Monthly Archives: February 2017

All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone

See All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone at the Jewish Film Institute’s Winterfest, March 5, 11:45 a.m. at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Rick Goldsmith, Rose Aguilar, Norman Solomon and David Talbot. See below for bios, visit AllGovernmentsLie.com for more information,…

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Call for Meeting w/ ICE Director & Are Then Excluded from the Meeting by Speaker Ryan & Rep. Goodlatte

Statement from Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) “Speaker Ryan is not an emperor and does not control who I meet with.” Feb. 16, 2017 Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) issued a statement in response to being excluded from a meeting in the U.S. Capitol with Acting Director Thomas Homan of ICE.…

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Introduces the Stop Arming Terrorists Act

Just in case you missed this very interesting development in December. December 8, 2016 Press Release Washington, DC—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) introduced the Stop Arming Terrorists Act today. The legislation would prohibit the U.S. government from using American taxpayer dollars to provide funding, weapons, training, and intelligence support to groups like the Levant Front, Fursan…

Turning Texas Blue – Could Community Organizers in the Lone Star State Show the Democrats the Way?

According to Texas Organizing Project cofounder Ginny Goldman, “There’s this misunderstanding that people don’t care, that people are apathetic,” reports Andrew Cockburn in the March 2017 edition of Harper’s magazine. “It’s so not true. People are mad and they want to do something about it. People want fighters that will deliver real change for them.…

Careful drawing conclusions about Russian contacts with Trump & interference in the U.S. election, former CIA/State Dept counterterrorism official warns

The need to resist Trump and all he stands for is paramount. However, let us not forget that there are a significant number of very powerful and influential people who appear to desire a Cold War 2.0 with Russia. Some are openly calling for a coup d’etat to depose Trump. On the Feb. 17 show,…

The Responsibility of Intellectuals by Noam Chomsky – 50 Years Later

Biographer Jay Parini, writing at Salon.com, reminded us the other day that Noam Chomsky’s essay, The Responsibility of Intellectuals, was published fifty years ago this month. It remains a compelling, indispensable work in U.S. political discourse. Take a peak at Parini’s work below and continue reading for the original essay. – RR Noam Chomsky’s “Responsibility…