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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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Do you feel helpless in a world of perpetual war?

Don’t! Instead, resist. Come together and help us claim humanity’s right to power. Those pitting us against one another can only do so with our cooperation. Take it back! Learn the myths power uses to keep us divided, and how

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Posted in Democracy, Freedom of speech, Perpetual war

Making Force Synonymous with Violence

One of the mistakes people make about nonviolent conflict is confusing it with passive resistance. Where the latter is an approach to life that shuns the use of force in any form, the former attempts to win a conflict by

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Posted in Democracy, Freedom of speech, Social justice, U. S. Empire

It’s not ALL about an informed public

What happens when most people prefer the lie? Or the system has been structured so they have no time or energy left to question what they’ve been told after meeting their family’s survival needs? Or the academy tasked with providing

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Posted in Corporate media, Democracy, Freedom of speech, U. S. Empire

The terrorist label and academic cowardice

I returned to college spring of 2002, six months after 9/11. I considered the opportunity, at my age and with my background, a miracle. The honor and gratitude I felt fueled an almost maniacal effort to excel in every class.

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Creating an informed public: Thank you Edward J. Snowden!

Two years ago Snowden changed the game by exposing the degree to which factions in our government have abused their powers and obliterated any idea that we, the people, have any say in how we are governed. With this knowledge

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Posted in Democracy, Freedom of speech, Global politics, Social justice, Terrorism, U. S. Empire

Behind the Media’s Assault on Seymour Hersh

Article is here. One purpose of The Boétie Legacy, and a World in Peril was to provide people informed fiction that helps to break down some of the myths about war being used to maintain the status quo. The degree

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Norman Finkelstein: Charlie Hebdo Is Sadism, Not Satire

Read the article here. (For those of you on the home page, you have to open the whole post for the link to show.) I don’t agree with Finkelstein’s comment about not having sympathy for the Charlie Hebdo staff. It

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