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Sherwood Ross worked as a reporter for the Chicago Daily News and contributed a regular "Workplace" column for Reuters. He has contributed to national magazines and hosted a talk show on WOL, Washington, D.C. In the Sixties he was active as public relations director for a major civil rights organization.
Pentagon Research May Be Dangerous to Your Health
The Pentagon not only gets Americans killed in aggressive wars around the world but, in chewing up their tax dollars for war, starves the government of the money needed to push research that would expand the human lifespan.
Obama's "No Apology" Stance For Nukes Mirrors No Prosecution of CIA
President Obama's dodge to excuse CIA torturers from prosecution for their Bush era war crimes when he took office was that he wanted to "look forward." Result: the CIA has killed thousands of additional people during his term. Now, he won't apologize for USA's WWII nuclear attacks when he visits Hiroshima this month on the same grounds. In fact, what he terms looking forward actually is turning a blind eye to war crimes.
Saturday, April 23, 2016(3 comments)
Does CIA Project America's Highest Values?
On Thursday the Deputy Director of the CIA told an audience at NYU law school that The Agency's operations reflect America's "highest values." The very next day, April 22, 2016, a Washington State district judge, in a victory for the ACLU, upheld a law suit aimed at bringing to justice CIA torturers alleged to have frozen one man to death and inflicted terrible suffering on others.
USA Today's Love Letter To The Pentagon
The publishers of USA Today and the Pentagon appear to have worked very closely on an 88-page tabloid special edition titled "Vigilant" that makes America aggression appear to be nothing more than self-defense.
Nation Magazine Backing For Sanders Timely
Although The Nation doesn't ordinarily make endorsements in a primary election, it has done so in this presidential campaign, asking readers to vote for Bernie Sanders. Considering the stakes in this election, it's a good thing, too.
Boyle Charges U.S. Germ Warfare Program "Criminal Enterprise"
The international legal authority who drafted the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989--adopted by both houses of Congress without a single negative vote--now says the U.S. is in flagrant violation of the law as it is engaged in criminal germ warfare activity.
The Water Crisis is Here
Future historians may well regard America's leaders today as mad when considering the sums they spend on war in a time when rivers and taps are running dry, deserts are growing, and city water supplies are in peril of pollution or outright decay.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015(14 comments)
Failure To Prosecute Bush For War Crimes Threatens World Peace
If killers are free to kill and can walk away from their crimes, it is likely others will follow their example. Former President George W. Bush is one prominent example. This article cites three outstanding lawyers/human rights figures who establish beyond doubt the culpability of President Bush---and the remedies that may yet be taken.
Saturday, June 27, 2015(2 comments)
Making Corporate Offshore Tax Dodging A Campaign Issue
Probably the vast majority of honest tax-payers oppose the current practice by corporations of setting up post office box headquarters in Bermuda and like places to dodge paying taxes. If this practice isn't stopped, Jane and Joe Taxpayers are going to pay what the corporation evades.
Friday, June 26, 2015(11 comments)
Obama's Wars Hurting America's Middle Class
Obama has failed to use his office for the betterment of humanity, instead, turning the nation instead into an ever-improved killing machine. Lost are precious opportunities to cure the world of disease and provide pure water for its abject millions. What's more Obama is taking the American middle class with him down the road to war, poverty and suffering.
Monday, June 22, 2015(4 comments)
America Going, (Going, Gone!) To The Dogs (Of War)
When will Americans connect the fact that the humane activities of America---doing right by its citizens--are being starved so that the military-industrial complex(MIC) can live off the fat of the land? What's worse, the money MIC spends is actually for aggression that is killing millions of innocent people overseas. If Americans are going to take their country back, impeaching Obama is a good place to start.
Obama Versus Hersh: Who's Telling The Truth?
Over and again, the Obama administration threatened its own employees not to talk about the bin Laden slaying. This was done likely to suppress the truth, that his murder was an execution, not a battle, and that he was probably unarmed.
Saturday, May 30, 2015(5 comments)
Joan of Arc, President Obama, and The Dark Ages
As we remember the martyrdom of Joan of Arc on this day in 1431, we need to consider how President Obama has turned the clock back to the 15th Century and his culpability for the murder of thousands of civilians, including 200 children by drone attacks.
Sunday, April 5, 2015(3 comments)
Who's Playing "Hide and Cheat"?
Israel's opposition to President Obama's historic breakthrough pact with Iran needs to be seen in the light of Israel's spying on the U.S.
