Ron Paul’s Liberty Report, Chris Hedges Truthdig, Counterpunch, Truthout

I have added feeds for four news sources (Ron Paul’s Liberty Report & Ron Paul’s YouTube Videos), Chris Hedges Truthdig & Counterpunch (left-wing perspectives not heard in any mainstream media) that will report on news you can’t get in American mainstream news or that offer a perspective often missing from mainstream news. I do not completely agree with Ron Paul, Chris Hedges or Counterpunch on everything, but most of what’s at mainstream news is group think and I like to think for myself. Ron Paul disagrees with some of the leftist positions, but I want all intelligent arguments heard and encourage readers to draw their own conclusions. I have deliberately chosen sources that appear well thought out and are not propaganda. I disagree with Counterpunch more than I agree with them, but every now and then they hit the nail on the head and they deserve a hearing, even if they are liberal leaning and counter to much of what I believe as an evangelical. I tend to agree with Ron Paul about eighty percent, but feel I need to allow some liberal voices here to balance him out.


Ron Paul’s Liberty Report

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  • With US Withdrawal, Is Hillary's War On Syria Finally Over?
    President Trump announced this morning that the US would continue to withdraw from Syria and allow the countries in the region to solve their own border disputes. He claims the US was 100 percent responsible for the destruction of ISIS. He blamed the Obama Administration for not removing Assad, blaming him for gassing his own people. Is the war over? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); [...]
  • Homeschoolers are Educated, Not Indoctrinated
    By Ron Paul​Schoolchildren across the country recently skipped school or walked out of class to rally for new restrictions on our economic and personal liberties in the name of fighting “climate change.” Instead of punishing students for playing hooky to promote a political cause, many teachers and administrators allowed, or even encouraged, students to skip school to attend these events. Public schools have also given students the day off to attend pro-gun control ralli [...]
  • Theft Can Never Be Virtuous
    By Chris RossiniWe are all born as free and independent individuals. But coming to know and understand what that means has been quite the issue for mankind, to say the least.Those who attempt to smear advocates of liberty, will often point out that to be free means that you can do whatever you want, to whomever you want, with no restrictions. This is a very amateurish argument, of course.The truth is we are individuals (which necessarily means we are not omnipotent). Since we are not omnipo [...]
  • 'Truth Is Treason' - The Torture Of Julian Assange
    Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange appeared before a UK judge to request more time to prepare his case against the US extradition request. Acting more like a Soviet tribunal, the judge went on to deny his every request. He is not allowed to prepare to fight his extradition. Even though Assange has served his time for "jumping bail," the British court ruled that he must remain in prison. His shocking mental and physical condition after being held for months in UK's notorious Belmarsh prison only [...]
  • How Socialized Medicine Kills The Patient & Robs The Taxpayer
    By Thomas DiLorenzo[Editor's Note: The following is excerpted from Thomas DiLorenzo's book The Problem with Socialism]When it comes to something as important as healthcare, the last thing anyone should want is for the entire system to become a government-run monopoly. [...]In fact, socialist healthcare is based almost entirely on deception. It works this way: patients usually pay nothing (or a minuscule fee) at the point of service, thereby forming the false impression that heal [...]
  • Homeschool For Success - One Student's Amazing Journey
    Homeschooler Lani Rodriguez shares the secrets to her great academic success with the Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum. Why let government schools turn kids into drones when there's a much better way? Easy for the parents and inspirational for the students. Interested? Go to: http://www.RonPaulCurriculum.com for more information and to try the program for FREE! [...]
  • The Endless Propaganda To Keep The Endless Wars Going
    By Chris RossiniAmericans have been voting for peace candidates for decades. One of the surest ways to become president in America is to promise that you'll put an end to the endless wars.George W. Bush did it ... Obama did it ... and so did Trump.Yet, despite the empty promises and Nobel Peace Prizes, neither Bush, nor Obama delivered. They expanded the forever wars with reckless abandon.While President Trump is still in the thick of it, he has made a very bold  move to remove 1,000 A [...]
  • End The Suffering - Get Government OUT Of The Healthcare Industry!
