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. Military Lied About the 9/11 Wars” by Peter Maas purports to line up the culprit chain of command:

•The generals Lloyd Austin, now Secretary of Defense, and David Petraeus who both lied to Congress about how well the war was going;

•Politicians complicit with the generals sustaining overseas bloodshed.

So far so bad. What about the people who elect those politicians and who, along with lobbyists…


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. 3 — when national eviction moratorium officially ends.

Aug. 27 — when Supreme Court ends Biden’s eviction moratorium.

In theory, sanctions are supposed to reduce a population to such dire straights that it will rise up, and overthrow its government, thereby producing the regime change that will allow a foreign…


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. 3 — when national eviction moratorium officially ends.

Aug. 27 — when Supreme Court ends Biden’s eviction moratorium.

In theory, sanctions are supposed to reduce a population to such dire straights that it will rise up, and overthrow its government, thereby producing the regime change that will allow a foreign…


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 all war materiel, including army battalions, airplanes. Countless on-the-ground forays of gasoline-powered half tracks and tanks, armored vehicles and drones operated remotely from half-way around the globe. And all the burning toxic waste fire pits.

Iraq: All the oil fields around Basra set on fire burning for weeks (Gulf I)…


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 find it hard to boycott a corporation, but if you are an investor, you can make sure to divest any of these corporations from your portfolio, no matter now small your position may be.

Here’s the list with contribution amounts:

Donor

Amount (year-to-date)

The Concord Fund

$2,500,350

Rule of Law…


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 eviction happening NOW at Downstairs Seabreeze. There is an abundance of COPs but no one from the #CityofBerkeley. No one from #MentalHealth. No one from the new shelter in #HorizonTransitionalVillage. There is no one here offering hope, options, or shelter.” …


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. I asked my readers to compose their own letters of concern to their congress persons, and other people in high office.

Since then as a result of valuable feedback from a number of readers, I hope to try something new: I offer you the sample letter below. It may not necessarily be the best sample letter, but if, like…


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. Translated into electoral college votes, that guarantees Democrats just 188 votes out of a 538 total.

Why is that important? Because Jan. 6, we experienced a coup that showed all the finesse and subtlety of a wad of chewing gum stuck under a school house chair, but the next coup is gonna be a silent, stealthy one, and here’s how that’s…


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 sea in the Gulf of Mexico; a huge heat dome caused dangerously high temperatures in the Pacific Northwest, the Amazon rainforest released more carbon than it stores, at least 191 people died in flash floods in Hunan Province, China, and parts of Germany and Belgium, shocking even the climate experts…


As early as the 70s, James Lovelock advanced what people still refer to as the Gaia “hypothesis,” claiming that all living organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to regulate our atmosphere, and form a synergistic self- regulating complex interconnected system which maintains conditions favoring life on the planet. He collaborated with Lynn Margulis to co-develop the discipline of endosymbiosis. Lovelock’s conclusion: living organisms, through their effect on water and on water bearing clouds, modulate the Earth’s systems in an on-going feedback loop, and that the most humble, least complex organisms, the bacteria, attest to the unity of all…

Cecile Pineda

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