Mankind is at a crossroads defined by two opposing paradigms. Either continue to hold onto the traditions of oligarchism which has defined our struggle for existence based upon a rule of the jungle “each against all” outlook for far too long, or embrace our higher nature as a species of creative reason whose purpose and values are not looked for in “how we feel about ourselves in the present” but rather what we create and leave behind for future generations to build ever more upon.
He is an author with Strategic Culture, The Duran, Fort Russ, LA Review of Books- China Channel, and has also been published on Asia Times, Global Times, Oriental Review, Sott, and Zero Hedge.
Joaquin Flores is a geopolitical and social analyst based in Belgrade, Serbia (former Yugoslavia). He runs Fort Russ News (FRN) , and an independent think-tank, the Center for Syncretic Studies (CSS). In his formative years he was a member of the young communist league and young pioneers.
Darrell Y. Hamamoto, PhD is a world-recognized authority on media and popular culture. He has published books on US television and cultural criticism during a career that concluded with over twenty years of tenured service with the University of California, Davis. Professor Hamamoto has been the recipient of a Rockefeller research fellowship at UCLA, Fulbright teaching award at the University of Hiroshima, Japan, and served as resident scholar at University of Ryuukyuus in Okinawa, Japan. His book SERVITORS OF EMPIRE (2014) has forced a provocative rethinking of Asian American history and politics that led to his forced retirement from the University of California. Professor Hamamoto is completing a monograph for students on new world order theory while he maintains a high profile beyond the corporatist media oligopoly. Chief among his amateur pursuits is recording pop experimentalist music in a studio equipped with an extensive array of pedal effects that free the mind from dig.
Andrew Garfield, a U.S citizen since 2010, served in the British military and then as a senior civilian intelligence officer, finishing his U.K. government service as a policy advisor in the UK Ministry of Defense (MOD). His specializations included Counter Terrorism (CT), Counter Insurgency Operations (COIN) and Information Operations (IO).
Foster Gamble is a direct descendant of the late James Gamble, soap-maker and founder of the U.S. consumer goods corporation, Proctor and Gamble. Growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, Gamble lived his childhood in a position of privilege and power. He attended elite private schools and Princeton University. Groomed to be a leader in the establishment, Gamble chose a different path.
As a young boy, Gamble had an inquisitive personality that led him to envision a world scenario of a universal energy source. Pursuing a lifelong journey in the pursuit of knowledge, Gamble involved himself in many intellectual subjects. Unhappy with the current structure of power in the world and massive global suffering, Foster Gamble set out to make a documentary that unveiled the true reality of our existence in the 21st century.
Born in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, in 1988, I’ve started my academic career at the faculty of philosophy at the Saint-Petersburg State University, working on the concepts of “chaos” and “miracles” (from 2005 to 2010). In 2008-2010 I was studying political sociology at the French University College (CUF) where I won a scholarship to make my Master research in Paris, at the University Paris 5. I got my Master degree in 2011 and spent one year in my native city, taking part in the anti-Putin movement and making a fieldwork about the usage of mobile applications by russian activists. In summer 2012 I’ve got a scholarship for PhD studies and entered the Center of Sociology of Innovations (MinesParisTech), famous for its actor-network approach. At the CSI I am studying the process of social and technical innovation experimented and deployed within several arenes of mobilization in Russia, France and Canada and I am especially focusing on the practices of usage of mobile applications as tools of citizen counterpower, citizen expertise and control over the public services.