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Leid Stories—Trump Is Riding the Storm; Dems Are Just All Wet —08.29.17

Leid Stories examines what can only be described as a masterful turnaround for President Trump who, until Hurricane Harvey, was under brutal attack, dodging blows that could have signaled the beginning of the end. Though scathed, Trump pulled through—not because he’s such a brilliant tactician, but because he comes from a “swamp,” too, and obeys its cardinal rule: Do unto …

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Mark Wilkerson – One Man’s War

Memorial Day is over.  You had your barbeque.  Now, you can stop thinking about America’s wars and the casualties from them for another year.  As for me, I only wish it were so. It’s been Memorial Day for me ever since I first met Tomas Young.  And in truth, it should have felt that way from the moment I hunkered …

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HORACE G. CAMPBELL – New Push for Military Intervention in Libya: Who Will Control the Libyan Central Bank?

There is intense push for the NATO countries to make an overt intervention in Libya. In this moment, the justification is to fight the Islamic State and to prevent terror from spreading across the Mediterranean to Europe. As is the case in matters of the destruction of African societies, the governments of Britain and France are in the forefront of …

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Thomas C. Mountain – Millions Starve As Ethiopia Rejects Eritrean Ports

As famine stalks millions of Ethiopians, and aid ships wait forever to unload at Ethiopia’s port of Djibouti, offers of free use of Eritrea’s Red Sea ports fall on deaf ears in Addis Ababa. According to Oxfam between 50% to 90% of Ethiopia suffered all or major crop failure due to the latest, greatest drought (this is just a guess …

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Derrick Jensen – Sustainable Development is a Lie

“Sustainable development” is a claim to virtue. The word “development” used in this sense is a lie. The word “develop” means “to grow,” “to progress,” “to become fuller, more advanced.” Some synonyms are “evolution, unfolding, maturation, ripeness,” and some antonyms are “deterioration, disintegration.” And here is a real usage example from a dictionary: “Drama reached its highest development in the …

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Abayomi Azikiwe – USAFRICOM, An Instrument of “Imperialist Peace-Keeping” in sub-Saharan Africa

Funding from the imperialist states will inevitably prevent genuine peace and security A military exercise by 5,400 troops from various African Union (AU) member-states in South Africa is aimed at the creation of a continental-wide African Standby Force (ASF) designed to engage in peacekeeping and stabilization projects. A preparation process began in late October and continued through the first week of …