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Aug 2021

August 2, 2021

To head off eviction crisis, states must speed disbursing of $50 billion in aid for tenants and landlords sponsored by Biden.
Senate starts debate on bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure and jobs bill, but is McConnell clique planning more sabotage and delay? 
Beijing aggressors stoke nuclear arms race, aiming to increase ICBM arsenal tenfold; some missiles already in Launch on Warning posture;
Russia and China seeking to seize control over International Telecommunications Union-
Recalling Nazi and fascist domination of the League of Nations under Secretary General Avenol, 1933-1940
Aug 2021

July 31, 2021 - World Crisis Radio

Poverty declines in US by 20%!
Failure of trickle-down economics exposed; GDP now back above the pre-pandemic level: Two big wins for Biden;
Putin Papers leaked from Kremlin confirm official January 2016 decision by Russian NSC to install "unstable" and "impulsive" Trump in White House to weaken US; 
With dictatorial powers flagging, Trump cannot prevent debate on bipartisan infrastructure bill from starting in Senate with 17 GOP votes; Trump's protegee loses Texas House primary; DoJ nixes executive privilege for Don, and his tax returns are headed to Congress;
House Oversight committee gets notes from ex-AG Rosen about Trump's illegal demand to reverse result of election; 6 DOJ witnesses set to testify;
Breaking: House Dems can't pass eviction freeze needed by Saturday midnight to protect 11 million tenants; Biden should use emergency powers!
Jul 2021
Jul 2021

July 28, 2021

How do we tackle the opioid crisis in the United States? The root of all addiction starts before conception, through pregnancy and into a child's first years. We must work to support Biden's American Families Plan - including an essential critique of this plan. 

The goal is to move from a society based on control toward one of human development. 

Jul 2021

July 27, 2021

Rep. Raskin sets "Fascist traitors" watchword for House select committee on January 6, branding pro-Trump putschist mob in historical context.
Moving and revealing testimony by four police veterans of Trump's lawless day; Officers ask Chairman Thompson to probe people and process that produced the armed insurrection; Capitol Police and DC Metro cops went "to hell and back" at hands of "terrorists", but are now defamed by Republicans; Officer Fanone condemns "indifference" of GOP thugs to predicament of cops as "disgraceful"; 
Justice Department okays testimony by Trump regime figures, making executive privilege stonewall harder;
Trump working overtime to sabotage Biden's bi-partisan infrastructure bill-
Lessons from 1987 Iran-Contra hearings for Democrats today
Jul 2021

July 26, 2021

MAGA: Mainly the lonely?
As House select committee begins probe of January 6 putsch attempt, psychology of isolation and alienation plays central role among residual Trump backers; the decline of civil society in rural America, where things come apart;
Tennessee campaign to remove bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest, Confederate cavalry commander and war criminal who massacred USCT black soldiers at Fort Pillow before facing total defeat at Selma, Alabama in April 1865;
Free will in Dante;
Breaking: Trump's billionaire crony Barrack arraigned in Brooklyn Eastern district; will he sing about the Inaugural Committee and its finances?
Jul 2021

July 24, 2021 - World Crisis Radio

Will GOP senators keep promise to vote for long-delayed jobs and infrastructure bill next week, or will they revert to their usual sabotage? Republicans shamelessly resist making tax evaders help pay for nation’s obsolete roads and bridges. 

Serious questions about Garland, Wray, Kavanaugh, and when Trump’s reign of lawlessness will end; Lincoln opposed dictatorship of Supreme Court oligarchs and considered arresting pro-Confederate Chief Justice Roger Taney. 

Breaking: Yellen demands that Republicans help to avoid another catastrophic debt ceiling crisis after McConnell pledges to drive US into default; Under Fourteenth Amendment, debt limit is illegal!

Jul 2021

July 22, 2021

Americans welcome $300 checks enabled by Advanced Child Tax Credit. 
Summer of direct action: Rev. William Barber of Moral Mondays fame to join Beto O'Rourke in Selma-style voting rights march from Georgetown, Texas to Austin, July 28-30.
Department of Justice is not immune to oversight, despite Garland's claims; dubious appointee tapped to head criminal division.
Sens. Whitehouse & Coons demand explanations from Wray about 4,500 Kavanaugh reports received on FBI tip line.
Jul 2021

July 21, 2021

Insane - and funny - fundraising emails from Republican reprobate candidates that would make the notorious Nigerian "419 scammers" green with envy. Join us as we get to know the 2022 field.

