gotten sick of the drudgery, the monotony, the exploitation, sucking up to our bosses and management who pretend to care
Truth-Out: Eleven Steps for States to Rein in Health Care Costs While Building Toward Single-Payer 2017-08-11 Steven Rosenfeld |: The biggest cost drivers are drug prices and the medical billing industrial complex.
Patheos: The Briefing: Dawkins' Free Speech, Chinese Atheism, and New York's Judges of Love 2017-08-07 Christian Podcast Central: I'm Albert Mohler and this is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview. | Today we're going to find out why atheist Richard Dawkins was disinvited from an event with a California radio station, why the Chinese Communist Party is so determined that communists be atheists, and why a group of retired New York State judges has formed itself as judges for love.
Patheos: 'Why Is It Fine to Criticize Christianity But Not Islam?' 2017-07-28 Cranach: New Atheist Richard Dawkins, banned from Berkeley for offending Muslims, asks, Why am I allowed to criticize Christianity but not Islam?
counterpunch.org: Holocausts R Us 2017-08-15 Late last century, I spent a few years teaching what is quaintly called 'Social Studies' at a small private high school in Southern California. High school subject matter is ordained by the State and is organized by grade: thus tenth grade is World History and eleventh is American History.
Truth-Out: Tar Sands Pipeline Companies Oversee Hundreds of Oil Spills 2017-08-12 Tim Donaghy and Lawrence Carter |: Companies behind proposed pipelines have spilled 63,000 barrels.
AlterNet: Don't Privatize the Afghan WaróJust End It 2017-08-15 Trump's mercenary supporter Erik Prince has a self-serving proposal for Afghanistan. It must be condemned and rejected. Erik Prince, the notorious founder of the military contracting company formerly known as Blackwater, has been making the rounds of media outlets to promote his idea for privatizing the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Prince, whose company was renamed Academi, and who now chairs a Chinese-owned company named Frontier Services…
counterpunch.org: Social Justice Quiz 2017: Children Ten Questions 2017-08-15 Question One. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 14.8 percent or 46 million people are living in poverty in the US. How many of those people living in poverty are children? 1/ 4 million 2/ 8 million 3/ 12 million 4/ 14 million Question Two. What percentage of children live in a poor family in
The Daily Banter: 56% of Republicans are Ready to Suspend the 2020 Elections 2017-08-10 The only thing shocking about this number is that it's so low.
counterpunch.org: India Celebrates Democracy, Kashmir Cries Hypocrisy 2017-08-15 India wants to reap the benefits of Islamophobia from which the world is suffering. the Indian government has to reconcile its own people to body bags coming from Kashmir. If the Indian people were told the truth that Kashmiris don't want to be with India, and the struggle here is sustained by them primarily. the
counterpunch.org: Racism and Capitalism: the Barriers to Decent Health Care 2017-08-15 Most discussions assessing the effects of racism on health attempt to suggest solutions, ranging from combatting provider bias, to changing the insurance system, to reducing income inequality. However, we should start by asking a fundamental question: Is it possible to erase the inequalities and deficiencies in health and health care in our capitalist system? Is
counterpunch.org: The De-Putin-Nazification of America 2017-08-11 Sometime circa late July, as the hundreds of thousands of de facto vassals that cater to the needs of New York City's simulated aristocracy were navigating the sweltering hell that subway system has recently become, approximately one hundred miles to the east, deep in the heart of Resistance territory, where villas rent for up to a
legal Insurrection: Far left uses 'intersectionality' to defend indefensible Islamism 2017-08-09 Andrew Sullivan on far leftists: "anything that is predominantly 'of color' is preferable to anything, like Judaism and Christianity, that can usually be described as 'white'" | We are seeing this strange far left love affair with Islamism in many places, all under the banner of intersectionality.
