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Richard Moore

                      CYBER-LIB Table of Contents

Descriptions of the folders and files in Cyberlib:

Top-level files:

o CyberLib-ReadMe

  This file.

o Recommended-Reading

  A list of books offering useful perspectives and information, including
  works by Buckminster Fuller, William Greider, William Manchester, H. G.
  Wells, Howard Zinn, and others.

o Articles-by-RKM/

  Folder containing articles I've written.

  o Buchanan-&Third-Parties -- "Buchanan and the Third Party opportunity"

                "The Primary successes Buchanan has achieved cry out for
        analysis.  Indeed, many words have been written to that end, and
        I've by no means read all of them, but none I've seen so far seem
        at all satisfactory...

             "Buchanan has gotten the third-party game underway, but once
        hostilities begin in the unexplored jungles of popular politics,
        it's anybody's game, and the territory favors the guerillas."

  o Common-Sense-&Cyberspace -- "Common Sense and Cyberspace"

        A review of U.S. telecom policy from the Ma Bell era up until the
        Telecom "Reform" Bill of 96.  "Layered Markets" -- which have
        served us well in the development of a dynamic communications
        market (and Internet) are being scrapped in favor of throttling

  o Common-Sense-&NWO -- "Common Sense and The New World Order"

        A perspective on the global situation focusing on the NWO: the
        campaign by the global corporate elite to turn the clock back on
        political history -- the undermining of national sovereignty, the
        establishment of a new age of feudalism, and a rollback on the
        progress humanity has made toward democracy since 1776.  The NWO is
        analyzed in terms of its military, political, economic, social,
        ideological, and propaganda agendas.  This article appeared in
        the Fall '95 issue of New Dawn magazine.

  o Cyber-Robber-Barons -- "Cyberspace Inc and the Robber Baron Age,
                            an analysis of PFF's 'Magna Carta'"

        A detailed analysis of the Progress and Freedom Foundation's "Magna
        Carta".  The covert funding of Newt Gingrich by telco/media
        conglomerates is described, with PFF acting as a money-laundering
        middleman.  The propaganda techniques used in the MC are analyzed,
        and the proposed legislative agenda is exposed as a scheme to destroy
        the open Internet culture and replace it by a corporate owned,
        democratically sterile, marketing & propaganda medium (like TV.)
        This article was written for the Information Society Quarterly.

  o Cyber-Straits-of-Consumption -- "CYBERSPACE INC & the Straits of

           "Thus, due to corporate profit-seeking maneuvers, non-commercial
        use of the info-structure will be prohibitively expensive.
        Community networking, access to government information, democratic
        discourse -- indeed the whole familiar Internet phenomenon -- will
        not be economically viable in tomorrow's Cyberspace Inc regime."

  o Dance-of-Capital-&Democracy -- "The Fateful Dance of Capitalism &
                                    Democracy -- a wake-up call to citizens
                                    everywhere --"

           "There is a brief window of opportunity -- while modern
        democracies continue to survive -- in which the people can wake up
        and peacefully seize control of their governments.  After those
        governments have been devolved/downsized, it will be too late.
        And with modern weaponry under the command of the elite, there
        will be no possibility of the people arising anew in revolution."

  o Doublespeak-&NWO -- "Doublespeak and The New World Order"

        A review of modern "vocabulary propaganda" in the NWO -- the
        deliberate abuse of words like "reform", "democracy", and "free"
        in order to channel people's thinking in a way that makes global
        corporate hegemony seem both desirable and inevitable.  Orwell was
        right on target.  This article is scheduled to appear in New Dawn.

  o Human-Rights-&NWO -- "Human Rights and The New World Order"

        A review of the savaging of human rights by the various agendas
        of the NWO.  Besides specific examples of humans rights abuses,
        four reasons are given why a corporate-dominated world must
        inevitably be detrimental to human rights.  This article appeared
        in New Dawn, Jan-Feb '96.

