By Saul Landau The Syrian conflict continued to boil — or boil over — when Syrian troops fired across the Turkish border on April 9, apparently killing either fleeing refugees or armed combatants. Then the UN team entered and began monitoring a shaky ceasefire – shaky because the Syrian National Council in exile and their […]

The International Organization for a Participatory Society (IOPS) is launched

This is from ZNet: The interim International Organization for a Participatory Society (IOPS) was launched in 2012 with the aim of propelling activism for winning a new world. IOPS is structured as a bottom-up, international organization, based on self-managing interconnected national branches and local chapters.  Currently, IOPS is in an interim stage, and by joining […]

Our Broken Government

In order for our government to work, the political parties  (in our case both) must believe in a common good.  They have different ways to get there, but they must, for the good of the country, be willing to compromise and work together to get there. The stakes are getting much higher.  The world is […]


Saul Landau How to evaluate events in Syria and what to do? Syria borders on Turkey (north), Iraq (east), the Mediterranean (west), Lebanon (south and west), Israel (Golan Heights) and Jordan (south). Unlike the “humanitarian” intervention in Libya — now edging toward chaos  — outside fiddling with Syrian destiny will have great costs Syria’s strategic […]

Occupy Wall Street and the Awakening in America: "Making petrified conditions dance by singing them their own tune."

From Ken Knabb and the Bureau of Public Secrets THE AWAKENING IN AMERICA (Analysis of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement) “A radical situation is a collective awakening. . . . In such situations people become much more open to new perspectives, readier to question previous assumptions, quicker to see through the usual cons. . […]

What this country needs is a socially conscious Sarah Palin.

With all her talk of not retreating but reloading, her cross-hairs, etc., the socially conscious in this country need a “Sarah Palin” behind whom they can unite.  I can hear Brando crying out, “S T E l l A a a a a a!”  We need a leader. David Brooks, Op-Ed columnist for the N […]

The Washington Post and its blood bank, Kaplan University: EduGate

The recent article I found regarding the New York Stock exchanged Washington Post Company came out of Bangalore,  the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka .  It was published on February 23rd, 2011 and was carried by, the on-line trading network.  The Washington Post, as you will read, would never carry such an […]

Roosters, That's What They Are.

At a time when this country’s needs cry out for leaders, we get roosters.  They strut around, spouting off nonsense, acting like teenagers who think they know it all, when in reality they haven’t got a clue.  Elected by a supposed majority of the people voting, they claim to have a mandate.   Except that, of […]

Waiting for Superrich-Man

A willing public fights in defense of billionaires who are helping themselves to their - to our - hard-earned money. How has this happened? How has the public turned on itself, avidly supporting policies that tilt the “free market” against them?

The Hypocrisy of Christmas‏‏ in America Please Join us this Thursday December 16th at 7:30 PM EST. If you cannot listen LIVE you can listen on Archive! America continues to be a quagmire of hypocrisy. The vast majority of the American populous is continually programmed by a tainted past they seemingly are afraid to research its origins. For this reason […]