Life Expectancy: Echochamber Friday

Make sure we don’t become frogs in a well. Welcome to Echochamber Friday. I posted a serious story this morning, about how the life expectancy amongst white Americans is decreasing. White America is Dying Existential anxiety. Trump personifies this fear for Americans. So moving on to something more cheerful. Life expectancy. The first article in the news feed … Continue reading Life Expectancy: Echochamber Friday

On the Ground with the Central American Migrant Caravan

  US militia patrolling the Mexico border in Texas   REUTERS/Rick Wilking On the Ground: Global Migrants Converge on Mexico City to Assist Central American Migrant Caravan MintPress News reports from the migrant caravan in Mexico City and met with members of the International Migrants Alliance, who gathered under the slogan: “Migrants, refugees and peoples … Continue reading On the Ground with the Central American Migrant Caravan

Why American Leaders Persist in Waging Losing Wars

The Pentagon Has Won the War that Matters by Tom Engelhardt In June, Austin “Scott” Miller, the special-ops general chosen to be the 17th U.S. commander in Afghanistan, appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Like so many of the generals who had preceded him, he suggested that he saw evidence of “progress” in the … Continue reading Why American Leaders Persist in Waging Losing Wars

…and the Winner is… Sheldon Adelson!!!

Casino boss Sheldon Adelson won the 2018 Midterm elections. by O Society Nov 7, 2018 He bought himself an order of magnitude more Senators and Congressmen than any other buyer. According to campaign finance records, Adelson spent $113,036,500 (as far as we know, who knows how much we don't know) on his politicians for yesterday's elections. This … Continue reading …and the Winner is… Sheldon Adelson!!!

Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions since World War II

The following article was initially published in 1997. It is in part based on the work of William Blum. Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions since World War II, 1995 by Steve Kangas Global Research CIA operations follow the same recurring script: American business interests abroad are threatened by a popular or democratically elected leader. … Continue reading Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions since World War II

Trouble in Neoliberal Paradise: The Real Reason the Knives are Out for MBS

In the six weeks before Khashoggi’s disappearance, MBS not only managed to anger the U.S. military-industrial complex but the world’s most powerful bankers. by Whitney Webb MintPress News Oct 26, 2018 RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — Amid a chorus of condemnation directed against his leadership following the slaying of controversial journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed … Continue reading Trouble in Neoliberal Paradise: The Real Reason the Knives are Out for MBS

Sunni vs Shia: the Roots of Islam’s Civil War

How  this conflict – played out in the rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia – is destabilising the world. by MICHAEL AXWORTHY New Statesman https://youtu.be/A9RCFZnWGE0 As part of a trip to Iran a few years ago, I visited a friend south of Tehran, in Kashan, a city between mountains and desert with many beautiful old buildings and … Continue reading Sunni vs Shia: the Roots of Islam’s Civil War