Category Archives: Iran

The Bombing of Syria, on general principles

I don’t have a lot to say about the most recent American war crime. It does go to show, however, how little it mattered in the 2016 election (you recall, I hope, how in that election, as in every single … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Bradley Manning, Brian Willson, Dan Handelman, Elections, Empire, Fascism, Iran, Israel, John Schweibert, Ronald Reagan, Saudi Arabia, Spiritual life, U.S. Constitution, Vali Balint, War | Leave a comment

Same Old, Same Old

Green Party activists, especially those motivated by anti-war sentiment, have no difficulty demonstrating the alignment between the Republican and Democratic parties, upholders both of the American Empire, through brutal military means. David Swanson imagines Trump’s budget originating in the thought, … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Bradley Manning, Brian Willson, Dan Handelman, Economics, Elections, Empire, Fascism, Gar Alperovitz, Global, Inequality, Iran, Israel, John Schweibert, Marxism, Pacific Green Party, Permaculture, Police, Ronald Reagan, Spiritual life, U.S. Constitution, US Senate, War | Leave a comment

A Progressive Step Forward

Mussolini made the trains run on time.  From the 15 November 2016 The Atlantic — “Stop Saying Mussolini Made the Trains Run on Time“: Like other Italian Fascist-era coinages (turns out “drain the swamp” was a Mussolini thing, too), Il … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Bradley Manning, Brian Willson, Dan Handelman, Elections, Empire, Fascism, Global, Inequality, Iran, John Schweibert, Pacific Green Party, Ronald Reagan, Saudi Arabia, Spiritual life, U.S. Constitution, Uncategorized, US Senate, War | Leave a comment

Reality Rejection, Incorporated

  In the last several days the Siege of Aleppo has ended. The rebels holding the city have been defeated by the Syrian government forces, aided by Russian air force bombing. There is some talk of this being a turning … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Brian Willson, Economics, Elections, Empire, Fascism, Global, Inequality, Iran, Israel, Lloyd Marbet, Permaculture, Ronald Reagan, Saudi Arabia, Spiritual life, U.S. Constitution, War | Leave a comment

David Lee Fry and Me

  I was incarcerated for about a month in Multnomah County Jail this summer, awaiting trial for trespassing against Fred Meyer.  While there I met David Fry, one of those armed occupiers of the Malheur federal bird sanctuary.  The last … Continue reading

Posted in Elections, Empire, Fascism, Friendship, Global, Healthcare, Inequality, Iran, Israel, Local government, Oregon state government, Pacific Green Party, Police, Reservoirs, Spiritual life, U.S. Constitution, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dialectical Inversion Dictates: We Are Russia

I translate Russian professionally.  O.K.?  And man, is the United States these days an authoritarian tyranny in the guise of an elective republic. . !  Russia is our Future, Comrade!  Viva Ché!  Um . . Russia has come out of … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Bradley Manning, Brian Willson, Dan Handelman, Diffeomorphisms on a manifold, Economics, Elections, Empire, Fascism, Floy Jones, Free Speech, Friendship, Iran, Israel, John Schweibert, Local government, Marxism, Oregon state government, Police, Ronald Reagan, Seth Woolley, Spiritual life, U.S. Constitution, Uncategorized, Vali Balint, War | Leave a comment

We Invaded Another Country

but that’s okay, we invaded this small, remote country two weeks ago.  The wording of the Headline is interesting, don’t you think?  We invade a country and we learn about it in the frame, “Pentagon Confirms U.S. Grounds Troops in … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, Bradley Manning, Brian Willson, Dan Handelman, Empire, Fascism, Floy Jones, Free Speech, Gar Alperovitz, Iran, Israel, John Schweibert, Marxism, Pacific Green Party, Permaculture, Police, Reservoirs, Saudi Arabia, Scott Fernandez, Scott Green, Seth Woolley, Spiritual life, U.S. Constitution, Uncategorized, US Senate, Vali Balint, War | Leave a comment