David Swanson in “Juvenile Prison: $5 Billion for Child Abuse” writes:

Solitary confinement greatly increases suicide rates, and yet is used as a punishment for the offense of being suicidal. ... it is part of a process that fundamentally destroys our young people, a process which w

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Obama’s promise to “reform” the Veterans Affairs’ health care system hides a real agenda of privatization assert Kate Randall and Barry Grey in “The drive to privatize US veterans’ health care.”

The ruling class and its political stooges and media

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In “Obama’s West Point speech: A prescription for unending war” Bill Van Auken exposes the folly of the corporate media in framing Obama’s recent speech as “an embrace of a more multilateral and less militaristic American foreign policy.”

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MAY 29, 2014 9:47PM

Many Moods to My Haiku

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The girl with the tear
swollen face looked sadly at
me from the mirror.

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Daffodils glow yellow 
on my table. Outside Spring 
unlocks grim New York.

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Shame-giddy dental
reckoning. Doctor awaits my
mea culpa mouth.

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Cornelius Vanderbilt on lower roof of Grand Central Station: 

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The ever-popular subject with me GE building near work: 

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Writing my last blog about wrongly convicted political activist Cecily McMillan made me think back to my own NYC OWS protest experiences. Here are excerpts from two blogs I posted 10-16-11 and 10-18-11 about a night I spent at Zuccotti Park.
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Let’s say you are a passionate, peace-and-justice advocating 25-year old female graduate student at NYC’s School of Social Research, participating in a legal OWS demonstration of several hundred in March 2012 at Zuccotti Park in NYC -- its sixth month memorial celebration. Suddenly from bRead full post »

The apt “OILigarchy’”coinage belongs to Jacqueline Marcus in “When It Comes to Expanding the US Oil Empire, Expect Chaos in Ukraine and Nigeria.” She writes:

While climate change escalates to an emergency crisis, a growing national security concern, the US OIL

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Why are we, the United States, actively enabling a coup government that is brutally massacring its own people? A government conceived from a violent coup, that we also actively enabled, against an elected president.

Recent US polls indicate that our citizenry does not want our government actively intRead full post »

Forgive my flippant sarcasm. Actually I feel serious concern with every unfolding fresh hell I manage to hear about the Ukraine fiasco -- no thanks to our corporate media propaganda.

I want to celebrate the courage of referendum-voting local eastern Ukrainians, despite the threats to them of physicalRead full post »

MAY 13, 2014 3:08PM

NYC High & Low Perspectives (Pix)

 

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In Ukraine scores of UNARMED CIVILIANS presently are being mass murdered by forces of the junta government of Kiev -- and the Obama administration and our Congresspeople and our mainstream media are just FINE and DANDY about that!!!

WTF????

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MAY 10, 2014 7:20AM

Re-Post: Short 'mother' poem

 

You, as mother,
flutter so
with anxiety
and love
over your children.
They humor your attentiveness
and yet
know -- deep down --
that in your tears
they could drown.

  

 Daniel Ellsberg:

"The pursuit of Risen is a warning to potential sources that journalists cannot promise them confidentiality for disclosing Executive Branch criminality, recklessness, deception, unconstitutional policies or lying us into war."

Lucy Dalglish, executive director of

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Prof. Michel Chossudovsky maintains that Neo-Nazi mobs in Odessa were supported by the illegitimate Kiev regime, along with mentoring US/NATO military strategists, in a “terrorist operation” which aimed at killing innocent civilians.

Chossudovsky declares:

There was nothing spontaneo

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On Friday in the White House Rose Garden Barack Obama held a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during which the U.S. President expressed full support for a harsh crackdown against “pro-federalism”, pro-Russian, anti-coup Kiev government protesters in eastern Ukraine atRead full post »

What follows are five fact-filled and revelatory perspectives I have distilled from Professor John McMurtry’s compelling “‘Global Society Destruction’ and The Ukraine Crisis: Decoding its Deep Structural Meaning”. McMurtry cuts through the mainstream media anti-Rus/

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The NewsHour did a special feature tonight called “Is Obama’s foreign policy doctrine working?” They launched the story with a sound bite of John McCain accusing the Obama administration of “talking loudly but carrying a little stick.”

That accusation set the tone aRead full post »

Matthew Behrens calls out -- big time -- Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, along with John Baird, Harper’s “foreign affairs pitbull” in “Ukraine and Canada’s Coup-Supporting Corporate Cowboy Diplomacy”.

Behrens writes of a “messianic” foreiRead full post »

Margaret Kimberley in “Freedom Rider: Democracy is Dead” asserts:

Too many Americans love to boast that the United States is a democracy. That idea is accepted uncritically and celebrated as proof of this country’s superiority. Every public activity and event is an opportunity

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APRIL 27, 2014 2:49PM

NYC Spring Walkabout (Pix)

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Dan Roberts in “Wall Street Deregulation Pushed by Clinton Advisers, Documents Reveal” provides some compelling revelations from 7000 pages of documents withheld from public scrutiny by the Presidential Records Act for twelve years and now destined for the Clinton Library researRead full post »

Let’s address just one more of the latest US foreign policy fresh hells before it, too, disappears into the American citizenry’s memory hole among so many other Orwellian scenarios from both Bush and Obama regimes.

One more willful, false flag for propaganda and provocation operation, thiRead full post »

APRIL 20, 2014 2:17AM

Jesus Was A Radical

In “Jesus Lived in a Police State” John W. Whitehead writes:

Jesus—the revolutionary, the political dissident, and the nonviolent activist—lived and died in a police state. Any reflection on Jesus’ life and death within a police state must take into account s

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In a highly illuminating article entitled “The Global Money Matrix: The Forces behind America’s Economic Destruction” Dr. Gary Null cites psychologist Clive Boddy as maintaining that “the psychopathological behavior of financial executives was a major cause for the 2/Read full post »