    There's a timeless principle that whatever government touches, it ultimately ruins. Many years ago, government invaded the healthcare industry, along with the blessings of politically-connected corporations. The disastrous results cannot be more obvious. The answer is to rid the industry of government interference. The politically-connected corporations will fight for continued "government regulations," but the fresh air of free markets are the only fix for this gargantuan mess. (adsbygoogle = [...]
  • Does Socialism Lead To War? With Special Guest Sen. Rand Paul
    Senator Rand Paul joins today's Ron Paul Liberty Report to discuss Washington's war on peace and freedom and his new book, "The Case Against Socialism." [...]
  • Empire and Interventionism vs. Republic and Noninterventionism
    By Jacob G. Hornberger​The chaos arising from U.S. interventionism in Syria provides an excellent opportunity to explore the interventionist mind.Consider the terminology being employed by interventionists: President Trump’s actions in Syria have left a “power vacuum,” one that Russia and Iran are now filling. The United States will no longer have “influence” in the region. “Allies” will no longer be able to trust the U.S. to come to their assistance. Trump’s actions have threa [...]

Ron Paul’s YouTube Videos

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Chris Hedges’s Truthdig (Drilling Beneath the Headlines)


Counterpunch

  • Western China and the New Silk Road
    Coming to China every few months has almost become a regular occurrence for me, though this time I am in a part of China I have not been to before. China’s developmental model has for decades been tilted towards export-based manufacturing. This model has brought immense benefits to China. Its eastern coastal regions, Guangdong and its hinterlands in particular, have flourished, while China inland and to the west has lagged behind this hectic developmental pace. More The post Western China and the New Silk Road appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Stirrings of Basic Change Accompany Protests in Haiti
    Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Food availability is uncertain for 60 percent of the people. Conditions are bleak, and bleaker still from shortages, rampant political corruption, and not much to show after two years of regular street protests. In the year prior to September, security forces killed 77 people. That month protests accentuated and by October 7 they had killed at least 17 more. More The post Stirrings of Basic Change Accompany Protests in Haiti appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Inviting the Chief of the Grizzlies to Our Feast
    Harvest season is a time of abundance. From the earth’s gifts we bake apple pies, pickle beets, and boil cranberry for jelly. Many head out hunting, not unlike grizzlies. In fact, as fellow omnivores, we humans and grizzlies share similar tastes. This can be a terrible recipe for conflict, especially when hungry grizzlies contest foods More The post Inviting the Chief of the Grizzlies to Our Feast appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Democrats Helped Cultivate the Barbarism of ISIS
    There is something profoundly deceitful in the way the Democratic Party and the corporate media are framing Donald Trump’s decision to pull troops out of Syria. One does not need to defend Trump’s actions or ignore the dangers posed to the Kurds, at least in the short term, by the departure of US forces from More The post The Democrats Helped Cultivate the Barbarism of ISIS appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Military Spending’s Out of Control While Slashing It Could Easily Fund Medicare for All
    Something very unusual happened on Thursday, Oct. 17. The New York Times suddenly ran an article on its opinion page explaining how to cut $300 billion from the $1-trillion military budget — enough, the article explained, to fund Bernie Sanders’ proposed program for an expanded Medicare program to cover all Americans without raising a dime More The post Military Spending’s Out of Control While Slashing It Could Easily Fund Medicare for All appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • With 2020 Hindsight, the Buffoonery Ahead
    I was musing inconsolably, a picture of Donald Trump seated with Recep Erdoğan at a Taksim Square cafe in the Golden Horn, broken heads strewn everywhere, pigeons out of control, fishmongers singing the blues — Don and Ceppi, good buds comparing notes on how much they hate journalists, demi-tasse pinkies high. “Enemies of the state,” More The post With 2020 Hindsight, the Buffoonery Ahead appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Chicago Teachers Strike: “Until We Get What Our Students Deserve”
    After Mayor Lori Lightfoot rejected the demands of the Chicago Teachers Union, 25,000 teachers and 7,000 support staff launched a strike on Thursday, October 17, shutting down the schools for some 300,000 students. Also on the picket line were members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 73, representing Special Education Classroom Assistants. On More The post The Chicago Teachers Strike: “Until We Get What Our Students Deserve” appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • America’s Mission to Remake Afghanistan Has Failed
    The United States is ready to leave Afghanistan despite the latest gambit by President Trump to call off peace negotiations with the Taliban. The US intervention in the country in 2001 has turned into a trillion-dollar disaster. It was ostensibly intended to punish the Taliban for sheltering Al-Qaeda before 9/11 and to prevent the use of More The post America’s Mission to Remake Afghanistan Has Failed appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Thoughts on the Impeachment of Donald Trump
