New and Noteworthy 2024

Current Topics (Bastille Day to July 20)

  1. LA Times reporter was leaked list of problem deputies. The Sheriff’s Department investigated her

Bastille Day to July 20

  1. Landmark ICJ ruling says world must act to end Israel’s illegal occupation
  2. Rights Group Urges DOJ to Investigate US-Bound Netanyahu for Genocide
  3. Watchdogs Blame Corporate Concentration for Global IT Outage
  4. A Tradition of Violence: The History of Deputy Gangs in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
  5. KNOW YOUR FIGHTS! Using Public Records Laws in Abolitionist Organizing
  6. Spiritual,’ ‘Serene,’ ‘Chosen by God’: An Assassination Attempt and the Death of Accountability Journalism

July 7 to July 13

  1. The Supreme Court’s Billionaire Buddies Just Made Your Life Worse
  2. How to defeat the rig

June 30 – July 6

  1. “Designed to be Cruel”: How Grants Pass Will Ramp Up the Policing of Homelessness
  2. Where have all the midwives gone? The campaign against Black midwives and its impact on Black maternal outcomes
  3. Biden’s fast food problem (text)
  4. This Civilization Is Deeply Unnatural (text)
  5. Saying Democracy Is In Jeopardy In America Is Like Saying Beaches Are In Jeopardy In Wyoming (text)
  6. The ‘Bloodless Coup’ Has Started…with the Court (text)
  7. Conservative Leader Issues Cryptic Threat to Liberals, Says ‘Second American Revolution’ Will Be ‘Bloodless If the Left Allows It to Be’ (text)

(June 16 – June 22)

  1. Central Indiana nonprofits relieve medical debt of more than 100,000 residents (text)
  2. NYPD Shotspotter wastes time and money, audit finds (text)
  3. Europe’s Rightward Lurc
  4. UN chief warns: Lebanon cannot become another Gaza (text)
  5. Is forced prison labor a form of modern-day slavery? (text)
  6. Trump’s Second Term: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (video)
  7. Israel Would Be Crazy to Launch An All-Out War On Lebanon. Here’s Why, w/ Elijah Magnier

Topics June 9 – June 15

  1. We Tracked 3,000 Pro-Palestinian Campus Arrests. Here’s How Prosecutors Are Responding (text)
  2. Inside Vermont’s Radical Approach to Helping the Formerly Incarcerated Succeed (text)
  3. Chiquita Held Liable for Deaths During Colombian Civil War (text)
  4. These wrongly arrested Black men say a California bill would let police misuse face recognition (text)
  5. Why a Rochester Credit Union Wants the Local Government To Create Its Own Bank (text)
  6. An investigative journalist uncovers the money, influence and alarming rationale behind covert efforts to control the most vital resource on the planet. (trailer and movie)
  7. Democracy Will Not Come through Compromise and Fear: The Twenty-Fourth Newsletter (2024)
  8. Brazil’s Flood of Austerity and Climate Catastrophe: The Twenty-Second Newsletter (2024)
  9. Statement of Solidarity with the CUNY Gaza Solidarity Encampment & CUNY Community Members Subject to Brutal Police Violence, Arrest and Detention
  10. Queens College president had police waiting at gates of commencement (text)

Topics June 2 – June 8

  1. John Oliver on Corn (video)
  2. Unapologetic:Episode 1: Munther Isaac: Palestinian pastor speaks about his life, Gaza, Christian Zionism, Palestinian Christians, and the future (podcast)
  3. Unapologetic Episode 4: Youmna El Sayed’s harrowing journalistic account of what is unfolding in Gaza (podcast)
  4. The Feminist War on Crime: The Unexpected Role of Women’s Liberation in Mass Incarceration (podcast)
  5. 5 states account for half of 123,962 requests to sponsor Ukrainian refugees in U.S.(text)
  6. Israel kills more than 200, rescues 4 hostages (text)

Current Topics (May 26 – June 1)

  1. The People’s Plan NYC: organizing against Mayor Adams Budget (web site)
  2. Georgia parliament overturns veto on foreign agents law
  3. Al Jazeera Investigations: October 7 (video)
  4. What’s going on with Left Forum / No War But Class War events?
  5. The New Sundown Towns (text)
  6. Brazil’s Flood of Austerity and Climate Catastrophe (text)

May 19 – May 25

  1. Why a Decade of Revolts Didn’t Bring the Revolution (Bevins Interview)
  2. Build a United Front Against Fascism, Imperialism, White Supremacy and Oppression of Working Class People section starting at 1:00:42 pertinent to book discussion. (video)
  3. Palestine Solidarity Encampments Are a Rehearsal for Liberatory Self-Governance (text)
  4. Putin & Xi, preparing for big sanctions war w/ Alex Krainer (Live)
  5. Haiti: An Anatomy of Invasion
  6. I Was Shot in Vermont. What if It Had Been in the West Bank?

