A friend asked me, not in a hostile way, why I posted so much about international politics & not so much about US politics. That great big bloated US military budget & 1,000 US military bases are what link US working people inextricably to everyone else around the world. They’re cutting back on food stamps, Medicaid & Medicare, education, health care, affordable housing to pay for those bombs & weapons killing other people.

There’s also that matter of “an injury to one is an injury to all.” And aside from all that, why should human beings restrict their humanity to artificial national borders? As Rohingya human rights activist Mohammed Imran said: “Above all I am a human being….This world is a home for us & we are all members of same family.”