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  • Defining the Enemy

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    In Defining the Enemy for the Post-Cold War World, Jason A. Edwards examines rhetorical devices used to characterize enemy agents and global chaos. As Edwards observes, Most Americans have very little knowledge of the issues and threats that the United States faces in the international arena…Teaching reality to the American public involves telling it stories… more

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  • Celebrating Corporations and Culture

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    Bankers are celebrating a big corporate marriage today in Frankfurt. It is worth 9.8 billion euros (14.4 billion dollars). The deal is made between Germany’s second-largest and third-largest banks, Commerzbank and Dresdner Bank creating a company to rival Germany’s biggest bank, Deutsche Bank and leading to job cuts of up to 15,000. Under the shadow… more

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  • Healing the Earth

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    Raping the earth, like raping women, is an act of violence. Violent acts, in consumer society, are often mechanical reactions to other acts of violence; brutality begets brutality. Breaking the chain of violence in consumer society means curbing demand, and curbing demand requires exercising restraint–learning to do without the commodities that require violence to obtain.… more

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  • Social Justice- A Matter of Life and Death

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    “Social injustice is killing people on a grand scale,” acknowledges a World Health Organization (WHO) report just issued. The study is entitled “Closing the Gap in a Generation: Health Equity through Action on the Social Determinants of Health.” “The toxic combination of bad policies, economics, and politics is, in large measure, responsible for the fact… more

  • Escaping the Corporate Narrative

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    Watching the Witness video on Real News recently, I was struck by the images of Fourth World people suffering brutal repression by Third World militaries. As stateless nations attempting to maintain their aboriginal way of life, these indigenous peoples worldwide suffer not only police and military brutality, but also the indignity of being maligned as… more

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