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Walt Gelles is the author of Options: The Alternative Cancer Therapy Book (Avery/Penguin Random House). His articles and political verse have been published at,, OpEdNews, and other websites.

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Tweedledee & Tweedledum, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 7, 2019
In U.S. Presidential Race, Both Parties Shun Critical Issues In the US one-party system, the Democrat and Republican Presidential candidates avoid the crucial issues: the urgent need for global nuclear and conventional disarmament, America's Permanent War Economy, widespread hunger and poverty, evisceration of the middle class, the 9/11 false-flag operation---pretext for domestic repression and a phony War On Terror, the ever-growing national debt, dismantling of the costly US empire.
Donald Trump - Caricature, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 3, 2018
O Captain! My Captain! With the U.S. midterm elections fast approaching, it's time to gauge the health of the American Republic, with reference to a champion of American democracy, Walt Whitman.
171228-D-SW162-1189, From FlickrPhotos
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 12, 2018
Trump Gets His Unpopular Military Parade, Countermarch Planned The Pentagon has delivered on Trump's request for a gigantic military parade to be held on Veterans Day in Washington, DC. Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, veterans groups, military top brass have all condemned the plan. A counter-demonstration, linked to simultaneous protests around the world,just might call attention to the insanity of the US permanent war economy and America's global bullying.
Ai Weiwei Held in China, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Tear Down The Great Firewall Of China As China's Communist Party begins its once-every-five-years meeting in Beijing, most of the world will look the other way while China's one-party dictatorship continues its appalling human-rights abuses, which include slave labor, torture of prisoners, and forcible surgical removal of their organs. One way to abolish this evil authoritarian system is by taking down The Great Firewall Of China which blocks internet freedom.
Polaris Nuclear Missile, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 21, 2017
Trump's United Nations Speech: Abridged Edition Trump's speech before the UN displayed his usual bellicosity, counterproductive threats, and ultranationalism. His threat to annihilate another nation, from this podium, was unprecedented for a US president. His reiterated claim of US respect for other nations' sovereignty--a green light for dictatorships--represents a sharp departure from the democratic principles that previous US leaders have at least paid lip service to.
From Trump waving goodbye., From Images
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 28, 2017
Goodbye, Trump Team Trump has demonstrated that he completely lacks the moral authority to lead the nation. The Republican Party needs to repudiate him, regardless of political expediency or poll numbers. The country needs to come together and expel this danger to American democracy.
Narendra Modi, From WikimediaPhotos
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 19, 2017
India's Man-Made Disaster: How Many Will Die Due to Modi's Demonetization? India is still reeling from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's sudden, arbitrary removal of 86% of all cash in circulation on Nov. 8, 2016. While this "demonetization" scheme has disrupted lives and businesses across all classes, the rural and semirural population has been hardest hit. Reports of developing famine have emerged. India's opposition parties are weak, corrupt, and impotent to stop this colossal man-made disaster.
Strike Debt Rolling Jubilee, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Hymn To The American Middle Class Observations on the decline of the U.S. middle class under the plutocracy/kleptocracy/oligarchy.
#umbrellarevolution Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Hong Kong Song China needs a huge infusion of economic and political democracy, as do Russia and the United States, a bankrupt empire which tries to dominate the world by military force. Here's a salute to the Hong Kong protestors...No more rule by the one percent.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Killing People By Remote Control The U.S. drone warfare and surveillance program, begun by Bush, has greatly expanded under Obama, with hardly any notice by the mainstream media or the public. Weaponized drones violate international law, are highly inaccurate, and spread deep hatred of America. Yet the drone industry, which has Congress bought-and-paid-for, is rapidly proliferating---both abroad and domestically.
Abuses of the psychiatric and psychological professions in America., From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 11, 2014
The Propaganda Never Stops Reflections on how the corporate-controlled media's endless flow of propaganda manufactures consensual reality, limits the terms of debate, and makes us passive automatons.
(24 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 31, 2014
On the Incineration of Fetuses as Waste British hospitals incinerate the fetuses of aborted and miscarried babies as garbage. Some of the babies are burned as "clinical waste" to heat clinics and hospitals. Often mothers are not given a choice, before the abortion, as to how they would like the remains to be disposed of.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 26, 2014
Celebrating Mozart's Birthday Born 258 years ago on January 27, 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was arguably the greatest composer and musical genius who ever lived. Mozart's music still sounds revolutionary today. A man for all seasons, his music inspires, delights, and heals. To help celebrate Mozart's birthday anniversary, here is a poetic tribute, followed by a resource guide listing some online resources that may be unfamiliar even to Mozart fans.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 25, 2014
Vladimir Putin: A Portrait Putin's police state holds the Russian people in its grip. His PR campaign to allay widespread revulsion at his new anti-gay laws should not fool anyone as to the true nature of this thug's style of governance.
The Scream (1893)  (Norwegian: Skrik), From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 15, 2013
The Pricey Art Auction Despite the miserable economy, the heavily manipulated high-end art market keeps roaring. The super-rich boys enjoy their toys and the thrill of the hunt.
St. Peter's Basilica Facade, From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 6, 2013
NSA Spied on the Pope The National Security Agency spies without distinction as to religion, nationality, race, or political persuasion. The 9/11 false-flag operation served as a pretext to usher in a surveillance state in the U.S. "Homeland" while expanding spying and snooping abroad.
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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 4, 2013
Big Brother Is Watching You The U.S. police state expands its powers and scope to crush dissent. Orwell's totalitarian nightmare is taking final shape under Obama/Bush.

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