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JOHAN GALTUNG AT DEMOCRACY NOW July 30, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Multiculturalism, Peace, Terrorism Issues.
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Democracy Now interviewed Johan Galtung, the Norwegian thinker associated with peace and conflict studies.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: SHINING ON July 30, 2011

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Sasha and Dexter continued on our outings along our familiar paths.
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VIOLENCE AND THE HUMAN CONDITION July 29, 2011

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In his most recent article at Truthdig, framed by the crime committed in Olso, Chris Hedges is emphatic in his conclusion.
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KABUKI, INDEED July 27, 2011

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There is something theatrical about the debt ceiling negotiations in Washington purportedly between the President and the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. So let’s dance around the world economy and see what happens?
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RESTORATIVE JUSTICE? July 25, 2011

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In regard to the mass murder in Norway, it can be anticipated that the US gun laws advocates will be saying, if they have not already, that the perpetrator could not got away with to that extent had people been armed.
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NEWS OF THE WORLD July 24, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics.
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Now it seems that the phone hacking scandal may have been extended to The Sunday Mirror.
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PUBLIC DEBATE AND CLIMATE July 23, 2011

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Contrary to the proclamation of the self-appointed tribune of the people, radio broadcaster Alan Jones, I think congratulations are in order for Malcolm Turnbull’s statements with respect to climate change and the pressing need to address it.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: RAIN AGAIN July 23, 2011

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I cannot remember a time that has been as cold, wet and windy has it has been lately. This has been especially true in the last few days.
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PRESSURING GAZA July 21, 2011

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The Israeli Government is basking in the acclaim of their success in blocking the international flotilla and prevention of aid to Gaza.
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TERROR AND TORTURE July 18, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Human Rights.
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As “the industrial killing machine” featuring drone missile attacks with their admitted civilian casualties are extended from Pakistan to Horn of Africa to Libya ( and who know where next), so too a CIA blacksite is unearthed in Mogadishu.
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THE POWERLESS PRESIDENDENCY! July 17, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Global Electoral Politics.
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Could it be sans the 1776 War of Independence and the Constitution that the American President is merely a figure head, much like the British Monarch?
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NEWS AND INFLUENCE July 17, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Social Environment.
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Major news organizations are oligopolies, if not monopolies. News Ltd and its international affiliates is an example.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: TREES AND MEMORY July 16, 2011

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Again this week, Sasha and Dexter, were out walking among the mute testimony of the trees reaching up to the sun, storing carbon, protecting the earth and providing a source of life and oxygen.
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A DEMOCRATIC MEDIA SYSTEM July 15, 2011

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The tribulations of the Rupert Murdoch media empire, trumpeted by the closure of The News of the World and the withdrawal from the takeover of British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) have been the topic of the moment.
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CELEBRATING “LIBERTY, FRATERNITY AND EQUALITY” July 15, 2011

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The invasion of Botany Bay by convicts among lesser other persons was in 1788, but in Paris the prisioners were released from the Bastille on this day in 1789 – 14 July.
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DRONE ATTACKS IN WAZIRISTAN July 13, 2011

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War is the excuse for murder and mass murder. The US is continuing to deploy drone missile attacks in the North West tribal areas of Pakistan.
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“THE ECONOMY, STUPID!” July 11, 2011

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According to Wikipedia, James Carville did say that. He actually wrote three lines: 1. Change versus more of the same. 2. The economy, stupid. 3. Don’t forget health care. And by some calculations since that was in 1992, it is all but a generation ago.

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND VIOLENCE July 10, 2011

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Polluting the atmosphere has violent consequences, and thus represent violence against human beings and other life on Earth.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: WAIT FOR ME July 8, 2011

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During the past week we have experienced high winds. Sasha and Dexter still went out, although it is better to avoid the wind if possible.

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THE ORGANIZATIONAL MIND July 8, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Modern History.
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I am interested by the way in which institutions and organizations attempt and sometimes succeed in framing our understanding of the world, both as insiders and outsiders.
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