Thursday, 23 March 2017 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG

Coverage of yesterday's attack in London followed an all too familiar sensational scripting whose first casualty is a meaningful sense of perspective. Breaking this cycle of violence is going to require steering history in a different direction that the mainstream media can't seem to fathom.

North Korean Nukes, Russian Interference and American Historical Amnesia

Thursday, March 23, 2017 By Ted Snider, Speakout | News Analysis

From FBI investigations to the halls of Congress to the pages and screens of US media, questions are being asked and accusations are being made about Russia and North Korea. Russia has been accused of interfering in US elections, and because North Korea is "irrational," diplomatic efforts to end its nuclear weapons program were pronounced dead simultaneously with the birth announcement of a new approach to the problem that put "all options on the table." However, allegations of Russian interference in US elections and North Korean irrationality preventing a nuclear agreement require historical amnesia on the part of the accusers.

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Standing Up in Defense of Public Education

Thursday, March 23, 2017 By Lauren Anderson, Speakout | Op-Ed

The recent release from the White House of the proposed budget, including its $9 billion or 13.5 percent cut to education, reminds us that public schools need more than episodic waves of support. They need a sustained, people-powered swell of support, particularly in this policy climate, which promises to starve public programs while privileging private interests.

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The Great Unraveling: Imagining the Shattered World of 2050

By John Feffer, Haymarket Books | Book Excerpt

"Empires, like adolescents, think they'll live forever.... As a result, it can be hard to distinguish growing pains from death rattles. When the end comes, it's always a shock." In this excerpt from Splinterlands, written in the form of a fictitious journal from the year 2050, John Feffer offers a grim speculative account of how the world unraveled.

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Coverage of yesterday's attack in London followed an all too familiar sensational scripting whose first casualty is a meaningful sense of perspective. Breaking this cycle of violence is going to require steering history in a different direction that the mainstream media can't seem to fathom.

North Korean Nukes, Russian Interference and American Historical Amnesia

Thursday, March 23, 2017 By Ted Snider, Speakout | News Analysis

From FBI investigations to the halls of Congress to the pages and screens of US media, questions are being asked and accusations are being made about Russia and North Korea. Russia has been accused of interfering in US elections, and because North Korea is "irrational," diplomatic efforts to end its nuclear weapons program were pronounced dead simultaneously with the birth announcement of a new approach to the problem that put "all options on the table." However, allegations of Russian interference in US elections and North Korean irrationality preventing a nuclear agreement require historical amnesia on the part of the accusers.

Additional Info

  • Author 52870
  • Label News Analysis
  • Related Content 38758,39689,39789
  • Disclaimer Copyright, Truthout. May not be reprinted without permission.
  • FB description The US has, in recent memory, directly interfered in Russia elections and irrationally sabotaged diplomatic nuclear agreements with North Korea.

Standing Up in Defense of Public Education

Thursday, March 23, 2017 By Lauren Anderson, Speakout | Op-Ed

The recent release from the White House of the proposed budget, including its $9 billion or 13.5 percent cut to education, reminds us that public schools need more than episodic waves of support. They need a sustained, people-powered swell of support, particularly in this policy climate, which promises to starve public programs while privileging private interests.

Additional Info

  • Author 52927
  • Label Op-Ed
  • Related Content 39491,39683,39961
  • Disclaimer Copyright, Truthout. May not be reprinted without permission.
  • FB description It is time to make public our commitment to public education by standing up, rather than standing by.

The Great Unraveling: Imagining the Shattered World of 2050

By John Feffer, Haymarket Books | Book Excerpt

"Empires, like adolescents, think they'll live forever.... As a result, it can be hard to distinguish growing pains from death rattles. When the end comes, it's always a shock." In this excerpt from Splinterlands, written in the form of a fictitious journal from the year 2050, John Feffer offers a grim speculative account of how the world unraveled.