"Speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again."
-F. Scott Fitzgerald

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.
-Alan Watts

Monday, August 8, 2011

Nation of Change

I stumbled across this progressive news site: http://www.nationofchange.org/
I've got to say it's got some excellent articles that have led to some hours of enlightening reads. It's a free, reader supported media source that only publishes digitally.

Some interesting recent articles include the following:

Three Good reasons to Liquidate our Empire

The Ongoing Costs of the Iraqi War

Will Oceans' Tides Supply Endless Electricity

Now, this is obviously a media source that is slanted politically towards the left. However, I believe that many of the articles contain important information that is kept out of the mainstream media sources we seem to find ourself turning to first due to their convenience or (comparably) subconsciously comforting reports.  One article (the second listed) led me to this site which now reads the cost of the war(s) the US are involved in at:

Source: National Priorities Project

Compare this to the price you see when you click on the link and tell me you're not slightly sickened.
The prices are supplied by the National Priorities Project which I strongly support in it's efforts of demystifying the information presented to te public on a daily basis.

I hope Nation of Change finds it's way into your bookmark folders or your daily regime of media consumption.




  1. They steal content from other web sites without attribution or linking to the original. They are also alleged to have stolen an email list from Brave New Foundation. And there's a lot of mystery in their background that they haven't seen fit to clear up. See http://blog.kamens.us/tag/nation-of-change/ for more information.

  2. Thanks jik, I'll read up on it right away.
    I definitely don't advocate information re-attribution without crediting the original sources and the subject of stealing email lists from Brave New Foundation is also quite alarming. Though there's some irony to be found in it, haha.
    I do know that the articles on NoC are sometimes even taken from various news sources that are in print (usually this made known though).
    The reason this does not make me loose faith in NoC is due to the quality of the information brought to one place as well as the reputations of the writers and their views.
    I will talk to NoC and inquire about these discrepancies though, i'm sure I'll get brushed aside as well.
    Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
    I'd also like to point out that I was a long time member of Brave New Foundation and every once in a while visit their site for information.

    Best always,


  3. jik is not a credible source. John Kamens is the source of a lot of the misinformation about NationofChange out there. A lot of allegations with no evidence.

  4. "They steal content from other web sites without attribution or linking to the original."
    Evidence? Everything I can find on the homepage of NationofChange right now has what looks to be proper attribution. As for permissions, how can you presume to know what their relationships with other organizations are, John?

    As for the "rumors" and "mystery" you keep referring to, you are the source of it in your own blog posts.

    NationofChange is the best progressive news site I've found and despite your postings I see nothing to suggest they are anything besides an exciting new 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.