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06.05.2019

Fallujah Forgotten

Fallujah Forgotten

I don’t know if most people in the United States ever knew what Fallujah meant. It’s hard to believe the U.S. military would still exist if they did. But certainly it has been largely forgotten — a problem that could be remedied if everyone picks up a copy of The Sacking… »

05.05.2019

Fracking: Earthquakes are triggered well beyond fluid injection zones

Fracking: Earthquakes are triggered well beyond fluid injection zones

Science Daily reports that: “Using data from field experiments and modeling of ground faults, researchers at Tufts University have discovered that the practice of subsurface fluid injection used in ‘fracking’ and wastewater disposal for oil and gas exploration could cause significant, rapidly spreading earthquake activity beyond the… »

04.05.2019

Ilhan Omar to Trump: “Your Demented Views Are Not Welcome Here”

Ilhan Omar to Trump: “Your Demented Views Are Not Welcome Here”

Last Saturday, the final day of the Jewish holiday of Passover, 19-year-old white supremacist John T. Earnest allegedly walked into the Chabad of Poway synagogue in California, raised his AR-style assault rifle and began shooting. He reportedly killed congregant Lori Gilbert Kaye as she stood in front of her rabbi,… »

03.05.2019

Economist Jeffrey Sachs: U.S. Sanctions Have Devastated Venezuela & Killed Over 40,000 Since 2017

Economist Jeffrey Sachs: U.S. Sanctions Have Devastated Venezuela & Killed Over 40,000 Since 2017

More than 40,000 people have died in Venezuela since 2017 as a result of U.S. sanctions, according to a new report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research co-authored by economists Jeffrey Sachs and Mark Weisbrot. The report examines how U.S. sanctions have reduced the availability of food and… »

02.05.2019

Pompeo Says US Prepared to Take Military Action in Venezuela

Pompeo Says US Prepared to Take Military Action in Venezuela

“If That’s What’s Required” “The team that brought you Iraq seems to thrive on death, destruction, and spending workers’ hard earned tax dollars,” said one anti-war activist by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams Going a step beyond the “all options are on the table” platitudes… »

02.05.2019

The Secretary of the Navy Lied to Congress

The Secretary of the Navy Lied to Congress

Read this Military.com article from Friday: “Do U.S. High Schools Bar Military Recruiters? Activists Try to Call Pentagon’s Bluff.” It discusses the offer that Pat Elder and I made [Here’s that offer and video of Spencer lying] to award funding to any school that could be identified as… »

02.05.2019

Anti-Nuclear Plowshares Activists Respond to Court’s Denial of Motion to Dismiss Charges

Anti-Nuclear Plowshares Activists Respond to Court’s Denial of Motion to Dismiss Charges

The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 anti-nuclear activists received the decision Friday evening from a federal magistrate denying their motions to dismiss the charges, including their motion under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The seven defendants, all Catholics, had testified with expert witnesses during their November 2018 evidentiary hearings and waited… »

02.05.2019

A fully automated society is science fiction: Michael Yates focuses on US labor

A fully automated society is science fiction: Michael Yates focuses on US labor

By Farooque Chowdhury May Day is one of the most important days to the exploited people. Michael D. Yates, director of Monthly Review Press and former Associate Editor of Monthly Review magazine, focuses on US labor and its movement in the following interview taken in April 2019 by Farooque Chowdhury. Professor Michael Yates, whose academic… »

01.05.2019

Military Uprising in Caracas (in Development)

Military Uprising in Caracas (in Development)

April 30, 2019 (venezuelanalysis.com) – A military coup attempt is underway in Venezuela on Tuesday, April 30, with imprisoned right wing leader Leopoldo Lopez, and self-proclaimed “Interim President” Juan Guaido and some members of the armed forces blocking a highway in Caracas and calling on the military to rise… »

29.04.2019

Jimmy Carter: US ‘Most Warlike Nation in History of the World’

Jimmy Carter: US ‘Most Warlike Nation in History of the World’

The only US president to complete his term without war, military attack or occupation has called the United States “the most warlike nation in the history of the world.” During his regular Sunday school lesson at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, Jimmy Carter revealed that… »

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