Greetings to the United Nations International Independent Expert Mechanism Delegation

by Mumia Abu-Jamal Greetings to the UN delegation. Initially, I wish to thank the members of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, who prepared and filed an amicus brief in my case. And, of course, the delegation of jurists, lawyers, and scholars from the UN International Independent Expert Mechanism to Advance Racial Justice and Equality in Law Enforcement now visiting the United States. I specifically want to greet [...]

“Cracks in the Abode of Death”

“Cracks in the Abode of Death” by Mumia Abu-Jamal https://www.prisonradio.org/commentary/cracks-in-the-abode-of-death/ Few people really know the nature of death rows. It is used as a political prop by politicians and is thus a stepping stone to their gateway of power. But Death Row is really far more than that. It is a place where men and women and until recently even juveniles were sent to live and die in aching loneliness and despair. [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Say It in Numbers, Picture It in Graphs

The Social, Economic and Environmental Costs of the US Addiction to War Graphs curated by Ray Jones Editorial Cartoon by Y. B. Normal The US military budget and war are the real cause of inflation and the rising cost of living

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