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Grenfell Tower Shows Some Of Society’s Cracks

Grenfell Tower Shows Some Of Society’s Cracks By the time these photos were taken (showing the north and west facades) on 14 June 2017, the residents of Grenfell Tower had either managed to escape or were dead. The tower was … Continue reading

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Russia and Trump

First, a personal story. In January 2017 I traveled to Cuba for ten days. One of the many things I learned was the feeling and emotion behind what has been a nearly 60-year blockade of the island by the US: … Continue reading

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Election Teachings

Shock; then grief. Or anger, then despair. These are the emotions reported by those who believed the polling, the mass media, the slanted *corporate-party line* in the months and weeks leading up to Election Day. If you felt them, you … Continue reading

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Love

Our [American] foreign policy and *free trade* deals make us less safe, take away our human rights, and destroy our environment; while our drone assassinations breed more *terrorists* than we can possibly kill. And all of this is done to … Continue reading

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We Are Being Played

We are being played, you and I. Capitalism is global; it infects rich and poor nations alike. Its need for constant growth; its inability to cut the cost of resources as they become harder to extract and its difficulty finding … Continue reading

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More on Terror

Fanaticism, fundamentalism, and ethnic conflict are increasing. Terrorism is not merely a function of religion, nor will it end because we establish a secular market-based democracy in every country around the globe. This is a war between a global capitalist … Continue reading

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Our Overabundance of Oil

Our overabundance of oil, which is said to be the cause of its current low price, may have begun with an increase in production but it continues today because our oil storage facilities are filling up. In Europe storage is … Continue reading

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