The war on innocence: Palestinian children in Israeli military court

On July 29, 4-year-old Muhammad Rabi’ Elayyan was reportedly summoned for interrogation by the Israeli police in occupied Jerusalem. Continue reading

The other Mexican migration

Thousands of people cross the U.S.-Mexico border for health care every day—and they’re headed south, not north.

You probably haven’t heard about it, but there’s another mass migration coming across the U.S.-Mexico border. Continue reading

The myth of the rugged individual

The American dream promises that anyone can make it if they work hard enough and play by the rules. Anyone can make it by pulling themselves up by their “bootstraps.” Continue reading

Politics and pedophilia: a demonic mix

The indictment of wealthy investor Jeffrey Epstein by the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) on charges of international sex trafficking and a wider conspiracy to commit such activity has sent shock waves throughout the political, business, and social strata of the United States and other countries. Continue reading

Prohibiting maintenance of tanker Off Yemeni coast, Saudis risk explosion and environmental disaster

‘We are talking about a huge floating tanker that entered service in Yemen 30 years ago, which contains more than one million tons of oil. If an explosion takes place, many countries, including Saudi Arabia, will be hit with an environmental disaster.’

HODEIDA, Yemen—Officials in Yemen’s western port city of Hodeida have expressed concern to MintPress that the deserted Safer FSO vessel, filled with an estimated 1.1 million barrels of crude oil, is vulnerable to an explosion or a leak due to increasing temperature, high humidity, and maintenance failures. They say that ship’s boilers and coolers have been stopped owing to a lack of diesel fuel and the body of the tanker is beginning to suffer from corrosion following multiple failed efforts to unload its cargo of crude oil. Continue reading

For the last time, the Russians didn’t do it

But I know who did

If one more person tells me the Russians are to blame for Trump being president, I’m going to vomit on them. I know who fixed the election, and I will explain it in this article. Continue reading

Freedom Rider: Who’s a white supremacist?

Americans have an openly racist president, racist foreign policy, racist law enforcement and racist corporate media. Continue reading

An open invitation to tyranny

The FBI has published a document that concludes that “conspiracy theories” can motivate believers to commit crimes. Continue reading

Trump regime imposes illegal embargo on Venezuela

Embargoes usually occur in times of war or impending hostilities. They partially or entirely prohibit commercial trade with targeted nations. Continue reading

Don’t let mass shooters and the New York Times destroy freedom of speech

“Online communities like 4chan and 8chan have become hotbeds of white nationalist activity,” wrote the editors of the New York Times on August 4 in the wake of a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. Then: “Law enforcement currently offers few answers as to how to contain these communities.” Continue reading

Pills not guns

“Clearly, it’s a mental health issue.” Those are the words of Donald Trump, president of the United States, responding to the mass killings in El Paso, Texas, and 13 hours later, in Dayton, Ohio. Continue reading

Please, I’d like to stop writing about innocents killed by guns

Another day, another massacre—this time two, in just 13 hours.

I’m sitting here typing away at the dining room table in the home of friends a few miles along the road from Newtown, Connecticut. In a span of just thirteen hours, there have been mass killings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Many more are wounded. Continue reading

The Empire is coming for Tulsi Gabbard

The second debate among Democratic hopefuls was notable for two things. The lack of common decency of most of them and Tulsi Gabbard’s immense, career-ending attack on Kamala Harris’ (D-Deep State) record as an Attorney General in California. Continue reading

The research is in: Stop fracking ASAP

Over 1,500 reports show there’s simply no safe way to do it—and it’s harming us all every day it goes on.

Science. Evidence. Facts. Do these even matter anymore in U.S. policy? They should—especially when it comes to issues that affect our health and environment, like fracking. Continue reading

40 ways Ohio now proposes nuclear suicide

A bought, gerrymandered Ohio legislature has just handed a much hated $150 million/year public bailout to two dinosaur nuke reactors primed to explode. Continue reading

Trump and supporters: Paranoiacs following Lee Atwater’s racist strategy

Canettii argues in his book that the most dangerous individual holding power is someone who views him/herself as a Survivor, or someone who can survive at the expense of others. Canetti notes that the Survivor, with access to nuclear weapons, can obliterate a hefty chunk of mankind. The president of the United States, as commander in chief, has the option to use those weapons presumably only under the most dire of circumstances. President Donald Trump’s proximity to the nuclear weapons trigger has been noted with trepidation by non-military observers from the beginning of his presidency and that matter is always lurking in the background, particularly as the US modernizes its Nuclear Triad. But the checks and balances in the use of the Nuclear Triad can’t be discounted as it is likely that military commanders would refuse to carry out Trump’s orders to use nukes even in spite of revised doctrine appearing to make it easier to do so. Continue reading

Where your tax dollars really go

Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress claim that America spends too much on things like food stamps, welfare, and foreign aid. Continue reading

Afghanistan: In search of monsters to not destroy

America, John Quincy Adams said in 1821, “goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.” That’s as good a summary ever spoken of the non-interventionist position. Continue reading

Lawfare coming to the U.S. after trial runs in Latin America?

