The IRS is Ignoring Rich Tax Dodgers …

... and Going after the Poor Republican dreams realized by Harry Cheadle https://www.vice.com (December 12 2018) https://video-images.vice.com/articles/5c10052260143f0006961dee/lede/1544560324066-GettyImages-57352802.jpeg An anti-tax protester in 2006. Photo by David McNew/Getty On Tuesday, ProPublica and The Atlantic published an investigation into one of the longest-running and most troubling trends in the United States government: the slow, quiet destruction of the … Continue reading The IRS is Ignoring Rich Tax Dodgers …

This Radical Plan to Fund …

... the "Green New Deal" Just Might Work by Ellen Brown https://www.truthdig.com (December 16 2018) https://www.truthdig.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/AP_18341002959374-850x523.jpg Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is part of a group of Congress members pushing for a "Green New Deal" (Charles Krupa / AP) With what author and activist Naomi Klein calls "galloping momentum", the "Green New Deal" promoted by Representative-elect Alexandria … Continue reading This Radical Plan to Fund …

Green New Deal Advocates Should Address Militarism

by Medea Benjamin and Alice Slater https://www.counterpunch.org (December 14 2018) In the spirit of a new year and a new Congress, 2019 may well be our best and last opportunity to steer our ship of state away from the twin planetary perils of environmental chaos and militarism, charting a course towards an earth-affirming 21st century. … Continue reading Green New Deal Advocates Should Address Militarism

Pentagon Considers Illegally Occupied Syrian Areas US Territory

by Stephen Lendman Information Clearing House (December 13 2018) Bipartisan hardliners in Washington consider all areas occupied by Pentagon forces virtual US territory, subject to its will under its rules, defying the sovereign rights of nations, fundamental international law, and its own Constitution. Northern and southern parts of Syrian territory are illegally occupied by US … Continue reading Pentagon Considers Illegally Occupied Syrian Areas US Territory

The Depravity of Climate-Change Denial

Risking civilization for profit, ideology, and ego. by Paul Krugman, Opinion Columnist The New York Times (November 26 2018) https://static01.nyt.com/images/2018/11/26/opinion/26krugmanWeb/merlin_147313380_556033e4-af77-4f94-a429-14fc75552c0d-superJumbo.jpg A trailer park destroyed by the fire that swept through Paradise, Calif., this month. Credit: John Locher/Associated Press The Trump administration is, it goes without saying, deeply anti-science. In fact, it's anti-objective reality. But its … Continue reading The Depravity of Climate-Change Denial

The Truth about these Climate Change Numbers

A new report shows carbon emissions are moving in the wrong direction, and we're running out of time by Jeff Goodell Rolling Stone (December 06 2018) https://www.rollingstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/climate-catastrophe-math.jpg Housing estate with the Gersteinwerk power plant at sunset, Hamm, Ruhr Area, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Stefan Ziese/imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock It's often argued that climate change is not a technological or … Continue reading The Truth about these Climate Change Numbers

Ukraine Wants Nuclear Weapons

Will the West Bow to the Regime in Kiev? by Federico Pieraccini Strategic Culture Foundation (December 13 2018) https://www.strategic-culture.org/images/news/2018/12/13/or-41907.jpg Efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation are one of the few issues on which the great powers agree, intending to continue to limit the spread of nuclear weapons and to prevent new entrants into the exclusive nuclear … Continue reading Ukraine Wants Nuclear Weapons

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Deep State …

... and Bob Parry Exposed It In his efforts to uncover the Iran-Contra plot and the machinations surrounding Russia-gate, Bob Parry was in the forefront of journalists exposing the inner workings of the Deep State. by Ray McGovern Consortium News (December 13 2018) A year ago yesterday, it became fully clear what was behind the … Continue reading Yes, Virginia, There Is a Deep State …

Climate Change and the Limits of Reason

by Michael Duggin https://www.counterpunch.org (December 14 2018) https://uziiw38pmyg1ai60732c4011-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/dropzone/2018/12/47134705_10157037717031518_2619088752366059520_n.jpg   Modern urban-industrial man is given to the raping of anything and everything natural on which he can fasten his talons. He rapes the sea; he rapes the soil; the natural resources of the earth. He rapes the atmosphere. He rapes the future of his own civilization. … Continue reading Climate Change and the Limits of Reason