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Democracy Is Dead

Democracy Is Dead

From the west to the east, and the south to the north of our global horizon, it is the same tableau: the horrendous killing fields of disaster capitalism where its cohorts of 18-wheelers, heavy road machinery and police patrol cars roam the landscape continuously and are turning us and the better principles of our humanity [...]

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Donald Trump: Caligula of the Lowest Common Denominator Empire?

Donald Trump: Caligula of the Lowest Common Denominator Empire?

In appearance the US election campaign extravaganza is heating up. Latinos in New Mexico recently protested violently against a Trump rally, at times some, including the networks, implied that the United States could descend into a modern day civil war opposing pretty much the old south and its racist Confederate  ideology to the rest of [...]

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If Bernie Sanders Is Real, He Will Run as an Independent

If Bernie Sanders Is Real, He Will Run as an Independent

As of late I have not been particularly kind to Senator Sanders‘ ability or even intentions to truly fight for what desperately must be done to salvage a vague sense that democracy is not a complete illusion in the United States of America. Early on, when he threw his hat into the election circus ring, we [...]

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EU’s Police State of Exclusion and Fear

EU’s Police State of Exclusion and Fear

Two bombs in Brussels shook Belgium and the rest of  Europe to the core. The event was a nightmarish flash back to the Paris attacks of November, 2015. In both cases, locally born and recruited elements of Daesh (ISIS) did the unthinkable. In Europe, just as elsewhere worldwide, security has overwhelmed the discourse. Some, from [...]

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Will Turkey Be Kicked Out of NATO?

Will Turkey Be Kicked Out of NATO?

The shooting of the Russian jet fighter by the Turkish air force was, unquestionably, a provocation. So far Russia has shown restraint and has avoided escalation by not retaliating militarily. A Russian military retaliation would have allowed the use of NATO‘s charter article five, which stipulates that if any member is attacked, all members are [...]

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