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The United States of America’s Doll House: A Vast Tapestry of Lies and Illusions

By Edward Curtin Source: Behind the Curtain This is an updated and revised version of the full cover-story that appeared in the important publication, garrison: The Journal of History and Deep Politics, Issue 003.  Issue 004 is due out this … Continue reading

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Jacques Ellul: A Prophet for Our Tech-Saturated Times

Read his works to understand how we’ve been caught in technology’s nightmarish hold. By Andrew Nikiforuk Source: The Tyee By now you have probably read about the so-called “tech backlash.” Facebook and other social media have undermined what’s left of … Continue reading

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Reviving the Spirit of Existential Rebellion in a World of Propaganda, Lies, and Self Deception

By Edward Curtin Source: Dissident Voice Search for nothing anymore, nothing except truth. Be very still and try to get at the truth. And the first question to ask yourself is: How great a liar am I? — D. H. … Continue reading

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Snow, Death, and the Bewildered Herd

By Edward Curtin Source: Behind the Curtain Few people at this hour – and I refer to the time before the breaking out of this most grim war, which is coming to birth so strangely, as if it did not … Continue reading

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Something Is Happening

By William Hawes Source: Gods & Radicals SOMETHING IS HAPPENING HERE, but you don’t know what it is: Do you? No one knows, really, as this something is still evolving. As we look back to 2016, though, it is abundantly … Continue reading

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I Participate

By Jonathan Bessette Source: Adbusters Recall that you’re sitting in a rapid transit vehicle, carried along the sky-line above cement highways, paved in homage to the Romans, who designed a system of militarized paths stretching everywhere, causing everything to lead … Continue reading

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The Crisis of the Now: Distracted and Diverted from the Ever-Encroaching Police State

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby talk, when, in short, a … Continue reading

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Catching Up With the Unabomber. When Does the End Justify the Means?

By Brian Whitney Source: Disinfo.com The Unabomber, known as Ted Kaczynski, was not a fan of technology. To expose the world to his anti-technology philosophy, from the years 1978 to 1995, Kaczynski sent 16 bombs to universities and airlines, killing … Continue reading

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