Donald Trump has made no secret of his desire to transform the Department of Justice into a phalanx of private vendetta-seeking lawyers and the FBI into his own private security force. The practice of “lawfare,” abusing the constitution and legal system to target particular political leaders, has been used by the Central Intelligence Agency with great success in Brazil, Ecuador, and Paraguay. Continue reading

‘A dystopian surveillance state being built in plain sight’: Pentagon tests radar-equipped balloons to spy on vehicles across Midwest

‘These programs are not about stopping violence, they're about social control.’

Millions of Americans across the Midwest this summer are being subjected to surveillance from above as the Pentagon experiments with the use of surveillance radars attached to high-altitude balloons. Continue reading

S&P Bearish on 5G, Tesla’s Coil and the T-Mobile Merger

The FCC, the telecoms and cooperating MSM continue their resolute PR campaign to sell 5G to an unsuspecting American public as if the technology is up and running at effortless full capacity. The truth is that even as ‘spotty’ coverage is being established in large urban markets, the telecoms are well aware that there are fundamental uncertainties yet to be addressed which may take years before widespread distribution can be accomplished. Continue reading

More fake happy news about jobs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the US economy created 148,000 new private sector jobs during July. The jobs number does not translate into employed people as increasingly Americans hold two or more jobs. For example, the BLS reports that from June to July the number of multiple job holders rose by 233,000 which is 85,000 more than the 148,000 new private sector jobs. What we are seeing is not more people employed, but more multiple job holders. Since May the number of multiple job holders has increased by 534,000. Continue reading

Debating Democrats, please, no fighting in the war room

Direct your artillery at the real enemy and not each other.

I’m not one of those people who insists that every kid on the T-ball team receive a group participation trophy, sweet as that may be. But equally, my teeth grind when I see a flurry of post-debate articles headlined, “Winners and Losers.” They reduce this most important presidential campaign of our lives to a game where a single swing or a miss matters more than the heinous presidency we’re enduring or any of the issues vital to all of us terrified about the future for our families and ourselves. Continue reading

The rise of the American Gestapo: Has it already happened here?

Despite the finger-pointing and outcries of dismay from those who are watching the government discard the rule of law at every turn, the question is not whether Donald Trump is the new Adolf Hitler but whether the American Police State is the new Third Reich. Continue reading

Financial capitalism gone amok: Ultra-low interest rates and price bubbles

Don’t look now, but there is a new monetary craze going on in some parts of the world, and it is the new so-called ‘unconventional’ monetary policy adopted by some central banks to push interest rates to ultra-low levels, and even into negative territory. For some time now, some central banks and some governments have been pushing nominal interest rates down, so much so that a few countries have negative short-term interest rates and, when inflation is factored in, even more deeply negative real interest rates. Why suddenly such an unconventional monetary policy? Their rationale is a fear that the economy could otherwise be saddled with an overvalued currency and be faced with a too heavy debt burden, and this would hurt their economic growth. Continue reading

Know-nothing Americans

Americans are the most over-entertained, uninformed know-nothings on planet earth—despite around 80% of US households having Internet access, making it easy to stay informed with minimal effort. Continue reading

Everyone’s gone to the moon…

… And given what it's like here at home, the moon may be the best place to be.

The world has been marking the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing. I’ve also been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 astronauts getting safely back to Earth. After all, it’s one thing to get all the way up there; it’s another to return in one piece. Continue reading

Bassam Shakaa: The making of a Palestinian ‘organic intellectual’

It would be unfair to claim that Palestine has not produced great leaders. It has, and Bassam Shakaa, the former Mayor of Nablus, who passed away on July 22 at the age of 89, was living proof of this. Continue reading

Trump replaces DNI Coats with more extremist hardliner

Most often when White House officials step down, they were sacked, usually allowed to submit a resignation letter—likely the fate of former Senator/Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats. Continue reading

How slick consulting firms get us on drugs

Ninety-one people a day die from opioids and 1,000 visit ERs in the US, according to the CDC. How did opioid makers get such a deathly grip on the US population? Recently, the New York Times reported that the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company had a big hand in these morbid figures. Continue reading

‘I don’t have a racist bone in my body’

Those were the words of presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden when confronted about his comments regarding his cooperative working arrangement with two racist, white supremacist Dixiecrats, James Eastland of Mississippi and Herman Talmadge of Georgia. Continue reading

Freedom Rider: Trump and Baltimore

Anyone feeling the need to defend Baltimore from Trump’s opinions ought to talk about what really ails that city. Continue reading