New and Noteworthy 2024

Alternative weeks, or so, We are discussing the book:
If We Burn: The Mass Protest Decade and the Missing Revolution
  by Vincent Bevins

Current Topics (April 7, 2024 – April 13, 2024)

  1. Investigation DESTROYS Israel’s Narrative On Flour Massacre (video)
  2. Watch: Ben Shapiro ATTACKS José Andrés On Gaza War  (video)
  3. Details of defence deal with Israel kept under wraps to protect Australia’s ‘reputation’ (text)
  4. Aliyev reminds Blinken about “Assange case” and arrests of oppositionists in Armenia (text)
  5. No Sign of Greenhouse Gases Rise Slowing as Scientists Confirm Record Highs in 2023 (text)
  6. Former LCSO (Tallahassee) deputy arrested on new child solicitation charges while out on bond (text and video)
  7. The chronic pain sufferers living with the impacts of failed spinal cord stimulators and surgery (text)
  8. Burkina Faso signs agreement with Russia for nuclear power plan (text)

March 31 – April 6, 2024

  1. The Guantánamo Docket 30 people are still imprisoned there, only one convicted of a crime and that in a military tribunal, not a normal court.
  2. Corporate Crime:
  3. The IDF is supposed to protect aid workers. Aid agencies say the Israeli military has been attacking them for months.
  4. In Georgia, a Basic Income Program’s Success With Black Women Adds to Growing National Interest

March 24 – March 30, 2024

  1. U.N. Rights expert finds ‘reasonable grounds’ genocide is being committed in Gaza (text)
  2. Elon Musk’s scheme to [kill the NRLB and] gut worker protections nationally
  3. Alabama IVF ruling is unbelievably frightening, and won’t stay in Alabama (podcast, clip should start 20 minutes into the podcast, when Michele Goodwin is introduced)
  4. Cargo Giant in Baltimore Crash Silenced Whistleblowers (text)
  5. Now! — Kuba 1965 is a short film created in 1965 by Cuban filmmaker Santiago Álvarez.(video)

March 17 – March 23, 2024

  1. Remembering Marty Goodman (1949-2024)
  2. ACLU: Advancing the right to observe police, and challenging qualified immunity doctrine, which shields officials from constitutional accountability (text)
  3. Good discussion on organizing/ movement building by folks involved in Abolition/Anti-cop city groups (video)
  4. In Gaza now, it’s worse than ethnic cleansing (video)
  5. Looming famine in Gaza (video)
  6. Evil People Have Plans (video)
  7. The ACLU Is Attacking Free Speech at the NLRB (text)
  8. In the world of medicine, race-based diagnoses are more than skin deep (podcast)
  9. Envisioning a Leftisț Economic Future of Postcapitalism, High-Tech Automation Universal Basic Income and a World (Mostly) Without Work (podcast curation)
  10. People hate the idea of car-free cities until they live in one (text)
  11. October 7 Was an Inside Job (video)
  12. Hamas Attack Was an Inside Job’: Why Are Wild Conspiracy Theories So Popular? (text)
  13. Louis Farrakhan Reveals Why Obama was Foreced By NATO to Assasinate Gaddafi (viseo)
  14. Israel’s War Puts Douglas Murray’s Sick Views On Full Show (video)
  15. Over 2 billion people lack access to safe drinking water- UN report (video)

March 10 – March 16, 2024

  1. A Symphony of Resistance [Arab “Spring”] (podcast)
  2. In the world of medicine, race-based diagnoses are more than skin deep (podcast)
  3. Keep Eyes on Sudan (text)
  4. Envisioning a Leftisț Economic Future of Postcapitalism, High-Tech Automat
    Universal Basic Income and a World (Mostly) Without Work (podcast curation)
  5. Senators Urge Biden to Stop Arming Israel, Citing Violation of U.S. Aid Law (Text)
  6. Mathbabe is back: Google’s mistake with Gemini (text)
    Tampon Tax update (Text)
    Gift link for referenced article: This ‘cringy’ term is helping defeat the tampon tax (text)

