Moving toward two societies, one black, one white — separate and unequal

At the height of the Detroit rebellion, on July 28, 1967, President Johnson appointed a National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders to answer three basic questions about the riots: What happened? Why did it happen? What can be done to prevent it from happening again and again? Mounting civil unrest since 1965 had spawned riots …

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Grand Imperial Strategy: How the Council on Foreign Relations carefully planned the policies of modern-day imperialism

The basic principles of the imperial grand strategy trace back to the early days of the Second World War, and have been reiterated frequently since. Even before the U.S. entered the war, planners and analysts concluded that in the post-war world the U.S. would seek "to hold unquestioned power," acting to ensure the "limitation of …

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What We’ve Learned from WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks has brought to light a series of disturbing insinuations and startling truths in the last couple of  years, some earth-shattering, others simply confirmations of our darkest suspicions about the way the world works. Thanks to founder Julian Assange's legal situation in Sweden (and potentially the United States) as well as his media grandstanding, it …

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Pentagon study: ‘Irrational’ Nuclear Policy a Deterrent

I stumbled upon this interesting article and just had to share it. On March 1, 1998 CNN reported the following: WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States should maintain the threat of nuclear retaliation with an "irrational and vindictive" streak to intimidate would-be attackers such as Iraq, according to an internal military study made public Sunday. …

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58 Things We’ve Learned About the NSA

NSA bugged German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone from 2002 until 2013. BBC, October 27, 2013 NSA spent $652 million to implant spyware on tens of millions of computers. BBC, October 22, 2013 NSA collected more than 70 million French phone records in a single month. Washington Post, October 21, 2013 NSA hacked Mexican President …

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Drones: Terrifying Civilians, Empowering Militants – A statement by Fereak al-Muslimi

On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, the Senate held its first-ever public hearing on the U.S. secret drone program, 12 years after the United States launched its first deadly drone strike. By some estimates, more than 4,000 people have been killed in drone strikes since then. The Obama administration is facing criticism after it refused to …

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Rios Montt and Ronald Reagan

Given Ríos Montt's staunch anticommunism and ties to the United States, the Reagan administration continued to support the general and his regime, paying a visit to Guatemala City in December 1982.During a meeting with Ríos Montt on December 4, Reagan declared: "President Ríos Montt is a man of great personal integrity and commitment. ... I …

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