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Bill Willers is emeritus professor of biology, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh now living in Middleton, WI. He is founder of Superior Wilderness Action Network (SWAN) and editor of Learning to Listen to the Land and Unmanaged Landscapes, both from Island Press. He posts occasionally online at OpEdNews, Common Dreams, Counterpunch and Dissident Voice.
The Desire Not To Know
The bulk of the American public wallows in the myth of "exceptionalism" as the world looks on.
Friday, September 23, 2016(29 comments)
A Cashless Society: Orwell's Perfect 1984 Scenario
Bail-ins of personal accounts and negative interest rates on personal accounts are part of a larger, long-range strategy by government and the financial sector to eliminate the use of physical cash and to make "money" strictly electronic. This marks the ultimate in governmental control of the individual.
Monday, September 5, 2016(5 comments)
Kaepernick and Ali: Two of a Kind
Kaepernick's protest mirrors Muhammad Ali's refusal to be drafted in 1967, and public reaction has been similar in both instances. Nevertheless, history came to see Ali in a different light. How Kaepernick fares over time is yet to be seen.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016(1 comments)
Notes on a Republican Campaign for Congress
An ex U.S. Marine intelligence officer, foreign policy advisor and "thought leader" seemingly with as many political, governmental, military, think tank and business connections as stars in the heavens, and with his own super pac, is running for Congress so he can fight for "American ideals", protect "our way of life" and defend the Constitution. But he's "not a politician".
Wednesday, July 27, 2016(12 comments)
Trump: The Lesser Of Two Evils
The case is strong that Hillary Clinton, given her history and strong links to military interests, is vastly more dangerous than Donald Trump. The GOP has the capacity to contain a President Trump, whereas the Clintons are the top power in the Democratic Party.
Thursday, July 14, 2016(3 comments)
The End of the Sanders Revolution
A 600 word comment directed to Sanders with regard to his endorsement of Clinton, who represents all that he claimed to be working against.
Saturday, May 21, 2016(5 comments)
It's The Two-Party System Stupid!
The Two-Party System has succeeded in keeping alternative political viewpoints away from public consideration. Populist Sanders has an opportunity to run as an independent or under an "alternate" party banner and lessen the stranglehold the two major parties enjoy.
Friday, March 4, 2016(3 comments)
"Places To Go" For Progressive Voters
The Democratic Party seems to believe that Sanders supporters will ultimately fall in line. If the Sanders campaign fails to take the nomination, many of his supporters are pledging not to cave to the Clinton campaign and will vote Sanders as a write-in, for Trump, or for Jill Stein of the Green Party.
Increasing Threats To The 9/11 Truth Movement
As the 9/11 Truth Movement grows globally and attracts ever more technical expertise, growing threats against it are coming from certain legal, journalistic and bureaucratic interests.
Sunday, May 16, 2010(1 comments)
Of Oil Rigs and Nukes
The article compares the Gulf Oil Spill with the possibility of a similar event at a nuclear power plant and argues that nuclear radiation is such that a nuclear accident of similar scale would be vastly more catastrophic.
Saturday, April 17, 2010(2 comments)
"Anybody's Son Will Do"
A powerful 1983 anti-war film, "Anybody's Son Will Do", having "disappeared" for many years, has now been posted on YouTube.
Are Distorted Polls a Campaign Tactic?
Many are surprised at reports of McCain, so like Bush, surging in polls. There is good reason to suspect the results of polls conducted and reported by media with a vested interest in the outcome of elections.
Monday, September 1, 2008(3 comments)
ZOGBY POLL SETUP
When poll results seem unreasonable, and where there are signs of particular leanings on the part of the pollster, the critical mind begins to dwell on the subtle ways in which poll results might be used to favor a particular philosophy.
Friday, July 11, 2008(24 comments)
Why Are "Progressive" Media Burying 9/11?
Journalists in what are traditionally considered "progressive" and left of center outlets continue, like corporate journalists, to avoid coverage of "unanswered questions" surrounding the 9/11 attacks.
The Democratic Party has waxed well in the corporate media environment. Why would it now want to "work with" progressive media?
Sunday, January 27, 2008(1 comments)
Kucinich: Trashed by his own Democratic Party
Kucinich, whose stand against concentration of media made him a problem for network owners, was shut out of debates. Democratic Party failure to support him points to their corporate friendly position.