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Statue toppling is in vogue again. Now, Trump supporters are fighting back. Their target: Seattle’s 7-ton bronze statue of communist leader Vladimir Lenin.
 Lenin lenin statue trump politics statue trump
Amidst the news of a mass shooting in California, a lively debate erupted on Twitter over the power and utility of offering "prayers" in the wake of such an event.
 religion politics blame excuse
Sixty-five percent of citizens across the world do not think their country is governed by the will of the people, a poll commissioned by the BBC suggests. The Gallup International Voice of the People 2005 poll questioned more than 50,000 people in 68 states for the BBC World Service survey about power. Only in Scandinavia and South Africa do the majority believe that they are ruled according to their wishes.

2005-09-14

 democracy direct democracy politics opinion public
Once, China's human rights record might have been the main talking point, but that issue does not now seem as important. Some believe China's growing economic might has forced world leaders to soften their criticism on this issue...

2009-02-11

 economy China freedom politics human rights
It is not widely recognized in the cultures beyond the direct influence of Islam the extent to which aesthetics is valued there, whether in the form of poetry or song.

2009-02-19

 art Islam politics poetry
The Correlates of War project seeks to facilitate the collection, dissemination, and use of accurate and reliable quantitative data in international relations. Key principles of the project include a commitment to standard scientific principles of replication, data reliability, documentation, review, and the transparency of data collection procedures. More specifically, we are committed to the free public release of data sets to the...
 database war statistics politics military history relationship international international relations
Bi-lateral and multilateral aid programmes of donor nations (most often Western countries) often attach business, purchasing and other requirements of recipient nations. This type of aid reinforces the image of the donor as benefactor of the world and the image of the recipient as inferior. Such assistance is also typically determined by the intentions and values of the recipient nations, as most donor nations refuse to support governments...
 human rights humanitarian aid ideology politics donor recipient
What was once the most secret of all British government documents has been released in full. During the Cold War, civil servants used to rehearse the end of the world - what would happen if deterrence failed and nuclear war became inevitable.

2009-06-23

 nuclear politics UK war government Cold War
Late last year, it emerged that the Pentagon had paid a private company, the Lincoln Group, to plant hundreds of stories in Iraqi newspapers. The stories - all supportive of US policy - were written by military personnel and then placed in Iraqi publications. And websites that appeared to be information sites on the politics of Africa and the Balkans were found to be run by the Pentagon. But the true extent of the Pentagon's...

2006-01-27

 debunker USA psychology intelligence censorship propaganda terrorism war military security politics psyops media manipulation
Evidence is accumulating that the human brain systematically misjudges certain kinds of risks. In effect, evolution has programmed us to be alert for snakes and enemies with clubs, but we aren’t well prepared to respond to dangers that require forethought.

2009-07-01

 foresight brain psychology politics fear evolution instinct future judgement
This documentary is a mind opener that reveals the relationship of the mythology of organized religion to war and the pursuit of power and world domination. It also gives a bit of historical perspective on the manipulations of events by the power elite, especially those in the central financial institutions, for their own control and domination designs.
 politics zeitgeist government religion conspiracy documentary money economy central bank Federal Reserve 9/11
US President George W Bush has signed an order which asserts the US right to block access to space to any country or group deemed hostile to its interests.

2006-10-18

 politics

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