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The Democrats and the War Machine

Paul Street on how the Democrats have abetted Trump’s aggression against Iran and Venezuela, TJ Coles on how war fuels modern slavery and Dan Glazebrook on the dismal state of Libya seven years after HRC and Obama’s coup. The Great Disappearance: John Davis on the extinction crisis. Mark Taylor on the death penalty and the mentally ill. Laura Carlsen on the political forces driving the war on drugs. Chris Floyd on impeachment. Pete Dolack on capitalism’s addiction to growth. Jeffrey St. Clair on grizzlies. Jennifer Matsui on mass surveillance and the Olympics. Elizabeth Lennard on the Venice Biennale. And much more…

Instigators of a Persian Gulf Crisis

Recent weeks have seen tensions between the United States and Iran soar, initially after a May 2019 incident in which four commercial vessels were struck in the Gulf of Oman (two Saudi oil tankers, one Norwegian and an Emirati ship), ebb thereafter and escalate yet again when a similar attack took place a month later on the Japanese Kokuka Courageous and Norwegian Front Altair tankers, also in the Gulf of Oman. More

Hopeful Things

Abandoning religion wasn’t at all hard. I forgot the feasts, the priests, the dutiful drones, and the money-worshipping hordes of hypocrites that turned up and tuned out every Sunday, just as they had forgotten the Gospels and their communist implications – if ever they had read them. The decision to leave was political, not spiritual: More

Eve of Destruction: Iran Strikes Back

It was a helluva week on the Iran front. It started with attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on June 13th and ended with Donald Trump ordering, and then calling off, a military attack on Iran on June 20-21. How we got from beginning to end of that chapter in ongoing US-Iran saga is worth close consideration. More

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