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Smooth Talkers: Marketing Imperial Civil Society

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After the Vietnam War, big dogs in the Democratic Party transitioned from belligerent blowhards to smooth talkers. The party of cold warriors became hot stuff. Capitalizing on the popular subculture of peace and love, the Democrats under President Clinton initiated the era of “humanitarian” war. As such, American hegemony could be repackaged as philanthropic. Ironically, [&hellip... more →

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WCIP Outcome Summarized

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After four years planning and much commotion surrounding the process, the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples is now a page in history. It has been hailed as everything from insulting to a significant milestone for indigenous peoples. Opinions on the outcome of the conference will no doubt vary as time goes on, as it does [&hellip... more →

Clean Energy: New Age Ghost Dance

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BDS against Israel, and formerly against South Africa, used the three-part formula of Boycott Divestment Sanction. Divestment, as used by 350, omits boycott and sanction, and limits divestment to meaningless, symbolic acts. When it comes to the 350 agenda, they leave out the boycott of fossil fuels, and the sanction of fossil fuel corporations, and [&hellip... more →

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Divest-Invest Shell Game

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One of the recurring scenes in the iconic comic strip Charlie Brown is the one where his sister Lucy holds the ball for Charlie to kick, promising not to move the ball at the last second, thereby causing Charlie to tumble backward when she always does. Humiliated time after time by Lucy’s sadistic antics, Charlie [&hellip... more →

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Rockefellers Divest from Fossil Fuels

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On the heels of yesterday’s historic climate march (which according to some estimates drew nearly 400,000 people), today the Rockefeller Brothers Fund announced its new fossil fuel divestment campaign. Divestment is gaining serious momentum as a strategy to combat major social problems, most notably in apartheid Israel/Palestine. The Rockefeller Fund has joined other organizations (who [&hellip... more →

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