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  • How John Hersey Blew the Whistle on the Reality of Nuclear War June 1, 2021
    Review of “Fallout:  The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World” In this crisply-written, well-researched book, Lesley Blume, a journalist and biographer, tells the fascinating story of the background to John Hersey’s pathbreaking article, “Hiroshima,” and of its extraordinary impact upon the world. In 1945, although only 30 years of age, […]
    Lawrence Wittner
  • Noam Chomsky INTERVIEW: On charges of anti-semitism and sensible tactics for Palestine solidarity May 26, 2021
    December 6, 2020 [Chomsky responds to a question about accusations of anti-semitism which stifle debates about justice in Israel-Palestine.] I think the question we should be asking ourselves is: Have our tactics helped develop the charges of anti-semitism? There are tactics that would not encourage that development. So for example, the Presbyterian Church has adopted […]
    Dave Markland
  • The Fateful Choice: Nuclear Arms Race or Nuclear-Free World May 2, 2021
    The recent announcement by the British government that it plans a 40 percent increase in the number of nuclear weapons it possesses highlights the escalation of the exceptionally dangerous and costly nuclear arms race. After decades of progress in reducing nuclear arsenals through arms control and disarmament agreements, all the nuclear powers are once again […]
    Lawrence Wittner
  • Amid Widespread Disease, Death, and Poverty, the Major Powers Increased Their Military Spending in 2020 April 25, 2021
    Last year was a terrible time for vast numbers of people around the globe, who experienced not only a terrible disease pandemic, accompanied by widespread sickness and death, but severe economic hardship. Even so, the disasters of 2020 were not shocking enough to jolt the world’s most powerful nations out of their traditional preoccupation with […]
    Lawrence Wittner
  • Statistically improbable that Capitol Riot deaths were unrelated to the riot UPDATED April 18, 2021
    Please note that improbable doesn’t mean impossible. Who would watch sports or buy lottery tickets if very improbable things could not happen? Still, the probability of five deaths (of rioters, bystanders or police) happening within a day of the Capitol Riot might be 2.6%, and perhaps be as low 0.16%. It depends very heavily on how […]
    Joe Emersberger

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  • Class Struggle or Get it in the Neck, Part 2 March 17, 2021
    Photo by Adham Ayesh/Shutterstock   David Barsamian: Let’s talk about historical memory. The 75th anniversary of the Nuremberg Tribunal for high ranking Nazis was just marked. Robert Jackson, the chief U.S. prosecutor and Supreme Court Justice, said, “We must never forget that the record on which we judge these defendants is the record on which […]
    Noam Chomsky
  • 25 Years of GMOs, and Some New Insights from Argentina March 17, 2021
    The book, Seeds of Power, offers important insights on the complex dynamics of power and compliance and how they can play out in a broad national context
    Brian Tokar
  • GOP Offers Preview of Brutal Climate Policies in Texas March 17, 2021
    As Americans are subject to the brutal impacts of inevitable climate change, we face a clear choice: strong government intervention to save our lives, or a “survival of the fittest” dystopia
    Sonali Kolhatkar
  • The Good, The Bad and the Profound March 17, 2021
    It turns passive to active, increases a feeling of efficacy, and confronts the learned hopelessness many of us were taught
    Saskia Hostetler Lippy
  • Your Privileges Are Not Universal March 17, 2021
    We praise the hopes and struggles of the people, whose desire to advance history will cut through your repression
    Vijay Prashad
  • A Minimum Wage? A Fake Debate March 17, 2021
    The debate over the minimum wage has been lopsided for a very long time
    Richard D. Wolff
  • A Big Victory at FERC March 17, 2021
    Electrification of power sources, transportation vehicles and heating and cooling systems is absolutely essential to make a clean energy revolution in enough time to prevent escalating and massive, worldwide climate catastrophe
    Ted Glick
  • Dear Republicans, Was Your Deal With Trump Worth It? March 8, 2021
    The GOP and Trump deserve one another and have maintained a symbiotic relationship that has devastated the nation
    Sonali Kolhatkar
  • The Great Divider: Covid-19 Reflects Global Racism, Not Equality March 8, 2021
    Poor, dark-skinned people should not be made to die when their lives can be saved by a simple vaccine, which is available in abundance
    Ramzy Baroud
  • White Supremacy? It Goes To The Very Top Of The NRA March 8, 2021
    In January we saw the logical conclusion of the arm-yourself-against-government-tyranny rhetoric that the NRA promotes
    Martha Rosenberg

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  • The USDA Is Set To Give Black Farmers Debt Relief. They've Heard That One Before
    Farmers of color are set to get some unprecedented debt relief starting this month from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The latest federal COVID aid package includes an estimated $4 billion for the USDA to wipe away these farmers' debts.