  o International-Fascism -- "Notes on International Fascism"

        A brief overview of the systematic establishment of fascist
        regimes in the Third World, as a means of external corporate
        domination.  And fascism is "coming home to Rome" as a red-white-
        and-blue version of Nazism.

  o New-Right-&Fascism -- "New Conservatism & Fascism"

        A brief perspective on the the American trend toward fascism --
        the dismantling of democratic institutions and constitutional
        protections, under the protective umbrella of the media's "big lies".

  o On-Saving-Democracy -- "ON SAVING DEMOCRACY"

        A bold (:>) attempt to outline a progressive agenda and propose a
        course of effective political action in the face of multinational
        globalism.  Section headings are:
                o  Obstacles to Progressive Political Action
                o  Toward a Progressive Reform Agenda
                o  Toward Effective Political Action
                o  Global Solidarity and National Focus

  o Open-Letter-To-Dugger -- An Open Letter to Ronnie Dugger

                "My own view is that what you've put together is the closest
        thing I've seen to a sound, comprehensive analysis, combined with a
        workable call to action.  But in all humility, I think some serious
        work is necessary in fine-tuning/debugging your manifesto, and am
        glad to see you proceeding by opening up to dialog..."

  o A Progressive Strategy: RADICAL CONSERVATISM

           "_Everyone_ seems to be disgusted with government.  The corporate
        elite, who see governments as the only threat to their power,
        are merrily dismantling governmental infrastructures, and undoing
        200 years of social evolution.  The disgruntled citizenry seems to
        be cheering them on, holding politicians at a level of esteem just
        below serial killers and child abusers.  Politicians themselves vie
        with one another to demonstrate which of them holds government in
        the greatest contempt.

           "Under these circumstances, I ask you, what is an appropriate
        radical agenda?..."

  o U.S-&Nazism -- "Nazism, Militias, and the Abuse of History"

        Striking parallels are identified between the rise of Hitler, and
        America's own path toward fascism -- the ridiculing of
        liberalism, the establishment of a police state, an appeal to a
        mythologized version of "traditional values", the denigration of
        democratic institutions, etc.

o Other-Articles/

  Folder holding articles (from miscellaneous sources) which provide
  important perspectives.

  o Brown-on-We-The-People -- Vladimir POZNER and Phil DONAHUE interview
                              Jerry Brown.

                "Mr. BROWN: Look, the -- the system -- you have to understand
        this system is so degenerate that it doesn't lend itself to a
        candidacy inside the existing rules. There's going to have to be a
        reframing of how one attacks this system, not just yakking with
        sound bites and the little puppet show of presidential candidacies.
        Unless you own your own network or have several million people
        enrolled, you really can't bring to bear the force necessary to
        compete in an effective way.

                "DONAHUE: Mm-hmm."

  o CIA&Drugs-Levine -- Michael Levine: "The Big White Lie: The CIA and the
                       Cocaine/Crack Epidemic" (excerpts)

        Michael Levine is a former DEA undercover investigator.  This file
        contains key excerpts from his book, whose title is self-descriptive.

  o CIA&Drugs-Norman&Quin -- James Norman: radio interview with Jim Quinn.

        Quinn describes the scope of the CIA's involvement in the drug
        trade, and how that relates to the arms trade.  He also talks about
        the Inslaw case, and the CIA's ability to monitor worldwide financial
        transactions by means of a trapdoor embedded in a widely
        used piece of banking software.  He explains how the Whitewater
        investigation is being carefully limited, so as to not expose the
        major perps, Clinton being only a small fry in all this.

