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Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab Fights Latest US Extradition Maneuvers

Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab remains defiant after over 14 months under US-ordered arrest in the African archipelago country of Cabo Verde. A special envoy of the Venezuelan government, he is fighting extradition to the US for the “crime” of trying…

Trump’s Favorite Pesticide Banned!

The Biden EPA has put a stop to the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on food crops, thereby reversing a decision by the Trump administration to allow it to continue to be sprayed on vegetables and fruit in spite of…

Which Is Worse, the Tech Giant Censors or the Stuff You Want Censored?

The communications system we live in is highly complex, mostly driven by greed and profit, in part semi-public, full of filth I know we’d be better off without, and increasingly openly censored and monitored by defenders of accepted good thinking.…

As the US empire declines, what openings exist for progressive movements?

The fall of Kabul with, once again, the hurried and chaotic departure of surprised Americans, has led to an abundance of hand-wringing from the U.S. political center, as well as the right. Its larger meaning is important for people who…

Leonard Peltier: how to join a new initiative for his release

For several weeks now, the “Research Centre for Peace, Human Rights and the Defence of the Biosphere” in Viterbo has been gathering support for another form of pressure for the release of Leonard Peltier, who has been unjustly imprisoned for…

Biden’s Botched Withdrawal From Afghanistan Is Consistent With Two Decades of America’s Missteps There

The criticisms against Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan are coming from all corners. But most are missing the point. By Sonali Kolhatkar President Joe Biden is under a tremendous amount of pressure from his own Democratic Party and the liberal media…

Leaving The Matrix Part 3 – The Heart Shaped Doorway

On A Personal Note I started writing this “Leaving The Matrix” series about two and a half months ago. Initially I was excited at the prospect of arranging the ideas I’ve been encountering, contemplating and testing over the last four…

Afghanistan exposes consequences of U.S. policy of endless war

The U.S. invaded Afghanistan under the still unproven pretext that the Taliban was responsible for harboring Al Qaeda members responsible for the 9/11 tragedy. After two-decades of conflict, Taliban forces have retaken Kabul. Many in the United States and the…

GPI vs. GDP: Does Size Matter More Than Substance?

U.S House Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) recently introduced a bill in Congress to overhaul GDP, the nation’s most-watched economic indicator. July 30th she introduced the Genuine Progress Indicator (“GPI”) Act. It would be a significant change for the trajectory of…

Code Red: Our Human-Caused Climate Emergency Demands Immediate Action

Wildfires are incinerating forests in the American West, Turkey, Greece and Siberia, destroying millions of acres, burning entire towns to the ground, and blanketing vast regions under plumes of smoke stretching thousands of miles. The term “megadrought” is now used…

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