Propaganda tries to justify the invasion of Ukraine and killing people like us.

It was fascinating to explore the history of the Russian Federation in a DW documentary from 2021 which discussed the tensions in the countries that ceded from the USSR/Russian Federation. But the most striking element was how retarded the progress of Russia has been under Putin, whose imperialistic ego has funnelled money into the army …
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The War Will Be Over in a Week, and Ukraine Forgotten in a Month

People around the world are yearning for peace. But leaders do not want to make it happen. Instead prevarication and incompetence is allowing Putin to take Ukraine. The Russian army will have control of Ukraine in week. We will have forgotten about it in a month as we will be distracted by another sensational news …
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Ukrainian President Zelensky’s speech before the attack

“I have initiated a call today with the president of the Russian Federation. The result – silence. Although silence should be in Donbass. That is why today, I want to come with an appeal to all citizens of Russia. Not as President. I am appealing to the people of Russia as a citizen of Ukraine. …
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System Change – videos of our meeting

Thanks to all who joined our gathering on 8 December 2021. A fascinating conversation ensued (part 3) after an introduction to System Change (part 1) and a tribute to Richard Auler (part 2).

The success of COP26

No COP 26 wasn’t a success. Objectives were not met. An agreement to promise to do better next year is not an achievement. Worse is the deception by fossil fuel promoters (who represented the biggest delegation at the conference (bigger than any country including USA or China) that they will start to phase out fossil …
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The elephant of inequality revealed by USA – the herd leader.

Since 1974, upward redistribution of wealth to the business classes has cost the American labour force $50 Trillion. That’s enough to pay every single person working in the bottom 90% an additional $1,144 a month. Every month. Every single year. America has become more unequal during what seemed to be a golden age of wealth. …
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Podcasts: I like weeds, The stupidity of crippling the USPS.

Slavery, Fear, George Floyd, and Me.

We are mad as hell. Will we remain charred and broken or will we rise from the ashes?

The anger released by the nurder in broad daylight, on camera, of George Floyd has been held back for years. And it has been growing for years. Black people are right to voice their frustration and anger at the encouraging role of the government in oppressing minorities. Everyone is angry, everyone is afraid. When the …
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Reality Bites: Corona, Capitalism, Life and Death