March 3 to March 9, 2024

  1. Thomas Sowell Is a Cynical Man (text)
  2. Support Sudan’s Revolution, Not an Elite Peace Deal (text)
  3. What “Project 2025” Would Do to America (text)
  4. What if climate change meant not doom — but abundance? (text)
  5. NY Times Hired Fake Journalists To Spread Hamas R@pe Lies On FRONT PAGE! (video)
  6. U.S. military to set up port on Gaza coast (video)
  7. Irish senator says her ‘blood boils’ after hearing Israeli justifications for Gaza deaths (video)
  8. Fact Check: ISRAEL Uses Human Shields, not Hamas (video)
  9. Shocking CNN Report Puts Israel To Shame (video)
  10. Palestinian protesters standing strong against Jewish Defence League in Paris (video)
  11. Trump FINALLY Comments On Gaza & It’s Bad | The Kyle Kulinski Show (video)
  12. CNN’s Amanpour FED UP With Netanyahu Advisor’s Flour Massacre Lies (video)
  13. Werner Herzog saw the first 30 minutes of Barbie, declares them “sheer hell” (video)

Feb. 25 to March 2, 2024

  1. Support Sudan’s Revolution, Not an Elite Peace Deal (text)
  2. Toolkit: Defend Haitian Self-Determination After 20 Years of US/UN Coup + Occupation!
  3. San Quentin News (web site)
  4. What “Project 2025” Would Do to America (text)
  5. What if climate change meant not doom — but abundance? (text)
  6. Follow-ups on last week’s discussions

Feb. 18 – Feb. 24, 2024

  1. The “Acceleration” of the New Reich (text)
  2. More than 1 in 10 people in Japan are aged 80 or over. Here’s how its ageing population is reshaping the country (text)
  3. Namibia: ‘Germany first to commit genocide against us, genocide against Palestinians must not be ignored’ (text)
  4. Lawsuit Accuses German Leaders of Complicity in Gaza Genocide (text)
  5. In 2021, Amnesty International stripped Alexei Navalny of ‘prisoner of conscience’ status (text)
  6. I’m the Mayor of Dearborn, MI, and My City Feels Betrayed (text)
    You can tell the NY Times you support publication of this letter, or express any other opinions, by writing letters@nytimes.com

Feb. 11 – Feb. 17, 2024

  1. Illusions of Safety by Mariame Kaba (text)
  2. Why we have to talk about Zionism (video with transcript)
  3. Nakba Peace (text)
  4. Rebirth of the U.S. Labor Movement? (text)
  5. The Politics of Cruelty (text)
  6. Disillusioned” Author: American Suburbs Have Become a Ponzi Scheme (video)
  7. Prison Radio: Mumia Abu-Jamal (audio and text)

Feb. 4 – Feb. 10, 2024

  1. Housing solutions
  2. Prisoners in the US are part of a hidden workforce linked to hundreds of popular food brands (text)
  3. Marjorie Kelly on the Capitalism Crisis: “Wealth Supremacy” is Killing Us (podcast)
  4. ‘Hell No’: Trump Allies’ Plan to Privatize Medicare Draws Alarm and Outrage (text)
  5. Warn Voters About the Radicalism Beyond Trump (text)
  6. Biden & Netanyahu React To ICJ: ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now (Genocide Remix)’ (Video: May be inappropriate for some viewers)
  7. Israel’s campaign in Gaza ‘plausibly’ amounts to genocide, US court finds (text)
  8. The Israel Project’s 2009 GLOBAL LANGUAGE DICTIONARY (text)
  9. Students on hunger strike call for Brown University to divest from pro-Israel companies (text)
  10. Inside Meta, a debate over when the word ‘Zionist’ is hate speech (text)
  11. Readings on El Salvador:

