Noam Chomsky on the resurgence of authoritarian politics

via Truthout by C.J. Polychroniou July 25, 2018 *******************************************************************

Following the end of World War II, liberal democracy began to flourish in most countries in the Western world, and its institutions and values were aspired to by movements and individuals under authoritarian and oppressive regimes. However, with the rise of neoliberalism, both the institutions […]

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Trump: “America is responsible for Russian aggression”

Ok kiddies…this stopped being strange long ago…

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https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-russia-putin_us_5b4e59b5e4b0de86f487b9dd

Gaslighting explained

A talented writer sends a letter to Amlo

by Denise Dresser (2-Jul-2018) -translated from original Spanish – Jul 5th, 2018 by rp *************************************************** Mr. President, I write you these lines, seated at my desk, with a thumb stained by indelible ink, with mixed feelings. Hope and anxiety. Joy and fear. Joy for what we decided to leave behind and worry about what […]

In Memoriam, by George Monbiot

In Memoriam

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 29th June 2018

As our wildlife and ecosystems collapse, remembering is a radical act.

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It felt as disorientating as forgetting my pin number. I stared at the caterpillar, unable to attach a name to it. I don’t think my mental powers are fading: I still […]