Open Thread: Stop the US War against Syria and Iran
there is still time for the American people to speak up, protest, phone Congress and voice our anger at the idea of waging yet another gratuitous war in the Mideast - this one against nuclear-armed Russia, a country that will certainly protect both Syria and Iran in any bombing campaign.
Friday, December 22, 2017(61 comments)
What We Can Do Now
Where is the revolution? Where is the outrage and disgust with what the United States has become and what domestic and global horrors are being legislated in our names and inflicted upon us daily ? What can we do about it that will not land us in prison? Here are a few thoughts:
688 New York City Firefighters
343 NYC firefighters died in the trade towers. Another 345 first responders have died of cancer prematurely. 16 years later there is still no justice for those men.
Saturday, September 2, 2017(24 comments)
CIA Whistleblower Risks All to Expose the Shadow Government
Video of speech by former CIA agent, Kevin Shipp. An unforgettable speech that every American should hear. A detailed analysis of the vast intelligence and surveillance complex and the role of each agency in controlling both government and our individual lives. Kevin Shipp is the author of the book, From the Company of Shadows, in print and available at amazon and book stores. click here
Thursday, January 26, 2017(2 comments)
The Netherlands welcomes Trump in his own words (satire)
The Netherlands welcomes Trump in his own words (satire)......... because we could all use a good laugh right now. Trump de dump dump Trump de dump dump Trump de dump dump Trump de dump dump Trump de dump dump Trump de dump Trump de dump dump dump Trump de dump dump
We are faced with the choice between "the lying racist misogynist proto-fascist bullshit artist trump or the bloodthirsty corrupt lying militarist phony clinton." Then there is Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein, whose platform articulates every last thing I want to happen in the world
Tuesday, November 1, 2016(47 comments)
The GEMS program is stealing the US election as I write this
New research from Bev Harris of Black Box Voting reveals that "fractionalized voting programs" made by the GEMS program currently programmed into election computers in 27 states and delivered to one centralized computer delivers a pre-programmed percentage of votes to the selected candidates on the ballots, district by district.
Saturday, October 22, 2016(73 comments)
Does A Hillary Presidency Mean Nuclear War with Russia?
The most critical questions in this election were pointedly never asked: Do the candidates seek a war with Russia? From Diana Johnston:" Hillary has big ambitions, which she does not spell out for fear of frightening part of the electorate, but which are perfectly understood by her closest aides and biggest donors. She wants regime change in Russia.
Thursday, October 20, 2016(41 comments)
Yes, Virginia, there is a candidate to vote for...
...without throwing up on the ballot. Dr. Jill Stein reliably advocates for policies that address the needs of American citizens, ending foreign wars and reviving our own economy and the world's. Below is an outline of her policy positions. No, the fat lady has not sung yet. And I have not given up hope for a November surprise.
Saturday, October 15, 2016(31 comments)
RT - The New Media Home of the American Left
Since its early days RT America, which airs from Washington DC and London, has expanded its international news coverage and added nightly programs featuring the refugee progressive journalists from MSNBC, the network that abandoned the progressive format it touted in the Keith Olbermann era.Ed Schulz, Thom Hartman and Chris Hedges air their own regular programs.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016(15 comments)
Ditch the Democrats
Three days after the convention I changed my registration from Democratic to Green. A lifelong D, I didn't vacillate even a little. They crossed a line. Any reader who would like to send a message to the party of war, greed, and corporate dictatorship is welcome to join me. If you care to notify the DNC of your defection to the Green Party, there is a website for that here.
The Election Fraud Resource List - How They Stole it from Bernie
I'm not over it. On behalf of all of us I am outraged, insulted, and furious. I won't rest until there is a massive pitchfork march and a case in the supreme court fighting for a just result. I am still discovering articles on the theft of the Democratic nomination and decided to compile a list.
Sunday, September 20, 2015(2 comments)
Fed Audit Shocker: They Come from Planet Klepto
Published on Sep 14, 2015 19 minute video ...As it turns out, the Federal Reserve never intended to unwind the radical balance sheet expansion it began 7 years ago at all, as one of the central purposes of the Fed programs--aside from enabling broke banks to erect an illusion of solvency big enough to justify bonuses--was to cover up the very Wall Street crimes that caused the meltdown of 2008 in the first place.
The Rule of Law is Dead. Revolt or Expatriate
The United States is so degraded that reform or modification is no longer possible and the present system cannot be salvaged. The only options now available are revolt or exile. If you don't believe that you can survive revolt, then leave - while you still can.
Saturday, November 8, 2014(23 comments)
Gerrymandering us into a Fascist State
The Republican party is a dinosaur that refuses to see that it is extinct and so steals power by nefarious means.With no constituency left anywhere in the nation Rs cannot be elected to any office based on their regressive policies. So they rely on dirty tricks, with gerrymandering the most favored trick of the day.
Who are these people, these monsters who rule the world - and what is their endgame. Are they mutants or is this just what humanity has devolved into. We call them psychopaths and sociopaths, but they are much lower on the scale of depravity Series: Reinventing Government (5 Articles, 13463 views)
Janet Yellen's Federal Reserve Statement -- A Translation
Last Wednesday Fed Chair Yellen made her scheduled press statement after the FOMC meeting. Since the transcript of her statement is impenetrable and sooooo boring, I thought I would paraphrase it for OEN readers -- so that we all know where we stand in the hierarchy of global finance. Series: Satire (2 Articles, 3422 views), The Federal Reserve (3 Articles, 21582 views)
Sunday, March 9, 2014(4 comments)
Radio Free Russia
Over the last decade millions of Americans have increasingly turned to the foreign press to find out what is really going on in the world. And RT – with print and video channels online – has taken a huge chunk of that new audience. Series: Observations on Culture (2 Articles, 4250 views)
Friday, January 3, 2014(12 comments)
A Socialist Looks At "Downton Abbey"
"Downton Abbey" seems to have captured the public's imagination as "Upstairs, Downstairs" did before it. But unlike its predecessor, Downton has sacrificed its dramatic and historical integrity to glitz and profit. What "Downton" could have been -- arguably should have been -- was the story of the earthquakes that shook the British class structure in the twentieth century.It is not that. Series: Observations on Culture (2 Articles, 4250 views)
It's treason. Call it what it is.
