Kerry replaced Clinton at State. He didn't miss a beat. He continues her imperial arrogance. He prioritizes war. He deplores peace. He supports Israel's worst crimes.
Dangerous demagoguery may become policy. Doing so reflects madness. Warmongers don't seem to care.
By Eric Walberg - February 26th, 2013
Internationally...[Canada] takes orders directly from its US-Euro masters, helping them invade countries if necessary to set up the mechanisms for elections, and ignoring for the most part the real problems that the poor of the world face. It uses its foreign diplomatic service not to promote peace and social justice, but to support the needs of Canadian corporations abroad and facilitate their quest for profits.
By John Pilger and Michael Albert - February 16, 2013
"I grew up in Sydney, in what was then quite a poor industrial city, in a family that was considered 'political': that is, we were 'on the side of the underdog', as my mother would say. Australia was a society divided deeply by class, religion and silence, as Mark Twain recognized on one his visits. He described our colonial history as 'like the most beautiful of lies'. The indigenous people, the oldest continuous culture on earth, about whom almost no one spoke, did not exist; the likeness with South Africa was too disturbing."
- John Pilger
By Philip Guelpa - WSWS
Recently announced findings...represent an important step in understanding the early evolution of placental mammals, and sheds light on its relation to the mass extinction of dinosaurs. The scientists report that the majority of living mammals evolved at an explosive rate following the extinction of the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago...Placental mammals include most living forms of mammals, ranging from rodents to primates, but exclude marsupials and monotremes.
THE history of human growth and development is at the same time the history of the terrible struggle of every new idea heralding the approach of a brighter dawn. In its tenacious hold on tradition, the Old has never hesitated to make use of the foulest and cruelest means to stay the advent of the New, in whatever form or period the latter may have asserted itself.
There's far too little of it around. TV talking heads shun it. All's well in the world, they say. They don't dare report accurately. Their jobs depend on manipulative deception.
On February 21, the UN News Centre headlined "French President Francois Hollande awarded UNESCO peace prize." It's for his "valuable contribution to peace and stability in Africa." He's waging lawless imperial aggression. He's slaughtering innocent civilians. He's committing crimes of war and against humanity.
The Latin American Exception: How a Washington Global Torture Gulag Was Turned Into the Only Gulag-Free Zone on Earth
By Greg Grandin - February 19, 2013
It seems that, between 9/11 and the day George W. Bush left the White House, CIA-brokered torture never saw a sunset...All told, of the 190-odd countries on this planet, a staggering 54 participated in various ways in this American torture system...No region escapes the stain. Not North America...Not Europe, the Middle East, Africa, or Asia. Not even social-democratic Scandinavia...No region, that is, except Latin America.
By Matthew Behrens - February 21, 2013
...[T]he utter failure to implement a fully-funded action plan to end violence against women in all of its broad contexts...stands in stark contrast to the open coffers for Canada's weapons manufacturers and torture-complicit spy agencies. Their narrative of alleged and unproven threats lurking in the shadows takes priority over factual findings on violence against women...
By Dave Zirin - February 20, 2013
It’s a global problem that will get solved only with a global response if we want to even dream of a world where violence against women is a relic of history...This very solidarity was displayed by Reeva Steenkamp herself just before her death...Steenkamp sent out an instragam message. It read, “I woke up in a happy safe home this morning. Not everyone did. Speak out against the rape of individuals in SA...” Short of a billion of us rising, happy and safe homes will not be a reality for the women of the world. It should be.
Things aren't as good as they seem. Dire economic conditions masquerade as sound. Media scoundrels twist reality. Big Lies proliferate. Repetition convinces most people hard times are good or not as bad as their personal situations suggest.
By John Pilger - February 14, 2013
Last December, I stood with supporters of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange in the bitter cold outside the Ecuadorean embassy in London. Candles were lit; the faces were young and old and from all over the world. They were there to demonstrate their human solidarity with someone whose guts they admired...Absent entirely were the lies, spite, jealousy, opportunism and pathetic animus of a few who claim the right to guard the limits of informed public debate.
By Thomas Ponniah - February 13, 2013
As it becomes clearer to business and policy-makers that many of the newest forms of information technology are teaching people to become more distracted, unaware and inefficient...the social and economic value of many new forms of information technology will decline. The significance of the talents of the younger generation will diminish and we will return to a more familiar historical pattern, that is, a gerontocracy...
Benedict XVI represents the worst of reactionary theocrats. Expect more of the same from his successor. It's longstanding policy. It’s the Vatican way.