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David William Pear is a Senior Editor for OpEdNews.com, and a Senior Contributing Editor for The Greanville Post. David is a journalist, columnist, and commentator for TV and radio. His articles, essays and interviews have an emphasis on U.S. foreign policy, and he also focuses on economic and social issues. He is an advocate for peace, ending US wars of aggression, and promoting economic, political and social justice. He has been writing for The Real News Network, OpEdNews, The Greanville Post and other publications since 2009, after he retired as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). He is a member of Veterans for Peace, Saint Pete (Florida) for Peace, CodePink and the Palestinian-led non-violent organization International Solidarity Movement. His articles are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial 4.0 International License, and they may be republished as such without obtaining any other or prior permission.
(14 comments) Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Hands Off Venezuela, Canada and US Go Home!
What is happening to Venezuela is a coup d'e'tat and it has nothing to do with democracy, human rights, free and fair elections or international law.
(25 comments) Monday, January 21, 2019 The US War on Freedom of the Press
Criticizing the government, opposing US wars of aggression, protesting for civil rights and Black Lives Matter, and confronting injustice and the abuse of power may result in one being imprisoned without charge, held incognito, and indefinite detention.
(8 comments) Sunday, January 13, 2019 Guardian Reports More "Good News", Kids are Dying in Venezuela
Socialism is not dying in Latin America. The US is murdering it. The mainstream media, e.g. the Guardian are jumping on the bandwagon. Three great socialist leaders of Latin America (in photo), Chavez with fellow South American presidents Nestor Kirchner of Argentina and Lula da Silva of Brazil. Two are dead (RIP). Lula is being held as a political prisoner.
(9 comments) Sunday, August 5, 2018 Andre Vltchek: "Revolutionary Optimism, Western Nihilism"
"There is nothing to add to the writing of maverick revolutionary philosophers. Hands off their work! Let them speak! Editions without prefaces and introductions, please; no footnotes! The greatest works of philosophy were written with heart, blood and passion! No interpretation is needed. If allowed to read them, even a child can understand."
(37 comments) Tuesday, July 24, 2018 IRAN: US Regime Change Project is Immoral and Illegal
Iran is at the top of the US enemies list. The US has been at it since the 1979 Iran Revolution, when the Iranian people overthrew the US's "our boy", the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
(9 comments) Monday, June 18, 2018 North Korea Can Never Trust the U.S.A.
North Korea is still on the list of countries that the US wants to "take-out". No matter what promises the US makes to Kim Jong-un, the US can never be trusted to keep its word. The US has a trail of broken promises and war crimes that stretches around the world.
(22 comments) Saturday, May 12, 2018 On U.S. Imperialism, Capitalism and Fascism
Capitalism leads to monopoly, monopoly leads to imperialism and imperialism leads to war. Capitalism also leads to inequality. Inequality and democracy cannot coexist forever because there a limits to expansion and growth. To preserve inequality requires fascism and a police state. Democracy can only thrive if there is more equality.
(89 comments) Thursday, April 19, 2018 The Victims in Douma, Gaza and Yemen
The "worthy victims" are the victims (real and alleged) of leaders on the U.S. enemies list, such as Bashar al-Assad. The "unworthy victims" are those of the U.S. and its client states, such as Israel and Saudi Arabia.
(171 comments) Sunday, February 11, 2018 Lovefest in Korea Leaves US Fuming (Revised & Expanded)
Good for South Korea. They deserve the liberation and independence the US promised them in 1945. South Korea had been under the boot of Japanese subjugation from 1905 to 1945. Since 1945 the South has been under the subjugation of the US boot. North Korea has been independent since the Russians left in 1948.
(52 comments) Monday, January 15, 2018 US Humiliation of South Korea
The US Neocon noises about South Korea's government being "weak" are dangerous, not just routine Neocon bombast, not to mention that they are widely shared by the US foreign policy establishment, which has been following Neocon strains of policy for a very long time, since imperialism is at it core a philosophy of domination perfectly in tune with neocon visions of power.
(69 comments) Sunday, December 31, 2017 Who Really Defeated ISIS?
Now with the ringing in of the 2018 New Year, we can expect the US to be patting itself on the back for defeating ISIS in 2017 . The real story is that it was Assad, Russia, Hezbollah and Iran that defeated ISIS (so far).
(3 comments) Thursday, December 28, 2017 Rex Tillerson: I Am Proud of Our Diplomacy
Ina New York Times editorial today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tried as hard as he could to put a smiley face of the Trump administrations schizophrenic, disjointed and jingoistic foreign policy in 2017.
(47 comments) Saturday, December 23, 2017 Trump's Jerusalem UN Vote Bullying
"The US will remember this day, in which it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation".
(35 comments) Saturday, December 2, 2017 North Korea is Not a Threat to the US
For Kim to attack the US he would have to be insane, paranoid, and suicidal. Top officials in the US intelligence agencies say he is not. What should frighten the American people is the long history of US crazies who would start a nuclear war.
(3 comments) Tuesday, November 7, 2017 "I Ain't Gonna Die for Korea"
Koreans see the Yankees as foreign interlopers. They blame the US for dividing Korea after 1945, denying them independence and meddling in Korea for the US's own self-interests. During the Korean civil war of the 1950's the US bombed Korea back to the Stone Age, and killed several million of their ancestors. They see the US as having blocked Korean independence and reunification for over 70 years.
(20 comments) Sunday, November 5, 2017 Top Ten Platitudes About North Korea
The mainstream media has dumbed itself down in order to dumb down the American people. In so doing they disregard there responsibility to democracy. A democracy needs an educated citizenry in order to self-govern themselves.