    During my recent ten-week book tour through the USA I found one sentiment predominant; anger and disgust regarding Donald Trump, which was certainly understandable. But then, my trip covered only the East and West coasts plus Chicago and urban Wisconsin; in other regions the picture would hardly have been so unanimous. Now, from a great More The post Thoughts on the Impeachment of Donald Trump appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Celebrity Protesters and Extinction Rebellion
    Benedict Cumberbatch. Olivia Colman. Fine actors. They believe in Extinction Rebellion, or perhaps, rebelling against the prospect of extinction. The environment thing, humanity as a damnably scandalous, ecologically damaging species. But they also believe in taking sponsorship from the very same entities who are doing their best (or worst) to engage in matters of existential More The post Celebrity Protesters and Extinction Rebellion appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Spotted Owls and the National Christmas Tree
    The national Christmas tree this year will come from my home state of New Mexico. It might be the only Christmas tree that comes from a national forest in New Mexico — and if that happens, people are going to blame me. That’s because my organization, WildEarth Guardians, won a court ruling halting all timber More The post Spotted Owls and the National Christmas Tree appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Kurds as U.S. Sacrificial Lambs
    How often have we heard in the last few days---from countless retired military officers and intelligence officials, security analysts, think tank talking heads---that the Kurds in Syria "died for us"? You know, sort of like Jesus on the cross?nAs though in fighting ISIL--a grotesque by-product of the criminal U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003--the Syrian Kurds were doing anything other than protecting their homeland? More The post The Kurds as U.S. Sacrificial Lambs appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Trump and the Retreat of the American Empire
    In days gone by, I used to compare the Trump presidency with the Arab dictatorships. He took preposterous pleasure in the company of Egypt’s Sisi (60,000 political prisoners) and his inane ramblings had much in common with those of Muammar Gaddafi, who also “authored” a book he never wrote but whom Trump never met (albeit that Tony Blair and Gaddafi kissed each other on the cheek). But over the past week, I’ve begun to realise that the crackpot in the White House has much more in common with ancient Rome. More The post Trump and the Retreat of the American Empire appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Trump’s Endless Wars
    Donald Trump loves to talk about ending the endless U.S. wars that he inherited as president. He tweets about it. He endlessly criticizes his predecessors for their martial mistakes. But like the old saw about the weather, Trump talks a whole lot about endless wars but doesn’t do anything about them. Just this month, he More The post Trump’s Endless Wars appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Will the GOP Become the Party of Blue-Collar Conservatism?
    From the days of Franklin Delano Roosevelt onward through to the 1990s, the Democrats had long been considered the party of the working class. That perception lingered long after the fact that by the 1990s, they had more accurately become the party of Wall Street and Silicon Valley, often embracing policies at variance with their More The post Will the GOP Become the Party of Blue-Collar Conservatism? appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Trump’s Fake Withdrawal From Endless War
    On Monday, October 7th, the U.S. withdrew 50 to 100 troops from positions near Syria’s border with Turkey, and two days later Turkey invaded Rojava, the de facto autonomous Kurdish region of northeast Syria. Trump is now taking credit for a temporary, tenuous ceasefire. In a blizzard of tweets and statements, Donald Trump has portrayed More The post Trump’s Fake Withdrawal From Endless War appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Trump Declares Victory in China Trade War
    Back in the late 1960s, when it was clear that the United States was losing in Vietnam, Vermont Senator George Aiken came up with the plan to declare victory and leave. It seems that Donald Trump has stolen the senator’s playbook. While we don’t know much of the details of Trump’s partial deal with China, More The post Trump Declares Victory in China Trade War appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Bretton Woods Institutions’ Neoliberal Over-Reach Leaves Global Governance in the Gutter
    Last week’s annual meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund was held in Washington, DC, with back-slapping now that the Bretton Woods twins have reached age 75 (they were founded at a New Hampshire hotel in 1944). But no amount of back-slapping can disguise the way these institutions have led the world into More The post Bretton Woods Institutions’ Neoliberal Over-Reach Leaves Global Governance in the Gutter appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • XR Co-Founder Discusses Climate Emergency
    Extinction Rebellion (“XR”) has hit the world stage like a flash of light with participants in more than 70 countries all within one year’s time. Its allure is simply “telling the truth” about the climate crisis… for a change. A breath of fresh air in a world filled with deceit and lies by people in More The post XR Co-Founder Discusses Climate Emergency appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Terrorized, Traumatized and Killed: The Police State’s Deadly Toll on America’s Children
