The Disaffected Lib: A Nightmare Almost Too Horrible to Imagine

Could Donald Trump stage a constitutional coup and derail what remains of America’s democracy? That’s an idea that’s been floated from time to time by many in informal discussions – an idea, just a random thought, a remote possibility, but still… That discussion has moved up a notch with Yale historian, Timothy Snyder, claiming that ...

Dead Wild Roses: Against Tyranny – Timothy Snyder

Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. Now is a good time to do so. Here are 20 lessons from across the fearful 20th century, adapted to the circumstances of today. 1. Do not obey ...

Things Are Good: Effective Nonviolent Resistance Against Tyranny

Using violence to fight violence isn’t the best approach, instead nonviolent resistance can be used effectively (and less ironically). In this TED talk Jamila Raqib explores what are the best forms of resistance to oppressive entities through nonviolence and how to think about nonviolent resistance. She uses her life experience and connects to the complex ...

Writings of J. Todd Ring: What is happening in Venezuela? It’s certainly not what the mainstream media is telling you

“Much of the reporting by the mass media gives the impression that Venezuela faces a national rebellion. The reality, says Miguel Tinker Salas, is that the protests have been restricted to mostly middle and upper middle class neighborhoods, not entire cities.”   – Truthout, What is happening in Venezuela?(Many, many thanks, to the honest journalism ...