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Entries from January 2017

R48G: the question lingers ominously: how do we make the ‘virtual revolution’ realizable and what tactics and strategies are needed?

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Two+Manifestos+version+2.pdf Our talk of ‘virtual revolution’ a cop out? We have put the idea in the context of the Women’s March on Washington: such a huge rally could have proposed a virtual revolution and sent a shock to the system. We can say the same for the coming climate march in April. But will we […]

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Deranged and Deluded: The Media’s Complicity in the Climate Crisis | Dissident Voice

January 31st, 2017 · 2 Comments

In an important recent book, the Indian writer Amitav Ghosh refers to the present era of corporate-driven climate crisis as “The Great Derangement”. For almost Source: Deranged and Deluded: The Media’s Complicity in the Climate Crisis | Dissident Voice

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The Deep State…the problem is worse than even Lofgren thinks

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2017/01/30/red-forty-eight-group-two-manifestos/ http://darwiniana.com/2017/01/30/r48g-creating-a-revolutionary-failsafe-could-trumps-scary-planned-immigration-roundup-split-the-country-and-provoke-political-violence/ Here’s the Intro for the excellent book on the Deep State by Lofgren. http://www.mikelofgren.net/introduction-to-the-deep-state/ But this work misses what I had often called the ‘deep state’, more in the sense of Peter Dale Scott and his version, which includes something deep indeed: we aren’t really sure what it is. But with the 9/11 […]

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Bill McKibben’s Battle Plan for the Planet’s Climate Crisis – Rolling Stone

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments

One of the country’s leading activists on Trump’s Cabinet of climate deniers, and what we can do to resist their fossil-fuel-loving agenda. Source: Bill McKibben’s Battle Plan for the Planet’s Climate Crisis – Rolling Stone

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Chris Hedges: American Psychosis – Chris Hedges – Truthdig

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments

The barrage of lies from demagogues such as Donald Trump creates profound cognitive dissonance among the population that ends in a nationwide collective mental illness. Source: Chris Hedges: American Psychosis – Chris Hedges – Truthdig

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President Trump exhibits classic signs of mental illness: shrinks – NY Daily News

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments

There is something psychologically wrong with the President. Fortunately, some mental health pros are finally speaking out. Source: President Trump exhibits classic signs of mental illness: shrinks – NY Daily News

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What happens if Donald Trump refuses a federal court order.

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: What happens if Donald Trump refuses a federal court order.

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Why Trump’s Week of Chaos May Suit Steve Bannon’s Bigger Plans 

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments

The alt-right guru turned Trump adviser is using both the “Muslim ban” and bogus voter-fraud charges to spread disorder. Source: Why Trump’s Week of Chaos May Suit Steve Bannon’s Bigger Plans | Alternet

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top of the stack…

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments

http://darwiniana.com/2017/01/30/red-forty-eight-group-two-manifestos/ http://darwiniana.com/2017/01/30/r48g-creating-a-revolutionary-failsafe-could-trumps-scary-planned-immigration-roundup-split-the-country-and-provoke-political-violence/ http://darwiniana.com/2017/01/30/declines-the-secular-equivalent-of-religion-and-the-crisis-of-modern-civilization/ http://darwiniana.com/2017/01/29/enoughs-enough-the-trump-knows-perfectly-well-911-was-an-inside-jog-judge-blocks-part-of-trumps-immigration-ban-after-his-own-lawyers-cant-justify-it-the-daily-beast/ http://darwiniana.com/2017/01/29/1917/ http://darwiniana.com/2017/01/29/not-our-president-trump-is-a-lunatic/

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Here are all the parts of the Constitution Trump’s Muslim ban violates.

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Here are all the parts of the Constitution Trump’s Muslim ban violates.

