Opinions

Lower the US flag on July 4th

LOWER THE US FLAG ON JULY 4TH! (Or: I’ll Take Down My Flag, When You Take Down Yours!) By Gary Corseri I’ve marched in the Civil Rights Movement. During the Vietnam War, I marched behind a Peace Symbol flag, and…

Ignoring the Real Roots of American Violence

By Danny Katch – New York – 06/25/2015 – IN THE wake of Dylann Roof’s racist massacre in a Charleston church, there is increased public awareness of the frighteningly widespread network of violent right-wing networks. The New York Times, for…

Quandaries of American “Democracy”

NEITHER FORGIVE DYLANN ROOF… NOR OURSELVES! Quandaries of American “Democracy” By Gary Corseri In May, it was all about Freddie Gray, police violence, and riots in Baltimore. Last summer, it was about Ferguson, Missouri, Michael Brown, police violence and riots. …

Is it News or Propaganda?

The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum officially opened today in Bonn, Germany with several speakers mentioning the “disinformation” coming from such countries as Russia and Iran through their publicly-funded media channels, Russia Today and Press TV respectively, both of which…

From a citizen of the USA to his fellows

Obama has essentially replaced Kerry with Nuland to direct policy in Ukraine. Kerry’s 4 hour meeting with Putin in Sochi has been negated by Obama’s statements at the G7. If the neocons have their way, war with Russia will result. …

The Story of Philosophy – from antiquity to the present

The Story of Philosophy – from antiquity to the present, By Christopher Delius and Matthias Gatzemeier, Deniz Sertcan, Kathleen Wunscher. Konemann publishers I thought to myself, now here is a book that might fill a few gaps as the topic…

Do countries without nuclear weapons also ‘have a dream’?

Pressenza publishes, with permission, this excellent analysis by the controversial anti-nuclear campaign Wildfire>_ which has been stirring up trouble with humour and satire in nuclear forums since 2013. At the closing session of the NPT review conference on 22 May,…

Confronting the Incarceration Nation

There is a growing consciousness about the consequences of the New Jim Crow, but what will it take to challenge mass incarceration? Danny Katch has some answers. THIS FALL, the U.S. Supreme Court is going to hear Evenwal v. Abbott,…

Monsanto – the science and the un-science

The recent adoption of the Internet-fuelled social media, Twitter, Facebook, etc, by large swathes of humanity has been an interesting phenomena. It has exposed many a person to an ease of ‘information spread’ unknown before in society, and in a…

RT interview about Nato troop deployments in Eastern Europe

Our partner agency, RT.com, requested an interview with Pressenza last night regarding the deployment of Nato troops in Europe reported in the New York Times. Here are the written questions and answers we prepared for the live interview. The live…

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