The ‘Yellow Vests’ Saturday took to the streets after a summer break to continue protesting against Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform plans. Almost two years after their first mobilizations, the Yellow Vests marched through Paris, Marseille, Toulouse, Lyon, Lille, Nantes, Nice, Bordeaux, and Strasbourg.
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‘GREEN’ BILLIONAIRES BEHIND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVIST NETWORK THAT LED SUPPRESSION OF ‘PLANET OF THE HUMANS’ DOCUMENTARY
MAX BLUMENTHAL—t is hard to think of an American film that provoked a greater backlash in 2020 than “Planet of the Humans.” Focused on the theme of planetary extinction and fanciful proposals to ward it off, the documentary was released for free on YouTube on April 21. The date was significant not only because it was the eve of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, but because a global pandemic was tearing through America’s social fabric and exposing the human toll of the country’s globalized, growth-obsessed economic model.“The Michael Moore-produced ‘Planet of the Humans’ faced a coordinated suppression campaign led by professional climate activists backed by the same ‘green’ billionaires, Wall Street investors, industry insiders and family foundations skewered in the film.”
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RAINER SHEA—The anti-communist argument that’s harder to persuade people against pertains to a philosophical opposition towards the very idea of using the state to achieve socialism. For the “libertarians” of both the right and the left, there’s something innately evil about utilizing the state to try to empower the proletariat. State coercion is viewed as unjust, or as a slippery slope towards tyranny which should be avoided.
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POLITICAL AND SPIRITUAL CULTS: FROM RAPTURE TO COMPLICITY TO AFTERMATH IN THE SHADOW OF 20TH CENTURY YANKEEDOM
BRUCE LERRO—Usually when people hear the word “cult”, two silent assumptions come to mind: “those people are crazy” and “that could never happen to me”. Are the kind of people who join #cults lonely? Do they lack critical thinking skills? What are the ecological, economic and political conditions under which cults emerge? Are there certain ages of life when individuals are more vulnerable? How do people get lured in? Why do they stay, when to an outsider, it’s clear it is in their self-interest to leave.
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ERIC ZUESSE—What’s at issue there is underwater oil-and-gas exploration-and-development rights of the various nations’ corporations. If China truly does not place its corporations’ commercial interests above the Chinese nation’s self-defense interests, then it will sacrifice the former for the latter, and it will cede those other nations’ rights to exploit that oil and gas, and will settle with its neighbors, for an agreement by all of America’s ‘allies’ to support and endorse China’s rights to traverse unimpeded through those waterways. If the U.S. regime then would continue its heavy military fortifications surrounding China, then China would (in accord with its agreements that it will have reached with Vietnam and those other neighboring nations) be receiving, from those nations’ endorsements of China’s rights in that regard (for China’s self-defense), and from those nations’ public requests for U.S. forces to depart from their region, support for China’s shipping rights, which would be at least as valuable to China as whatever the natural resources there are worth.