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Chris Hedges: The Unraveling of the American Empire

    Chris Hedges: The Unraveling of the American Empire

Princeton, New Jersey (Scheerpost) — America’s defeat in Afghanistan is one in a string of catastrophic military blunders that herald the death of the American empire. With the exception of the first Gulf War, fought largely by mechanized units in the open desert that did not – wisely – attempt to occupy Iraq, the United States political and…

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Addressing America’s Homelessness and Squalor: What We Could Do If We Cared

    Addressing America’s Homelessness and Squalor: What We Could Do If We Cared

WASHINGTON, WARD 1 — “I wanna know where the $2.5 million is – that’s my reaction.” Muhsin Boe Luther Umar — or as we call him, Uncle Boe — throws his hands up and shakes his head. In his role as both Resident Council President at Garfield Terrace and D.C. Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 1B03…

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Lee Camp: How Corporate America Supports Racism, Hatred & Exploitation (in New & Fun Ways!)

    Lee Camp: How Corporate America Supports Racism, Hatred & Exploitation (in New & Fun Ways!)

Princeton, New Jersey (Scheerpost) — If you’ve been paying even a modicum of attention to the world at large, you’ve noticed that white supremacists constitute a bit of a problem in America. They led an insurrection at our Capitol recently. They’ve been involved in many mass shootings. I, along with many others, was nearly killed by one…

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Moth-Eaten Eviction Moratorium Leaves Hundreds of Thousands Without a Roof

    Moth-Eaten Eviction Moratorium Leaves Hundreds of Thousands Without a Roof

WASHINGTON — “Raise your hand if you can’t pay rent,” she yelled sharply and resolutely into a microphone. A Spanish translation echoed her words as hands shot up across the crowd. “Now make that into a fist. Because we gotta fight! It’s only when we fight that we can win!” Cheers and hollers muffled by…

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The Coming Antibiotic-Resistance Pandemic that Could Make COVID Look Like the Flu

  The Coming Antibiotic-Resistance Pandemic that Could Make COVID Look Like the Flu

GENEVA — Big pharmaceutical companies have not come out of COVID-19 looking like model global citizens. Pfizer has been accused of bullying South American governments after demanding they put up military bases as collateral in exchange for vaccines. Meanwhile, Bill Gates persuaded Oxford University to sign an exclusive deal with AstraZeneca for its new offering,…

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Amnesty International: Facebook Plan To Target Children “Incompatible With Human Rights”

  Amnesty International: Facebook Plan To Target Children “Incompatible With Human Rights”

SAN FRANSICO — Facebook has let slip that it is launching an Instagram service for children under 13 years old, who are currently legally barred from using the platform. On Thursday, Instagram’s vice president of product told employees in a leaked communication that this was indeed the plan. Instagram’s boss, Adam Mosseri, confirmed the leak’s…

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With Over $1 Billion Spent, Domestic Dark Money Dwarfs All Foreign Influence on 2020 Election

  With Over $1 Billion Spent, Domestic Dark Money Dwarfs All Foreign Influence on 2020 Election

WASHINGTON — A newly declassified report from the National Intelligence Council (NIC) alleges that a range of U.S. enemies — including Russia, Venezuela, Cuba, Iran and Hezbollah — all attempted to interfere in the 2020 election. The scope of the supposed interference was relatively minor, amounting to attempts to push false narratives around Democratic nominee…

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US Intel Thinks You’re Stupid: ODNI Report Blames Russia, Ignores Colombian Election Interference

  US Intel Thinks You’re Stupid: ODNI Report Blames Russia, Ignores Colombian Election Interference

WASHINGTON — Russiagate is back! That’s right. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) says Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei meddled in the 2020 U.S. election. But not only they: Lebanese Hezbollah, Cuba and Venezuela did it too. I know what you’re thinking: Where is the evidence? Well, the ODNI…

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Digital Trails: How the FBI Identifies, Tracks and Rounds Up Dissidents

  Digital Trails: How the FBI Identifies, Tracks and Rounds Up Dissidents

Americans deserve the freedom to choose a life without surveillance and the government regulation that would make that possible. While we continue to believe the sentiment, we fear it may soon be obsolete or irrelevant. We deserve that freedom, but the window to achieve it narrows a little more each day. If we don’t act now,…

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Mexico’s Imminent Marijuana Legalization Law Leaves US Lawmakers Holding the Joint

  Mexico’s Imminent Marijuana Legalization Law Leaves US Lawmakers Holding the Joint

MEXICO CITY — For years now, dozens of pro-marijuana activists have gathered in front of Mexico’s Congressional building on Reforma Avenue in the largest city in the Americas to spark up and tacitly remind lawmakers of a landmark 2012 ruling by the country’s Supreme Court, that declared a ban on recreational marijuana to be unconstitutional.…

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