Saturday, May 29, 2021
May 29, 2021
Dear Jennifer, last time we met in Bella Bella and walked down the street together, I mentioned that I appreciated your work and was glad to have voted for you. But since then, your John Horgan regime has just gotten worse, and of late, horrible is the only word.
Friday, May 28, 2021
Senate clears passage of economic warfare legislation directed at China
by Patrick Martin - WSWS
May 28, 2021
The US Senate moved towards passage of the United States Innovation and Competition Act Thursday night, providing more than $200 billion to fund economic warfare directed primarily against China, but also against other US competitors in Japan and Western Europe.
The key vote came Thursday afternoon on a motion to close debate and block any filibuster, which passed by a margin of 68–30, easily clearing the 60-vote threshold. While 30 Republicans voted against closure, it was supported by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and 17 other Republicans, in return for Democratic agreement to bring several amendments up for vote.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Hunger as a Weapon: How Biden's Inaction Is Aggravating Cuba's Food Crisis
by William M. LeoGrande - Common Dreams
May 27, 2021
If President Biden wants to support human rights in Cuba and empower the Cuban people, he can start by alleviating the food crisis by ending Trump's prohibition on remittances and restoring the right of U.S. residents to travel.
Biden’s Budget Proposal Funds Most of the World’s Dictators
by David Swanson - World Beyond War
May 27, 2021
There’s nothing new about this, which is why I know it’s there before having seen the new budget proposal. The United States funds most of the world’s most oppressive militaries, sells them weapons, and trains them. It has done so for many years.