It's amazing how many people confuse egoic masturbation for revolutionary political activism.We talk a lot about how you can discern the real intentions of a given politician, plutocrat or official by ignoring their words and watching their behavior, but this principle can be applied equally
Hi everyone! I've never featured a guest blog before, but when I saw this excellent article by Elizabeth Lea Vos I immediately asked her for permission to republish it on my platform. For months I've seen supporters of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks stressing out about
Well it finally happened. After months and months of avoiding the vapid sectarian infighting between Assange activism cliques like the plague, a few hours ago I finally got sucked into the drama. I always do my best to keep my head down and focus my energy
Every day in my article comments and social media I get people warning me that this or that journalist, activist or politician is "controlled opposition", meaning someone who pretends to oppose the establishment while covertly serving it. These warnings usually come after I've shared or
A politician can run a flawless campaign, say all the right things from a place of authenticity, hold wildly popular positions and an impeccable public record, but if they say things which upset the powerful, the narrative can be reshaped to paint them as crazy,
A friend told me yesterday that he hadn't seen an antiwar protest in America in ten years. It was a sincere comment; he genuinely hadn't seen any coverage on any peace activism in his country during that time. And of course he hadn't; it is
Have you ever known someone who's intensely interested in helping people, but is so neurotic and unskillful that they mostly just make things worse?"Stop!" you'll find yourself wanting to yell at such people. "Stop helping! Go help yourself!"That's how I see most political activism today.