June 2019

The death dance of Roundup and GMO corn

The very ugly story of corporate greed and aggression and government and judicial corruption known as corn genetically modified to resist the herbicide glysophate is coming round to the truths so long shouted down by high-paid, soulless flaks, politicians and other rotten grifters riding that grand “high-tech, bio-tech engine for growth” gravy train so deafeningly, vulgarly and lyingly broadcast locally by the University of California, Merced as it browbeat the local population into submission for the benefit of the local finance, insurance, and real estate speculating congregation.

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Powerful voices from a lost America

Two speeches given by the President and Vice President of the United States in the months prior to US entrance into World War II state who we were and why we were going to fight fascism. These ideals and the works that had already sprung from them during the New Deal were hated by the ancestors of the far right kleptocrats now seeking to destroy America for the rest of us.

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A journal of the federal felony trial of No More Deaths' volunteer Scott Warren in Tuscon AZ

 

 

This is a journal that Tracy Taft of Ajo AZ, a neighbor of Scott Warren, kept of this trial, in which a conviction carried up to a 20-year sentence.  Ms. Taft began the journal as a letter to a friend. -- blj

 

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Coyote deal on the border, 2019

Bribes are traditionally paid along the route to authorities, but also to organised crime groups that control territory, especially at Mexico's northern border with the US and charge smugglers for each migrant they cross.

Ebrard said Mexico was meeting weekly with governments from Central America's Northern Triangle - Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador - to exchange information about smuggling rings. But he said he also expected cooperation from the US government.

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Trump a fascist?

Of course, Trump is not alone in this: populist nationalist authoritarian leaders on the rise all over the world win and hold power in ways very similar to the fascists of the inter-war period. What is there in these two eras almost a century apart that would explain this common political trajectory?

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