Val Demings is catching up and currently outraising Marco Rubio for U.S Senate. Boo hoo, Marco. 

Jul 2021

July 20, 2021

The American System join other activist organizations and platforms in declaring the start of INFRASTRUCTURE SUMMER.

It is time to begin showcasing what is being built during the Biden administration -showcasing all the progress the mainstream media has been derelict to cover. 
We also ask whether we really live in a democracy when Silicon Valley malcontents hold the algorithms responsible for what content is pushed on the public. 
Jul 2021

July 19, 2021

Schumer trying to move infrastructure bill this Wednesday
Cassidy holds out hope measure can be passed, but beware traditional GOP treachery. 
In apparent anonymous interview, Milley alleges that Trump got "very close to war" with Iran after election, with goal of using conflict to establish dictatorship; Milley reports June 1 in Lafayette Square was his Damascus Road moment; top officials restrained Trump using methods similar to last days of Nixon; Legal scholars discuss ways to reform filibuster and save voting rights; After four decades of ban, Republicans ready poll-watching goons.
Breaking: US and allies accuse Chinese government and gangs of recent Microsoft hack.
Jul 2021

July 17, 2021 - World Crisis Radio

Time is right for peaceful mass demonstrations to assert the alienable right to vote against GOP state legislatures!
Upcoming August recess is opportunity to confront Congressional Republicans during town hall meetings on model of summer 2017 protests that saved Obamacare; Making voting rights bills exempt from filibuster like judges, top officials, and the budget may be way to restore pre-clearance removed in Shelby County case;
60 million children in line for Child Tax Credit payments, with checks going out to 35 million families;
Hypothesis of pandemic origins in Wuhan lab leak gains momentum at halfway mark of Biden's 90-day investigation as Chinese Communists refuse to cooperate; Tedros of WHO demands to see Wuhan records;
Breaking: Infamous reactionary judge in Texas tries to strike down DACA program; Feds say two disgruntled Big Lie militiamen charged in alleged plot to blow up California Democratic Headquarters in Sacramento!
Jul 2021

July 15, 2021

The best day since the New Deal for America's working people!
Today, tens of millions of families get the first round of IRS checks and direct deposits thanks to Biden's expanded child tax credit, now fully refundable and paid out monthly; This measure is expected to cut child poverty by almost half -- a monumental achievement; 
Senate Dems agree on $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package to invest in human capital and social safety net; Republicans threaten bi-partisan infrastructure bill;
US Senate approves de facto ban on US imports from China's East Turkestan province (aka Xinjiang), where Moslem Uyghurs are subject to slave labor in concentration camps!
Jul 2021

July 14, 2021

We review concepts from Carroll Quigley's Tragedy and Hope (1966), a seminal work on the life cycles of civilizations. America now seems mired in an "age of conflict" marked by class struggles, irrationality, and culture wars. Can there be a new "age of expansion" or will we enter into a "universal empire"? Only the American system of political economy holds the keys to rebuilding an economy and cultural solidarity. Will the Biden administration seize their historical opportunity to build our way out of crisis?

Jul 2021

July 13, 2021

Why is the State that produces 70% of America's produce dry and on fire? 

For years, California has suffered a series of devastating wildfires and droughts, with increasing concern for the state's depleted water reserves. Is this a consequence of the changing climate or are there other forces at work? We discuss the state's water infrastructure and the curious fact of reservoirs being deliberately emptied in drought conditions. Who holds the real power in California's water wars - elite environmentalists? Big Ag? Or Wall Street profiteers seeking to monopolize farmland and water resources? 

