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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark E. Smith Jun 24, 2012. 44 Replies 0 Likes
We have a NVC practitioner and teacher here, so I'm starting this thread to ask about something that has been troubling me for a long time.I am a member of an immigrant solidarity mailing list and…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark E. Smith Jan 4, 2012. 4 Replies 0 Likes
King Leopold of Belgium enslaved the entire African Congo for his personal profits. It was called the Belgian Congo, but was actually the personal property of Leopold, not of Belgium. He never set…Continue
Tags: globalization, colonialism, imperialism
Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark E. Smith Jan 3, 2012. 8 Replies 2 Likes
I'll be giving a teach-in on this at Occupy San Diego on Wednesday and again on Sunday. The discussion will be based on my own analysis along with Prof. Robert Jensen's teach-in at Occupy Austin on…Continue
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Posted on January 3, 2013 at 5:54pm 10 Comments 1 Like
Due to a FOIA release, we know that Wall Street didn't even bother to pretend that the government puppets it spends billions electing were in charge, and met directly with the FBI to plan the suppression of Occupy. After Wall Street coordinated the DHS violence against Occupy, Occupy responded by helping to get out the vote for the Wall Street owned government.
Posted on December 12, 2012 at 9:49am 0 Comments 0 Likes
When everyone who voted for a war criminal starts wishing me peace on earth.
And accusing me of negativity when I say in return, "Bah, humbug!"
Posted on December 10, 2012 at 12:12am 0 Comments 0 Likes
Many voters believe that voting can bring about social progress through legislation, but I've been unable to find any concrete examples of this happening in the United States. There has often been legislation that appeared to have the intent of reform, but such reforms have proven useless or merely temporary at best. That's because legislation is subject to interpretation by the Supreme Court and to selective enforcement by the state. We're told that the reason…Continue
Posted on November 22, 2012 at 9:54pm 0 Comments 0 Likes
You saved the best for last. That was a very powerful post. I didn't want to comment in the thread because as I said, you deserved to have the last word.
Thanks for your valuable input. It's given me some things to think about.
Thanks for the invite, Mark. I will join you there..most likely not until next Sunday..( Away for Thanksgiving)
Maybe i'll recognize you next time we see each other! Frightening, though, how memory goes woolly with the passage of time!
Delighted that there is at least one more SanDiegan here! Have you been spending time at the Civic Center?