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The Secret to Effective Nonviolent Resistance

Is there anything in the world more important for our future than learning how to solve acute conflicts without killing others, destroying our countries, and devastating the planet?   The Secret to Effective Nonviolent Resistance

Posted in Democracy, nonviolent conflict

“A little help from my friends”…before I piss some of you off?

I understood the outrage against Bush (I was there…), and I understand the same now against Trump. But I still cannot understand how those same people supported Obama (much less HRC)? Someone in this equation is suffering from a huge

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Posted in 2016 election, U. S. Empire

Please consider:

Don’t let your feelings of horror over a Trump presidency or your enthusiasm for his demise to lead us into an even worse situation. “cheering for the CIA and its shadowy allies to unilaterally subvert the U.S. election and impose

Posted in Deep state, Democracy, Global politics

Here Be Dragons

In context of the current world it seems the greater concern is not how a fascist, crook, and abuser (sorry for the redundancy) got to the presidency and what he’ll try to do with it, but rather who is attempting

Posted in Democracy, Global politics, nonviolent conflict

Choosing the lesser evil, also known as politics over principle or placing the lesser before the greater, has resulted in our choices today.

From John W. Whitehead’s article: “Mark my words: no matter who wins this election, the predators of the police state will continue to wreak havoc on our freedoms, our communities, and our lives. After all, police officers are still shooting

Posted in 2016 election, Uncategorized

What does it say…

… about a people who are more worried about being embarrassed around the world by a person like Trump than being complicit in the overthrow of democratically elected governments, the devastation of entire countries, the wholesale slaughter of millions of

Posted in 2016 election, Perpetual war, Uncategorized

Reflection on 9/11

Fifteen years ago I woke in Delta Junction, Alaska, to witness the horror unfolding on the television.   I didn’t buy the story then, and I don’t now.   Three months later for various reasons I ended up in Eugene,

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Posted in 2016 election, Global politics, Perpetual war, U. S. Empire

The irony of the world today…

…for those people still willing to use the term “conspiracy theory” to discredit others – even after all of the revelations brought forth by Manning, Assange, Snowden, and the Panama Papers – maybe understanding for whom your working for will

Posted in conspiracy theory, Democracy, Uncategorized

Bob reading at Spoken Word, Cuenca Ecuador

Posted in Democracy, Ecuador, nonviolent conflict, Perpetual war, Robert A. Kezer

On that of which isn’t being spoken…

Are there really any topics in this election more critical yet less spoken of than our provoking a war with Russia?   From the article: “We Need To Distance Ourselves From NATO If We Want To Avoid War,” by Leif

Posted in 2016 election, Russia
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