Alternative Obituaries:John Fitzgerald KennedyRonald Reagan Johnny CashKerry ThornleyTerry Ritchie
Cost of the War in Iraq
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What Difference Does An Assassination Make?
Robert MacNamara's telling Moment of Truth: A coup, an assassination, and a commitment to war. January, 2010
Well-known Dissenters to the Official 9/11 Story A partial list of military, intelligence and security officials, plus some Former elected and appointed officials. December 2009
The Other Saddam
This 2003 enlightening article on women's rights under the Saddam Hussein regime, by an Indian diplomat, was in danger of disappearing from the internet forever. Just to make sure it wouldn't, I fished it up for this website.
"This Place is a Message"Our ambiguous, deadly letters to Future Earth August 19, 2008
Thank You, Chrysler
I needed that slap in the face!January 1, 2007
. . . .because 'faith' means never having to think about stuffNovember 22, 2006
My Pagan ManifestoMarch 17, 2006
Next Question, Mr. President!December 28, 2005
Another Brownie Moment
October 1, 2004
*On Assistant Editing, Union Organizing, and the Zen of ObituariesSeptember 20, 2005
An Open Letter to W re Hurricane KatrinaSeptember 1, 2005
Our Quagmire - Their GoldmineJune 29, 2005
"Rednecks'" Values vs. California'sJune 28, 2005
Democracy or Republic?you decide
Sympathy For The Torturer
Zell Miller's Cracker Barrel Philosophy Is All Wet:soldiers don't fight for freedom of speech Summer, 2004
Does YOUR Vote Count?Not Much. . . . Spring, 2004
Saul Alinsky Told Us There'd Be Days Like ThisFreedom Of Speech In A Cage
Leo Strauss Has A Plan For Your LifeAugust, 2004
Sabrina Harman & Her CorpseMay 2004
NOW They Care About The LiesThat Led Us Into War
Under Whose God?The problem with being a "Christian Nation"
Good & EvilSeptember, 2001
Dracula's Daughter Runs for Prez
December 24, 1998
Collateral Damage and Other
The Path With No Heart January
Your Rights in Court - a
guide for those without money
Save Democracy for a
Defense Lawyer Tony Serra discusses
the Secret Police Motif and the KGB-ing of
For Valentine's Day: The
Anarchist's Wedding Guide11 Reasons NOT To Go Through With It With an Addendum re Gay Marriage
Living History - a short story
The Easter Bunny's Very Best Trick
Queen of Tujunga, Speaks out on the
secession of the San Fernando Valley from Los
Wake Me Up When Hitler is
Really DeadPlus, an angry
letter from "Doc" Farmer in answer to
someone's plea to "support the
An Open Letter To The Reagan
Family, From The Burke Family
The sight Americans are dying to see". .
". . . a worker’s life is cheap, and an employer always gets the benefit of the doubt. . . . . . . the maximum criminal penalty for willfully violating a safety standard or regulation and causing a worker to die is six months in prison, while the maximum sentence for mail fraud is 30 years, the maximum sentence for improperly hunting migratory birds is two years, the maximum sentence for dealing in counterfeit money is 20 years, the mandatory sentence for piracy is life. The maximum civil penalty for a willful safety violation that results in death is $70,000, while violating the South Pacific Tuna Act can bring a fine of $325,000, violating the Clean Air Act can cost one $270,000, and violating the Fluid Milk Promotion Act can cost $135,000.
"Killing a worker through willfully lax safety standards is a misdemeanor. Typically the fine starts low and goes lower. In 2007, an inspector’s median initial penalty in worker fatality cases was $5,900 and was negotiated down to a median final penalty of $3,675. Between 2004 and 2007 OSHA had not bothered to collect almost half of the penalties it had imposed in fatality cases, equaling more than $27 million."
from "Death at Work in America"
By JOANN WYPIJEWSKI
Counterpunch, April 29, 2009
. .American democracy is in much deeper
trouble than most people wish to acknowledge.
Behind the reassuring facade, the regular
elections and so forth, the substantive
meaning of self-government has been hollowed
out. What exists behind the formal shell is a
systemic breakdown of the shared civic values
we call democracy."
Greider, in "Who Will Tell The
this country we embrace the myth that we are
still a democracy when we know that we are
not a democracy, that we are not free, that
the government does not serve us but
subjugates us. Although we give lip service
the notion of freedom, we know the government
is no longer the servant of the people, but,
at last, has beome the people's
master."Gerry Spence, in
"From Freedom To
the final analysis, free trade is less an
economic strategy than a moral doctrine. . .
. It assumes that the highest good is to
shop." ~David Morris, from
"The Case Against