SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 9:41PM

Come Walk With Me On NYC's High Line!

I took the photos below last Wednesday afternoon.  It was a warm but comfortable day, sunny at times, but with ominous clouds covering large parts of the sky at others.


I found the High Line a disarmingly unpretentious borderland of the natural and the urban.  Amazing views of solidRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 6:15PM

Random 9/11 Conspiracy Thoughts, Anyone?

Paul Craig Roberts "9/11 After 13 years":

The 9/11 lie has persisted for 13 years. Millions of Muslims have paid for this lie with their lives, the destruction of their families, and with their dislocation. Most Americans remain comfortable with the fact that their government has destroyed in wh
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 Kumars Salehi writes:

As Americans, we are deeply complicit, and more and more of us are waking up to that reality. The politics of Israel-Palestine in the US are changing, as evidenced by the Gallup poll showing only 25% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 support &ldqu
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So what on earth would be the payoff of a thermo-nuclear war with Russia? It would end all life on the planet.

Are Obama and the crazed neocons and crazed neo-liberal interventionists so obsessed with geo-political and military gamesmanship they just can’t resist raising the ante to F*CKINRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 4:41PM

The Politicization of Genocide

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”

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Byran K. Bullock in "Historically, Black Leaders Supported Palestinians; Why Less So Now?"

“The congressional black caucus, the so-called ‘conscience of the congress,’ has not shown an ounce of righteous indignation at the massacre of the Palestinians.”



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Lawrence Wittner in “Pope Francis, ISIS and the United Nations”:

.... on August 17 ... Pope Francis told journalists how he thought the world should cope with the challenge posed by ISIS, the Islamic militant group engaged in murderous behavior in Syria and Iraq. “One nati

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Israel continues to slaughter Palestinian civilians. It continues to destroy homes, hospitals, schools, mosques. It continues to damage basic infrastructures that provide water, electricity and sanitation.

The Washington DC government and US corporate mainstream media continue to support the IsrRead full post »

Globalizing Gaza in both military and legal terms raises the slogan “we are all Palestinians” from one of political solidarity to literal accuracy. Its corollary also highlights a key element of international politics of which we must be keenly aware: our governments are all Israel.J

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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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8-14-16 fida


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.

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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


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 »



“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


impunity - noun - freedom from punishment, harm or loss


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 »