Current Topics (May 12 – May 18)

  1. Corporate “Banks are still lighting the fuses of carbon bombs” — Report on global banks financing new fossil fuel development (text)
  2. An Open Letter to My Sister, Miss Angela Davis (text)
  3. Unraveling the Fabric: Gaza’s Impact on Western Civilization (video)
  4. Israel’s Psychotic Display At The UN Is An Assault On Reality (video)
  5. Reporter FED UP With Israeli Spokesperson’s Lies (video)
  6. Israeli settlers assault Palestinian truck driver mistakenly believing he is delivering aid (video)
  7. Ana Kasparian: BIDEN IS A DISGRACE! (video)
  8. America’s Support for Israel is ONE BIG SCAM (video)
  9. Ex-US soldier says Israel targets Gaza civilians on purpose (video)
  10. Suella Braverman HUMILIATED By Gaza Protesters (video)
  11. Morning Joe HUMILIATED During Israel-Palestine Debate (video)
  12. Zadie Smith Is WRONG: WORDS Are Not VIOLENCE, Zionism Is: (video)
  13. How Jill Stein SAW THROUGH Zionism (video)
  14. What will make them listen? Confronting Harriet Hageman (video)
  15. UN experts denounce that Palestinians were “buried alive” by Israeli forces in Gaza graves (text)
  16. The History of Jewish Opposition to Zionism (video) [over an hour long, but worth listening to]

Current Topics (May 5 – May 11)

  1. Corporate Crime Report: Addiction treatment center billed taxpayers for 203 hours of work by one employee in single day (text)
  2. Origins of the [Nigerian] Scam (podcast)
  3. Universal Basic Income News Hub (web site)
  4. Report on the Investigation of the Implementation of the “60-Day Rule” for Asylum-Seeker Families [by NYC]
  5. From Harlem to Palestine: Globalize the Intifada
  6. In Africa They Say, ‘France, Get Out!’: The Nineteenth Newsletter (2024)
  7. You Can Help Protect Journalists (blog post)

Current Topics (April 28 – May 4)

  1. Exclusive: Some US officials say in internal memo Israel may be violating international law in Gaza (text)
  2. Kenya’s devastating floods expose decades of poor urban planning and bad land management (text)
  3. Will there be another uprising in Egypt? (podcast)
  4. Our Campus. Our Crisis. Inside the encampments and crackdowns that shook American politics. A report by the student journalists of the Columbia Daily Spectator. (text)
  5. In Georgia, a Basic Income Program’s Success With Black Women Adds to Growing National Interest (text)
  6. What 10 Years of U.S. Meddling in Ukraine Have Wrought (Spoiler Alert: Not Democracy) (text)
  7. The Origins and Growing Dangers of U.S. Anti-terrorism Law (text)

Current Topics (April 21, 2024 – April 27, 2024)

  1. Seven juveniles with alleged ‘violent extremist ideology’ arrested in Sydney counter-terror raids (text)
  2. Opinion: Failure to hold accountable a president who instigated a violent insurrection is dangerous to the future stability of American democracy. (text)
  3. Violent Arrest of Emory Professor Spotlights Brutality of Police Crackdown on Campus Protests (text)
  4. Kenya’s Quest for Progressive Drug Laws (text)

April 14, 2024 – April 20, 2024

  1. Behind the Badge: In New York City Homeless Shelters, the Same ‘Peace Officers’ Abuse Residents (text)
  2. How to make millions denying health insurance claims (text)
  3. Prisoners in the US are part of a hidden workforce linked to hundreds of popular food brands (text)
  4. The War on Protest (text)
  5. Why are Kenya’s doctor’s on strike? (text)
  6. Texas AG Ken Paxton sues Harris County to block program that would give cash to poorest households (text)

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

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:


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