The right to boycott is protected free speech and yet nearly 30 states have passed laws requiring people to pledge they won’t engage in or defend the BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) movement to protest Israel’s treatment of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with international law. Abby Martin […]
The USA is now ranked #79 among 195 nations around the world. Sinking fast. Political stability index (-2.5 weak; 2.5 strong), 2019 – Country rankings: The average for 2019 based on 195 countries was -0.05 points.The highest value was in Iceland: 1.66 points and the lowest value was […]
By Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs and Azi Paybarah, New York Times BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — A police officer in Minnesota fatally shot a motorist on Sunday in the city of Brooklyn Center, about 10 miles north of Minneapolis where a police officer is on trial and charged with murdering George […]
By Max Blumenthal, The Grayzone An anti-war activist was visited by California Highway Patrol officers after posting video of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s bumbling comments on Israel-Palestine. The action, which AOC denies triggering, was initiated by a call to US Capitol Police. As he waited for a food delivery […]
By Julia Barnes, Counterpunch Solar panels, wind turbines, and electric cars have long been touted as solutions to the climate crisis. The “green” image attached to these technologies masks a dark reality; they are adding to the problem of environmental destruction, failing to reduce CO2 emissions, and accelerating […]
Former Hawaii congresswoman reacts tactics being suggested to crackdown on domestic terrorism on ‘Fox News Primetime.’
Journalist Glenn Greenwald tells ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ invades ‘attempted various forms of psychological terror.’
This is a great discussion. Ben, Producer Forrest, and Nando Vila talk about how the culture war has turned politics into the WWE and why so many liberals seem to be afraid of “principled liberals” like Glenn Greenwald.
The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin continues on April 9 with key witness testimony. Chauvin, who was filmed with his knee on George Floyd’s neck in May, faces murder and manslaughter charges for the encounter that sparked months of historic protests around the world. This […]
Hennepin County Medical Examiner Dr. Andrew Baker, who performed the autopsy on George Floyd, testified Friday that that Floyd’s cause of death was “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression.
By Bill Wright, New York Times One of the most anticipated witnesses of Derek Chavin’s trial, the Hennepin County medical examiner who performed the initial autopsy of George Floyd, testified on Friday that while police restraint was the main cause of Mr. Floyd’s death, drug use and heart […]
Testimony continued in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd’s death. A medical expert testified Thursday that Floyd died from a low level of oxygen that damaged his brain and caused […]
The neocons have already created a “new popular front” by recolonizing the Democrats, co-opting the left, and embedding themselves in Trumpism, while retaining the support of the Republican donor class and MIC. Their hegemony is now further reaching than it ever was. Although a big difference between now […]
Here it comes. Right on schedule. I disagree with some of Kristian Williams’ analysis in this, which includes the usual special pleading and false dichotomies, but the core point is on target. By Kristian Williams, Truthout Mainstream Democrats are in a hawkish mood when it comes to “domestic […]
By Kevin Cahill, New Stateman The Queen, the family of the actress Nicole Kidman, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and the media tyco The world relative to its human population is quite large. It is 123 billion acres in size, of which 37 billion acres are land. This […]
A virtual conference hosted by the Startup Societies Foundation is happening in a few weeks. About the Event In the aftermath of COVID-19, the world will need to rebuild economically and politically. To prepare for this, the Startup Societies Foundation is hosting a virtual summit that will explore […]
Thomas, a forensic pathologist, concluded George Floyd died from “the subdual of officer restraint.”
Big Tech is the new Church.
For more information on Michael Shellenberger, please visit http://www.tedxberlin.de. Michael Shellenberger is co-founder and Senior Fellow at the Breakthrough Institute, where he was president from 2003 to 2015, and a co-author of the Ecomodernist Manifesto. Over the last decade, Michael and his colleagues have constructed a new paradigm […]
In this heartfelt and thoughtful talk, Christina shares her ideas about the destructive impact of the war on drugs and the mounting evidence that the opposite approach would be much more effective. Christina Dent is a life-long Mississippian and was a staunch supporter of the War on Drugs […]
Watch live coverage of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd.
