European Police Congress Calls For Banning of Tor! Democracy Dies in Darkness!

According to the German news source Heise, the European Police Congress (the largest conference for internal security in the European Union) recently called for the banning of the darknet (Tor) in "liberal democratic states". This should, as I will explain, terrify practically anyone who claims to want a free and democratic society. According to DeepDotWeb: …

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The Small Increase In US Military Budget Between 2015 and 2019 Alone Was Enough To Abolish World Hunger AND Homelessness in The US

Another horrifying statistic: The incremental increase in the US military budget from 2015 to 2019 was enough to abolish world hunger AND homelessness in the United States! Donald Trump, the US President, has increased the current military budget of the United States to 686 billion dollars annually. That's $686,074,048,000. So often today when the social …

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To “Break up” Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple? No! To Democratize Them? Yes! A Reply To Elizabeth Warren

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has, in true Keynesian spirit, recently unveiled her plan to "break up" the big tech monopolies of Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple, among others. The critics are accusing Warren of socialism, but in fact, this policy misses the mark entirely and is anything but socialist in nature. The socialists here …

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An Open Letter To The Cuban People On The New Constitution

Originally I intended to post this much sooner in opposition to passing the new constitution on the grounds that it legalizes private property. It is much too late now though, as the constitution has already been passed. The spirit of the letter today can be interpreted as a plea for an alternative both to the …

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The Need For The People To Invoke Their Right To Amend or Rewrite The Constitution

"Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them, like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment. I knew that age well: I belonged to it, and …

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Thoughts On “The Media” and “Fake News”

At the dawn of 2019, what can we really say about "the media"? It is a thing that, like "the people", often embodies a meaningless abstraction to be used or abused as the powers that be see fit. But "the media" is a real, tangible, complicated thing just as "the people" consists of countless individuals …

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Don’t Let Rojava Become Another Yemen! Contact Your Representatives To Defend Our Kurdish Allies!

  Trump’s announcement of his plan to withdraw US troops from Syria has struck terror into the hearts of the Kurdish people of Northern Syria. It is genocide they fear-- not from ISIS but from Turkey. The Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (Rojava) is a staple of democracy in the Middle East. It is however …

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