We’re on the Darknet now!

Need to access our website anonymously? Do you live in an authoritarian country or feel threatened by mass surveillance? Look no further, we're on the darknet! Those following our Facebook page know we recently tested the release of a Tor Hidden Service version of the Thought Foundry Blog. It looks very different from the WordPress …

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Why Every Activist Should Use a VPN/Tor and Oppose Mass Surveillance

In terms of cyber-security, activists tend to be the most vulnerable to attack both in the sense of their likelihood to be targeted by  governments and mass surveillance programs, and in regards to the notoriously weak cyber-security measures they as individuals, and as a community take. In 2017 when the Senate voted to make it …

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Using Mao’s own Quotes Against Him

I saw this old video of Chinese youth rallying and chanting denunciations of “Khrushchevite revisionism”. Naturally this would excite any self-proclaimed Maoist. But then you remember the old saying, “What makes it possible for a totalitarian or any other dictatorship to rule is that people are not informed; how can you have an opinion if …

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Historical Justice For The Crimes of a People’s Ancestors. To What Degree it Justice?

It is fun to joke about a Native American president deporting all Caucasians back to Europe, and this would be a form of 'total historical justice' for the Native American people, but are a people innately responsible for the crimes of their ancestors? No, but they are responsible for whatever injustice the present generation imposes …

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“Turn To Him The Other Cheek Also” An Essay on Liberation Theology

We are all familiar with the following Bible verse about turning the other cheek: "But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you. If anyone hits you on one cheek, let him hit the other one …

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Democratic Centralism: Great Under Capitalism, Not So Great Under Socialism

  Democratic centralism as a tactic is crucial to modern socialist and communist parties under capitalism. During periods where the strength of capital is unfettered, it is a crucial organizational tool for the working class. Its effectiveness is self-evident when compared to parties that do not utilize this method of organization. It is capable of …

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America Only Has A Criminal ‘Injustice’ System

America does not have a criminal justice system, it has a criminal injustice system. It does not 'rehabilitate' people. On the contrary, it turns decent people convicted of petty or one-time crimes into actual criminals. 4/5ths of those 'rehabilitated' return to prison. It denies female prisoners the most basic of feminine hygiene products and punishes …

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