Spreading STDs

There's this story in the New York Times. Crucifies Facebook. Zuckerberg. Sandberg. Delay, Deny, Deflect So... the thing I never hear anyone talking about... We blame  Facebook. We blame Cambridge Analytica. We blame  Twitter. We blame Hillary Clinton. We blame kids in Macedonia. We blame the mainstream media. We blame Fox News. We blame Russian bots. ...when … Continue reading Spreading STDs

Donald Trump’s fascist politics and the language of disappearance

Trump’s language seems buffoonish, but he’s no clown. His rhetoric is meant to destroy thought and democracy by HENRY A. GIROUX Slate  NOVEMBER 18, 2018 Somewhere every culture has an imaginary zone for what it excludes, and it is that zone we must try to remember today. -- Catherine Clement In an age when speed overcomes thought, … Continue reading Donald Trump’s fascist politics and the language of disappearance

The Size of the Amygdala In Our Brains Affects Our Political Opinions

Your Brain on Politics: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Liberals and Conservatives by Andrea Kuszewski Intersection Can neuroscience provide evidence for a liberal and conservative thinking style? It may seem like a stretch to say that one could predict whether you lean left or right by looking at a brain scan—no questions asked, no opinions voiced—purely … Continue reading The Size of the Amygdala In Our Brains Affects Our Political Opinions

Diversity is for white people

The big lie behind a well-intended word “Diversity” sounds polite and hopeful. It’s how we talk when we can’t talk about race, or when whites get nervous. by Ellen Berrey Salon   Our country is convulsing over the issues of diversity and race. As an academic, I have spent more than a decade investigating this enigmatic … Continue reading Diversity is for white people

Xenophobia in American Politics: The Know Nothing Party of the 1850s and the Trump-Pence Neo-Fascist Republican Agenda

By Gary G. Kohls Global Research   Glossary Xenophobia = an intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries Nativism = the policy of protecting the interests of native-born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants  Summaries of the First 4 Points of Lawrence Britt’s 14 Characteristics of Fascism That Apply to … Continue reading Xenophobia in American Politics: The Know Nothing Party of the 1850s and the Trump-Pence Neo-Fascist Republican Agenda

It will take radical action to save us

Climate breakdown could be rapid and unpredictable. We can no longer tinker around the edges and hope minor changes will avert collapse. by George Monbiot Guardian Nov 14, 2018 It was a moment of the kind that changes lives. At a press conference held by climate activists Extinction Rebellion last week, two of us journalists pressed … Continue reading It will take radical action to save us

On the Ground with the Central American Migrant Caravan

  US militia patrolling the Mexico border in Texas   REUTERS/Rick Wilking On the Ground: Global Migrants Converge on Mexico City to Assist Central American Migrant Caravan MintPress News reports from the migrant caravan in Mexico City and met with members of the International Migrants Alliance, who gathered under the slogan: “Migrants, refugees and peoples … Continue reading On the Ground with the Central American Migrant Caravan