Category Archives: corporatocracy

Putting Two and Two Together: What ties the American West to the Middle East: (I)

In upcoming posts, I will begin to sketch a few links between the far-flung areas of my blogging interests, to show that the issues, power-centers, and the strategies at work in Oregon and the Middle East are simply two sides … Continue reading

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Oregonian Complexities: the PPN between the FBI and the C4CF: and Where Are the Paiute?

The PPN (Pacific Patriots Network) inserts a ‘Waco-free’ zone between Fortress FBI and the Bundy occupiers of Malheur Wildlife Preserve. The Paiute tribe struggles for its own claims, but on what terms? In my last post, I mentioned a group … Continue reading

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Precedent? The Indian Occupation of Alcatraz, 1969

Think it through…   If I were in class, I’d say: what are the constitutional and legal principles upon which these two “occupations” are arguing their position? I’m not so much interested in what conclusion you come to, but that you … Continue reading

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Ineloquent, perhaps, but sound: Citizens for Constitutional Freedom states its case

It’s getting interesting in Oregon: Here’s another official statement in which the Bundy group announces its first concession to the media: it adopts a name: they are now the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom. In these quickly evolving first days, it … Continue reading

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News flashes for the New Year

No time for news summaries, commentaries, or analysis, but I thought I’d link up some good articles found over the last week or so. I’ll start off with some “archival” material; Here’s a transcript from Gen Wesley Clark’s exposition of … Continue reading

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McCain thinks “shameful” that France attacks ISIS in Raqqa

In FoxNews interview, McCain Accuses Hollande of Allying with Russia How will France react? The government’s actions of the first few days following the Paris massacres are neither definitive nor surprising. Hollande’s security state has clamped down in France, in the media as … Continue reading

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Unsteady winds across an unsteady pivot: Turkey at the center of Eurasian chaos.

Turkey looks now like the unsteady fulcrum of an unsteady Eurasia. Erdogan’s surprising AKP “restoration” to single party rule, has imposed an iron cage around the opposition, attempting vainly to give the impression of strength and stability. But the country … Continue reading

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