What Has Caused More Deaths Than All Wars In The Last 40 Years, Combined?

What Has Caused More Deaths Than All Wars In The Last 40 Years, Combined? Gary Null, PhD Progressive Radio Network, July 10, 2015 There is an unseen culprit hiding in the shadows, killing at least 180,000 people annually. It is a toxic poison contained in many of the foods and beverages that we commonly eat. A toxin that has been …

Injectable brain implant spies on individual neurons – Elizabeth Gibney

A simple injection is now all it takes to wire up a brain. A diverse team of physicists, neuroscientists and chemists has implanted mouse brains with a rolled-up, silky mesh studded with tiny electronic devices, and shown that it unfurls to spy on and stimulate individual neurons. The implant has the potential to unravel the workings of the mammalian brain …

Affordable Housing Crisis Grows Across the Country as Apartment Rents Skyrocket By Steven Rosenfeld

On Monday, New York City took a dramatic step that highlights just how out of control rental housing costs have become in the Big Apple and in many cities nationwide. For the first time, New York froze [3] rents for one-year leases on a million rent-stabilized apartments. “Today’s decision means relief,” Mayor Bill de Blasio told [4] reporters. “We know tenants have been forced to make …

“Conspiracy Theories”: The Public Trust Skepticism Factor By Dr. Katherine Smith

The assassination of the President of the United States on national television by a “lone” assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, who himself is assassinated the next day by another “lone” assassin—would cause even the most rational skeptic, or critical thinker, to question the institutional narrative of the events. [1] In other words, the institutional narrative, or official explanation, of a lone …

Researchers’ discovery may explain difficulty in treating Lyme disease

Northeastern University researchers have found that the bad­terium that causes Lyme dis­ease forms for­mant per­sister cells, which are known to evade antibi­otics. This sig­nif­i­cant finding, they said, could help explain why it’s so dif­fi­cult to treat the infec­tion in some patients. “It hasn’t been entirely clear why it’s dif­fi­cult to treat the pathogen with antibi­otics since there has been no …

Israeli army commander recorded ordering attack on Gaza clinic – Charlotte Silver

An Israeli military commander has been recorded ordering troops to shell medical facilities during the 2014 attack on Gaza.  Nerya Yeshurun, a lieutenant colonel, instructed that a clinic in the Shujaiya neighborhood be fired upon on 23 July last year to “honor” an Israeli soldier who had been killed a day earlier.  His statement amounts to a clear, though perhaps unintended, admission of war crimes.  Targeting civilians as …

‘The Challenge of Journalism… Is to Survive in the Pressure Cooker of Plutocracy’ – Bill Moyers

The following remarks were made by Bill Moyers at the presentation of the Helen Bernstein Book Awards for Excellence in Journalism. The ceremony took place at the New York Public Library on May 26, 2015. Thank you for allowing me to share this evening with you. I’m delighted to meet these exceptional journalists whose achievements you honor with the Helen Bernstein Book …

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Patriot Act on life support – Julian Hattem

A stalemate in the Senate would leave the FBI and National Security Agency (NSA) without powers they have used to track terrorists for years, say supporters of the Patriot Act. Without action by the end of the month, key provisions of the Patriot Act will expire, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) argues would put the United States at …

Riot police clear demonstrators from a street in Ferguson

Is the Federal Government Ready for War Against the American People? – Joachim Hagopian

Prior to even the beginning of the Jade Helm provocation strategically announced months in advance for the purpose of triggering reactionary alarm amongst US citizenry fearing martial law and FEMA roundups that the feds have been planning for years (see 2010’s FM 39.40 manual here), and now police killings in cities nationwide are ramping up urban tensions to the point that civil …

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Brutality is Our Society’s Trademark—From the Justice System to Healthcare – Donna Smith

Over the past several weeks, we’ve seen so many examples of brutality played out in our cities — and mostly our most impoverished areas — that it isn’t difficult to see why so many people are in the streets.  Many say white people cannot truly understand the deep racial issues that target African American people and their communities, and that …