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  • Infant Mortality: a look at how Cuba and Venezuela ranked in 1980 July 29, 2021
    In 1980, Venezuela’s infant mortality rate ranked 58th best in the world, far below Cuba, whose infant mortality rate was 28th that year. Infant mortality is a basic Venezuela’s infant mortality rate in 1980 was more than twice as high as that in Cuba – all according to the 2018 version of UNICEF data.
    Joe Emersberger
  • Some notable facts about Venezuela’s oil history July 28, 2021
    Venezuela has been an important oil exporter since the 1920s. See this essay for historical details. As the chart below shows, It was not until the 1970s that big Middle east oil exporters like Saudi Arabia and Iran overtook Venezuela in oil production  
    Joe Emersberger
  • Independence and Constitution in Spain July 22, 2021
    There’s a serious political problem in the Spanish Kingdom that seems difficult to resolve and leads to a vicious circle. Probably because of the influence  of Francoist ideology, having independence as an objective is contrary to the Spanish Constitution, (art.2 insists on “The indissoluble unity of the Nation (…),” for instance), but the legal and […]
  • Conflict or Cooperation in U.S.-China Relations? July 11, 2021
    The United States and China, the world’s mightiest military and economic powers, are currently heading toward a Cold War or even a hot one, with disastrous consequences.  But an alternative path is available and could be taken. Beginning in 2018, U.S. government policy toward China turned sharply hostile, bringing relations between the two nations to […]
    Lawrence Wittner
  • Nationalism on the Decline June 29, 2021
    Although, beginning in about 2015, nationalist political parties made enormous advances in countries around the world, more recently they have been on the wane. The nationalist surge was led by a new generation of rightwing populist demagogues who, feeding on public discontent with widespread immigration and economic stagnation, achieved startling political breakthroughs.  Matteo Salvini of […]
    Lawrence Wittner

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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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  • Stop ARPA-H! Don’t Let Congress Fund Digital Surveillance & Human Gene Hacking!
    What do you get when you combine digital surveillance and human gene hacking with super computers that can comb through all the data with artificial intelligence? The power to hack the human race.This is the course the National Institutes of Health will be charting if President Biden can get Congress to fund his proposed ARPA-H, the […]
    Alexis Baden-Mayer
  • Warming Rivers in US West Killing Fish, Imperiling Industry
    Baby salmon are dying by the thousands in one California river, and an entire run of endangered salmon could be wiped out in another. Fishermen who make their living off adult salmon, once they enter the Pacific Ocean, are sounding the alarm as blistering heat waves and extended drought in the U.S. West raise water […]
    Daisy Nguyen
  • Bipartisan Majority of Americans Now Believe Coronavirus Leaked From Lab: Poll
    The survey found that 52 percent of Americans believe coronavirus leaked from a lab, compared with 28 percent who think the pandemic started following human contact with an infected animal. Support for the lab-leak theory is bipartisan, with 52 percent of Democrat and 59 percent of Republican respondents backing the theory.
    Zachary Evans
  • Could Early at-Home Protocols Influence COVID Outcomes?
    In this interview, Dr. Peter McCullough discusses the importance of early treatment for COVID-19, and the potential motivations behind the suppression of safe and effective treatments. McCullough has impeccable academic credentials. He's an internist, cardiologist, epidemiologist, a full professor of medicine at Texas A&M College of Medicine in Dallas.
    Dr. Joseph Mercola
  • The Total Health and Climate Consequences of the American Food System Cost Three Times as Much as the Food Itself
    The United States spends $1.1 trillion a year on food. But when the impacts of the food system on different parts of our society — including rising health care costs, climate change and biodiversity loss — are factored in, the bill is around three times that, according to a report by the Rockefeller Foundation, a private charity […]
    Laura Reiley
  • It Seems Odd That We Would Just Let the World Burn
    I spent the weekend reading a book I wasn’t entirely comfortable being seen with in public. Andreas Malm’s “How to Blow Up a Pipeline” is only slightly inaptly named. You won’t find, anywhere inside, instructions on sabotaging energy infrastructure. A truer title would be “Why to Blow Up a Pipeline.” On this, Malm’s case is […]
    Ezra Klein
  • "Perennialize Massachusetts Agriculture"
    Perennials belong in your garden and on your farm, according to Eric Toensmeier, keynote speaker at NOFA/Mass Winter Conference. “We need to increase the percentage of our food that comes from perennial crops,” he said. “We should be perennializing Massachusetts agriculture,” and home gardeners can play a key role in that process, not just in […]
  • More Bad News for Masks
    Mandating children to wear facemasks for long periods of time while at school and participating in other activities is an unprecedented move, one that was put into place despite no research showing the practice is safe. It’s not simply a case of “something is better than nothing,” because the act of mask wearing comes with […]
    Dr. Joseph Mercola
  • What You Need To Know About Early At-Home COVID Treatment
    In this interview, Dr. Peter McCullough discusses the importance of early treatment for COVID-19, and the potential motivations behind the suppression of safe and effective treatments. McCullough has impeccable academic credentials. He's an internist, cardiologist, epidemiologist, a full professor of medicine at Texas A&M College of Medicine in Dallas.
    Dr. Joseph Mercola
  • There Are No Mass Migrations Without U.S. Meddling and Militarism
    When Vice President Kamala Harris visited the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, on June 25, she repeated the claim she made during her trip to Guatemala and Mexico earlier that month: The Biden administration is serious about addressing the root causes of Central American migration.