    Emma Hurt
  • Microsoft President Brad Smith Warns 'Life Will Become Like George Orwell's 1984' by 2024 if Lawmakers Don't Protect the Public Against AI
    Life could become like George Orwell's 1984 within three years if laws aren't introduced to protect the public from artificial intelligence, Microsoft president Brad Smith has warned.
    Ryan Morrison
  • Enbridge's Line 3 Is Putting Wild Rice at Risk - and Indigenous Water Protectors Are Taking a Stand
    In northern Minnesota, Anishinaabe people are fighting an oil pipeline that threatens their sustenance and spiritual connection to the land.
    Lynn Sue Mizner
  • Covid's Next Challenge: The Growing Divide Between Rich and Poor Economies
    The U.S., U.K. and China are roaring ahead, while most lower income nations are struggling, reversing decades of progress in alleviating global poverty. ‘This has become the inequality virus.’ The International Monetary Fund, which calls the dynamic “the great divergence,” warns that many developing economies could languish for years.
    Joe Parkinson
  • Farming Through the Climate Emergency
    Agroecology is our only hope for the future as it is too late to head off the climate impacts we’re already feeling. This moment demands both unimaginable nimbleness and radical acceptance. Decarbonizing our food system and nurturing our ecosystems will be up to new farmers, small-scale farmers, and farm cooperatives. 
    Caitlyn Hachmyer
  • 'Inhabitants' Digs Deep Into Indigenous Solutions to Climate Change
    Across the country, Native American communities are also responding to the crisis and many have been adopting climate action plans to protect their lifeways. But the land management practices these communities are focused on stand to have a much wider impact. Increasingly, they’re being recognized as a key to the future of our planet.
    Gosia Wozniacka
  • Sheep vs. Lawnmowers: UC Campus Tests Which is Better to Maintain Grounds
    Sheep were grazing the University of California–Davis campus this week in an academic experiment to see if the ewes can eat weeds and grass, fertilize, and control pests, as well as—or better than—using conventional landscaping methods, exploring the possibilities of saving the campus money and resources at the same time.
    Good News Network
  • Bayer Set To Rethink Selling of Glyphosate to US Gardeners After Loss of $2 Billion Future Cancer Claims Deal
    Bayer’s share price crashed over 4% on Thursday after Judge Vince Chhabria of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California threw out their attempted $ 2 Bilion deal to settle future cancer claims against their top selling glyphosate-based herbicide, Roundup.
  • What About Injuries and Deaths After the “COVID Shot”?
    Vaccine mania is sweeping the nation. One cannot go a day without hearing about the COVID vaccine and the need for increased vaccination rates so “we can get back to normal.” However, since the COVID vaccine supply is now exceeding demand, it reveals that many people do not want the vaccine, and public health authorities are turning […]
    Nate Doromal
  • Biden Orders Investigation Into COVID Lab-Leak Theory as New Evidence Raises Doubt Virus Could Have Evolved Naturally
    President Biden Wednesday ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to investigate the origins of the SARS-CoV-2, including whether the virus may have escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in Wuhan, China.The announcement followed on the heels of a number of recent developments, including a Wall Street Journal report earlier this week revealing that three researchers at the WIV became […]
    Children's Health Defense Team
  • ‘Forever Chemicals’ Found in Home Fertilizer Made From Sewage Sludge
    Alarming toxic PFAS levels revealed in new report raise concerns that the chemicals are contaminating vegetablesSewage sludge that wastewater treatment districts across America package and sell as home fertilizer contain alarming levels of toxic PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals”, a new report has revealed.
    Tom Perkins
  • It’s Time to Stop Funding Obesity
    The country's rising obesity rate provides the backdrop to the need for SNAP reform. More than 42% of American adults, and nearly 20% of children are obese, leaving the U.S. with the highest obesity rate in the world among nations with at least 5 million people.
    Vanita Rahman, MD
  • A Letter to Secretary Vilsack
    Authentic organic farmer and former NOSB member Francis Thicke appeared before the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) during the public comments webinar on Thursday, April 22 to share concerns regarding the integrity of the national organic standards.
  • Pandemic Pounds Have Added To U.S. Obesity––So Has Size Inflation
    Many health experts have noted that the more “diet foods” people eat, the fatter they are actually getting. Why? Because they are still psychologically hooked on eating all day which is fine with Big Food. In fact it is the Big Food agenda.
    Martha Rosenberg
  • A Week of Big Blows for Big Oil
    For environmentalists, it was a week of victories. For the oil and gas companies they vanquished, as well as Alberta and the other parts of Canada that rely on the energy industry, the week brought new uncertainties.
