Mike Whitney in “Black Flags Over Mosul” posted on June 12, 2014:

An army of Sunni fighters affiliated to al Qaida crossed the Syrian border into Iraq on Tuesday, scattering defensive units from the Iraqi security forces, capturing Iraq’s second biggest city of Mosul, and send

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America can’t seem to forgive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for following his conscience.

Why? Probably because America -- collectively -- has ignored its own.

All these years of the US government perpetrating gratuitous global bloodbaths.

Bergdahl is being scapegoated by a US-punked population that is miRead full post »

In “Police Violence and the American gulag” Andre Damon gives a sampling from across the country of recent gratuitously murderous attacks by the police against vulnerable citizens.

* Last week, an Atlanta SWAT team critically wounded a one-year-old toddler by throwing a flash g

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A doting Hillary and Bill Clinton gave their big baby girl Chelsea a $3 million wedding in 2010. Chelsea Clinton wore a strapless Vera Wang gown with a beaded waistline. Vera, of course, attended the wedding.

Petty of me to lead with this? I don’t know. Seems like the amount ofRead full post »

Thomas Gaist and Barry Grey in "The bloodbath in Donetsk":

The Obama administration in Washington and the Merkel government in Berlin both congratulated the newly elected president, billionaire oligarch Petro Poroshenko, even as he was overseeing the bloodbath in the east.

Obama and Merkel sign

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Justin Raimando in “Hating on Bowe Bergdahl” broke me out of my cognitive dissonant nausea over the trial by media, chicken hawks, political gamespeople, lynch-mob/firing squad jingoists of the recently rescued American POW from Afghanistan. Raimando refreshingly writes:

The very la

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David Swanson in “Juvenile Prison: $5 Billion for Child Abuse” writes:

Solitary confinement greatly increases suicide rates, and yet is used as a punishment for the offense of being suicidal. ... it is part of a process that fundamentally destroys our young people, a process which w

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Obama’s promise to “reform” the Veterans Affairs’ health care system hides a real agenda of privatization assert Kate Randall and Barry Grey in “The drive to privatize US veterans’ health care.”

The ruling class and its political stooges and media

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In “Obama’s West Point speech: A prescription for unending war” Bill Van Auken exposes the folly of the corporate media in framing Obama’s recent speech as “an embrace of a more multilateral and less militaristic American foreign policy.”

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MAY 29, 2014 9:47PM

Many Moods to My Haiku


The girl with the tear
swollen face looked sadly at
me from the mirror.


Daffodils glow yellow 
on my table. Outside Spring 
unlocks grim New York.


Shame-giddy dental
reckoning. Doctor awaits my
mea culpa mouth.


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Cornelius Vanderbilt on lower roof of Grand Central Station: 



The ever-popular subject with me GE building near work: 









Chrysler building: 



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Writing my last blog about wrongly convicted political activist Cecily McMillan made me think back to my own NYC OWS protest experiences. Here are excerpts from two blogs I posted 10-16-11 and 10-18-11 about a night I spent at Zuccotti Park.
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Let’s say you are a passionate, peace-and-justice advocating 25-year old female graduate student at NYC’s School of Social Research, participating in a legal OWS demonstration of several hundred in March 2012 at Zuccotti Park in NYC -- its sixth month memorial celebration. Suddenly from bRead full post »

The apt “OILigarchy’”coinage belongs to Jacqueline Marcus in “When It Comes to Expanding the US Oil Empire, Expect Chaos in Ukraine and Nigeria.” She writes:

While climate change escalates to an emergency crisis, a growing national security concern, the US OIL

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Why are we, the United States, actively enabling a coup government that is brutally massacring its own people? A government conceived from a violent coup, that we also actively enabled, against an elected president.

Recent US polls indicate that our citizenry does not want our government actively intRead full post »

Forgive my flippant sarcasm. Actually I feel serious concern with every unfolding fresh hell I manage to hear about the Ukraine fiasco -- no thanks to our corporate media propaganda.

I want to celebrate the courage of referendum-voting local eastern Ukrainians, despite the threats to them of physicalRead full post »

MAY 13, 2014 3:08PM

NYC High & Low Perspectives (Pix)

































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In Ukraine scores of UNARMED CIVILIANS presently are being mass murdered by forces of the junta government of Kiev -- and the Obama administration and our Congresspeople and our mainstream media are just FINE and DANDY about that!!!


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MAY 10, 2014 7:20AM

Re-Post: Short 'mother' poem


You, as mother,
flutter so
with anxiety
and love
over your children.
They humor your attentiveness
and yet
know -- deep down --
that in your tears
they could drown.


 Daniel Ellsberg:

"The pursuit of Risen is a warning to potential sources that journalists cannot promise them confidentiality for disclosing Executive Branch criminality, recklessness, deception, unconstitutional policies or lying us into war."

Lucy Dalglish, executive director of

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Prof. Michel Chossudovsky maintains that Neo-Nazi mobs in Odessa were supported by the illegitimate Kiev regime, along with mentoring US/NATO military strategists, in a “terrorist operation” which aimed at killing innocent civilians.

Chossudovsky declares:

There was nothing spontaneo

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On Friday in the White House Rose Garden Barack Obama held a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during which the U.S. President expressed full support for a harsh crackdown against “pro-federalism”, pro-Russian, anti-coup Kiev government protesters in eastern Ukraine atRead full post »

What follows are five fact-filled and revelatory perspectives I have distilled from Professor John McMurtry’s compelling “‘Global Society Destruction’ and The Ukraine Crisis: Decoding its Deep Structural Meaning”. McMurtry cuts through the mainstream media anti-Rus/

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The NewsHour did a special feature tonight called “Is Obama’s foreign policy doctrine working?” They launched the story with a sound bite of John McCain accusing the Obama administration of “talking loudly but carrying a little stick.”

That accusation set the tone aRead full post »

Matthew Behrens calls out -- big time -- Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, along with John Baird, Harper’s “foreign affairs pitbull” in “Ukraine and Canada’s Coup-Supporting Corporate Cowboy Diplomacy”.

Behrens writes of a “messianic” foreiRead full post »