Author Archives: (MITCHEL COHEN)

KATIE HALPER FIRED BY “THE HILL” FOR CHALLENGING ISRAEL’S APARTHEID AGAINST PALESTINIANS

Right on to Katie Halper and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) for challenging the Democrats in Congress over their financing of Israeli apartheid. Germane to Katie’s post below is a poem/song I wrote in 1988: https://www.mitchelcohen.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Here-it-Stops-1988.mp3   from Mondoweiss Katie Halper loses job at ‘The Hill’ after calling on progressives to dismantle Israeli apartheid The firing of […]

ZEN-MARXISM 101: PHILOSOPHICAL ORIGINS

The question of freedom and determinism — or, in Rosa Luxemburg‘s prescient query: “Reform and Revolution” — is what got me started writing my zen-marxism series of pamphlets, of which the philosophical chapters in “The Fight Against Monsanto’s Roundup: The Politics of Pesticides” are the most current outgrowths. If conditions freely determine, can we be […]

HUMANITY IS LOOKING EXTINCTION IN THE EYE

GUEST POST As we pass global temperature tipping points, we face widespread ecosystem collapse and the development of self-sustaining destructive feedback loops, write ROX MIDDLETON, LIAM SHAW and JOEL HELLEWELL https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/article/f/era-defining-death A major coral bleaching event at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, 2016 Photo: Oregon State University/CC LAST week a team of scientists published […]

COVID, PESTICIDES, AND THE PRION-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

From the start of the pandemic in 2020, thoughtful vaxxine challengers asked, “What would happen if the experimental mRNA vaxxines ended up increasing the chances of one’s body manufacturing misfolded spike proteins of the Covid virus? And what then?” Unlike now-old fashioned vaccines, the mRNA vaxxines are designed to cause cells throughout the body to […]

WAR WITHIN THE WAR: THE FIGHT OVER LAND AND GENETICALLY ENGINEERED AGRICULTURE

Soon we shall be covered by wheat. Did you say, wheat? Wheat, wheat. – from Woody Allen’s “Love and Death”[1] Ten months before Russian troops poured into Ukraine, that country’s President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a bill into law authorizing the private sale of farmland, reversing a moratorium that had been in place since 2001. An […]

SHIREEN ABU AKLEH, assassinated by Iraeli snipers

Dave Rovics’ haunting song about the City of Jenin.                                               Shireen talks about how she became a journalist (click) Israel officials make excuses. They lie. They intentionally targeted Shireen. (click) What the hell […]

“The World’s Most Evil Company” May Lose a Few Court Fights—But Will Keep On Poisoning and Killing Millions of People with Its Carcinogenic Pesticide ‘Roundup’

By Mitchel Cohen As published in CovertAction Magazine, January 29, 2022. Monsanto (now part of Bayer AB) had to pay $78 million in 2018 and $10 billion more in 2020 to settle 100,000 cancer lawsuits. But that won’t stop a company whose 2021 revenues will top $49.991 billion…which is why Roundup is still being profitably […]

HOW PROPAGANDA WORKS, 101: Yellow-Ribboning the Lies: How George Bush Sold the 1991 Bombing of Iraq to America

“The U.S. has a new credibility. What we say goes.” – President George H.W. Bush NBC Nightly News, Feb. 2, 1991 On October 10, 1990, a 15-year-old Kuwaiti girl, identified only as Nayirah, appeared in Washington before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. She was presented as a Kuwaiti war refugee, and testified that she had […]

THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF NEUROSIS

by Mitchel Cohen When 20-year-old Marja announced that she was joining the Red Balloon Col­lec­tive at SUNY Stony Brook in the mid-1970s, her Long Island sub­urban mother went bal­lis­tic: “This is the freest country in the world. If they don’t like it here, why don’t they go back to Russia?” Marja’s mom forbade her to […]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

January 15th marks the birthday of D. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929). The airwaves are filled with timid and at best nostalgic tributes to the great man. Except for WBAI and other non-commercial stations, only Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech — and even there but a tiny snippet of it — […]

LETTER FROM JAILED ATTORNEY STEVEN DONZIGER, IMPRISONED FOR FIGHTING AGAINST CHEVRON’S POISONING OF THE ECUADORAN AMAZON

Mitchel Cohen interviews Steven Donziger, then under house arrest, in July 2021 at rally on his behalf outside his Manhattan apartment. Dear friends and comrades, This new message from Steven Donziger contains much information.  Also go to freedonziger.com for additional information.  If we’re going to overcome the climate catastrophe, we have to be able to […]

AN AMERICAN IN CUBA

IN THE SUMMER OF 1992, I visited Cuba as part of a delegation to the Fourth Conference of Cuban and North Am­er­i­can Philosophers, organized by the U.S.-based Radical Phi­lo­sophy Association. The trip occurred during what Cu­bans call the “Special Period” following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Cuba’s most important trade partner and benefactor. 

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 […]