Jul 2021

July 12, 2021

Rep. Boebert declares GOP's open war against all federal "benefits" and "welfare". Appearing at Dallas CPAC, Boebert delivers a chilling pledge to dismantle the US social safety net. Republicans eagerly embrace this third rail of American politics.
Boebert's business reportedly got $233k from feds last year, but she now wants to shred Social Security pensions, jobless payments, stimulus checks, food stamps, and more; Key test will be insolvency of Medicare expected in 2024, requiring new taxes on Wall Street -- so don't let GOP austerity ghouls take Congress.
Biden Executive Order on anti-trust is a landmark break with neoliberal globaloney; Read what's in it!
Breaking: Texas Democrats head for Washington to outflank voter suppression bills in Austin; Move is reminiscent of Aventine secession of 1924 in Rome, a walkout protesting Mussolini's fascist dictatorship.
Jul 2021

July 10, 2021 - World Crisis Radio

Biden acts to end scourge of neo-liberal economics!
Detailing 72 regulatory measures to fight monopoly and exploitation, Biden declares that US has been following Robert Bork's wrong path of monopoly, price fixing, and unfair competition for the last forty years; President orders federal agencies to enforce anti-trust law in areas including airlines, internet and tech, importing drugs from Canada, and making hearing aids available in pharmacies; Executive Order directs Federal agencies to lower prescription drug costs and restore net neutrality; Finance oligarchs will fight to keep their system of immiseration
Jul 2021

July 8, 2021

Beijing regime eyes control of Afghanistan after NATO departure!
Goals include depriving oppressed Uighurs of East Turkestan of backup, while gaining springboard for Chinese moves into Central Asia, posing threat to India and Russia; Royal road of Chinese imperialism could be Wakhan corridor, the narrow 220-mile long valley that gives Afghanistan a 57-mile long border with Chinese Turkestan; Biden suggests Afghanistan may be partitioned;
But recall the battle of Talas (750 AD), when the Abassid Caliphate of Baghdad and its Tibetan allies defeated invaders from the expansionist Tang dynasty of China
Jul 2021

July 7, 2021

Eric Adams's win proves "defund the police" has no place in the Democrat Party. 
White House aims at bringing bipartisan infrastructure bill to Senate floor starting July 19.
One week to launch of refundable Child Tax Credit in form of $300 monthly checks.
Biden campaigns for family benefit bill in Chicago suburbs. 
Breaking: Trump mouthpiece Giuliani has law license suspended in District of Columbia. 
Jul 2021

July 6, 2021

CRT or no CRT, one thing is for sure: Right-wing leadership doesn't want the real history of Texas taught, including the Alamo and Davy Crockett. Mexico abolished slavery in 1829 and prohibited the importation of new slaves into the Mexican Territory (Texas). So, Mexico got the first taste of what the North got in 1860! Texas slaves went to fight with either the Mexicans or Cherokee Indians. Trump wanted to honor these pro-slavery Texan secessionists in his National Garden of American Heroes while ignoring Mother Jones, Paul Robeson, and Malcolm X. 

Trump as archetype of the Trickster: "he always breaks in, just as the unconscious does, to trip up the rational situation. He doesn't respect the values that you've set up for yourself, and smashes them." The trickster-hero sums up Donald Trump and other misanthropes of American history.
Jul 2021

July 5, 2021

The fictional 1980 movie thriller Condominium vs the real-life horror of the Surfside, Florida condo collapse. 

The residents of the fictional Silver Sands Condominium in Fiddler Key, Florida are dealing with rising condominium association fees as they discover cracks in the building's foundation, and notice the poor materials and workmanship. Sound familiar? 

Silver Sands is built by the unscrupulous construction magnate Marty Liss. The residents of Silver Sands do not realize that Liss and his construction operation are a front to launder syndicate money.  In the movie, the residents brace for hurricane ELLA. Tonight, in the real world, Florida braces for hurricane ELSA. 

The movie Condomium illustrates why DeSantis's "Deregathon" is exactly the wrong path forward for the United States!

Jul 2021

July 3, 2021 - World Crisis Radio

The Glorious Fourth!
American Revolution started as a mass strike in rural Massachusetts, where despite 1619 claims slavery was virtually non-existent; British-run Great Barrington court shut down by 1,500 patriots on August 15, 1774: Goal was to reject oppressive judges and assert the right to vote in town meetings - Sound familiar? 
100 years of Chinese Communist Party: Result was at least 80 million dead under Chairman Mao alone;
On July 4 weekend, recalling the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, the Battle of Gettysburg, and the surrender of Vicksburg, Mississippi
Jul 2021

July 1, 2021

Trump Organization and CFO Weisselberg indicted and arraigned by Manhattan DA on 15 felony counts of grand larceny, tax evasion, faking company records, and fraud.
Weisselberg enters handcuffed, pleads innocent to allegations, surrenders passport; New York AG Letitia James says charges are only the beginning.
The mystery of "unindicted co-conspirator number 1"; Court papers point to "internal spreadsheets" for several employees showing salary minus tax-evading perks to compute pay reported to IRS on W-2.
Jul 2021

