Escaping the Running Dogs 2

  • Maya Angelou, the Quarter and Real Change
    Kali Holloway said today, "I suspect that Dr. Angelou, an outspoken activist for the liberation of black folks, would question her placement on the same coin as a man who stole even the teeth of those he enslaved. I believe she would recognize the irony of America’s willingness to put... Read more »
  • VideoMartin Luther King’s Call for a “Radical Revolution of Values”
    "True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar," Martin Luther King Jr. said in a speech given in New York one year before his assassination. "It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on... Read more »
  • Organizations Call for Elimination of “Launch on Warning” Land-Based Nuclear Missiles
    The statement, titled “A Call to Eliminate ICBMs,” warns that “intercontinental ballistic missiles are uniquely dangerous, greatly increasing the chances that a false alarm or miscalculation will result in nuclear war.” The organizations urged the U.S. government to “shut down the 400 ICBMs now in underground silos that are scattered... Read more »
  • Guantánamo Prison: 20 Years, Biden “Must Uphold His Commitment” to Close it
    Amnesty International recently released a statement: “This is an anniversary that should never have been reached. Since the Bush administration, there has been agreement among national security experts and across the political spectrum that the Guantánamo prison -- a notorious site of torture and unjustifiable indefinite detention -- should be... Read more »
  • Santa Cruz Threatens to Evict Food Not Bombs
    In the latest of a series of restrictions on people giving out free meals, the city government of Santa Cruz is targeting the group Food Not Bombs for eviction on Tuesday The post Santa Cruz Threatens to Evict Food Not Bombs appeared first on Read more »

    George Monbiot

  • Don’t Move, Don’t Stop
    The Police Bill would criminalise an entire minority: it’s as if nothing has been learnt from the 20th Century. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 12th January 2022 At last, we are waking up to the astonishingly oppressive measures in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, intended to... Read more »
  • VideoLosing It
    Faced with the gathering collapse of the biosphere, and governments’ refusal to take the necessary action, how do we stop ourselves from falling apart? By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 4th January 2022 No wonder journalists have slated it. They’ve produced a hundred excuses not to watch the climate... Read more »
  • Fishy Business
    The ease with which I registered my dead goldfish as a waste disposer shows how total regulatory collapse has opened the door to organised crime. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 24th December 2021 It’s a tragic story, with a happy ending. Until I was seven, I had a... Read more »
  • What a Carve Up
    Border walls are as harmful to ecology as they are to humanity. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 15th December 2021 This is the century in which humanitarian and environmental disasters converge. Climate breakdown has driven many millions from their homes, and is likely to evict hundreds of millions... Read more »
  • This is the Moment
    At extraordinary speed, the government is shutting down crucial political freedoms. We must resist while we still can. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 8th December 2021. Whenever you watch a documentary about a dictator’s path to power, there comes a moment when you think: “Why didn’t people do... Read more »


