We need to talk about Kim

26 Sep

I just did a Google search on genocide north korea. Here are the first six returns. An axiomatic understanding all sane and well intentioned folk, whatever their political stripe, are fully signed up for. No matter that what the average … Read More »

Ruled by crooks, governed by liars

1 Sep

When Glenn Greenwald has something to say, I sit up and listen. Remember him? Litigation lawyer and journalist, he left the Guardian to co-found The Intercept but, unlike his colleague Naomi Klein, quit when the latter began subordinating truth to … Read More »

Blowback: Taliban target US shadow army

31 Aug

The Taliban aren’t searching and targeting civilians. They’re hunting down a CIA-created shadow army, two decades in the making, still underground in Afghanistan … Thousands of mercenaries with the potential to become an ersatz ISIS-K, and threaten Afghan entry into … Read More »

Until you realise …

22 Aug

Until you realise the Western world is ruled by criminals, and that corporate media’s first loyalty is not to truth but – via market discipline and beneath a show of fiery independence on lesser issues – to those criminals, you … Read More »

Afghanistan: who bears the costs?

17 Aug

I have at times spoken, here for instance, of America’s military-industrial complex as – inter alia – a way of transferring wealth within the USA from the many to the few. In the context of US withdrawal from Afghanistan, Caitlin … Read More »

Two new reads on Afghanistan

15 Aug

If western mass media were anything remotely resembling what they purport to be, they would be making sure the public understands how badly their government just fucked them. Instead it’s “Oh no, those poor Afghan women.”  Caitlin Johnstone It works … Read More »

76 years ago today

9 Aug

Nagasaki bound: bomb No. 2, “Fat Man” Seventy-six years and three days ago Hiroshima was incinerated. Three days later, on August 9, it was Nagasaki’s turn. Estimates of the immediate consequences – not attempting to reckon those in the months, … Read More »

75 years ago today

6 Aug

In a closely argued piece for CounterPunch on the seventy-fifth anniversary of Hiroshima, Belgian born historian Jacques Pauwels, now a Canadian citizen, explores why it happened. Mythmaking and the Atomic Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Myth: The war in the … Read More »