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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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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 NOT nonviolent conflict:

Do you remember Saturday, 15 February 2003? Humanity came together across more than 600 cities in the largest protest the world has ever known to stop the war on Iraq. But that, my friends, was NOT nonviolent conflict. We applied

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Posted in Democracy, Global politics, nonviolent conflict, People Power, Civil Resistance, and Social Transformation, Robert A. Kezer

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

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