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  • Why are wild horses brutally uprooted from public lands while private livestock can stay?
    The Bureau of Land Management is misleading the American people about the nation’s wild horses and burros.Every year, thousands of wild horses and burros are chased by helicopters and ripped from their native land in terrifyingly brutal, and often deadly, roundups. After capture, they are corralled in crowded dry lot... Read more »
  • Donald Trump's allies mounting bogus challenges to Georgia voters to suppress midterm turnout
    On August 29, eight cartons of notarized paperwork challenging 25,000 voter registrations were delivered by pro-Donald Trump “election integrity” activists to Gwinnett County’s election offices in suburban Atlanta. They were accompanied by additional paperwork claiming that 15,000 absentee ballots had been illegally mailed to voters before the county’s 2020 presidential... Read more »
  • VideoWhy there have been four straight years of nonstop street protests in Haiti
    A cycle of protests began in Haiti in July 2018, and—despite the pandemic—has carried on since then. The core reason for the protest in 2018 was that in March of that year the government of Venezuela—due to the illegal sanctions imposed by the United States—could no longer ship discounted oil... Read more »
  • Ron DeSantis appointee to manage majority Black county quits after KKK photo emerges
    Gov. Ron DeSantis is facing a scandal as Hurricane Ian approaches Florida."Gadsden County religious leaders are demanding a local commissioner and Gov. Ron DeSantis 'come forward' to address allegations that the commissioner resigned last Friday after a photo surfaced purportedly showing him wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood... Read more »
  • DOJ needs more time to secure document-sorting vendor because none want to work for Donald Trump
    The United States Department of Justice submitted a brief to United States District Judge Raymond Dearie – the special master in the ongoing saga of former President Donald Trump's hoard of top-secret documents at Mar-a-Lago – that it needs more time to procure a third-party vendor to digitize the materials."Plaintiff... Read more »
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  • Fact-Checking Biden’s UN Speech
    On September 21, President Biden addressed the United Nations General Assembly. Taking Territory by Force Biden opened his address by accusing Russia of violating "the core tenets of the United Nations Charter – no more important than the clear prohibition against countries taking the territory of their neighbor by force."... Read more »
  • The Democratic Party, Now the Leading Party of War
    Last May a remarkable column by Stephen Kinzer appeared in the Boston Globe. It was headlined: "Republicans Return To Their Roots As The Antiwar Party." More significantly, the subheading ran: "Since the Vietnam era, Americans have come to expect antiwar rhetoric from liberal Democrats. Cancel that." It began: "With Americans... Read more »
  • Suppression of Contrarian Voices
    In the US, we proudly point to the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights that was adopted in 1791: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of... Read more »
  • Russia’s Evolving Attitude Toward the War
    As early as the end of April, Russia’s view of the war may already have begun evolving from seeing it as a regional war to seeing it as a wider war with the US and NATO. At that time, the voracious provision of weapons combined with training and real-time intelligence... Read more »
  • The New York Times on Ukraine: Vietnam Déjà Vu
    The New York Times is going full-bore for war in Ukraine. It is difficult to explain the yellow journalism, but the so-called "paper of record" did the same thing on Vietnam (see below). In other words, the Gray Lady is whoring again. It may be, as some allege, that the... Read more »
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  • Leicester is not in India: Hindutva in India and beyond
    Call it a taste of India.  Specifically Modi ruled India.  On the evening of Saturday, September 17 a mob of about 300 masked and balaclava wearing young Hindu men went on a  violent rampage  on the streets of Leicester, United Kingdom.  They were armed with sticks and bats.  As they... Read more »
  • Unravel the 8 year Ukraine War and USA’s Homicidal Pursuit of Dominion, that Sabotages us all to Rule. Let us Mature to Mutual Sustainable World.
    Our pro Kyiv/USA propaganda needs to stop, we need to hear and stand with Ukrainian people on both sides of the post 2014 coup’s disastrous pursuit through their anti ethnic laws and violence this division of Ukraine’s peoples into a terrible 8 year war divide, especially the Donbas people whom... Read more »
  • What I Learned About Governments by Reading Classified Documents
    Donald Trump’s illegal retention of classified U.S. government records reminded me that I have been reading these kinds of sensitive official files after their declassification―and learning from them―for decades. The reason is that I am a scholar of international history and, in this connection, have drawn upon such material in... Read more »
  • Why Should War Criminals Operate with Impunity?
    The issue of alleged Russian war crimes in Ukraine highlights the decades-long reluctance of today’s major military powers to support the International Criminal Court. In 1998, the International Criminal Court (ICC) was established by an international treaty, the Rome Statute.  Coming into force in 2002 and with 123 nations now... Read more »
  • Mercenaries Today: The Wagner Group
    For many years, substantial military operations have been conducted by mercenaries, ranging from professional soldiers hired to fight wars for European potentates in the 14th century to the combat forces of Blackwater, a private company employed by the U.S. government to undertake violent activities in the “War on Terror” of... Read more »