My friend Megan Rice is dead at 91 years of age after a life time of helping others, part of it protesting nuclear weapons — weapons of mass destruction.

The account of her life can be read in this Washington Post article, a canned obit that manages to keep the…


how we wasted 20 years fighting the “Global War on Terror” instead of climate change.

Among the rash of 9/11 articles, this one from the Intercept caught my eye. “General Failure: How the U.S. …


sanctions, n. — sanctions can be either comprehensive or selective, using the blocking of assets and trade restrictions to accomplish foreign policy and national security goals.

This week we look at three dates:

Labor Day — Sept 7 when 35 million Americans are slated to lose their unemployment benefits.

Oct…


sanctions, n. — sanctions can be either comprehensive or selective, using the blocking of assets and trade restrictions to accomplish foreign policy and national security goals.

This week we look at three dates:

Labor Day — Sept 7 when 35 million Americans are slated to lose their unemployment benefits.

Oct…


Imagine an EXTRA edition of the New York Times, where the font size takes up the ENTIRE TOP FOLD of the FRONT PAGE screaming:

WAR = HUMAN EXTINCTION

The above equation is the MAIN ISSUE, the ONLY ISSUE.

Fossil fuel consumption added up:

Afghanistan: fossil fuel providing air transport of…


Many of my readers do not know — yet — that major U.S. corporations are still giving to RAGA, The Republican Attorney’s General of America. Why does that matter? Because RAGA linked to the January 6 coalition that stormed the Capitol. You can read about it here.

My readers may…


Downstairs Seabreeze, Cob on Wood. Say their names. Like the names of so many of our dead, they are the names of two California Bay Area homeless encampments. But to say their names is to remember their history.

Downstairs Seabreeze

Last Monday morning I received this SOS:

“Live from the…


Dear readers: Our most recent issue was devoted to encapsulating the startling development that #45 enlisted Jeffrey Clark of the DOJ to be his water carrier during the 2020 election cycle to suggest that voting results in Georgia could be overturned. …


We Americans are about to crash into that little red school house brick wall, learning our three Rs.: reading, ‘rithmetic and Righting. Here’s why: Democratic controlled states number 15; Republican controlled states number 28, and divided states number 13. …


Mother Nature is taking the planet on a roller coaster ride lately. For any remaining skeptics who like to imagine that global warming is a hoax,

German flood waters

the list starts with a freeze and snow storm in Texas midwinter, it proliferates with a giant fire from a ruptured pipeline igniting the…

Cecile Pineda

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