Articles by Roger D. Harris

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Moore’s Planet of the Humans – More Misanthropic than Malthus
Roger D. Harris – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jul 2020

Planet of the Humans is produced and promoted by Michael Moore and is free online. The underlying message of the movie, critiquing the green energy movement, is about the existential threat of human overpopulation. “Without seeing a major die-off in population, there is no turning back,” is anthropologist Steven Churchill’s gloomy prognostication.

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Blaming the COVID-19 Pandemic on Too Many Humans–A Critique of Overpopulation Ideology
Roger D. Harris – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jun 2020

28 May 2020 – A world gripped by a deadly virus has precipitated a deluge of punditry claiming to have found the primal cause of the pandemic. Anthony Judge, writing in Transcend Media Service, claims to have tapped into “the collective subconscious” to blame what he calls overpopulation. How well does this claim hold up?

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Baby Boomers for Biden Recant Left Legacy
Roger D. Harris – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 May 2020

Former members of the leading Vietnam War-era peace organization in the US, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), recently circulated an open letter warning today’s young activists to – as the adage goes – do as I say and not as I did. Back in the ‘60s and ‘70s, these former leaders led the way in opposing the ravages of US imperialism and exposing what they called the “death culture.” Today, they are admonishing the new generation not to follow in their footsteps, but to go all out for what they call the “capitalist democrat” Joe Biden.

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Trump and Biden Trade Hit Pieces – Distinctions without a Difference
Roger D. Harris – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 May 2020

25 Apr 2020 – This season’s sequel to the Game of Thrones features reality TV star and current occupant of the Oval Office versus the former Senator from MBNA and two-term VP. The narrower the distinctions between Democrats and Republicans, the more vociferous they get in inflating those distinctions, as if a distinction were really a difference.

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Bernie Sanders Tests the Limits of the US Political System
Roger D. Harris – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Apr 2020

The Great Gray Hope has bowed out of the presidential primary race, leaving tottering Joe Biden as the last Democrat standing. What Bernie Sanders accomplished electorally was remarkable, revealing both how far a progressive can venture and the limits proscribing further advancement to the left within the Democratic Party.

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Solidarity in a Time of Pandemic as USA Capitalizes on Disaster
Roger D. Harris – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Apr 2020

13 Apr 2020 – What we are seeing is not social distancing but people coming together… while maintaining the prescribed 6-foot physical distancing. Our enforced physical isolation has paradoxically awakened a deeper appreciation of our commonality and mutual dependence, echoed by the response of nations other than the US.

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Beyond Chutzpah: US Charges Venezuela with Narco-Terrorism
Roger D. Harris – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Apr 2020

According to the parable, the ungrateful son takes out a life insurance policy on his parents, murders them to collect, and is caught and found guilty. At his sentencing, the judge asks if he has anything to say on his behalf. The son replies: “Have mercy upon me because I am an orphan.” That’s chutzpah. US Attorney General Barr’s indictments on March 26 against the government of Venezuela for narco-terrorism go beyond chutzpah.

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Venezuela Embassy Protectors on Trial
Roger D. Harris – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Mar 2020

29 Feb 2020 – US Government Suppresses Information on Illegal Regime Change Activities

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Trump, Racism, and Fascism – More than Just Personality Disorders
Roger D. Harris – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Feb 2020

Trump has been reprehensible in pandering to white racism. But the Republicans have no monopoly on this franchise. We should remember the legacy of Jim Crow and Dixiecrat Democrats in high office including six US senators and two Supreme Court justices who were members of the Ku Klux Klan. FDR, arguably the most liberal US president and a Democrat, force relocated and incarcerated in concentration camps 120,000 Japanese Americans, including orphaned children and people with as little as 1/16th Japanese ancestry.

