Ferguson, Missouri has been turned into a war zone.

The police use inappropriate force, such as tear gas and rubber bullets, to overwhelm and intimidate residents who are legitimately protesting a police murder of a fellow, unarmed resident.

There is also a “keep moving” rule constantly iRead full post »

This is the definition of a war of terror. It requires the aggressor to engage in constant and ever escalating displays of disciplined force – which is what militaries do. Glen Ford

“The Israeli onslaught in Gaza is a forewarning of the measures that will be used in every count

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Fida Qishta was another of the powerful speakers last Thursday night in the Great Hall of NYC's Cooper Union for World Can’t Wait’s consciousness-raising forum (and webcast) over the present Israeli war criminality going on in Gaza. Qishta is a journalist, cam/… Read full post »
AUGUST 18, 2014 12:41PM

RE-POST: Over-Fortifying Mayberry!!!

RE-POST FROM 6-18-14:

According to Zac Corrigan in “Militarization of police in America” the Pentagon under the Obama administration is equipping -- OVER-EQUIPPING -- US police departments across the country with former overseas military weaponry and vehicles.

The ominous dots aRead full post »

I entered the Great Hall of Cooper Union in New York City last Thursday night for yet another consciousness-raising forum sponsored and organized by World Can’t Wait under the leadership of its national coordinator, Debra Sweet. This one was focused on Israeli war crimes in Gaza.

I w

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US, Europe, Israel, Saudi Arabia have worked so hard together to bring us to the brink of WWIII.

Ukraine is where the US helped stage a coup that left violent neo-Nazis running a puppet government.

Obama and his administration were FURIOUS over losing their power grab for Black Sea control. TheyRead full post »

 

Re-post of Excerpts from 5-12-11 blog:

As soon as men know that they can kill without fear of punishment or blame, they kill; or at least they encourage killers with approving smiles. Simone Weil

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What is JSOC (pronounced "jay-sock")? Joint Special Operations Comm

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“Gaza Is Transforming American Jews: Words from an Overflowing Inbox” by David Harris-Gershon

... what's happening right now is like nothing I've ever experienced. It is a stunning anecdotal phenomenon which reveals the way American JewsRead full post »

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“Palestinians returning home find Israeli troops left faeces and venomous graffiti” by Harriet Sherwood:

When Ahmed Owedat returned to his home 18 days after Israeli soldiers took it over in the middle of the night, he was greeted with an overpowering stench.

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Israeli “self defense” is NOT what is going on, even though there is relentless 24/7 US mainstream media propaganda to camouflage the ruthless unleashing of the Israeli/US-paid-for mass killing war machine.

In "Eyeless in Gaza" Jonathan Cook calls out Netanyahu’s protests/Read full post »

AUGUST 2, 2014 11:40PM

Impunity to Commit Genocide

Merriam-Webster:

impunity - noun - freedom from punishment, harm or loss

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Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

Let’s not mince words. Israelis are committing genocide in Gaza. But the United Nations is loath to use the “G” word and it us using the “C” (condemn

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AUGUST 1, 2014 6:14PM

Two Scenarios

A hard-working man sees a sale sign in the window of an expensive men’s clothing shop. He needs a new suit but wonders if he can begin to afford one from such a store. He takes a breath and plunges in.

The salesman does a quick and disdainful appraisal of… Read full post »

“In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us t

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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:

http://open.salon.com/blog/token/2014/07/13/open_call-_death_threats_on_os-_should_we_muzzle_tr_ig 

[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 »