The Progressive Torrents Community The Latest 10 Torrents on The Progressive Torrents Community (files feed) en-us Humanitarian Imperialism: Using Human Rights to Sell War - Jean Bricmont - 2006 <font size="3"><b>Category:</b></font> Audio/E-Books<br /><font size="3"><b>Description:</b><br /></font> Humanitarian Imperialism: Using Human Rights to Sell War - Jean Bricmont - 2006<br /> <br /> epub<br /> <br /> <br /> As Chris Hedges has so profoundly demonstrated in his book 'The Death of the Liberal Class, the minority that once led a movement for 'progressive' reform has now totally morphed into class of highly-educated, affluent power-hungry, social elitists who are, in effect the handmaidens of the ruling corporatist 1% to which they themselves seek the narcotic of power.<br /> <br /> <br /> Worse for Western society, as extremely-competent communicators these 'liberals' have prostituted themselves into an army of maggot shills, who have turned the 'mainstream media' into the vicious, propaganda arm of genocide and continuous war.<br /> <br /> <br /> By deliberately manipulating the residual value of 'progressive' language, these conscious, intellectual scum use this perversion to convince passive and receptive populations in the West to embrace the most egregious acts of military barbarism and mass murder in the name of 'humanitarian' interventions,ways, rallying the 'sheepls' to a new popular cause.<br /> <br /> <br /> The idea of human rights has been made into a justification for intervention by the world's leading economic and military powers&mdash;above all, the United States...and its NATO toadies &mdash;in countries that are vulnerable to their attacks.<br /> <br /> <br /> The criteria for such intervention have become more arbitrary and self-serving, egregiously, destructive, from Yugoslavia to Afghanistan to Iraq, Libya, Syria and the interventions in Yemen and Somalia. The 'Left' is aggressively complicit in this ideology of intervention&mdash;discovering these new &ldquo;Hitlers&rdquo; as the need arose, and denouncing antiwar arguments as appeasement.<br /> <br /> <br /> Jean Bricmont&rsquo;s Humanitarian Imperialism is both an historical account of this development and a powerful political and moral critique. It seeks to restore the critique of imperialism to its rightful place in the defense of human rights.<br /> <br /> <br /> It describes the leading role of the United States in initiating military and other interventions, but also on the obvious support given to it by European powers and NATO. It outlines an alternative approach to the question of human rights, based on the genuine recognition of the equal rights of people in poor and wealthy countries.<br /> <br /> <br /> Timely, topical, and rigorously argued, Jean Bricmont&rsquo;s book establishes a firm basis for resistance to global war.... with no end in sight<br /> <font size="3"><b>Seeders: </b></font>17<br /> <font size="3"><b>Leeches: </b></font>0 2017-02-24 10:04:59 taijack Mészáros Marxs Theory of Alienation.d <font size="3"><b>Category:</b></font> Audio/E-Books<br /><font size="3"><b>Description:</b><br /></font> <pre>Istv&Atilde;&iexcl;n M&Atilde;&copy;sz&Atilde;&iexcl;ros Marx's theory of alienation </pre><br /> <font size="3"><b>Seeders: </b></font>0<br /> <font size="3"><b>Leeches: </b></font>1 2017-02-05 17:58:55 admin Trendy Fascism: White Power Music and the Future of Democracy <font size="3"><b>Category:</b></font> Audio/E-Books<br /><font size="3"><b>Description:</b><br /></font> English | 2016 | ISBN: 1438462034 | 269 Pages | PDF | 11.3 MB Popular music plays a major role in mobilizing citizens, especially youth, to fight for political causes. Yet the presence of music in politics receives relatively little attention from scholars, politicians, and citizens. White power music is no exception, despite its role in recent high-profile hate crimes. Trendy Fascism is the first book to explore how contemporary white supremacists use popular music to teach hate and promote violence. Nancy S. Love focuses on how white power music