Ghion Journal

2019 Dec 7 - 5:50am
In November, during the inane corporate product known as the 5th Democratic Debate, hardly a mention was made of foreign policy. In fact, the subject has been anathema during all these so-called debates (I took a debate class in college, and there is zero similarity), which might seem strange given that the arena where the President has the most unilateral power is precisely in foreign policy. The President of the United States can —...
Tags: Feature, Buttigieg, debate, Democrats, DNC, Foreign Policy
2019 Dec 5 - 5:02am
I‘m not going to offer a big essay this week, but what I will say is that where much of the country is either politically unengaged (a cultural issue that goes all the way back to Alexis de Tocqueville’s observations about our populace hundreds of years ago), too strapped to pay attention, or consumed with attending one or both of our various political theaters—the latest spectaculars being the impeachment hearings and the Democratic...
Tags: Feature, conservative, Constitution, Current Affairs, empire, Flint
2019 Dec 3 - 1:21am
The impulse of many First World leftists in the wake of last month’s coup in Bolivia has been to criticize Evo Morales and his ‘Movement Towards Socialism’ (MAS) movement. Some have claimed that Morales was ousted because he was “revisionist” or otherwise a failed leader. These pronouncements are often ostensibly made from a pro-Marxist-Leninist standpoint, yet they don’t acknowledge Marxism-Leninism’s analytical approach of...
Tags: Feature, bolivia, capitalism, Capitalists, Chavismo, Chavista
2019 Nov 21 - 8:13am
Over the course of six lengthy pieces of investigative journalism, Canadian activist and writer Cory Morningstar forces us into a recognition of how deep social engineering efforts can go, how patient they are—and how effective they can be. After recording a reading of this final piece of Morningstar’s Volume One, her penetrating gaze into the nonprofit industrial complex (and the huge amounts of capital that sit behind it), I went back and...
Tags: Feature, Al Gore, Chomsky, Environment, Green New Deal, Greenpeace
2019 Nov 20 - 5:54am
CNN has published a fascinatingly manipulative and falsehood-laden article titled “25 times Trump was soft on Russia”, in which a lot of strained effort is poured into building the case that the US president is suspiciously loyal to the nation against which he has spent his administration escalating dangerous new cold war aggressions. The items within the CNN article consist mostly of times in which Trump said some words or failed to say other...
Tags: Feature, CNN, Democrats, Iran, republicans, Russia
2019 Nov 15 - 4:44am
Let’s get right down to business: the Democratic Party has a pipeline problem. After deciding to stop taking Big Oil money in 2018, then promptly reversing course, the DNC has all but proven that they value money over anything else — and they clearly don’t care much about where it comes from. The party that prides itself on being the driving force behind the climate change and conservation conversations have ultimately failed in their rhetoric,...
Tags: Feature, Bernie Sanders, Dakota Access, Democrats, Duke Energy, Enbridge
2019 Nov 14 - 6:44am
The forces of fascism are busy these days trying to convince us of a deadly lie: That it’s desirable, natural, or inevitable for great amounts of poor and nonwhite people to die off because of climate change. This lie enters the discourse in many forms, both obvious and not. But every time it appears, it has to be countered with the declaration that we must not write off any lives as disposable or doomed; we… The post The Big Lie of the...
Tags: Feature, eco-fascism, Environment, extinction rebellion, Fascism
2019 Nov 12 - 12:42am
There has been a military coup in Bolivia backed by violent right-wing rioters and the US government, but you’d hardly know this from any of the mainstream media headlines. “Bolivian President Evo Morales steps down following accusations of election fraud” proclaims CNN. “Bolivia’s Morales resigns amid scathing election report, rising protests” reports The Washington Post. “Bolivian Leader Evo Morales Steps Down” says The New York Times. “...
Tags: Feature, bolivia, coup, empire, Imperialism, Morales
2019 Nov 9 - 6:02am
Much to the chagrin of the corporate media and those who pull their strings, the indy media world isn’t letting the Jeffrey Epstein story get flushed down the memory hole. While there are numerous independent outlets—both video and digital print—that have continued to dig for information in the aftermath of Epstein’s dubious suicide, Whitney Webb of Mint Press News has arguably been the one to go furthest down the rabbit hole. In two recent...
Tags: Feature, arms deals, blackmail, CIA, Epstein, Iran
2019 Nov 7 - 6:16am
Today, I’m going to attempt to estimate what would happen if the China regime change advocates get the scenario they’re hoping for. As a thought experiment, let’s say that sometime in the next decade China’s government becomes so overwhelmed by Western economic warfare, U.S.-supported political unrest, and threats of military confrontation that Chinese Communist Party officials are forced to step down. A new government is then...
Tags: Feature, Bill Kristol, capitalism, China, Imperialism, North Korea
2019 Nov 5 - 7:57am
For last week’s Words of Others podcast, I read Act V of investigative journalist Cory Morningstar’s ongoing series about the NGO Industrial Complex. It’s a lengthy piece titled For Consent: The Green New Deal is the Trojan Horse for the Financialization of Nature. As is per usual for Morningstar, she wades through an exhaustive amount of research to demonstrate the contradictions between the prospect of a mass and state-mobilized systems-level...
Tags: Feature, AOC, capitalism, climate, Cory Morningstar, Green New Deal
2019 Nov 1 - 4:41am
Alternative media circles have been buzzing for the last two days ever since news broke about the arrest of Grayzone journalist Max Blumenthal, who was reportedly jailed for two days after a SWAT-style police team showed up threatening to break his door down last Friday. Blumenthal is charged with simple assault alleged to have taken place five months ago during the notorious standoff when the U.S. government was working to remove the official...
Tags: Feature, Aaron Mate, Julian Assange, Justice, Mark Ames, Max Blumenthal

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