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4 Theses on Depression and Radical Praxis

By Sophie Monk and Joni Cohen Source: The Fifth Column Depression is political. As mental health service funding is steadily cut and suicide and substance abuse statistics rise, it is becoming increasingly obvious that depression is a condition of the … Continue reading

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Nonviolent Action: Why and How it Works

Nonviolent action is extremely powerful. Unfortunately, however, activists do not always understand why nonviolence is so powerful and they design ‘direct actions’ that are virtually powerless. I would like to start by posing two questions. Why is nonviolent action so … Continue reading

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A Nonviolent Strategy to Liberate Syria

Editor’s note: While we do not completely agree with the author’s analysis of factors leading to the strife in Syria, we share his desire for greater peace, freedom and stability in the region. By Robert J. Burrowes In early 2011, as … Continue reading

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Resistance is Fertile: The Art of Having No Masters

By Gary ‘Z’ McGee Source: Waking Times “You don’t become completely free by just avoiding being a slave; you also need to avoid becoming a master.” ~Naseem Nicholas Taleb In the midst of a hyper-violent culture blinded by the statist … Continue reading

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Gandhi: ‘My life is my message’

  Robert J. Burrowes As most of the world ignores or hypocritically celebrates the 147th birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on the International Day of Nonviolence on 2 October, some of us will quietly acknowledge his life by continuing to … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the People of Brazil

By Robert J. Burrowes As I read of the latest coup in Brazil, once again removing a democratically elected leader from power, my anger surged. Not again! However, as I see and read about the ongoing massive protests, as well … Continue reading

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Lament for Humanity: A 50 Year Reflection

By Robert J. Burrowes Source: RINF Deeply affected by the death of my two uncles in World War II, on 1 July 1966, the 24th anniversary of the USS Sturgeon sinking of the Japanese prisoner-of-war ship Montevideo Maru which killed … Continue reading

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Why Ajamu Baraka? Why Vice President? And Why the Green Party?

What does the Green Party nomination of longtime Black Agenda Report contributing editor Ajamu Baraka for Vice President mean for the Green Party and the 2016 presidential election?  Is he just a black face on the ticket, or is it … Continue reading

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