Floods of Cockroaches and Aliens

(By: conjuncture magazine)

I always had this feeling but now there is proof (thank you, mass media) that we are living in dangerous times. Two weeks ago, I wrote about the flood that endangers Fortress Europe but that is only the beginning. Carefully tending my fears and paranoia, I frequently spend my time on conservative news blogs and examine articles that come to my attention due to “creative” warnings.

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Interrogating the Uprising in Michoacán

(By: Daniel Gutiérrez)

Since January, global media outlets have continued to be rocked by images of the autodefensa (spanish for self-defense) uprising in Michoacán. On the Left, people applaud what appeared to be a new autonomous movement that challenged the power of the Mexican state. However, critical questions must be asked regarding the uprising. Primarily, who is running the show? Continue reading

The Danger of Beginnings: How Security Endangers Democracy

(By: conjuncture magazine)

January in Europe – Sochi is now a high-security area, entrance allowed only with special passes, to protect the Olympic games. Huge parts of Hamburg are a so-called “Gefahrengebiet” to protect the city. The NSA stores and analyzes about 200 million SMS per day, to protect the US. In Michoacan, the people take arms to protect society… Continue reading