We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore LappĂ©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Message to my readers regarding changes to My Recommendations: Weblogs/Websites (updated initially and frequently)

5/21/2022 update: I thought about recent changes regarding my emphasis on my list of "My Recommendations: Weblogs/Websites" and I decided to move it to the main page, from the right-hand side, to facilitate readers who view my website on their smartphones. Thus, I have moved it from the right-hand side of my website on the main page, and this will be my main work until further notice. After I work on "My Recommendations", I expect that (an expanded version) will change occasionally and only a little.  

The only exception will be that I added Global Research to my list of "My Recommendations" because I felt it worthwhile for those who don't have time to read other items on my list. Global Research, a Canadian website, is an aggregated website (def.) that offers current posts of items that they consider of special interest regarding fundamental issues of our time. This is one I can recommend--the only exception being that Prof. Michel Chossudovsky, who is the administrator of this website, is mistaken regarding the subject of abrupt climate destabilization ("climate change") which he, in the years past, considers as a "hoax". On this topic, which he posts very infrequently (especially since the recent and conservative IPCC reports were published) is sadly mistaken; but on other fundamental issues facing humanity, his selected posts are very worthwhile.


I can't vouch for every single post or re-post on these websites/weblogs. With over 12 years of online experience, I can recommend the following list because they offer insights on what the ruling class does to deceive us. In the future, I will keep the list updated by bringing new websites/weblogs especially with new fundamental crises which arise and are caused by the ruling transnational capitalist class of the de-facto US/British/Zionist Empire in their fascist pursuit of dominance over the entire world. And, I expect that I will drop a few. Although I don't know what kind of socialism the following websites/weblogs suggest, they are definitely anti-capitalist or independent (many are "independent" or refuse to advocate socialism because of harassment by capitalist authorities) in their orientation.


  • Edward Curtin - Behind the Curtain--Frequency: roughly once per two weeks.
  • Breakthrough News
  • CADTM--Eric Toussaint, a French socialist
  • Caitlin Johnstone, an Australian with her American husband, Tim Foley, also reading the script in the audio section of her article, but you may miss supporting examples, illustrations, etc.) She blogs almost daily.
  • Consent Factory, Inc. by an expat living in Berlin, and mostly satire. Frequency: roughly once per three weeks.
  • Covert Geopolitics Judging by its suffix "co", it is based in Columbia, but recently Pepe Escobar said that it, or a similar website (The Cradle), was based in Lebanon. Columbian expats currently living in Lebanon?
  • CovertAction Magazine
  • Dissident Voice 
  • EarthNewspaper 
  • In Gaza - and beyond (Eva Bartlett, a Canadian journalist)
  • Global Research (an aggregated website--recommended except on the issue of "climate change" which he addresses rarely since the recent IPCC reports were issued. Prof. Michel Chossudovsky, a Canadian and the administrator of the website, has, years ago, considered it as a "hoax". Many writers on his re-posts have at least socialist leanings.)
  • Global Times (Reputedly the views of the Communist Party of China.)
  • Guns and Butter (Bonnie Faulkner infrequently posts interviews of independent and top  thinkers for about an hour.)
  • Internationalist 360° (third world perspectives on world issues)
  • Media Lens A British left-wing weblog that has lately been publishing roughly once per month.

I don't know where the following list are on the question of whether they favor capitalism or socialism, but they write honestly from their independent point of view: 


  • Arctic News Frequency: roughly once per three weeks.
  • Craig Murray is a Scotsman and retired diplomat. Frequency: about once a week
  • John's Newsletter Frequency: about two times a week.
  • The Pulse, a Canadian website
  • The ExposĂ© A British website which has been covering the "covid" pandemic extensively. The only problem is that they consider "climate change" as nonsense. 
  • The New Atlas on Rumble--Brian Berletic, who I have followed many years. He is an ex-Marine who lives in Thailand with his family for nearly 20 years, and has also been published in New Eastern Outlook
  • Titanic Lifeboat Academy (Caren Black, a retired educator, runs an aggregated website and occasionally write articles herself.)

Other recommended websites that are honest and represent likely non-socialist or old-fashioned capitalism where finance capitalism replaces industrial capitalism (old-fashioned capitalism) plus private ownership of the economy in fewer hands. Under financial capitalism (neoliberalism), a society with a concentrated ruling class inevitably descends into neofascism:


  • A Son of the American Revolution--Larry Johnson is presently a historian at the College of William & Mary and was formerly employed at the CIA & State Department.
  • Children's Health Defense, founded by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
  • Children's Health Defense--Europe  
  • Consortium News  features posts and re-posts about relevant events.
  • Geopolitics & Empire on Odysee. The unnamed interviewer and former professor of history and residing in Mexico, interviews independent dissident thinkers for various lengths of time. Frequency: roughly twice a week.
  • Middle East Eye Based in London
  • Paul Craig Roberts, a former Asst. Secretary of the Treasure in the Reagan administration. Frequency: He take weekends and most holidays off.
  • Peak Prosperity Chris Martenson, who is administrator of this website, seems to be advocating "back to the land" by cutting most ties to city and government services. 
  • Reminiscence of the Future...--The founder of this weblog, Andrei Martyanov, is a Russian immigrant and a US citizen for over 20 years and is reputedly a Russian military expert. Recommended by Pepe Escobar.
  • The Ice Blog Frequency: about once per month. 
  • The Saker You can access Pepe Escobar's articles here as well as other articles of interest. Founded by Andrei Raevsky ("The Saker"), who is descended from White Russian immigrants (essentially capitalist armies who fought against Bolsheviks) and who, after the defeat of White Russian armies, immigrated to Europe and he eventually became a US citizen. Raevsky is the founder and administrator of the website. After receiving threats from governmental or corporate authorities, he moved his server to Iceland.
  • The Unz Review founded by Ron Unz, a retired physicist, who has a brilliant mind but limited by anti-Jewish attitudes which seem to be fading appropriately to targeting right-wing Jews or Zionists. And, he seems to be moving to the true left as he includes more articles by Pepe Escobar, who in my opinion, is the best journalist in the world. Unz's most important contribution has been uncovering the many mysteries of the "covid" pandemic. 
  • Wall Street on Parade founded by Pam Martens and Russ Martens who find lots of misdeeds regarding Wall Street. They blog almost daily except for weekends and holidays.
  • YouTube My subscriptions--I particularly like this selection in spite of YouTube's tendency to censor..