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Three Books by James Porteous

Welcome to the BOOKS page for the author, photographer, singer-songwriter, and writer James Porteous Porteous worked for over 20 years as a digital librarian and archivist in Toronto…

The Pesky Twists and Turns of Proxy Wars

War is always hell, but even more so if you are ‘in charge’ of moving a multitude of chess pieces, all designed to work in your favour. by…

Our Violence Begets Violence

“Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.” By James Porteous Photo: ©UNICEF/ Almahbashi….

Do we have the media we deserve?

The ‘media’ is always telling us not to trust the media. Isn’t it time we started to listen to them? By James Porteous 14 May 2022 | James…

UPDATE: Why We All Should Mark the Passing of Shireen Abu Akleh

The murder of Shireen Abu Akleh is a horrid, despicable snapshot of the relentless, manufactured violence that has become part of our daily lives. By James Porteous UPDATE:…

The Wars for Oil: When you Live by the Sword…

Putin, Biden and Zelenskyy are all actors in the latest installment of the massive, inhumane pissing match universally known as The War for Oil 28 March 2022 |…

Backstory: A Short History of Faces

Faces: Kenney Jones | Ronnie Wood  |Ian McLagan  | Rod Stewart | Ronnie Lane | Say no more The Faces perform in Detroit, Michigan, September 6, 1972. Faces were an English…

The Fan that Would Not Stop

No one listens anymore. I said no one listens anymore. To anything. Hell, you won’t even bother to read this tale of woe about no one listening anymore….

Backstory: Why is modern ‘war coverage’ so confusing?

We trace the path from actual ‘war correspondents’ to our rather odd, antiseptic, human-interest version of ‘war.’ Photo: Screenshot: Opening Night of Shock and Awe – CNN 16…

The Julian Assange Extraordinary Rendition Tour

The Julian Assange Extraordinary Rendition Tour plane ticket is now expected to be formally sent to UK Home Secretary Priti Patel to approve -or deny Photo: Julian Assange Photo:…

Opinion: As the ‘Ukraine Crisis’ Replaces ‘Covid Hysteria,’ What Now?

No, this is not a critique on whether or not covid-19 is ‘real’ or ‘deadly.’ But questions do remain regarding the level of hysteria that we have been…

This is the New Normal. Corporations are in charge of the Next Wave

After almost two years of government incompetence and mayhem, the corporations are telling us what the new normal will look like. It is here. Now. We should listen….

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