All War IS Local - by S. Brian Willson

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense [sic] than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr., “A Time To Break Silence,” April 4, 1967, Riverside Church, New York City

USA Election 2012: Continuity of the Oligarchs - by toni solo

Some History of Embassies and Asylum - by Bill Blum

"We pledge allegiance to the republic for which America stands and not to its empire for which it is now suffering." 1

Louis XVI needed a revolution, Napoleon needed two historic military defeats, the Spanish Empire in the New World needed multiple revolutions, the Russian Czar needed

American Democracy--The Funeral - (video)

Cool cartoon on voting - by Neal Obermeyer

Who could possibly be responsible?

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Link to source: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/photos/2012/aug/29/30395/

Assange: Swedish troops under US command in Afghanistan - (video)

Carter Center: Venezuelan electoral system is one of the most reliable in the world - Interview with Jennifer McCoy

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The Venezuelan electoral system is the most reliable in the world, because it can be audited and verified at every stage, said Jennifer McCoy, director of the Americas Program at the Carter Ce

Julian Assange's Speech at the Ecuadoran Embassy in London (video)

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Politics of the Unconscious - by Dmitry Orlov

 

Statists Sue The US Government - by Mark E. Smith

Here's a link to the article I'm going to comment on, an open letter from one of the plaintiffs suing the US government over NDAA. Please read the link before continuing:

Ship of Fools - by Ted Kaczynski (Newslink)

A short story written by the Unabomber in 1999 explaining why liberals who care deeply about inequality and other people, and who try to improve their own lives and the lives of others, aren't accomplishing anything. Well worth the 5 minutes to read.

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