What Can the US Bring to the Peace Table for Ukraine?

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has just issued its 2023 Doomsday Clock statement, calling this “a time of unprecedented danger.” It has advanced the hands of the clock to 90 seconds to midnight, meaning that the world is closer to global catastrophe than ever before, mainly because the conflict in Ukraine has gravely increased the risk of nuclear war. This scientific assessment should [...]

MEMOIR FROM A LONG TIME VOLUNTEER AT PACIFICA FOUNDATION-KPFK 90.7 FM

WHAT THE HECK IS HAPPENING at PACIFICA RADIO TODAY ? by Bella De Soto Pacifica Radio is possibly the last Non-Commercial Broadcasting Radio Bastion on the FM dial! I first joined Pacifica-KPFK 90.7 FM Radio Station in 1995, when I sent my $25.00 annual membership subscription check. Since then, I have been involved as a volunteer with KPFK through different committees of the LSB-Local Station Board.  But these LSB Committees were not [...]

The Ukraine Crisis Is a Classic “Security Dilemma”

The Ukraine Crisis Is a Classic “Security Dilemma” by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Photo: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) meets in Lodz, Poland, on December 1, 2022. Photo credit: OSCE On December 27 2022, both Russia and Ukraine issued calls for ending the war in Ukraine, but only on non-negotiable terms that they each know the other side will reject. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Kuleba proposed a [...]

Letter to the Editor: Climate Change and Cultivated Meat

To the editor, If our political leaders are serious about addressing the climate crisis, they should support increased public funding for cultivated-meat research. For those who aren’t familiar with the term, cultivated meat is grown from animal cells, without slaughter. It requires a fraction of the greenhouse-gas emissions that raising livestock does. While the Food and Drug Administration recently gave its approval to the new protein, further technological development is needed so [...]

Stop Racism by Educating the Children

Stop Racism by Educating the Children by Errol Segal Since day one, we have had racism in America and for sure all over the world.  On Thursday, December 8th an article appeared in the LA Times stating that “Hate crimes in L.A. County reach[ed] the highest level in nearly two decades”. My name is Errol Segal.  I am the Senior Recycling Consultant for Active Recycling Co. Inc. located at 2000 West Slauson [...]

Can the Left Disagree without Being Disagreeable?

Can the Left Disagree Without Being Disagreeable? We need to be far more generous with each other, able to hold conversations without resort to insults and abuses. Out of disagreement comes understanding. But out of malicious slander only comes disorientation. by Vijay Prashad in COUNTERPUNCH I have been a reporter for thirty years. During this period, I have been to many former war zones and to active war zones, including in Iraq, [...]

The USA Caused the War in Ukraine, and Only the USA Can End It

by Bryan Davies While United States  infrastructure has been rotting away and entire cities don’t even have access to clean drinking water, the Biden Administration and the entire Democratic Party elite have given over $54 billion in military aid to Ukraine from February, 2022 to the present. Reading mainstream news, we’re led to believe that this invasion was unprovoked; unpredictable; and a story of a rogue, authoritarian state preying on a weaker, [...]

Nuclear Extortion?  Abolish Nuclear Weapons

By Marcy Winograd and Medea Benjamin In a moment of candor, President Biden told Democratic Party contributors the risk of nuclear “Armageddon” is the highest since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, when the Soviet Union installed nuclear missiles in Cuba, 90 miles from Florida. Referring to Russian President Putin’s veiled threats to use short-range nuclear weapons in Ukraine, the President added it was the first time since the Cuban Missile Crisis such [...]

Critical Race Theory and LA City Council Racism

Critical Race Theory is for the Children By Alicia Vargas The people of Los Ángeles have spoken— they expect three city council resignations. One down… When former L.A. City council member and president Nury Martínez had the audacity to believe stepping down from her role as city council President would provide sufficient absolution from her racist wrongdoings, the people of Los Ángeles got louder. And most of these Angelenos that are now [...]

CIA Hypocrisy on Whistleblowers Exposed

The CIA Blows the Whistle  on its Hypocrisy about  ‘Sources and Methods’ by William Neuheisel (Responsible Statecraft) Reuters recently published new reporting on the story of one of the worst U.S. intelligence failures in decades. From approximately 2010 to 2013, dozens of CIA informants in China, Iran, and elsewhere were rounded up and executed, jailed, or flipped to double agents. In Iran and China, almost the entirety of the CIA’s network in [...]

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