supports trendy fascism, a neo-fascist aesthetic politics. Unlike classical fascism, trendy fascism involves a hyper-modern cultural politics that exploits social media to create a global white supremacist community. Three case studies examine different facets of the white power music scene: racist skinhead, neo-Nazi folk, and goth/metal. Together these cases illustrate how music has replaced traditional forms of public discourse to become the primary medium for conveying white supremacist ideology today. Written from the interdisciplinary perspective on culture, economics, and politics best described as critical theory, this book is crucial reading for everyone concerned about the future of democracy<br /> <font size="3"><b>Seeders: </b></font>4<br /> <font size="3"><b>Leeches: </b></font>1 2017-01-31 22:58:53 admin Democracy after the Internet - Brazil between Facts, Norms, and Code <font size="3"><b>Category:</b></font> Audio/E-Books<br /><font size="3"><b>Description:</b><br /></font> This book throws new light on the way in which the Internet impacts on democracy. Based on Jürgen Habermas’ discourse-theoretical reconstruction of democracy, it examines one of the world’s largest, most diverse but also most unequal democracies, Brazil, in terms of the broad social and legal effects the internet has had. Focusing on the Brazilian constitutional evolution, the book examines how the Internet might impact on the legitimacy of a democratic order and if, and how, it might yield opportunities for democratic empowerment. The book also assesses the ways in which law, as an institution and a system, reacts to the changes and challenges brought about by the Internet: the ways in which law may retain its strength as an integrative force, avoiding a ‘virtual’ legitimacy crisis<br /> <font size="3"><b>Seeders: </b></font>11<br /> <font size="3"><b>Leeches: </b></font>0 2017-01-31 22:51:21 admin Frontline.S35E04.Exodus.720p.HEVC.x265-MeGusta <font size="3"><b>Category:</b></font> TV, talks or current affairs<br /><font size="3"><b>Description:</b><br /></font> Frontline.S35E04.Exodus.720p.HEVC.x265-MeGusta<br /> <font size="3"><b>Seeders: </b></font>2<br /> <font size="3"><b>Leeches: </b></font>5 2017-01-31 22:40:33 admin Sins of Colonialism - Collection 20 (-- in Africa 5) <font size="3"><b>Category:</b></font> Audio/E-Books<br /><font size="3"><b>Description:</b><br /></font> Sins of Colonialism - Collection 20 (-- in Africa 5)<br /> <pre>We have 35 titles here</pre><br /> <font size="3"><b>Seeders: </b></font>0<br /> <font size="3"><b>Leeches: </b></font>40 2017-01-29 00:55:28 admin Lenin - The State and Revolution [audiobook] by dessalines <font size="3"><b>Category:</b></font> Audio/E-Books<br /><font size="3"><b>Description:</b><br /></font> Lenin - The State and Revolution [audiobook] by dessalines ├── cover.jpg ├── Lenin - The State and Revolution - 00 - Introduction.mp3 ├── Lenin - The State and Revolution - 01 - Chapter I - Class Society and the State.mp3 ├── Lenin - The State and Revolution - 02 - Chapter II - The Experience of 1848-51.mp3 ├── Lenin - The State and Revolution - 03 - Chapter III - Experience of the Paris Commune of 1871. Marx's Analysis.mp3 ├── Lenin - The State and Revolution - 04 - Chapter IV - Supplementary Explanations by Engels.mp3 ├── Lenin - The State and Revolution - 05 - Chapter V - The Economic Basis of the Withering Away of the State.mp3 ├── Lenin - The State and Revolution - 06 - Chapter VI - The Vulgarisation of Marxism by Opportunists.mp3 └── Lenin - The State and Revolution - 07 - Chapter VII - The Experience of the Russian Revolutions of 1905 and 1917.mp3<br /> <font size="3"><b>Seeders: </b></font>8<br /> <font size="3"><b>Leeches: </b></font>0 2017-01-27 22:53:04 admin Our Revolution - A Future to Believe In (Bernie Sanders - EPUB) <font size="3"><b>Category:</b></font> Audio/E-Books<br /><font size="3"><b>Description:</b><br /></font> When Bernie Sanders began his race for the presidency, it was considered by the political establishment and the media to be a "fringe" campaign, something