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Complicity In Our Own Demise

When a population can be led into focusing most of their concern on progressive domestic issues while turning a blind eye to their own complicity in oppressing others through their country’s foreign policy, the door opens for those with no

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The Eerie Silence Surrounding the Assange Case

Transparency, and our willingness to fight for it, is the only spear humanity has to pierce the heart of the beast consuming our world. The Eerie Silence Surrounding the Assange Case “They have not won, not yet, and they have

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Karma’s kicking our American ass…

Martin Luther King, Jr., taught that racial oppression in our country was inseparable from our war on Vietnam, and that those people oppressed in our country could not hope for relief as long as they were part of the greater

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“Most of the World is Just Collapsing in Laughter”

My friends, if you have to take a side, choose humanity. Otherwise you’re probably being played the chump. From Chomsky, for those still able to communicate beyond 140 characters… “Here’s what it says basically: It says we have to maintain

Posted in Democracy

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

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

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

The lesser evil?

  So my friends, when our country’s a smoldering nuclear wasteland and we’re all existing wherever it is we go after this brief time on planet, how’s it going to feel knowing that you, one of those privileged US citizens,

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