        Being an interview, this piece does not include substantiation of its
        claims, but does have the flavor of someone talking about events they
        are intimately familiar with.  Judge for yourself.

  o CorpWelfare-Nader -- a letter from Ralph Nader to Bob Dole

        Nader enumerates ten instances of government giveaways to corporations,
        amounting to many billions of dollars.  He concludes his letter:

           "Unfortunately, many members of Congress are unwilling to look
        beyond social programs to the corporate welfare programs when
        evaluating possible budget cuts.  I hope you will expand your
        horizons in this holiday season and consider budget cuts for the
        not-so-needy corporations."

  o CorpWelfare-Shields -- Janice Shields: ENDING (CORPORATE) WELFARE AS
                               WE KNOW IT

                "From the White House to Capitol Hill, the mantra in
        Washington these days is "We want to end welfare as we know it."
        Billions of dollars have been cut from housing, nutrition, health
        care and education programs.  Remaining relatively unscathed are
        billions in Aid for Dependent Corporations (AFDC) in all its
        omnipresent forms.  Cash subsidies, free or below-cost government
        services and products, tax breaks, and business-protection laws fill
        the corporate welfare trough and multiply.  The Corporate Welfare
        Project in Washington, DC has conservatively identified over 150
        examples of federal corporate welfare totalling more than $167
        billion in fiscal year 1995 alone..."

  o Dugger-CALL-TO-CITIZENS -- Ronnie Dugger: "A CALL TO CITIZENS:
                               Real Populists Please Stand Up"

        This article is from the August 14/21, 1995 issue of The Nation
        magazine.  It has led to the formation of "The Alliance", an
        exciting new grass-roots organization.  Two excerpts from the

                "We are ruled by Big Business and Big Government as its
        paid hireling, and we know it. Corporate money is wrecking
        popular government in the United States.

                "But can we reassemble and take power? Can a people so
        different in origin, race, religion and history know and care about
        each other enough and act together in our common interests
        powerfully enough to save the democracy and ourselves?"

  o GATT&NWO -- Kim Moody: "TRANSNATIONALS taking over world?"

        Moody looks at the real purposes behind GATT.  The introductory

                "If someone told you that the leaders of 125 nations had
        agreed to let 1000 or so transnational corporations take over the
        world and legitimize forced child labour, industrial home work,
        sweat shops and maybe even the `foreign regulation of America',
        you'd probably think they were some kind of conspiracy freak, or at
        the very least Ross Perot."

                          WE FACE A BLEAK FUTURE"

        Shniad focuses on "market economy" mythology, exposing the
        shallowness of the arguments supporting that notion, and the harmful
        consequences resulting from its implementation.  An excerpt:

           "So it's no wonder that we now hear endless
        propaganda from professors, columnists and
        announcers, all repeating the view that government
        should renounce any attempt to regulate the
        private sector; that because of globalization and
        free trade, economic activity is no longer
        susceptible to social control; and that government
        cannot play an active role in influencing economic
        outcomes even it wants to."

  o Guatemala-US-Coverup -- Greg Rosenberg: "Washington aims to cover
                            Guatemala link"

           "The White House, Congress, and U.S. secret police
        apparatus are circling the wagons to prevent further
        disclosures of Washington's collaboration with the Guatemalan
        regime. A bipartisan effort is underway to halt recent
        revelations from cascading into a broader review of the U.S.
        government's decades-long backing of the Guatemalan military,
        which has slaughtered some 110,000 people since 1978..."

  o McNamara-on-Drug-Laws -- Dr. Joseph McNamara: 'COVERING FIRE' FOR
                             POLITICIANS SEEKING DRUG LAW REFORMS

        Dr. Joseph McNamara is a veteran of the New York City Police
        Department and is former Chief of Police of Kansas City and San Jose;
        he is currently a Research Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover
        Institution. He delivered this speech in October.  An excerpt:

                "And all kinds of police misconduct has occurred, the most
        serious which is the cops who think of themselves as being innocent
        good guys, are routinely violating the Fourth Amendment, routinely
        committing perjury."

  o Media-Commercialization -- Wally Bowen: "Commercial Takeovers of Media"

        Bowen describes how early radio had much of the free-wheeling
        anarchism of today's internet.   Commercial interests then
        sponsored a demonization campaign (early CDA?) to assist in their
        take-over schemes...

