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Holding The Question
Martin LeFevre: What most activists who still believe an adequate political response to the ecological crisis is still possible donít understand is that the scale and all-inclusiveness of the challenge require radical change within as well as without... The indispensably first change is not in governments or the global economic system, but in consciousness, beginning within each serious individual...
Sep 17, 2014, 3:51pm

Commentary
The Anti-Empire Report #132 - Published September 16th, 2014
William Blum: "Ever since serious protest broke out in Ukraine in February the Western mainstream media, particularly in the United States, has seriously downplayed the fact that the usual suspects - the US/European Union/NATO triumvirate - have been on the same side as the neo-Nazis...
Sep 16, 2014, 4:47pm

Meditations
Donít Build a Self, Negate the Self
Martin LeFevre: ďLook beneath the facade of seamless well-adjustment, and what you often find are toxic levels of fear, anxiety, and depression, of emptiness and aimlessness and isolation.Ē ... That riveting line is from an essay in the New Republic, ostensibly about the young people in American colleges adapting to a dead culture. Of course, it applies even more to the vast majority of adults here as well.
Sep 15, 2014, 2:57pm

Commentary
Captive Labor - The Black Hole of the American Injustice System
David S. D'Amato: "Subjected to militarized police forces that treat their neighborhoods as occupied war zones, members of these vulnerable groups are routinely harassed, stopped and frisked, watched and arrested without cause. They are made criminals, sent to prison to languish or perform slave labor.... Clarence Darrow believed the criminal justice system should strive to make a victim whole and to reform the lawbreaker, not to subject the criminal to savagery and vengeance...
Sep 15, 2014, 12:43pm

Meditations
Playing At War
Martin LeFevre: Letís be clear: the fight against terrorism is not a war and never will be. War is a complete breakdown of civilization, a senseless, bloody conflict between relatively equal opponents. War is the highest expression of manís bottomless stupidity. The only reason for using the terminology of war is propaganda arising from the need for an enemy, an Ďotherí that can be defeated... The escalation of fear, rhetoric and militarism is playing right into the hands of evil. ..
Sep 13, 2014, 5:46pm

Blogosphere
A Paradigm for Peace
David Swanson: "Raise your hand if you weren't surprised when fancy films of beheadings resulted in bombings?... Keep your hand up if you weren't shocked when bombings resulted in more brutality and beheadings?... Is it possible we need a radically different way of thinking about how to solve violence?...
Sep 13, 2014, 10:24am

Commentary
Oh, Ye Masters of War: Marking 9/11 Again With A New Dragon To Slay
Danny Schechter: "So, after the next ritualistic 911-eve speech to the nation, US bombers will be back in the air "degrading" ISIS and any civilians who happen to be too close for comfort. That old "bomb them back into the stone age" strategy that failed in Vietnam, failed in Afghanistan, and failed in Iraq as "Shock And Awe" is back because the Pentagon doesn't know what else to do...
Sep 12, 2014, 12:15pm

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NATO Loses Ukraine
Margaret Kimberley: "The United States and NATO attack on the Russian Federation has failed. The Ukrainians who refused to accept the legitimacy of the West's puppet government emerged victorious on the battlefield... The horrible truth is that for the United States and its allies, war is peace. They will continue fanning the flames until they crush the rest of the world or ignite a war they don't really want... Visit Website ]
Sep 11, 2014, 2:06pm

Commentary
Fighting for a Fair Wage - Don't Settle For Less: $15 Now!
Shamus Cooke: "Momentum is still growing for a $15 minimum wage... The hidden power behind the $15 demand is the unpredictable dynamic it creates. When non-activist working people are suddenly activated on a national scale, the seeds of a social movement begin to sprout... In the same way that people are demanding dignity and justice in Ferguson, the $15 minimum galvanizes previously inactive segments of the population...
Sep 11, 2014, 1:59pm

Links
Cover-Up of Slaughter at Attica Prison Continues Decades Later
"September 9 marks the 43rd Anniversary of the start of the Prisoner Rebellion at Attica, located upstate in western New York. After four days of negotiating, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller ended what appeared to be productive sessions by ordering 1,000 National Guardsmen, prison guards, and state and local police to storm the facility, resulting nearly 40 people killed, the vast majority of whom were incarcerated... Visit Website ]
Sep 11, 2014, 1:40pm

Commentary
An Unlearned Lesson from 9/11 - More of the Same
"It has been shown almost ad infinitum that following the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to cite only the most important ones, that the climate of worldwide violence has increased substantially, and shows no signs of diminishing.... The "war on terror" has not defeated it but brought more terror to the world.
Sep 10, 2014, 12:17pm

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Corporations Screw Everybody
"Before Reagan came to Washington, corporations knew they had a responsibility to a number of groups. They had a responsibility to their workers, to their community, to their customers, to the institution of the company itself and to the stockholders....then... his administration changed tax laws and rules, to turn CEOs more into shareholders than employees... All of a sudden, CEO's were getting huge chunks of their salaries not from regular payroll, but from stock options with a lower tax rate...
Sep 10, 2014, 12:01pm

Commentary
US Extreme Poverty on the Rise - Life on $2 a Day
"A fast-growing group of people in the United States, households with children, are living on $2.00 or less per person per day... In a study for the National Poverty Center, H. Luke Shaefer of the University of Michigan and Kathryn Edin of Harvard University applied the World Bank metric to the US for the first time to show that in mid-2011 and based on cash income, about 1.65 million households, with 3.5 million children, lived in extreme poverty...
Sep 9, 2014, 12:02pm

Articles
Whose consumption is killing the planet?
"The stereotype is that we're all responsible for climate change, but this lets the real culprits--corporations and the wealthy elite--off the hook.... Any solution to climate change will require a sane, democratic and planned economy that stops making cheap shit people don't need, that ends wars, that radically curbs waste and pollution, and that transforms all the other things keeping energy and transportation demands so high...
Sep 9, 2014, 11:16am

Meditations
The Anarchy of Nations
Martin LeFevre: The more President Obama and other heads of nations talk about preserving the international order, the more you know it is history. The question is: Can existing paradigms and institutions halt the spiral of disorder in the world, or is a completely new response required at all levels?... Itís human nature to avoid change as long as it can be avoided, but human history indicates that when peoples' backs are against the wall they do change. By that measure, and though it sounds strange, things have gotten so bad that may be on verge of a breakthrough...
Sep 8, 2014, 4:33pm


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