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The Fear Driving US Nuclear Strategy

By Robert J. Burrowes The United States Department of Defense released its latest ‘Nuclear Posture Review 2018’ (NPR) on 2 February, updating the last one issued in 2010 during the previous administration. See ‘Nuclear Posture Review 2018’. The Executive Summary … Continue reading

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Why Fear and Self-hatred Destroy Human Sharing and Solidarity

By Robert J. Burrowes As our world spirals deeper into an abyss from which it is becoming increasingly difficult to extricate ourselves, some very prominent activists have lamented the lack of human solidarity in the face of the ongoing genocide … Continue reading

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Human Anxiety in Late-Stage Capitalism

  By Phil Rockstroh Source: Consortium News A number of recent press articles, including an over 8,000-word feature piece in The New York Times have asked, to quote the Times’ headline, “Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?” … Continue reading

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Why are Police in the USA so Terrified?

Robert J. Burrowes In a recent incident in the United States, yet another unarmed man was shot dead by police after opening his front door in response to their knock. The police were going to serve an arrest warrant on … Continue reading

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Why are all those Racists so Terrified?

By Robert J. Burrowes Racism is not a new phenomenon and while it is an ongoing daily reality for vast numbers of people, it also often bursts from the shadows to remind us that just because we can keep ignoring … Continue reading

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You Cannot Trap the ‘Magic Rat’: Trump, Congress and Geopolitics

By Robert J. Burrowes A wonderful thing about observing and analyzing the human mind is that there is a seemingly infinite variety of phenomena to observe and analyze. I sometimes wonder if it is even remotely possible to master this subject … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to People with ‘Mental Health’ Issues

Robert J. Burrowes As ‘mental health’ issues gain more attention, sympathetic and otherwise, in a wide variety of contexts and countries around the world, the opportunity for inaccurate perceptions of what causes these issues, and how to treat them, are … Continue reading

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10 Life Lessons I Learned as a Psychiatric Nurse – and Patient

By Cortland Pfeffer Source: Wake Up World Over the past 25 years, I have been immersed in the mental health and addiction system as a patient, later as staff, as a Registered Nurse (RN), and eventually as a supervisor. My time … Continue reading

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