Whistleblowers and the law, NGOs and ‘democracy funding’, global spy networks, a history of government lies, control of media communication, and Netanyahu talking peace.
“The brown revolution was supposedly a stirring display of democratic independence protesting the vile corrupt autocrat Victor Yanukovych. Yet it was quickly hijacked, funded, and amplified by monies passed through the State Department to the NED to dozens of NGOs.”
“By taking the extraordinary step of going to the Supreme Court, the executive branch wants, by fiat, to be able to turn an unclassified but embarrassing disclosure today into a prohibited act tomorrow, and then use that to get rid of an employee.”
“Sadly, this seems be business as usual: lie to U.S. citizens to get them to support a war. Their subsequent disillusionment with the war does nothing to end it. And there is little evidence that this will change.”
“The special circumstances of war propaganda, of hidden and false information, have become the common, ordinary way to govern. To hide from the enemy, the people are kept in the dark. To spy on the enemy, the people lose their privacy.”
“The impediment to Snowden was one that private contractors with access to government information find – the protective loop is simply not there. Governments can effectively evade the internal restrictions placed on their employees via an outsourcing mechanism.”
“There he stands in his pin-striped suit, Israeli star embossed on the US flag pin, glistening in the podium lights, smiling delightedly as he mouths lie after lie to the delighted listeners, including some 400 Congress members.”
“No notice was ever taken of the missing documents, which prompted him to imagine that his work counted for nothing and that he was in fact the unwitting subject of a centuries-long study of bureaucratic behavior the objective of which was long forgotten.”
“A common response to this toxic mix of social and environmental dynamics is to look towards technological innovation to provide solutions. But according to the NASA report, relying on technology is an evasive way of maintaining business as usual.”
“Perhaps herein lies the ultimate potential of a Sharing Spring: firstly, to raise awareness of the need for economic sharing as a solution to critical global issues, and secondly, to realise the power that lies in the hands of ordinary people when that shared awareness is translated into a mass grassroots movement.”
Commodity logic and its relation to libido, repressed sexuality, gender roles and representations.
From suicide bombing and terrorism to civilian law, protest and symbolic forms of resistance.
An open issue covering a whole host of political, economic and cultural discussions.
Green-corporate links, resource shortages, nuclear power and the dicourse on energy issues.
“I think it’s very simple. If you want change you do it yourself. All progress historically has come from below.”