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  • Can Human Beings Meet the Moment?

    Martin LeFevre: There has never been a global civilization, and no historical, philosophical, psychological and spiritual foundation exists upon which to build one. It can and must be created. Cultures emerged as whole contexts in particular geographical areas. But geography has become irrelevant in the age of jet travel, the Internet and AI. Like it […]

  • Woke or Awakened?

    Martin LeFevre: The mystery of consciousness is as old as there have been people conscious that they were conscious. However most people, including philosophers and scientists, don’t know what they mean by consciousness. The confusion is compounded when speculating on whether animals other than humans are conscious. The term consciousness can refer to anything from […]

  • 20 Years After Iraq, Corporate Media Defends US War Crimes But Obsesses Over Trump Trivialities

    Margaret Kimberley: Liberals and the media give great attention to Donald Trump’s legal problems that are related to his personal life, but they cover up for the war crimes he and other presidents committed. … Bush’s torture programs went unpunished by Barack Obama. … Trump will never face jail time for kidnapping Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab or assassinating Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. His predecessors understand the importance of defending the big crimes…. Read more...

  • Media Ignore Seymour Hersh Bombshell Report of US Destroying Nord Stream II

    Alan Macleod : It has now been one week since Seymour Hersh published an in-depth report claiming that the Biden administration deliberately blew up the Nord Stream II gas pipeline without Germany’s consent or even knowledge – an operation that began planning long before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. … Hersh – … claims that in June, U.S. Navy divers traveled to the Baltic Sea and attached C4 explosive charges to the pipeline. Read more

  • Teapot Dome Redivivus: How Clinton and Gore Opened the Alaskan Arctic to Oil Drilling

    : By far the biggest scandal in town, entirely unreported, is the new Alaskan oil rush. … Following the standard script for the Clinton Administration, it is a story of special access and special rights, greased by well-placed lobbyists, secured by corporate campaign disbursements and involving the transference-on an almost unfathomable scale–of public wealth into private hands. … Read more

  • Stop Calling The Iraq War A ‘Mistake’: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

    Caitlin Johnstone: Stop calling the Iraq War a “mistake”. When you make a mistake, you make changes to ensure that mistake is not repeated. Nobody responsible for that invasion suffered any consequences of any kind, zero policy changes were made, and the unipolarist ideology which led to it has become more entrenched than ever. Read more

  • Graeme MacQueen: The Indispensable 9/11 Writer’s Latest Book

    Edward Curtin: This free eBook — The Pentagon’s B-Movie: Looking Closely at the September 2001 Attacks (rat haus reality press, 15 March 2023) — by Graeme MacQueen contains a collection of his articles and essays on the attacks of September 11, 2001, the subsequent anthrax attacks, and analyses of other false flag operations. … Read here

  • AI, Darkness, and Consciousness

    Martin LeFevre:  You can feel the earth ready to explode with life after all the precipitation in California in recent weeks. The squalls of rain and snow off the Pacific continue however, delaying the spring sun. The shallow stream of summer is a small river roaring by, but you can still hear hawks cry, and […]

  • China, Covid Origins, and War Propaganda

    Margaret Kimberley: A human cause of covid-19 is possible, but anti-China rhetoric is war propaganda, not scientific evidence.  … it has turned out that the Wuhan Institute of Virology may have engaged in experiments involving “gain of function” research that might have caused covid. However, all of the projects in question were conducted jointly with organizations funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Read more...

  • A Young Person’s Guide to Spotting Fake News

    “Fake news is anything but self-explanatory. It extends far beyond news itself and exists in numerous formats such as rumors, lies, hoaxes, bunk, satire, parody, misleading content, impostor content, fabricated content, and manipulated content.” As a critically news-literate person, you can investigate news content and the process behind its production and dissemination. Read here.

  • Why the Banking System is Breaking Up

    Michael Hudson: The collapses of Silvergate and Silicon Valley Bank are like icebergs calving off from the Antarctic glacier. The financial analogy to the global warming causing this collapse is the rising temperature of interest rates, which spiked last Thursday and Friday to close at 4.60 percent for the U.S. Treasury’s two-year bonds. … Read here.

  • What Is Art, and an Artist?

    Martin LeFevre:  “Art too is just a way of living, and however one lives, one can, without knowing, prepare for it.”“Things aren’t all so tangible and sayable as people would usually have us believe; most experiences are unsayable, they happen in a space that no word has ever entered.”  Rilke There’s a strong correlation between […]

  • How Comrades Revealed the Existence of COINTELPRO

    Margaret Kimberley: On March 8, 1971 a brave group of people revealed the extent of FBI spying, harassment and even the killings of US citizens. More than 50 years later we would do well to remember the significance of their actions. From Black Agenda Report

  • Ending the Continuity of Thought

    Martin LeFevre: It was a beautiful afternoon, the first sunny day in over a week. California has been hit with another series of storms, this one bringing snow to much of the state. It’s strange that the almond trees are blossoming at the same time there’s been snow in the Central Valley. Despite the chill […]

  • Why Activism Is Not Enough

    By Martin LeFevre Bill McKibben, the author of the particularly pessimistic book, “The End of Nature,” now says, “for an activist to have hope is the most important thing.” That contradictory worldview sums up much of what’s misguided about activism. As recently reported, “Mr. McKibben has written more than a dozen books about climate change and […]