          "In 1928, the FRC designated the non-profits as 'propaganda'
        stations,  while commercial broadcasters were given the more benign
        label of 'general service' stations."

  o OIL-Behind-Balkans-Strife -- Victor Perlo: "Imperialism - spell it O-I-L"

        Perlo examines the oil angle in the big powers adventures in
        Yugoslavia.  Excerpts:

          "In what may prove to have been his final political action,
        Boris Yeltsin, in a four-hour meeting with President
        Clinton, agreed, in essence, to a path that subjects Russia
        to colonial rule by the United States."

          "The immediate target is the oil under and around the Caspian
        Sea, in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, which have weak, pliable
        governments. For hundreds of years the Caspian Sea was
        primarily a Russian lake, except for a small southern border
        on Iran. But now Clinton's aim is to abolish all Russian
        influence from the Caspian, claiming the United States'
        'vital interest' to be the dominant power there."

  o PFF-Magna-Carta -- PFF: "Cyberspace and the American Dream:
                       A Magna Carta for the Knowledge Age"

        The text of PFF's Magna Carta, which is reviewed in the article
        "Cyber-Robber-Barons", above.  A seemingly rambling report, the MC
        is actually a piece of artfully crafted propaganda.  What is primarily
        a manifesto praising corporate monopolies _seems_ to be a libertarian
        rallying cry for individual freedom.  Unfortunately, the agenda
        propsed by the MC is precisely what is being implemented in

  o The-Corporate-Machines -- Jay Hanson: "The Corporate Machines"

        Hanson suggests the perspective that corporations are robots
        (machines) that have escaped control of their human masters.
        He traces some interesting history of the corporate form.

          "Early Americans feared corporations as a threat to democracy
        and freedom.  They feared that the owners (shareholders) would
        amass great wealth, control jobs and production, buy the
        newspapers, dominate the courts and control elections.

          "...Congress had written the 14th Amendment to protect the rights
        of freed slaves, but in 1886 this was expanded when the courts
        declared that no state shall deprive a corporation  '. . . of life,
        liberty or property without due process of law.'"

          "There was no history, logic or reason given to support that
        view,"  U. S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas was to
        write 60 years later.  But it was done anyway.  By applying
        the 14th Amendment to corporations, the court struck down
        hundreds of local, state and federal laws that were enacted to
        protect people from corporate harm.


        Azad offers a historical perspective on the Kurds, Turkey, Iran,
        Iraq, and the U.S.  An excerpt:

          "In 1945-46, the Kurdish people established their first modern and
        democratically elected government in Mahabad, Iran. Ghazi
        Mohammad was elected the president of the republic.

          "After Mohammad had been in office not even a year, the shah's
        army unleashed a murderous attack against the Kurdish region and
        occupied Mahabad. Ghazi Mohammad was hanged.

          "The shah's army was trained and supervised by U.S. Gen. Norman
        Schwarzkopf Sr. In 1953 Schwarzkopf helped the CIA carry out a
        coup against the government of Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh in Iran.

          "His son, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., commanded  the coalition
        forces in the 1991 Gulf war."

  o USA-supported-Hitler -- Bill Doares: "THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II,

        Doares traces how Hitler's rise was planned and financed by
        Germany's wealthiest capitalists, and how other Western powers
        actively supported and funded him as well.  Anti-fascism didn't
        become U.S. policy until Germany became a threat from a real-politik
        perspective.  An excerpt:

          "Germany and Italy weren't the only countries where big
        corporations financed fascist and racist movements during the
        Depression. In the United States half a dozen corporate magnates
        sat on the board of the pro-Hitler America First Committee.

          "The Du Pont dynasty that controlled General Motors and U.S.
        Rubber subsidized the fascist American Liberty League. It also
        funded the black-hooded, Klan-like Black Legion, which bombed
        union halls and murdered dozens of Black people, immigrants and
        pro-union auto workers in the Midwest."

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