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The Life and Souls of the Party

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2020 03:24 PM
Some years ago, I was at a political candidates meeting where one of the hopefuls illustrated his critique of the current system by saying, quite seriously, “The invisible hand has eaten all its fingers… and is now the invisible stump!” And ... Read more...

Gordon Campbell on dealing with impeccable, impeachable lies

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2020 12:30 PM
By now, the end game the Republican Senate majority has in mind in their setting of the rules for the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump is pretty clear to everyone: first deny the Democrats the ability to call witnesses and offer evidence, and then ... Read more...

The Empire’s War On Oppositional Journalism Continues To Escalate

Published: Wed 22 Jan 2020 05:18 PM
Journalist Glenn Greenwald has been charged by the Bolsonaro government in Brazil with the same prosecutorial angle used by the US to target WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Read more...

Retreating US Gives Israel Billions More in Military Funding

Published: Wed 22 Jan 2020 09:13 AM
Billions of US tax-payers’ money will continue to be funneled into Israel in the next fiscal year, and for many years in the foreseeable future. Republican and Democratic Senators have recently achieved just that, passing a bill aimed at providing Israel ... Read more...

On why the dice are loaded against women in public life

Published: Tue 21 Jan 2020 11:05 AM
If they enter public life, women can expect a type of intense (and contradictory) scrutiny that is rarely applied to their male counterparts. If they are relatively young and conventionally attractive, such women will tend to be written off as lightweights ... Read more...

These Chains Will Be Broken:

Published: Tue 21 Jan 2020 09:35 AM
On Monday, January 20, Clarity Press, Inc. of Atlanta announced the launch of These Chains Will Be Broken: Palestinian Stories of Struggle and Defiance in Israeli Prisons, by Palestinian author and journalist, Ramzy Baroud, and The Palestine Chronicle Editorial ... Read more...

How Do You Blow the Whistle on a Whole Society?

Published: Mon 20 Jan 2020 09:52 AM
Like perhaps most people who visit Los Angeles, I consider it my duty to offer a brilliant new idea for a film script. My idea is in the genre of science-fiction mafia, a genre that I think has not been sufficiently exploited. In this film, the ... Read more...

Janus-Faced on Climate Change: Microsoft’s Carbon Vision

Published: Sat 18 Jan 2020 01:49 PM
“This is a bold bet – a moonshot – for Microsoft.” So claimed Brad Smith, Microsoft President, in a Thursday announcement painting a picture of a company that intends to be carbon negative by 2030. “And,” Smith continued, “it will need ... Read more...

Chilling The Warm Fuzzies About The US/China Trade Deal

Published: Fri 17 Jan 2020 12:29 PM
Hold the champagne, folks. This week’s China/US deal is more about a change in tone between the world’s two biggest economies – thank goodness they’re not slapping more tariffs on each other! - than a landmark change in substance. The high ... Read more...

Russian government resignation: what's just happened?

Published: Fri 17 Jan 2020 08:45 AM
Russian government resignation: what's just happened and what's in store for Putin beyond 2024? Read more...
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