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Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation

Earlier today I came across this wonderful passage by Frederick Douglass in this book by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco:

Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters.

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Collectivists Need Police Power To Tread On You

Most people have no trouble understanding that increasing government control imperils individual freedoms, including freedom of expression. Sandy Ikeda discusses this linkage in “Dissent Under Socialism… 208 more words

When Kids Get Told They’re Going to Hell, or How to Turn Bullying into an Opportunity for the Intellectual Immune System

Sabio Lantz, author of Triangulations, in a post titled “My Sons Tears: Why I am outspoken ,” illustrates why simply ignoring or not discussing religion or supernatural beliefs at home turned out not to be the best strategy: 724 more words


Democracy by Dissent

Early in the war on terror, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! made a telling point about journalism and dissent, a point well worth revisiting eleven years later.    544 more words


We are Israeli reservists. We refuse to serve. - The Washington Post

We are Israeli reservists. We refuse to serve. – The Washington Post.

By Yael Even Or

July 23

Yael Even Or is an Israeli journalist and activist who, during her service, evaluated candidates for the recruitment department of the Israeli army.

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Politics, World Affairs & Current Events

Crime and Punishment - KGB

Lubyanka Square

KGB Headquarters

Lt. Colonel Vadim Isinbayeva was in command of the Second Chief Directorate of Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti. Gen. Andropov i.e., The Boss, had entrusted the young Colonel with the responsibility to Head this KGB division for Counter Intelligence. 400 more words


Be a Conscientious Objector in a Social Media War

When Mathew Brady published his photographs of the slain soldiers of the Civil War, America was shocked. Never before had we actually seen the torpid dead lying on the battlefield. 1,874 more words