Are ‘We the People’ Useful Idiots In The Digital Age? November 19, 2014
In an Orwellian age where war equals peace, surveillance equals safety, and tolerance equals intolerance of uncomfortable truths and politically incorrect ideas, “we the people” have gotten very good at walking freely into the slaughterhouse.
Tracing America’s Legacy Of War From Atlanta To Aleppo
Union Army Maj. Gen. Sherman understood the full extent of the cruelty, atrocities and death that are required to “win.” Looking now toward the Middle East, it’s important to consider to what extent we’re willing to take our actions to succeed.
USAID: A Wolf In Humanitarian Clothing
Propaganda and false premises mark the U.S. response to a “prisoner swap” with Cuba. In such a “deal,” Cuba would release a “wrongly imprisoned” USAID subcontractor in exchange for the freedom of three Cuban intelligence agents jailed as “terrorists” in the U.S.
Hugo Chavez Is Gone, But His Support For Palestine Continues
Through an initiative to provide 1,000 Palestinians with a free college education, Venezuela is doing what others are not: addressing the long-term needs of Palestinians to create a future for the victims of settler-colonialism.
How Palestinian-American Rasmea Odeh Was Revictimized In US Federal Court
Rasmea Odeh, a 67-year-old Palestinian-American, has been convicted of the “unlawful procurement of naturalization” in a trial that wasn’t supposed to -- but sometimes did -- touch on her disputed conviction by an Israeli military court.
Message To Democratic Party: It’s Time To Face Reality
After getting clobbered on Nov. 4, the Democratic Party needs to ask itself some tough questions and come up with honest answers. If it doesn’t, it’s going to continue to lose elections because it lacks credibility with its own voter base.
The GOP Shows What Fear And Loathing Can Do In An Election Cycle
With Dems largely unlikely to turn out for non-presidential elections, the GOP was able to use a manipulative strategy of fearmongering and playing on people’s ignorance to get its voter base to the polls, eager to “take this country back.”
Iran’s “Nuclear Threat” Bolsters Israel’s Imperialist Domination In The Middle East
Israel and the U.S. share a common goal: preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. But is the so-called “Iranian threat,” invoked so often by Israel, anything more than a smokescreen for Israel’s strategy of evasion?
ISIS Ideology Is Grounded In Saudi Education
"Key elements in the ISIS educational program are similar to what one finds in Saudi textbooks, especially those that are taught in Saudi public middle and high schools."
The Right To Vote Shall Not Be Infringed — Or Shall It?
Is the right to vote as much of a right as we think it is? Despite a number of amendments to the Constitution that have expanded access to voting booths, the Constitution still doesn’t approach voting with a positive “one person, one vote” theory.