    “Mommy, am I gonna die?”— 4-year-old Ava Ellis after being inadvertently shot in the leg by a police officer who was aiming for the girl’s boxer-terrier dog, Patches “‘Am I going to get shot again.’”—2-year-old survivor of a police shooting that left his three siblings, ages 1, 4 and 5, with a bullet in the More The post Terrorized, Traumatized and Killed: The Police State’s Deadly Toll on America’s Children appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • A World Partnership for Ecopolitical Health and Security
    The world in 2019 is in deep trouble. States still act in their own interest, scarcely paying attention to the evolving horrors of climate change, war, hunger, ecological impoverishment of the planet and rapidly growing population. In such a precarious ecopolitical environment, we have the United States run by a president acting like a two-year More The post A World Partnership for Ecopolitical Health and Security appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Decent Protester: a Down Under Creation
    The Decent Protester, appropriately capitalised and revered is, from the outset, one who does not protest. It is an important point: to protest in the visage of such a person is an urge best left to inner fantasy and feeling. You come late to the scene: the best work and revolt has been done; the More The post The Decent Protester: a Down Under Creation appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Pro-Democracy Movement in Haiti Swells Despite Police Violence
    It’s getting hard not to notice that U.S. corporate media is covering pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong far more than pro-democracy forces in the Caribbean. It can be challenging to catch up on significant events in a place that’s a mere two-hour flight from Miami; with a few exceptions, the media is largely failing Haiti More The post Pro-Democracy Movement in Haiti Swells Despite Police Violence appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Alliance for the Wild Rockies Challenges Logging and Burning Project in Methow Valley
    The Alliance for the Wild Rockies has mounted a legal challenge against the Mission Restoration Project on National Forest lands in the Methow Valley west of Twisp, Washington.  This pristine, remote rural area is sandwiched between the Pasayten Wilderness on the north, the Sawtooth Wilderness on the south, and the North Cascades National Park on the west.  It is More The post Alliance for the Wild Rockies Challenges Logging and Burning Project in Methow Valley appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Change the Nation You Live In
    First, I want to say that, despite the difficulty that it sometimes is, I absolutely believe in all People and our inherent worth. This is of paramount importance for us as humanity to understand, because without it, we will always come to cages, borders, hate, pollution, arrogance, war, greed – sicknesses galore; all that the More The post Change the Nation You Live In appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Humane War 
    Humane War  Dreamt last night of humane war, The jets sprayed heavy sedatives Across the megalopolis Before commencing bombardment. I inhaled just enough of the stuff To slow me down, to keep me from The shelter, in the cellar, but An insufficient dose to put me under. So What else could I do? I lay More The post Humane War  appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Wolf at the Door: Adventures in Fundraising With Cockburn
    CounterPunch went online 20 years ago, just in time for Clinton’s war on Serbia. Clinton’s war was premeditated, our transit to the World-Wide Web was reluctant, at best. Cockburn’s relationship with computers was hostile. Mine was indifferent. I surfed the web, like anyone else, but had no idea how it would be useful for us. More The post The Wolf at the Door: Adventures in Fundraising With Cockburn appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Myopic Morality: The Rehabilitation of George W. Bush
    It’s a nice story if you don’t think beyond it: former president George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, sitting in the Cowboys’ owner’s luxury suite with Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi at a Dallas Cowboys/Green Bay Packers NFL game. “People were upset,” DeGeneres was quoted as saying. “They thought, why is a gay Hollywood liberal sitting next to a conservative Republican president. . . . A lot of people were mad . And they did what people do when they’re mad . . . they tweet.” Rather than sharing any negative tweets, DeGeneres offered a positive one: “ ‘Ellen and George Bush together makes me have faith in America again.’” More The post Myopic Morality: The Rehabilitation of George W. Bush appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Let’s Make Sure the Nazis Killed in Vain
    I don’t know how many times I heard that if we don’t stand by Israel, the victims of the Nazi Judeocide will have died in vain. I knew something was wrong with that claim, but for the longest time I couldn’t put my finger on it. Now I think I can. The claim is peculiar right off the bat. How would backing an Israeli regime that systematically and indiscriminately oppresses an entire non-European population in the 21st century possibly honor the victims of the Nazis, who were in power in Germany from 1933 to 1945? It makes no sense. More The post Let’s Make Sure the Nazis Killed in Vain appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Chinese Revolution at 70: Twists and Turns, to What?