June 30, 2021

GOP Governor Noem orders South Dakota National Guard to Texas-Mexico border, paid for by megadonor.  Finance predators cannot rent US troops as mercenary army.  DoJ must launch legal actions vs rogue governors. 
Praise for Frederic Douglass should include his speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" with conclusion that "interpreted, as it ought to be interpreted, the Constitution is a GLORIOUS LIBERTY DOCUMENT". Exposing 1619 thesis of American Revolution as pro-slavery as absurd.
The late Donald Rumsfeld was a precursor to Trump in the art of GOP lying; His reckless warmongering has weakened the United States. 
In annual press conference, Putin blusters that US power is finished; Kremlin threatens to bomb Royal Navy in the Black Sea
Jun 2021
Jun 2021

June 28, 2021

Reports suggest that in June 2020, Trump was prepared to trigger Insurrection Act to command federal troops against racial justice protesters and immigrant workers.
Today's meeting of Trump Organization lawyers with Manhattan prosecutors said to bring charges closer. 
In a major reversal, Trump's former mouthpiece AG Barr finally breaks with Big Lie gaslighting.
White House calls for probe of Surfside, Florida apartment collapse.
House to vote Wednesday on select committee to investigate January 6.
Breaking: Mitch McConnell trying hard to sabotage Biden's bipartisan infrastructure compromise.
Jun 2021

June 26, 2021 - World Crisis Radio

Reports suggest NY charges against Trump Organization are imminent; Rudy Giuliani’s law license suspended by New York State Appellate Division pending hearing on his disbarment; Pelosi to create House select committee to probe January 6 putsch: 500 defendants await their day in court.  

Pro-Trump media vilify US military even as Russian navy drills off Hawaii;

Eight decades after Operation Barbarossa, Hitler’s attack on the Soviet Union: the debate over Red Army’s offensive posture in June 1941 continues

Jun 2021

June 24, 2021

11 Republicans offer to defeat GOP filibuster by voting $1.2 trillion in infrastructure, including $500 billion in new money
Funding included for transportation, energy, clean water, climate resilience, and public works; Biden, Pelosi, and Schumer are adamant that current bill cannot become law unless paired with generous Democratic family bill with child care and safety net spending; 2-bill tactic may be most complex since Henry Clay's Compromise of 1850;
Maneuver could split Republicans, weaken Moscow Mitch's lockstep, and deflate Trump's Big Lies; No increase of gas tax and no fees for electric vehicles are part of measure;
Removing a major roadblock, Manchin concedes that budget reconciliation on second bill is inevitable because Republicans will never approve needed taxes;
Privatization, infrastructure bank, and asset recycling remain unacceptable!
Jun 2021

June 23, 2021

Democrats move towards realistic stance on public safety
Biden and Garland start gun control drive with crackdown on rogue gun dealers, putting GOP demagogues on defensive about crime issue; Atlanta Mayor Lance Bottoms implements 30% pay raise and recruitment efforts for police; In New York City, African-American and Hispanic voters give initial lead in mayoral primary to black Brooklyn Borough President and former cop Eric Adams, who campaigned against defunding the police;
Required reading after Senate GOP blocks ambitious voting rights bill: Alexander Hamilton's critique of the filibuster in Federalist 22, showing that minority rule will always tend to paralysis, mediocrity, and "anarchy";
Sinema argues that big reforms passed by narrow margins will inevitably be repealed at every shift of majority; but history of Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and now Obamacare show that American people do not easily surrender vital gains;
Breaking: In House hearing, JCS Chair Gen. Milley defies Gaetz on "woke" military, calls reactionary slurs against well-educated military "offensive"; Pelosi readies House Select Committee to probe of January 6 putsch
Jun 2021
Jun 2021

