Published on Truthout, 27 March 2018. I witnessed firsthand John Bolton’s acts of mass murder in Iraq. Now the man who has been calling for war against Iran and North Korea for years, who worked to derail the UN’s weapons inspections in Iraq, and who thinks murdering 5 percent of Iraq’s population was a good
Mattis and Tillerson Aren’t Mitigating Trump — They’re on a Path of Destruction
Published on Truthout, 6 Sep 2017. Compared to President Donald Trump, anyone looks good. This is why the former CEO of one of the largest oil companies on the planet, who is now our secretary of state, can come off as a voice of reason for simply saying “the president speaks for himself” when discussing Trump’s lack of
Weather Underground Members Speak Out on the Media, Imperialism and Solidarity in the Age of Trump
Published on Truthout, 30 Aug 2017. Seven months into the so-called administration of President Donald Trump, things are going further off the rails with each passing day. From the fires of war to attacks on health care to the stoking of the white supremacist far right, living in the bowels of a rotting empire has, perhaps,
The GOP’s Health Care Legislation Is Cruel and Punitive, Doctors Say
Published on Truthout, 10 July 2017. As members of Congress return today after their July 4 break, they are hoping to rapidly conclude their attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The health bill overhaul, one of Trump’s consistent campaign promises, has been vexing his administration and angering the general US population. In fact, only
It’s Raining in Antarctica While Trump Slashes Climate Science Funding
Published on Truthout, 3 July 2017. This Memorial Day I awoke in a tent high on Klahhane Ridge in Washington state’s Olympic National Park. With the Strait of Juan de Fuca just to the north, and a sweeping view of Mount Olympus and the rest of the park to the south, the sunset the night before
Paris Accord Doesn’t Go Far Enough — but Trump’s Pullout Will Endanger Life on Earth
Published on Truthout, 31 May 2017. A large number of climate experts believe the Paris Climate Accord does not go nearly far enough in addressing the crisis of abrupt anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD). Nevertheless, in what is clearly both a symbolic move and a nod to his fossil fuel backers, Donald Trump will be pulling the
Trump: Totalitarian or Authoritarian?
Published on Truthout, 29 May 2017. Much has been written about whether Donald Trump is a despot authoritarian, fascist or merely a bumbling clown. As we approach this question of what Trump “is,” it’s important for us to realize that — regardless of our assessments of his level of intelligence, or his adolescent mentality, or his bizarre mannerisms
Scientists Predict There Will Be No Glaciers in the Contiguous US by 2050 — but Trump Is Stomping on the Gas Pedal
Published on Truthout, 22 May 2017. Given that life originated in the oceans, it should be cause for concern that a recently published study revealed that the depletion of dissolved oxygen in Earth’s oceans is occurring much faster than previously believed. Anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) is recreating the conditions that caused the worst mass extinction event on Earth,
Report Shows US Invasion, Occupation of Iraq Left 1 Million Dead
Published on Truthout, 13 April 2015. A recently released casualty study, “Body Count,” estimates that at least 1.3 million people have died as a direct or indirect result of US policy in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan since the so-called war on terror began. Continue reading the full story at Truthout.
Can Herman Cain Deliver?
Presidential hopeful Herman Cain, while controversial, has a possible chance of winning the Republican nomination. “Many of the Muslims, they are not totally dedicated to this country,” GOP campaigner Herman Cain said in March. “They are not dedicated to our Constitution. Many of them are trying to force Sharia law on the people of this