Inside the Kremlin’s velvet grip, Russia’s civil society struggles to survive

You also see signs of this happening in America as well. New laws (environmental, etc.) are being created and used as a tactic to come down on whoever is wanted out of the way. This is why a lot of people don’t see an incoming dictatorship. As seen in this article, the government in a new form of dictatorship will wear you out through legal means and with an endless supply of taxpayer money to back it.

 

Workers at Memorial, Russia’s leading human rights monitor, live under constant, unyielding pressure from the government, which is trying to stymie dissent.

All seems perfectly normal on the busy downtown corner where Memorial, Russia’s largest grassroots human rights monitor, maintains its sprawling Moscow headquarters. On most days the building is a hub of activity: people come and go, and even police officers stroll by without so much as a sideways glance.

Yet enter the building and spend a while with the people who tend its vast archives, run seminars, and manage its campaigns, and the feeling of a grinding siege becomes palpable. Among the workers here there is a mounting mood of despair. Some say their nerves are near to snapping, and few believe Memorial can survive much longer. Continue reading

Catholic church warms to liberation theology as founder heads to Vatican

If you’ve ever read “Aa-1025: The Memoirs of a Communist’s infiltration in to the Church“, then you know when and how Communism infiltrated the Catholic Church over 40 years ago, perverted the system, turned it upside down and is now flooding it with the KGB-created ‘Liberal Theology’.

As “Red Cocaine: The Drugging of America and the West” tells us the Soviets began subverting America through drugs and narcotics imports, this book will tell you how it destroyed Catholicism from within all the way up to the Vatican and uses it as yet another tool against the United States.

If you haven’t read either of these books, it’s highly recommended to pick up a copy.

Here is a picture of the cover:

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The church has not formally embraced the progressive movement, but Gustavo Gutiérrez’s upcoming visit another sign of rehabilitation under Pope Francis

For decades, Gustavo Gutiérrez, a Peruvian theologian and Dominican priest, was treated with suspicion and even contempt by the Vatican’s hierarchy, which saw him as a dangerous Marxist firebrand who used faith as an instrument of revolution.

Gutiérrez was the founder of a progressive movement within the Catholic church known as liberation theology, and while he was never censured in the manner that some of his philosophical compatriots were, there were often rumblings that Gutiérrez was being investigated by Pope John Paul II’s doctrinal czar, a German cardinal named Joseph Ratzinger who would later become Pope Benedict. Continue reading