not to be taken seriously. After all, he was just an independent senator from a small state with little name recognition. His campaign had no money, no political organization, and it was taking on the entire Democratic Party establishment. By the time Sanders’s campaign came to a close, however, it was clear that the pundits had gotten it wrong. Bernie had run one of the most consequential campaigns in the modern history of the country. He had received more than 13 million votes in primaries and caucuses throughout the country, won twenty-two states, and more than 1.4 million people had attended his public meetings. Most important, he showed that the American people were prepared to take on the greed and irresponsibility of corporate America and the 1 percent. In Our Revolution, Sanders shares his personal experiences from the campaign trail, recounting the details of his historic primary fight and the people who made it possible. And for the millions looking to continue the political revolution, he outlines a progressive economic, environmental, racial, and social justice agenda that will create jobs, raise wages, protect the environment, and provide health care for all―and ultimately transform our country and our world for the better. For him, the political revolution has just started. The campaign may be over, but the struggle goes on.<br /> <font size="3"><b>Seeders: </b></font>21<br /> <font size="3"><b>Leeches: </b></font>0 2017-01-27 22:50:22 admin Against the Double Blackmail - Slavoj Zizek - 2016 EPUB PDF <font size="3"><b>Category:</b></font> Audio/E-Books<br /><font size="3"><b>Description:</b><br /></font> Against the Double Blackmail: Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbours by Slavoj Žižek Publisher: Allen Lane; 01 edition (21 April 2016) Language: English ISBN-10: 0241278848 ISBN-13: 978-0241278840 PDF EPUB Today, hundreds of thousands of people, desperate to escape war, violence and poverty, are crossing the Mediterranean to seek refuge in Europe. Our response from our protected European standpoint, argues Slavoj Žižek, offers two versions of ideological blackmail: either we open our doors as widely as possible; or we try to pull up the drawbridge. Both solutions are bad, states Žižek. They merely prolong the problem, rather than tackling it. The refugee crisis also presents an opportunity, a unique chance for Europe to redefine itself: but, if we are to do so, we have to start raising unpleasant and difficult questions. We must also acknowledge that large migrations are our future: only then can we commit to a carefully prepared process of change, one founded not on a community that see the excluded as a threat, but one that takes as its basis the shared substance of our social being. The only way, in other words, to get to the heart of one of the greatest issues confronting Europe today is to insist on the global solidarity of the exploited and oppressed. Maybe such solidarity is a utopia. But, warns Žižek, if we don't engage in it, then we are really lost. And we will deserve to be lost<br /> <font size="3"><b>Seeders: </b></font>7<br /> <font size="3"><b>Leeches: </b></font>0 2017-01-27 22:42:02 admin Real.Time.With.Bill.Maher.2017.01.27.HDTV.x264-BRISK <font size="3"><b>Category:</b></font> TV, talks or current affairs<br /><font size="3"><b>Description:</b><br /></font> Real.Time.With.Bill.Maher.2017.01.27.HDTV.x264-BRISK<br /> <br /> <p>This week on Real Time with Bill Maher, Eva Longoria joins tax-reform campaigner Grover Norquist on the panel and Bill interviews foreign affairs expert Richard Haass and journalist John Avlon.</p> <p>With the Trump presidency off to a controversial and somewhat chaotic start, there is plenty for Maher and his guests to talk about.</p> <p>Yesterday&nbsp;Maher tweeted: &ldquo;This is, pure and simple, #GovtByBrainfart. I wld need 6 hours on tomorrow night&rsquo;s show to cover all the madness that went on this week.&rdquo;</p><br /> <font size="3"><b>Seeders: </b></font>840<br /> <font size="3"><b>Leeches: </b></font>156 2017-01-27 22:26:35 admin