A Pacifist Even in the Tax War

Thomas Knapp: That today’s culture wars lack a convenient place to pigeonhole Tom Cornell, whose seven decades of activism in the Catholic Worker movement continued until his passing on August 1, shows their limitations rather than his. In a 2002 profile, Andrew Blackman noted that Cornell “shares common beliefs with liberals and neo-conservatives, communists and cardinals, and … Continue reading A Pacifist Even in the Tax War → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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CBS News Warned That Western Weapons Sent To Kiev Might End Up In Terrorists’ Hands

Voice of East: CBS News Warned That Western Weapons Sent To Kiev Might End Up In Terrorists’ Hands By Andrew Korybko Under no circumstances can the state of affairs indefinitely continue as it’s been lest the risk of “blowback” (which might cynically be the... Read More › - Voice of East
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Kansas: What it Looks Like When the “Center” Wins

Thomas Knapp: On August 2, voters in Kansas rejected an amendment to the state constitution which would have increased the legislature’s power to regulate (or ban) abortion. Pro-choice groups hailed the outcome as evidence that abortion rights are a “winning issue” this year; partisan Democrats have reason to look more hopefully toward their chances of holding on … Continue reading Kansas: What it Looks Like When the “Center” Wins → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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Justice in the Land of the FreeTM

Kim Petersen: I feel for American basketball player Brittney Griner. Did she break the law? Yes, she did, and she pled guilty at trial. But a sentence of nine years — to be spent in what the New York Times calls a “penal colony” — for bringing hashish into Russia for self-treatment (assuming this is true) seems […] The post Justice in the Land of the FreeTM first appeared on Dissident Voice. - Kim Petersen
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Kashmir Forum Calls Upon India To End Its Annexation Of Jammu And Kashmir, Restore Civil Liberties

Voice of East: The World Kashmir Awareness Forum Calls upon India to end its annexation of Jammu & Kashmir, restore civil liberties and let the people decide their future. By Our Special Correspondent Washington, DC (August 5, 2022) – The World Kashmir Awareness... Read More › - Voice of East
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Taxes, Benefits, and Inflation: When a Raise is Actually a Cut

Thomas Knapp: With inflation rampaging across the US Economy, USA Today reports, Social Security recipients can expect a cost of living adjustment (“COLA”) of up to 10.5%. For victims of the New-Deal-Era Ponzi scheme, which offers a measly return on “investment” (paid for, like all Ponzi payouts, from new revenues), and which mostly functions as a way of … Continue reading Taxes, Benefits, and Inflation: When a Raise is Actually a Cut → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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Has China Been Bluffing?

Kim Petersen: British professor Orlando Figes, who specializes in Russian history, wrote that the 2008 Russian intervention in Georgia on the side of the breakaway enclaves of Abkhazia and South Ossetia had exposed American timidity and scuppered NATO membership hopes for Georgia. (Figes, The Story of Russia, (Metropolitan Books, 2022): 285-286.) Was there a lesson learned by […] The post Has China Been Bluffing? first appeared on Dissident Voice. - Kim Petersen
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Can a Third Party “Fail Forward?”

Thomas Knapp: Near the end of July, Andrew Yang — whose previous political projects include an unsuccessful run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, an unsuccessful run for the 2021 Democratic mayoral nomination in New York City, and what initially looked likely to be an unsuccessful new “third party,” the Forward Party — announced a re-launch of … Continue reading Can a Third Party “Fail Forward?” → - by Thomas L. Knapp
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