When America Went Fascist By Chris Rowthorn

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Dandelion Salad

By Chris Rowthorn
After Downing Street
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Submitted by davidswanson on Wed, 2007-09-26 18:38

«Fascism: a system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator»
— The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000

It is a truism in the blogosphere that one more terrorist attack will turn America into a fascist state. People speculate about what fascism in America will look like, or how they might fight it. Others boast that they plan to flee the country ahead of the coming fascist takeover of the United States. One cannot read these posts without a sense of bitter irony, because one thing is clear to those who are watching carefully:

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Fascism: A False Revolution by Michael Parenti (1996)

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[Thomas Paine’s Corner Editor’s Note: Many liberals and people on the left have grown accustomed to invoking the word “Fascism” when defining just about any oppressive regime that restricts civil liberties, assaults workers’ organizations, or does the bidding for the rich. Unfortunately, there is a broad spectrum of rightwing authoritarian regimes that also do just that, without being, technically speaking, “Fascist.” In fact, both rightwing military dictatorships and fascism have similar class programs, the repression of labor being a top priority, and a number of other overlapping features, but the distinguishing trait of a genuine fascist regime is not just its reactionary, fiercely anti-communist character, but the fact that it rests on a one-party state with a mass base usually drawn from the petit bourgeoisie and the lower middle class.

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Αίγυπτος, Αιθιοπία, Γάμπια, Γουινέα, Κεντροαφρικανική Δημοκρατία, Ερυθραία, Κένυα, Ακτή Ελεφαντοστού, Μάλι, Μπενίν, Μπουρκίνα Φάσο, Νιγηρία, Τζιμπουτί, Σιέρα Λεόνε, Σομαλία, Σουδάν, Τσαντ, Λιβερία, Υεμένη, Ινδονησία, Ομάν, Ηνωμένα Αραβικά Εμιράτα, αλλά και κοινότητες μουσουλμάνων μεταναστών στις ΗΠΑ, στον Καναδά, στην Ευρώπη… Οι κοινωνικοί επιστήμονες κάνουν λόγο για ένα «πολιτιστικό αδίκημα», οι διεθνείς οργανισμοί κρούουν τον κώδωνα του κινδύνου θανατηφόρων μολύνσεων, λόγω των μηδαμινών εγγυήσεων υγιεινής προφύλαξης, οι φεμινιστικές και οι κοινωνικές-ακτιβιστικές οργανώσεις καταγγέλλουν ένα έγκλημα κατά των γυναικών και τα Δυτικά κράτη έχουν αρχίσει να την συμπεριλαμβάνουν στην ποινική τους νομοθεσία.

Γνωρίζετε ότι σύμφωνα με τα επίσημα στοιχεία του Παγκόσμιου Οργανισμού Υγείας(που αποτελεί τμήμα του ΟΗΕ), οι γυναίκες που βρίσκονται στη ζωή αυτή τη στιγμή και έχουν υποστεί κλειτοριδεκτομή, υπολογίζονται ούτε λίγο ούτε πολύ σε εκατόν σαράντα εκατομμύρια; Καθημερινά έξι χιλιάδες νεαρά κορίτσια υφίστανται αυτόν τον ακρωτηριασμό των εξωτερικών…

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It’s time to do your part ! Pick up the phone, NOW.

The Global News and Views

WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, HAVE THE POWER TO STOP THIS.

Dear Israel: The World is Watching You

If you run Facebook groups, have a twitter account or a website. PLEASE make your own post and help start a phone storm on Congress. Everyone has my permission to copy this and put it out there.

Im asking everyone to copy this, share this, do what ever you have to do to get the word out to melt the phone lines starting

9am EST Monday, July 28th 2014.

The Third World War is planned to begin when Israel goes to war against her Arab enemies. Then, and only then, will all the other elements begin to occur and they will do so in rapid succession. The plan is to have one disaster following another in such rapid succession that, before people can mentally and emotionally handle one disastrous news…

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Poll: Only Germans Think They Are Helping to Fix Global Warming

TIME

Germans have a pretty high opinion of themselves when it comes to environmental stewardship, according to a recent TIME poll, but their pride might be a little premature.

From among six large countries surveyed in a recent TIME poll, only Germany sees itself as more a part of the solution to global warming (60%) than part of the problem (40%). Only in Germany did the majority of poll respondents report that their country has a “mostly” or “somewhat positive” role in combating global warming.

The TIME poll surveyed 3,505 online respondents between May 10 and May 22 from the Germany, the United States, Brazil, Turkey, India and South Korea, with an equal number of respondents in each country. The margin of error in the survey is 1.8%.

Despite their environmentalist pride, Germans are not optimistic about the ability of the world as a whole to change its polluting ways—just 19%…

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Η διεθνής ελίτ του χρήματος προτιμά τις χρηματοπιστωτικές και όχι τις παραγωγικές δραστηριότητες.

olympia.gr

bretania-londino-oikonomiaΣύμφωνα με μελέτη της Ελβετικής τράπεζας UBS, οι δισεκατομμυριούχοι (σε δολάρια) του πλανήτη είναι μόνο 2.170 φυσικά πρόσωπα. Η συνολική περιουσία αυτών των ελάχιστων ατόμων ανέρχεται σε 6,5 τρισεκατομμύρια δολάρια! 

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Student Loan Debt Crisis: How’d We Get Here and What Happens Next?

Business & Money

The amount of student loan debt and the rate of delinquency have been climbing for years now. If it seems like every new statistic is worse than the last, that’s because it is. Two studies released this week are no exception.

Credit bureau TransUnion says that in the past five years, the average student loan debt each borrower carries has risen 30% to $23,829. More than half of student loan accounts, which add up to more than 40% of the total dollars owed, are in deferral status. This is just a temporary reprieve; students can defer for only a few years before they have to repay.

The trouble is, many of them aren’t doing so. FICO Labs found that delinquencies rose by 22% in five years. For the newest group of loans it studied, delinquency rates are 15.1% — higher than the 11% cited by the Federal Reserve in a…

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