My views on history & current events
Attacking China’s record on managing the Covid pandemic seems like a bad choice. While the recent protests do highlight people’s frustrations, the small size of the protests would suggest the general attitude of the majority has not changed much from a year ago: strong trust in their government.
US sanctions on more than 40 countries are a “wrecking ball.” But they’re also a boomerang that is devastating Europe, and rapidly surging into the lives of people at home. High prices for gasoline, food and other necessities are the tip of an iceberg, or the headwinds of a hurricane. Much worse is headed our way. We need this book to understand what’s coming and get ready. We need the explanations and background, to really understand what’s happening, and we need the “Sanctions Kill Toolkit.”
There’s a trust problem for the U.S. at all these global conferences. “Joe Biden comes to COP27 and makes new promises. He’s like a salesman selling goods with endless small print.” In Cambodia, “ASEAN leaders reiterated their strong ties with Beijing and issued a statement supporting One China, opposing independence for Taiwan.” And in Indonesia, the U.S. finds the G20 to be “a symbol of the transformation from the West having the only say to common governance across the globe…"
"We felt... the full weight of the catastrophe unfolding before us. The world was in flames,… Vietnam bearing the brunt and racism at home paralleling most of the horrors visited upon the third world. Human existence itself seemed in grave doubt as...the world raced toward oblivion.... It was up to us to rescue everyone…”
The US/NATO confrontation with Russia in Ukraine is achieving just the opposite of America’s aim of preventing China, Russia and their allies from acting independently of U.S. control over their trade and investment policy… the Biden Administration’s plan was to split Russia away from China and then cripple China’s own military and economic viability. But the effect of American diplomacy has been to drive Russia and China together, joining with Iran, India and other allies.
Two friends I’ve never met in person but feel I’ve known for decades, wrote of their own experiences of resistance,...
The launch event for My Whirlwind Lives was great fun. I chatted for about an hour with Danny Haiphong of Black...
Ukraine’s current leadership and its U.S./NATO backers would like to avoid a settlement that reflects the demographic and historical reality of the country. But this is precisely one key issue that should guide negotiations for a peace agreement. A peace agreement reflecting Russia’s legitimate concerns (voiced for many months and years) would establish a viable basis of cooperation by Russia with Ukraine and with Europe.
This political journey would go from marching to exile; from exile to organizing resistance to the draft to organizing draft resisters in Canada and Europe... a personal testimony from a human who has dedicated his life to a more just world.
We launched My Whirlwind Lives May 26 at People's Forum – really good and really fun! Click here to watch &...
As US State Department scrambles to avoid embarrassment at Summit for the Americas in LA, the People’s Summit for Democracy at same time and place has support of 200+ groups
By Richard Lemm Dee Knight’s “political memoir and manifesto” My Whirlwind Lives, with a central focus on the long...
Stone and Kuznick have teamed up to effectively challenge the “official story,” with a clear, comprehensive and accurate rendering of the rise and fall of the U.S. empire.