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Tom H. Hastings is core faculty in the Portland State University graduate program in Conflict Resolution, a founding member of Whitefeather Peace House, Director of PeaceVoice, author of several books on nonviolence, on the governing council of the International Peace Research Association, and has spent time in many jails and three prisons for his nonviolent resistance to militarism.
(1 comments) Saturday, April 14, 2018 Dirty Tricks vs. Democracy
Trump is apparently setting the stage for a big round of pardons in anticipation of the conclusion of the Mueller investigation and the publication of James Comey's revelatory book. And to add to the concatenation of confusion and chaos, despite his denials, Trump is gearing up to fire Mueller in a last ditch effort to save his own hide.
(1 comments) Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Crony Corruption in Trumpworld
Pruitt was basically installed by Trump as head of the Environmental Protection Agency with a stated mission to undermine, subvert, and reverse the EPA core mission. To rich Republicans -- well, perhaps to most Republicans -- the environment is simply a dumping ground for toxics, hazardous waste, and other effluents of industry.
(6 comments) Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Trumped Up Treason
This is a slippery slope toward tyranny. Trump is the most treasonous occupant of the White House since Richard "Break-and-Enter" Nixon. He too deserves a swift exit from power for his foul rule, his abdication of responsibilities to defend democracy and right to dissent, and his lies about collusion with Russian government operatives to steal our election.