The Objective Standard: Richard Dawkins, KPFA, and the Illiberal, Un-American Left 2017-08-02 Treating ideas as beyond criticism is anti-liberal, and shaming peoplesuch as Dawkinsfor identifying evils inherent in Islam is un-American.
counterpunch.org: The Practical Libertarian's Case for Single Payer Healthcare 2017-08-14 This year, there have been serious discussions about healthcare policy in America. The Republicans' attempt to repeal Obamacare generated much backlash. The images of disability activists protesting in Congress circulated the world. For many foreigners, it's a surprise that the richest country in the world doesn't have any form of universal healthcare. In fact, many
New York Daily News: The story of Nelson Rockefeller's death and the spin that kept the (sexy) truth out of the headlines 2017-08-14 Nelson Rockefeller had met a 22-year-old reporter named Megan Marshack, who seemed to have won his interest by plying him with cookies.
Truth-Out: Is Provoking a Nuclear War With North Korea Grounds for Impeachment? 2017-08-09 Amy Goodman |: Allan Nairn discusses US-North Korea tensions.
counterpunch.org: Bakke, Fisher, Sessions, and the Future of Affirmative Action 2017-08-14 To fully understand the actions of the Trump administration vis-a-vis affirmative action in college admissions, two legal cases need to be considered. In 1978, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the University of California v. Bakke that while affirmative action was legal as a way to address racial segregation in higher education, a quota that set aside
Berkeleyside: Opinion: Canceling Richard Dawkins' talk violates KPFA's claim to 'free speech radio' 2017-08-02 KPFA has taken Dawkins' comment about Islam out of context; he is critical of all religions. Despite KPFA's mistake, the author will continue to support the radio station. | Marg Hall is a Berkeley resident, a former student of theology, a lifelong progressive activist and, despite everything, a supporter of KPFA. | When KPFA canceled their scheduled benefit speech by Richard Dawkins, I was deeply unsettled. Why the intense reaction?
counterpunch.org: Fire and Fury: Six Places the US Could Invade That Aren't North Korea 2017-08-15 Historians rarely like to predict the future. Nobody likes to be proven wrong, and saying I told you so is often cold comfort. But with mainstream media outlets in hysterics over the imminent threat of war in the Western Pacific, a little perspective would not go astray right now. The US is not about to invade North Korea.
counterpunch.org: A Dangerous Nuclear Ignorance 2017-08-15 Michael Shermer's recent piece in Scientific American recalls the "necessity" of using atomic weapons against Japan and makes comparison to the current US-North Korea conflict. Rather than actually examine the roots of this conflict and the moral issues surrounding nuclear issues today, Shermer reduces Korea to four sentences and spends the remainder of the article
Inquirer.net: AFP chief says Maute Group acknowledged by Islamic State 2017-05-26 Frances Mangosing | |: Gen. Eduardo A√±o, chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)
Entrepreneur: Why an Anonymous Messaging App Might Land you in Trouble 2017-08-11 Many people don't take criticism positively and that'
counterpunch.org: Bluefin Tuna at the Brink 2017-08-14 Bluefin tuna at 3%, that's it! Pacific bluefin tuna has unique worldwide status as one of the most awe-inspiring remarkable creatures on the planet. They grow to 12 feet and 1,500 pounds and live up to 35 years whilst swimming super-fast, crossing the entire ocean in 21 days. They are the essence of nature's wonderful
Truth-Out: London's "Land Banking" Ventures Expose Startling Wealth Inequality 2017-08-10 Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead |: No place is feeling the bite of the UK housing crisis quite as savagely as London.
counterpunch.org: Top 10 Misconceptions About Charlottesville 2017-08-15 1. Let's start with the obvious. Charlottesville, Virginia, and Charlotte, North Carolina, are actually two completely different places in the world. The flood of concern and good wishes for those of us here in Charlottesville is wonderful and much appreciated. That people can watch TV news about Charlottesville, remember that I live in Charlottesville, and
Truth-Out: The US Military's Bloody "Successes" : Training Foreign Militaries to Start Coups 2017-08-10 Nick Turse |: US-trained foreign military officers are often found to have committed human rights abuses.
counterpunch.org: Anyone But Bibi: the Corruption of Netanyahu 2017-08-14 The vultures are circling. They can see the wounded man on the ground, and are waiting for his end. So are the human carnivores the politicians. They sing his praises, swear to defend him with all their heart but in their heads they are already calculating who might be his successor. Each of
Truth-Out: Pentagon Ready for 'Full Range' of Options, Despite South Korea Pleas to Rule Out War 2017-08-15 Sam Knight |: The president of South Korea urges peace.
