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Are you interested in how you impact the rest of the world, or how others impact the world thereby affecting you? Do you want to do something to improve things? ... About Us

Objective journalism on the struggles of democracy in a socially stratified society.

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Cromag posted a video
Apr 14
Cromag posted a video

The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight

Mike Lofgren, a congressional staff member for 28 years, joins Bill Moyers to talk about what he calls Washington's "Deep State," in which elected and unelected figures collude to protect and serve powerful vested interests. “It is how we had…
Mar 5
Cromag posted a blog post

Suffering? Well, You Deserve It

By Chris Hedges March 2nd, 2014OXFORD, England—The morning after my Feb. 20 debate at the Oxford Union, I walked from my hotel along Oxford’s narrow cobblestone streets, past its storied colleges with resplendent lawns and Gothic…See More
Mar 4
Cromag posted a blog post

Henry Giroux on Resisting the Neoliberal Revolution

Reactions to Anatomy of a Deep State from the Bill Moyers ShowFebruary 2014 - Credit: Dale RobbinsThe notion of the “Deep State” as outlined by Mike Lofgren may be useful in pointing to a new…See More
Feb 22
Cromag's video was featured

The Fluoride Deception

In this interview, Christopher Bryson, an award-winning journalist and former producer at the BBC, discusses the findings of his new book The Fluoride Deception. Bryson marshals an impressive amount of research to demonstrate fluoride's…
Feb 21
Cromag's video was featured

The Century of the Self

It's getting difficult to find a free version of this important documentary but I have found one that works for now and embedded it below. Watch it while you still can. The Century of the Self is a British television documentary film that focuses…
Feb 10
Cromag posted a blog post

The Rights of Nature: Has Deep Ecology Gone Too Far?

A specter is haunting the French humanist mind these days--a radical ecology movement that threatens to replace the idealization of humanity with an idealization of nature. Already we see "the passing of the humanist era," writes Luc Ferry, a philosopher at the Sorbonne and the University of Caen, in this prize-winning critique of that movement, a book all environmentalists ought to read. It is by turn witty and sneering, brilliant and disturbing, wildly alarmist and, in the end, surprisingly…See More
Jan 27
Cromag posted a blog post

If Nature Had Rights

... "So what would a radically different law-driven consciousness look like?” The question was posed over three decades ago by a University of Southern California law professor as his lecture drew to a close. “One in which Nature had rights,” he continued. “Yes, rivers, lakes, trees. . . . How could such a posture in law affect a community’s view of itself?” Professor Christopher Stone may as…See More
Jan 25

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Ban Chemically Scented Products From The Olympics? Bringing Personal Habits To Public Places....It's A Stinky Issue.

For people with COPD, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, and Asthma, Chemically Scented Products can be a major Disability Barrier.  Just a quick surf on the internet shows how many people are unable to…Continue

Started by Melva Smith in Sample Title Aug 9, 2011.

Please Sign the Scent-Free Olympic Petition

Dear Fellow Activists.  What do you all think about a scent-free Olympics? If you or someone you know finds scented products to be a disability barrier, you might be interested in knowing that there…Continue

Tags: COPD, Sensitivity, Allergy, Sports, barriers

Started by Melva Smith in Sample Title Jun 21, 2011.

Ethics Among Activists 1 Reply

I've been active now in a concerted way for many years, and I've worked on a number of causes and with many different people. Most of these relationships have been very positive. Activists are…Continue

Tags: organizing, activism, Ethics

Started by Cromag in Uncategorized. Last reply by Ice Goldberg Oct 21, 2009.

Blog Posts

Suffering? Well, You Deserve It

Posted by Cromag on March 4, 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

By Chris Hedges March 2nd, 2014

OXFORD, England—The morning after my Feb. 20 debate at the Oxford Union, I walked from my hotel along Oxford’s narrow…

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Introducing the Global Power Project (Updated)

Posted by Cromag on February 28, 2014 at 3:24pm 0 Comments

Mon, 3/25/2013 - by Andrew Gavin Marshall
originally posted on Occupy.com

We live in an interdependent world, where nations are increasingly…

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Henry Giroux on Resisting the Neoliberal Revolution

Posted by Cromag on February 22, 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Reactions to Anatomy of a Deep State from the Bill Moyers Show

February 2014 - Credit: Dale Robbins

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The Rights of Nature: Has Deep Ecology Gone Too Far?

Posted by Cromag on January 27, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

A specter is haunting the French humanist mind these days--a radical ecology movement that threatens to replace the idealization of humanity with an idealization of nature. Already we see "the passing of the humanist era," writes Luc Ferry, a philosopher at the Sorbonne and the University of Caen, in this prize-winning critique of that movement, a book all environmentalists ought to read. It…

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If Nature Had Rights

Posted by Cromag on January 25, 2014 at 10:09pm 0 Comments

... "So what would a radically different law-driven consciousness look like?” The question was posed over three decades ago by a University of Southern California law professor as his lecture drew to a close. “One in which Nature had rights,” he continued. “Yes, rivers, lakes, trees. . . . How could such a posture in law affect a community’s view of…

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George Lakoff to green marketers: use the F-word

Posted by Cromag on September 5, 2013 at 5:46pm 0 Comments

UC Berkeley researcher and cognitive linguist riffs on "freedom" and other hot-button words for sustainability communicators. Anna Clark - theguardian.com, Tuesday 27 August 2013 14.00 EDT



If you lean progressive, then you've probably heard of George Lakoff, professor of cognitive science and linguistics at UC Berkeley and author of The New York Times bestseller, Don't Think of an Elephant! Notwithstanding his unabashed political slant, Lakoff's research is applicable for commercial… Continue

The Leveraged Buyout of America

Posted by Cromag on August 27, 2013 at 5:50pm 0 Comments

Giant bank holding companies now own airports, toll roads, and ports; control power plants; and store and hoard vast quantities of commodities of all sorts. They are systematically buying up or gaining control of the essential lifelines of the economy. How have they pulled this off, and where have they gotten the money?

In a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke dated June…

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The Ecuadorian Library or, The Blast Shack After Three Years

Posted by Cromag on August 7, 2013 at 1:55pm 0 Comments

Back in distant, halcyon 2010, I was asked to write something about Wikileaks and its Cablegate scandal. So, I wrote a rather melancholy essay about how things seemed to me to be going — dreadfully, painfully, like some leaden and ancient Greek tragedy.

In that 2010 essay, I surmised that things were going to get worse before…

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Local Lawmaking: A Call for a Community Rights Movement

Posted by Cromag on July 9, 2013 at 1:56pm 0 Comments

Mon, 7/1/2013 - by Thomas Linzey

A little over 10 years ago, a small, rural township in central Pennsylvania banned corporate factory hog farms from their community. A couple of years later, several New Hampshire and Maine towns banned Nestle and other corporations from extracting water for…

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The Political Brain

Posted by Cromag on July 7, 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

A recent brain-imaging study shows that our political predilections are a product of unconscious confirmation bias



By Michael Shermer



The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion ... draws all things else to support and agree with it. And though there be a greater number and weight of instances to be found on the other side, yet these it either neglects and despises ... in order that by this great and pernicious predetermination the authority of its former… Continue

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