    Azadeh Shahshahani
  • How Helping Save the Oceans Cured One Woman's Climate Grief
    Seaweed is a nutritious, delicious food, a cleaning agent for human-introduced ocean toxins, a repair agent for ecosystem damage caused by fin and shellfish farming, and excellent salmonid habitat. Oceans 2050 has noted its potentially transformative role in de-acidifying the oceans and acting as a seriously effective carbon sink.
    Patricia Lane
  • True Cost Of Food: Measuring What Matters to Transform the U.S. Food System
    This report outlines the true cost of food, which includes the impacts on our health, the environment, biodiversity, livelihoods, and much more. With this new analysis, governments, advocates, corporations, and individuals are better equipped to catalyze the change needed to develop a truly nourishing, equitable, and sustainable food system in the United States.
  • E.P.A. Approved Toxic Chemicals for Fracking a Decade Ago, New Files Show
    The compounds can form PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals,” which have been linked to cancer and birth defects. The E.P.A. approvals came despite the agency’s own concerns about toxicity
    Hiroko Tabuchi
  • Drug War Foes Applaud Senators' Bill to End Federal Cannabis Criminalization
    Drug war abolitionists on Wednesday applauded the introduction by three Democratic senators of proposed legislation that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level while allowing states to decide their own cannabis laws.
    Brett Wilkins
  • Here's What a Moderna Rep Admitted About the Shot
    In the featured video, which aired June 22, 2021, independent reporter Stew Peters plays an audio recording made by a young woman who suddenly developed Guillain-Barre syndrome after her Moderna injection. Her neurologist believes her condition is the direct result of the COVID shot.
    Dr. Joseph Mercola

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  • Anti-Trust Laws: Dangers and Possibilities August 5, 2021
    An Anarchist Take on Antitrust Laws: Dangers and Possibilities (Updated & Expanded) Monopolies are pretty much universally bad. This is an uncontroversial position amongst anarchists, who principally define themselves in opposition to the state, which Max Weber, in “Politics as Vocation,” defines as the monopoly on force and the approval of the use of force...
    Eric Fleischmann
  • How NOT to Argue Against the Existence of Monopoly August 3, 2021
    Liz Wolfe, in recent weeks, seems to have displaced Elizabeth Nolan Brown as the chief tech platform apologist at Reason. In her most recent article on this theme, “Google CEO Sundar Pichai Is Right: Companies That Dominate Today May Be Gone Tomorrow” (July 26), the general lines of her argument are simple: “Today’s Big Tech...
    Kevin Carson
  • Ascoltiamo il Principe Ribelle August 3, 2021
    Gli Schemi Evoluzionistici Rivisti in un’ottica Anarchica Di Kathiana Thomas. Originale: Escuchemos al Príncipe Rebelde: Revisión a los Modelos Evolucionistas desde el Anarquismo, pubblicato il 21 giugno 2021. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Le questioni riguardanti la natura umana sono spesso l’epicentro di importanti dispute ideologiche, come l’inevitabilità o meno della competizione o la necessità di...
    Kathiana Thomas
  • Derretendo Montanhas de Gelo August 2, 2021
    Jason Lee Byas. Artígo original: Melting Mountains of Ice. Traduzido para o português por Gabriel Serpa. Uma Doutrina de Não-Governo para o Século XXI Hoje, quase todos aceitam pelo menos uma ideia utópica: de que a escravidão é tão moralmente inaceitável que tal prática deve ser erradicada onde quer que se encontre; e quaisquer instituições...
    Jason Lee Byas
  • Sindicatos, empresas y competencia en el trabajo August 2, 2021
    De Andrew Kemle. Artículo original: Unions, Firms, and Competition Within the Workplace, 7 de enero de 2021. Traducido al español por Camila Figueroa. I. Negociación centralizada, control de tarjetas y una alternativa ¿Existe una forma de facilitar a los trabajadores la afiliación a un sindicato? Y en el proceso de facilitar que los empleados se...
    Andrew Kemle
  • Sinong makikinabang? Malayang kalakalan tungong komunismo August 2, 2021
    Ni Kevin Carson. Orihinal na artikulo: Who owns the Benefit? The Free Market as Full Communism, Setyembre 12, 2012. Salin ni Raj. May magandang kasabihan tungkol sa kung paano gumagana ang kapitalismo sa buhay natin (Hindi ko maalala kung sinong nagpauso noon, pero sa tingin ko si Noam Chomsky): “Lugi para sa lahat, kita para...
    Kevin Carson
  • Вперед к свободе July 29, 2021
    Darian Worden. Оригинальная статья: Go Forward to Freedom, 24 мая 2021 года. Переведено Гражданином Ильей Чем больше людей в США вакцинируются от коронавируса и число заболевших продолжает снижаться, многие начинают думать о том, что будет дальше. Возвращаемся ли мы к «норме»? Есть ли сейчас «новая норма»? Пожалуй, те из нас, кто пережили пандемию, должны смотреть...
    Darian Worden
  • #redefinework July 29, 2021
    I am the founding Executive Director of The Automotive Free Clinic. The AFC is a free and low cost automotive repair shop in Prattville, Alabama, a small town outside of Montgomery, that was designed on the principles of mutual aid and Marx’s labor theory of value. We were founded in March of 2020 as a...
  • On Work Abolition: Rejecting the Alien Hermeneutics of the Oppressor July 28, 2021
    Advocating work abolition, I encounter one specific objection very often. “Work,” they say, does not refer to, nor imply, coerced labour. An authoritarian Marxist I recently encountered made the claim that to speak of work abolition is the language of “empty” radicalism. They went on to claim that such “empty” radical language is confined to...
    Can Standke