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The Illusion of Democracy

The Illusion of Democracy

From people’s rule to a broken social contract It is ironic, considering democracy’s pitiful state worldwide that, in accordance to its etymology, it literally means “common people’s rule” or, more simply, “people’s power.” The English term democracy and the 14th-century French word democratie come from the Greek demokratia via the Latin democratia. The Greek radical [...]

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Gangster Capitalism: Hillary Clinton’s Push to Globalize Surveillance and Data Mining

Gangster Capitalism: Hillary Clinton’s Push to Globalize Surveillance and Data Mining

When a Clinton speaks, be it aspiring presidential candidate wife or former president husband, we know we are in for a bag packed with tricks. These serve to remind us that the unscrupulous “we the President” team are still a political force waiting to snatch power with insatiable lust. Dismiss and forget them at your [...]

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The US War Culture Has Come Home to Roost

The US War Culture Has Come Home to Roost

Police violence in the United States should not surprise anyone. In Ferguson, Missouri, we have witnessed the use against US citizens of Iraq-tested war technologies. On August 17, 2014, a police force using armored vehicles and military tactics fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at peaceful protesters who had been demanding justice against Darren [...]

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BRICS Bank: A Powerful Challenge to the IMF and the World Bank

BRICS Bank: A Powerful Challenge to the IMF and the World Bank

Breaking strangleholds of international finance can seem a near impossible task. The provision of finance to developing states, and sometimes developed states humbled by the markets, has tended to be a restricted affair. The BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have had their fair share of medicine in that regard. The Bretton [...]

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Sweden’s Politically Motivated Persecution of Wikileaks’ Assange

Sweden’s Politically Motivated Persecution of Wikileaks’ Assange

For more than two years, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been a de facto political prisoner, confined to the grounds of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Back in August 2010, a Swedish press exclusive with the emotionally charged word “rape,” in connection with Julian Assange’s name, spread rapidly across the world like a viral infection. [...]

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