JOHN SCALES AVERY—Human nature seems to exhibit what might be called “tribalism”: altruism towards one’s own group; aggression towards outsiders. Today this tendency towards tribalism threatens both human civilization and the biosphere. Greed, in particular the greed of corporations and billionaire oligarchs, is driving human civilization and the biosphere towards disaster.
APPEALS TO CONSCIENCE
AMERICAN BRAINWASHAMERICAN DUPLICITYAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMAMERICAN PARTY DUOPOLYAMERICAN PROPAGANDAAMERICAN STUDIESANTI-IMPERIALISM FIGHTERSANTI-MILITARISM & PACIFISTANTI-NEOLIBERALISMAPPEALS TO CONSCIENCECAPITALISM & SOCIALISMCLIMATE CHANGECRONY CAPITALISMDEBASED HUMANITYENVIRONMENTAL STRUGGLESFALSE ENVIRONMENTALISMGEOSTRATEGYGLOBAL NEOLIBERALISMGLOBALIZATION or CORPORATIZATIONIDEOLOGICAL STRUGGLEIDIOTIZED PUBLICSIMPERIALISMSAVING THE PLANET
ABOMINATIONSAMERICAN STUDIESANGLO-AMERICAN ALLIANCEANTI-CORPORATISMANTI-IMPERIALISM FIGHTERSANTI-NEOLIBERALISMAPPEALS TO CONSCIENCEENVIRONMENTAL STRUGGLESGLOBAL NEOLIBERALISMSAVING THE PLANET
PETER KOENIG—Corruption is almost unimaginable. Glencore buys literally not only all police, lawyers, judges, politicians, but also medical doctors, clinics, laboratories in the vicinity. Two community inhabitants told us how already three months ago they were giving blood and urine samples to be tested for heavy metals. The analysis results have not been returned yet – and will probably never be handed out to the victims, as they would reveal the heavy intoxication. One of them said under tears that he had lost one of his sons (31) to mine-induced cancer.
AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMAPPEALS TO CONSCIENCEBRAZILCAPITALISM & SOCIALISMCAPITALIST SICKNESSCORPORATE CRIMINALITYCORPORATE OWNED PARTIES
GLEN FORD—According to the official numbers, Brazil’s police kill 4, 224 civilians a year. Alves asks us to “imagine a country where twelve civilians are ‘legally’ killed by the police on a daily basis.” Seventy-six percent of the dead are Black, meaning nine Black men or boys are killed by Brazilian police every day (99 percent are male). Alves notes that these statistics “do not count the ‘disappeared’ and ‘unknown’ that have turned poor and predominantly black urban communities in Brazil into macabre geographies.”
ABOMINATIONSAMERICAN BRAINWASHAMERICAN DUPLICITYAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMAMERICAN PARTY DUOPOLYAMERICAN PROPAGANDAAMERICAN STUDIESANTI-CORPORATISMAPPEALS TO CONSCIENCECAPITALISM & SOCIALISMCAPITALIST TENTACLES & FRONTSCORPORATE WHORESCRIMINAL FOREIGN POLICYCRIMINALS & DISINFORMERSENVIRONMENTAL STRUGGLESMEDIA SCOUNDRELSMEDIA SCUMNATURERAVING LUNACY & IMBECILITYSAVING THE PLANET
PAUL STREET—Of all the endlessly infuriating and insane things about the malignant narcissist Trump, the most dangerous of all is his climate change-denialist promise to “deregulate energy” – rightly described by Chomsky as “almost a death-knell for the species.” Not that the Paris agreement offered anything like a full solution, but Bonifield was right to be disturbed to see “even the climate accords” trumped by the Trump-Russia story at CNN. There are some Americans who have been paying rapt attention to Trump and the GOP’s exterminist war on livable ecology – a network of hard-right millionaire and billionaire political donors under the direction of carbon ecocide kings and fossil fuel uber-capitalists Charles and David Koch…
ABOMINATIONSAMERICAN DUPLICITYAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMAMERICAN PARTY DUOPOLYAMERICAN PROPAGANDAAMERICAN STUDIESAMERICAN WAY OF LIFEANTI-MILITARISM & PACIFISTANTI-NEOLIBERALISMANTIWARAPPEALS TO CONSCIENCEUS GOVERNMENT CRIMESWALL STREETWAR CRIMES & CRIMINALSWAR Mongers & ProfiteersWESTERN MEDDLING & HYPOCRISYZIONCONS
CINDY SHEEHAN—The antiwar/peace, anti-Imperialist voice has been shut out of, or marginalized by many protests and movements especially since Trump was inaugurated. We are in solidarity with most social and environmental movements, yet many refuse to address war and the preparations for war. War affects us all in one way or another. War destroys the natural environment. This March will not degenerate into a Get out the Vote Rally for the complicit Democrats.