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I am a long time antiwar,labor union and community activist/ organizer and a recently retired NYC high school educator. I also taught at Richmond College and at Alternate U (would love to hear from anyone who was there 1968-'70). I've also been published in Black Agenda, the Indypendent, The Nation, Labor Notes, Baltimore Sun, Amsterdam News, Newsday, and other progressive and mainstream venues. And i'm working on a book "MythAmerica".

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Landing of Columbus, From WikimediaPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 11, 2019
Unpacking a World of Myths in "Columbus Discovered America" This is part 1 of a 2-part series debunking the 'Columbus Discovered America' myth that he "discovered" a land that was barely populated, uncivilized and undeveloped, an untamed wilderness despite millions of people already living there for thousands of years. Part 2 debunks the Columbus-as-hero myth through his own words as well as eye witnesses to his genocidal polices, which led to the opening of the African slave trade.
Mi bandera, From FlickrPhotos
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 19, 2019
Venezuela : Another U.S.Coup Attempt--And Why It Failed A first hand account of the day of the failed April 30th coup, how the U.S. is trying to destroy Venezuela through sanctions and the threat of invasion,all aimed at turning the population against the Maduro government--and why this attempt has failed.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 13, 2018
NYC Protest April 15th 2 PM Herald Square--Hands Off Syria! ! Solidarity With Palestine ! NYC Protest U.S. threats to bomb Syria Sunday April 15th, 2 pm Herald Square, also in other cities around the country
Cupolas of St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, From GoogleImages
(72 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 23, 2018
Why Russia-gate : The 3 Main Agendas Driving The Anti-Russia/Putin Crusade This article lays out the 3 main agendas driving Russia-gate, the claim that Russia put Trump in the White house: 1. Russia as a scapegoat for dem's 2016 defeat 2. Russia-gate as the cover and pretext for the suppression of dissent--the new McCarthyism 3. Most fundamentally,Russia-gate as a full spectrum propaganda campaign prepping public opinion for military conflict with Russia--the essence of it.
CCCP (Soviet) poster, 1963, From FlickrPhotos
(27 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Raise Your Hand If You Think We Should Go To War With Russia The American people are being subject to the most intense full-spectrum anti-Russia propaganda campaign since the promotion of lies about WMD's in Iraq. Mainstream media like the NY Times and Washington Post are again playing major roles in manufacturing consent, prepping the public to accept and support military conflict with Russia. The 6/11 front page Sunday Times article marks a new escalation in this effort.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 29, 2016
On the 240-Year Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence: WOULD SLAVERY HAVE ENDED SOONER IF THE BRITS HAD WON? Historians have long grappled with the contradiction of a revolution under the banner of "All men are created equal" being largely led by slave owners. Once free of England, the U.S. grew to be the largest slave-owning republic in history. But could a British victory have paradoxically ended slavery sooner? Would they have been able to restore slavery after freeing thousands of slaves to fight with them?