Why We Occupy
Occupy Wall Street: Protecting the People from the Powerful for 10 years!

Why We Occupy, my talk for Pacifica Radio, is my detailed J’accuse against the 1%. It’s as fresh and relevant today as 10 years ago — a summary of eight of my most crucial investigations into the war between Them and Us. And to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the start of Occupy Wall Street’s occupation of Zuccotti Park, in New York’s financial district, we’re offering … READ MORE

D.C. prepares for another far right assault on the Capitol

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Fences are going back up around the US Capitol in anticipation of yet another MAGA rally in D.C. this weekend. This time around Trump will not be in attendance, but many of his current and former supporters will be there. The organizer of the planned September 18, 2021 rally, Matt Braynard, is a former data director for the 2020 Trump campaign, and has organized … READ MORE

Background Briefing: Freedom to Vote Act
It has improvements, it has detriments, and there's an awful lot that's missing. An awful lot.

The Freedom to Vote Act has been put together by a group of Democratic Senators and Joe Manchin, who is now trying to sell it to his Republican colleagues before a vote, which is supposed to take place as early as next week according to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. In this edition of the Background Briefing, we discuss what is in the bill as well as what is not. Given that it is highly unlikely that… READ MORE

My own Forever War: Afghanistan and 9-11

Last week, Fawad Andarabi, a well-known folk singer in Afghanistan, invited the new Taliban leaders to his home to show his compliance and respect. 
Taliban don’t approve of folk singing. But they enjoyed his luncheon, then took him out and shot him in the head. The same day I heard of Fawad’s execution, I got an email from… READ MORE

Anti-vaccine protests are the new MAGA rally
A Delusional 'Worldwide Rally For Freedom' in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Across the country, Trump supporters are still showing up at state capitols to spread conspiracy theories and demand the 2020 election results be overturned. But with little hope of reinstating the former guy, the Make America Great Again crowd has found a new reason to gather in public places with firearms and… READ MORE

Louisiana Black-out: Not an Act of God, an Act of Entergy

The darkness, the misery and death you are witnessing in Louisiana is not an act of God, it’s an act of Entergy Inc. I was hired by the City of New Orleans to investigate why their power company, Entergy, simply can’t keep the lights on while citizens’ electric bills soar. That was in 1986. In 35 years, nothing has changed my official conclusion: Entergy is a racketeering enterprise parading as a… READ MORE

Socialize Power

What’s the solution for the endless electricity disasters from Louisiana to California? Socialism.

As I and other experts hired by the city of New Orleans told the politicians, put Entergy out of business. Create a publicly owned system that wouldn’t have wires that … READ MORE

Thousands Rally in D.C. for Voting Rights

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[Aug 28, 2021: Washington, D.C.] On Saturday, thousands marched and rallied in Washington, D.C. in support of voting rights. The day also marked the 58th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s seminal March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, during which he gave his iconic “I Have A Dream” speech. On one side of the National Mall, Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III… READ MORE

Ed Asner (1929-2021)
A Lion in Underpants

Ed once told me he could’ve kissed the network’s ass, promised to be a good on-stage puppet, an off-stage mute, and save his career which was now on the new Black List.
But he couldn’t. Couldn’t stay silent. Instead, Ed grew louder.
And unstoppable.  
At dinner this week… READ MORE

The Ex-Con Con-Job
North Carolina to allow ex-cons to vote, too bad the Dems are MIA on registering them.

North Carolina courts ruled to allow ex-cons to vote even if they haven’t paid old fines. The GOP is freaking. Here’s why: a University of Minnesota study found 89% of ex-cons vote Democratic, no matter their color. I’ve calculated that over 9 million ex-cons are ELIGIBLE to vote — but need help and guidance getting through the berzerko rules for ex-cons to register — which ain’t so easy for … READ MORE

Congratulations to Joe and the Taliban!

Donald Trump pedaled the canard that we are in an “endless war in Afghanistan.” Bullshit. There have been two US combat deaths in two years, and a protection force of just 2,500. That’s a war?

Now Afghan women without veils, journalists, teachers, Shia Muslims, face death and imprisonment in suffocating … READ MORE

Jesse Jackson faces prison in Arizona

Just spoke with Barbara Arnwine who was arrested along with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, and more than 30 others attempting a peaceful protest to petition US senator Kyrsten Sinema’s support for the filibuster, which is stopping the passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Act … READ MORE