Tag: Freedom House

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How Rights And Liberties Ratings Are Fabricated

The US organisation Freedom House recently published its latest report on the state of civil liberties around the world. It should be mentioned straight away that its authors have a particular understanding of freedom. This is John Stuart Mill’s transformed idea of negative freedom; i.e., freedom from obligations, traditions, values, […]

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The Evolution Of Protest Movements

Colour revolutions and other forms of outside interference in state affairs are changing. This is both logical and natural, since government bodies adapt to change, find ways to counter threats, and retain the right to use legitimate force, which, according to Max Weber, is one of the features of the […]

The War on Terrorism … or Whatever

“U.S. hopes of winning more influence over Syria’s divided rebel movement faded Wednesday after 11 of the biggest armed factions repudiated the Western-backed political opposition coalition and announced the formation of an alliance dedicated to creating an Islamist state. The al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, designated a terrorist organization by the United […]

NGOs: Missionaries of Empire

Non-governmental organizations are an increasingly important part of the 21st century international landscape performing a variety of humanitarian tasks pertaining inter alia to issues of poverty, the environment and civil liberties. However, there is a dark side to NGOs. They have been and are currently being used as tools of […]

US Media Rigged Ahead of Russian Elections

In the spirit of recognizing mobs of terrorists as legitimate national governments before a sovereign nation’s true leadership is murdered by US-led NATO operations, as was the case in Libya, the Western media is already decrying Russia’s upcoming elections as “rigged” before they’ve even taken place. Leading the preemptive media […]

Smashing Greater Central Asia (IV)

_ Part I Part II Part III Smashing Systematically The pipeline wars are real wars, in that two or more nations are ordering their civilian and military foot soldiers, on a daily basis, into life or death contests to the finish. For the United States, it is a contest which […]