By Sherwood Ross The tax-eating Pentagon war machine may have something to do with America’s mediocre showing on the list of the world’s healthiest nations. Not only are billions in U.S. taxes going down the drain to finance wars the public doesn’t care about, (such as in Libya, for example,) but when the Pentagon gets […]
The debate over whether America is great or not was settled years ago, even before Hiroshima–when the U.S. joined Britain in battering civilian targets in Germany by air.
Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh has charged in the London Review of Books that the White House narrative of the May 2, 2011, killing of the al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, is largely false.
VT Writer Sherwood Ross explores the question in theatre form “Why did Fleet Admiral Isokuru Yamamoto, Japan’s brilliant naval strategist, and who could have retired, instead made the decision to participate in a world war he personally opposed?”
The three most powerful nations all operate prison systems that are places of sadism, sickness, and madness unfit for human habitation, much less human reformation.
What would happen if just one 800-kiloton nuclear warhead was detonated above midtown Manhattan?
Growing threat of planet-wide nuclear extinction will bring world’s leading scholars and activists to New York City for two-day symposium Feb. 28-March 1, 2015.
Is the Obama regime preparing for mass arrests of Americans? Some indicators suggest this is a real possibility. Follow VT author Sherwood Ross as he explores the near future of oppression.
AP’s Washington Bureau Chief, a reporter who has been illegally spied upon by the Obama regime, has just given a talk about the ways the president is trampling press freedom.
One characteristic of a totalitarian state is that it is as determined to subjugate its own citizens as it is to conquer foreigners.
Far from assassinating President Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald was a loyal American who warned the FBI in writing in Oct., 1963, that there was a plot afoot to shoot JFK if he came to Chicago, a new book asserts.
The US has become a totalitarian nation since the enactment of the NDAA by Congress and signed by President Obama.
The “preventive war” propaganda used by President Bush to justify his attack on Iraq in 2003 copied that used by Hitler when he invaded Russia in 1941.
Key points in the government’s version of 9/11 events do not stand up to scientific scrutiny, according to McKnight Professor Emeritus, Dr. Jim Fetzer, a distinguished philosopher of science, who has more than 20 books on scientific reasoning, artificial intelligence and cognitive science.
This president, who campaigns like a progressive and governs like a reactionary, is about to modernize a costly nuclear arsenal that President Ronald Reagan, in his shining moment, called “totally irrational, totally inhumane, good for nothing but killing, possibly destructive of life on earth and civilization”.
Just minutes before undergoing urgent heart surgery, the “Globe” reports in a cover story, ex-President George W. Bush begged his wife, Laura, to forgive him for his affair with Condoleezza Rice, his Secretary of State.
If Americans complain they aren’t getting the true story about foreign affairs, they’re very likely right.
Let’s hope President Obama defends his opening with Iran from the inevitable assault by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when they meet Monday.(September 28)
Israel’s mean-spirited response to Iran’s olive branch actually illuminates its own aggressive posture. Along comes Hassan Rouhani, the new Iranian president, and instead of applauding his initiatives to meet with President Obama and resolve outstanding issues by diplomacy, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz says “there is no more time for negotiations.”
Perhaps the most stunning aspect of the Bradley Manning trial was his apology yesterday to the court that, “I am sorry that my actions hurt people…
State “civil-forfeiture”(CF) laws aimed at drug kingpins are being twisted to confiscate the property of people “never charged with a crime,” The New Yorker magazine (August 12) asserts.
Just as President Obama disgracefully used Martin Luther King’s Bible at his Inauguration to tie himself to the great pacifist civil rights leader, so this totalitarian-minded, warmonger president claimed in South Africa Sunday to have been inspired by Nelson Mandela, whose legacy he said “we must all honor in our own lives.”
Overall, President Obama has been “a force for destruction” who has “advanced inequality, wealth concentration, deportations, imprisonments, and the de-funding of basic services in order to fund banks, billionaires, and bombers,” distinguished peace activist David Swanson says.
Next May 17th will mark the 100th day more than 100 of Guantanamo’s 166 remaining prisoners will have refused food.
U.S. drone strikes are creating cadres of anti-American fighters, furious over the killing and wounding of thousands of civilians.
In a recent interview, Noam Chomsky said he never expected much of President Obama, adding, ”The one thing that did surprise me is his attack on civil liberties. They go well beyond anything I would have anticipated, and they don’t seem easy to explain.”
An evocative, quilt depiction of an embattled American flag by a California woman artist has been added to the permanent collection of The National Quilt Museum(NQM) in Paducah, Ky. The title is “And Our Flag Was Still There!”
Rise up! Rise up, Americans!
Too long have you delayed!
While imperial-minded presidents
Their cruel wars have made.
Massacres of civilians by U.S. forces in Vietnam were not rare aberrations but everyday occurrences, an authoritative new book on the subject charges.
America’s failure to get serious about GW recalls the story of the German bureaucrats who, as the Soviet tanks rolled into Berlin in April, 1945, were busy working on Hitler’s paperclip requirements for the third quarter of the year. If they had only looked out their window they would have known the Third Reich was kaput.