The View from Abroad – America as Others See It

American Homeless picking their way through garbage by Fred Reed Unz edited by O Society June 19, 2019 Americans are brought up to believe that the United States is a shining city on a hill, a light to mankind, that the world envies us for our values and freedoms, and hates us because we have … Continue reading The View from Abroad – America as Others See It

Russia-gate and Inauthentic Opposition

by Paul Street CounterPunch edited by O Society June 4, 2019 If historians still exist years from now, some of them will be struck by how Donald Trump’s Democratic Party critics and their media allies obsessed over the 45th United States President’s real and alleged connections to Russia while saying comparatively little about his enactment … Continue reading Russia-gate and Inauthentic Opposition

The Interlocking Crises of War & Climate Chaos

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”  ~ James Baldwin by Richard Moser edited by O Society May 19, 2019 Climate change is the apex crisis of all time and the US military is the prime crisis multiplier.   As we approach the horizon of climate … Continue reading The Interlocking Crises of War & Climate Chaos

Science in Flux: Evolution unleashed

Is evolutionary science due for a major overhaul – or is talk of ‘revolution’ misguided? by Kevin Laland  Aeon edited by O Society May 16, 2019 When researchers at Emory University in Atlanta trained mice to fear the smell of almonds  (by pairing it with electric shocks), they found, to their consternation, that both the children … Continue reading Science in Flux: Evolution unleashed

To Be Hopeful In Bad Times

by Kenn Orphan edited by O Society May 12, 2019  “To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.  What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our … Continue reading To Be Hopeful In Bad Times

Apex Predator Makes Great White Sharks Flee in Fear

Even a predator like the great white shark can have a fearsome enemy.DAVE J HOGAN / GETTY by Ed Yong Atlantic edited by O Society May 12, 2019 The great white shark—a fast, powerful, 16-foot-long torpedo that’s armed to the teeth with teeth—has little to fear except fear itself. But also: killer whales.For almost 15 … Continue reading Apex Predator Makes Great White Sharks Flee in Fear

Consuming Stuff: The Polluting World of Fashion

by Graham Peebles Counterpunch edited by O Society May, 8, 2019 The interconnected environmental catastrophe is the result of a particular lifestyle; a materialistic way of life relentlessly promoted by mass media and governments throughout the industrialized world and beyond. Consuming stuff, most of which is unnecessary, is the key ingredient; excess is championed, sufficiency … Continue reading Consuming Stuff: The Polluting World of Fashion