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Lawrence Wittner: American Workers Have Been Given a Raw Deal Throughout the Trump Era

Although Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that American workers are “thriving” during his presidency, this contention rings hollow.  The mishandled coronavirus pandemic, of course, has created levels of unemployment, hunger, and misery in the United States not seen since the Great Depression.  But even in the years before the pandemic, when Trump claimed he had Read more…

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Antonio Carty: Free Daily Home Testing, is a practical solution to end this pandemic and also end the need for social disintegration and restrictions

I give the solution’s basis right here at the start, in case you only have time or patience to read a bit. UPDATE NOTE: I still agree with everything I wrote here in this essay, so I leave it as it was, but there is a better cheaper easier test now invented and ready to Read more…

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Joe Emersberger: Reuters Ecuador Headlines since “Auditor General” Pablo Celi demands elimination of party allied with Rafael Correa

Here are 26 articles (in English) on Reuters website about Ecuador since the country’s super shady “auditor genera” Pablo Celi began demanding (on June 19) that various political parties be banned from participating in the 2021 elections. One of the four parties Celi targeted was Fuerza Compromiso Social which Correa and his allies have joined Read more…

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Lawrence Wittner: China and the United States Could Avoid an Unnecessary War

Although few Americans seem to have noticed, China and the United States are currently on a collision course—one that could easily lead to war. Their dispute, which has reached the level of military confrontation, concerns control of the South China Sea.  For many years, China has claimed sovereignty over 90 percent of this vast, island-studded Read more…

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Gerry Mohan: Trump Says He Doesn’t Understand Why US Should Defend Germany from Russia

Ignorance is often Trump’s saving grace. He doesn’t get why anti-Russsian propaganda has to be kept at full volume. One of the greatest threats to UK and US world hegemony has been the possibility of a completely natural alliance between geographical neighbours, Germany and Russia, or now the EU and Russia. That such an alliance Read more…

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Martha Rosenberg: Eid Slaughter Sacrifice Is Sad Day for Animals

Eid observors buy animals to slaughter   The lamb having its throat slit didn’t want to die. “The animal tried to stand up but couldn’t as the ground was slippery,” said Christine Hafner of the International Fund For Animals on the Today’s Zaman website. Hafner was monitoring the 2008 Eid animal sacrifices in Turkey, a Read more…

Terry Everton: Burger Chef And Dan Died On The Same Day

If you’re like most 16 year old males, there’s a better than average chance that the suit inventory in your wardrobe consists of a total of one. And by suit I mean the matching sport coat and pants that was purchased on clearance from a discount warehouse that has as much chance of staying in Read more…

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Lawrence Wittner: Making America Feared Again: The Trump Administration Considers Resuming Nuclear Weapons Testing

Americans who grew up with nightmares of nuclear weapons explosions should get ready for some terrifying flashbacks, for the Trump administration appears to be preparing to resume U.S. nuclear weapons tests. The U.S. government stopped its atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons in 1962, shortly before signing the Partial Test Ban Treaty of 1963.  And it Read more…

Terry Everton: Stuck In A Drive-Thru Going Nowhere Fast

Working in the service industry is a little like being stuck in a drive-thru going nowhere fast. It seems like a good idea at the time, but the longer you’re there the more you begin to look at yourself in the rear view mirror and question your own intelligence. The assholes in front of you Read more…

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Lawrence Wittner: Humanity is an Endangered Species

Have you noticed recently that things are collapsing? Sure, the rightwing, nationalist rulers of many countries never stop telling us that they have made their nations “great” again. But we would have to be dislocated from reality not to notice that something is wrong―very wrong.  After all, the world is currently engulfed in a coronavirus Read more…

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