In a letter announcing an end of their “formal ties” to one of the largest unions in the United States, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) cited a fairly comprehensive list of grievances that led to its removal from the AFL-CIO, prominent among them being the workers union’s insistence on supporting policies that directly […]
It is not amusing any more. Obama’s handling of the Syrian conflict has proven once again the grave mistake Americans made by re-electing Barack Obama into the White House, a man as gutless as a balloon full of hot air, as utterly ineffectual as an ant in combat with a scorpion. It’s one thing to […]
The years of George W. Bush’s presidency made for fun and exciting viewing of a variety of anti-war groups protesting Bush’s foreign policy and never-ending “military engagements” that taxpayers are still on the hook to pay for. But as Barack Obama continues the drumbeat of war against Syria, where is the outrage from protest groups […]
Soon after the completely senseless murder of an Australian athlete in Oklahoma, former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer pleaded with Australian tourists to boycott the United States due to our supposed proliferation of guns which, as Mr. Fischer evidently believes, leads to an increase in violence and crime.
In one of the more creative writings in support of gun control that I have read in months, Veronica Cassidy tells a heart-wrenching tail of her battle with depression and how close she came to ending her own life. She had decided to kill herself with a gun. But Ms. Cassidy lives in New York […]
Most Americans are probably unaware that over the past two weeks the US has launched at least eight drone attacks in Yemen, in which dozens have been killed. It is the largest US escalation of attacks on Yemen in more than a decade. The US claims that everyone killed was a “suspected militant,” but Yemeni […]
As reported on earlier, Oakland city council passed an ordinance in the dead of night that allows city police officers to arrest protesters for carrying a so-called “tool of violence”, a deliberately vague description that could refer to anything, including hammers, wrenches, scissors or a simple belt buckle.