Joe Emersberger: Sweden and the UK unmasked. Only the UK corporate media could miss it.

Below are what I regard as the key excerpts from the UN working group ruling in favor of Julian Assange. The following excerpt from the ruling sums up the “argument” that Sweden made for its prosecutors refusing for years to move the “preliminary investigation” forward by coming to London to interview Assange: In the case Read more…

Allan Lichtenstein: Housing Desegregation, Diversity and Social Interaction

Writing in The New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell asks what can be learned from the residents of New Orleans who left for good after Hurricane Katrina struck. Quoting research that compared a group of evacuees who relocated to Houston with residents who returned to New Orleans, Gladwell writes that the residents who preferred New Orleans “put Read more…

Joe Emersberger: Can NYT reporters read Venezuelan newspapers?

The latest NYT reporter to be parachuted into Venezuela writes “Press freedom throughout Latin America is under threat, though the Committee to Protect Journalists ranks Venezuela as a better place for reporters than Colombia or Mexico in terms of the number of journalists killed. But deaths are not the only way to measure attacks on Read more…

Lawrence Wittner: “Modernizing” the Opportunities for Nuclear War

A fight now underway over newly-designed U.S. nuclear weapons highlights how far the Obama administration has strayed from its commitment to build a nuclear-free world. The fight, as a recent New York Times article indicates, concerns a variety of nuclear weapons that the U.S. military is currently in the process of developing or, as the Read more…

Don Fitz: Green Time TV: Safety for People and the Environment

Green Time TV Safety for People and the Environment by Don Fitz Protecting people and the environment can be two sides of the same coin. February Green Time episodes present efforts to integrate the two. Fission reactors produce very expensive energy, require a huge amount of water, and have risks that are seriously understated. In Read more…

Corporate Watch: Rebuilding Kobanê

Tom Anderson and Eliza Egret report from the war-torn city of Kobanê and meet those trying to rebuild what Daesh and US bombs have destroyed January 2016 Kobanê city ‘We have cleared 1.5 million tonnes of rubble,’ Abdo Rrahman Hemo (known as Heval Dostar), head of the Kobanê Reconstruction Board, tells us humbly as we sit Read more…

Corporate Watch: What to make of COP21?

Tom Anderson and Pete Smith 14 January 2016 Reflections on the Paris climate talks from members of the Corporate Watch collective.   The Agreement We won’t spend too much time discussing the agreement itself as plenty of others have done that already (see this excellent summary from ROAR magazine and this from climate scientist, Kevin Read more…

Steve Montgomery: A short history of refined carbs

Looking at high energy carbohydrates from an evolutionary, political, disease, sports and science perspective. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” Hippocrates Ancestral Health Global cooling around the last modern ice age, 2.5 million years ago, meant early humans found fruits and vegetables scarcer to find and helped bring about the adaption Read more…

Bob Simpson: The Chicago City Colleges: Why close child development programs when the need is so great?

Expanding access to high quality early childhood education is among the smartest investments that we can make. Research has shown that the early years in a child’s life—when the human brain is forming—represent a critically important window of opportunity to develop a child’s full potential and shape key academic, social, and cognitive skills that determine Read more…

Nasir Khan: A true warrior works for the good of others

Nasir Khan, January 9, 2015 This message of Chief Sitting Bull can stir the conscience of every human being. In any case, this is a hope and wish I have for the for common men and women in the world. But the situation is not so simple. There are people who are immune to what Read more…

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