Making the connections to stop gun violence

Read more here: https://socialistworker.org/2018/03/23/making-the-connections-to-stop-gun-violence On Saturday, March 24, hundreds of thousands of people will gather in Washington, D.C. and cities across the country for the March for Our Lives. The demonstration, inspired by the courageous response of students in Parkland, Florida, after the February 14 school massacre, will be a … Continue reading

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The Mind-Benders: How to Harvest Facebook Data, Brainwash Voters, and Swing Elections

Click here to read more: https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/03/23/the-mind-benders-how-to-harvest-facebook-data-brainwash-voters-and-swing-elections/ by Roberto J. González Photo by paz.ca | CC BY 2.0 In the days and weeks following the 2016 presidential elections, reports surfaced about how a small British political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica, might have played a pivotal role in Donald Trump’s surprise victory. … Continue reading

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Maintaining Our Morale against Seemingly Insurmountable Odds

https://crimethinc.com/2018/03/22/we-fight-because-we-like-it-maintaining-our-morale-against-seemingly-insurmountable-odds Last week, comrades published Conflictual Wisdom, “Revolutionary Introspection towards the Preservation of the Anarchist Individual & Community.” In this collection, longtime anarchists reflect on how to maintain longevity while confronting seemingly invincible adversaries. Here, we present a refined version of one of the anonymous contributions, exploring how to understand … Continue reading

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Futurist David Wood on Transcending Politics: A Better Politics is Beckoning Us Forward singularityweblog.com

https://www.singularityweblog.com/transcending-politics/  “There’s no escape: the journey to a healthier society inevitably involves politics.” This is how well-known futurist David Wood starts his most recent book Transcending Politics: A Technoprogressive Roadmap to a Comprehensively Better Future. And so I thought I’d bring him back on Singularity.FM to share with us how exactly is it … Continue reading

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Antifa and Leftists Organize Mutual Aid and Rescue Networks in Houston

“It’s been a hell of a few days,” says Andrew Cobb, whose house in Houston’s Fifth Ward was spared the brunt of Hurricane Harvey’s flood waters. His decentralized, grassroots relief effort called the “West Street Response Team” started with a simple scouting mission to a nearby flood plain across Highway … Continue reading

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Texas Prisoners Are Facing Horrid Conditions After Hurricane Harvey & Retaliation for Reporting Them

As Florida braces for Hurricane Irma, we look at conditions in Texas prisons since Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast two weeks ago with a historic downpour that lasted several days and caused massive flooding. Prisoners were not evacuated from either the federal prison or three Texas prisons in the … Continue reading

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The Red Cross Won’t Save Houston. Texas Residents Are Launching Community Relief Efforts Instead

Hurricane Harvey has sparked comparisons to Hurricane Katrina, which hit New Orleans 12 years ago yesterday. The devastating storm killed more than 1,800 people and forced more than 1 million people to evacuate. Both the government and major aid agencies like the Red Cross were widely criticized for failing to … Continue reading

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Talk Nation Radio: Dave Webb on Keeping Weapons and Nuclear Power Out of Space

Written by davidswanson Tag: Peace and War, Talk Nation Radio https://soundcloud.com/davidcnswanson/talk-nation-radio-dave-webb-on-keeping-weapons-and-nuclear-power-out-of-space Dave Webb is a member of the World Beyond War Coordinating Committee and chair of the UK Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), and well as Vice President of the International Peace Bureau (IPB) and the Convenor of the Global … Continue reading

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Technological Unemployment and the Search for Meaning: Should we retreat from reality?

By John Danaher http://philosophicaldisquisitions.blogspot.com/2016/11/technological-unemployment-and-search.html One of the slides from my talk showing various books on the topic of technological unemployment [Note: what follows is, roughly, the text of a keynote talk that I delivered at the W-Jax conference in Munich on the 8th November 2016 — an evening that will now … Continue reading

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