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Just in Time for the New Cold War, New Nuclear Weapons!

John LaForge provides a field guide to the US’s nuclear arsenal. A Writer Who Shook the World: P. Sainath on John Reed and the Russian Revolution. Who’s Afraid of AMLO: Mexico’s Big Elections by Kent Paterson; The President and the Porn Star by Ruth Fowler; The FBI at Work by Paul Krassner; Back to Trickle-Down Economics by Pete Dolack; The Working Poor by Daniel Raventos and Julie Wark; 1968: the Year of Youth by Laura Carlsen; Badge of Impunity by Jeffrey St. Clair; MSNBC’s Progressive Bot-ulism by Chris Floyd; Appalachia, Say You Will by Lee Ballinger; Through the Eyes of Steven Soderbergh by Ed Leer

In Middle East Wars It Pays to be Skeptical

During the bombing of Baghdad in January 1991 I went with other journalists on a government-organized trip to what they claimed was the remains of a baby milk plant at Abu Ghraib which the US had just destroyed, saying that it was really a biological warfare facility. Walking around the wreckage, I found a smashed-up desk with letters showing that the plant had indeed been producing “infant formula” milk powder. It had not been very successful in doing so, since much of the correspondence was about its financial and production problems and how they might best be resolved. It did not seem likely that the Iraqi government could have fabricated this evidence, though it was conceivable that in some part of the plant, which I did see, they might have been manufacturing biological weapons (BW). More

Just When You Thought “Russiagate” Couldn’t Get Any Sillier …

April 20 is cannabis culture’s high holiday, and  the Democratic National Committee celebrated it with fervor this year: Blaze up, get silly, file a bizarre lawsuit accusing the Russian government, Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, and transparency activist group WikiLeaks of conspiring to steal an election. More

Ruling Class Operatives Say the Darndest Things: On Devils Known and Not

Comey is rightly offended by a president who “treats women like they’re pieces of meat.”  How does he feel about presidents who turn millions of women, girls, boys, and men into corpses, cripples, and refugees in the endless pursuit of U.S. global dominance – this while serving the corporate and financial oligarchy at home, also sold as “freedom” and “democracy”? More

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