Janet Phelan

Is the US a Carefully Constructed “Mock-Up?”

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Those familiar with settings for Hollywood movies will recognize that there is a difference between façade and structure. In the case of celluloid, a “mock-up” may be used to simulate a structure, without, however its three-dimensional and…

The Management of Dissent: How to Destroy an ...

4534544While the West, and the United States in particular, has repeatedly voiced criticism over human rights abuses in other countries, the US’s own record in terms of detaining and incarcerating dissidents is now becoming conspicuous. In presenting…

Human Experimentation Rampant in the United S...

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In an article in the New Republic in December, 1998, former UNSCOM leader Scott Ritter decried Iraq’s chemical and biological weapons experiments on human subjects. Wrote Ritter, “We had received credible intelligence that 95 political prisoners…

Going Beyond the Obvious Horror: The Lessons ...

24306121779_a216294dd0_bIf you wonder how the US could be supporting Turkey that is waging a veritable war on its civil Kurdish population, maybe you should take a look at the way people are being treated in America first. Back in the mid-twentieth century…

The 2016 US Presidential Election: Produced f...

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Every four years, in an established display of political engagement, Americans line up on the right or the left and the game begins. Feelings that lay…

The End-State of Western Capitalism—People as...

anti-capitalism1America is proud of capitalism. Proud of the competition which has produced a dazzling array of inventions and consumer products. Any incursion resulting in government control of the “free market” is…

Falling from High Places

324323423What you have to understand, John, is that sometimes there are forces and events too big, too powerful, with so much at stake for other people or institutions, that you cannot do anything about them, no matter how evil or wrong they are and no matter how dedicated or sincere…

DoD’s Final Report on Anthrax Fiasco a Whitew...

3453453454Rather than examining why live anthrax was mailed to nearly 200 labs, worldwide, the United States Department of Defense “Committee for Comprehensive Review of DoD Laboratory Procedures, Processes, and Protocols Associated with Inactivating…

As Goes Syria, So Goes the World

86434442The US engagement in the Middle East has an unexplored impetus and if allowed to continue unchecked will have unexpected and world-changing consequences. The world has become inured to war. Since 2000, the US alone has launched over forty military…

The Anthrax Files: US Forces Conducted Multip...

1439625617_1The initial admission by the Department of Defense that one sample of  live anthrax was inadvertently sent to Osan Air Base in South Korea has now

First GMO Corn, then Frankenfish, and Now — G...

4564564564We knew it was coming to this. The GMO revolution wasn’t going to stop at our dinner table. But did we think it would happen so soon? The first week in December, delegates…

ISIS Now Alleged to Have Chemical Weapons—But...

45345345Following the ISIS attack in Paris, France, the US and its allies are making further and more dramatic claims concerning ISIS’s capability to strike with deadly force.  According to France, the US and others, ISIS is developing…


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