    In period since 1949, the Chinese state squeezed more work out of the workers and peasants in order to accumulate surpluses that could be invested for the diversification of the economy. The economic and political choices over this seventy year period produced many twists and turns, ups and downs in the process of unleashing a great leap forward, a cultural revolution and then a ‘reform ‘ agenda. It is in this fourth stage after the ‘reforms’ where the challenges of militarism, financialization and environmental degradation will test the mettle of Chinese socialism. More The post Chinese Revolution at 70: Twists and Turns, to What? appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Empire Steps Back
    What everyone is most upset about with regard to Syria isn’t the bloodshed or anything having [to] do with human rights. It’s the decline in American control of the Middle East. This is 100% about US imperialism taking a hit. — Rania Khalek, (@RaniaKhalek) October 14, 2019 A series of Donald Trump’s decisions, culminating in More The post The Empire Steps Back appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Where are the Influentials Who Find Trump Despicable?
    The British political philosopher, John Stuart Mill, was a man of many pithy phrases. Possibly his most widely quoted assertion is that “Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.” This quote fits the Trump age perfectly. Where are you, Barack Obama? Obama is still polling higher than any other politician, active or retired. More The post Where are the Influentials Who Find Trump Despicable? appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Poll Projection: Left-Leaning Jagmeet Singh to Share Power with Trudeau in Canada
    Late breaking momentum for the New Democratic Party (NDP) and its leader Jagmeet Singh according to Nanos, one of Canada’s most respected polling firms, spells further trouble for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In almost all events, Trudeau appears headed toward a second term as Prime Minister of Canada when polls close across Canada this evening. More The post Poll Projection: Left-Leaning Jagmeet Singh to Share Power with Trudeau in Canada appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Excuses, Excuses: Now Hillary Clinton’s Attacking Her Own Party’s Candidates
    “I’m not making any predictions, but I think [the Russians] have got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate,” said Hillary Clinton on her former campaign manager’s podcast.  “They know they can’t win without a third party candidate.” Was Clinton referring to More The post Excuses, Excuses: Now Hillary Clinton’s Attacking Her Own Party’s Candidates appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The United States Air Force at Incirlik, Our National “Black Eye”
    Current events concerning Turkey and the Kurds in Syria remind me of a conversation I had with a US Air Force colonel almost 17 years ago in a courtroom in Des Moines. To refresh my memory, I dug deep into my closet and dusted off the transcript of the case, “STATE OF IOWA, plaintiff vs. More The post The United States Air Force at Incirlik, Our National “Black Eye” appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • A Plea for More Cynicism, Not Less: Election Day in Canada
    “…. for where there are disorders, grief, terror, unsatisfied desire, the realization of everything that should be avoided, envies, and jealousies; in short, wherever there reigns all those things that characterize the king’s actual existence; how could happiness make its way?” – Epictetus Election Day in Canada has arrived and yet many observers, such as More The post A Plea for More Cynicism, Not Less: Election Day in Canada appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • No Limits to Evil?
