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Robert Jensen : The Universe Is an Undifferentiated Whole

In his new “primer on critical thinking,” Arguing for Our Lives, Robert Jensen “connects abstract ideas with the everyday political and spiritual struggles of ordinary people.” Arguing for our lives: The universe is an undifferentiated whole The knowledge we humans … finish reading Robert Jensen : The Universe Is an Undifferentiated Whole

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Jay D. Jurie : Are We Colonized? A Response to Chris Hedges

Activist/journalist Chris Hedges speaks at Occupy Washington, DC, Freedom Plaza, Jan. 9, 2011. Photo by Scott Galindez / Occupy Washington, DC.‘Colonized by Corporations’:A Response to Chris Hedges Hedges says that corporations play the same role in the U.S. today that … finish reading Jay D. Jurie : Are We Colonized? A Response to Chris Hedges

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Richard Raznikov : The Privatization of Everything

Gobbling up the Commons. Cartoon by Ahmed Abdallah / 3arabawy.On the verge:The privatization of everything Does anyone have to ask what happens to law enforcement and the judicial system once the state agrees to keep private prisons at 90% of … finish reading Richard Raznikov : The Privatization of Everything

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Danny Schechter : The War Between Property Rights and Human Rights

The Social Contract of Jean-Jacques Rosseau: giving a moral claim to property rights. Image from SCIFlo Public Health.Remember Rousseau:Property rights and human rights are still at warBy Danny Schechter | The Rag Blog | February 1, 2012 The conflict between … finish reading Danny Schechter : The War Between Property Rights and Human Rights

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Lamar W. Hankins : Ayn Rand and the Sophistry of the Libertarians

Art from Salon.The sophistry of Ayn Rand libertarians The profiteers, using libertarian justifications, help corporations dominate American life to satisfy their quest for greater profits. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | November 29, 2011 In 1964, I … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Ayn Rand and the Sophistry of the Libertarians

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Robert Jensen : Angus Wright and the ‘Fire Next Time’

Angus Wright. Screen grab from Vimeo.The fire next time is now:Environmental historian Angus Wright’scall for a planetary patriotism By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / November 9, 2011 Angus Wright has a way of saying things we may not … finish reading Robert Jensen : Angus Wright and the ‘Fire Next Time’

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Robert Jensen : Nature Bats Last

“Celebrating Global Warming.” Art quilt by Laura Wasilowski / PAQA. Nature bats last: Notes on revolution and resistance, revelation and redemption By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / August 14, 2011 [An edited version of this essay was presented … finish reading Robert Jensen : Nature Bats Last

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Robert Jensen : The Power and Limits of Social Movements

Image from The Democracy Center.The power — and limits — of social movements Dissidents not only have to be willing to tell the truth about the delusions of the dominant culture, but make sure we don’t fall into delusions of … finish reading Robert Jensen : The Power and Limits of Social Movements

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David P. Hamilton : Nationalization and French Socialism

Socialist Francois Mitterrand was the fourth President of France, elected under the Fifth Republic, serving from 1981 until 1995. Image from agen-demain.fr.Letters from France V:Nationalization and French socialism It is in Western Europe where we see the most successful efforts … finish reading David P. Hamilton : Nationalization and French Socialism

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Glenn W. Smith : Conservative Lies About Human Nature

The “gloomy Hobbesian picture.” Graphic from Apollo.Gold.A dog-eat-dog world?Conservative lies about human nature By Glenn W. Smith / The Rag Blog / June 29, 2011 Since World War II, America’s elite policy makers have arranged and rearranged our political and … finish reading Glenn W. Smith : Conservative Lies About Human Nature

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David McReynolds : The View From Over the Hill

The hill (and beyond). Image from Financial Samurai.Do not be dismayed:The view from over the hill Even in defeat we are victorious, for we have given our lives a meaning others should envy. In struggling for something greater than ourselves, … finish reading David McReynolds : The View From Over the Hill

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Harry Tarq : Learning What to Think

Still from One Dimensional Man / Find All Video.Learning what to think:We need to challenge howmost people think about the world Ideological hegemony refers to the idea systems that ruling classes construct to create willing and pliant citizens in political … finish reading Harry Tarq : Learning What to Think

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