Much of this essay relies upon an article published by Zero Hedge on May 17. The Zero Hedge article is based upon the reporting of Paul Sperry who writes for the Wall Street Journal. I really like Zero Hedge because they seem to be on top of news in real time.
Updated: This mornings interview on NZ National Radio
In the following interview Dr. Ramzy Baroud, a Palestinian journalist and author who was born and raised in a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip speaks with George Galloway, a British broadcaster and politician with intimate knowledge of the Palestinian condition.
This is my own translation (and therefore an unprofessional one with possibly many comprehension mistakes) of an article published by the weekly newspaper's online edition "Die Zeit".
Just to give you an idea about the atmosphere in Germany this morning before Chancellor Merkel heads to visit Putin.
Von Trump vergrault.
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gave a speech at VMI and talked about the lack of truth, ethics and integrity in high places of American society, public and private.
"When we as people, a free people, go wobbly on the truth even on what may seem the most trivial of matters, we go wobbly on America", Tillerson told the graduating class of cadets at the Virginia Military Institute.
We all should have and still should, raise a fuss and a holler, as it were. Hell my family didn't even have a car to borrow for a chunk of my youth and I couldn't have borrowed it to go a riding on Sunday
because my dad needed it to work his second job and I was very possibly working 1+ jobs myself.
There is a huge stain on this country that will never wash off because of the people who committed torture. For failure to prosecute the people who committed torture. For the democrats who voted to reward the person who oversaw torture to be the CIA director.
Back in 2015, I proposed a “Declaration of Rights And Grievances” [link is to TOP] for the Progressive Movement, having in mind the Declarations of earlier American political movements. Here's the Constitutional basis for that proposal, and how I believe it can unify our movement.
It's not like you couldn't see this one coming.
Last week, right before Trump imposed new economic sanctions on Iran, Reuters posted this headline:
Iran oil sanctions could advance China's 'petro-yuan'
This nonsense gets more insane by the day. And what’s really obscene is the American taxpayer is paying for this clown act.
Mueller may have a conflict — and it leads directly to a Russian oligarch
Several NY Democratic county committees are demanding "loyalty oaths" from their members. The worst is a proposal by the Chemung County Dem chair demanding all committee members sign on to a "code of ethics" not to oppose This did not come out of the blue (pun intended), but from supporters of Gov. Cuomo.
My last essay, Nothing Proves Anything, discussed the media's refusal to draw the necessary conclusions from clear facts. This essay discusses a second layer of media failure: the refusal to investigate obviously suspicious situations - usually related to intelligence or Deep State events (i.e., events that can easily be false flags.) - so as to prevent clear facts from emerging.
Just how evil is Bernie Sanders?
Can anyone who wants universal health care and free college be anything other than "the lawless one who uses all power, signs, lying wonders, and every kind of wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved?"
The answer appears to be "yes".
This diary may be on the absurd side, but I know that this issue’s bothered any number of us (including many tankies on Twitter), but this comment thread posits some opinions and offers many links to buttress arguments. Of course there were disagreements I haven’t included, but not wanting to risk a wider war with Israel at this point, with so many dangers on Russia’s borders…makes sense to me. Can’t say I’ve checked out more than a couple links…
Can We Escape the War Economy?
Yes, but we would have to want to change. This week we see a chance for peace on the Korean peninsula, so quick start a war with Iran and boost the market! The irony that Iran is the terrorist nation as Israel bombs them ...while Israel shoots children and journalists for marching against the conditions of their open air interment camp. Then consider the repressive kingdom of Saud and the horrors of the US-Saudi war in Yemen. But Iran is the terrorist nation? Looks like our allies are the biggest terrorists in the region to me. This echoes Iraq's WMD. We're gonna have our war like it or not. What citizens want no longer plays a role in our faux democracy. The oligarchs will have their way. Is it possible to escape this insanity? It would take a new system. This week let's look and listen to some forward thinking economists and consider other approaches as we look at the weeks events.
The phrase being used by teachers in West Virginia is "Remember in November". Their objective was to get revenge on the Republican politicians who opposed their demands during the strike.
However, Tuesday was primary day, and some teachers didn't have to wait that long.