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Robert F. Kennedy, upon hearing of Martin Luther King’s assassination, made a beeline to one of the most impoverished parts of Indianapolis to give a speech to a crowd that had yet to hear the horror that took place a few hours prior in Memphis, Tennessee. Having launched his bid to capture the White House, RFK was in full campaign mode when news broke that King was felled by a conspiracy of hatred. Upon hearing…

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Supporting Assange’s Prosecution Is Supporting the Nullification of Freedoms https://ghionjournal.com/assange-prosecution/ https://ghionjournal.com/assange-prosecution/#respond Wed, 17 Apr 2019 12:20:17 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=14166

As Julian Assange is close to being prosecuted for practicing journalism, the rest of humanity is facing a similar fate to that of Julian. Liberty is slipping away at an alarming rate, and throughout most of the civilized world. And while the arrest and extradition of Assange wouldn’t be the concluding event in history, it would mean we’ve moved closer to a totalitarian science fiction nightmare than ever. The signs of fascism are all around…

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Electoral politics vs. Movement Politics: The Conundrum of the Bernie Sanders Phenomenon https://ghionjournal.com/bernie-sanders-phenomenon/ https://ghionjournal.com/bernie-sanders-phenomenon/#respond Wed, 17 Apr 2019 01:05:44 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=14082

This week, I’d like to talk about the Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential campaign and electoral politics in general. And I’d like to frame that talk in a few different contexts that speak to where I’m coming from: As a non-partisan evolutionary who agrees with economist Richard Wolff, Kali Akuno of Cooperation Jackson and Black Socialists of America that our ability to change an exploitive, consumption-addicted empire that is rapidly destroying an ecosystem on which we…

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Ivanka’s Stunt in Ethiopia: Photo Ops, PR Campaigns and Using the Poor as Stage Props https://ghionjournal.com/ivanka-trump-stunt-in-ethiopia/ https://ghionjournal.com/ivanka-trump-stunt-in-ethiopia/#respond Tue, 16 Apr 2019 02:00:36 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=14178

There is never an end when it comes to the malice of globalists. Not content with hoarding most of this world’s wealth for themselves as they relegate the rest of humanity into economic and political irrelevance, the same neo-aristocracy who bleed the planet with their greed turn around and use their victims as stage props. I write this in light of Ivanka Trump touching down in Ethiopia like a “white knight” as she preens around…

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R.I.P. Free-Press: Truth-Telling Killed by Government Malice and Public Indifference https://ghionjournal.com/r-i-p-free-press/ https://ghionjournal.com/r-i-p-free-press/#respond Mon, 15 Apr 2019 13:59:39 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=14169

Since I published my last article about about the idiotic “Assange isn’t a journalist” smear, this talking point has become more and more commonplace in online discourse. It’s very important to defenders of the political status quo for us all to believe that Assange is not a journalist, because otherwise that would mean they’re cheering for a dangerous precedent which would allow for the prosecution of journalists who exposed the truth about US government malfeasance. And that…

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Why I’m Not Defending Representative Ilhan Omar Anymore https://ghionjournal.com/not-defending-ilhan-omar/ https://ghionjournal.com/not-defending-ilhan-omar/#respond Sat, 13 Apr 2019 17:41:08 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=14142

A month and a half ago, upon witnessing Representative Ilhan Omar being targeted by the bipartisan Zionist and war by any means caucus, I jumped to action and defended her from bigots who weaponized antisemitism in order to silence criticism of Israel’s policies. Realizing that politicians have perfected the art of using human suffering as human shields in order to deflect attention from their insidious policies, I pushed back strongly against a coordinated campaign to…

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The Cost of Truth-Telling: Julian Assange is Paying the Cost for being a Muckraker https://ghionjournal.com/jjulian-assange-paying-the-cost/ https://ghionjournal.com/jjulian-assange-paying-the-cost/#respond Sat, 13 Apr 2019 11:51:03 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=14134

Going back to childhood, I’ve always had a deep animosity for bullies. It didn’t matter to me if I saw them doing their thing on the playground or fictionally on a TV show. Witnessing someone subjugate another person always enraged me, almost more than if I was the one being subjugated, which was some of the time. I remember I would always fixate on the bully’s face, trying to understand what their emotions were as…

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Breaking News: Julian Assange Arrested in London, the World Bears Witness https://ghionjournal.com/julian-assange-arrested/ https://ghionjournal.com/julian-assange-arrested/#respond Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:13:23 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=14094

Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks and the bright beacon of muckrakers throughout the world, has just been arrested by the London police after Ecuador denied his asylum status. After enduring nearly seven years of self-imposed imprisonment for fear of being renditioned to America, Julian is now facing a perilous future. What he feared all along, the thought of being tortured by the American government the way whistle blower Chelsea Manning was tormented, Assange was…

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Facebook Plans to Squash Grassroots Organizing Efforts https://ghionjournal.com/facebook-plans-to-squash-grassroots/ https://ghionjournal.com/facebook-plans-to-squash-grassroots/#respond Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:07:30 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=14086

So, I was traipsing through cyberspace the other day when I happened upon an article outlining new, and drastic, changes coming to the Facebook platform during 2019. On March 6, Herr Zuck announced that he’s moving Facebook over to a private messaging format, as opposed to the current newsfeed style we know and love (kinda.) WhatsApp and Instagram will be affected as well. The company cites the security breaches Facebook had recently, but they are…

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Event Alert: Race and Identity in America #LeaveRace https://ghionjournal.com/event-leave-race/ https://ghionjournal.com/event-leave-race/#respond Wed, 10 Apr 2019 17:26:34 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=14077

On Thursday, April 11th, at 7:30 PM, Ghion Journal will be hosting an event at Chez Hareg, in Arlington, Virginia. We will be discussing race and identity in America and the way we can overcome the brutal legacy of racism and do so in ways that unite marginalized people everywhere. We will show a video that dissects the origins of labels and social constructs. After the video ends, we will then have group discussion about…

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NY Times Pushing Hausmann Fallacies: Another Propagandist Trying to Gaslight US into War with Venezuela https://ghionjournal.com/venezuela-hausmann-fallacies/ https://ghionjournal.com/venezuela-hausmann-fallacies/#respond Wed, 10 Apr 2019 10:48:36 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=14036

The New York Times has published a plea for Venezuela regime change which is packaged in a cleverly deceptive way. Titled “What My Fellow Liberals Don’t Get About Venezuela,” it looks on the surface like an earnest request from a YouTube comedian named Joanna Hausmann to have an honest conversation about Venezuela. For readers who haven’t done much research into the situation in Venezuela, it likely has a persuasive effect. This is how imperialist propaganda…

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It’s Time to Walk Away from America’s Caste System and Leave Race https://ghionjournal.com/leave-race/ https://ghionjournal.com/leave-race/#respond Tue, 09 Apr 2019 14:56:23 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=14042

There was a time when we had honorable giants who led conversations with the intention of mending America’s most horrendous wounds. Men and women like Martin Luther King Jr., Angela Davis, Malcolm X, W.E.B. Du Bois, Ella Baker and countless other revolutionary thinkers and visionary leaders sacrificed mightily to nudge society forward, attempted against all odds to tear down America’s caste system and tried to deliver inclusive justice. We are far from that era of…

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Above Ground Railroad: This is How We Liberate Ourselves From Mental Slavery https://ghionjournal.com/above-ground-railroad/ https://ghionjournal.com/above-ground-railroad/#respond Mon, 08 Apr 2019 12:02:57 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=14025

The path to enlightenment is the process of becoming clearly aware of all the different aspects of the way you operate inside, which enables you to relate to life as it’s actually appearing instead of through the filters of old conditioned mental habits. The path to the liberation of our species is the process of collectively becoming clearly aware of the reality of our situation as opposed to the false narratives about it, so that…

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Hussle No More: Can’t Find Peace with the World If You’re at War with Yourself https://ghionjournal.com/find-peace-within/ https://ghionjournal.com/find-peace-within/#respond Sun, 07 Apr 2019 11:21:36 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=13998

There was a time, not too long ago actually, where I thought I had it all figured out. After enduring two years of hardship that I would never wish upon my worst enemy, I finally arrived at a modicum of wisdom. What I know now that I did not understand before is that I know nothing at all. A sage man once said that with knowledge comes woe; that is because knowledge grows the ego…

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Protect Julian: How Long Will They Kill Our Prophets While We Stand Aside and Look? https://ghionjournal.com/protect-julian/ https://ghionjournal.com/protect-julian/#respond Sat, 06 Apr 2019 02:59:46 +0000 https://ghionjournal.com/?p=13985

4.11 Breaking News Update: Assange has been arrested in London after Ecuador withdrew his asylum status. To Theresa May, the world bears witness, to the people of the United Kingdom an people throughout the world who are care about justice, Julian is being persecuted for exposing corruption and malfeasance, we must rise to his defense.  It’s a playbook as old as the bible and tried and true as the sun rises in the east and…

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