blue-flag-thumb2_50x50Our side's flag is a thin, airlight blue, drifting almost unseen against the sky. Our military march is a meadowlark's song among the dandelions. --Ken Kesey, The Real War
 

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  • The End of Employment | John Michael Greer

    April 16, 2014 (Archdruid Report) -- Nothing is easier, as the Long Descent begins to pick up speed around us, than giving in to despair -- and nothing is more pointless. Those of us who are alive today are faced with the hugely demanding task of coping with the consequences of industrial civilization’s decline and fall, and saving as many as possible of the best achievements of the last few cent...

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  • Privatization Is A Ramp For Corruption and Insouciance Is a Ramp for War | Paul Craig Roberts

    The New York Times has acquired a new Judith Miller April 16, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- Libertarian ideology favors privatization. However, in practice privatization is usually very different in result than libertarian ideology postulates. Almost always, privatization becomes a way for well-connected private interests to loot both the public purse and the general welfare. Most privatizations...

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  • Blue Bloc Tactics (Occupy This Book Excerpt) | Mickey Z.

    Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. -- World News Trust April 15, 2014 (To follow is an edited excerpt from Occupy this Book: Mickey Z. on Activism , which can be ordered here .) Each of us can believe what we wish to believe about the notorious “Black Bloc,” but even if the most sensational media stories are true (and they're not), such behavior would pale in comparison with that of the gangs in b...

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  • Gimme Shelter | Philip A. Farruggio

    Philip A. Farruggio -- World News Trust April 3, 2014 “Ooh well the storm is threatening, my very life’s at stake. Gimme gimme shelter before I fade away… “ Such go the words of the Rolling Stones, circa 1969. Has anything changed since then? Well, according to writer David Dayen in his fine recent article in Salon.com , yes, things are spiraling downward for us working stiffs in Amerika. Dayen r...

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  • All This and World War, Too? | James Howard Kunstler

    James Howard Kunstler -- World News Trust April 14, 2014 The situation in Ukraine hotted up this weekend and threatens to blow this morning with the Kiev government affecting to send “anti-terrorist” troops into the eastern cities where ethnic Russians seized buildings. (In the olden times of Europe, they had witches and devils. Now, thanks to our example, they have “terrorists.”) While this impe...

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  • Washington Drives The World To War | Paul Craig Roberts

    April 14, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- The CIA director was sent to Kiev to launch a military suppression of the Russian separatists in the eastern and southern portions of Ukraine, former Russian territories for the most part that were foolishly attached to the Ukraine in the early years of Soviet rule. Washington’s plan to grab Ukraine overlooked that the Russian and Russian-speaking parts of...

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  • BOOKS: From Cheerleader to Enemy of the State | William T. Hathaway

    From the Book Radical Peace: People Refusing War, By William T. Hathaway Radical Peace is a collection of reports from antiwar activists, the true stories of their efforts to change our warrior culture. World News Trust April 4, 2014 From Cheerleader to Enemy of the State The long, flouncy curls from Judy Davis's cheerleader days are gone. Her straight blonde hair is now cut short. Large blue eye...

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  • The Four Industrial Revolutions | John Michael Greer

    April 9, 2014 (Archdruid Report) -- Last week’s post on the vacuous catchphrases that so often substitute for thought in today’s America referenced only a few examples of the species under discussion. It might someday be educational, or at least entertaining, to write a sequel to H.L. Mencken’s The American Credo , bringing his choice collection of thoughtstoppers up to date with the latest fashi...

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  • Is the US or the World Coming to an End? | Paul Craig Roberts

    It will be one or the other April 9, 2014 (PaulCraigRoberts.org) -- 2014 is shaping up as a year of reckoning for the United States. Two pressures are building on the U.S. dollar. One pressure comes from the Federal Reserve’s declining ability to rig the price of gold as Western gold supplies shrivel and market knowledge of the Fed’s illegal price rigging spreads. The evidence of massive amounts ...

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  • Bukowski Quits at the Post Office | Mickey Z.

    Photo credit: Mickey Z. Mickey Z. -- World News Trust April 8, 2014 “It began as a mistake.” With that audacious opening line did Charles Bukowski launch his first novel, Post Office (1971). Others had challenged the vaunted American work ethic before… but none with the style, vengeance, and experience of the man they called Hank. In the United States, the topic of work infiltrates most aspects o...

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