Dissident Voice
Toronto Police Arrest Palestine Activists, Should Target Heather Reisman
Mon, 27 Nov 2023 18:37:44 +0000
Aggressive pre-dawn police raids on homes and charging individuals with hate crimes for posting social justice messages is legal overreach at best and “thought crimes” reflecting creeping fascism at worst. Truth is Heather Reisman, not those putting up posters, is the one who should have been charged with breaking Canadian law. Between 4:30 and 6 […]
Government Takeover
Mon, 27 Nov 2023 15:19:47 +0000
In Canada, trans “justice” has gone haywire. “A Certain Madness Amok.”
Rot in the Civil Service: Farewelling Mike Pezzullo
Mon, 27 Nov 2023 03:07:28 +0000
There was no better example of Australia’s politicised public service than its Home Affairs Secretary, Mike Pezzullo.  In most other countries, he would have been the ideal conspirator in a coup, a tittletattler in the ranks and bound to brief against those he did not like.  Give him a dagger, and he was bound to […]
Three Presidents Who Made Thanksgiving a National Holiday And What They Were Thankful For
Sat, 25 Nov 2023 03:23:52 +0000
Three U.S. presidents were instrumental in establishing Thanksgiving as a regular national event. On October 3, 1789, George Washington declared the first federal Thanksgiving holiday. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln made it an annual federal holiday. And in 1941, Franklin Roosevelt signed a bill setting the date at the fourth Thursday of every November. All three presidents […]
IPCC Rebellion
Sat, 25 Nov 2023 02:22:25 +0000
It’s 35 years since formation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “to advance scientific knowledge about climate change caused by human activities.” Subsequently, COP21 at Paris ‘15 warned the world not to exceed 1.5°C, and worst case, not to exceed 2.0°C above pre-industrial or risk lasting damage to crucial life supporting ecosystems, ultimately […]
President John F. Kennedy: His Life and Public Assassination by the CIA
Fri, 24 Nov 2023 02:38:54 +0000
What is the truth, and where did it go? Ask Oswald and Ruby, they oughta know “Shut your mouth,” said the wise old owl Business is business, and it’s a murder most foul Don’t worry, Mr. President Help’s on the way Your brothers are coming, there’ll be hell to pay Brothers? What brothers? What’s this […]
Pallywood Tactics: Al-Shifa Hospital and Israel’s Propaganda Effort
Fri, 24 Nov 2023 01:37:05 +0000
It resembles a chronology of desperation, shifting narratives, and schoolboy howlers. From the outset, the mass lethality of Israeli strikes against Gaza and the collective punishment of its populace needed some justification, however tenuous. If it could be shown, convincingly, that Hamas and its allies had militarised such civilian infrastructure as hospitals, they would become […]
Solitary Confinement
Thu, 23 Nov 2023 16:30:03 +0000
At least as one response to the perceived failures of the French Revolution, some of what became the Romantic movements in the 19th century turned away from social interaction, especially collective activity, and toward individual isolation. Such a reaction was not peculiar to this period. In fact, withdrawal from social contact was an established niche […]
Israel’s Genocidal Antisemitism Against the Arab Civilians of Gaza
Thu, 23 Nov 2023 15:59:34 +0000
“It should never have happened,” an elderly Holocaust survivor of a Nazi death camp told the New York Times. He was referring to the colossal failure on October 7, of Israel’s touted high-tech military and intelligence operations that opened the door to Hamas’ attack on Israeli soldiers and civilians. In many parliamentary countries, the government ministers […]
A Future Laugh
Thu, 23 Nov 2023 15:30:45 +0000
For those who survive.
Tunnels for Safety and Tunnels for Death
Thu, 23 Nov 2023 15:00:48 +0000
Negev Nuclear Research Center photographed by a U.S. reconnaissance satellite in 1968 Declassified Public Domain It’s one thing to burrow beneath the ground, digging to construct a tunnel for refuge, a passage of goods, or to store weapons during a time of war. It’s quite another to use one hand, as a small child, to […]
Eco-Camouflage and the Fossil Fuel Lobby: The War against Wind Farms
Thu, 23 Nov 2023 05:55:18 +0000
The fossil fuel lobby has had a busy year on the eco-camouflage front.  Earlier this year, interest started to rumble and rage against the stranding of humpback whales on the east coast of the United States.  Suddenly, opponents of wind turbine technology – and renewable technology more broadly – had identified an invaluable, if tenuous […]
Art and Struggle: Olive Trees as Symbols of Palestinian Culture, Food, and Heritage
Thu, 23 Nov 2023 03:40:27 +0000
Woman hugging tree video ***** Painting by Sliman Mansour I hugged the olive tree. It was precious to me, so I hugged it. I felt like I was hugging my child. I’d raised the tree like my child. They attacked around 500 trees filled with olives. Each tree could have filled two sacks of olives. […]
The Politics of Eating
Thu, 23 Nov 2023 01:46:56 +0000
Reflections on the psychological, moral and political implications of what we eat, and on prospects for non-violent social change. Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are. — Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste, Brillat-Savarin, Jean-Anthelme, (Penguin Books, 1994): p.13. Getting back into fasting after a break is difficult. In the […]
Inscrutable Belief
Wed, 22 Nov 2023 16:25:12 +0000
How to be a blockhead.
On the Perpetration of Mass-Death Events
Wed, 22 Nov 2023 15:20:22 +0000
The holocaust now visited on Palestine by US-Israel is unique in many ways. Rates of killing and maiming exceed those of previous Israeli assaults on Gaza, the perpetrators announce their genocidal intent with unusual frankness, and Western media and official apologists are especially shameless. But in a world under centuries of West European domination, this […]
Shaping the Political Race
Wed, 22 Nov 2023 14:50:17 +0000
The divisive America of today longs for the time when the country united in one mission and selected a leader it could trust to accomplish the mission. The year is 1940 and the New York Times estimates that incumbent president, Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. (FDR), a non-declared and drafted candidate for the Democratic Party (D) […]
War in Gaza: Decoding Nasrallah’s speeches
Wed, 22 Nov 2023 14:38:24 +0000
Since he was elected Hezbollah Secretary General in 1992, following Israel’s assassination of his predecessor and mentor Sayed Abbas Mousawi, Sayed Hassan Nasrallah has achieved a very special status in the history of Arab & Muslim leaders. As Norman Finkelstein put it, “Nasrallah is the only political leader in the world from whom you learn […]
Coming to Terms with a Lifetime of Trauma While in Prison
Wed, 22 Nov 2023 14:10:07 +0000
I am a Black man in prison, and I want to talk about trauma. I want us all to be able to talk about trauma. I’m here because when I was a teenager and young man, I made many bad life choices involving drugs and violence. Living with the consequences of my actions is not […]
Human Connection and Social Change
Tue, 21 Nov 2023 22:34:25 +0000
Standing on a corner, alone, in the early morning half-dark, half-light, You, waiting for the commuter bus to take you to the Big Apple, Me, on one of my 3/4 times a week long distance bike rides, approaching you, 30-20-10 feet away, And our eyes meet, followed a second or two later by a smile, […]