June 21, 2021

Trendy forms of race theory may boil down to sophisticated counter-insurgency
Great viewing on Juneteenth: 2016 Oscar-nominated movie Hidden Figures, the story of African-American women working for NASA as mathematicians, engineers, and computer scientists in segregated Virginia of early 1960s; They helped make John Glenn's orbital flight a success.
New hope for Iran nuclear accord?
Biden's Child Tax Credit starts July 15 with $3,600 per year for each kid under 6 and $3,000 for each older child; $300 benefit is paid out monthly to 92% of families with kids; By thus cutting child poverty in half, Biden delivers greatest boon for working people in decades
Senate to vote Tuesday on voting rights-
Breaking: Chinese Communists strangle Apple Daily, the last anti-totalitarian newspaper in Hong Kong; Tough sanctions against Beijing bigwigs are urgent!
Jun 2021

June 19, 2021 - World Crisis Radio

GOP fails again, Obamacare is here to stay! After some 70 failed attempts at Congressional repeal of increasingly popular Affordable Care Act of 2010, Supreme Court rejects legal challenge for third time, by 7-2 vote; centerpiece of GOP demagogy for last decade wiped out. Reactionary faction of high court splits, with only Alito and Gorsuch voting against ACA; Mitch McConnell's strategy for court is in crisis; Helped along by ACA expansion, Medicaid grows by 9 million to top 80.5 million, a new "high water mark".
Next task is passing full infrastructure bill.
Biden's re-invigoration of free world alliances while opening dialogue with Russia is substantial achievement; GOP slanders of Biden refuted by Putin. 
Best wishes for Juneteenth!
Jun 2021

June 17, 2021

The 1865 end of slavery in Texas and beyond on Juneteenth is a federal holiday, starting Friday!
Putin calls Biden a skillful, substantive, efficient, experienced, constructive partner, who never misses a detail; Russian leader admires Biden's resilience in face of 6-hour jet lag; Kremlinogists might detect an early hint of rapprochement; he adds that Biden's image in Russian and US media has "nothing in common with realty"; These remarks demolish years of GOP demagogic lies that Biden is impaired and suffering from dementia!
Sen. Manchin wants voting reform with ban on partisan gerrymanders, election day as federal holiday, 15 consecutive days of early voting, and flexibility on proofs of identity; these points get support from leading Democratic voting right activist Stacy Abrams; but Mitch quickly mortifies Manchin by rejecting reforms!
De facto end of slavery in US came with the June 23, 1865 surrender at Doaksville, Oklahoma of Gen. Stand Watie CSA, the last Confederate General in the field, a Comanche Indian and holder of African-American slaves.
Jun 2021

June 16, 2021

Biden's bright red lines push Putin towards peaceful coexistence, not more rogue provocations! 
With allies from G-7, Indo-Pacific Quad, Nato 30, and EU 27 lined up behind him, President came to Geneva with support from a united front of democracies; Putin politely warned to back off 16 key cyber targets, or else; both ambassadors will return to their embassies, and joint working group will promote strategic stability; Biden points to Russia's long and vulnerable border with Chinese aggressors; Talks were constructive, with disagreements but no hostility, says Putin, calling Biden balanced and experienced, with attractive moral values; human rights, Arctic, and Ukraine also on agenda;
After unanimous approval in Senate, House votes 415-14 to make Juneteenth a new federal holiday; Biden should sign measure into law before Saturday to implement day off for all!
Jun 2021

June 15, 2021 - Tuesday Roundtable

After the tumultuous Trump years that also saw the election of Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, where do U.S.-Mexico relations stand and how can the two countries forge stronger bonds? This includes a wide range of subjects, from racial and class divides on both sides of the border to infrastructure, the drug war, and how Biden and AMLO can forge a path toward peaceful cooperation and economic development.

Jun 2021

June 14, 2021

Netanyahu is gone for the moment; Mayor Garcetti of Los Angeles fails in building housing for homeless; make him ambassador to Mars!
G-7 and NATO communiques are first effective platform for world resistance against Chinese-Russian totalitarian bloc
Policies approved include 1 billion-plus Covid shots for developing countries, 15% alternative minimum tax for corporations, and world development strategy to counter Beijing's Belt and Road debt trap; demands include finding origin of pandemic, human rights for Uighurs in East Turkestan, freedom of navigation in South China Sea, and an end to forced labor in world supply chain;
G-7 language against China is tougher than after Deng Hsiao Ping's 1989 Tien An Men massacre of student protesters; India, Australia, South Korea and South Africa attend; NATO brands Russia as threat, China as challenge; Biden scores diplomatic success on world stage, warns Putin on cyber attacks with promise of retaliation;
Jun 2021

June 12, 2021 - World Crisis Radio

Urged on by Biden, G-7 will offer developing countries a superior alternative to Beijing’s insidious Belt and Road debt trap!

