Opinion: Guantanamo Is Who and What We Are as American: And we should be ashamed to our core / by Dud Hendrick

Originally publshed in Common Dreams on January 18, 2023 For over 20 years, every Monday afternoon, I’ve stood with like-minded concerned citizens on Rt. 15 on Deer Isle, Maine—members of our Island Peace & Justice group—standing in objection and in witness to the acts of our government. Each week, I reflect on just why IContinue reading “Opinion: Guantanamo Is Who and What We Are as American: And we should be ashamed to our core / by Dud Hendrick”

On Holocaust Memorial Day, vigilance is needed against fascism’s modern heirs / Morning Star (UK)

Auschwitz-Birkenau | Photo credit: Marcin Czerniawski – Unsplash THIS week, when atomic scientists moved the hands of the Doomsday Clock 10 seconds closer to midnight, they were referring to the very real threat of nuclear war. But as we mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2023, we must recognise that with nationalism, racism and Holocaust revisionism all on theContinue reading “On Holocaust Memorial Day, vigilance is needed against fascism’s modern heirs / Morning Star (UK)”

America’s theatre of the absurd / by Chris Hedges

“Macdeath.” Illustration by Mr. Fish. This article originally appeared on ScheerPost.com on January 8, 2023 Our political class does not govern. It entertains. It plays its assigned role in our fictitious democracy, howling with outrage to constituents and selling them out. The Squad and the Progressive Caucus have no more intention of fighting for universal health care, workers’ rights or defying the warContinue reading “America’s theatre of the absurd / by Chris Hedges”

Opinion: Peace should be our priority for the new year / by Andrew Murray

New tombs in a cemetery in Bakhmut, the site of the heaviest battles, in the Donetsk region The anti-war movement needs to assert its deeper solution to the imperialist agenda of endless conflict, argues ANDREW MURRAY 2022 did not want for drama and important developments in British political life. The chaos in the Tory PartyContinue reading “Opinion: Peace should be our priority for the new year / by Andrew Murray”

Railroad struggle reminds us, interfering in the right to strike is never okay / by Carl Wood

Joe Shearer/The Daily Nonpareil/AP Yes, a strike of railroad workers could bring the national economy to a halt, including stopping the flow of millions of dollars a day in profits to the railroad companies. But let’s keep in mind that it’s big business —not workers—that has crashed the nation’s economy at least three times in recent memory.Continue reading “Railroad struggle reminds us, interfering in the right to strike is never okay / by Carl Wood”

Right wing’s anti-LGBTQ hate creates atmosphere for Colorado Springs shooting / C.J. Atkins

Tyrice Kelley, center right, a performer at Club Q, is comforted during a service held at All Souls Unitarian Church following an overnight fatal shooting at the gay nightclub, in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Sunday, Nov 20, 2022. | P. Seibold / The Gazette via AP At least five dead. More than two dozen othersContinue reading “Right wing’s anti-LGBTQ hate creates atmosphere for Colorado Springs shooting / C.J. Atkins”

Imperative that rapid worsening of Ukraine crisis is promptly arrested / China Daily editorial

A photo taken on Sept 28, 2022 from an aircraft of the Swedish Coast Guard (Kustbevakningen) shows the release of gas emanating from a leak on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, in the Swedish economic zone in the Baltic Sea. [Photo/Agencies] Another leak has been detected in the undersea pipelines running from Russia toContinue reading “Imperative that rapid worsening of Ukraine crisis is promptly arrested / China Daily editorial”

Cuba and China Exceed US in Life Expectancy, Send Message to the World – Socialism is the Difference / by W.T. Whitney Jr.

Children born in socialist Cuba and China can expect to live longer than children born in the capitalist United States. | AP photos To extend a population’s life expectancy at birth (LEB) requires capabilities that are scarce in the United States. The U.S. LEB has fallen in the recent period, quite abruptly. Meanwhile, life expectancyContinue reading “Cuba and China Exceed US in Life Expectancy, Send Message to the World – Socialism is the Difference / by W.T. Whitney Jr.”

Veteran’s Letter to Biden—Negotiate Don’t Escalate in Ukraine / by Gerry Condon

Members of Veterans for Peace rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial on May 30, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Letter to President Biden from Gerry Condon, former president of Veterans For Peace. Dear President Biden, I am writing you as a proud member of Veterans For Peace and its former president.Continue reading “Veteran’s Letter to Biden—Negotiate Don’t Escalate in Ukraine / by Gerry Condon”

The United States of America as a Sacrifice Zone / by Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

“Fight Poverty Not the Poor.” (Photo: Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Despite the encouraging policy-making that hit the headlines this summer, America remains a significant sacrifice zone with economic policies that justify their painful impact on the poor and marginalized as necessary for the greater good. In the American ethos, sacrifice is often hailed asContinue reading “The United States of America as a Sacrifice Zone / by Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis”