David is a columnist writing on foreign affairs, economic, and political and social issues. He is an honorary Associate Editor of The Greanville Post, and a former Senior Editor of OpEdNews.com. His articles have been published by OpEdNews, The Real News Network, Truth Out, Consortium News, Global Research, The American Herald Tribune, and many other publications.
He is active in social issues relating to peace, race relations and religious freedom, homelessness and equal justice. David is a member of Veterans for Peace, Saint Pete for Peace, CodePink, and International Solidarity Movement.
In 2019 David spent 2 months in Russia on one of his frequent people-to-people peace missions. In 2017 David spent 3 weeks in South Korea researching the Korean War of 1950 to 1953. In 2016 David spent 10 weeks in Palestine with the Palestinian lead non-violent resistance group International Solidarity Movement, and returned again in 2018. In February of 2015 he was part of a people-to-people delegation to Cuba with CodePink. In November of 2015 he was a delegate with CodePink to Palestine to show solidarity with Palestinians.
David has a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Maryland and attended classes at George Washington University for a certification as a financial planner (CFP). He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania program as a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA).
David is a Special Forces combat veteran of the illegal U.S. war of aggression against the people of Vietnam. In 1999 he returned to Vietnam for 3 weeks on a mission of reconciliation and peace.
In 2009 David retired from Morgan Stanley after 35 years as a Senior Vice President, CIMA and CFP.
David resides in the Tampa Bay Area of Florida. His hobbies include boating, RV'ing and motorcycle touring. He is also a licensed skydiver (USPA-inactive), with over 300 free-fall parachute jumps.
[His articles are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International License.]
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(56 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 3, 2014
US War with Russia Authorized by House Resolution 758. Ukraine may lead to war with Russia. U.S. House Resolution in Congress 758 may be the legal basis for a future president seeking an authorization for war against Russia.
(172 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 4, 2017
Trump is Not America's Real Problem Trump is the dictator that America was waiting for after 16 years of concentrating unconstitutional powers by President George W Bush and President Barack Obama. It took years to condition the American public to fascism.
(21 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 20, 2015
Syria: Has Putin Called Obama's Bluff? Major revelations have come out this week that Obama's war against ISIL is a failure. Obama blames the war he got himself into in Syria on neocons, Republicans and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. After over 250,000 deaths and millions of refugees, Obama says he is open to talking with the Russians about Syria. It may lead to a diplomatic solution. Otherwise there will be more war, refugees and chaos.
(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.
(79 comments) SHARE Monday, July 17, 2017
Venezuela Under Siege by U.S. Empire It is all about the oil. Whatever else one hears about Venezuela, it is all about the oil. That is all one needs to know about why the U.S. Empire has Venezuela under siege. It is all about the oil.
(175 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Putin Is Not Hitler Calling Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin "Hitler" is undignified and dangerous. The main stream media is leading us down the path to WW3. The neocon party of war has failed to head the real lessons of WW2. The Obama administration says it is aware that the confrontation with Russia could lead to nuclear war. Regardless of the danger, their goal is regime change in Russia.
(56 comments) SHARE Monday, April 10, 2017
Donald Trump Has Been Played Like a Violin "Let me tell you: You take on the intelligence community -- they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you."
(35 comments) SHARE 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.
Series: Korea (3 Articles, 7378 views)
(39 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 4, 2015
UKRAINE: The Propaganda War Our main stream media is failing us again like it did after 9-11, before the Iraq War and during the Libya no-fly zone that turned into a turkey shoot. Instead of questioning the justification for war, the media is acting as the government's propaganda agent.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 19, 2015
"Senator John Billington Reveals Saudi Conspiracy in 9-11.....and they have Nuke Bomb" Retired Senator Bob Graham (D-FL) has often been outspoken about the involvement of Saudi Arabia in the 9-11 attacks on the U.S.A. In a book of fiction he wrote called "The Keys to the Kingdom", he may have revealed through a fictionalized character named "Senator John Billington" what is in the 28 pages of the 9-11 Commission Report that were redacted by the Bush White House.....He may have also revealed a lot more.
(47 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Medical Martial Law is Liberalism's Final Capitulation Liberals have made "liberal" a dirty word. They cannot hide behind the identity of progressive. There is nothing liberal or progressive about making bargains with the corporatists, fascists, and the corrupt power elites. It is time to bury the putrid body of the liberal class. It has already become a biohazard more dangerous than any virus.
(69 comments) SHARE 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).
(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.
(93 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 15, 2015
Progressives Should Be Applauding Trump Donald Trump has added real excitement to the race for the White House in 2016. He has also raised many progressive issues in common with Bernie Sanders, such as reindustrialization and rebuilding the middle class. Progressives should be applauding that people are agreeing on real issues that can benefit the American people instead of dividing them.
(68 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 3, 2017
Venezuela Regime Change Project Revealed Regime change is being perfected by sophisticated public relations techniques using marketing strategies, constant repetition, image control, word selection, negative campaigns, mass media, false propaganda and mind shock. The public justification for ousting a democratically elected head of state, such as today Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, is cynically said to be democracy promotion and human rights.
(108 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 11, 2020
The Autopsy Report on the Death of the Liberal Class A little irony and a lot of history, with a message.
(46 comments) SHARE Monday, May 4, 2015
NEOLIBERALISM: Austerity vs. The Affluent Society. The neoliberals' world is one of poverty, a marginalized middle-class, and wealth and political power concentrated at the top. They say that neoliberalism leads to freedom. Instead it leads to austerity and the rise of fascism. Their first experiment in Chile resulted in crimes against humanity. The neoliberal project in the US has led to financial disaster, loss of freedom and the Great Recession.
(29 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 13, 2018
The US-Led Genocide and Destruction of Yemen To summarize, there is no civil war in Yemen. Iran is made the scapegoat for another US illegal war of aggression.
(20 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 9, 2015
Hillary's Neocon Legacy: Coups, Dictators, Corruption, Chaos, Executions and Assassination Hillary's legacy is the right-wing coup in Honduras, the assassination of Muammar Gaddafi, the destruction of Libya, military dictatorship in Egypt and the Iraq War. As President she will surround herself with her neocon advisors. They will favor continuing unending war and harmful trade agreement. Her backers are Wall Street, bankers, corporations and the MIC. This is not guessing--it is who she is and has been.
(25 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 16, 2015
Why is Anyone Listening to the Neocons in the 21st Century? The Neocons say the world needs a U.S. Empire to be the policeman to bring peace and enlightenment. Instead they set the world on fire with wars, death, genocide, destruction and debt. We are now on the brink of a nuclear holocaust. Neocon policies have resulted in the decline of U.S. human rights, freedom and prosperity. Tell Neocons: "You just don't in the 21st century behave in 19th-century fashion".
(20 comments) SHARE 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.
Series: Korea (3 Articles, 7378 views)
(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.
(10 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh is a Liar, a Perjurer and Belongs in Jail Instead of on the Supreme Court What I am reporting on is the hundreds of times that Kavanaugh lied to Congress while under oath about his years in the early 2000's as President Bush's White House Staff Secretary.
(9 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Retired Senator Bob Graham Slams the White House Over Non-Release of 28 Redacted Pages of 9-11 Report. Retired Senator Bob Graham charges Saudi Arabia with direct involvement in 9-11; and accuses President Obama and former President Bush of stone walling and a cover up.
(17 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 24, 2017
Slavery, King Cotton and the Industrial Revolution. The U.S. history of slavery has been a concern and study of mine for a long time. Recent events about the propriety of taking down some old Civil War monuments has put slavery back in the news. Here I have dusted off an article that I wrote for The Real News Network back in 2014.
(77 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 20, 2017
Venezuela on the Edge of Civil War Venezuela is a step closer to civil war after this week's opposition held a "fake referendum" that the corporate Fake News (i.e. mainstream corporate media) hales as a vote of "no confidence" for President Nicolas Maduro and his supporters.
(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.
(130 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Progressives Eat Their Own Children Progressives are now eating their own children. They are blaming everybody but themselves for Trump. They are still talking Clinton propaganda that Trump was the fault of Jill Stein, Russian hackers, Wikileaks, and "disloyal" Bernie and Stein supporters. Those that are disloyal to anti-war and progressive principles are those that backed Clinton as the lesser evil.
(10 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Benghazi: Hillary Clinton and C.I.A. Crimes The death of Ambassador Stevens and the political fallout for Hillary Clinton has provided the textbook on how the U.S. uses C.I.A. operations to fund secret wars of aggressive regime change and install compliant puppet governments.
