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Just Keep Blaming the 1% for Everything, Is Not Working

Saying that Activism is fragmented and lacks cohesion is an understatement. Despite plenty of engaged citizens, Activism is conflicted, competitive, and feels erratic. Of course, it's easier to keep blaming the 1% for everything.

 

In 2014, a renowned and awarded U.S. journalist said this about U.S. activism:

After worked hard in the anti-war movement in the US between 2002-2010, and having had direct involvement with several of the leading entities (names omitted), I’ve come to believe that the U.S. has become so fractured physically, psychologically, spiritually, intellectually, psychically, that there’s no way to have a coherent movement of any kind at this point."

 It takes courage to say that the problem lies in our own team, the 99%.

Indeed, it takes courage to shake up the complacency of traditional activism and tell organizations that their methods to organize are redundant, outdated, ultimately inefficient. It takes courage to say that there's no peace, because the biggest war, the most devastating conflict lies in our conflicted nature, and that Martin Luther King's call to "organize as efficiently as those who love war," remains unanswered. But if you consider the pattern of growth of Facebook pages, communities, organizations, petitions' sites and independent media, what transpires is competition. That's synonym with division, not unity. What wins is the affirmation of the self, not the bridging of differences, or the search for the glue that binds us into one collective mind.

As Howard Zinn's quote in the above image implies, repeace has been challenging the complacency of thousands of organizations, because it's time to stop blaming the 1% for lying, for being corrupted, oppressive and manipulative. That's what they do! It's time to look at our team and find a key to cohesion, able to transcend our conflicted individuality.

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Repeacing Fake Liberals sounds like this

A week after election results, we share a few thoughts by a friend who holds accountable the false progressives who have created plenty of violence before and after the elections. The truth is always hard to swallow. If this challenges some self proclaimed Liberals, then there must be a lot of truth in these words. It's okay to be angry, to understand where that anger comes from, to transform it in action by exposing the people who need to be confronted.

Quoted:

--"I'm angry at Hillary supporters. You treated us like s*it during the primaries. You were abusive, condescending, demeaning, and really ugly to Sanders supporters. You worked hard to delegitimize claims that the DNC wasn't running a fair primary process - what was glaringly obvious to many was dismissed as conspiracy theory. Yet every single thing we suspected turned out to be true - and then some. Meanwhile, in my own case, despite maintaining a civil and respectful approach during the primary, I was almost daily called really nasty names. Like "b*tch," "idiot," "AH," "c*nt," "child," "basement dweller," "loser," and more.

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Wikileaks Releases Kissinger Files, US Death Squads, Secret Bombing Wars, Assasinations

Published on Apr 8, 2013
 

Julian Assange and Wikileaks have just released a massive amount of documents showing the true US foreign policy during the cold war. It it can be found information about the secret bombing of Cambodia, death squads sent to south america as well as targeted assassinations including of leaders they didn't like.

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Europeans No Longer Believe Western Accusations Against Russia – Diplomat

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The West violates international law by plunging the world into chaos, Russia’s onetime envoy to Rome wrote in an article carried by an Italian magazine.

“Those who accuse Russia of annexing Crimea are destroying the rules of peaceful coexistence countries stuck to even during the Cold War era,” Felix Stanevsky wrote in his think piece, titled “Who breaks international law? Russia and wars of the West”, that appeared in the July 2, 2015 issue of Limes magazine.

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West ill at Ease as Russia Still Retains Its Global Power Status

Stanevsky mentioned the wars in Yugoslavia and Iraq and the breakup of Libya as examples of Washington’s aggressive policy.

By meddling in the internal affairs of Syria, European and North American countries also resorted to the use of force instead of trying to seek diplomatic solutions to regional problems as called for by international law, thus making war part of everyday Western reality, Stanevsky noted.

The United States has used military force ten times over the past 25 years, and it does not look like this practice is going to end anytime soon, the ex-envoy wrote, adding that examples of Western noncompliance with internationally-recognized norms of peaceful coexistence are too many to ignore.

“Given all these breaches of international law that have been going on for so long, who can really believe all these Western accusations against Russia regarding Crimea and Donbass?”

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Dark Money Under Fire as Election 2016 Heats Up

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New report shows that 2016 contenders relying on Super PACS "like never before." (Photo: Frank Franklin III/ AP)

Published on Saturday, June 13, 2015 in Common Dreams by Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Despite her own relationship with big-money donors, Clinton says she will work to undo Citizens United "if necessary"

While Democratic candidates are lining up to denounce the huge influence that dark money is having on politics in the U.S., a new report says that 2016 presidential candidates are relying on such secret contributions "like never before."

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