The contentious history of the Anarchist Cookbook

Numerous critics have called for the ban of the infamous instruction manual for violent civil disobedience. by Matt Davis The Anarchist Cookbook provides instructions for making bombs, drugs, and operating firearms; naturally, this makes it rather controversial. Concerned citizens, anarchists themselves, and many others have called for the ban of the book, but most liberal democracies have refused to do so. Whether you think dangerous literature should be banned or whether banning books is an inherently anti-democratic position, knowing and understanding why the Anarchist Cookbook draws so much criticism can be valuable. It’s difficult to find a book more eclectic, violent, provocative, and incendiary … Continue reading The contentious history of the Anarchist Cookbook

THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON SEROTONIN

by Jacob Devaney, Gues Waking Times As we dive into the complex and beautiful neurochemical cocktail that fuels our brains, serotonin is a bit of an enigma. Research shows that serotonin plays an important role in regulating mood, appetite, sleep, and dreaming. It can have both a sedating or stimulating effect and this is somehow related to the flow of thoughts through your mind. Though neuroscience is in its infancy, we can still gain a lot of personal insight through exploring research being conducted across a number of fields, and comparing it to what we have felt or experienced internally. So … Continue reading THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON SEROTONIN

It is absolutely time to panic about climate change

A buffalo corpse seen rotting on the side of the road in southern Iraq on November 11, 2018. Severe droughts, caused by a combination of climate change, dams and internal water mismanagement, are creating a nightmare for buffalo herders in the region.John Wreford/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Author David Wallace-Wells on the dystopian hellscape that awaits us. By Sean Illing “It is, I promise, worse than you think.” That was was the first line of David Wallace-Wells’s horrifying 2017 essay in New York magazine about climate change. It was an attempt to paint a very real picture of our not-too-distant future, a future … Continue reading It is absolutely time to panic about climate change