• September 29

    On Hallowed Ground

    On Hallowed Ground Published at CounterPunch as “On Hallowed Ground: Guns At Kent State” on September 27, 2018. On Hallowed Ground: Guns at Kent State The three defining events of the Vietnam War era, from my point of view, were the massacre at My Lai in Vietnam and the massacres of students at Kent State University by members of the Ohio National Guard on May 4, 1970, and the murders by police of students at Jackson State. At Kent State, Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller, Sandra Scheuer, and William Schroeder were killed. At Jackson State in Mississippi on May 15, 1970, Phillip Gibbs and Earl Green were killed. Twelve others were…

  • 2018,  2018,  Barack Obama at the University of Illinois,  September 7,  Uncategorized

    The Neoliberals Are Complicit in This Train Wreck

    The Neoliberals Are Complicit in This Train Wreck Published at CounterPunch September 11, 2018 I get a kick out of many Democrats. Readers would think in reading Barack Obama’s September 7, 2018 speech at the University of Illinois, that all we have to do is go out and vote for Democrats and we’d be on the way to restoring our troubled, but exceptional democracy (“Barack Obama: You need to vote because our democracy depends on it” Guardian, September 8, 2018). What an absolute crock of shit! The former President states that “democracy has never been easy,” but that “November’s elections are more important than any I can remember in my…

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