Behind the Ilhan Omar Outrage Lies the Suppressed History of 9/11

Trump’s demagogic ploy with the freshman lawmaker raises the more serious question of who and what led to the “Day of Planes." by Max Blumenthal Consortium News edited by O Society April 21, 2019 As Donald Trump sharpens his re-election messaging, he has sought to make a foil out of freshman Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar, … Continue reading Behind the Ilhan Omar Outrage Lies the Suppressed History of 9/11

American Internet Companies Are Privatized Instruments of US Geopolitical Power: They No Longer Bother To Hide It

Perhaps the one positive thing to come out of RussiaGate is no one believes Silicon Valley’s global utopianism anymore. By Yasha Levine edited by O Society April 21, 2019   What a Western Electric advert from 1944 can teach us about Google and Facebook I was in the New York Public Library recently doing research … Continue reading American Internet Companies Are Privatized Instruments of US Geopolitical Power: They No Longer Bother To Hide It

Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse

  No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to force a political response ‘Catastrophe afflicts people now and, unlike those in the rich world who can still afford to wallow in despair, they are forced to respond in practical ways.’ Photograph: Guillem Sartorio/AFP/Getty Images by George Monbiot Guardian edited by … Continue reading Only rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse

A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

by Naomi Klein Intercept edited by O Society April 20, 2019 “A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez” is a seven-minute film narrated by the congresswoman and illustrated by Molly Crabapple. Set a couple of decades from now, it’s a flat-out rejection of the idea a dystopian future is a forgone conclusion. Instead, it … Continue reading A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Jimmy Carter: US ‘Most Warlike Nation in History of the World’

Former president says peaceful China 'ahead of us in almost every way.' by Brett Wilkins Common Dreams edited by O Society April 20, 2019 The only US president to complete his term without war, military attack or occupation calls the United States “the most warlike nation in the history of the world.” During his regular Sunday school … Continue reading Jimmy Carter: US ‘Most Warlike Nation in History of the World’

Chomsky: By Focusing on Russia, Democrats Handed Trump a “Huge Gift” & Possibly the 2020 Election

Amy Goodman interviews Noam Chomsky DemocracyNow! edited by O Society April 20, 2019 https://youtu.be/sLyS0E91H1o AMY GOODMAN: Can you share your analysis of Donald Trump? You have lived through so many presidents. Explain Trump to us and assess the massive response to him. NOAM CHOMSKY: Well, Trump is—you know, I think there are a number of … Continue reading Chomsky: By Focusing on Russia, Democrats Handed Trump a “Huge Gift” & Possibly the 2020 Election

What Will It Take For Trump to Get His Due?

by Andrew Levine CounterPunch edited by O Society April 20, 2019 It is hard to recall now but before the 2016 election, blatant contempt for the rule of law and other longstanding (small-r) republican values, public displays of stupidity, extreme character flaws, and irrefutable evidence of psychological instability could wreck a presidential campaign; and it … Continue reading What Will It Take For Trump to Get His Due?