Category Archives: Authoritarianism

America’s Descent Into Despotism: Finding Our Source of Power Within

By Nozomi Hayase Source: The Indicter The United States is in a major upheaval. Trump’s cabinet shake-up moves the country into an alarming direction. From the nomination of torturer Gina Haspel as the head of the Central Intelligence Agency to … Continue reading

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Challenges for Resolving Complex Conflicts

By Robert J. Burrowes While conflict theories and resolution processes advanced dramatically during the second half of the 20th century, particularly thanks to the important work of several key scholars such as Professor Johan Galtung – see ‘Conflict Transformation by … Continue reading

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Mass Deception and the Prelude to World War

By Colin Todhunter Source: Defend Democracy Press In Libya, NATO bombed a path to Tripoli to help its proxy forces on the ground oust Gaddafi. Tens of thousands lost their lives and that country’s social fabric and infrastructure now lies … Continue reading

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Whose Dystopia Is It Anyway?

Reason writers debate which fictional dystopia best predicted our current moment. By Mike Riggs, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Todd Krainin, Nick Gillespie, Jesse Walker, Robby Soave, Eric Boehm, Christian Britschgi, Peter Suderman & Brian Doherty Source: Reason With social media platforms seemingly … Continue reading

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Enough Is Enough: If You Really Want to Save Lives, Take Aim at Government Violence

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “It is often the case that police shootings, incidents where law enforcement officers pull the trigger on civilians, are left out of the conversation on gun violence. But a police officer shooting … Continue reading

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American Public Troubled by ‘Deep State’

By John V. Walsh Source: ConsortiumNews.com “Public Troubled by Deep State” is the headline that the Monmouth University Polling Institute tags to its recent poll.  Acknowledging that polling about the term “Deep State” is problematic because “few Americans (13%) are … Continue reading

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According to the Father of Propaganda an Invisible Government Controls Our Minds with a Thought Prison

By Sigmund Fraud Source: Waking Times “Who are the men who without our realizing it, give us our ideas, tell us whom to admire and whom to despise, what to believe about the ownership of public utilities, about the tariff, … Continue reading

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The Simulacra Democracy

By John Steppling Source: CounterPunch … a nation in which 87 percent of eighteen- to twenty-four year olds (according to a 2002 National Geographic Society/Roper Poll survey) cannot locate Iran or Iraq on a world map and 11 percent cannot … Continue reading

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