A positive vision for what The Green New Deal could be

We interviewed Dahr Jamail about his new book, “The End of Ice,” for our podcast, Clearing the FOG, this week. It will be available Monday. Jamail describes the grim reality of human-caused climate distortion. The bottom line is: It is here. It is accelerating. We need to take swift action to attempt to mitigate it and adapt to it as best we can. Continue reading

HR 1 Cuts Green Party Campaign Funding, Sics Homeland Security and Political Police on the Left

HR 1 is the premiere legislative initiative of Democrats in the 116th Congress. It contains 571 pages of proposals and findings and such, but only two of HR 1’s dozens of provisions have a reasonable chance of passing the House and obtaining the bipartisan support in the Senate needed to become law. Continue reading

Trump's Ideology and Ours

From Donald Trump's State of the Union address last night: "Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country. America was founded on liberty and independence --- not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and we will stay free. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country." Fancy Donald Trump assuming the mantle of ideological savant! Continue reading

One Green's perspective on the state of the union

Good evening, fellow Americans. My name is Justin Beth and I am a member of the Green Party of the United States. I would ask you to consider a Green Party perspective on the State of the Union. Before I share my thoughts on the state of the union, I'd like to give you some background on the Green Party, for those of you that are not familiar with our message. The Green Party of the United States was founded with the purpose to elevate People, Planet, and Peace over corporate profit and greed. As a result, we refuse contributions from corporations, which ensures that we are truly a party for the people. Continue reading

The rise of a fake president in Venezuela

On this week's episode of Clearing the Fog our guest will be Dan Cohen. Cohen is a Washington DC-based journalist and RT America correspondent. Prior to joining the team, he was based in Israel/Palestine where he produced widely distributed video reports and print dispatches for outlets including Mondoweiss, Electronic Intifada, The Nation, Alternet, Middle East Eye, Grayzone Project, Al Jazeera English, and Vice News. Cohen is the cinematographer and editor of the documentary ‘Killing Gaza’, and made the mini-documentary ‘The Syria Deception: Al-Qaeda Goes to Hollywood’. Continue reading

Complicity of the Establishment left

As expected, some liberals and supposed anarchists are bringing up Maduro's problems. Not sure how that justifies US intervention and war. Obviously, these people either do not know or deny how the US via the CIA and other ways has intervened globally and wrecked havoc. Sometimes Liberals and so called Anarchists, probably trust fund babies, are useful idiots for Capitalism and Imperialism. So let the accusations reactionary voices respond. Continue reading

US-led coup in Venezuela: the plot thickens

A lot has happened and we have learned more since last week when we wrote, Venezuela: What Activists Need To Know About The US-Led Coup. This article updates activists so we remain well-informed and can educate others in the face of a bi-partisan and corporate media narrative supporting the coup. Continue reading

Past U.S. intervention in Venezuela

Editors’ Note: The following is an excerpt from "Last Western Empire. A History of the U.S. From Spring to Fall" by Anthony Gronowicz. This includes notes on the current situation.  Published by McGraw-Hill in 2006, it provides valuable background to the current manufactured crisis in Venezuela. CHAPTER 11: THE ROCKEFELLERS TARGET VENEZUELA AND BRAZIL The Rockefeller dynasty ranged freely in Latin America. As soon as oil was discovered beneath the waters of Lake Maracaibo in 1922, the Rockefellers set their sights on Venezuela.  Over 100 oil companies descended upon the lake, and by 1928, Venezuela was the world’s largest oil producer. The normal corporate cutthroat competition ensued, and by 1935, just three remained— British-owned Shell, Mellon-owned Gulf, and Creole Oil purchased by Standard Oil of New Jersey with the largest share at 49%.  Continue reading

How can they sleep at night?

After a 35 day shutdown, the government has reopened. I heard and watched Trump state that federal employees are understanding and supportive of the shutdown because the outcome will be a southern boarder wall. I would like to know who were the federal employees Trump, White House staff and Republican senators spoke with? My fellow National Park Service colleagues and I lamented while watching our treasured Western nature parks be neglected.  Continue reading

Some early lessons from the Los Angeles teachers strike

Corporate media absolutely won’t tell you this, but this year’s Los Angeles teachers strike is the latest chapter in the long running struggle against the privatization of public education in the US. With massive public support, 30,000 teachers have voted a settlement that increases their wages a little, brings back nurses, librarians and counselors to each and every one of the city’s 900 schools, caps class sizes and charter school expansion and more.  Continue reading