Republican congressman Matt Gaetz is under federal investigation for possible sex trafficking and sex with a 17-year-old. The probe reportedly stems from Gaetz associate, Joel Greenberg, who is likely to plead guilty to crimes including sex trafficking. Greenberg’s lawyer dropped this bombshell saying Gaetz is “not feeling very […]
By Jack Phillips, The Epoch Times President Joe Biden said he’ll make an announcement on his upcoming gun control plan on Friday, coming after reports that suggested he would sign an executive order on guns in the near future. When asked about reports saying he would take executive […]
By John P. Clark Bridging the Unbridgeable Chasm: On Bookchin’s Critique of the Anarchist TraditionJohn P. Clark [Published in Perspectives on Anarchist Theory (Fall, 2006): 33-41. A revised version appears as Ch. 7, “Bridging the unbridgable chasm: Personal transformation and social action in anarchist practice” in JohnP. Clark, […]
By Andrew Korybko, One World Ukraine wants war with Russia due to a combination of domestic and international factors, but such a scenario would be disastrous for the Eastern European country and only serve the interests of some members of the political elite and their foreign patrons. The […]
By Tom Woods Yes, yes, I know there is life beyond COVID. But it has planted the seeds for so much destruction and evil that I feel compelled to cover it consistently (if not exclusively). However: Yesterday on the Tom Woods Show I spoke to the great Saifedean […]
Investigative reporter at The Intercept, Ken Klippenstein, discusses allegations of sexual assault against 22 service members at an Army training post in Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Right on schedule.
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“Whiteness is a public health crisis. It shortens life expediencies, it pollutes air, it constricts equilibrium, it devastates forests, it melts ice caps, it sparks (and funds) wars, it flattens dialects, it infests consciousnesses, and it kills people . . . ” —Damon Young, New York Times contributor […]
By K. Lloyd Billingsley, Independent Institute “Certain San Francisco artists may receive $1,000 a month under a new city program, the latest in a series of universal basic income initiatives cropping up in cities across California,” writes Faith Pinho of msn.com. Anybody eager for the extra $1000 might […]
By K. Lloyd Billingsley, Independent Institute “Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action, so that no potential aggressor may be tempted to risk his own destruction,” said President Dwight Eisenhower, in his televised farewell address on January 17, 1961. Gen. Eisenhower led the forces that took […]
By Ivan Eland, Independent Institute Right out of the gate, the Biden administration seems to be at loggerheads with both China and Russia. Richard Nixon would be disappointed. Despite his reputation as an anticommunist, Nixon managed to get China and the Soviet Union in a competition to better […]
A witness at the trial of Derek Chauvin said that footage shows the moment “the life goes out” of George Floyd’s body.
By Angelo Codevilla, Independent Institute When Machiavelli wrote, “in order to know Moses’ virtue it was necessary that the people of Israel be slaves in Egypt …,” he was pointing to the truth that knowing what one is up against is a powerful incentive for dealing with it […]
By Stefan Gleason, Money Metals Exchange Americans appear to be growing more concerned about the skyrocketing national debt level – officially $28.1 trillion and counting. The Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s monthly Fiscal Confidence Index recently shed five points, dropping to a level of 47, in the wake of […]
By TELOS Press On The Caravan Podcast at the Hoover Institution, Russell Berman talks with political scientist Matthias Küntzel about the potential return of the United States to the Iran Deal, Germany’s long-standing special relationship with Iran, anti-Americanism in Europe, and the anti-Semitism of the Iranian regime. Listen […]
Krystal Ball reacts to a new National Review about the Georgia voter laws.
Donald Trump’s political increasingly seems to be resembling Guns n’ Roses’ music career. Team Rising discusses major viewership loss for Newsmax.
Have the Republicans found their way back in California? Team Rising reacts to Caitlyn Jenner’s potential run for office.
I lean toward the view that if Iran is able to survive and avoid a regime change operation, it really does mark the decline of the empire. Regime change in Iran is the neocons’ holy grail. Author and professor at Georgetown University, Trita Parsi, breaks down the latest […]
Sen. John Kennedy sang to try and encourage people to get the vaccine.
Fourth-generation warfare pitting the Salafists vs the petro-oligarchs.
Will Biden be an improvement over Trump on avoiding aggression against Iran?
A typical US election pits the gerrymandered vote vs. the graveyard vote.
A pulmonologist at the trial of Derek Chauvin explained that George Floyd died from “a low level of oxygen.”
By Hunter Derensis, The American Conservative Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism, by Scott Horton (The Libertarian Institute: 2021), 330 pages. We’re approaching the 20th anniversary of the Global War on Terror when the George W. Bush administration made the decision to ruin the 21st […]
Republican Governor of Arkansas Asa Hutchinson appears on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News channel and smacks Tucker around on the issue of actual conservative in the context of Hutchinson’s recent veto of a transgender rights bill.