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Joe Clifford lives in Rhode Island and has written a regular column for an online newspaper and has contributed many articles to various RI newspapers. His articles deal almost exclusively with American Foreign policy but ventures into other areas on occasion.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 9, 2015 If This is Not "Newsworthy, What Is?"
This article discusses the lack of any media coverage by the major "news" outlets of government bombings of hospitals, and contrasts the non coverage with the over coverage by mainstream media of the mass murders, as in San Bernardino.
(16 comments) SHARE Friday, August 19, 2016 The One Trillion Dollar War with Absolutely Nothing to Show for it.
The longest war in our history continues without end and has cost over one trillion dollars and is is not even a presidential campaign issue. The Empire just continues endless war all around the world and it is not even an issue. A sad commentary on the state of the US.
(48 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 11, 2015 On the Precipice of Nuclear War
This article tells of the real possibility of nuclear war with Russia and the media's misinformation in an attempt to promote yet another war.
(7 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 9, 2015 Yemen: We did it again.
This article challenges mainstream media's explanation of the Civil War in Yemen, and puts much of the blame for the current situation squarely on on the shoulders of the US government.
(32 comments) SHARE Friday, October 2, 2015 Is Putin Right?
Is Putin trying to preserve order in the Middle East while the US tries to lay waste to yet another country?
(12 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 22, 2015 Syriza Will Offer America Hope
A Syriza like party may well blossom in the US as our system is dysfunctional. The US public now sees their government as controlled by the powerful, with the public having no representation at all. Citizens are ready to reject that dysfunctional system and they might just get the chance.
(10 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 10, 2016 The Fake News Controversy is Larger than you Think
"Fake News" is a smokescreen for future censorship and control of alternative media. Because corporate media has no credibility and has lost control of the public, they are attempting to eliminate alternative media under the guise of it being "fake news".
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Whose Congress is it? We will soon find out.
The impending battle between Congress and the US President over a treaty that would limit the spread of nuclear weapons will tell citizens a great deal about the loyalty of their Senators.
(13 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 3, 2016 The Warrior Queen or the Wacko? Who is the Lesser of Two Evils?
You may not know it but you do have a logical alternative to the clown show Presidential race. For those who languish in their choice of Trump vs. Clinton, I suggest Trump might just be the lesser of two evils.
Fortunately I have a rational sane candidate to support.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 1, 2015 What Large Banks Don't Want You to Know
This article contrasts how others, namely Iceland, dealt with their large banks who brought on the world recession of 2008. The treatment and attitude towards the large banks is contrasted with the supplicant view of the large banks in this country.
(7 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 14, 2017 Not Yet Inaugurated; Already a New War
The struggle between the military industrial complex, the Intelligence Agencies, and corporate media vs. Trump, over the narrative about Russia is the real major story that no one is willing to discuss.
SHARE Tuesday, March 3, 2015 The Bibi Circus Comes to Town
This article describes the folly of the Netanyahu speech before the US Congress, and illustrates the desire of Netanyahu to sabotage the nuclear talks with Iran, possibly insuring the next step in a US war with Iran.
(22 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 27, 2014 A Nation Without a Conscience
This article discusses the useless killing of 650,000 Iraqi children that occurred because of the US imposed sanctions on the people of Iraq and questions how a nation can convince itself that the deaths of so many innocent children was "worth it". Nothing is worth the loss of 650,000 innocent children.
(8 comments) SHARE Monday, July 6, 2015 On the Brink of Nuclear War, and You Don't See it Coming.
Warmongering neocons are risking a nuclear confrontation with Russia and most Americans do not see the emergency because a complicit corporate media merely acts as a mouthpiece of the US government and fails to report the importance of events.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, July 11, 2016 Did Senator Jack Reed Sell his Morality for $11,000?
Senator Jack Reed's support of cluster bombs illustrates the threat to democracy; the influence of money in politics. Reed does what almost the entire Congress does. It is a corrupt system that can only be ended by taking all money out of campaigns.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Dumb and Dumber: The US Public and Congress
This article describes the erosion of the Constitutional requirement that Congress declare war. It explains how the Congress and the American public have surrendered their control over the Presidency and the dangerous situation that has resulted.
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 13, 2014 Hang the Little Guy, While the Fat Cats go Free
The article describes with examples the double standard in US society, with those from government totally unaccountable for any crime, even that of murder, while examples are made of the rest of us.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 15, 2015 Why Obama Stayed Home and Avoided the French Parade
Obama could not attend the "free speech" parade in France after the Charlie Hebdo massacre because he is not a defender of free speech. His record and that of the US government, demonstrates a disdain for free speech. Obama would have been highly criticized for his hypocrisy had he gone.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, February 16, 2015 Acts of Barbarity?
This article questions and challenges the brutal act of burning human beings by all parties.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Another Bombed Hospital, Another day in the Empire.
US bombs another hospital and after 4 or 5 different stories settles on "mistake". It was not a mistake. It has happened too many times to be a mistake. It is what the American Empire does.
(7 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 1, 2015 Do We Care More About a Dead Lion, or Dead Children?
Is all life sacred? Why do all of us know the fate of Cecil but none of knows the fate of so many children who were brutally slain?
Is it media diverting our attention from the important issues of the day?
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Will Syriza come to American? Let's Hope!
The triumph of the people over the financial world has taken place in Greece with the victory of Syriza, a formerly obscure third party. Is the stage set for such a takeover by a "people's party" in the US?
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Terrorism: Things You Should Know but Might Not
We are getting round the clock coverage of the tragic Paris attacks, and our hearts go out to the families of victims, but there was very little media coverage of the US bombing of a hospital killing doctors, patients,and staff. Why not?