(53 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Homelessness is More Proof that Capitalism is a Failure "Trump: I may tackle homelessness as world leaders can't be looking at that"!
(12 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The West's Asymmetric Terrorism When the West commits massive terrorism, the public does not mourn. Americans and Europeans do not paint their Facebook page with the color of the flag of the countries that the West destroys. The mainstream media seldom reports the deaths, and when they do it is usually said to be unfortunate collateral damage. The victims are dehumanized.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 12, 2015
Cuba Si, Yankee Imperialism No! End the blockade of CUBA. The U.S. should end the blockade of Cuba, restore normal diplomatic relations, permit travel to Cuba, close GITMO prison and torture site, return Guantanamo Bay to its rightful owner Cuba and take Cuba off the list of state-sponsored terrorist countries.
(21 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 6, 2019
American Exceptionalism and American Innocence "American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People's History of Fake News From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror" by Roberto Sirvent and Danny Haiphong
(47 comments) SHARE 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) SHARE Friday, September 22, 2017
U.S. Korea Policy, "Mutually Assured Madness" North Korea's lesson from Libya: "if you have nukes, never give them up--if you don't have them, get them". ---Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence.
(87 comments) SHARE Friday, March 3, 2017
Where is the Progressive Leadership Class? Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
(10 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 18, 2014
Torture is a Symptom. The War on Terror is the Disease. The C.I.A. Detention and Interrogation Program (a.k.a. The Torture Program) is a symptom. The War on Terror is the disease. Both are based on lies, half-truths, false theories, greed and ambition, and exploitation of the fears of the American public. To get rid of the symptoms we must end the War on Terror.
(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.
(10 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 4, 2020
Russia Trip 2020: My Impressions and Experiences (Video Interview) David William Pear Shares His Impressions and Experiences of Two Months In Russia. It's Not The Country and People the BLPM Blasts in Your Face. China Rising Radio Sinoland
(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.
(37 comments) SHARE 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.
(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.
(10 comments) SHARE Monday, September 21, 2015
"Mr. Obama considers Mr. Putin a Thug"---New York Times "Mr. Putin's Mixed Messages on Syria", by the New York Times editorial board.
(20 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 4, 2015
Islamophobia: Why Do We Hate Them? Islamophobia is racism and religious intolerance. It is used by those who want to further their personal, political and financial agendas that benefit them from hate, war, empire and exploitation. Islamophobia should be called what it is: Racism and ignorance.
(8 comments) SHARE Monday, September 5, 2016
Jill Stein Makes Toast of Chris Wallace Fox News Sunday 9-4-2016 Jill Stein makes toast out of Chris Wallace. All Wallace can do is to stammer "ok, let's move on...and sorry we ran out of time"...exposes Hillary and Trump as warmonger profiteers.Compared to Jill even Bernie looks like a "neocon". Leaves me asking, "When are progressives going to back candidates that represent their agenda and stop debating strategic-voting and lesser evil.
(24 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Solar Power: Fiddling While the Earth Burns. One of the greatest challenges facing the world in the 21st century is climate change. It is a much bigger problem than terrorism or ISIS/ISIL. To reduce the threat of climate change the world needs to greatly reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. The technology is there for alternative sources of energy. Solar energy is part of the answer. What is lacking is the imagination, commitment and will.
(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.
(52 comments) SHARE 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.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 12, 2015
Syria: The U.S.-Russian standoff according to the New York Times New York Times editorial, "Russia's Risky Military Moves in Syria" of September 11, 2015
(31 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The US Wants to Bring Back the Shah of Iran A brief historiography of Iran 1953 to the present.
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 4, 2019
"Mueller's Press Conference Reveals His Dishonesty"---Jimmy Dore Show Home: Main - Opednews.com Progressive, Liberal United States and International News, Opinion, Op-Eds and Politics
(3 comments) SHARE 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.
(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."
(14 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Thomas Friedman calls Putin "Hitler" on 70th Commemoration of Auschwitz. Thomas Friedman's op-ed in the New York Times call Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin "HITLER".
(23 comments) SHARE Friday, April 17, 2020
We're All (Amateur) Virologists Now Here are some of my random thoughts this morning, as an amateur virologist.