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  • VideoTrump feels 'betrayed' by DeSantis after singlehandedly creating his political rise: NYT reporter
    On Monday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," New York Times reporter Jonathan Martin broke down the implications of his story that former President Donald Trump is turning on Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) over his apparent unwillingness to step aside for him in a presidential contest."I think the last five years of... Read more »
  • Trump uses official presidential seal to promote his newly renovated golf course
    The Office of Former President Donald Trump on Monday pushed out promotional materials for his Florida golf course.The former president's office is granted $1 million annually to navigate anything necessary to run an office for a former president. Generally, however, tax-payer funded operations aren't used to promote personal money-making schemes."I... Read more »
  • Republicans try to claim MLK as an ally — but if he were here, they'd despise him
    Books possess great power. Those who own only a few, yet return to them like old friends for wisdom, comfort and knowledge, or to revisit a special memory, know this to be true. Those of us who have many books — who read and and reread them and carefully compile... Read more »
  • Why did a Democratic AG kill the Flint water RICO case?
    Prosecutors investigating Flint's contaminated water crisis were pursuing a racketeering case against public officials whose austerity-driven policies caused the health catastrophe, but after newly elected Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel took over in 2019, those charges were dropped.That's according to investigative journalist Jordan Chariton and Pulitzer prize-winning reporter Charlie LeDuff's... Read more »
  • Sinema's MLK Day tweet sparks online fury
    Sen. Kyrsten Sinema set off a flurry of furious condemnation Monday with a tweet to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day just days after she helped sink Democratic Party hopes to pass voting rights legislation.The tweet by the corporate Democrat from Arizona, stating that "today we remember the life and... Read more »
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  • Biden Should Declare NATO Membership Closed
    In 2014, when Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to a U.S.-backed coup that ousted a pro-Russian regime in Kyiv by occupying Crimea, President Barack Obama did nothing. When Putin aided secessionists in the Donbass in seizing Luhansk and Donetsk, once again, Obama did nothing. Why did we not come to... Read more »
  • Joe Biden: Strike Three!
    When Joe Biden came to office a year ago, there were a number of easy foreign policy victories he could have quickly claimed. He claimed none of them. Cuba In Cuba, all Biden had to do was keep his promise. While campaigning to be president, Biden said that he would “promptly reverse... Read more »
  • AOC Needs To Go Beyond Words and Take Real Steps To End War
    On Friday, January 14, about thirty members of a coalition of American and International antiwar and human rights activists gathered for a rally and demonstration at the Queens, New York, District office of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demanding that she sponsor legislation to finally end US support for the Saudi war... Read more »
  • Washington’s Bi-Partisan Russia-Bashers Are Determined To Start a War
    Russia-bashing is a bi-partisan activity in Washington. Both parties think it makes them look “tough” and “pro-America.” But while Republican and Democrat politicians continue to one-up each other on “risk-free” threats to Russia, they are increasingly risking a devastating nuclear war. It’s all fun and games until the missiles start... Read more »
  • An Increasingly Ominous Response to the January 6 Riot
    Earlier this month, the country marked the one-year anniversary of the storming of the Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. For one faction in America’s increasingly polarized political system, however, it was not enough to castigate the rioters for their disgraceful, indefensible conduct. It was not even enough to... Read more »


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    Craig Murray

  • What Kazakhstan Isn’t
    Knowledge of Kazakhstan in the West is extremely slim, particularly among western media, and many responses to events there have been wildly off-beam. The narrative on the right is that Putin is looking to annex Kazakhstan, or at least the majority ethnic Russian areas in the north. This is utter... Read more »
  • Your Man in Saughton Jail Part 1
    In my second week in Saughton jail, a prisoner pushed open the door of my cell and entered during the half hour period when we were unlocked to shower and use the hall telephone in the morning. I very much disliked the intrusion, and there was something in the attitude... Read more »
  • Liz Truss and the Booze
    UPDATE It appears that the Guardian article on which this comment is based is factually incorrect on the price of the wine (the Guardian said the price was per bottle, which now seems to be untrue) and on the amount of gin (the Guardian says 2 bottles – as had... Read more »
  • Protecting the Nazis: The Extraordinary Vote of Ukraine and the USA
    This is verbatim from the official report of the UN General Assembly plenary of 16 December 2021: The Assembly next took up the report on “Elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance”, containing two draft resolutions. By a recorded vote of 130 in favour to 2 against (Ukraine,... Read more »
  • The Mind Numbing Hypocrisy of the Supreme Court
    In July, the Supreme Court refused to hear my appeal against eight months imprisonment for Contempt of Court by the High Court of Edinburgh. And yet yesterday they issued a judgment stating in the strongest possible terms that there should be a right of appeal in Contempt of Court cases.... Read more »


