Pentagon Cannot Account for $1.9 Trillion. Cannot Pass an Audit. Who Will Defend Us from the Defense Department?

Pentagon Cannot Account for $1.9 Trillion. Cannot Pass an Audit. Who Will Defend Us from the Defense Department?

The Pentagon was never audited until 2018. Since then, it has miserably failed six audits. All other government agencies pass their audits. Why does the Pentagon get a pass?The old saying, “Truth is the first casualty of war” might be a clue to what is going on in the Pentagon. We know that arms manufacturers very often have huge cost overruns. That obsolete systems are still built so as to keep an influential congressman satisfied for his district and state. That the so-called “defense” industry has many paid lobbyists. Please read this short scathing article that questions the bloated, unaccountable… Read More

American Empire Trying to Muzzle War Opponents

American Empire Trying to Muzzle War Opponents

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is the premier media voice of U.S. finance investment. War is profitable for arms manufacturers, for example. Currently the WSJ is trying to shame and badger the large Arab-American population in Dearborn, Michigan, that are refusing to support Biden in his candidacy for reelection as President due to his supporting Israel’s genocidal assault on Gaza. Michigan is considered a key swing state in the upcoming Presidential election. The WSJ moans that Arab-American voters’ pressure on Biden are influencing foreign policy. See this article for details. Sheesh. WSJ basically is saying that everyday common voters should… Read More

Gold, silver and lithium mining on federal land doesn’t bring in any royalties to the US Treasury – because of an 1872 law

Gold, silver and lithium mining on federal land doesn’t bring in any royalties to the US Treasury – because of an 1872 law

In 1872 the federal government passed a law that enabled prospectors for gold and silver to claim up to 160 acres of federal land if they worked it. Free. No royalties. A major purpose was to open up Western lands for expansion and settlement. Since then, and by now 152 years later, the law remains in place. Current regulations require permits and environmental standards, but otherwise mine companies pay no royalties, unlike coal, gas, oil on federal lands.See this article for recommendations.

What Did the Early Church Say About Economic Justice?

What Did the Early Church Say About Economic Justice?

By St. Augustine, John Chrysostom, and Basil the Great The Plough is a publication of the Bruderhof, a Christian community of sharing goods. The introduction to some teachings of these three early Christian fathers begins, “In an age when Christianity is comfortably entwined with consumer capitalism, the early Christians’ passion for social and economic justice can come as a shock. From the first days of Christianity, the duty to care for the poor and marginalized was at the center of the gospel. Jesus preached a way of life free of possessions, the first church in Jerusalem abolished private property, and… Read More

Africans Rally to Defend Against Big Agribiz

Africans Rally to Defend Against Big Agribiz

Across the continent, organizations representing hundreds of millions of African farmers strongly oppose this Green Revolution model of large-scale, monocrop production reliant on chemical fertilizers. Today, agrochemical companies see Africa as the last expansion market. While an average 135kg of fertilizer is applied per agricultural hectare globally, that figure in sub-Sahara Africa is just 17kg. On the continent, smallholder farmers have been feeding hundreds of millions of people with little need for chemical fertilizers or so-called “improved” seeds. Entrenching a greater reliance on commercial inputs for African farmers is thus seen as a major opportunity for business growth. The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa… Read More