Dissent

The Impact of America’s Wars on Freedoms and Democracy at Home

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence greet military personnel during a visit to the Pentagon, July 20, 2017. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) While America has gone a century and a half without being “war-torn” in the conventional sense, the damage of war is not limited to that inflicted by …

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2018 Won’t be New or Happy, Either!

Photo by frankieleon | CC BY 2.0 Source: counterpunch December 29, 2017 by Louis Yako After a long reflection with a dear friend about some difficult events she had encountered in 2017, she ended with the typical statement, “let’s hope 2018 will be a better year.” I don’t know why this …

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Will There Be a Critical Mass Awakening Needed for World Change?

Source: New Paradigm By Paul A Philips Every so often the independent media claims that we as a race are undergoing a mass awakening. Then there have been further claims that if/when a certain critical mass number of awakened individuals is reached it will cause a shift in the collective …

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Live Free or Die: The Psychology of Rebellion & Dissent

Source: Waking Times October 12, 2017 Gary ‘Z’ McGee “I rebel—therefore we exist.” ~Albert Camus, The Rebel Dissent is a tricky subject. The need to rebel against atrocity is deeply ingrained in the human condition. Even if most of us don’t act on it, the impulse is still there, churning our guts …