Archive for the 'Everwar' Category

48 HOURS TO DEADLINE FOR RAIF BADAWI;
NOW IS THE TIME FOR THAT URGENT ACTION

March 26th, 2015

Note: newer, but less vital stories do appear lower down. For the second day since 18 January when I first stuck this running post on Raif Badawi to the top of Have Coffee Will Write, there were no news updates to report on his case. This is very disturbing because it suggests that the world’s […]

DALTON TRUMBO: REBEL IN HOLLYWOOD

March 23rd, 2015

As a rule, I don’t watch the extras on DVDs because I have found them generally to be masturbatory filler. This has not been the case with the documentary Dalton Trumbo: Rebel In Hollywood found on 2009 DVD release. This hour-long documentary explores the career of Dalton Trumbo, his struggles as a member of the […]

OUR DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OFFENSE…

March 19th, 2015

One of Mano Singham’s readers makes an excellent point in commenting on Mano’s post We’re really #1! Marcus Ranum writes: The US leads the rest of the world in military spending—we spend as much as all of them combined. Note, I didn’t hew to the national lie that it’s “defense” spending. In today’s military environment, […]

HOW THE FBI HOME-GROWS TERRORISTS DUPES…

March 18th, 2015

OK. Serious question. Has the Federal Bureau of Investigation discovered, arrested and provided sufficient information to convict a single individual in the United States on terrorism charges that the FBI did not, in fact, actually train to be arrested? Any one? Got a name? Hint. That name is not Sami Osmakac. IN THE VIDEO, Sami […]

J. EDGAR’S GHOST IS SMILING…

March 15th, 2015

In the eyes of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and those who control that organization (hint: not We The People) we are all terrorists until proven otherwise, and then only provisionally. Members of an FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force tracked the time and location of a Black Lives Matter protest last December at the Mall […]

STOP FIGHTING FIRES AND FIGHT THE ARSONIST…

March 15th, 2015

As I think of how paralyzing are the myriad of injustices—global warming/climate change, police militarization, racism, sexism, water pollution, air pollution, mass surveillance, the list goes on and on—I realize that I, we, have to think about the root cause, our runaway economic system that allows the Masters Of The Universe and their legions of […]

COTTONING TO HIS CONSTITUENTS CASH COW…

March 10th, 2015

If not for the Everwar, defense contractors in the United States might have to turn to the manufacture of vehicles for the Postal Service. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark)—the new Walmart senator?—understands who gets him elected (hint: not the people of Arkansas) and took steps this week to ensure the Everwar continues. Then, instead of going […]

LET’S GO TO THE TAPE, BOB…

March 10th, 2015

Synopsis: politician makes public promise to resign if claims of wrongdoing found to be true; claims of wrongdoing found to be true; politician claims do-over. In August, 2013, as evidence emerged of the active participation by New Zealand in the “Five Eyes” mass surveillance program exposed by Edward Snowden, the country’s conservative Prime Minister, John […]

DO WE NEED ANOTHER NUREMBERG…?

March 9th, 2015

I first wrote about Abu Ghraib back in 2005 during my Louisville: The Coffee House Tour. Now, ten years later, those in charge, those who signed off on the authorizations, those culpable in the illegal acts remain free and untouched. If the United States cannot bring our own monsters to task, how can we ever […]

CAN OTPOR GO GLOBAL…?

March 9th, 2015

I think that Srdja Popovic must be channeling Abbie Hoffman. “So there they were, our idols, [the rock band Rimtutituki] driving round Republic Square in circles in a truck, singing,” says Popovic. “They looked more like generals than rockers. And what they were singing was stuff like: ‘There’s no brain under that helmet’ and ‘If […]

UPDATE: FERGUSON RACIST… WATER WET…

March 5th, 2015

I haven’t written about events in Ferguson, Missouri, since the end of 2014, not because I lost interest, but because the story appeared to gain serious legs. I have continued to monitor the story, and the larger consequences of the murder of Michael Brown, and want to offer this update following the release of the […]

HOW MANY BLACK SITES ARE INSIDE THE U.S….?

February 24th, 2015

This is what we get when the Bush Obama Security Scheme (BOSS) goes domestic. The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site. The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s […]

WITH DEAN WORMER AND MARMALARD IN CHARGE…

January 31st, 2015

The story of Gulet Mohamed is in no way humorous, but yet when I read about how we, the voting citizens of the United States have allowed our elected government, and the those they employ, to secretly exile Gulet, my mind leapt back to 1978 and Dean Wormer’s office. In late December 2010, 18-year-old Somali-American […]

NEW YORK DEPLOYS BRATTON’S ROUGH RIDERS…

January 30th, 2015

In the 1980’s a high-ranking Marine Corps officer told me of a plan to deploy his Marines across a line (I seem to recall that the line was 65th Street, but I could easily be wrong on that detail) isolating upper Manhattan in case of large-scale civil unrest. New York City Police commissioner Bill Bratton’s […]

HOW TO FOIL THE PLUMBERS…

January 29th, 2015

People often tell reporters things their employers, or their government, want to keep suppressed. But leaking can serve the public interest, fueling revelatory and important journalism. This publication was created in part as a platform for journalism arising from unauthorized disclosures by NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Our founders and editors are strongly committed to publishing […]

I AM NOT CORN…

January 21st, 2015

FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY…

January 19th, 2015

16 April 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities “unwise and untimely.” Seldom do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas. If I sought to answer all the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries would […]

ANA RAIF BADAWI…*

January 17th, 2015

Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes [50 lashes a week for 20 weeks, JH] for setting up a website that championed free speech in the autocratic kingdom. His blog, the Saudi Free Liberals Forum, was shut down after his arrest in 2012. Cartoonist around the world, under the banner […]

HOW MORE SPEECH ADDRESSES OFFENSIVE SPEECH…

January 16th, 2015

SHIELD OFFENSIVE SPEECH OR SHIELD NO SPEECH…

January 15th, 2015

As pernicious as this arrest and related “crackdown” on some speech obviously is, it provides a critical value: namely, it underscores the utter scam that was this week’s celebration of free speech in the west. The day before the Charlie Hebdo attack, I coincidentally documented the multiple cases in the west—including in the U.S. – […]

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