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Kafka Warned Us

By Dan Corjescu Source: CounterPunch Kafka’s The Trial can be read in retrospect as a prelude to the Twentieth/Twenty-First century. Although probably not written as prophecy, Kafka’s short unfinished book nevertheless provides a road map to the terrors of the current Surveillance … Continue reading

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Five Ways America Is Like a Third-World Country

By Nathan Wellman Source: U.S. Uncut The United States of America is possibly the wealthiest nation in the history of the world. However, many third-world countries actually surpass America in many of the most vital gauges for measuring human development. … Continue reading

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Punishment is Violent and Counterproductive

By Robert J. Burrowes Punishment is a popular pastime for humans. Parents punish children. Teachers punish students. Employers punish workers. Courts punish lawbreakers. People punish each other. Governments punish ‘enemies’. And, according to some, God punishes evildoers. What is ‘punishment’? … Continue reading

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#ACAB: Why the Institution of Policing Makes All Cops Bastards

By PM Beers Source: AntiMedia All cops are bastards because all cops, if ordered to, will enforce laws that oppress poor people. Many people would like to believe that there are good cops and bad cops. I’m going to explain … Continue reading

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Why ‘I Have Nothing to Hide’ Is the Wrong Way to Think About Surveillance

A common defense of mass surveillance used by apologists is “if you have nothing to hide, why worry?” Nevermind that there’s many things that are perfectly legal that we might not “hide” but choose not to reveal indiscriminately (ie. credit … Continue reading

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It’s the Law

Interesting commentary by James E. Miller, editor-in-chief of the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada. It connects recent current events in a logical narrative and offers a plausable explanation for the apparant wind-down of the war on (some) drugs. excerpt: … Continue reading

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