Hopelessness and the Continued Use of Deadly Force

People march for Black life. But who marches for the principle of non-harming and non-killing?  By Zenzele Isoke While mourning the life of Daunte Wright, yet another Black man killed by a Minnesota police officer, people in the Twin Cities are now waiting for a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. Chauvin’s killing of George Floyd sparked massive, multigenerational peaceful protests, the burning and destruction of cities and neighborhoods, and citizen-led attacks against police and governmental structures, banks, and local businesses in and around the Twin Cities, helping to initiate a long-overdue 21st-century reckoning with the ugly and death-dealing reality of race and anti-Blackness … Continue reading Hopelessness and the Continued Use of Deadly Force

The Antiscience Movement Is Escalating, Going Global and Killing Thousands

Rejection of mainstream science and medicine has become a key feature of the political right in the United States and, increasingly, around the world By Peter J. Hotez  Antiscience has emerged as a dominant and highly lethal force, and one that threatens global security, as much as do terrorism and nuclear proliferation. We must mount a counteroffensive and build new infrastructure to combat antiscience, just as we have for these other more widely recognized and established threats. Antiscience is the rejection of mainstream scientific views and methods or their replacement with unproven or deliberately misleading theories, often for nefarious and … Continue reading The Antiscience Movement Is Escalating, Going Global and Killing Thousands

Communist China successfully killing the West with coronavirus

(Natural News) What most people fail to realize is that the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination drive is priming the bodies of people who get jabbed to be killed off by future bioweapons. by: Ethan Huff Unlike traditional vaccines, the messenger RNA (mRNA) “vaccines” from Pfizer, BioNTech, and Moderna do not produce matching antibodies for Chinese virus infection. Instead, they tell the body to produce spike proteins that elicit their own immune response, complete with unique antibodies that are different from the ones brought about by natural infection. What this means is that people who get vaccinated for the WuFlu not only gain no protection whatsoever against the “wild” virus, … Continue reading Communist China successfully killing the West with coronavirus

Architecture has a racist past. These artists radically reimagined it

A new MOMA exhibit explores architecture and Blackness. BY NATE BERG It’s no revelation that Black Americans have been underserved by architects and urban planners. Systemic racism pervades the built environment–from segregated communities and freeways built on top of Black neighborhoods to prejudiced housing practices and a lack of Black representation in the development process. It doesn’t help that just 11% of architects identify as a racial minority. The question is not how this happened, but what to do about it. Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America is a new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York that seeks to bring this question into new light. It focuses less … Continue reading Architecture has a racist past. These artists radically reimagined it

It’s Time To Cancel “Dr. Phil”

Dr. Do Nothing The popular daytime TV show seems to exploit the vulnerable people coming on the program for help. by Scaachi KoulBuzz In mid-February, Dr. Phil aired an episode about a 56-year-old woman named JoLynn with an alcohol addiction. But unlike other shows — or even an old Oprah episode — she isn’t coiffed or remotely prepared for the interview. She’s very clearly intoxicated, disheveled, and isn’t wearing any shoes. She rambles and at one point, starts to walk away from her chair. When Phil McGraw (more commonly known as Dr. Phil) asks her repeatedly where she’s going, she looks like a lost child. … Continue reading It’s Time To Cancel “Dr. Phil”

Texas freeze shows a chilling truth – how the rich use climate change to divide us

The Lone Star State is aptly named. If you’re not part of the Republican oil elite with Cruz and Abbott, you’re on your own. by Robert Reich Texas has long represented a wild west individualism that elevates personal freedom – this week, the freedom to freeze – above all else. The state’s prevailing social Darwinism was expressed most succinctly by the mayor of Colorado City, who accused his constituents – trapped in near sub-zero temperatures and complaining about lack of heat, electricity and drinkable water – of being the “lazy” products of a “socialist government”, adding “I’m sick and tired of … Continue reading Texas freeze shows a chilling truth – how the rich use climate change to divide us

There’s One Big Problem With Electric Cars

They’re still cars. Technology can’t cure America of its addiction to the automobile. By Farhad Manjoo I am starting to worry about the electric car. Not the thing itself; I’ve found electric vehicles to be superior to their fossil-powered predecessors in just about every important way, and although I am a car-crazy Californian, I don’t expect to buy a lung-destroying, pollution-spewing gas car ever again. But electric motors are merely a power source, not a panacea. From General Motors’ Super Bowl ads to President Biden’s climate-change plans, plug-in cars are now being cast as a central player in America’s response to a … Continue reading There’s One Big Problem With Electric Cars

How to Escape the Confines of Time and Space According to the CIA

In the 80s, the spy agency investigated the “Gateway Experience” technique to alter consciousness and ultimately escape spacetime. Here is everything you need to know. By Thobey Campion She turned to me the other morning and said, “You heard of The Gateway?” It didn’t register in the moment. She continued, “It’s blowing up on TikTok.” Later on, she elaborated: it was not in fact the ill-fated 90s computer hardware company folks were freaking out about. No, they’ve gone further back in time, to find a true treasure of functional media.  The intrigue revolves around a classified 1983 CIA report on a … Continue reading How to Escape the Confines of Time and Space According to the CIA

Are Conservative Policies Shortening American Lives?

Americans have shorter lives than international peers. Some researchers now say conservative policies may be to blame. BY LOLA BUTCHER IN 2013, a research team comprised of some of the nation’s top epidemiologists and demographers compared the health of Americans with the health of people in other high-income nations. They summarized their findings in the report’s title: “U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health.” Compared to 16 other nations, the U.S. ranked dead last in life expectancy for males and second-to-last for females. Beyond that, the nation ranked at or near the bottom in nine broad areas, including injuries and homicides, drug-related … Continue reading Are Conservative Policies Shortening American Lives?

“People are not okay”: The mental health impact of the Trump era

His presidency is over, but the trauma isn’t. By Anna North  Four years ago, Americans were gathering at airports to protest then-President Donald Trump’s newly enacted Muslim ban. A year ago, they were watching his trial in the Senate after he was impeached on charges of obstruction and abuse of power. Three months ago, some were gathering emergency kits and making safety plans with their neighbors to prepare for potential election violence by his supporters. And three weeks ago, they were watching those supporters storm the US Capitol in an attempt to overturn the results of a democratic election and keep Trump in power. Now, Trump has finally left … Continue reading “People are not okay”: The mental health impact of the Trump era