Saturday, November 07, 2020
The task Of ‘Sleepy Joe’ Is To Put Liberal America Right Back To Sleep
by Jonathan Cook - Popular Resistance
At birth, all of us begin a journey that offers opportunities either to grow – not just physically, but mentally, emotionally and spiritually – or to stagnate. The journey we undertake lasts a lifetime, but there are dozens of moments each day when we have a choice to make tiny incremental gains in experience, wisdom and compassion or to calcify through inertia, complacency and selfishness.
No one can be engaged and receptive all the time. But it is important to recognise these small opportunities for growth when they present themselves, even if at any particular moment we may decide to avoid grasping them.
Friday, November 06, 2020
In 1940, the United States Decided to Rule the World
by David Swanson - World BEYOND War
November 3, 2020
Stephen Wertheim’s Tomorrow, The World examines a shift in elite U.S. foreign-policy thinking that took place in mid-1940. Why in that moment, a year and a half before the Japanese attacks on the Philippines, Hawaii, and other outposts, did it become popular in foreign-policy circles to advocate for U.S. military domination of the globe?
In school text book mythology, the United States was full of revoltingly backward creatures called isolationists at the time of World War I and right up through December 1941, after which the rational adult internationalists took command (or we’d all be speaking German and suffering through the rigged elections of fascistic yahoos, unlike this evening).
New documents show Mueller investigation unable to concoct charges against Assange and WikiLeaks
by Oscar Grenfell - WSWS
November 6, 2020
Previously redacted portions of the Mueller report into supposed Russian interference in the US, released this week, have shown that despite every effort, the Justice Department was unable to concoct evidence of any criminal wrongdoing on the part of WikiLeaks or Julian Assange in relation to their 2016 publications exposing the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton.
Assange interviewed by CNN in August, 2016. The network had a strap beneath him reading “Political disruption” throughout most of the interview.
(Credit: Screenshot CNN online broadcast)
The revelation is the latest proof of the fraudulent character of the entire “Russiagate” narrative, used not only to smear Assange, but also to justify expanded online censorship and to push for greater US military aggression. It is evidence that the US state had been attempting to manufacture criminal charges against Assange, before an indictment was finalised in late 2017 over WikiLeaks’ completely unrelated 2010 and 2011 publications.
This Week on GR
by C. L. Cook - Gorilla-Radio.com
November 5, 2020
Welcome back to Gorilla Radio’s home edition recorded live-to-tape via Skype on this date, October 30th, 2020.October 26th Philadelphia citizen, Walter Wallace Jr. was shot dead by police. Wallace was a black man, suffering mental problems. He was known to police, and his family had specifically asked for medical assistance WITHOUT police. Both the shooting and demonstrations have become a part of the political debate, as America nears the November 3rd presidential election.
Dave Lindorff is an award-winning journalist, author, and founding member of the media collective, ThisCantBeHappening.net. Lindorff’s book titles include, ‘The Case for Impeachment: Legal Arguments for Removing President George W. Bush from Office’ and ‘This Can’t Be Happening! Resisting the Disintegration of American Democracy.’
Dave lives just outside Philadelphia and is following the situation
Dave Lindorff in the first half.
And; after more than a half year of varying public health measures, from Tennessee to Timbuktu, we’re still mired in the pandemic. And, despite the hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths attributed to the disease, Covid’s most devastating effect is on World economies, seeing millions unable to earn a living and vital global supply chains threatened with collapse.
Radhika Desai is a scholar, educator, author, editor, director of the Geopolitical Economy Research Group, and professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba. Radhika’s many essays, primarily on the topics of political economy, culture and nationalism can be found at among other places, CanadianDimension.com where her article, ‘The Fate of Capitalism Hangs in the Balance of International Power,’ the fifth installment of her seven part series, WHAT IS TO BE DONE? A Manifesto for Politics Amid the Pandemic and Beyond, appears.
Radhika Desai and Capitalism’s Damoclean moment in the second half.
And; CFUV broadcaster and host of Plant Powered Radio, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour with the Left Coast Events Bulletin of some of the good things you can get up to in and around our town, and virutally too, in the coming week. But first, Dave Lindorff answering the question, “Is Philadelphia Burning?”
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday between 11-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: https://cfuv.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/