Category Archives: Human Rights

2017 Human Rights Report, 704 pp

2017 Human Rights Report, 704 pp by Human Rights Watch https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/world_report_download/wr2017-web.pdf The Dangerous Rise of Populism Global Attacks on Human Rights Values By Kenneth Roth, Executive Director Human rights exist to protect people from government abuse and neglect. Rights limit … Continue reading

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Video: Noam Chomsky: The Alien Perspective on Humanity, 51 min

Video: Noam Chomsky: The Alien Perspective on Humanity, 51 min Albert Einstein said we must have world government or we’re finished. The UN was undermined by the US and nationalism. We had half of the world’s wealth; manufacturing quadrupled after … Continue reading

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Democracy and the Social State by Franz Segbers

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/10/433278.shtml Finance capitalism and Citizens United have turned life, language, and democracy upside down as the $150 million given by Wall Street to Hillary Clinton falls under the rubric “social engagement.” With these theses, Franz Segbers emphasizes the social state … Continue reading

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Video: “The Secret Government” (1987)

Video: “The Secret Government” (1987) by Bill Moyers “The Secret Government is an interlocking network of official functionaries, spies, mercenaries, ex-generals, profiteers and superpatriots, who, for a variety of motives, operate outside the legitimate institutions of government. ” https://youtu.be/28K2CO-khdY?t=619 The … Continue reading

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Bertolt Brecht Testifies Before the House Un-American Activities Committee (1947), 2 min

Bertolt Brecht Testifies Before the House Un-American Activities Committee (1947) from openculture.com who gives us 725 free movies http://www.openculture.com/2012/11/bertolt_brecht_testifies_before_the_h… German poet, playwright, and theoretician, Bertolt Brecht—author of such famous works as The Threepenny Opera (1928) and Mother Courage and Her … Continue reading

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From the Constitutional State to the Security State

From the Constitutional State to the Security State by Giorgio Agamben, April 2016 in Luxemburg 1/2016 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/04/432130.shtml The state of emergency is that arrangement by which totalitarian powers were established in Europe. Hitler’s first official act after his nomination (to … Continue reading

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VIDEO: What “Orwellian” Really Means

VIDEO: What “Orwellian” Really Means by Noah Tavlin, Oct 5, 2014 http://www.openculture.com/2015/10/what-orwellian-really-means-an-animated-lesson-about-the-use-abuse-of-the-term.html https://youtu.be/oe64p-QzhNE?t=331 In all of our minds, the word “Orwellian” conjures up a certain kind of setting: a vast, fixed bureaucracy; a dead-eyed public forced into gray, uniform living … Continue reading

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Video: The 99% – Occupy Everywhere, 1 hr

Enjoy this 2013 video! Tax cuts for the rich and social cuts for the poor. Wealth isn’t trickling down; poverty gushes up. The US has been under-investing in housing and the infrastructure. We go to war for profit, wasteful wars … Continue reading

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Thy Kingdom Come by Friedrich Schorlemmer

Thy Kingdom Come by Friedrich Schorlemmer http://www.oocities.org/marc_batko/thykingdom.html Friedrich Schorlemmer was born in 1944 in Wittenburg. Since the beginning of the seventies, he was engaged in the peace- and environmental movements of the DDR (east Germany). From 1970 to 1978, Schorlemmer … Continue reading

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