David North and Alex Lantier in a provocative article entitled “Are you ready for nuclear war?” insist that we all should be asking ourselves that question especially since the mysterious but war-mongering propaganda-useful destruction of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17!

North and LanRead full post »

It’s hard to fight for human and social justice when one recognizes that the communication of horrifying truths has little chance of penetrating -- SERIOUSLY -- the hearts and minds of so many, many of those still dedicated to crony “truthiness” and the status quo -- hearts and mindRead full post »

JULY 22, 2014 8:58PM

Note to Myself on Blogging @ OS

Does it matter if I keep writing on Open Salon about massive but minimized and/or denied US-enabled or US-directly-perpetrated evil?

I recognize to many I am about as welcome as a hovering mosquito on a warm summer night.

Saying anything negative about anything “Jewish” is also a long timRead full post »

Harriet Sherwood in “Israelis Gather on Hillsides to Watch and Cheer as Military Drops Bombs on Gaza” writes:

As the sun begins to sink over the Mediterranean, groups of Israelis gather each evening on hilltops close to the Gaza border to cheer, whoop and whistle as bombs rain down

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In reading Dennis Bernstein’s “The Whys Behind Israel’s Gaza Slaughter” I noted his references to a “slaughter war” being waged by Israel on Gaza. In his article Vijay Prashad, professor of international studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut had/Read full post »

1) “Collective punishment” is a war crime under the Geneva Conventions. Israel is wreaking “collective punishment” on the population of Gaza with “Operation Protective Edge.” (Marjorie Cohn)

2) The Israeli government wages asymmetrical (excessively one-sided) war aRead full post »

Hayes Brown in “Timeline: The Month That Brought Gaza Back To The Breaking Point” attempts to give a progressive summary of the conflict between the Israeli government and the Palestinians since June 12th.

One year ago, Hayes Brown points out, John Kerry pushed the Israeli governmentRead full post »

My comment on token's recent blog:


[r] I just rated this thread because, who is it down below, joisey shore, is using the rating revelations which should be an honor system at open salon and not b… Read full post »

Okay, you smarties.  I'll riddle you these.  

No more than 5 answers per commenter, please.  

1-The more of it there is, the less you see.

2-What kind of coat can only be put on wet?

3-What goes up and down stairs without moving?

4-What can you catch but notRead full post »

Robbie Couch in an article on HuffPo recently asserted:

The $400 billion program to create a fleet of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets, which, as The Hill points out, is seven years behind schedule and chronically plagued with misfortunes and incompetencies, could have housed every homeless person

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[re-post from correntewire-6-22-10]

[re-post from open salon 8-21-11]  

The NYC chapter of The World Can't Wait peace organization emailed me about an event in NYC Friday night [6-18-10] up at St. Mary's Church on W. 126th Street. I skimmed the message.The People's Journey, a touring/

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Bill Van Auken in “Air strikes kill civilians as Israel prepares new Gaza bloodbath” calls out Jen Psaki, US State Department spokesperson who, after declaring that the Zionist regime of Israel had a “right to defend itself”, was asked by a reporter whether Gazan Palestin/Read full post »

Jon Queally in “Amid Populist Surge, Hillary Clinton to Wall Street's Rescue?” discusses a Tuesday NYT's article that suggests that Hillary Clinton is viewed as a “solution” by Wall Street in relation to all the unsettling populist calls for “stronger economic refor/Read full post »

Pepe Escobar in “Empire of Chaos/Arab Spring, Jihad Summer” explains that “IS” (Islamic State) is the new branding of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) or ISIL (Islamic State of the Levant).

Escobar writes:

It's unclear how the new IS reality will play on the grou

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Ready to salute the flag and glorify US militarism?

Ready to celebrate how the original 13 colonies declared independence from King George of England on behalf of civil independence for the collective citizenry when we as a citizenry no longer have power over the sociopathic and heartless policies ofRead full post »

Merriam Webster:

“ethnic cleansing - n - the practice of removing or killing people who belong to an ethnic group that is different from the ruling group in a country or region”

“genocide - n- the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political or cultural group&rdquo

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Was there ethnic hatred at the bottom of the deaths of three innocent Israeli teens recently? A good chance of that.

Is that an excuse for ethnic hatred or politically and militarily empowered acts of mass murder or incarceration, the unleashing of even more of a vendetta program to perpetrate &ldquoRead full post »

"Jeff Koons's Over-Sized Chia Pet Rises at Rockefeller Center" by Yuka Yoneda

Ch-ch-ch-chia! Those of us familiar with the popular jingle will be excited to learn that acclaimed artist Jeff Koons will soon be unveiling what looks like a sort of over-sized Chia pet at Rockefeller Center this mon

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Zaid Jilani for Al Jazeera America has written a very disturbing article entitled “The Clintons web of wealth/Where did Bill and Hillary get all their money?”

Hillary Clinton has been making noises lately that she knows what it is like to have money stress. That she and her husband

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Joshua Holland has a fascinating article entitled “The First Iraq War Was Also Sold to the Public Based on a Pack of Lies”.

A 2013 CNN poll revealed that 54% of Americans maintain that George W. Bush deliberately “misled the U.S. public about whether Baghdad had weapons of massRead full post »

James Petras has written an enraging article entitled “The Soaring Profits of the Military-Industrial Complex And the Soaring Costs of Military Casualties”.

Petras contends that there are two major beneficiaries of the major wars launched by the US government: one is domestic and theRead full post »

JUNE 26, 2014 2:33PM

my last comment to o/e

o/e I am not lying and I am not racist. Obama happens to be black. I have similar issues with Hillary. Will I be a sexist next because I am criticizing the moral and political choices of a woman if she gets in as President? I have serious issues of her… Read full post »


1. Why don't most Americans seriously care that the Obama faux-humanitarian war machine continues killing foreign peoples, that he is militarizing, destabilizing and plundering Africa, that he supports the dispossession and oppression of Palestinians, the crippling sanctions against innocent I… Read full post »

“The Human Rights Crisis in Iraq” by Ajamu Baraka:

Baraka points out that Democrats such as the “progressive causus”, the Congressional Black Caucus, the Center for American Progress, the New American Foundation, Human Rights Watch and other supposedly “liberal andRead full post »

So two and a half years ago Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, US puppet, got a little too uppity and refused to make a SOFA (Status of Forces) Agreement with the US so the US could leave 10,000 troops indefinitely deployed in Iraq at “strategic bases”.

Bill Van Auken in “Was/Read full post »