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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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Selected Articles: Martin Luther King’s Struggle: 50 Years Later

If, in the late sixties, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said: “No one who has any concern for the integrity and life of America today can ignore the present war [Vietnam]”. Then today’s version would be: No one fighting for

Posted in Global politics, nonviolent conflict, Perpetual war, Social justice

On Police Killing Citizens:

The primary difference between police in a free and democratic society and security forces supporting an oppressive dictatorship (aka, police state):   Police in a democratic society accept that the rights and lives of the citizens they serve have to

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This is what keeps me in the game…

First paragraph from an upcoming book on nonviolent conflict. “What if we had a way to counter oppression, and win, without using violence to do so? A way to engage conflict with as much expectation of success as if we

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The problem is not police terror against Blacks…

Or Hispanics. Or Native Americans. And when we define the issue in these terms (such as Black Lives Matter) we are playing into the hands of power…it’s just another way to keep us pitted against one another as the status

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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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Freedom or the Slaughterhouse? The American Police State from A to Z

Freedom or the Slaughterhouse? By John W. Whitehead “Who needs direct repression when one can convince the chicken to walk freely into the slaughterhouse?”—Philosopher Slavoj Žižek July 15, 2015 “Information Clearing House” – Despite the best efforts of some to

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Time to end the war on drugs

The war on drugs and for-profit prisons are two primary reasons the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Decriminalize and treat drug abuse as a social issue, not criminal offence. Greenwald: What Portugal Can Teach Us About

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Now over 500 killed by cops in 2015!

From, The Boétie Legacy, and a World in Peril: “The police are supposed to be public servants whose most important duty is to protect the safety of the citizens, even at risk of injury or death to themselves. But today

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Land of the free?

Below are two articles on the prison system in the U.S. We are not only the incarceration capital of the world, but now evidence seems to show that privatizing the prison system is resulting in longer terms. And, like, we

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People Power, Civil Resistance, and Social Transformation: An Introduction to Nonviolent Conflict
The Boétie Legacy, and a World in Peril
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