I have 51 fans: Become a Fan. You'll get emails whenever I post articles on OpEdNews
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.
(32 comments) SHARE Friday, September 13, 2019 The Veterans Health Administration is the Best Healthcare Anywhere!
According to study after study, such as the Rand Corporationand the Annals of Internal Medicine, show that the Veterans Health Administration provides the best healthcare, has the best medical outcomes, the shortest wait-times, and does so at the lowest cost of any other large healthcare program anywhere. The VA healthcare system (VHA) has only one mission: to provide the best healthcare.
(14 comments) SHARE Monday, August 26, 2019 Reply to Paul Craig Roberts' Question: "Is White Genocide Possible?"
I find it offensive, dangerous and ludicrous for Paul Craig Roberts (PCR) to portray white people in the USA as an endangered species. His article "Is White Genocide Possible? ", and similar such articles, feed the paranoia of white supremacists, white nationalists and fascists. The former, white genocide, is fantasy; the latter is a real and present danger to the US.
(19 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 13, 2019 Iran Should Never Trust a US Promise Again; nor should anybody else!
During the 20th century the US has failed to honor its word on many agreements, such as the broken 1950's Geneva Agreements that led to the Korean War in 1950, and the Vietnam War that lasted for decades after World War Two. It is estimated that as many as 8 million people were killed in those two conflicts.
(31 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 19, 2019 US and Canada are Backing an Elite White Minority in Venezuela
The US and Canada are not supporting "the return of democracy" in Venezuela as they claim. Instead, they are following in their shameful histories of colonialism, imperialism, exploitation, illegal wars of aggression, and overthrowing governments.
(25 comments) SHARE 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) SHARE 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.
(15 comments) SHARE Monday, November 5, 2018 Yemen is Another US Dirty War
If the US is sincere in wanting peace, which it shows no real desire for, then it will put a stop to the bombing within 24 hours.
(9 comments) SHARE 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."
(9 comments) SHARE 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) SHARE 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) SHARE 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) SHARE 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.