Sunday, January 17, 2021

Now We Know

This week, because now we have evidence of a number of highly damning facts about the Putsch of January 6 we lift the Fifth Amendment. WaPo published a time line:

and Bill Moyers:

All the following entities have been infiltrated with #45 cronies and supporters, and will need to be de-Nazified 





DOD refused to act for several hours,

although the Republican Gov. of Maryland asked them to deploy the Maryland National Guard.

Gen. Walter E. Piatt, director of the army staff disliked what he called the “visual optics” of having the Guard stand in a line with the Capitol bldg. in the background.

Despite DC Mayor Muriel Bowser requesting National Guard from Virginia and Maryland, because of deliberate delays, some of the Guard did not appear until dark, and some only the next day. 



Despite the FBI warning that extremists planned an assault on Congress, 

1800 out of 2300 Capitol Police were told not to come to work Jan. 6


Police stand aside enabling the mob:


Steven Sund, the ex-head of the Capitol police was reluctant to call the national guard. 

One PsyOps officer from Ft. Bragg led a 100-strong contingent from N. Carolina.

Several on-duty Capitol police officers have been suspended for supporting the mob. Two off-duty Virginia officers were arrested. A Houston officer caught in the building has resigned; police departments of New York City, Pennsylvania, Chicago,  Seattle, Philadelphia and others are investigating whether they were also represented! More than 30 members of various police forces were present at the Capitol, not including this killer of two, Oakland officer Snyder. 



Include cops, many of whom patrol in municipal departments throughout the Disunited States, and who either overtly espouse pro-Nazi views, or are sympathetic to them in departments which come down especially violently on peaceful demonstrators, and BLM demonstrations.

and a black cop perspective:



Include newly elected West Virginia House of Delegates Derrick Evens.

Indivisible lists 147 of the U.S. Congress, 7 from California, who after witnessing the putsch mob, still voted to overturn legitimate election results. Hawley figures prominently. 

Some members of the U.S. legislature refuse to go through metal detectors on their way to work (just try that you corporate types!); some members by insisting on remaining unmasked are practicing biological warfare against other members who do wear masks, one of them Pressley, having been confined in tight enclosed shelter with unmasked lawmakers and whose husband now tests positive for COVID. In all, 4 lawmakers have now tested positive because of GOP anti-maskers.

AOL describes coming face to face with an entity which threatened to end her life

Pressley’s staff describe all her office panic buttons torn out 



No generalizations hold up:

The mob  included lawyers, businesspeople, at least one CEO, parents, as well as Boogaloo Boys, One Percenters, etc. The mob arrived in hundreds of busses paid for by other CEOs and stayed at top-of-the line luxury Willard Hotel catty corner to the White House. 

Greg Palast alleges mob applied for a permit which did not include a march.

Anti-lockdown protesters and anti-maskers, some members of which participated in the events of Jan 6,  include some 3 million Facebook Stop the Stealers from Oregon to Florida, including Boogaloo Boys and others. 

Still waiting for toilet training, some members of the mob befouled the Capitol Bldg. in some areas. 


MOBSTER-IN-CHIEF whose favorite bedside table reading is A. Hitler: Mein Kampf: 



Michael Moore interviews Daryl Johnson at 22:12


Now please imagine if such journalists as Bill Moyers, Michael Moore and others, had witnessed a dress rehearsal prior to another coup, one previous to the Jan. 6 coup, namely the coup that went almost entirely unmentioned and unnamed for what it was by the entire U.S. public: the 9-11 “terrorist” attack. Can you imagine them point by point listing the timeline? Vacating of the premises by a Mossad front two weeks before. The dancing watchers across the Hudson whose front was a moving van; the one building that succumbed to two plane attacks in absentia, namely building 7 that imploded entirely without help, building ownership, the placement of the N.Y.C. command center, and certain files in a Pentagon file room; and the woman who is heard saying: “there were no windows on that plane”; pilots pointing out that those maneuvers conducted by a human pilot are impossible, raising the possibility of armed drones controlled from another location (a technology that was then already available); the at-that-time non-existent technology of listening in to air to ground phone calls at high altitudes, voice simulation technology already available at that time; and the sound of multiple explosions heard by  N.Y.C. firefighters, the melting temperature of steel, the lignite found at the disaster site; the numbers of WTC people who failed to show up for work that day, and the fact that around 9 AM, the mostly working class people of color working in the top floor restaurant had to be sacrificed.

To cite only a few. 

(Note: I have deliberately listed all links in place of hyperlinks, to insure they all work.)