January 28 to February 3, 2024

  1. China is ‘world’s sole manufacturing superpower’, with 35% of global output (text/video)
  2. ICJ Israel decision: A new world order in the making
  3. Jeffrey D. Sachs – Israel cannot hide from the International Court of Justice
    (text) (video)
  4. SPEECH: Haiti: A Black Revolution Will Repeat Itself, 1966 (text)
  5. Negroes Steppin’ and Fetchin’ for Imperialism (text)
  6. Russia warns Niger as Africa rises in BRICS, G20 (video)
  7. Capitalism, Apathy and the Rise of Authoritarianism (podcast)
  8. “The World is Watching”: Witnesses Report Kenneth Smith Appeared Conscious, ​“Shook and Writhed” During First-Ever Nitrogen Hypoxia Execution (text)
  9. Why the world’s biggest EV maker is getting into shipping (text)
    Note: when it asks about cookie settings, click “reject all cookies”. Default OKs sale of personal data. This is probably true on many sites but they are unusually clear about it.
  10. Haiti Government Still Hopeful After Ruling Against Kenya Support Mission
  11. What is ECOWAS and why have 3 coup-hit nations quit the West Africa bloc?
  12. Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger withdraw from ECOWAS, accusing Bloc of ‘Inhumane’ Sanctions

January 21 to January 27, 2024

  1. America and Iran step closer to the brink of wars (text)
  2. Inside the Heritage Foundation’s Plans for ‘Institutionalizing Trumpism‘ (text)
  3. International Coalition To Stop Genocide In Palestine Welcomes World Court’s Order (text)
  4. High school journalists are fighting back against censorship (text)
  5. Kenyans Protest Their Government’s Participation in the Latest Haiti Occupation (audio)

January 14 to January 20, 2024

  1. People’s Forum did a screening of the International Court of Justice proceedings. 
    If you are not up to watching the entire screening, you might want to watch Craig Mokhiber’s excellent, opening presentation.
  2. Inequality Inc.How corporate power divides our world and the need for a new era of public action (text)
  3. Reformist Arevalo sworn in as Guatemala president after opponents delay inauguration (text)
  4. Michael Hudson: US imperialism, Krugman, de-dollarization, socialism, Palestine, China (video)
  5. The Eric Adams Table of Success (web site)
  6. Harry Belafonte speaking to Congressional Black Caucus in 2005 (video clip)

January 7 to January 13, 2024

  1. Elon Musk’s Odious One-Man War Against Labor Law Just May Succeed (text)
    Note: Musk is odious and may be leading it, but it is by no means a “one-man” war.
  2. San Quentin News (web site)
  3. U.S. launches new strikes on Yemen’s Houthis as conflict escalates (text)
    Who are the Houthis? A simple guide to the Yemeni group (text)
  4. Housing Cannot be a Fundamental Human Right and a Commodity at the Same Time (podcast)
  5. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    The Three Evils of Society (speech): War, Racism and Poverty
    Beyond Vietnam (transcript and audio)

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Jan. 1, 2024 – Jan. 6, 2024

  1. John Pilger, campaigning journalist, dies aged 84
    Celebrated Australian journalist and documentary film-maker covered conflicts in Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh and Biafra
  2. How Yemen changed everything (text)
  3. This is the Atlanta Way: A Primer on Cop City (text)
  4. Proposed Baltimore police and fire training facility has hefty price tag: $330 million (text)
  5. Why Is Nobody Talking About the [Nashville} Law Enforcement Training Academy? (text)
  6. A fraying coalition: Black, Hispanic, young voters abandon Biden as election year begins (text)
  7. “All Static and Noise” is an anti-China propaganda film about the Uyghurs (text)

Past Years’ Posts:

2023

Jan. – Dec. 2022

Jan. – Dec. 2021

Jan. – Dec. 2020

July – Dec. 2019
Jan. – June 2019

July – Dec. 2018
Jan. – June 2018

July – Dec. 2017
Jan. – June 2017

July – Dec. 2016
Jan. – June 2016