Red ass, requiem

1. Red ass The KKK leader in Charlottesville car that killed a woman the Nazi driver Nazi flag bearer salute salute the red-faced red-ass WhiteWhiteWhite supremacy screams fire and fury no more trees at North Korea no angry monkey nuclear incineration has a face like Bannon/Trump 2. Requiem Heather A. Heyer run over in Charlottesville …

Call your senators today/demonstrate against this secretive monstrosity of a “health care” bill

Bernie Sanders is doing a good job leading protests against the shivery, stealth, Koch Brothers/James Buchanan satire of a “law.” What are people who would deprive millions of health care with no back up, would enable huge corporations to gouge even higher prices from those unable to pay? At minimum, everyone of them has forgotten …

breaking news: unsurprisingly, war-ravaged white voters supported Trump against Clinton

Poor white people whose families were ravaged by 15 years of unending war frequently voted for Trump against Clinton. That is the theme of a new study – Battlefield Casualties and Ballot Box Defeat: Did the Bush-Obama Wars Cost Clinton the White House? – by Douglas Kriner and Francis Shen, two Harvard Ph.D.s, one teaching …

There is a river

Jesus, he said in his father’ church in Atlanta spoke of avatars in other flocks whose words in this life would awaken even Gandhi, he said in his father’s church in Atlanta many more spoke with Vinoba Bhave of farmer cooperatives fresh from being stabbed in Harlem fresh from India Bhoodan is that avatar Thich …

Vincent Harding

donnie betts, a dear friend of Vincent Harding’s, and I went on the trip with Vincent to Palestine. Long working with Vincent getting footage and sound for a documentary, Donnie interviewed me this weekend as one of many voices. I suspect donnie’s documentary will be a marvel… *** For many of us, Vincent was and …

How an unusual public servant fights farcical American tyranny

Comey, the former head of a nasty secret police organization (consider its record against the Black Panthers and other protestors from below; his persecution of honorably whistle-blowers like John Kiriakou and many others under Obama), is also a public servant with a commitment to do the right thing, regardless of the powerful, over several administrations. …

The French election – staving off the worst…

David Leonhardt has a very good column in the New York Times on the contribution of the establishment to the rise of fascism/authoritarianism in the United States v. France. That is a big and important difference. Generally speaking, the old elite plays a decisive role in fascism, for example in the rule of the KKK …