US leads G-7 in pushback against China on human rights, Taiwan security, Covid-19 truth, pandemic preparedness, and supply chains; France’s Macron says he is on “same page” with President;

Department of Justice is not an independent state within the state, but must serve the general welfare; Officials who enabled Trump’s enemies’ list operations must be ousted; 

Virginia and New Jersey primaries are won by moderates; Defund the police slogan losing ground; Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams leads as early voting begins in June 22 contest;

Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King cannot be written out of American history to please ideologues of today!

A century after Oswald Spengler’s orgy of historical pessimism, clear signs of the resurgence of the West

Jun 2021

June 10, 2021

Black Rock and other Wall Street parasites are bidding up housing prices despite shortage of dwellings; finance oligarchs get Federal Reserve loans under obsolete practices left over from 2009 subprime derivatives crisis; Biden should order the Fed to provide enough 0% 30-year loans to build 10 million affordable housing units!
On eve of Cornwall G-7 summit, Biden works to win BoJo away from "buccaneering Britain" Brexit perspective with New Atlantic Charter; 15% worldwide alternative minimum tax for corporation gains broad support from finance ministers.
Breaking: NYT finds Trump Justice Department under Sessions and Barr obtained phone records of Rep. Schiff and one other House impeachment leader, staff, and families including Rep. Schiff under pretext of tracing leaks; AG Garland's quest to protect pro-Trump Justice networks from accountability is a lost cause; start cleaning out the Augean stables now!
Jun 2021

June 9, 2021

Heading for Europe, Biden cites current inflection point (punctum saliens) in struggle between democracy and dictatorship
By 68-32 vote, Senate passes critically important $250 billion bill to restore US competitiveness against Chinese threat; industrial policy replaces free market frauds; investments will include semiconductor chips, lithium, pharmaceuticals and putting supply chains out of Beijing's reach; This can be core of new Marshall Plan.
Biden warns Russia and China that US alliances are strong: Keep Operation SWIFT Kick and other measures in reserve for repeat hacking offenders;
Kamala Harris is right to stress need to attack root causes of mass flight out of central America; responsible officials must discourage dangerous long trek by children; Media harping on border visit is grotesque!
White House stops Mitch's GOP delaying action run through Sen. Capito; time to move beyond chimera of "bipartisanship"
Jun 2021
Jun 2021

June 7, 2021

Russian hackers thrown for a loss on eve of Biden-Putin summit!

In biggest recent defeat for computer gangsters, FBI recovers most of ransom paid by Colonial pipeline to Darkside hackers. 

An idea whose time has come: a debtors’ cartel against Beijing by developing countries ensnared in the debt trap of the brutal Belt and Road scam; US help needed; Goal must be far-reaching debt cancellation of odious pyramided debt.

Energy Secretary Granholm confirms money for nuclear energy is included in Biden’s $2.3 trillion package for jobs and infrastructure. GOP counteroffers have provided ZERO funding for this vital carbon-free energy source. 

Manchin won’t back HR 1 For the People Act, so Dems should turn to less powerful but very useful John Lewis Voting Rights bill, which actually has some GOP support.

Jun 2021

June 5, 2021 - World Crisis Radio

Democrats must make next mid-terms into a new 1934, with gains in both Houses of Congress!
Commons testimony of Boris Johnson's top consigliere Dominic Cummings gives shocking picture of how BoJo's UK government failed to defeat pandemic.
Context for Tulsa massacre of 1921 was world-wide fascist upsurge marked by Horthy fascism in Hungary (1920) and Mussolini's 1922 March on Rome.
Breaking: Trump holds anemic rally not carried by Fox before a thousand party hacks in North Carolina.
Blue collar bust: GOP hacks continue to parrot Big Lie about real wage growth after 2017, ignoring decline of wages and benefits under Trump. 
Jun 2021

June 3, 2021

Emperor Xi's Belt and Road debt trap racket in action!
Pakistan faces default on usurious energy loans from China; Islamabad crushed by $31 billion owed on high-cost coal-fired plants; Chinese refuse request by Islamabad to reschedule $3 billion; Big Lies about humanitarian goals of Belt and Road exposed again! 
Biden doubles the list of Chinese companies linked to the infamous People's Liberation Army that are now off limits to US investors.
Just in time inventory, an ideological figment of failed globalization, is partly responsible for shortages and disruptions of supply chains.
Jun 2021

