"Sen. Bernie Sanders said Friday that the U.S. Senate must swiftly respond to the right-wing Supreme Court's 'outrageous and reactionary' decision to overturn Roe v. Wade by eliminating the legislative filibuster and codifying abortion rights into federal law.
'Six Supreme Court justices, including some who in their nomination hearings called the case 'important precedent,' today did exactly what the American people did not want and overturned Roe v. Wade,' Sanders (I-Vt.) said in a statement. 'This decision cannot be allowed to stand.'
'If Republicans can end the filibuster to install right-wing judges to overturn Roe v. Wade, Democrats can and must end the filibuster, codify Roe v. Wade, and make abortion legal and safe,' the senator added, referring to the Senate GOP's elimination of the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees in 2017, a move that paved the way for three of the right-wing justices who voted to end the constitutional right to abortion."
-->Bernie's words hardly ever make it into the mainstream media. He is right, of course. But the corporate controlled Democratic Party and the mainstream media want to use the issue in the next election. Why try to fix it now?
"An unidentified male motorist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa intentionally rammed into several women on Friday night as abortion rights defenders peacefully protested the right-wing U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade. ...
The driver of a Ford truck maneuvered around multiple cars at a red light and drove through the tail end of a group of demonstrators who were crossing a street downtown, running over one woman's ankle and sending her to the hospital, witnesses told HuffPost. 'He tried to murder them,' said Lyz Lenz, a local journalist and witness to the attack. 'These women see him coming and a bunch of people put their hands out to stop him. And he just keeps going.' ...
Although the Cedar Rapids police reportedly interviewed the driver Friday night, no arrests were made. Iowa is one of three states that have enacted laws shielding motorists who run over protestors from liability under certain circumstances."
-->Yes, it comes to this in a fascist state. The police aiding vigilantes committing violence against demonstrators. With its head in the sand like always, the NYT didn't cover this story.
"Noam Chomsky told us that it 'should be clear that the (Russian) invasion of Ukraine has no (moral) justification.' He compared it to the US invasion of Iraq, seeing it as an example of 'supreme international crime.' With this moral question settled, Chomsky believes that the main 'background' of this war, a factor that is missing in mainstream media coverage, is 'NATO expansion.'
'This is not just my opinion,' said Chomsky, 'it is the opinion of every high-level US official in the diplomatic services who has any familiarity with Russia and Eastern Europe. This goes back to George Kennan and, in the 1990s, Reagan's ambassador Jack Matlock, including the current director of the CIA; in fact, just everybody who knows anything has been warning Washington that it is reckless and provocative to ignore Russia's very clear and explicit red lines. That goes way before (Vladimir) Putin, it has nothing to do with him; (Mikhail) Gorbachev, all said the same thing. Ukraine and Georgia cannot join NATO, this is the geostrategic heartland of Russia.' ...
'Starting in 2014, after the Maidan uprising, the United States began openly, not secretly, moving to integrate Ukraine into the NATO military command, sending heavy armaments and joining military exercises, military training and it was not a secret. They boasted about it,' Chomsky said."
-->Do you see why the NYT doesn't print much that Chomsky says? In three short paragraphs he exposes the US empire and its decades of militarization and aggression. Read some Chomsky to save yourself from NPR and the New York Times. If the war in Ukraine brings the end of human civilization, then NATO expansion will be the fuse.