Dissident Voice

2020 Sep 15 - 12:17pm
Having had a coronavirus scare towards the end of last week, necessitating a brief suspension of proceedings for September 11, the extradition proceedings for Julian Assange resumed with Eric Lewis.  The chairman of the board of Reprieve, who has cut his teeth on representing Afghan detainees in US custody and those in Guantánamo, has not been shy in arguing against the extradition of Assange to the United States.  In 2019, he warned in The...
Tags: Belmarsh Prison, Incarceration, Julian Assange, political prisoners, Prisoner Rights/Protections, Solitary confinement
2020 Sep 15 - 3:15am
It is unprecedented. Three years after the Israeli government first began vilifying a Palestinian teacher to retrospectively justify his murder by Israel’s security forces, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a public apology to his family last week. Yacoub Abu al-Qiyan was not a “terrorist” after all, the Israeli prime minister conceded. And there was more. Israeli police, said Netanyahu, had portrayed 50-year-old Abu al-Qiyan as “a...
Tags: Benjamin Netanyahu, Character Assassination, corruption, Crime, Hate Speech, Israel/Palestine
2020 Sep 14 - 3:41pm
It was a calamity in cultural terms likened to the destruction of the Buddhist statues of Bamyan and the ancient city of Palmyra.  The explosive eradication of two Aboriginal sites in West Australia’s Juukan Gorge in May, said to be 46,000 years old, moved Peter Stone, the UNESCO chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace, to call it “a black day for us all”.  This was not the dirty handiwork of Taliban zealots or Islamic State fanatics:...
Tags: Australia, Cultural Vandalism, Historic Sites, mining, Original Peoples
2020 Sep 14 - 2:59pm
Germany On December 11, 1941, four days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Germany declared war on the United States. Even within the most avowed Leftist anti-war activist there exists a belief that the Second World War was fully justified in stopping Hitler’s Nazis. They claim it was a just war for freedom and to halt the Holocaust. The position of the World Socialist Party was that we considered it little different from any other...
Tags: capitalism, France, Germany, Japan, Militarism, The Soviet Union
2020 Sep 14 - 9:00am
In this segment of my confessions and polemics I discuss the following topics: Attending the Jimmy Dore Show, The 2020 Democratic Convention, and Daoist Anarchism. Attending the Jimmy Dore Show As someone in her early 70s I don’t get out much, especially during the COVID quarantine. But last February before the stay-at-home orders my cousin, Robert, bagged a couple of tickets to the Jimmy Dore Show in Sacramento. So I hopped on my motorcycle and...
Tags: General, Opinion
2020 Sep 13 - 8:10am
It usually makes sense to follow the money when seeking understanding of almost any major change. The strategy of following the money in our current convergence of crises in late summer of 2020 leads us directly to the lockdowns. The lockdowns were first imposed on people in the Wuhan area of China. Then other populations throughout the world were told to “shelter in place,” all in the name of combating the COVID-19 virus. Understanding of the...
Tags: 9-11, Banks/Banking, corruption, covid-19, Debt, Derivatives
2020 Sep 12 - 10:42pm
George Galloway makes cystal clear what is a no-brainer: Julian Assange revealing war crimes is the real reason for extradition. Unable to be convicted for journalism, he stands accused of trumped-up charges in what is the trial of the century. The post Julian Assange: The Trial of the Century first appeared on Dissident Voice.
Tags: Journalism, Justice, political prisoners, Video, war crimes
2020 Sep 12 - 8:28pm
We were always told what to think; what is correct and what is wrong. By the white dudes living in or coming from Europe and North America. They knew everything. They were the most qualified. When I write “white,” I don’t mean just their race or color of their skin. To me, “white” is their culture, where they belong. Yes, their identity. We Russians, Cubans, Venezuelans, Chinese, Iranians, Turks are not really “white,” even if our color of the...
Tags: "The West", Africa, China, Cuba, Democratic Rep. Congo, General
2020 Sep 12 - 7:23pm
Wednesday, 2 September, all German TV channels, mainstream media were focused unilaterally on the alleged Novichok poisoning of Russian opposition critic, Alexei Navalny. This “breaking-news” poison discovery was made in Germany two weeks after he has been flown from Tomsk in Siberia to Moscow, when he fell ill on the plane and the airliner had to return to Tomsk for an emergency landing. Navalny was hospitalized in Tomsk, put in an artificial...
Tags: Chancellor Angela Merkel, covid-19, Espionage/"Intelligence", EU, Germany, lies
2020 Sep 12 - 11:19am
On May 25, 2020, African American George Floyd, was arrested and killed by a white Minneapolis police officer. The officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt forcefully on Floyd’s neck, and in effect, crushing Floyd’s wind pipe. Three other officers were involved, two helping to restrain Floyd, and another standing guard between witnesses and the actual killing. Eight minutes passed and Floyd was dead. Video taken by onlookers was posted world-wide which led...
Tags: authoritarianism, barack obama, Civil Unrest, donald trump, Fascism, israel
2020 Sep 12 - 5:26am
For anyone old enough to have been alive and aware of the attacks of September 11, 2001 and of so-called COVID-19 in 2020, memory may serve to remind one of an eerie parallel between the two operations.  However, if memory has been expunged by the work of one’s forgettery or deleted by the corporate media flushing it down the memory hole, or if knowledge is lacking, or maybe fear or cognitive dissonance is blocking awareness, I would like to...
Tags: 9-11, Conspiracy Theories, covid-19, fearmongering, freedom, lies
2020 Sep 12 - 4:07am
Biochemist, writer, humanitarian activist, and artist, Gideon Polya has had a selection of his essays gathered into a compendium titled US-Imposed Post-9/11 Muslim Holocaust & Muslim Genocide (Korsgaard Publishing, 2020). The compendium is important because it brings to the forefront, for anyone who cares an iota for peace and social justice, the horrible crimes of the “mendacious and politically dominant neoliberal One Percenters...
Tags: Book Review, genocide, Intl Criminal Court, Media, Middle East, Bengali genocide