Chris Hedges: Stop Obeying, Start Resisting

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“Acts of resistance are moral acts. They take place because people of conscience understand the moral, rather than the practical, imperative of rebellion. They should be carried out not because they are effective, but because they are right.” – Chris Hedges, Death of the Liberal Class Obey. Consume. Do not inquire further. This is the mantra of many co-opted corporate news networks … Read More

“The Energy of Hate was Palpable” – Anti-Abortion Terror in Montana

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On March 3, a clinic that provides abortions in Montana was so severely vandalized that it has been forced to close down indefinitely. This took place against a backdrop of the most relentless escalation of abortion restrictions and clinic closures since the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalized abortion 41 years ago. Across the country, this right hangs by a thread. … Read More

Strike the Root of Injustice: Abby Martin’s Conscious Dissent Against War

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With the controversy surrounding the recent Ukrainian coup and Crimean incursion, the wheels of war are turning once again, churning up an old foe. If you listen closely, you can hear the sound of the Red Menace prop being roused from the warmonger’s hall of archives, dusted off and wheeled down the plush carpet of the military-media complex. The reanimation … Read More

From Squawk Box to CSPAN – Cutting Through the Beltway Bubble & Democracy Gap

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Failed ideas, infighting, and glimmers of hope. I found myself watching CNBC’s Squawk Box the other morning and an Ohio Republican named Ron Portman was on. He was being beamed in from the Russell Rotunda in Washington, with its columned grandeur and air of gravitas. What a lovely backdrop for the savaging of America. Portman is the Republican prototype. Innocent … Read More

Bhutan’s Missing Pillar of Happiness: The Truth

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On March 20, the world celebrated International Day of Happiness, a day initiated by the Kingdom of Bhutan at the United Nations in 2012. The small Himalayan country of about 730,000 people became famous for introducing to the world Gross National Happiness (GNH), a holistic development index that goes beyond the solely economic focus of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to … Read More

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