• To curb clarification, fake news and judicial war

    With further popular clarification, risk of losing its preeminence increases for economic power. Counterpoint is not new, rather it is almost a constant in humanity’s history. What does change are the modalities against which popular clarification confronts. From brutal blows with a stick to feudal repression; from military coup d’état to fake news and judicial wars (law fare). The latter is what prevails today in almost every country of the world. To implement this way of submission, which complements others that powerful minorities practice to worsen and accelerate wealth concentration, such power strived to build a media network that operates …

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  • Our security threatened

    What threatens our security? Which are the origin and causes of insecurity? Which role does the diverse types of violence—systemic, cultural, and criminal—play? Which unresolved or ill-resolved conflicts generate violence and risk the security of societies and persons? Individual reaction against security threats is trying to protect oneself. This includes preventive behaviors to isolate us from threatening contexts, which seriously affects the way of living and living together. We believe that in this way we have more security even though the causes that originate it go far beyond what we believe and surpass the adopted protections. There is not enough …

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  • The New State of War

    We are witnessing the emergence of a new state of war that has no precedent: mutual distrust and jockeying for position in a thoroughly interdependent world, despite the gestures of populist, nationalist, and irresponsible leaders.  The two main competitors are the US and China.  Unless they arrive at a satisfactory détente in which smaller nations are given a rightful place and voice, the likely result is chaos. In other circumstances, one could say “Forget the Leaders and Focus on Deeper Issues and Trends.”  Today this is difficult under Donald Trump.  As leader of the (still) dominant superpower, he is the …

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  • Fake news and social media in Brazilian electoral process

    The role of social media and applications for direct messaging (basically WhatsApp) in Jair Messias Bolsonaro’s electoral campaign is one of the central issues of the new ways of political configuration in Latin America. Fake news, propaganda, building of an acritical common sense and spread hatred are not innovative practices neither in political history nor in war. The attempt at configuring passive and malleable subjects has been studied for centuries as substratum for ideological struggles orientated towards capturing social collective willingness and directing it in benefit of corporative interests. What has changed is the channel of its spreading, its directionality, …

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  • Initiatives

    The world as I see it by Albert Einstein Definition of illegitimate, illegal, hateful and unsustainable debt http://www.cadtm.org/Definicion-de-deuda-ilegitima Silvio Rodríguez – Ojalá y Un ángel para un final

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  • Reflections

    Regarding not disappearing but becoming ocean It is said that before a river enters into the sea, it shakes out of fear. It looks behind, for all the traveled day, summits and mountains, the long and sinuous path that it went through jungles and peoples, and looks ahead a so vast ocean that entering it is just disappearing forever. But there is no other way. The river cannot turn back. No one can turn back. Turning back is impossible in the existence. The river needs to take risks and enter into the ocean. Only by entering into the ocean, the …

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