DEMAND the US Senate convict and disqualify #45 at Daily Kos petition.


CHARGE #45 with election tampering at The Six PAC


URGE Biden to start ending US complicity in the Yemen war at winwithoutwar.


CANCEL Rent, cancel mortgage at


SUPPORT Bernie in his use of budget reconciliation to help working families during the severe economic downturn


This Week's Roses Amidst theThorns

City of Vancouver gives its homeless $5,800. (Perhaps they can afford to because CAnada is not at war in multiple countries at once.) 


Israelis continue anti-Netanyahoo protest.


Ecuador’s election promises advance for socialism in Latin America. 


Biden  to propose bill to legalize 11 million immigrants.


“This cannot go unanswered’: Govt. watchdog group files criminal sedition complaint against #45. 


Michigan plans to charge ex-Gov. Rick Snyder in Flint water probe.


Following Biden release of COVID relief plan, Tlaib doubles down on demand for $2,000 monthly payments. 


Sanders to become chairman of the Senate Budget Committee.


For the People Bill provides for automatic voter registration, an end to GOP gerrymandering, and banning dark money influencing elections. 


Sotomayor says the 13 prisoners executed during #45 killing spree ‘deserved more from this Court.’


With deep fossil fuel ties, Justice Barrett called to recuse herself from pending climate case. 


600 groups urge Biden to impose national moratorium on water shut–offs.


Some corporations #resisttrump by cutting funding for Republicans. 


Dems unveil legislation to abolish the federal death penalty.


Former corrections officers petition acting AG to halt federal executions. 


Majority Missouri voters agree with AOC and Omar that Josh Hawley must resign.


Reviled NRA gun lobby files for chapter 11. 


First ever: N.Y. DA sues police department.


Tennessee group demands racial equality and Medicare for All. 


Water protectors chain themselves inside Enbridge Line 3 Pipe.


Fast food workers strike demanding Congress #RaiseTheWage to a still unlivable $15/hr and  OK union rights.


Artists and academics oppose Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement. 


BART (the Bay Area Transit System) to hire social workers instead of filling police officer vacancies to deal with social problems.


Chef José Andrés feeds all 20,000 National Guard troops now stationed in DC. 


Eugene Goodman, Army hero and savior of the Senate to receive nation’s highest honor.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

In the Midst of a Putsch

This newsletter offers no pronouncements this week, except to say that the U.S. is in the midst of a putsch, and that reactions so far seem to be focused on blame and punishment, and not on questioning.  So this newsletter is taking the Fifth until we come to a historic point of improved clarity.


Here to offer you some substance, are two photographs.


The first speaks for itself.



The second bears some explanation. It shows Rep. Andy Kim of New Jersey on his knees after hours cleaning up the mess left by rioters in the Rotunda, one of his favorite buildings. Kim worked 36 hours straight, fulfilling his legislative duties as well.  In 2018, he became the first Asian American to represent NJ in Congress.  Said he: “I feel blessed to have this opportunity as a son of immigrants to be able to serve in Congress. Democracy to me is this place of opportunity that is offering me a chance to do something extraordinary.”



Our only pronouncement this week is that operative word: opportunity.  Do all sectors of this society benefit from equal opportunity? Read the ifs.  


And for a hard headed take on the state of the State, read here.




REVOKE the Trumpeter’s family pardons now.


REMOVE the Trumpeter’s horn.


DONATE to Intercept white supremacist police project.


CENSURE violent extremism.

SUBSTITUTE housing for war and warfare.


IMPEACH the sorry SOB to insure he can’t touch his pension and millions in fringe benefits paid for by you the tax payer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

LET Cuba breathe.




Protesting farmers target India’s largest cell company and billionaire owner.

Indian farmers plan to march into New Delhi.


Mexican president AMLO thanks Cuba for sending doctors to fight pandemic.


China succeeds in erasing extreme poverty with jobs, houses, and cows.


AMLO wants to give Assange asylum


Mexico bans Roundup.


UN  experts condemn #45 pardon of Blackwater contractors as ‘affront to justice.’


UN human rights expert urges US to life sanctions that may ‘exacerbate the already dire humanitarian situation in Syria.’


Argentine Senate passes bill legalizing abortion.


UK MPs nominate S=Cuban doctors for Nobel peace prize.


EU stops recognizing Juan Guaidó as “interim president” of Venezuela.


France nixes $7 billion  liquefied natural gas  from Texas  because #45 regulations made it too dirty.


Russia offers its support to Venezuela’s new national assembly.


Vladimir Putin orders Russian  gov. to meet Paris climate goals


Iran issues Interpol notice for #45 and 48 other US officials in Soleimani killing.