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  • Amazon sued over tornado-hit warehouse deaths
    Amazon is being sued by the family of a delivery driver who was killed last month when one of its Illinois warehouses was destroyed by a tornado, with the family accusing the company of placing profits over people. Read Full Article at Read more »
  • UK sends ‘defensive weapons’ to Ukraine
    The United Kingdom has begun sending light arms to Ukraine, Britain’s top military official said, though he claimed the weapons “pose no threat to Russia” after repeated allegations that Moscow is planning to invade its neighbour. Read Full Article at Read more »
  • Court to decide if Norway’s deadliest killer should be released
    A parole hearing for Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik is set to take place this week, more than ten years after he killed 77 people and injured hundreds more in Norway’s deadliest attack since World War II. Read Full Article at Read more »
  • WhatsApp helps US govt spy on users, no questions asked
    WhatsApp was ordered by a US government agency to spy on several foreign nationals, even though the agency had no evidence the users had committed a crime or even knew their names. Read Full Article at Read more »
  • Israel finds 4 Covid vaccine jabs ‘not good enough’ against Omicron
    A fourth dose of coronavirus vaccine showed dwindling effectiveness against the Omicron variant, according to a trial conducted in Israel, with one its lead researchers saying the immunization is simply “not good enough.” Read Full Article at Read more »

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    Articles – Mark Curtis

  • Secret ‘CIA-funded’ group linked to UK ministers
    By Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 9 December 2021 Two current ministers and two recent justice ministers have been funded by an opaque transatlantic right-wing group which includes members of the intelligence community. Declassified finds eight current Conservative parliamentarians are associated with the organisation. The group, known as... Read more »
  • Assange judge is 40 year ‘good friend’ of minister who orchestrated his arrest
    By Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 2 December 2021 Julian Assange’s fate lies in the hands of an appeal judge who is a close friend of Sir Alan Duncan – the former foreign minister who called Assange a “miserable little worm” in parliament. Lord Chief Justice Ian Burnett,... Read more »
  • VideoConservative bars investigative journalist from party conference
    By Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 1 October 2021 The Conservative Party has refused to grant investigative media outlet Declassified UK access to its annual conference, which will hold a session titled “Is free speech in peril?” Declassified’s chief reporter Phil Miller will not be allowed into the ruling party’s gathering when... Read more »
  • Britain supported Pakistan as it helped the Taliban kill UK troops
    By Matt Kennard and Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 9 September 2021 Britain has long trained and supported Pakistan’s military intelligence establishment despite Islamabad aiding Taliban operations in Afghanistan – where 457 British soldiers were killed Last week, British foreign secretary Dominic Raab made his first trip to Pakistan after the botched withdrawal... Read more »
  • Four failed wars must finally force the UK to adopt an ethical foreign policy
    By Phil Miller and Mark Curtis, Declassified UK, 25 August 2021 Britain’s regime change operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria have been catastrophic. A key reason is that UK policy has no moral consistency — friends and enemies are interchangeable over time, based purely on short-term pragmatism and rarely... Read more »

    Pew Research Center – U.S. Politics & Policy

  • Appendix B: Typology group creation and analysis
    The 2021 political typology divides the public into nine groups. The assignment of individuals to one of the nine groups is based on their responses to 27 questions about social and political values. The table below lists the items used in the construction of the typology groups. Items included in... Read more »
  • 8. Outsider Left
    Young, liberal, discontented Democrats Outsider Left are the youngest typology group, making up 10% of the public. Holding liberal views on most issues and overwhelmingly voting Democratic, they aren’t particularly enamored with the Democratic Party – though they have deeply negative views of the GOP. Nearly half of Outsider Left... Read more »
  • 5. Populist Right
    Immigration hard-liners with critical views of the economic system Very conservative and overwhelmingly Republican, Populist Right hold highly restrictive views about immigration policy and are very critical of government. But, in contrast to other parts of the GOP coalition, their criticism extends well beyond government to views of big business... Read more »
  • 7. Stressed Sideliners
    Mixed political views, low interest in politics Stressed Sideliners are generally disconnected from politics and the two major parties, voting at lower rates than most other typology groups. Although Stressed Sideliners make up 15% of American adults, they were just 10% of 2020 voters due to their relatively low turnout... Read more »
  • 6. Ambivalent Right
    Young and politically cross-pressured: Conservative on economics and issues of race and gender, less so on immigration, social issues On issues ranging from the size of the federal government to views about business, gender and race, Ambivalent Right hold many views that are largely consistent with core conservative values. Yet... Read more »


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    KPFA - Against the Grain