June 2, 2021

Netanyahu about to fall from power after 12 years of failed rule. 
New nine-party coalition includes Lapid of Yesh Atid, ultra-reactionary Bennett of Yamina, and - for the first time - the United Arab List; Bibi's Gaza war could only postpone, but not avoid, his ouster. Middle East needs peace based on development.
Beijing responds to Biden's probe of pandemic origins with threats of 'Waterloo' for US, raving about smashing "four Achilles' heels"-
Moscow announces "unpleasant" signals before Biden-Putin summit;
GOP's creeping coup proceeding through disenfranchisement under color of state law; Trump touts August comeback, but will he face charges?
End the filibuster, a barbarous relic left over from John C. Calhoun!
Jun 2021
May 2021

May 29, 2021 - World Crisis Radio

Republicans are overripe for extinction!

McConnell’s Senate rejection of January 6 board of inquiry formally certifies that GOP’s disappearance as national political force is overdue; But end of “bipartisan” illusion can be blessing in disguise, starting with unhindered probe of insurrection by House select committee; Absurd and obsolete filibuster must go;

GOP bogus infrastructure plan offers a wretched $257 billion in new money over 8 years, with rest looted from existing programs using Trump methods;

GOP demands no countermeasures against putsch, no reproductive rights, no right to vote, no funds for pandemic rescue, no jobs and infrastructure, and no money to defeat Made in China 2025; Biden budget is blueprint for full recovery!

Likely origins of Decoration Day/Memorial Day among South Carolina freedpeople pose problems for both reactionaries and 1619 backers

May 2021

May 27, 2021

In rousing Cleveland speech, Biden demands Senate pass jobs and infrastructure bill, citing need to attain full employment to drive up wages and secure workplace dignity for workers, especially women; President repeats commitment to 28% tax rate for corporations, Buy American pledge, and $15 per hour federal minimum wage; singles out greedy executives obsessed with stock buybacks; his evocation of inflection point evokes FDR's rendez-vous with destiny!
New jobless claims fall to lowest level since start of pandemic, new Covid cases fall by half in May;
A strong contender for the earliest known Decoration Day/Memorial Day: Did African American freedpeople and veterans invent this holiday on May 1 1865 to honor Union POWs deceased in a mini-Andersonville at the Charleston, South Carolina race track?
Breaking: McConnell strongarming senators to block January 6 board of inquiry as personal favor!
May 2021

May 26, 2021

Xi & Co. must stop stonewalling!
Biden orders US Intelligence Agencies and National Laboratories to carry out 90-day investigation to determine origin of Covid-19; 
Lab leak theory focusing on Wuhan Institute of Virology is now supported by more evidence than the unsubstantiated wet market hypothesis; intent of communist officials remains an issue; Expect GOP demagogues to spare Beijing, demonize US scientists;
New York County grand jury set to hear evidence in criminal probe against Trump Organization, including ex-president: potentially the first such proceeding against a former president; GOP political calculations for coming years thrown into chaos.
May 2021

May 25, 2021 - Tuesday Roundtable

Interview with Wayne Madsen on his article:

Be wary of the 6th of January: a coup by any other name

New information about the January 6 coup attempt emerges after the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department ransomware hack. Memos reveal another coup attempt was planned for January 19th. With Trump still in the White House, loyalists would invade DC and seize control of tactical highground from top windows of  buildings surrounding the Capitol and White House. Hacked memos reveal that we are in the middle of an ongoing creeping coup.

May 2021

May 24, 2021

Time for Senate showdown to pass Biden's $2.3 trillion jobs and infrastructure bill; don't let bipartisan chimeras slow the process!
Far from being impossible, the two state solution is the only realistic alternative to endless war between Israel and Palestine; Notion of Israeli right that ignoring the Palestinian Question would cause it to wither on the vine is now exposed as fatuous;
For his June Europe trip to G7 and NATO, Biden has pre-announced a plan backed by the anti-totalitarian countries to challenge China's Belt and Road debt trap imperialism to benefit developing countries; Launch this new program now in the West Bank and Gaza!
GOP still blocking police reform a full year after death of George Floyd;
Belated greetings for Pentecost!
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