blue-flag-thumb2_50x50Our side's flag is a thin, airlight blue, drifting almost unseen against the sky. Our military march is a meadowlark's song among the dandelions. --Ken Kesey, The Real War
 

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  • 'We Need You To Listen' -- Exchanging Privilege For Solidarity | Mickey Z.

    Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. -- World News Trust I’ve been blessed with a handful of teaching moments lately. Each of them involved a fellow middle-aged, middle class white male activist boasting about his skill in dealing with the Blue Bloc of law enforcement . Each of them also involved me posing this question: Do you think things would’ve gone as smoothly if you were black? Each of them o...

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  • Does Russia (And Humanity) Have A Future? | Paul Craig Roberts

    Europe is complicit in its own demise July 25, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- The Russian government has finally realized that it has no Western “partners,” and is complaining bitterly about the propagandistic lies and disinformation issued without any evidence whatsoever against the Russian government by Washington, its European vassals, and presstitute media. Perhaps the Russian government thou...

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  • Washington Is Escalating the Orchestrated Ukrainian “Crisis” to War | Paul Craig Roberts

    July 24, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- Despite the conclusion by U.S. intelligence that there is no evidence of Russian involvement in the destruction of the Malaysian airliner and all lives onboard, Washington is escalating the crisis and shepherding it toward war. Twenty-two U.S. senators have introduced into the 113th Congress, Second Session, a bill, S.2277, “To prevent further Russian aggre...

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  • The Gray Light of Morning | John Michael Greer

    July 23, 2014 ( Archdruid Report ) -- I try to wear my archdruid’s hat lightly in these essays, but every so often I field questions that touch directly on the issues of ultimate meaning that our culture, however clumsily, classifies as “religious.” Two comments in response to the post here two weeks ago raised such issues, in a way that’s relevant enough to this series of posts and important eno...

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  • Gaza’s Resistance Will Not be Crushed | Ramzy Baroud

    Ramzy Baroud -- World News Trust July 22, 2014 On the 13 th day of Israel’s so-called Operation Protective Edge, stories of entire families collectively pulverized -- women and children keenly targeted by Israeli soldiers -- saturate the media. Until now, 430 Palestinians have been killed, mostly women and children, and 18 Israel soldiers been killed at the hands of the Resistance. In Shejaiya, e...

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  • Sometimes The Border Crosses You (Know Your History) | Mickey Z.

    Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. -- World News Trust July 21, 2014 “The cup of forbearance has been exhausted.” - President James K. Polk, 1846 According the Washington Post , Texas Governor Rick Perry “reportedly plans to dispatch the Texas National Guard to the U.S. border with Mexico” to deal with “the continued surge of young immigrants, most of them from Central America, crossing the border...

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  • War Zones | James Howard Kunstler

    James Howard Kunstler -- World News Trust July 21, 2014 Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summed it up the other day when he said, “We use our rockets to protect our women and children; they use their women and children to protect their rockets.” Some time ago, the Left adopted the Palestinians as their pet oppressed minority group so there is nothing that Israel might do that will be ok...

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  • The New Republic Is Queen of the Presstitutes | Paul Craig Roberts

    July 21, 2014 PaulCraigRoberts.org UPDATE: According to the latest reports, the separatists in Donetsk have handed over to Malaysian authorities the black boxes from the downed Malaysian airliner, which indicates that those who have been blamed by Washington and the Western presstitute media have nothing to fear from the facts. How much did the CIA pay the New Republic to print this false report?...

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  • Guilt By Insinuation | Paul Craig Roberts

    How American propaganda works July 21, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- Why hasn’t Washington joined Russian President Putin in calling for an objective, non-politicized international investigation by experts of the case of the Malaysian jetliner? The Russian government continues to release facts, including satellite photos showing the presence of Ukrainian Buk anti-aircraft missiles in locations f...

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  • What Happened to the Malaysian Airliner? | Paul Craig Roberts

    July 19, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- Washington’s propaganda machine is in such high gear that we are in danger of losing the facts that we do have. One fact is that the separatists do not have the expensive Buk anti-aircraft missile system or the trained personnel to operate it. Another fact is that the separatists have no incentive to shoot down an airliner and neither does Russia. Anyone ca...

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  • Make The Connections: Anti-War, Animal Rights, Collective Liberation | Mickey Z.

    Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. -- World News Trust July 18, 2014 “There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” - Audre Lorde While photographing a #FreePalestine rally in NYC on July 15, I ran into many friends. That's no surprise for me in my hometown but what does stand out is how rarely I ever encounter any of my vegan/animal rights (AR) comr...

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