    Ian Austen

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  • Dua Puluh Tahun Setelah (Pertempuran) Seattle June 12, 2021
    Oleh: William Gillis. Teks aslinya berjudul: Twenty Years Beyond Seattle. Diterjemahkan ke dalam Bahasa Indonesia oleh Ameyuri Ringo “Mereka bahkan menyerang anak-anak kecil dengan gas (air mata)!” Sekelompok grup afinitas kecil berisi anak-anak muda berlari melewatiku, semuanya dalam kostum black bloc1, salah satu dari mereka terlihat memperlambat kecepatannya hanya untuk melihatku. Aku menyingkirkan bandana merahku...
    William Gillis
  • Rumo a uma Aliança Agorista-Sindicalista June 9, 2021
    De Logan Marie Glitterbomb. Artigo original: Toward an Agorist-Syndicalist Alliance de 8 de setembro de 2016. Traduzido para o português por Iann Zorkot. “Toda a teoria de Konkin fala apenas dos interesses e preocupações das classes marginais que trabalham por conta própria. A grande maioria da população é formada por trabalhadores assalariados em tempo integral; são pessoas com...
    Logan Marie Glitterbomb
  • Izquierda Libertaria: Anticapitalismo de Libre Mercado, el Ideal Desconocido June 8, 2021
    De Sheldon Richman. Título original: Libertarian Left: Free-Market Anti-Capitalism, The Unknown Ideal, de 6 de enero 2013. Traducido en español por Kathiana Thomas. La Campaña Presidencial de Ron Paul en 2008 dio a conocer la palabra «libertario» a muchas personas. Ya que Paul es un Republicano y los Republicanos, tal como los libertarios, usan la...
    Sheldon Richman
  • The Hadal Quadrants, Episode 1: Sex Work is Work June 7, 2021
    In this episode of The Hadal Quadrants, host Leslee Petersen speaks to activists Kitty Stryker and Cathy Reisenwitz about sex work, decriminalization, and the bills FOSTA/SESTA and its impact on sex work and internet culture. Kitty Stryker has been working on defining and creating consent culture for over 10 years through her writing, workshops, and...
  • Reseña de: Things That Can & Cannot Be Said June 5, 2021
    De James C. Wilson. Fuente: Book Review: Things That Can & Cannot Be Said. Traducido por Diego Avila. Cusack, John Roy y Arundhati Roy. Things That Can & Cannot Be Said. (Penguin Books, 2016). Con toda la atención dada el mes pasado a la liberación de Chelsea Manning, sentencia la cual fue únicamente conmutada por...
    James C. Wilson
  • Libertarismo o Stupidità Psicopatica? June 4, 2021
    Di Andrew Kemle. Originale: Libertarianism vs Psychopathic Dumbfuckery del 21 marzo 2021. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. La differenza tra un libertario e uno stupido psicopatico Rand Paul torna alla ribalta accusando governo statunitense e soprattutto Anthony Fauci di aver creato la pandemia di covid-19. Lui e diversi altri incantatori insistono a dire, senza provarlo, che...
    Andrew Kemle
  • Verso la Libertà May 31, 2021
    Di Darian Worden. Originale pubblicato il 24 maggio 2021 con il titolo Go Forward to Freedom. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Mentre negli Stati Uniti va avanti la vaccinazione e cala l’incidenza del covid-19, molti stanno pensando a cosa accadrà. “Ritorno alla normalità”? Ma c’è una “nuova normalità”? Chi è ancora qui forse dovrebbe puntare a...
    Darian Worden
  • Agorismo do Mercado Verde May 29, 2021
    De Logan Marie Glitterbomb. Artigo original: Green Market Agorism de 19 de abril de 2019. Traduzido para o português por Iann Zorkot. A teoria agorista foi muito enriquecida desde que Samuel Edward Konkin III introduziu a teoria inicial. Por meio dos escritos e do trabalho de visionários como Karl Hess, Ross Ulbricht, Satoshi Nakamoto, Defense...
    Logan Marie Glitterbomb
  • Jerarquías de Estatus: consentimiento tácito y expectativas de desempeño May 29, 2021
    De Cayce Jamil. Artículo original: Status Hierarchies: Tacit Consent and Performance Expectations. Traducido por Diego Avila. Lo que mantiene unidos a todos los diferentes tipos de socialistas libertarios es la creencia de que minimizar la jerarquía genera más libertad e igualdad. Sin embargo, la jerarquía es una palabra grabada en la ambigüedad. Los términos “poder”...
    Cayce Jamil