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Human Violence: Pervasive, Multi-dimensional and Extinction-threatening

By Robert J. Burrowes Violence is pervasive throughout human society and it has a vast range of manifestations. Moreover, some of these manifestations – particularly the threat of nuclear war (which might start regionally), the climate catastrophe and the ongoing … Continue reading

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The Pathocracy of the Deep State: Tyranny at the Hands of a Psychopathic Government

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “Politicians are more likely than people in the general population to be sociopaths. I think you would find no expert in the field of sociopathy/psychopathy/antisocial personality disorder who would dispute this… That … Continue reading

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How To Defeat The Empire

By Caitlin Johnstone Source: CaitlinJohnstone.com One of the biggest and most consistent challenges of my young career so far has been finding ways to talk about solutions to our predicament in a way that people will truly hear. I talk … Continue reading

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Rage Against the War Machine: An Interview with Peace Activist Cindy Sheehan

By Mnar Muhawesh Source: Mint Press News Some 2.7 billion dollars per day. That’s how much the U.S. government will spend next year to prop up the military and the more than 800 bases it maintains in over 70 countries. … Continue reading

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The Global Climate Movement is Failing: Why?

By Robert J. Burrowes It has been satisfying to note the significant response to two recent climate campaigns: the actions, including the recent Global Climate Strike, initiated by school students inspired by Greta Thunberg and the climate actions organized by … Continue reading

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The Struggle for Peace in Afghanistan: Is Community Engagement the Key?

By Robert J. Burrowes I have just read a superb book by Mark Isaacs, an Australian who has documented several years of effort by a group of incredibly committed young people in Afghanistan to build peace in that war-torn country … Continue reading

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Comparative Political Leadership: Gandhi vs. Contemporary Leaders

By Robert J. Burrowes On 2 October 2019, it will be the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mohandas K. Gandhi in Gujarat, India. I would like to reflect on the visionary leadership that Gandhi offered the world, briefly comparing … Continue reading

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“Be The Change You Wish To See In The World” - Misattributed, Misused, And Obscenely Underappreciated

By Caitlin Johnstone Source: CaitlinJohnstone.com Name a quote by Mahatma Gandhi. Odds are the first thing that jumps into your mind is the famous, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” It’s a good quote. It’s pithy … Continue reading

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