Monday, March 9, 2015(1 comments)
U.S. Banks Bankrolling Nuclear Arms
Unbeknown to you, your friendly banker may be investing in nuclear weapons whose use may destroy life on Earth, including you and your family. The financial institutions investing the heaviest are American and include Bank of (Goodbye?) America, State Street, JPMorgan Chase, and Citigroup, among other notables.
Friday, March 6, 2015(1 comments)
3 U.S. Nuclear War Labs Should Be Shut
The nation's three nuclear research laboratories are running on a treadmill of self-perpetuation that is going to cost the taxpayers a trillion dollars for nuclear weapons they likely do not want and certainly do not need. Greg Mello's remarks probably will surprise many Americans as they are not being informed of the operations of the labs and their role in enhancing the nuclear danger to humanity.
Sunday, February 22, 2015(1 comments)
Chomsky: Leaders Ignore Einstein-Russell Warning
The recklessness of the Obama administration, like those that came before it, is nowhere better illustrated than in the continuing enhancement of its nuclear weapons arsenal. Instead of shutting down this miserable and dangerous nuclear establishment, President Obama has authorized a trillion dollar modernization operation, one of the greatest transfers of wealth of all times from taxpayers to the MIC.
U.S., Russian, Nuclear Exchange Would Destroy Human Race
Russia has held its largest nuclear war rehearsals ever; Russia and the U.S. are at loggerheads over the strife in the Ukraine; the dangers of a nuclear war starting by intent or accident are growing; here, scientist Steven Starr describes the impact of just one nuclear bomb exploded over Times Square, New York. The city, it is believed, may have as many as 10 of them targeting it.
Obama Pledged Government "Transparency" But Threatens Investigative Reporters
Reports on how government is having a chilling effect on news gathering is reminiscent of what American reporters found in Germany after Hitler took over. That is, people were afraid to talk to the press and the press had to meet in secret. Spies were everywhere, just as Mr. Obama would have one government employee spy on another government employee.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time to Make Corporations Pay Taxes They're Avoiding
U.S. blue-ribbon companies are lining up as never before to open "headquarters" overseas where they can incorporate in a low-tax environment. They still want to keep their businesses in the U.S., of course. Just give us the billions we want in tax breaks.
Friday, October 10, 2014(3 comments)
U.S., Russia, Go On Hair-Trigger Alert
The Cold War is back, not necessarily because the U.S. State Department accidentally "bungled" things, either. It is back by deliberate policy, it is back as President Obama has announced another trillion dollars will be spent to replace the U.S. military machine as it ages.
AP Slams Obama on Press Freedom
President Obama not only has reversed his campaign pledge to bring greater transparency to the news business, he has acted to demolish one press freedom after another.
Sunday, August 3, 2014(2 comments)
Apply Non-Violent Direct Action to Military Industrial Complex
The Military-Industrial Complex is reaping huge profits from the manufacture of war materials. As it is being encouraged by Congress it must be brought to a standstill by some other force: and this article advocates the use of mass demonstrations, general strikes, and other labor movement-type tactics.
Thursday, July 31, 2014(4 comments)
UN And Japanese Covering Up Fukushima Peril
Nuclear accidents today threaten the very existence of life on the planet---and they do happen. Much of Europe was contaminated by the accident at Chernobyl, causing about 1-million deaths, and much of Japan is being contaminated by Fukushima. The truth about what is happening in these catastrophes is so awful that the Japanese government, like the Russian government before it, is suppressing vital information.
Thursday, July 10, 2014(5 comments)
Fukushima Disaster Will Never End, Dr. Caldicott Warns
Fukushima's nuclear plants cannot be "cleaned up" and its radioactive contamination will have medical ramifications that will never cease, says Nobel Prize nominee Dr. Helen Caldicott, who urges closing down the world's 440 nuclear power plants currently endangering the human race.
Saturday, June 7, 2014(2 comments)
More Whites Also Sinking Into Poverty
As the Obama government expands its military presence around the world, it continues to neglect the American people, whose poverty is deepening. Defense contractors never had it so good but the general public is going broke.
U.S. Owes Iraq Trillions For Making Illegal War
The U.S. has never paid Viet Nam for the death and destruction it inflicted in that war; it hasn't paid Nicaragua for its role there, and there is no sign it will pay a dime for the hell it raised in Iraq. But an authority on the Philosophy of Law says that it should and also that President George W. Bush, who made the war, and his cabinet, should be executed and Americans taxed 1% of their paychecks.
