164 results for author: Dave Svetlik


THE TOTALLY AVOIDABLE TRAGEDY

In 2014, then U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, and then U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, with the approval of then Vice President of the United States Joe Biden, orchestrated the violent coup that overthrew the democratically elected President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, because Yanukovych wanted to keep Ukraine neutral, out of NATO, and on friendly terms with Russia. The following 5-minute video is the intercepted phone call between Nuland and Pyatt as they plan and choose the people to replace Yanukovych after he is overthrown. Nuland’s profanity clearly displays her contempt for the European Union:   ...

THE VOICE OF SANITY, OF WISDOM, OF PEACE

Veterans For Peace is a global organization of military veterans and allies dedicated to building a culture of peace. For their recent 2023 annual convention they chose as their keynote speakers Clare Daly and Jeffrey Sachs. Daly, is an Irish citizen and a member of the European Union Parliament. Sachs is a globally respected professor of economics at Columbia University. Both are courageous voices of sanity, of wisdom, of peace. Please, take the time to watch and listen to the keynote talks of Daly and Sachs. The growing threats of nuclear war and global warming have placed “we the people of Planet Earth” at the most dangerous moment in all of ...

THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF OFFENSE

With almost unanimous bipartisan support, the U.S. Congress now spends nearly a trillion dollars a year – repeat that – a trillion dollars a year, on the Department of Defense.  If one includes the Department of Homeland Security and the care of disabled veterans, it is actually more than a trillion. This represents the lion’s portion of the U.S. discretionary budget. What this “defense” budget means in real terms is that all of the physical resources, all of the knowledge, all of the science and engineering, all of the development, all of the jobs, that might have gone to improving life for average Americans, has been used building ...

THE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF BOSTON

On June 10, 1963, President John Kennedy gave the commencement speech at the American University in Washington D.C. Titled “A Strategy of Peace,” it is considered one of the greatest speeches in modern history. It was given after Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev had, through negotiations, resolved the Cuban Missile Crisis, and not long before Kennedy was assassinated. The Community Church of Boston, in conjunction with the JFK Peace Speech Committee, has been doing a series of videos centering around Kennedy’s speech and how it applies to international events today. The world’s people, perhaps especially Americans, seem oblivi...

DEAR LEGISLATORS – SEPTEMBER 4, 2023

Dear Legislators, Please, for your own wellbeing, but more importantly for the wellbeing of your children, your grandchildren, and for all Earth’s children, spare two minutes to watch the following video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX3aAnGwmLo https://youtu.be/YX3aAnGwmLo?si=5hW0fHP_3gV9Amlw Dear Legislators, let us repeat the closing words of the video taken from the book The Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of Militarism by Professor Barry Sanders: “Here’s the awful truth: even if every person, every automobile, and every factory suddenly emitted zero emissions, the earth would still be headed—head first and ...

Propaganda

WHAT WE BELIEVE   George Orwell, author of the novel “1984,” is often quoted about the use of language to control societies and nations. His statements seem contemporary:   “The people will believe what the media tells them they believe.” “The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.” “If he were allowed contact with foreigners, he would discover that they are creatures similar to himself and that most of what he has been told about them is lies. The sealed world in which he lives would be broken, and the fear, ...

THE HUMAN JOURNEY

Historically, two of the strongest indicators that a dominant "empire" is irreversibly in decline, are the financialization of its economy (manipulating money to make money - effectively parasitism) and excessive militarism (to defend and spread its parasitism). The US now exhibits these indicators in spades. Our nation, the United States, follows the path of previous great powers exiting the stage. But again, speaking historically, the equation is different this time around. Humanity, for the first time, faces two great threats to our actual ongoing presence on Earth – global warming and the growing likelihood of nuclear Armageddon. The import ...

CONFLICT OF INTEREST???

The following is an excerpt from a statement made by journalist Max Blumenthal of the “Gray Zone” to the UN Security Council on June 29, 2023.  It is self-explanatory. “Indeed, military cemeteries in Ukraine are expanding almost as rapidly as the Northern Virginia McMansions and beachfront estates of executives from Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and assorted Beltway contractors benefitting from the second highest level of military spending since World War Two. These are the real winners of the Ukraine proxy war. Not average Ukrainians or Americans. Or Russians or even Western Europeans. The winners are people like Secretary of State Tony ...

LACKING THE WISDOM OF JFK

"Nuclear powers must avert those confrontations which bring an adversary to a choice of either a humiliating retreat or a nuclear war. To adopt that kind of course in the nuclear age would be evidence only of the bankruptcy of our policy — or of a collective death-wish for the world." – John F. Kennedy   The slaughter of an estimated 3 million people in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia during the U.S. war on Vietnam was based on lies. The bombing of Yugoslavia under Clinton was based on lies. The incineration of hundreds of thousands in Iraq under W. Bush was based on lies. The slaughter of tens of thousands in Afghanistan under W. ...

JUST MONEY SIX

“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, banks and corporations will grow to deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” – Thomas Jefferson What Jefferson warned about two centuries ago, has come to pass. People seem unable to comprehend that money doesn’t exist in nature and somebody has to create money OUT OF THIN AIR. This money, created out of thin air, must then be distributed into the society so an ...