Some Trump apologists are putting forward the notion his motives are entirely Machiavellian in his efforts to promote peace like the ‘peace’ achieved by being duped by Kim Jong Un of DPRK, Netanyahu of Israel, Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud of Saudi Arabia and Assad of Syria. Some, recalling the living, waking terror of nuclear…Read more Who’s Zoomin’ Who?
First, let me beg your indulgence. Let me recall the words of Matthew McConaughey as public defender, Jake Brigance in the 1996 movie, A Time to Kill, when, defending Samuel Jackson, the vengeful father in his murder trial, he said, 'now imagine she's white.' Irish people felt that about British justice in the past and,…Read more Now Imagine They’re Syrian
Winona LaDuke spells it out, uncompromisingly September 12, 2016 Winona LaDukelongtime Native American activist and executive director of the group Honor the Earth. While Democracy Now! was covering the Standing Rock standoff earlier this month, we spoke to Winona LaDuke, longtime Native American activist and executive director of the group Honor the Earth. She lives…Read more Native American Activist Winona LaDuke at Standing Rock: It’s Time to Move On from Fossil Fuels
North Dakota Wants to Arrest Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman for Engaging in Journalism . The independent journalist was documenting private security personnel using dogs to attack Native Americans activists. By John Nichols Amy Goodman receives the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the alternative Nobel Prize, from Johan von Uexkull in Stockholm, December 8, 2008. (Reuters…Read more Land of the Free
Pic: Mike McQuade for BuzzFeed News A parallel legal universe, open only to corporations and largely invisible to everyone else, helps executives convicted of crimes escape punishment. Part one of a BuzzFeed News investigation. Chris Hamby BuzzFeed News Reporter posted on Aug. 28, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. Imagine a private, global super court that empowers…Read more
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/17/britain-spend-billions-trident-government-cyber-attack?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Scots comedian, Frankie Boyle takes an hilarious, if chilling, swipe at the UK's nuclear defence ambitions Persuading Britain to spend billions on Trident is like convincing a tramp to buy a bazooka Frankie Boyle The government insists we are prepared for cyber attack – but to be honest we’re rarely prepared for snow in…Read more Persuading Britain to spend billions on Trident is like convincing a tramp to buy a bazooka
Sean McBride was a revolutionary, an international jurist, a Government Minister, a founder member of Amnesty International and the European Court of Human Rights. As a UN Commissioner of Namibia, he was a very vocal opponent of apartheid in South Africa. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1974, as a man who "mobilised…Read more Sean McBride – Admiration