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Meet the Texas Speech Pathologist Who Lost School Job for Refusing to Sign Pro-Israel, Anti-BDS Oath httpss://www.democracynow. org/2018/12/18/meet_the_texas_speech_pathologist_who Well, for more, we are turning to Omar Barghouti. He was scheduled to join us here in our Democracy Now! studio in New York today, but instead he’s joining us from Ramallah in the West Bank. Omar Barghouti is the author of Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights. Omar, welcome to Democracy Now! Can you describe what happened when you got to the airport in Tel Aviv on Wednesday? OMAR BARGHOUTI: Sure. [...]
Deranged Donald Trump by Jeffrey Hirsch I used to kill Mosquitos, but Muslims are more fun. I need a new target for my nuclear guns… Don’t mess with me, cause I’m high toxicity. Don’t mess with me, cause my name is DDT… The oil pipelines will now resume, as will Exxon-Profits I presume! Cause my name is DDT and I’m very high toxicity!
Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got It Right—and How We Can, Too by George Lakey Reviewed by Jeffrey Hirsch In a brief look at America currently, we might ask, “Why do we have a president as incompetent, vicious and unqualified as Donald Trump?” But to look at Donald Trump in isolation is a big mistake. CBS gave him almost two billion dollars in free air time running up to the 2016 election because Donald Trump’s histrionics increased viewership, and thus advertising profits, enormously. We are getting close [...]
Multiple Choice Test by Y. B. Normal Which answer best completes this statement by Donald Trump? I can... beat up Muhammad Ali 2. out-think Albert Einstein 3. out-hurdle Jesse Owens 4. write plays better than William Shakespeare 5. do more evil than Adolf Hitler, believe me...
The War on Drugs has been a dismal failure. Hundreds of billions have been wasted on this war, millions of lives ruined, and the number of addicts and arrests continue to increase. The only real beneficiaries are companies who build prisons, prison guards, corrupt politicians and the judges, lawyers, cops and probation officers whose livelihoods depend on administration of‘drug criminals.’
“The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government” by David Talbott
Reviewed by Jeffrey Hirsch "Fundamentally, the founding fathers of US intelligence were liars." This is a quote from James Jesus Angleton, one of the great eminences of the CIA on his death bed (p. 620). How they told their lies, to whom, and why are the subjects of this great boo, which incidentally reads like a very good novel. The "why" is simple -- to make the world safe for the profits and the increase thereof of the great multinational corporations and their allied financial institutions, in [...]
by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick Gallery Books, Simon & Schuster, NY, 2012 Reviewed by Jeffrey Hirsch This is the finest book on recent US history I've ever read. Written by filmmaker Oliver Stone and Prof. Peter Kuznick, of American University in DC, this 800-page book dots the i's, crosses the t's, and amplifies many of the critical events of US history where Howard Zinn's Peoples History of the United States left off. (These books complement each other). It has material on the Obama presidency and back [...]