Monthly Archives: March 2016

Fools Fighting Terror with Terror


“April Fools believe suicide bombers can be stopped with more body scanners and police surveillance. Fifteen years of bigger, better blast walls, checkpoints, limits on access, barricades, obstacle courses and ever-expanding restrictions at airports and government buildings may fend off car bombers, but driven suiciders with a bit of…”

John M. LaForge
Published in: Counterpunch, The Reader Weekly, The Russophile, Grassroots Press, La Progressive, Newberry Observer, Transcend Media Service, Bullhead City Bee, The Orange Leader, Gilmer Free Press
Date: March 29,30,31,April 1,4,12,13,2016
793 Words

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The Republicans: Cowardice in High Places


“Jeb Bush endorses Ted Cruz. So do Marco Rubio and Mitt Romney. Chris Christie endorses—in fact, practically fawns all over—Donald Trump. Ben Carson suddenly thinks Trump would make a great president, in agreement with Vladimir Putin of all people.”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: The Free Weekly, The Durango Telegraph, Counterpunch, Sierra County Prospect, Mel Gurtov Blog, Eureka Spring News, La Progressive, Grassroots Press, Lahaina News, Baltimore Times
Date: March 27,28,30,31,April 1,7,2016
429 Words

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China–Broken Rice Bowls, Stifled Voices


“Amidst the economic downturn in China, two developments that are not “in the human interest” stand out: rising unemployment among workers in state-owned enterprises (SOEs), and repression of criticism of the party-state leadership. China, no different from any other large country, has a multitude of domestic problems…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: Counterpunch, La Progressive, Newberry Observer, Palo Verde Valley Times, The Paris Post-Intelligencer, Transcend Media Service, Mel Gurtov Blog, Tacoma Weekly, The Daily Press, The Easley Progress
Date: March 23,24,28,30,31,April 1,8,2016
782 Words

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This Is What Democracy Looks Like

Robert Koehler

“The snaking line was more than a mile long. Thousands of us had been waiting for hours in the bitter cold to get into Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre to hear Bernie Sanders speak. It was Monday night. The Illinois and four other state primaries were the next day and, as has been the case for the last three weeks now, the fate of the country — and the planet — seemed to hang in the balance.”

Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Huffington Post, Common Dreams, Counterpunch, LA Progressive, Gilmer Free Press
Date: March 17,18,20,2016
897 Words

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Building New “Nonviolent Cities”


“Last year, I was invited to give a talk on peace in Carbondale, Illinois. I was surprised to discover that in recent years, activists from across Carbondale had come together with a broad vision of what their community could one day become—a nonviolent city…”

John Dear
Published in: Huffington Post, Common Dreams, Counterpunch, La Progressive, The PeaceWorker, Truthout
Date: March 14,18,28,29,2016
1140 Words

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