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  • Spread @2:39AM, 2016-07-28
    Tags: , causes, vote   

    20 Reasons Not to Vote 

    #20. Supporting the lesser of two evils is still supporting evil.

    Check the rest from The Art of Not Being Governed

  • Spread @4:51AM, 2016-07-13
    Tags: , anarchism, , causes   

    The 10 Most Common Arguments vs Anarchism Refuted 

    The rejection of anarchism is mostly due to a basic misunderstanding of this peaceful philosophy.

    The first most common argument against anarchism: “Without government, who will build the roads?”

    Back before abolition, this question would be similar to, “Well, without slaves, who would pick the cotton?” To put it simply, the same people who build them now — private companies. Government simply acts as the middle man by contracting out the work and much time and money is wasted when they act as the facilitator. Simply put, people already pay for roads by way of coercive taxation, and since they are a necessity (demand), entrepreneurs will be incentivized to supply them.

    Read the rest from Odyssey

  • Spread @11:58PM, 2016-07-06
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    Direct Action 

    “When people view their civic participation through the exercise of voting, political identity becomes a slogan, a brand, a fashionable sort of garment that loudly announces the colors of one’s own tribe. But what if people viewed their civic participation as a form of immediate subjective experience? For example, on any given the day, the money you spend or earn has an exponentially greater political impact than all the votes you’ve ever cast.”

    Source: Adbusters

  • Titus Toledo @2:23AM, 2015-07-30
    Tags: , causes, , , , mosanto, ,   

    Seeding Fear 

    —A message from Neil Young:

    As I write this, the dark act is up for a vote in the House of Representatives; representatives of the people. The dark act takes away the rights of those people to vote for or against things like GMO labeling in their states. It does seem ironic. If the act is passed, it will truly be a dark day for America.

    Monsanto is a corporation with great wealth, now controlling over 90% of soybean and corn growth in America. Family farms have been replaced by giant agri corp farms across this great vast country we call home. Farm aid and other organizations have been fighting the losing battle against this for 30 years now.

    Dairy and meat farming is done in those white sheds you see from the freeway, no longer on the green pastures of home with the old farmhouses and barns. Those beautiful buildings now stand in ruin across the country. This has happened on our watch while the country slept, distracted by advertising and false information from the corporations. Monsanto and others simply pay the politicians for voting their way. This is because of “Citizens United”, a legislation that has made it possible for corporations to have the same rights as people, while remaining immune to people’s laws.

    Both Democratic and Republican front runners are in bed with Monsanto, from Clinton to Bush, as many government branches are and have been for years. This presidential election could further cement the dominance of corporation’s rights over people’s rights in America. If you have a voice you have a choice. Use it.

    On the human side, the film I would like you to see tells the story of a farming family in America, but the same thing is happening around the world. It is a story that takes 10 minutes of your time to see. It is a simple human one, telling the heartbreaking story of one man who fought the corporate behemoth Monsanto, and it illustrates why I was moved to write The Monsanto Years.

    The film presents a rare opportunity to hear from the source as Mr. White is one of only four farmers who is still legally allowed to speak about his case as all the others have been effectively silenced.

    Thanks for reading this and I hope you look at this simple and powerful film, “Seeding Fear”.

  • Spread @7:01AM, 2015-05-03
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    The Story of Your Enslavement 

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