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Don't Tread on Me

A humiliating comparison of us to old Britain

Most American believe that our system provides better guarantees of liberty and protection from tyrannical government. History shatters that illusion.

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END THE WAR IN IRAN

Vital but lost history: how we overthrew Iran’s democracy

Summary: As Trump prepares to wreck the deal with Iran, let’s remember our first engagement with Iran — when we helped overthrow their democracy. We have forgotten about this; they have not. Remembering is the first step to learning. Excerpt from “A Prize from Fairyland“ By Andrew Bacevich. London Review of Books, 2 November 2017. Review …

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Mosul

Remember that the fires we lite in Iraq still burn. Look and learn.

Summary:  America led the invasion and occupation of Iraq, overthrowing a secular regime for what became a mostly Islamic theocratic state. It began in March 2003. Iraq is still burning. The news media seldom remind of the the chaos we created. The fighting Mosul is a vivid dot in the long war we irresponsibly ignited. …

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Famine in Africa

Governments weaponize famine. See it working in these 4 nations.

Summary: Brutal famine has four nations in its grip, deliberate results of their governments’ policies. While we wreck the Middle East, spreading jihadist movements, they get a pass (unless we help them). This is a powerful article with horrific news. “The Nazis Used It, We Use It“ Alex de Waal on the return of famine …

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A map of global neoliberalism

How neoliberalism and globalization created the populist revolt in the West

Summary: Here is an excerpt from one of the most powerful explanations I have seen for the role neoliberalism and globalization as drivers of populism in the West. Our political future cannot be seen without understanding this. {First of two articles today.} Here is one of the most illuminating essays I have read in a …

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