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ISRAEL’S BIG LIE: THIS ISN’T SELF-DEFENSE — IT’S A WAR CRIME AIDED AND ABETTED BY THE U.S.

Mitchel Cohen’s report from the “Palestine Lives!” march in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, on May 15, 2021, for WBAI radio. Almost everything said in the U.S. about Israel’s assault on the Palestinians is a lie — because we are implicated Guest post by Chris Hedges Published May 15, 2021 in ScheerPost. Smoke billows after an Israeli […]

Could an accident have caused COVID-19? Why the Wuhan lab-leak theory shouldn’t be dismissed

Alison Young provides a nerve-wracking account of failures and releases of dangerous pathogens from biolabs around the world. Still, I am surprised that she doesn’t mention the shutting down of the USAMRID biowar facility at Fort Detrick, MD, in 2019, shortly before the first cases of Covid-19 were observed, along with Fort Detrick’s close association […]

Urgent Open Letter from Doctors and Scientists to the European Medicines Agency regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Concerns

This appears to be a very formidable letter to the European Medicines Agency vis a vis the mRNA vaccines, because scientists here focus on 7 questions/concerns specific to how the testing was done so as to rule out disastrous implications of those vaccines. They ask whether specific tests were performed by the corporate Vaccine developers […]

ENCOUNTER WITH CHUCK SCHUMER: WHY I AM A GREEN AND NOT A DEMOCRAT

I wrote this 12 years ago, and it was published in a number of places, including Juan Cole’s blog, https://www.juancole.com/2009/02/cohen-why-i-am-green-not-democrat.html I think it’s quite relevant today, so …. Feb 11, 2009 All it takes is dragging myself to one local Democratic Party meeting, even one hosted by a progressive and Green-friendly State Assembly member like […]

Rainbow over Bensonhurst

Looking east down Bay Parkway from 86 St. in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, February 22, 2021. Photo by Mitchel Cohen  

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Poet and Founder of City Lights Bookshop, Dies Aged 101

Poet and countercultural pioneer put on trial for publishing Allen Ginsberg’s Howl went on to become a beloved icon of San Francisco February 23, 2021 Sian Cain The Guardian, by way of Portside. Lawrence Ferlinghetti outside his San Francisco store in 1998. Reuters Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet, publisher, painter and political activist who co-founded the […]

HE HAD A HAMMER: HENRY AARON, PRESENTE!

Henry Aaron passes Babe Ruth’s 714 lifetime home runs in 1974. Guest post by DAVE ZIRIN When you write for a living, you invariably pen obituaries in advance so they are ready to be published as soon as the death knell of the famous is sounded. I could never do that with Henry “Hank” Aaron. […]

WHAT IF? DID COVID-19 LEAK FROM A BIOLAB?

This is perhaps the first detailed query in the mainstream corporate press into the possible laboratory origins of Covid-19, emerging from so-called “gain-of-function” experiments done in biological labs. There are several serious omissions pertaining to the transfer of materiel from the U.S.’s biowarfare lab at Fort Detrick, Maryland, to Wuhan and elsewhere in the Summer […]

FREE JULIAN ASSANGE, Report from NYC DEMO JAN. 3, 2021

Around 65 people turned out in the freezing cold rainy Sunday morning, January 3, 2021 at the British Consulate in NYC to demand that Britain refuse to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and that Trump pardon him. A judge in Great Britain will be deciding whether to accede to the U.S. government’s persecution of Assange […]

WHY DID THE DEMOCRATS HAVE A BAD ELECTION DAY?

Guest Column by RALPH NADER Apart from barely squeezing through the swing states to defeat corrupt, incompetent, lying, corporatist Donald Trump, the Democratic Party had a bad election. Loaded with nearly twice as much money as the Republican Party, the Democratic Party showed that weak candidates with no robust agendas for people where they live, […]

ELECTIONS 2020

The issue now in the U.S. is to fight for every vote to be counted — that is, the fight for at least the IDEA of democracy, even if it never actually existed and even though both candidates represent the interests of Wall Street and the 1 percent. In some ways it’s like voting for […]

REMEMBERING DAY STAR CHOU

  The shattered universe never ceases to slash us with shards of memory, and also makes us laugh over the pieces. Daystar’s dying is a horror, and I know we’ll all think back over our lives together and not only feel the immense pain, but also — more and more — the beauty that Daystar […]

THE VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

HEROIC FLY ATTACKS V.P. PENCE FOR HIS LIES AND FASCISM DURING VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE Caught in his web of lies, VP Pence ensnared click photo for more “HELP ME” PENCE PLEADS     Those who do not learn from history are doomed to reTweet it.­ “The first step in the revolution by the working class, […]

SHOULD THE GREEN PARTY RUN ITS OWN CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT IN 2020?

by MITCHEL COHEN As one of those who is trying to get the Green Party to switch its tactics and electoral strategy, I would appreciate it if Ajamu Baraka and others would at least address the arguments I and others are making … … which has nothing to do with any expectations of Biden and […]

Kevin Zeese: A Warrior for Peace and Justice Passes

Published originally in https://www.laprogressive.com/kevin-zeese-2/ The human rights community mourns veteran activist Kevin Zeese, my friend and comrade. “For the Anniversary of My Death” by W.S. Merwin   Every year without knowing it I have passed the day When the last fires will wave to me And the silence will set out Tireless traveler Like the beam of […]