MARC'S ANGLE - Many people forget that the Olympics is a time for patriotism and national pride in a safe context of sporting events.
'Love to Afghanistan' Vigils to Demand Return of $7 Billion Stolen by US
WORLD WATCH - With the people of Afghanistan facing one of the most severe humanitarian crises in the world,
What the Cuban Missile Crisis Can Teach Us About Today’s Ukraine Crisis
PERSPECTIVE - Commentators on the current Ukraine crisis have sometimes compared it to the Cuban missile crisis. This is a good comparison and not only because they both involve a dangerous U.S.-Russian confrontation capable of leading to a nuclear war.
The “World’s Greatest Country” is Swirling Down the Drain
COMMENTARY - The United States’ descent into pandemicist and neofascist Hell (something I have documenting for some time here at CounterPunch and recently in a new book titled This Happened Here) under the eco-cidal command of capital continues apace.
GOP Calling Trump Coup Effort 'Legitimate Political Discourse' Should Still Be Frontpage News
JAN 6 - If you're the sort of person who follows the news, you've probably heard a good bit lately about podcaster Joe Rogan, Neil Young's fight with Spotify, and maybe a little about Russia and Ukraine.
Media, Take Note: The GOP Is Now Openly Aligned Against Democracy
LEGITIMATE POLITICAL DISCOURSE - If you’re the sort of person who follows the news, you’ve probably heard a good bit lately about podcaster Joe Rogan, Neil Young’s fight with Spotify, and maybe a little about Russia and Ukraine.
Bigotry Unbound: the U.S. Media’s Anti-China Propaganda Blitz
WORLD WATCH - Hate crimes against Asian Americans mushroomed over the past two years.
AOC Ridicules Conservatives Losing Their Mind Over The Super Bowl Halftime Show… With One Word
LGBTQ NATION - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had a cutting response to Christian conservatives became apoplectic in response to Super Bowl Halftime Show, which they said was too sexual.
Israel, an Apartheid Nation? Of Course!
ISRAEL WATCH - Israel dismisses charges of “apartheid against Palestinians” as anti-Semitic propaganda, and the United States has been an enabler of Israeli racism over the years with its hands-off attitudes toward the inhumanity of Israeli actions on the West Bank and Gaza.
The Zaibatsu-ization of America
COMMENTARY - Enthusiasts of “the new economy” long cherished the notion that it would be different from the unenlightened, sluggish, and piggish older one.
New World Reality: Cock Eyed Crazies in the Echo Chamber of Social Media
COMMENTARY - Sometimes reality hurts so much that it helps to escape into fantasy.
The Shaming and Punishment of Whoopi Goldberg: What Does It Say About US Society?
CANCEL CULTURE - A couple of days after the public shaming and suspension punishment of Whoopi Goldberg for saying that “the Holocaust isn’t about race,” I combed the Internet to see if any Jewish leader would cut her some slack.