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  • Every Drop of Blood Drawn With the Lash Shall be Paid by Another Drawn With the Sword

    Ron Jcobs:  Robin Blackburn’s history of slavery, The Reckoning: From the Second Slavery to Abolition 1776-1888 … It is quite reasonable to argue that the enslavement of Africans and their descendants in the British colonies and the United States is the foundation of the US empire. … Read here …

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  • Watching Genocide

    Robert Fantina:  Most of us, when in school, learned at least something about the genocide of the Jews during the 1930s and 1940s. … But happen again it did, numerous times, since the latter part of the twentieth century. … Today, as this is being written, another genocide is taking place, and this one has…

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  • Darkness Is Collective and Cumulative; Its Negation Begins In Meditation

    Martin LeFevre:  A friend, sharing my feeling that man continues to plunge the planet and humanity toward the abyss, sent me a link he thought was helpful. It had the opposite effect. “Humanity is sloppily, awkwardly lumbering toward consciousness,” the author proclaims. As much as I would like to believe that as well, it simply…

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  • Nick Hanauer on How Corporate Propaganda Makes Us Fear Sensible Social Policy

    Corporate Bullshit, co-written with Joan Walsh and Donald Cohen, goes through numerous historical examples of corporate propaganda and trains readers to spot misleading and manipulative information in our own time…. The con … raising wages kills jobs … the truth, – the less we pay you, the more money we make, the bigger our executive…

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  • How Nations Could End Israeli Genocide: Stop the Weapons; Stop the Oil; Stop the Tech

    Marcy Winograd:  If the nations of the world–particularly the United States and the Arab countries–wanted to stop Israel’s slaughter, torture and ethnic cleansing in Gaza, they could do so tomorrow with suspension of oil, arms and technology imports and exports to Israel.  … Read here …

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  • America’s Origin Story Is a Myth

    Nick Estes discusses his book, Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance. … For most of US history, maintaining overwhelming white settlement to ensure indigenous dispossession was official policy. … Read here …

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  • Dialogue and the Human Condition

    Martin LeFevre:  In my 30’s I had the good fortune to dialogue with David Bohm, considered the founder of the global dialogue movement and a man Einstein called his “spiritual son.” Bohm was a brilliant, sensitive physicist and philosopher, but his intellect was unintentionally overpowering, so he wasn’t the best example of his own dialogue…

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  • “Democracies” Deny the Popular Will While Suppressing Protest and Dissent

    Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report:  The nations that brag the most about “democracy” routinely ignore the will of their people. Support for Israel’s war crimes in Gaza is but one example of this phenomenon. … Read here ..

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  • Negative Learning From a Rattlesnake

    Martin LeFevre:  Growing up in Michigan, I had both a fear and fascination for venomous snakes, though I’d never seen an eastern massasauga rattlesnake, Michigan’s only venomous snake. In California over the years I’ve had quite a few close encounters with two of the three species of rattlesnakes here. None were dangerous, though a lack…

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  • The NFL is an Abusive Workplace

    Alex Skopic:  As Super Bowl Sunday draws near, it’s important to remember the systemic labor issues that plague the nation’s most popular sport.  … First, there’s the turf issue. … 15 teams in the NFL that use artificial plastic turf—rather than grass—on their home fields … thus, more injuries … NFL players have a high…

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  • The Manipulated Past

    Lawrence Davidson:  There is a saying from George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, “Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past. … It is against this background that we can make sense of Israeli perceptions of Palestinians and the fact that “the vast majority of Israelis are convinced of the…

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  • 2024 The Year of the Dragon Forecast

    Raymond Lo: The Year of the Dragon, 2024, in the Hsia calendar, is symbolized by two Chinese characters – with Yang Wood sitting on top of Dragon which is Earth element. So it is a wood year on Heavenly Stem conquering Earth in Earthly branch … The Chinese calendar is on 60 years cycle which…

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  • The Mystery of Consciousness

    Martin LeFevre:  The mystery of consciousness is as old as there have been people conscious that they were conscious. However most people, including philosophers and scientists, don’t know what they mean by consciousness. That confusion is compounded when speculating on whether animals other than humans are conscious. The term consciousness can refer to anything from…

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  • Beyond the Hell of Paradise

    Martin LeFevre:  It’s been five years since a hellish wildfire burned down Paradise in less than a day. The conflagration killed 85 and incinerated more than 15,000 homes and businesses in the nearby mountain town. Though mostly rebuilt and only 20 minutes away, I hadn’t been through there in three years. The obvious signs of…

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  • Sick to Death: Unhealthy Food and Failed Technologies

    Colin Todhunter:  The world is experiencing a micronutrient food and health crisis. Micronutrient deficiency now affects billions of people. … The root of the crisis is due to an increased reliance on ultra processed foods (‘junk food’) and the way that modern food crops are grown… Read here …

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