Truth-Out: Republicans Consider Relaxing Constraints on Telecom Giants 2017-08-11 Sam Knight |: This is a move to reclassify mobile internet access.
Truth-Out: Charlottesville Survivor: There's No Question, This Was Terrorism 2017-08-14 Amy Goodman |: Brandy Gonzalez, who survived the car rampage, weighs in on the weekend event.
counterpunch.org: Education and Ideology 2017-08-14 Education is one of those words that has a positive connotation for almost everyone – usually generating a warm and fuzzy feeling that suggests a richer and brighter future. But that is just an idealization of the concept. As I have stated before, as far as the state is concerned, education has two major purposes: to
Truth-Out: When All the World's a War — And All the Men and Women Merely Soldiers 2017-08-15 Rebecca Gordon |: When we declare war we limit our understanding.
counterpunch.org: The Terrorism of Moral Indignation 2017-08-11 To be sure, the whole of Western culture is complicit, but what astounds is the complicity of what defines itself as left. Notably, the complicity of those among the left's comfortable and intellectual "tendencies," usually called "liberals." But in general, a whole language has vanished from the Western left's vocabulary: class struggle, international solidarity, peace among peoples, social justice, exploitation, poverty.
counterpunch.org: Trump & Sex: From Up-Market Hedonist to Down-Market Moralist 2017-08-11 President Donald Trump's July 26th Tweets calling for the reinstatement of the ban on transgender Americans serving in the U.S. military caught many by surprise. Over a period of 13 minutes, he proclaimed: After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow .Transgender individuals
Express.co.uk: If it doesn't offend somebody it's not free speech, says FERGUS KELLY 2017-08-03 Fergus Kelly |: PROFESSOR Richard Dawkins divides opinion. Lots of people delight in his clinical dismissal of a belief in God.
Sunbury Daily Item: Challenging Richard Dawkins 2017-08-04 Kerry Walters Faith Matters |: Celebrity atheist Richard Dawkins was back in the news recently when public radio station KPFA in Berkeley, CA, cancelled an interview with him.
counterpunch.org: White Skin Privilege 2017-08-14 White privilege is a thing. It's just not the same thing the corporate Democrats use to boss us around with. The concept of white privilege was not invented by some liberal university professors. In fact, the concept of white privilege was created by a white man: a radical activist and historian who barely attended college.
Christian Daily: Berkeley radio station scraps Richard Dawkins event over 'abusive' Islam comments 2017-07-30 A radio station in Berkeley, California, has canceled renowned atheist Richard Dawkins' speaking engagement to promote his latest book on Aug. 9 over an "abusive" comment on Islam which caused a stir among the public.
counterpunch.org: Eye-Gouging and Redneck Punching: White Privilege From Calhoun to Trump 2017-08-11 The oft-misrepresented "working class white" and the much mythologized "hillbilly"ódifferent groups linked culturally due to their mutual associations with economically-insecure whitenessóhave taken hard hits of late. This new flurry of blows arrived during last November's alleged "Rust Belt Rebellion" that led to the election of Donald Trump, as well as J. D. Vance's diagnosis of
MENAFN.COM: No-platforming Richard Dawkins: how a US radio station stuck its head in the sand 2017-08-10 MENAFN |: A notoriously vocal critic of religion and the author of, Dawkins' invite was rescinded because,, his comments on Twitter and elsewhere had 'offended and hurt… so many people' in relation to their religious identity.
