Confirmed: State Department Labels Human Rights as “Obstacles”

By now, we should all be familiar with the 1948 State Department memo written by Kennan which states: We should cease to talk about vague — and for the Far East — unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standards, and democratization. The day is not far off when we are …

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Refugees and the Presumption of Innocence

Hi, For many months now, we've all heard/read on TV and the Internet the notion that if we were to allow refugees into our societies, we would expose ourselves to terrorists who mask themselves as refugees. This sentiment is shared across multiple continents, but primarily by persons with a strong sense of nationalism. Let's remove …

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“The Problem is Civil Obedience” – Howard Zinn

Excerpt from the book "Voices of a People's History of the United States" by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove, Seven Stories Press, 2004 p483 Howard Zinn, "The Problem is Civil Obedience" (November 1970) I start from the supposition that the world is topsy-turvy, that things are all wrong, that the wrong people are in jail …

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The Kennan Memo – The Vague and Unreal Objectives of US Foreign Policy

George F. Kennan (February 16, 1904 – March 17, 2005) was an American adviser, diplomat, political scientist, and historian, best known as "the father of containment" and as a key figure in the emergence of the Cold War. He also served as US ambassador to the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. In others words, one hell of an influential …

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Celebrating the Revolution of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Civil rights leader, political activist, and one of the greatest orators in American history. There is so much to be said about Mr. King. We are taught in schools about his struggle in bringing an end to racial segregation and racial discrimination in America. We are all too familiar with his …

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