The Western corporate media’s increasingly hysterical denunciations of the Syrian “regime” (never referred to as a legitimate sovereign government), along with allies Russia and Iran, for alleged atrocities in the retaking of Aleppo, painting democratically elected President Bashar al-Assad as a “brutal dictator” who “butchers his own people”, is a measure of the disillusionment and bitterness within the Western neo-liberal power elite over this strategic reversal in the drive to overthrow the sovereign government of President al-Assad.
37% of Detroit precincts counted more ballots than voters, while 392 of the city’s 662 precincts had voter counts that did not match the amount of ballots. 95 poll books were also unaccounted for at the beginning of the canvass, delivered several days later. 5 of them still have not been turned in and are presumed missing.
An incredibly luminous outburst that astronomers had previously classified as possibly the brightest supernova ever actually might have been caused by the explosive death of a star torn apart by a giant black hole, a new study finds.
The execution of Ronald Smith last week took far longer than it should have, 34 minutes, during which time he was almost certainly awake when the prison administered the agonizing drugs, whose administration without sedation is an open and shut violation of the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.
Conquer the world by intelligence, and not merely by being slavishly subdued by the terror that comes from it. The whole conception of God is a conception derived from the ancient Oriental despotisms. It is a conception quite unworthy of free men.
The recent discovery of a planet around the star closest to Earth’s sun has raised hopes that life might exist around the sun’s nearest neighbor, but researchers now find that Read More…
Faced with the dire U.N. warning of a possible genocide, the United States was set this week to finally embrace an arms embargo against South Sudan to cut back the Read More…
The Dukes of Stratosphear were an English rock band formed in 1984 by the pseudonymous “Sir John Johns” (Andy Partridge), “The Red Curtain” (Colin Moulding), “Lord Cornelius Plum” (Dave Gregory), and “E.I.E.I. Owen” (Ian Gregory). The Dukes were actually a side project of XTC (though many believed the mysterious band to be an actual psychedelic pop band from the 60’s), releasing records concurrently with their continued musical activities.
No one should ever work. Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost all the evil you’d care to name comes from working or from living in a world designed for work. In order to stop suffering, we have to stop working.
I want to say, in all seriousness, that a great deal of harm is being done in the modern world by belief in the virtuousness of work, and that the road to happiness and prosperity lies in an organized diminution of work.
Frank and Louie (or Frankenlouie!) is a cat who was born with two faces, so he had two names. He has earned a spot as the longest lived Janus cat in the new edition of the Guinness World Records (Guinness has dropped the word “book” from the name in this digital age).
The U.N. advisor on the prevention of genocide, Adama Dieng, issued a dire warning last month that the fledgling new country of South Sudan is “on the brink” of a genocide comparable to what happened in Rwanda over two decades ago.
Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) construction is still incomplete in Iowa, with pipeline opponents continuing to cause delays in direct actions staged by the group Mississippi Stand all along the Mississippi, Skunk, and Des Moines Rivers.
As thousands of veterans descended on Standing Rock this past weekend to join the #NoDAPL demonstrators, the Army Corps announced it has denied the final easement to Dakota Access for the crossing at Lake Oahe. Energy Transfer Partners claims that this doesn’t change anything, and they fully expect to complete the pipeline regardless.
On Thursday, Dec. 1, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii, 2nd District) delivered a speech on the House floor urging President Barack Obama to intervene and order the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline be halted immediately. In her speech, she announced her plans to join with thousands of fellow veterans who are “self-deploying” to Standing Rock this weekend to support the demonstrators and protect them from forcible removal.