AS STANDING ROCK CAMPS CLEARED OUT, TIGERSWAN EXPANDED SURVEILLANCE TO ARRAY OF PROGRESSIVE CAUSES

Leaked documents and public records reveal a troubling fusion of private security, public law enforcement, and corporate money in the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline.  read more

Trump’s Solar Border Wall Idea Won’t Work in the Real World

Commentary: Pundits reported Tuesday June 6 that Donald Trump, at an Oval Office meeting of high-level Republican leaders, suggested that his proposed border wall incorporate solar panels, the goal being to sell electrical power as a way of funding the Wall's construction. According to Jonathan Swan at Axios, Trump described to assembled Republican Congressional leaders his image…Read more Trump’s Solar Border Wall Idea Won’t Work in the Real World

No Banker Left Behind – Ry Cooder

  I've posted this in response to Robert Okaji's powerful poem, Political Haibun, https://robertokaji.com/2017/06/22/political-haibun/ https://youtu.be/ZXHckAFMzaw   My telephone rang one evening, my buddy called for me Said the bankers are all leavin', you better come round and see It started revelation, they robbed the nation blind, They're all down at the station, no banker left behind.…Read more No Banker Left Behind – Ry Cooder

‘A clear case of suicide.’

A police detective I once knew was asked to investigate a 'suspicious death' in a rural province in Ireland. The body lay, face down, in an abandoned building with a large knife driven so hard through his back, it was embedded in the floor. "It's a clear case of suicide," he joked. The Man Who…Read more ‘A clear case of suicide.’

Standing Rock Documents Expose Inner Workings of “Surveillance-Industrial Complex”

Alleen Brown, Will Parrish, Alice Speri Part 2 of a three part expose of collusion Leaked documents and public records reveal a troubling fusion of private security, public law enforcement, and corporate money in the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline. On a freezing night in November, as police sprayed nonviolent Dakota Access Pipeline opponents…Read more Standing Rock Documents Expose Inner Workings of “Surveillance-Industrial Complex”

Noam Chomsky: Neoliberalism Is Destroying Our Democracy

This a posting of a recent article in The Nation, so I can understand the use of the possessive determiner 'our' but neoliberalism is not just destroying 'your' democracy, it's destroying democracy. How elites on both sides of the political spectrum have undermined our social, political, and environmental commons. By Christopher Lydon read more