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Sandwalk: The evolution of the citric acid cycle

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Sandwalk: The evolution of the citric acid cycle

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Darwin’s House of Cards: A Journalist’s Odyssey Through the Darwin Debates: Tom Bethell: 

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Buy Darwin’s House of Cards: A Journalist’s Odyssey Through the Darwin Debates on Amazon.com ? FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders Source: Darwin’s House of Cards: A Journalist’s Odyssey Through the Darwin Debates: Tom Bethell: 9781936599417: Amazon.com: Books

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Tom Bethell’s Rebuke to Fellow Journalists: A Skeptical Look at Evolution Is Not Beyond Your Powers – Evolution News & Views

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution. Source: Tom Bethell’s Rebuke to Fellow Journalists: A Skeptical Look at Evolution Is Not Beyond Your Powers – Evolution News & Views

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A huge mouth and no anus – this could be our earliest known ancestor | Science | The Guardian

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Thought to have lived 540 million years ago, the discovery of Saccorhytus coronarious fossils sheds light on the early stages of evolution Source: A huge mouth and no anus – this could be our earliest known ancestor | Science | The Guardian

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Substantial evidence of holographic universe — ScienceDaily

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: Substantial evidence of holographic universe — ScienceDaily

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Beyond Resistance – Defeating Trump’s Burgeoning Dictatorship

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a dictator is “a ruler or governor whose word is law.” And whether it’s via Trump’s tweeted word, which triggers stocks to rise o… Source: Beyond Resistance – Defeating Trump’s Burgeoning Dictatorship

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[Marxism] Fwd: Trump Is Violating the Constitution | by David Cole | The New York Review of Books

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017/02/23/donald-trump-is-violating-the-constitution/ Source: [Marxism] Fwd: Trump Is Violating the Constitution | by David Cole | The New York Review of Books

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[Marxism] The Alt-Majority: How Social Networks Empowered Mass Protests Against Trump

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Source: [Marxism] The Alt-Majority: How Social Networks Empowered Mass Protests Against Trump

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Robert Reich: Trump and Bannon Are Putting the World at Real Risk of Nuclear War | Alternet

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Bannon on the NSC means losing everything we love about our country. Source: Robert Reich: Trump and Bannon Are Putting the World at Real Risk of Nuclear War | Alternet

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Monday Night Massacre as Trump Fires Acting AG and Replaces ICE Director 

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments

“After Yates’ principled stand, it will now be impossible for the White House to continue stating that our lawsuits have no merit.” —Lee Gelernt, ACLU Source: Monday Night Massacre as Trump Fires Acting AG and Replaces ICE Director | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

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Red Forty-eight Group: Two Manifestos

January 30th, 2017 · No Comments

We have invoked failsafes: here’s ours… https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=Two+Manifestos+version+2.pdfIf we examine the Russian revolution we see that the liberal bourgeois revolution was taken over by the Lenin coup, and whatever we feel about that the fact remains that many have demurred at that point. Our manifestos are designed for many different outcomes: an electoral progression to a […]

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R48G: creating a revolutionary failsafe //Could Trump’s Scary Planned Immigration Roundup Split the Country and Provoke Political Violence? 

January 30th, 2017 · No Comments

When I wrote Last and First Men, published two years ago, the prospect of revolution seemed remote, but I always felt the potential was gestating rapidly, especially after 2008. But now it is clear that the crisis is coming to a head and this in the context of an imminent possible climate catastrophe. But we […]

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Levinson and Balkin, Democracy and Dysfunction December 19, 2016 (for SSRN).docx – delivery.php

January 30th, 2017 · No Comments

This essay, structured as a debate, discusses the current causes of political dysfunction in the United States. Levinson argues that the causes of dysfunction Source: Microsoft Word – Levinson and Balkin, Democracy and Dysfunction December 19, 2016 (for SSRN).docx – delivery.php

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Declines, the secular equivalent of religion, and the crisis of modern civilization

January 30th, 2017 · No Comments

https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public?preview=The+Crisis+of+Modernity_ver6.pdf The degeneration of the American system is often compared to the decline of the Roman Empire. The analog is apt, but incorrect: the obvious comparison is to the brevity of Athenian democracy in the uncanny dissipation in less than two centuries. The parallel comparison to the decline of the Roman Republic is also relevant, […]

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