    Not all world leaders are evil.  The Russians are bombing hospitals in Syria, but the president of Ethiopia has just won the Nobel Prize for fostering peace in the Horn of Africa.  Meanwhile, the presidents of China, Russia, India, Turkey, and  the United States are distinguished by their almost unimaginably evil actions.    Claiming that More The post No Limits to Evil? appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • The Collusion of Church and State
    Intrigued by the controversy that erupted over Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech before the American Association of Christian Counselors last week in Nashville — it was titled “Being a Christian Leader” and was eventually removed from the State Department website — I wound up reading the whole speech. And I actually found one paragraph More The post The Collusion of Church and State appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Taking Next Steps Toward Nuclear Abolition
    My friend Marianne Goldscheider, who is 87, suffered a broken hip in July, 2018 and then, in June 2019, it happened again. When she broke her hip the first time, she was running, with her son, on a football field. After the second break, when she fell in her kitchen, she recalls her only desire More The post Taking Next Steps Toward Nuclear Abolition appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • How the Tax System Rewards Polluters
    Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who sparked student protests across the globe, had this to tell the UN General Assembly in New York: “People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money and fairytales of More The post How the Tax System Rewards Polluters appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Who is Buying Seattle? The Perils of the Luxury Real Estate Boom
    Seattle is experiencing a luxury real estate boom, with thousands of new luxury residential and rental units in different stages of development. A decade from now, Seattle’s skyline and population demographics will be fundamentally altered by decisions being made today. This boom does have benefits, providing jobs in the building trades and increasing property tax More The post Who is Buying Seattle? The Perils of the Luxury Real Estate Boom appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Trump as the “Anti-War” President: on Misinformation in American Political Discourse
    It is a great propaganda victory for Donald Trump that he has managed to sell himself as “anti-war.” Broadly speaking, Trump has no anti-war bona fides to draw upon. He’s torn up the Iran agreement, while threatening war in its place. He’s threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea. Trump has presided over consistent increases in spending for the American warfare state. And he’s engaged in more drone strikes than Obama up to this point in both presidencies. Trump has put forward no timetable for the final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. He’s continued for more than two years the U.S. military presence in Syria, in the name of defeating ISIS. And he’s now greenlighted ethnic cleansing against the Kurds in Northern Syria by removing U.S. troops from the region and enabling Turkey’s invasion. More The post Trump as the “Anti-War” President: on Misinformation in American Political Discourse appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Roaming Charges: Where’s the Beef With Billionaires?
    Another Democratic debate, another wasted day and wasted night. These episodes of tedium and mental torment might be more tolerable on LSD. The problem is that they last longer than the average acid trip and you wouldn't want to risk coming down to the sound of Kamala Harris' hectoring voice. That would be a hard landing, indeed. More The post Roaming Charges: Where’s the Beef With Billionaires? appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Capitalism and the Violence of Environmental Decline
    Since the re-beginning of the environmental movement in the 1960s, the scale and scope of environmental ills have been systematically understated, suggesting both that the causal mechanisms weren’t entirely understood and that environmental problems have been growing. That way of proceeding, of identifying problems and solving their proximate causes, occasionally resolved individual problems without addressing their singular generating mechanism--- industrial capitalism. Environmental woes are now past the point when solving multiple problems individually constitutes a workable path forward. More The post Capitalism and the Violence of Environmental Decline appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Bernie in the Deep Shit: Dismal Dem Debate Reflections
    Unfettered Capitalism To anyone who watched the latest Democratic presidential candidate circus (“debate”) without a right-leaning bias last Tuesday, there was a clear winner: the social democrat Bernie Sanders. Smiling and confident in the wake of his recent mild heart attack, the progressive Senator from Vermont spoke eloquently against American economic inequality so extreme that More The post Bernie in the Deep Shit: Dismal Dem Debate Reflections appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • What’s So Awful About Foreign Interference?
    The idea that our “democracy” is under attack by foreign adversaries rings hollow to anyone who thinks about it for more than a second or two, or rather it should. The reason is obvious: we don’t have a democracy to attack. What we have are more or less – generally less — democratic elections. For More The post What’s So Awful About Foreign Interference? appeared first on CounterPunch.org.
  • Boris Johnson’s Brexit “Betrayal”: Elect a Clown, Expect a Pie in Your Face
    “We have a deal!”, said the European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, on 17th October, following intense negotiations with the UK. Juncker was referring to a new draft treaty on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU). But early reports suggest that British Prime Minister (PM) Boris Johnson has merely rehashed former PM Theresa May’s disastrous More The post Boris Johnson’s Brexit “Betrayal”: Elect a Clown, Expect a Pie in Your Face appeared first on CounterPunch.org.

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