  • mp3The Politics of Gender Variability
    The experience of trans people has burst into the mainstream in the last decade, although the struggles of gender variant people are nothing new. Jack Halberstam talks about the politics of categorization, generational differences, radical vs. single-issue politics, and anti-trans feminism. (Encore presentation). Resources: Jack Halberstam, Trans* A Quick and... Read more »
  • mp3Making the Internet Unequal
    In its early days, the internet appeared to hold the promise of a new form of communication not driven by the profit motive. Yet the sordid state of the internet today was not inevitable, according to scholar Jessa Lingel. Instead, she argues, a process took place — similar to the... Read more »
  • mp3Cuban Socialist Ideology
    How does political ideology work in Cuba? What is ideology anyway? Katherine Gordy [1] argues that socialist ideology in Cuba, far from constituting a static, abstract canon of beliefs, is practiced and produced by people at all levels of Cuban society. She also comments on Fidel Castro’s espousal of Marxism... Read more »
  • mp3The Decline of Great Powers
    Great powers rise and fall. But when their power wanes, as Britain’s did in the early 20th century and the U.S. is arguably waning now, who shoulders the costs of their decline? Is it elites or those on the bottom? Sociologist Richard Lachmann, who died in September, discusses what the... Read more »
  • mp3Victory at the Zad
    A protracted but determined struggle to defeat an airport construction project produced an extraordinary victory. In the face of brutal police repression, Isabelle Fremeaux, Jay Jordan, and others created an autonomous zone and prevented the construction of a massive international airport on 4,000 acres of fields, forest, and wetlands in... Read more »


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  • Thousands stranded at airports in Christmas holiday travel nightmare
    Dozens of flights have been canceled across the US on Christmas Eve due to Covid staff shortages with thousands of passengers stuck at the airports and others forced to cancel holidays altogether. Read Full Article at Read more »
  • US congresswoman carjacked at gunpoint
    A Democrat member of the US Congress was carjacked and robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight in South Philadelphia. Representative Mary Gay Scanlon (D-Pennsylvania) was not physically harmed, but her car and possessions were taken. Read Full Article at Read more »
  • Amazon limits Covid test kit purchases amid Omicron wave
    Amazon has announced a limit to the number of at-home Covid test kits per customer as demand surges amid a rise in cases since the discovery of the Omicron variant. Walgreens and CVS also introduced purchase limits. Read Full Article at Read more »
  • After Trump’s move, White House says Biden to speak on Jan 6
    President Joe Biden will make a public statement on the anniversary of the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, the White House said. This comes after former President Donald Trump said he would hold a public event on that day. Read Full Article at Read more »
  • First Covid-19 pill treatment approved for emergency use in US
    Pfizer’s Paxlovid tablets against Covid have been given emergency use authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The first pill treatment of this kind, it can be prescribed to high-risk patients aged 12 and older. Read Full Article at Read more »

    RT UK News

  • Brits using Covid ‘as weapon’ against police – report
    Assaults on UK officers hit around 80 per day in early 2021, statistics released by the PA news agency found, with police warning that Covid was used “as a weapon” by spitting at constables. Read Full Article at Read more »
  • Britons reveal which views they are afraid to express
    Most Britons are sometimes afraid to express their political or social views for fear of a negative response, though two-thirds are still unaware what the phrase “cancel culture” means, a new poll from YouGov has revealed. Read Full Article at Read more »
  • London Tube faces longest strike ever
    London Underground is facing the longest strike in the rail service’s history, with the train drivers’ union planning staff walkouts every weekend until summer 2022. Read Full Article at Read more »
  • English kids to receive life-changing treatment in European first
    The NHS is set to provide children in England with life-changing treatment for peanut allergies in a European first after the UK’s medical service signed a deal for the “pioneering” oral medication after a successful study. Read Full Article at Read more »
  • Former PM Blair backtracks on ‘idiots’ remark toward unvaxxed
    Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has said he was “a little too undiplomatic” when he described Britain’s unvaccinated as “idiots” who put unnecessary strain on the NHS with their “irresponsible” decision not to get vaccinated. Read Full Article at Read more »


