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Progressive Self-Delusion: From Hope and Change to This Changes Everything

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When Obama was running for president in 2008, a prevalent fantasy among progressives was that Obama was a cunning community organizer, who cleverly outfoxed America’s aristocracy, thus becoming the front-running Democratic candidate while they weren’t looking. The reality, of course, was that Obama had sold his soul to Goldman Sachs in 2004, thus ensuring that [&hellip... more →

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Privatized Progressives: A Green Country Club

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Wall Street’s capture of the environmental movement via foundations and dependent NGOs has been so absolute and all-encompassing, that consumers of “green economics” don’t even think about it. It’s as though corporate-sponsored green illusions — like fossil fuel divestment — are divinely inspired truths, rather than clever marketing ploys, thought up by Mad Men to [&hellip... more →

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Poverty Pimping

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Anyone who has observed politicians and developers in action knows that the quickest way to destroy community cohesion is through programs like the war on poverty. As it and other myriad schemes by governments to use the plight of the poor to enrich themselves, the cover of moral sanctity is essential to success. On the [&hellip... more →

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The Point of Protest

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Activism for social change — on whatever subject — relies on the sequential formula for success Research, Education, Organizing, Action. Social forums, convergences, marches and other forms of protest fall under the Education category. Organizing for social change follows up on the awareness generated by educational events, and includes discussions of strategy and tactics that [&hellip... more →

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NGOs: Corporate Nodes on Society’s Central Nervous System

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Corporate or Foundation-endowed NGOs are global finance’s way of buying into resistance movements, literally like shareholders buy shares in companies, and then try to control them from within. They sit like nodes on the central nervous system, the pathways along which global finance flows. They work like transmitters, receivers, shock absorbers, alert to every impulse, [&hellip... more →

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