This just in . . .

Outrage! FCC Official Downplays Over 1 Million Public Comments on Net Neutrality

Thursday, July 24, 2014

More than a million people have spoken out in favor of real Net Neutrality. More than 3.4 million took some kind of action before the rulemaking began urging Net Neutrality. This has been the biggest public response the FCC has ever gotten on a policy matter … but is the FCC listening? Will the voices of millions of  people make a difference?

This is the Israeli Military Calling: Civilizing War Has Failed

July 24, 2014

Probably the biggest news story of 1928 was the war-making nations of the world coming together on August 27th and legally outlawing war.  It's a story that's not told in our history books, but it's not secret CIA history.  There was no CIA.  There was virtually no weapons industry as we know it.  There weren't two political parties in the United States uniting in support of war after war.  In fact, the four biggest political parties in the United States all backed abolishing war.

Cue whining, polysyllabic screech: "But it didn't wooooooooork!"

Witness to an International Crime: Israeli State Terrorism in Gaza

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

“Protective Edge,” the cartoonish name given to the latest Israeli military offensive against the occupied people of Palestine, is representative of the inverted reality whereby the 1.7 million captive and largely defenseless Palestinians in Gaza are the vicious aggressors against the peace-loving settlers of Israel. Similar to the inverted reality in the U.S., where the myth of the innocent settler was created to justify the systematic slaughter of Indigenous peoples, the genocidal policies of Israel are camouflaged by the transformation of its position from an armed colonial invader to one of victim.

CNN: Palestinians Want to Die

Friday, July 11, 2014

Thursday on CNN, Jake Tapper interviews Diana Buttu, a former advisor to the PLO. After failing to persuade her of Israel's complete innocence, he tells her that Hamas is instructing women and children to remain in their homes to die as Israel bombs them. She responds by expressing doubt that people want to die. Oh no, says Tapper, Palestinians live in a culture of martyrdom; they want to die.

Can the U.S. Keep the Water Flowing?

Friday, July 11, 2014

Long in the making, the water crisis in Detroit—with hundreds of thousands having their water supply threatened—has rightfully focused national and global attention on an ongoing human rights violation in the United States. It has also highlighted the work of resilient community-based organizations like the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization that have been on the ground and working on this issue over the years. Despite their work and the growing national awareness, this is an unfamiliar space for most Americans – a water crisis in the United States?

Women’s Economic Agenda Statement on Supreme Court Rulings Against Women, Families, & Workers

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

This summer, the Supreme Court delivered a one-two punch, granting companies new rights and freedom, while ruling against a woman's right to control her own body! 

This has almost nothing to do with religious rights and everything to do with expanding corporate rights.

Snowden Should Refuse to Play “Alice in Wonderland”

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Clinton and Kerry Call On Snowden To Submit To Sham Security State Trial

The Alexandria federal court is known to be very much a pro-security state court in part because of the make-up of the jury pool. Is this the “impartial jury” the Constitution envisions? Thus, it will be impossible for Snowden to get a fair trial. 

Pay No Attention to the Apocalypse Behind the Curtain

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Green Shadow Cabinet Secretary of Peace, David Swanson's remarks in London, England, July 2, 2014:

"The United States has never returned to pre-World War II levels of taxes or military spending, never left Japan or Germany, has engaged in some 200 military actions abroad during the so-called post-war era, has never stopped expanding its military presence abroad, and now has troops permanently stationed in almost every country on earth. Two exceptions, Iran and Syria, are regularly threatened."