If you're following the story about Bluestone's application to build a wastewater injection well near Lake Arlington, you know that a public hearing was planned for late May in Austin before the Railroad Commission. The date has been postponed to September 5,6, and 7, giving the forces against the well time to mount a much stronger opposition!Read more
A political party's values are never more important than in a time of crisis. This week, President Trump's order to strike a Syrian air base with Tomahawk missiles is one such event.
The mask of empathy
On the face of it, the rationale offered by the administration, that it was punishment for Bashar al-Assad's recent use of chemical weapons, seems, at first, to be reasonable. It can be framed, as the president did in his speech to Americans, as an empathetic duty. No doubt, as witnessed in the corporate media, the message of empathy is one that resonates. It makes converts of many of the loudest Trump-haters.Read more
2016 Green Party Vice Presidential candidate, Ajamu Baraka, on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech against American militarism in Southeast Asia, calls for a Black Alliance for Peace. Here's an excerpt:
What is needed is a Black Alliance for Peace (BAP).Read more