My views on history & current events
Podcast: What’s the Ukraine crisis really about?
Dee Knight spoke January 26, 2022, on Sputnik Radio about the war hysteria focused on Ukraine. What's it about?
Stripping away the lies: US & Russian Threats Over Ukraine
Threats and counter-threats flying between Washington and Moscow over Ukraine have caused a flurry of fear and confusion.
Excerpt from My Whirlwind Lives
I phoned home, in 1968 to tell my parents I had left college to try and end the war. My mother said she hoped I would not get in trouble.
Press Release: My Whirlwind Lives
Non fiction | Political Manifesto | Guernica World Editions | Canada: University of Toronto Press | US: Independent Publishers Group
“Democracy” as a Weapon
U.S. media and politicians use “democracy” as cover for non-stop efforts to discredit, disrupt and overthrow popular revolutions everywhere.
“Summit for Democracy:” The Peak of Hypocrisy
President Biden’s December 9-10 “Summit for Democracy” has already stirred up a storm, predictably enough.
Summit: “Low Expectations” and “Lower Temperature,” But “No Illusions”
“Our responsibility… is to ensure that the competition between our countries does not veer into conflict, whether intended or unintended.”
Book Review: “Capitalism on a Ventilator: Impact of COVID-19, China & US”
"Capitalism on a Ventilator" compares the impact of COVID-19 in China and the U.S., discussing a global choice: cooperation vs. competition.
Does China’s Rise Really Threaten the U.S.?
President Biden is trying to harness the G7 and NATO to isolate China, and Congress is fast-tracking bills to counter China’s Belt and Road Initiative and punish China for alleged human rights violations.
Responses to my forthcoming memoir and manifesto – My Whirlwind Lives
By Medea Benjamin, CodePink; Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist; Gerry Condon, Vietnam era GI resister and former pres. of Veterans For Peace.
Denouncing Sinophobia, the New Cold War, and Anti-Asian Hate
There have been more than 3,800 reported anti-Asian hate incidents in the US since the start of the pandemic, according to Stop AAPI Hate.
Afterword to “My Whirlwind Lives: Navigating Decades of Storms”
The status quo has depended on economic stability -- ever more fragile -- but also on effective repression and people's passivity.
Introducing my new book: My Whirlwind Lives
You could feel the storm brewing. Something was “blowin” in the wind. But it was a whirlwind. My forthcoming memoir on navigating the storms.
The Battle to Protect and Expand Democracy
The constant charges of “voter fraud” – really a campaign of attempted suppression of Black voters – hearken back to the Jim Crow era.
New Life in Canada (My Whirlwind Lives, Chapter 3 preview)
The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel was my departure point in August of 1968. I hitched a ride with a friend after the convention meltdown in Chicago.
The Socialist Anti-War Tradition: Leading the Fight Against War and Imperialism
We are challenged not merely to avoid falling for official lies, but to actively organize our class to stop the war machine.
Up from the Ashes: New and Powerful Possibilities
The pandemic has changed everything ... Solidarity is making a comeback. Some is real, and then there’s the congressional version.
Huge NY State Tenants Rights Victory: How It Happened
The rent reform legislation that passed the NY State Assembly and Senate was a major victory for millions of tenants across the state.