Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Eyes Have It: Hypocrisy and Elections Fairness

US Media Require No Evidence for Claims of Electoral Fraud—in Venezuela

by Ricardo Vaz - FAIR

January 27, 2021

The media establishment was horrified when the “Stop the Steal” mob stormed the US Capitol on January 6, and the sentence was swift: President Donald Trump, with his baseless fraud allegations and refusal to concede defeat, was responsible for the mayhem.
AP photo (12/6/20):Venezuelan soldier in front of a Hugo Chávez.

Corporate outlets have summarily denounced Trump’s bogus claims of vote fraud, though for years they have faithfully echoed similarly spurious accusations made about elections held by official enemies (, 5/23/18, 8/23/18, 2/12/19, 8/5/19, 11/18/19, 10/30/20, 11/20/20). But media make no effort to account for years of hypocrisy and double standards.


Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, David Rovics, David Swanson January 28th, 2021

This Week on GR

by C.L. Cook -

January 28th, 2021

Welcome back to Gorilla Radio’s Home Edition, recorded on the dates, January 25th and 26th, 2021.

And welcome to the dawning of, if not the Age of Aquarius, then the beginning of the end of the Trump Epoch. Of course, Joe Biden would have this moment be the start of his “Era”, but who out there believes there’s time enough left for that? 
At any rate, it is an opportunity for America to assess where it is and wants to be, and to perhaps finally give policy a chance.
David Rovics describes himself as a broadcaster, musician, blogger, and author of the novel, ‘A Busker’s Adventures’; but he is too a rabble-rousing, anarcho-socialist type, whose frequent essays on political issues and societal observation are featured at CounterPunch and Dissident, among other places. 

David is also a husband and parent, alt-media maven, resident of the famously restive Portland, Oregon, and man with a special talent for pissing people off. His weekly program, This Week with David Rovics can be found through his website,

 David Rovics in the first half.

And; it’s not only the raging grease fire Trump left burning in America’s kitchen Biden needs addressing, there’s also the problem with the neighbours  to be dealt with. While some may fondly remember the Obama years, those overseas recall Joe riding shotgun on an interventionist foreign policy nightmare, the disastrous effects of which are still roiling the World beyond Pennsylvania Avenue.

David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and broadcaster. He’s the executive director of World BEYOND War, campaign coordinator for, and a past Nobel Peace Prize Nominee whose book titles include: ‘War Is A Lie’, ‘When the World Outlawed War’, and ‘Leaving WWII Behind’. David blogs at and, and he’s the host of Talk Nation Radio. In his recent article, ‘Pope’s Words to Biden in Open Letter‘ Swanson puts the Pontiff in Catholic president, Biden’s policy equation.

David Swanson and preempting a third term of American intervention in the second half.
But first, David Rovics and the dangers of making sense in a post-sensical America.
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday between 11-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, Check out the GR blog at:

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Biden Then, Now, and Marching Forward

Exclusive Series: Biden’s Foreign Policy History and What it Portends for his Presidency

by Jeremy Kuzmarov - Covert Action Magazine (CAM)

January 11, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden is not known for being either tight-lipped or humble. Throughout his long political career, he has often divulged information or bragged about things that were in reality quite shameful.
Vice President Biden and wife Jill in Bogotá honoring Colombian soldiers. 
(May 26, 2013) [Source:]

A good example is Plan Colombia, a $1.3 billion anti-drug program initiated by the Clinton administration in 1999, which Biden boasted last January about being the “guy who put it together [as head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee].”[3]

[See Part II 'Biden's Key Role in the Crime of the Century: 
The 2003 Iraq Invasion' at CAM here.]

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Days After the Beer Belly Putsch

Questions in the Wake of the Beer Belly Putsch 

by David Rovics - CounterPunch

January 11, 2021 
After seeing some very strange, amnesiac discussion threads on social media, I have a few words to consign to the screen.


Naturally, social media and the media media are all going nuts since the more or less successful far right siege of the Capitol. There are a variety of talking points that I’ve been hearing that I have some thoughts on. 


Putting the Pope into Biden's Foreign Policy Equation

Pope’s Words in Open Letter to Joe Biden

by David Swanson - World BEYOND War

January 22, 2021

Dear President Joe Biden, Congratulations and best wishes! The Pope of your church in October 2020 wrote these words:

“We can no longer think of war as a solution, because its risks will probably always be greater than its supposed benefits. In view of this, it is very difficult nowadays to invoke the rational criteria elaborated in earlier centuries to speak of the possibility of a ‘just war’. Never again war!”242 

At footnote 242, Pope Francis wrote: “Saint Augustine, who forged a concept of ‘just war’ that we no longer uphold in our own day, also said that ‘it is a higher glory still to stay war itself with a word, than to slay men with the sword, and to procure or maintain peace by peace, not by war’ (Epistola 229, 2: PL 33, 1020).”