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    Citizen Truth

  • Ecuador’s Neoliberal Government Announces State Emergency to Impose Austerity
    This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Vijay Prashad and Taroa Zuniga Silva Click here to download the Spanish translation of this article. (Haga clic aquí para descargar la traducción al español de este artículo.) On October 18, 2021, Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso declared a state of emergency for 60 days. This declaration... Read more »
  • Despite Cutbacks, ExxonMobil Continues to Fund Climate Science Denial
    This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Elliott Negin ExxonMobil has spent more than $39 million to manufacture doubt about climate science. In a secret video recording made public in late June, a top ExxonMobil lobbyist—Keith McCoy, who was fired soon afterward—not only conceded that the oil giant’s support for... Read more »
  • Why Julian Assange’s Inhumane Prosecution Imperils Justice for Us All
    This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by John Pilger Click here to download the Spanish translation of this article. (Haga clic aquí para descargar la traducción al español de este artículo.) When I first saw Julian Assange in Belmarsh prison, in 2019, shortly after he had been dragged from his refuge... Read more »
  • Despite Pledge, Biden Leaves Tap Open, Approving Billions in Arms Deals to Saudi Arabia
    This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Guest Post A new MintPress News study based on Dept. of Defense documents can reveal that U.S. weapons manufacturers have sold well in excess of $28.3 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia since the Yemen War began, including 20 separate... Read more »
  • One Free Democratic Palestine With Miko Peled
    This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Guest Post Miko Peled is considered by many to be one of the clearest voices calling for justice in Palestine, support of the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) and the creation of a single democracy with equal rights... Read more »


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    Institute for Policy Studies

  • Student Debt Cancellation is a Racial Justice Issue
    Presidential executive action to cancel up to $50,000 in student debts would increase Black wealth by 40 percent. The post Student Debt Cancellation is a Racial Justice Issue appeared first on Institute for Policy Studies.... Read more »
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Internationalist
    King looked beyond our borders — not only at injustice, but how people worked together to end it. It’s an example we need today. The post Martin Luther King, Jr., Internationalist appeared first on Institute for Policy Studies.... Read more »
  • Dr. King Remained Hopeful. So Can We.
    King’s “Testament of Hope” sounds as relevant today as the day it was published. The post Dr. King Remained Hopeful. So Can We. appeared first on Institute for Policy Studies.... Read more »
  • VideoProtests at the Pump
    Even small increases in the price of gas can generate protests, like in Kazakhstan. But actually, we're not paying anywhere near enough for gas. The post Protests at the Pump appeared first on Institute for Policy Studies.... Read more »
  • College Football Coaches Making $25,000 a Day? Let’s Sideline This Lunacy!
    The gridiron game has a penalty for illegal holding. We need one for hoarding. The post College Football Coaches Making $25,000 a Day? Let’s Sideline This Lunacy! appeared first on Institute for Policy Studies.... Read more »


  • mp3Pardiss Kebriaei on Guantánamo Prisoners
    We are a long way from understanding the full meaning of Guantánamo. But we can get the remaining detainees out. The post Pardiss Kebriaei on Guantánamo Prisoners appeared first on FAIR.... Read more »
  • mp3Craig Aaron on Local Journalism, Barbara Briggs on Workplace Disasters
    The loss of an information source—a particular place for debate, for conversation, on issues relevant to you—is incalculable, but very real.  The post Craig Aaron on Local Journalism, Barbara Briggs on Workplace Disasters appeared first on FAIR.... Read more »
  • VideoBeijing’s Movie War Propaganda—and Washington’s
    Each aspect of Chinese propaganda complained about in Battle at Lake Changjin is routinely employed by US media, and have been for years. The post Beijing’s Movie War Propaganda—and Washington’s appeared first on FAIR.... Read more »
  • mp3Best of CounterSpin 2021
    This annual round-up reflects all the conversations we hope have offered a voice that might help you interpret the news you read. The post Best of CounterSpin 2021 appeared first on FAIR.... Read more »
  • mp3Suyapa Portillo Villeda on Honduran Election
    This week on CounterSpin, we talk about the recent Honduran election and signs of hard-won hope in that country. The post Suyapa Portillo Villeda on Honduran Election appeared first on FAIR.... Read more »