Who’s Zoomin’ Who?

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?

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WILLY-NILLY, I KID YOU, NOT

So it was 'on all sides', he said, but no-one believed him. I mean you can't smell roses when you're standing in shit, can you? Then, amid much clamour even he said what everyone expected but then, straightaway, the jackboot shuffle and it was his way or the highway, willy-nilly.

Now Imagine They’re Syrian

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

Native American Activist Winona LaDuke at Standing Rock: It’s Time to Move On from Fossil Fuels

 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

Land of the Free

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