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The Imminent Threat of Trump and the Value of Progressive Third Parties
Roger D. Harris – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Feb 2020

29 Jan 2020 – As predictable as death and taxes is the quadrennial injunction from liberals for progressive third parties to cease and desist. Trump is the hook; the Dems are the bait. Don’t swallow it and get reeled in by the two-party duopoly. A better world is possible.

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Now Three Years into the Reign of Trump, What’s Left? Class Trumps Partisan Differences
Roger D. Harris – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Jan 2020

22 Jan 2020 – The campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard, and before them Occupy, point to a popular insurgency. Mass protests of the dispossessed are rocking France, India, Colombia, Chile, and perhaps here soon.

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Sierra Club Takes a Commendable Turn on Population, Climate Change, and Inequality
Roger D. Harris – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Nov 2019

6 Nov 2019 – The Sierra Club–long a retrograde proponent of saving the planet by driving a Tesla, eating wild caught salmon, and voting blue–took positive environmental leadership with their end of the year issue of the Sierra magazine. Stating it is “time to fix the population fixation,” they examine the interactions of population, climate change, and inequality.

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‘The Management of Savagery’: Greater Middle East Project of Chaos
Roger D. Harris – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Oct 2019

19 Oct 2019 – Max Blumenthal’s ‘The Management of Savagery’ provides a cogent explanation for the US wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Libya, and Syria with Iran on the to-do list. Savagery reads like a real-life whodunit tracing the shadowy back channels of the CIA, FBI, DIA, and NSA piping jihadists around the greater Middle East to create chaos only to find their assets turning against them. Besides being well written, the analysis of the maturation of the neoliberal imperial project by the world’s sole remaining superpower illuminates the current bi-partisan consensus for militarism.

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Why Trump Is Facing Impeachment
Roger D. Harris – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Oct 2019

There are higher callings than merely winning the presidency for good servants of the empire. But would Trump have been so compliant? Maybe not. So, impeachment is in order to either chasten him to faithful obedience or get rid of him.

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On the Road to Damascus: International Conference in Syria on Sanctions and Its Blowback
Roger D. Harris – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Sep 2019

20 Sep 2019 – Security-wise, it was a lot easier to get into the presidential palace to meet with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad than it is to take a commuter plane from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The president individually greeted each one of us as we entered. He thanked a German delegate for his country’s acceptance of Syrian refugees.

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Venezuela Building Socialism in the Midst of a War: Report from the Left Forum
Roger D. Harris – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jul 2019

5 Jul 2019 – The U.S. is currently unilaterally sanctioning not only Venezuela but also some 30 other countries. The increasing danger of major power confrontation and consequently of world war urgently calls for building a unified movement against militarism, because only a peace movement within the U.S. can overcome this war mongering.

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Reading Reuters between the Lines: Why the US Puppet President of Venezuela Is Toast
Roger D. Harris – MintPress News, 8 Jul 2019

4 Jul 2019 – A critical reading between the lines of a Reuters article confirms that Washington has failed to cobble together a united opposition in Venezuela that is popular enough to win in the polls, likely signaling the end for Juan Guaidó.

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Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution in the Crosshairs of US Imperialism
Roger D. Harris – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jun 2019

7 Jun 2019 – Hugo Chávez was elected president and initiated what has become known as the Bolivarian Revolution, which has inspired the peoples of the world while engendering the enmity of both the US imperialists and the Venezuelan elites. This article explores the contributions, shortcomings, and lessons of the Bolivarian Revolution’s two decades, in the context of the US regime-change efforts from its inception to current attempts by the US to install the unelected Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s president.

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Venezuela: Amnesty International in Service of Empire
Roger D. Harris – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 May 2019

18 May 2019 – AI fails to put its claims against the Maduro government in the context of a concerted regime-change campaign. The US is waging an illegal war against Venezuela and AI’s broadside leaves out this inconvenient fact, even omitting any mention of sanctions. This is not the first time AI has shown an imperial bias as it has regarding US-backed regime-change projects in Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Nicaragua.

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