Understanding Christian fascism in the US requires a lesson in Christian Right politics, whose overwhelming success in subverting American democracy is attributable to the supreme strategist Paul Weyrich. Bruce Wilson reports on how this right-wing analyst made the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush possible.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Christian Fascism in the US
Friday, March 20, 2015
Jeffrey St. Clair runs down the numbers on torture, and it isn't pretty. 59% of Americans support the CIA's torture program, even when it's totally ineffective at gathering intelligence. Even when 25% of those tortured were absolutely innocent.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
National Energy Bank
In the US, it should be a national security priority to save our coal, oil and gas reserves for our future needs. Selling our fossil fuel reserves now means future Americans will have to rely on nuclear power. These reserves should be socialized as a national energy bank, not privatized for bargain sales to China.
Climate change campaigns should focus on this reality, rather than fantasies about renewable energy, which at best will only supply 10% of electrical demand. With 4 billion urban dwellers worldwide, living off-the-grid is not an option. Efficiency in electrical delivery can be vastly improved, but consumption is rising rapidly.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Avaaz was incorporated in 2006 by the Democratic Party front group MoveOn as the Global Engagement and Organizing Fund to build U.S. influence in the Middle East. A major funder of Avaaz, MoveOn and HRW is George Soros, convicted hedge fund inside-trader.
Sunday, March 08, 2015
Extraordinary Demographic Growth
Since the founding of the UN in 1945, the world's population has tripled, with 28 mega-cities (over 10 million). Urban populations in this time period went from 30% to 54% of global humanity. Refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons now top 50 million. It is expected the world's population will grow from 7 billion to 10 billion by the year 2100.
--UN at 70: Mega-Cities, Mortality and Migration