Iraq demands US withdraw troops on Soleimani killing anniversary.


Bolivia govt. grants 20% of budget to health and education!


Myth of ‘exceptionalism’ shattered as globe expresses shock of ‘day of same for American “democracy.”’


Netherlands runaway commuter train overshoots elevated platform but is caught safely by large whale’s tail sculpture.


New House whistleblower rules send strong message.


House Dem demands criminal probe into #45 and his enablers.


Congress members demand #45 prosecution for election tampering.


Federal Judge blocks last-minute #45 attempt to wreck International Criminal Court citing ‘multitude of sins.’


Manhattan DA escalates #45 fnancial probe.


Morell with his dark past takes himself out of running for Biden’s CIA director.


Brennan Center announces introduction of H.R.1 “For the People” Act which provides automatic voter registration, public financing, redistricting reform, and ex-felon voting rights.


Taking stand against unsafe school conditions, 40% Chicago teachers and staff don’t report to schools as ordered.


Google workers say endless wait to unionize big tech is over. Promote solidarity, democracy and social and economic justice.


Minnesota changes way it teachers social studies, shifting discussion to Native American tribes and LGBTQ people formerly left out of discussion.


Top US admiral would ‘welcome’ Biden review of nuclear strategy.


The market says ‘no; to nuclear and ‘yes’ to renewables, according to the Russian International Affairs Council publication.


After pressure from dozens of grassroots organizations and thousands of anti-nuclear activists the Nuclear Regulatory Commission decided to withdraw its plan to allow very long-lasting waste to be stored at facilities not licensed for nuclear waste such as landfills.


Nuclear testing victory in Congress.


COVID pandemic keeps Lockheed from meeting F-35 delivery goals.


House passes rule package to ease passage of ambitious Biden plans, limit GOP poison pills.


Local Pennsylvania Debt Collective protests utility shutoffs during pandemic.


New York to pass nation ‘s strongest eviction ban.


Federal eviction moratorium extended (for the time being).


Sta. Cruz California activists groups earn one-week stay on evictions.


Lots of luck with that department: DC mayor calls in National Guard ahead of pro-Trump “protests” (riots, the Editor).


Youth activists ring in 2021 with renewed demand that world wake up to climate crisis.


Congress authorizes EPA to phase out hydrofluorocarbons.


Portland Maine climate activists mount utility strike.


PAYGO exemptions in House rules will help pave way for Green new Deal and Medicare for All progressive claim.


To combat hunger, organizations divert food waste to provide meals for people in need.


Massachusetts commits to have all new cars sold produce zero emissions by 2035.


Leaked documents from Exxon Mobile show plan to massively increase its emissions to 143 million tons of CO2 per year by 2015.


60% US coal fired power plants now slated for retirement.


Environment America delivers 14,000+ petitions to Chevron opposing Arctic National Wildlife Refuge drilling.


Conservation group to sue #45 officials and agency over delayed protections for 11 species.


Army Corps of Engineers deny proposed permit for Pebble Mine.


A case now on appeal in the Ninth Circuit mounted by the Animal Defense Fund and Seeding Sovereignty allege that the federal government policy of ignoring the climate crisis violates Americans’ right to be free because it is destroying our environment.


Heads will roll department: Probe demanded over capitol police standing aside for pro-#45 mob.


Hotel Harrington cancels Proud Boy reservations as pro-#45 fascists plan latest descent on DC.


Public Citizen announces lawsuit challenging USPS disruptions impacting Georgia’s two Senatorial run offs.


Youth activists help progressive win big in 2020 in Rhode Island.


Hunger strike over filthy conditions at three NJ county jails which operate as prisons-for profit.


Advocates call for medical parole to avoid ‘unintentional? death sentences as COVID ravages US prisons.


Protesters gather in D.C. in solidarity with Assange.


National Students for Justice in Palestine celebrates 10th anniversary.


Black Lives Matter DC demands city stop attacks by violent #45 supporters.


Black inmates begin 2021 with uprising in St. Louis “justice” center.


Led by Free Alabama Movement, Alabama prison workers are on strike.


In contrast to state and federal governments, Tribes mount organized responses to COVID.


Nearly 12,000 acres returned to Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.


National Museum of the American Latino finally becomes reality.


Family in sanctuary for nearly 850!!! days leaves church after ICE drops case.







Due to travel restrictions this year, the United States had to organize coups at home.


Headline: At last: has the US developed immunity to critical thinking?


Hurry: only 12 Trump #45 Mugs left – this is your final chance!