September 11, 2001 Events in the U.S.: Reflections to Mark the Twentieth Anniversary ~~ dmorista

September 11, 2001 Events in the U.S.: Reflections to Mark the Twentieth Anniversary Prepared by Dmorista for Leftist Politics. (Author’s Note) I apologize to Leftist Politics readers for the overlong rambling nature of this article/essay.  But the press of personal life, and an injury to a finger that slowed down my keyboarding speed over the… Continue reading September 11, 2001 Events in the U.S.: Reflections to Mark the Twentieth Anniversary ~~ dmorista

Voter Suppression

 “The Empire Strikes Back (Part One): The Largest Voter Suppression Campaign in US History Is Underway” By Harvey Wasserman, Reader Supported News, 08 February 21 At, < https://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/67708-rsn-the-empire-strikes-back-part-one-the-largest-voter-suppression-campaign-in-us-history-is-underway > “Election Officials Under Attack”, Brennan Center for Justice, June 16, 2021 At < https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/policy-solutions/election-officials-under-attack > “Voting Laws Roundup: January 2021”, Brennan Center for Justice, January 26, 2021 After historic turnout and increased mail… Continue reading Voter Suppression

Roe v Wade died with barely a whimper. But that’s not all ~~ Laurence Tribe,

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/02/roe-v-wade-texas-abortion-law-us-constitution ~~ posted for dmorista with introduction by dmorista ~~ Introduction: As the U.S. reels from storms and floods in the East and wildfires in the West; as of midnight of August 31st a new social assault was launched against the women of America by the ultra-right regime of Greg Abbot and his antediluvian allies in… Continue reading Roe v Wade died with barely a whimper. But that’s not all ~~ Laurence Tribe,

John Pilger: Afghanistan, The Great Game of Smashing Countries

https://www.mintpressnews.com/john-pilger-afganistan-great-game-smashing-countries/278289/ ~~ posted for dmorista with introduction by dmorista ~~ When we watch the current scenes of panic at Kabul airport, and listen to journalists and generals in distant TV studios bewailing the withdrawal of “our protection”, isn’t it time to heed the truth of the past so that all this suffering never happens again?… Continue reading John Pilger: Afghanistan, The Great Game of Smashing Countries

Inside US Afghanistan pullout, CIA opium ratline, pipeline conflict, new cold war ~~ Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal

https://thegrayzone.com/2021/08/21/us-afghanistan-pullout-cia-opium-pipeline/  ~~ posted for dmorista with introduction by dmorista ~~ Introduction by dmorista This is a two hour long interview with Pepe Escobar.  Escobar is very anti-American (tiresomely so sometimes) but has spent a lot of time in Afghanistan and knows some of the Afghan people.   The first part of the interview refers to an… Continue reading Inside US Afghanistan pullout, CIA opium ratline, pipeline conflict, new cold war ~~ Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal

Off the Rails: New report by Corporate-funded think-tank reveals how profit-driven motives drive New Cold War against China ~~ Danny Haiphong

https://mronline.org/2021/06/08/off-the-rails-new-report-by-corporate-funded-think-tank-reveals-how-profit-driven-motives-drive-new-cold-war-against-china/ ~~ posted for dmorista with introduction by dmorista ~~  Introduction by dmorista:  The crux of the arguments that Haiphong addresses in this article is that China used existing technology (manufactured under standard licensing agreements I hasten to add although Haiphong did not address that issue) but subsidizes it with their massive economic surpluses; and… Continue reading Off the Rails: New report by Corporate-funded think-tank reveals how profit-driven motives drive New Cold War against China ~~ Danny Haiphong

“Antiwar Sentiment in the Military Is Stronger Than Ever.” AN INTERVIEW WITH MIKE PRYSNER

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/08/antiwar-military-veterans-afghanistan-iraq-biden-troops ~~ posted for dmorista and introduction written by dmorista ~~ Iraq War veteran Mike Prysner on what the military-industrial complex gained by staying in Afghanistan so long, what’s next for US empire, and why antiwar sentiment is rising among active-duty soldiers. Introduction by dmorista Mike Prysner, the interviewee in this article, joined the Army… Continue reading “Antiwar Sentiment in the Military Is Stronger Than Ever.” AN INTERVIEW WITH MIKE PRYSNER

Operation Tradewinds: Collective Militarized White Supremacy and Black Neocolonialism in the Caribbean ~~ Gerald A. Perreira

https://blackagendareport.com/operation-tradewinds-collective-militarized-white-supremacy-and-black-neocolonialism-caribbean ~~ posted for dmorista ~~    Operation Tradewinds: Collective Militarized White Supremacy and Black Neocolonialism in the Caribbean The People of the Caribbean and Latin America Must Say No to U.S. militarism and Subversion. Except for the hum of US helicopters flying overhead, there was a deafening silence throughout the Caribbean region, during the recent… Continue reading Operation Tradewinds: Collective Militarized White Supremacy and Black Neocolonialism in the Caribbean ~~ Gerald A. Perreira

Afghanistan ~~ Margaret Kimberley

 https://www.blackagendareport.com/afghanistan-0 ~~ posted for dmorista ~~ Afghanistan Afghanistan has been at the mercy of U.S. interventions for more than 40 years. The scenes of people desperately trying to board planes in Kabul, Afghanistan, hanging from and even falling from landing gear, are reminiscent of past United States exits, most notably from Vietnam. Yet these images… Continue reading Afghanistan ~~ Margaret Kimberley

How Complacency, Complicity of Black Leadership Led to Supreme Court Evisceration of the Voting Rights Act. ~~ Bruce Dixon

 https://www.globalresearch.ca/how-complacency-complicity-of-black-misleadership-class-led-to-supreme-court-evisceration-of-the-voting-rights-act/5340655 ~~ posted for dmorista with introduction by dmorista ~~ Introduction by dmorista Introduction: I just noticed this fine article, written over 8 years ago for the Black Agenda Report, that speaks to the reality of U.S. electoral politics; and the never ending machinations of the right to maintain control of as much of the governmental… Continue reading How Complacency, Complicity of Black Leadership Led to Supreme Court Evisceration of the Voting Rights Act. ~~ Bruce Dixon