Excerpts from Mother Teresa’s Dairy

One day I met a lady who was dying of cancer in a most terrible condition. And I told her, I say, “You know, this terrible pain is only the kiss of Jesus — a sign that you have come so close to Jesus on the cross that he can kiss you.” And she joinedContinue reading “Excerpts from Mother Teresa’s Dairy”

Pope Francis and General Videla

Pope Francis giving communion to General Videla, the leader of the fascist generals who ruled Argentina in the late 1970s (and disappeared more than 20,000).

Dirty Wars: Pope Francis’ Ties to Argentina’s Right-wing Junta

Democracy Now! reports this morning: While praised for his work with the poor, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio — now Pope Francis — has long been dogged by accusations of his role during Argentina’s military dictatorship. We speak to Horacio Verbitsky, a leading Argentine journalist who exposed Francis’ connection to the abduction of two Jesuit priests.Continue reading “Dirty Wars: Pope Francis’ Ties to Argentina’s Right-wing Junta”

Excommunicated Westboro Baptist Church member suggests Fred Phelps might be gay

by Joseph Patrick McCormick A former member of the adamantly homophobic Westboro Baptist Church, also know as the ‘God Hates Fags’ church, has spoken out about the church’s controversial leader, and said that she thought he could be gay. Lauren Drain, 27, became a member of the Westboro Baptist Church at age 15 when her father relocated her familyContinue reading “Excommunicated Westboro Baptist Church member suggests Fred Phelps might be gay”

V.I. Lenin on Religion

“Religion is the opium of the people—this dictum by Marx is the corner-stone of the whole Marxist outlook on religion. Marxism has always regarded all modern religions and churches, and each and every religious organisation, as instruments of bourgeois reaction that serve to defend exploitation and to befuddle the working class.” – V.I. Lenin, “TheContinue reading “V.I. Lenin on Religion”

Forever in Chains: The Tragic History of Congo

FRIDAY 28 JULY 2006 The most blighted nation on earth goes to the polls this weekend – more in hope than expectation that stability and peace might result. In Congo, mass suffering has been a way of life ever since the Belgian King Leopold enslaved millions in the 19th century. Paul Vallely traces the storyContinue reading “Forever in Chains: The Tragic History of Congo”

Game Over: Scans of Over 50 Ron Paul Newsletters

For a certain segment of the Ron Paul fanbase, no evidence of his disseminating hateful, paranoid material will ever be enough. Citing James Kirchick’s piece in The New Republic wasn’t sufficient, because Kirchick could have just been “making everything up.” Then, when I and others posted copies of “The Ron Paul Political Report Special IssueContinue reading “Game Over: Scans of Over 50 Ron Paul Newsletters”

Iran-Contra and the Religious Right

Oliver North worshipped in a charismatic Episcopal Church in Virginia called Church of the Apostles. It turn out to be one of those Shepherding churches, a cult movement within the charismatic movement. North’s pastor was Rev. Brian Cox, a National Coordinator of Sharing of Ministries Abroad (SOMA), a right-wing political orgainization in guise of ofContinue reading “Iran-Contra and the Religious Right”

Michael Parenti: Must We Adore Vaclav Havel?

From the Red Phoenix: No figure among the capitalist restorationists in the East has won more adulation from U.S. officials, media pundits, and academics than Vaclav Havel, a playwright who became the first president of post-Communist Czechoslovakia and later president of the Czech Republic. The many left-leaning people who also admire Havel seem to haveContinue reading “Michael Parenti: Must We Adore Vaclav Havel?”

The lynching of Gaddafi: Image of human sacrifice and return to barbarism

December 11, 2011 The war for “democracy” is the postmodern version of “holy war”, naturally sacred democratic character of its U.S. sponsor By: Jean-Claude Paye (pink-blindada.info) At the time of the dissemination of images of the lynching of Muammar Gaddafi, our leaders showed signs of a strange pleasure. “Strange Fruit” [1], such images immediately bringContinue reading “The lynching of Gaddafi: Image of human sacrifice and return to barbarism”

America’s Laziest Fascist

May 20, 2004 | Michael Savage doesn’t get out much. The hardcore conservative radio host of “The Savage Nation” has always been a relatively reclusive figure. He doesn’t do book tours or publicity stunts. He’s not exactly approachable either: He claims to carry a gun with him at all times, and he doesn’t like nosyContinue reading “America’s Laziest Fascist”