Slave Trade in Libya? But the US liberated it; right?

  As incredible as it sounds it has been confirmed, Africans are being placed in slave auctions and are being bought and sold in Libya. While some attribute it to the idea that we are going backwards, it is not “we” but rather the decisions of empire in Europe and the US which have brought…

The minority report: Proper conversation for the Thanksgiving table

Truth is usually a casualty of Thanksgiving, which makes it such a great North American holiday. It is pure propaganda, designed to paint a picture of ourselves as kind and benevolent, a society that makes moral sense. In this idyllic setting where turkey and stuffing are the centerpiece, all is well with the world and…

Veterans Day Celebrations obscure the grim reality of  US militarism

The original Veterans Day which was called Armistice Day to celebrate soldiers returning from World War I and was “dedicated to the cause of world peace.” The legislation of 1919 stated Armistice Day, was not designed to blindly worship and celebrate the military and by extension militarism, but a time to celebrate the cessation of…

“Hate speech” is not FREE speech it is just hate

  Recently a highly educated but common sense and morally deprived child of the privileged wrote about the hate filled, racist, White Nationalist that she invited to the University of Minnesota campus that, “I’m not saying her opinion is the correct opinion… I’m saying that if we want to find out what is the most…

Did the Green Beret killed in Niger know what he “signed up for”

“He knew what he signed up for,” is what President Trump told the widow and the family of deceased Marine Sgt LaDavid Johnson. But did he? Do others know that when they sign up for the US military they are not serving in the interest of their families and working class compatriots, but rather the…