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Artby – Rudolph Ryser

Let Kurds have Kurdistan

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Kurdistan is a country of about 25 million people living under occupied control of five different states. While the Kurdish autonomous government in Northern Iraq exercises considerably more domestic authority over their part of Kurdistan, Kurdish peoples under the control of Turkey and Iran suffer from discrimination and violence at the hand of these states. [&hellip... more →

Corporate Socialism and the Rape of Nature

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In the early 1970s corporations throughout the world and particularly those based in the United States began to stretch their wings trying out their relatively new identity as “persons” under the law. This came after years of recovering from strong government controls. John D. Rockefeller’s oil monopoly of the late 1880s was quashed by a [&hellip... more →

Autonomy, Self-government vs. Power and Wealth

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Fourth World nations throughout the world, after more than fifty years of struggle against forces of power and money, push now for autonomy and the power to govern themselves and their territories. Some nations such as the Naga in Northeastern India, Karen in eastern Burma, Papuans claimed by Indonesia, Chechens claimed by Russia, nations in [&hellip... more →

Foreign Occupation not Religious Hate

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Robert A. Pape, the University of Chicago professor of Political Science gets it. US, British, Australian, Chinese, Russian and Israeli leaders should pay close attention to his words: “…suicide terrorism is mainly a response to foreign occupation rather than the product of Islamic fundamentalism…” Pape’s insightful, well documented and thorough analysis of what he calls [&hellip... more →

State Impunity

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“Impunity” is one of those words increasingly heard throughout the Americas and the world generally. Governments, Organized Crime, Corporations, The Church have increasingly become the beneficiaries of impunity–commission of violence, intimidation, stealing, and other acts normally considered “crimes” are made free from punishment, unpunished. The word is derived from the Latin impunitatem meaning “freedom from [&hellip... more →

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