The Council For The Catalan Republic Is The Vaccine Against Spanish Repression

To the Editor: Apart from the Covid virus, Catalonia has been suffering for many years by another aggressive and deadly virus that threatens the survival, dignity and development of our country, Catalonia, namely the repression of the Spanish State against the Catalan national minority by means of the government, the judiciary, the police forces, the media, &c. To immunize ourselves against this virus we have created a political vaccine: the Council for the Republic of Catalonia, which has representation from all over the Catalan territory in the form of Local Councils. The objective is to fight the virus in the most effective way possible through …

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The VFW Is Letting Grifters Promote a Traitor for Profit

Dear Editor: I fear for my country. The cause of my anxiety is the judgment that our nation has regressed beyond the point of no return. A number of events have led to that conclusion, chief among them, America’s acceptance of Donald Trump’s neutralizing our collective ability to determine right from wrong. Presently available (thru American Mint), for just $99, is the MAGA Movement Commemorative Coin Set. To quote from the ad I saw in the August 2021 issue of the VFW Magazine (I’ll get back to that): “From visionary economic initiatives, to his strong stance and decisive actions to protect our nation against harm, …

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Are We A Nation Or A Mob?

Dear Sir: In response to President Biden’s mandate that all businesses employing more than 100 people to require COVID-19 vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing, Republican Governors are planning to sue the administration “to protect Americans and their liberties.” These are some of the same Governors that order mandatory evacuations of your home and business during a hurricane, order children to get vaccinated to attend schools, order women to undergo invasive medical exams for reproductive services, prohibit people from getting food and water while waiting in line to vote, passing laws making voting more difficult for minority populations, prohibit the teaching of historical facts in public …

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Behind the Curtain

To the Editor: America is (allegedly) a democratic republic, so if you’re a billionaire wishing to pull the levers of government, you must first con millions of main-street voters into electing malleable candidates willing to do your bidding. Unfortunately, convincing folks to forsake their best interests in favor of yours can be expensive. To keep the gravy train rolling, you’ll need to fund think tanks, feed the right-wing media, hire lobbyists, weaponize your philanthropic giving, and make private payoffs to people you don’t even like. Little wonder members of the wealthy 0.1-percent club whine about paying income tax. After all, isn’t the massive investment needed …

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Afghanistan: Who’s Responsible?

by W.D. Ehrhart Surprise, surprise! Fox News and the Republican Party are blaming President Joe Biden for the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the horrific scenes of terror and confusion at Kabul Airport in the final days. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy—born in 1965—calls the evacuation “the biggest U.S. failure in my lifetime” (Saigon fell in 1975. Well, I’m just sayin’.) Senators Josh Hawley and Marsha Blackburn are demanding that Uncle Joe resign. Endlessly mindlessly Talking Head Tucker Carlson called Biden “the supposed president of the United States.” Nevermind that Donald Trump brokered a treaty with the Taliban promising the withdrawal of U.S. troops …

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Afghanistan: Vietnam Redux

by W.D. Ehrhart Way back in March and April of 1975, I watched with profound sadness but absolutely no surprise as the South Vietnamese army (ARVN)—with only a brief exception at a place called Xuan Loc—turned tail and retreated without a fight in the face of a North Vietnamese offensive, and the government the U.S. had installed, paid for, and supported for two decades collapsed like a house of cards. Eight years earlier, I had gone to Vietnam as an 18-year-old Marine believing that I would be defending the freedom-loving people of South Vietnam from the communist aggressors invading their country. I encountered, over and …

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