Sunday, May 11, 2014(7 comments)
U.S. Overthrow in the Ukraine Risks Nuclear War With Russia
President Obama is out of control. He has challenged Russia by subverting the government of The Ukraine and risking WWIII in the process. The Nation magazine notes he has done this without a ripple of dissent from Congress. Worse, where is the protest from the American people?
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Barack Obama: A Monarch For Our Times
For some years now, we have been referring to our imperial presidents, a term that can be thought to glorify , as well as to vilify, them. In fact, the phrase is much too generous. A closer examination of Mr. Obama's conduct reveals that this imperial president ranks with "Bloody Mary" of England and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. It is despicable to compare him to Caligula, etc., but facts are facts.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014(3 comments)
U.S. Poverty Crisis Cries Out for Sixties Style Direct Action
The numbers of Americans sliding into poverty are on the increase even though President Obama says the time of austerity is over. Since he continues to spend for war and destruction in the absence of a credible enemy, it is up to the American public to take to the streets.
Sunday, February 9, 2014(4 comments)
Obama Drone Campaign "Verges on Genocide" Legal Authority Says
Can the American people stand by idly while the President orders his military and CIA lieutenants to murder people in cold blood? Among his other crimes it now appears that Mr. Obama may also be guilty of genocide, according to Francis Boyle, the distinguished international legal authority at the University of Illinois.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014(2 comments)
Obama Nominates "War Criminal" Barron To First Circuit Court
It's payback! Harvard law professor David Barron's nomination to the bench of the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston looks very much like daybook for the work Barron did for the president as a former employee in the Office of Legal Counsel in the Justice Department.
Hospital Price-Gouging Widespread
The inflated charges hospitals are imposing for emergency room and inpatient services are exploding---and American taxpayers are paying a big share of the burden.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013(1 comments)
U.S. To Stay in Afghanistan To Harvest Opium Crop?
Virtually since its founding the CIA has been engaged repeatedly in drug dealing around the world---Laos, Burma, Nicaragua, Colombia, etc. Is it just possible that President Obama, a former CIA employee and the Agency's Good Buddy in the highest place, wants U.S. forces to remain in Afghanistan to aid the CIA in its drug-related work?
Saturday, November 9, 2013(2 comments)
America The Beautiful's Germ Warfare Rash
This article first appeared in The Humanist magazine five years ago. It describes USA's germ warfare research, a program that endangers the nation and is a multi-billion dollar waste of taxpayers dollars. It is reprinted here in the hope scholars will update information on this very dangerous, and apparently criminal, program.
Saturday, November 2, 2013(2 comments)
Crime of Guantanamo Continuing Under Obama
Any legitimate legal authority anywhere in the world can call for the arrest of President Obama, who is subject to prosecution under a number of different statutes, the distinguished international legal author Francis Boyle says. Not the least of his crimes is the ongoing torture of Muslim and Arab prisoners in Guantanamo.
Why Obama May Stand Up To Netanyahu
If President Obama is looking for a "legacy," there's no better place to start than by standing up to the Israeli Prime Minister and for peace with Iran.
Monday, September 23, 2013(3 comments)
A Mean-Spirited Israel Rejects Iran's Olive Branch
Even though Iran has not attacked another nation in modern times, Israel asserts it has a nuclear arms development program. This from a country that is sitting on an arsenal of hundreds of atomic bombs it will not allow the United Nations to inspect.
Sunday, August 18, 2013(2 comments)
Historic Drought Ravages Southwest U.S.
Climate warming is a factor in the drought afflicting the American Southwest, burning up cotton, wheat, soy and corn crops, costing untold numbers of jobs, depleting water supplies and escalating food prices, a national magazine reports. This is taking place largely during the Obama administration. Seemingly, the president's attention is fixed on foreign policy. Is he fiddling while the Southwest burns?
Thursday, August 15, 2013(2 comments)
Bradley Manning's "Apology"
America's new fascism is on display in the trial of Bradley Manning. When this idealist whistleblower goes to prison the nation's prison population will soar from 2 million to 300 million.
Sunday, August 11, 2013(1 comments)
U.S., Russia, China, All Torture Prisoners
The world's three most powerful nations all lock up more citizens by far than other nations and are all guilty of torture----or worse---in their treatment of those prisoners.