IS TRANSPARENCY DANGEROUS?
On the topic of whether the USA is a democracy, neither is it capitalistic. The republic will be what we make of it; and when the public is treated as irrelevant, democracy will not result.
By the way, if We The People are awaiting for the hierarchical go-ahead to practice democracy, it’s a dictatorship.
From Georgetown to Langley: The controversial connection between a prestigious university and the CIA
International Women’s Alliance uplifts militant grassroots struggles in first U.S.-based conference
Russia denies downing U.S. Reaper, Pentagon declines disclosing if armed
Secret COINTELPRO plot to infiltrate and destroy the American Indian Movement: “We wanted them to kill each other”—FBI agent admits after 5 decades of silence
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From popularresistance — https://mailchi.mp/popularresistance/popular-resistance-daily-digest-dz17wutbzl?e=1b0a9c0541 —
Mexico’s Fourth Transformation And Why The US Wants To Stop It
The Government Bailed Out The Banks; How About A People’s Bailout?
Environmentalists, Indigenous Groups Blast Approval Of Willow Oil Project
Daniel Ellsberg Is Calling On All Of Us To Work To Avert Nuclear War
‘Our Jobs Are Killing Us’: Firefighters Are Facing A Cancer Epidemic
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On the topic of the growing realization of cancer in firefighters, it is worth mentioning that a decade ago during the NYS anti-fracking conversation, the FACT that new types of local fires were happening that included chemicals unfamiliar to the typical firefighter, and many firefighters who were volunteers were expected to deal with this corporate anomaly. Media didn’t pick up on this NYS anti-fracking discussion, probably in compliance with big-money influence. Politicians were blissfully ignorant and uninvolved. If anything a seeming hierarchical-Establishment coalition seemed to include firefighters and law enforcement on the side of big business. This never seemed wise to local-community safe-practices advocates. But the draw of inclusion in the patriarchal club has always been strong, even for those who are in the line of fire.
You’ve Gotta Be F**king Kidding Me
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From ILSR—- https://mailchi.mp/687519f88ba4/wjypmchggt-459113?e=fa2c3ddca6 —
CHALLENGING CORPORATE CONTROL
BUILDING LOCAL POWER
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More information is better than less, for a democracy.
Uncomfortably one’s “enemies” will bring up FACTS that one’s “friends” avoid. The same is true of nations.https://www.rt.com/news/573108-monticello-nuclear-tritium-leak/ –The authorities decided to keep the public in the dark about the incident, while Xcel Energy and the state were “actively managing” the situation to prevent the underground plume of irradiated water from spreading to the nearby Mississippi River, MPCA assistant commissioner Kirk Koudelka told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
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Koudelka said the MPCA was announcing the leak almost three months after it was patched because “we have now sufficient information to be able to share it out to a wider group.”
“The public’s exposure from a nuclear power plant should be zero,” Huff said.
In a statement, the city of Monticello indicated that its drinking water was not affected and that the leak happened outside the area where it draws groundwater for municipal wells.–end of startribune info–