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Michael: Why Does U.S. Want to Overthrow Government of Venezuela?
It does not take "expert status" to know and understand US objectives. While it is related to oil secondarily,…
Michael: Bernie 2020 Campaign Has Corporate Democrats Running Scared
It's not hard to imagine that the plethora of new Democratic candidates, many without much experience in government (which could…
Max: Nurses Prepare Strike over Patient Ratios
Senior nurse at Labrador Health Centre calls it quits, citing 'constant state of turmoil' Doreen Hawco-Mahoney among…
Kim Scipes: Yellow Vests and Red Unions Strike Together
This is a very interesting report from France in general, but one thing especially grabs my attention: how the…
Michael: Regime Change: “Made In The U.S.A.”
If Pence and company along with Guaidó succeed in their nefarious plotting, is there any doubt that eventually there will…
Robert Graf: Trump Can’t escape having called Nazis “Very Fine People”
What country honors the losing side in a civil war, especially when they committed treason by illegally forming a breakaway…
Michael: Deaths of Journalists Brushed Aside in Middle East
As always, Fisk is right on target. Why don't we learn from others as much, or nearly as much,…
James: How social media supercharged the propaganda system
Good little morsel of insight and thanks for the AIN link...an idea that’s been floating around my own little head…
Max: Canada’s NDP Should Oppose Venezuela Coup
Yves...your right. The NDP should be supporting Venezuala but they are not. We need the CCF to return and bring…
Michael: Wall Street, Banks and Angry Citizens
"Willfully oblivious" is a perfect description of much political and corporate leadership. There is one sacrosanct value in the…
Michael: The U.S. Helped Push Venezuela Into Chaos
There are many ways to kill. Policies, sanctions, insensitivity, hatred, ignorance, xenophobia, corporate greed do, too.
Michael: The Vanishing Wealth of Black America
I am a white man who lives in a majority black neighborhood. While I have lived in many places…
John Mcnee: The Stupidity of Evil
Every factual allegation made in this piece is now known, with certainty, to be false. Where is the retraction?…
Antonio Carty: Democracy in the Americas
Well and factually argued Joe, yes we can discuss the Venezuelan government's own economic errors and should advise it. If…
Michael: Being Left, Part 8: Chomsky
One more comment since I am at it. This idea that there is something awful about teaching at MIT…
Michael: Being Left, Part 8: Chomsky
I don't know where the comment with my name on it about Noam came from. I did not write…
Brent Irving: We can’t afford anything but single payer health care
Why not expose both falsehoods expressed by these billionaires and the mainstream media (either through ignorance, lying or some combination).…
Michael: Democracy in the Americas
Joe is, of course, right in all that he says. But regardless of the explanations that anyone…
Michael: Rousing the Multitudes
Perfectly said and in one detail, very sad, since Venezuela had an opportunity, a great opportunity, and those in government…
Michael: Coup in Venezuela: What Next?
It's obvious what is happening and how outside forces are seeking advantage. Oil, oil, oil, and hemispheric hegemony are…
Michael: Michelle Alexander Is Right About Israel-Palestine
Yes, I too, had a similar experience as Ms. Cohn. Although I am not Jewish, my experience in learning…
Michael: The US Strategy for Regime Change in Venezuela
For people in the US, the long-term problem is that there is very little real knowledge about other places in…
Michael: Regime Change Enthusiasts
The OAS has seldom represented the interests of Latin America or, more to the point, the welfare of the people…
Robert Graf: A Tale of Two Speeches
The corporate fascist state has fully taken over. People live in fear. Anyone who steps out of line…
maryellen: Women Now Run the Military-Industrial Complex
note: the original URL is incorrect, missing a final 'n'. It should be: http://inthesetimes.com/article/21682/women-military-industrial-complex-gina-haspel-trump-feminism-lockheed-martin
funakawa: The Stupidity of Evil
What if the boys knew about slave trade? What if they knew about massacre of native American? What…
Michael: Why Martin Luther King, Jr., would Support Ocasio-Cortez
Yes, absolutely yes, to Juan's article. I just returned from participating in a Martin Luther…
Michael: US Intervening in Venezuela Since at Least Early 2000s
The U.S. intervention in Latin American countries and governments is a given, wholly wrong and undemocratic, but consistent.…
Saurabh Asthana: The Stupidity of Evil
My high bar for this is a rally I attended in Copley Square in Boston once, something to do with…
Michael: A “Massive Outlaw”
Ralph Nader is a remarkable voice. I have listened to his radio program for a while now…
Michael: The Stupidity of Evil
Well said, Juan Cole. We have entered into an abyss.
Joseph Val: The Next Economic Crisis Is Coming
stock market is an asset bubble all bubbles burst when private bank credit dries up this is when…
Colin Stuart: “Escalation Could Lead to a Catastrophic Outcome”
I agree. In the meantime our very own Canadian collaborator, Chrystia Freeland, continues to do US bidding in the…
Michael: “Escalation Could Lead to a Catastrophic Outcome”
What an intelligent and reasonable analysis. Such does not exist in the U.S. media. Furthermore, in…
Michael: A Coup in Guatemala is the Real Emergency
This brief article shows the complexity of the flow of immigrants from south of the United States. And it…
Michael: Distorted Western Media Coverage of Poor Countries
There is an important book related to this well-written essay by Ms. Pearson. The book is by…
Michael: Don’t Breathe
Why is this despicable solution? Let's admit it, to policy makers, children are not important. Simple as that.
Michael: Farewell to bblum6
Bill and I corresponded a bit in the last couple of years. As many know, his honest analyses were…
Joseph Val: Ocasio-Cortez is floating a 70 percent top tax rate
"our government already pays for everything by creating new money." exactly spending comes first. taxes come later, mainly…
Howard Dickler: What If Bernie Sanders Opposed Sanctions Against Venezuela?
Thank you for the usefully informative take on Venezuela. However, throughout, one is left wondering what 'bad' things Maduro has…
Paul D: Why are Leftists cheering potential demise of Rojava’s socialist experiment?
I will study your article presently. But regarding Syria, not only is the US-"anti-war" left indifferent, but they are…
Michael: Fiction in the Face of Rising Fascism
Arundhati Roy is always the voice of sanity and compassion, I share and feel her...what to call it?…
george patterson: Moral Depravity Defines US Politics
Besides developing strong independent parties and getting a lot more more people to participating in the political system that will…
george patterson: Warning Against “Disaster” Under Jair Bolsonaro
We must do every thing to prevent President Jair Bolsonaro's and Paulo Guede's plunder and destruction of the Amazon that…
owlishdog: Advertising and academia
One place to challenge advertising, more so than in universities, might be in the mainstream media, especially newspapers, whose whole…
Bill Petrou: Prisoner for free speech
I would disagree with one point about the Clinton emails. They should have been released much earlier if they…
Michael: Trump vs Mattis
"Mad Dog" a hero!? Trump a president!? This says a lot about the "locura" we find…
Joseph Val: We Need a More Humane Economic System
vast amounts of money were not put into the economy. they were put into the banks--not the same thing.…
Glenn Fritz: Blacking Out the Yellow Vests on Cable News
In the long run we are all dead. Only an Economic Fundamentalist could believe that in his…
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