Category Archives: Free Speech

Mass Incarceration Here and Now

  My friend Shane Greene, whom I’ve known since we were locked up in Multnomah County Jail last year for months together, came to visit me the other day; he’s been out of state prison for three months now, and … Continue reading

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What If A Coup Takes Place

Your Intrepid Reporter, dear reader, will preface this commentary, as he has done in the past, with the notice that it constitutes the opinion of one who has pled guilty to violating a Restraining Order, taken out by his wife. … Continue reading

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Let’s Unpack “the Personal Is Political”

  This morning brought, on the usual disreputable websites, the appearance of another disapproving look, this time by a military historian, of the past two Presidential administrations.  Andrew Bracevich the author of America’s War for the Middle East: A Military History, in … Continue reading

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Epistemological Comment

In the last post I spoke of how the citizens of the United States are asked, by our intelligence services, to believe a whipped-up story of Russian hacking affecting the recent election.  The C.I.A., the White House, the Congress, and … Continue reading

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From the Crooked Timber of Humanity

This morning a post by the ex-CIA agent and Christian anti-war activist Ray McGovern reminds us of the lessons to be learned from the “Red Line” Affair of 2013, when the current Administration warned the Assad régime in Syria that … Continue reading

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The Action at City Hall

  A survivor of the many demonstrations at Berkeley in the late 1960s, including the arrest of thousands during the Peoples Park riots, I’ve stayed at my house while there were demonstrations and arrests at City Hall over the renewal … Continue reading

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Faith in Government

After my spouse of over twenty years swore out a restraining order on me, claiming she was in fear of her life, and went even further, testifying before a hearing of civil commitment to the effect that I was not … Continue reading

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