In 1892, Homer Plessy sat in a “white car” of a segregated East Louisiana Railroad passenger train, and was promptly arrested. Released on $500 bond, Plessy and his group, Comité des Citoyens (Committee of Citizens), initiated court proceedings against the arresting officer. The Plessy case made it all the way to the Supreme Court, arguing that the 14th Amendment justified full integration with the words, “no state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, and property, without due process of law.” Read More »
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In 1892, Homer Plessy sat in a “white car” of a segregated East Louisiana Railroad passenger train, ...
It has bееn оvеr two уеаrѕ since I wrоtе аbоut thе “ Perfect Stоrm оf Civil Unrеѕt ”. Looking back,...
The Los Angeles riots happened decades ago now, but the people and the city still bear the scars of ...
Perhaps the toughest job I have in recommending retreat locations is for people living in the heavil...
Victoria Nuland’s sock-puppet, Jen Psaki, has been busy running cover lately. ABC news reports, “...
It has bееn оvеr two уеаrѕ since I wrоtе аbоut thе “ Perfect Stоrm оf Civil Unrеѕt ”. Looking back, it would bе easy tо think thаt perhaps the аrtiсlе was a bit rеасtiоnаrу given current events аt the time. On thе оthеr hand, nоt a whole lot has сhаngеd ѕinсе thеn. Read More »
The Los Angeles riots happened decades ago now, but the people and the city still bear the scars of “civil” unrest. The riots became legendary and happened in a decade where news coverage was going through a growth spurt. Across the country, people watched in horror as a city burned down, as National Guard and police clashed with looters and rioters, and as innocent people were thrown in the middle of it. Read More »
Perhaps the toughest job I have in recommending retreat locations is for people living in the heavily populated areas of the Northeast—particularly in New York and Boston areas. In a breakdown of the social order, it’s very difficult for these people to get to the less populated areas in the Midwest through the Appalachian Mountains because of the overall population density even in rural areas and the blocking effect of large urban areas like Philadelphia and Allentown, PA, Morristown NJ, Hartford, CT, and even Albany NY to the west. The mountains tend to channel refugee flows into these valley cities that are difficult to skirt, especially when refugees are flowing out of the big cities in all directions. Read More »
Victoria Nuland’s sock-puppet, Jen Psaki, has been busy running cover lately. ABC news reports, “State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said the U.S. wasn’t characterizing either situation as a coup, defined by national security expert Edward Luttwak in his book Coup d’Etat: A Practical Handbook as “the infiltration of a small but critical segment of the state apparatus, which is then used to displace the government from its control of the remainder.” Read More »
Thailand's armed forces declared martial law early Tuesday, saying the move was intended to curb the country's sometimes violent political conflict and wasn't a coup d'état. Army chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha issued a pair of statements at 3 a.m. and later appeared on television to say that martial law was necessary across the country to address the worsening security situation. The army later said it would censor media it deemed inflammatory. Read More »
Global climate change represents a serious and growing threat to world security, and may be a catalyst for conflict in the resources-rich Arctic region as the ice shield shrinks, a group of retired top US military officers say in a new report. The Center for Naval Analyses (CNA) Military Advisory Board says in the report – titled 'National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change' – that melting sea ice in the Arctic will open shipping lanes for energy exploration, setting off public and private competition for untapped reserves that lie beneath the historically forbidden region. Read More »
Violent reaction in Vietnam to China's expansionist stance in disputed seas has turned deadly with reports that 20 or more people have been killed during rioting that began with attacks on foreign-owned factories. A top Taiwanese diplomat said rioters had stormed a large Taiwanese steel mill in Vietnam, killing at least one Chinese worker and injuring 90 more. Huang Chih-peng said the violence took place late on Wednesday and early Thursday at the Formosa steel mill in central Vietnam. Read More »
Fatima Popura and her husband Vadim watched the violence in Odessa escalate on their television screens, but as night fell they went out to see what was happening at the city's trade union building, which had been at the centre of fighting between pro-Russia and pro-Ukraine groups. Read More »
Washington is pushing Venezuela towards a “civil war” because it wants access the country’s rich oil reserves, Bolivian President Evo Morales have cautioned. The Venezuelan government has also accused the US of fomenting a coup d’état. Addressing over 3,000 young people at a Latin American Youth Summit in the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz, Morales branded the US an “empire” with its eye on Venezuelan oil wealth. Morales said that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was blameless in the recent wave of unrest in the country and accused Washington of orchestrating a civil war. Read More »
With China’s economical debt now exploding at the joints and the economical perspective in the U. S. signaling a significant economical downturn the government central banks of the world are very quickly running out of choices. Read More »
The sharp escalation of the Ukraine crisis virtually puts the country on the brink of civil war, Russian President Vladimir Putin told German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a telephone call. Putin and Merkel discussed the upcoming Ukrainian crisis talks between Russia, Ukraine, the EU and the US, scheduled to be held on Thursday in Geneva. Read More »