(47 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 16, 2020
The Last Stalinist of the Soviet Union In 2005 Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenkowas dubbed " the last dictator in Europe" by President George W. Bush's Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. A better nom de plume for Lukashenko would be the Last Stalinist of the Soviet Union.
(14 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 29, 2016
The New York Times Cheers for War with Russia Main stream media anti-Putin propaganda makes a war with Russia almost inevitable. The propaganda today is worse than it was during the Cold War with the USSR. Example: Over 90% of MSM images of Putin are negative, insulting, ridicule or demonize him.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 28, 2015
Afghanistan War: Forgotten but not over. Instead of Obama ending the Afghanistan War responsibly, he is going to keep it going for another decade.
(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.
(44 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 23, 2021
The First World War, Cecile Rhodes and Conspiracy Facts The authors of The Hidden History, The Secret Origins of the First World War claim that it was Great Britain that started World War One, and not Germany. It is a convincing story. The authors George Docherty and James MacGregor call their book a conspiracy fact.
(3 comments) SHARE 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.
(16 comments) SHARE Friday, September 15, 2017
Exclusive OpEdNews Interview with David Swanson World Beyond War is sponsoring an extravaganza peace and environmental activists, writers and speakers conference next weekend, September 22-24 in Washington, D.C. These are the two most important issues we are confronted with: war and climate change. Here is an EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW I did for OpEdNews with David Swanson about "No War 2017: War and the Environment" .
(20 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 31, 2016
Russian Spies Behind Every Christmas Tree Liberals/Progressives/Democrats are jumping on the anti-Putin hysteria as a knee jerk reaction to hatred of Trump. It is exactly what the Neocons/Republican/MIC and war profiteers want. Don't fall for it.
(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.
(37 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 25, 2017
Exploring Peace Outside the Box The world desperately needs an end to U.S. wars, and we want our money back, and a written guarantee that in the future representatives will represent us, and not the profiteers, privateers, and mercenaries.
(8 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 10, 2015
CodePink Delegation to Palestine A delegation of 23 members of the women's peace activist group CodePink just returned from a 9 day tour of Palestine. I was among the delegates that wanted to show my solidarity with the Palestinian people, meet with Palestinian activist groups and learn about conditions on the ground first hand. The itinerary included visits to the Palestinian cities of Ramallah, Nablus, Nus Jbeil, Sebastia, Jenin, and East Jerusalem.
(14 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Palestine Diary of a Tourist (Number 1) Palestine, including the so-called West Bank is a prison...a maximum security prison. The ugly lie is that the Palestinians' movements are being "restricted for security". The truth is that Zionists want all the land...without "Arabs" on it; land without Arabs is much more valuable than land with Arabs on it.
(13 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 24, 2016
Palestine or Genocide? Israel not only chose apartheid, built a "security wall" (i.e. The Apartheid Wall) to imprison Palestinians in the West Bank, which is now the world's largest outdoor prison, but also continued the criminal pursuit of ethnic cleansing. Israel is an apartheid state and enforces strict segregation of Palestinians, especially in occupied Palestine.
(18 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 3, 2017
Freedom and Dignity Progressives and occupiers need to learn from Palestinians a thing or two about Freedom and Dignity. You do not get what you want from powerful oppressors by begging. If something is worth getting, then be ready to fight for it. Don't ask, demand. If they don't grant it, then fight for it. If the only way you have to fight is to throw your body into the gears of power then do it enthusiastically. Never surrender.
(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.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 31, 2014
"Rapprochement with Russia?" The New York Times has published an op-ed by the RAND Corporation which may signal a bloodier war in Ukraine.
(14 comments) SHARE 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.
(9 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Netanyahu's Temper Tantrum Israel has been in defiance of international law, UN Resolution 242 and the United Nations Charter for 50 years.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, October 16, 2017
Return to South Korea: "Anticipation". With the events of the past few months and the threat of another war in Korea, I have been studying the history of the Korean War of 1950 to 1953. As I dug into it I became fascinated with how much I did not know and how much there is to learn.