Patheos: Richard Dawkins' Canceled Event in Berkeley Has Been Rescheduled Nearby 2017-07-27 Friendly Atheist: Days after a Berkeley (CA) radio station canceled an event with him for daring to criticize Islam the same way he criticizes Christianity, Richard Dawkins has found a new venue to talk about his forthcoming book Science in the Soul.
counterpunch.org: The Rise of Neoliberal Culture and the Making of an Indecent State and Society 2017-08-11 Maybe it was in the 1990s and the chaos of Somalia when the notion of "failed-states" made its way into the headlines. Somalia's public institutions collapsed under the turmoil of corruption and warlords competing for turf and power. Any semblance of social justice withered under the horrors of civil conflict and exploitation. The criteria associated
counterpunch.org: The Clintons, Trump and White Backlash 2017-08-11 In the mid-1980s Klan leader, White nationalist and one-term Representative from Louisiana David Duke traded in his KKK garb for a business suit and a corporate haircut in order to merge his version of White nationalism with then resurgent capitalism. Neoliberalism links a malleable conception of freedom as what those with social power want to circular social apologetics.
Berkeleyside: Opinion: KPFA should not have canceled Richard Dawkins' speech 2017-08-02 Dawkins' criticism of religion in general and Islam, in particular, is rational and measured. Don't censor him; let the public hear and question him. | Adam DeAvilan is a Berkeley resident and a middle school teacher in Oakland. | I am quite disappointed and concerned that Richard Dawkins was disinvited from speaking at the KPFA event that was to be held Aug. 9 in Berkeley. My partner and I were looking forward to attending.
Green Left Weekly: Charlottesville survivor: 'There's no doubt this was terrorism' 2017-08-15 Democracy Now!'s show on August 14 takes an in-depth look at the Unite the Right white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12 that erupted into violence, resulting in three deaths. After a torchlit march of hundreds on the University of Virginia campus, more than 1000 white nationalists descended on the city on August 11 to oppose a plan to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a city park.
Truth-Out: When Deportation Is a Death Sentence: One Domestic Worker's Fight for Survival 2017-08-13 Sheila Bapat |: Reina Gomez needs to be in the US to live; the US needs her labor.
counterpunch.org: Argument as Life: Notes on My Father 2017-08-11 As my plane climbed into the sky over Portland on its way to Indianapolis, the pilot tilted the jet so that we could all get an Instagram-perfect view down on our local volcano and I flashed back to an afternoon in 1992 when my mother, Doreen, and father, TH St. Clair, had made one of
counterpunch.org: Trump's End 2017-08-11 "He's not going anywhere." Michael Moore Some are hopefully expecting the Trump Days to end before he tweets us into a nuclear blitz with North Korea. President Trump's declaration that "North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States" of course resulted in another threat from North Korea. The New York
counterpunch.org: Fascists Fall for Trump, Their Nazi Dream Date 2017-08-14 The Metroplex was a beautiful abandoned building turned into a thriving punk rock club and the de facto Island of Misfit Toys in the 1980s. I saw shows there by the Dead Kennedys, the Circle Jerks and a million others (including, oddly, Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones). I did my first interview with a
counterpunch.org: Minority Rule in Trump's America 2017-08-11 Donald Trump's slogan "America First" is vile; it smacks of nativism and appeals to the insularity and anti-intellectualism of an appallingly large segment of the public. It has always been clear too that Trump's eagerness to get along with Russia stems from more than common sense; that it involves some sort of cover up of
counterpunch.org: Whether India or Elsewhere, to Give up Is to Give In: To Give in Would Be to Let Them Win 2017-08-14 It would be easy to say, "fuck India." It is easy to say, "fuck India." Fuck the whole squalid scene of humanity crawling through its own sludge. From Theni, across the southern belt with its searing heat, with its endless advertisements for cement across to Madurai and beyond. Yes, the multi-billion-rupee cement industry hellbent on
counterpunch.org: Name the System: Some Semi-Random Summer Reflections 2017-08-11 Every once and awhile a moment of political insight breaks out on the "P"BS NewsHour a de facto outpost of Wall Street's think-tank the Council on Foreign Relations. One such instant occurred two nights with the following dialogue between Weekend "NewsHour" host Hari Sreenivasan and the show's special correspondent Jeff Greenfield.