The raft of legislation rammed through both houses of Congress since December 31st - with wide majority votes - nullifies every clause in the Bill of Rights. Every senator and congressperson who voted in favor of those bills violated his or her oath of office, the promise to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Congress just replaced the Rule of Law with rule by tyranny. They must all be fired. Series: Civil Liberties (3 Articles, 11409 views)
Sunday, February 26, 2012(53 comments)
A dozen bankers are destroying civilization- and governments don't care
A handful of greedy bankers are intent on destroying civilization while the governments of nations - which presumably exist for the welfare of their people - sit by and let it happen. The populations of the world, including us, are now condemned to slavery and misery - unless we find a way to stop them. The big banks must be shut down permanently, and that will take many millions of us in the streets. Series: American Oligarchs (4 Articles, 20673 views)
Wednesday, January 11, 2012(3 comments)
Is Chavez next?
After Iran, Venezuela?
by MIKE WHITNEY
"The build-up against Venezuela that began during the George W. Bush administration has rapidly accelerated under Obama."
-- Eva Golinger, author of "The Chávez Code: Cracking US Intervention in Venezuela"
we are all terrorists now
Since no evidence is required in court(since there is no trial)any of us can be accused of supporting terrorism (for holding contrary opinions,sending a ten dollar check to Oxfam or on any whim),can then be arrested and imprisoned for life without charges, access to an attorney or communication with family. This is Stalin's America, and the prisons are gulags. Whatever this is,it is not a constitutional republic. Series: Civil Liberties (3 Articles, 11409 views)
Saturday, November 19, 2011(1 comments)
Bloomberg television slanders OWS protest
At 6:00 A.M. Friday morning Bloomberg television featured a report on the OWS protests of November 17, claiming that only 2000 protesters participated and stating emphatically that "Occupy Wall Street has failed to generate enthusiasm from the American population". Both OWS and the NYC police number the crowd at Foley Square at 32,500 people. And national polls put support for the protests at one third of the nation.
The Big Club and Their Big Plan
It is an actual "right-wing conspiracy", a war being waged on multiple fronts with a single aim: to create a feudal society, where Americans live mired in debt and learn to expect the dollar-a-day wages common in Asia, while the power brokers continue to live in the obscene luxury of 17th century monarchs. To quote George Carlin, "It is a big club, and you ain't in it". Can an international resistance movement defeat them? Series: American Oligarchs (4 Articles, 20673 views)
Where are the grown-ups?
As a veteran protester who has been waiting for resistance to the corporate state to show up in the next generation, I am frustrated and pissed off. The protest long-planned and scheduled to begin in Freedom Plaza in Washington DC this week, much better organized and hugely more focused, is putting Occupy Wall Street to shame.
Fukushima - The Elephant in the Room
3 of the 5 reactors have "melted through" and fissioning continues in the molten masses on the reactor floors. This is the world's first "china syndrome" event. Update on status of Fukushima reactors with links to sources for news, testing results and protective measures we can take. Series: Health and The Planet (1 Articles, 26495 views)
the DSK set-up. IMF Chief Caught in a Honey-Trap
The arrest of IMF Chief and potential French presidential candidate,Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is rife with a fishy smell. Mike Whitney looks into the background and possible motives for a set-up reminiscent of Eliot Spitzer's take-down.
THE FED IS STARVING THE WORLD
In response to the accusation that Federal Reserve policies are causing global food price inflation, Chairman Bernanke replied "Yes, but the index of US small cap stocks is up 30% since the 2009 lows". (Translation: the rich are now even richer while everybody else is now hungrier) Series: The Federal Reserve (3 Articles, 21582 views)
THE U.S. STOCK MARKET IS RIGGED
Since 2008 U.S. stock and treasury bond prices have had no relationship to the laws of supply and demand. Charles Biderman, CEO of Trimtabs, tells us that the Fed is no longer even trying to hide the fact that it is rigging the markets. Series: The Federal Reserve (3 Articles, 21582 views)
Monday, December 7, 2009(5 comments)
Is Russ Feingold our last hope?
Many Americans see revolution as the only remedy to embedded corruption. The revolution may come, but it will not be the one we always wished for. We urgently need the following: Publicly funded elections, an end to gerrymandering, and the impeachment of any Supreme Court justice who rules that a corporation is a person with all rights and protections guaranteed under the constitution.
Sunday, May 17, 2009(7 comments)
Dear Mr. President: We will fight you
We no longer trust you. We will fight you. Until you live up to your promise, you cannot count on us to support your programs. We, your former supporters, are growing in ranks. You will have to answer to us as well as to the Republican opposition.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Four Steps to Restoring Democracy
President Obama may be slow to act on progressive issues, but there are signs that he is open to persuasion. If we want to see changes more potent than a return to Clinton-era centrism, we will need to create the popular will to support them. Here are four vital but non-partisan issues on which we can organize that Obama would likely support. Collectively they would restore our lost democracy. Series: Reinventing Government (5 Articles, 13463 views)