Series: Korea (3 Articles, 7378 views)
(10 comments) SHARE Friday, October 20, 2017
Return to South Korea, "The DMZ Alive" Finally, no more wasting any time. After settling into The Nest hotel at Incheon International Airport, a good night's sleep and breakfast, now the tour begins. First stop Odusan Unification Observatory on a mountain peak overlooking the Han River. It is a clear day and North Korea is clearly visible.
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 29, 2016
Diplomatic Recognition for the State of Palestine Mr. President Obama do what 136 other countries have done: You can grant International Recognition of the State of Palestine by the United States of America.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, July 30, 2021
"The Clash of Two Americas, the Unfinished Symphony", a book by Matthew Ehret "Two systems are before the world. One looks to pauperism, ignorance, depopulation, and barbarism; the other to increasing wealth, comfort, intelligence, combination of action, and civilization. One looks towards universal war; the other towards universal peace. One is the English system; the other we may be proud to call the American system"
(9 comments) SHARE Monday, April 6, 2020
Now More Than Ever Independent Media Needs Support Now More Than Ever Independent Media Needs Support
(8 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Return to South Korea: "Ambivalence" While flying my thoughts turned to ambivalence. Am I really doing the right thing; is this what I really want? As an anti-war activist is it contradictory to attend a military event, and will it end up just being a bunch of 'war stories'?
(8 comments) SHARE Monday, August 21, 2017
Hearing Loss is No Joke Hearing loss is a life altering disability that is misunderstood and ignored as a disability. Often those that are hard of hearing are made the butt of jokes, accused of selective hearing and of only hearing what they want to hear.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 3, 2015
The Police Should Only Arrest People "When They Have To". The New York City police have begun a work slowdown. They are angry over what they say is lack of public respect and Mayor de Blasio's lack of moral support in the wake of the choke hold killing of Eric Garner.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Palestine Diary #3 "Five days after Yom Kippur Jews begin the celebration of Succot...While not officially a holiday, the five day period after Yom Kippur leading up to Sukkot are the most dangerous days in the Jewish calendar" [for Palestinians]
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 26, 2015
Syria: Where are the Moderate Freedom Fighters A possible history of the Syrian civil war.
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 15, 2015
Afghanistan: "The Ghost of Vietnam" Now when millions are marching against terrorism, this is am appropriate time to recall the origins of the War in Afghanistan. The US initiated, supported, funded, armed and encouraged Islamic fundamentalist conflicts when it served its foreign-policy goals... and continues to do so. Now the US and the world are paying the price. That price is the steepest for Muslims who are the victims of the Global War on Terror.
(25 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Medicare For All: Jimmy Dore Lights Up Twitter with #ForceTheVote For two weeks Jimmy Dore, a self-described "pot smoking jagoff comedian", has been pressuring liberal Democrats in the House to pressure Nancy Pelosi to bring Medicare For All to a floor vote.
SHARE Thursday, October 19, 2017
Return to South Korea: "Getting Around, and around---" I had a live Korean who was willing to talk politics. I pressed him politely. What did he think of the new President Moon---
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, October 14, 2016
Palestine Diary #2 Palestine Diary is a series of articles that I am posting as I tour occupied Palestine. I am recording my experiences and stories that I believe to be true. In Palestine the truth and a camera to record it are a most powerful weapon against lies, propaganda, crimes against humanity and the effort to cover them up.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Fake News: Obama Scrambles to Save the Peace Process Mr. Obama, recognize the existence of the State of Palestine. Tell Israel to tear down the apartheid wall.
(11 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 27, 2017
Earth Day Denial that War Causes Climate Change Earth Day and the March for Science were more hypocrisy and feel good faux solidarity of concern for the Earth. Earth Day was carefully stage-managed to not offend or affect any change.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Medicare For All March This Saturday Medicare For All March This Saturday July 24, at a city near you. Hey liberals! Quit whining and get off the couch this Saturday. Show your support for Medicare For All. It is going to be happening all over the country, and at a city near you. Go to the link to find out where, when and sign the petition.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 12, 2022
"Don't Look Up", movie review SPOILER ALERT: "Don't Look Up". It's a satire about climate change, politics, and a lot of other stuff.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 18, 2021
What about the Afghan Women! The following is an excerpt from a longer article I wrote in January 2015. President Obama had announced in December of 2014 that the war in Afghanistan was over for the U.S. and NATO--- responsibility was being turned over to the "Afghan forces", President Obama said.