Gluten

Survey finds improving health, ‘feeling better’ top reasons why people go gluten free

Gluten free has taken the food world by storm, but the specific reasons that turn consumers into gluten-free converts have been a bit of a mystery. The Natural Marketing Institute (NMI) surveyed people to shed some light on what drives people to make the change and found some interesting results. While individuals with Celiac disease may be most vulnerable to gluten …

Socialism1

Want to Rebuild the Left? Take Socialism Seriously

As the sun set on the Occupy Seattle encampment in December 2011, the question “What next?” hung in the air, as it did over Zuccotti Park in New York City. The tents were gone, our spirits were dampened, but an awakened sense of empowerment prevailed. The movement had given voice to a widespread fury at big business and a recognition …

Appalachia Rising Mountaintop Removal Protest

This NY Bill Could Effectively Make You a Felon If You’re Arrested During a Protest

On Sunday, The New York Post [3]and NY1 [4] reported that the NYPD’s push to make resisting arrest a felony had officially been introduced as a bill before the New York State senate. After both Commissioner Bratton [5]and NYPDpolice union [6] simultaneously trial-ballooned a similar law change a few weeks ago, the plan to make “aggravated” resisting arrest a felony is officially moving forward after State Senator Tony Avella proposed …

611x406xRahmstorf_2015_1rc.jpg.pagespeed.ic.ZtEeyyz_Jm

What’s Going On In The North Atlantic?

The North Atlantic between Newfoundland and Ireland is practically the only region of the world that has defied global warming and even cooled. Last winter there even was the coldest on record – while globally it was the hottest on record. Our recent study (Rahmstorf et al. 2015) attributes this to a weakening of the Gulf Stream System, which is …

purpose-of-life

Having a purpose in life may improve health of aging brain

Having a strong sense that your life has meaning and direction may make you less likely to develop areas of brain damage caused by blockages in blood flow as you age. This research is reported in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. When a blockage interrupts blood flow in a vessel within the brain, a stroke can result or brain tissue can be damaged. This …

balck_crime_chart

There’s a Very Good Reason Why Black People Despise the Mainstream Media

There is a reason why black people hate the media: they hyper-criminalize us. According to a new study [3] by Media Matters for America, four New York City television stations consistently reported crimes by black people at a higher rate than their arrest rates. Here it is in a chart: Between August 18 and December 31 of last year, WCBS, WNBC, WABC, and …

911

How Did They Know? Examining 9/11 Foreknowledge of WTC Building 7’s Destruction

WTC Building 7, also known as the Salomon Brothers Building or WTC 7, was a 47–story skyscraper that was part of the World Trade Center complex. Built in 1984, Building 7 would have been the tallest high-–rise in thirty–three of our United States. Building 7 housed several intelligence and law enforcement agencies, and the NYC Office of Emergency Management’s Emergency …

Grasshoppers

Are Insects the Next Climate-Friendly Superfood?

Maybe you’ve see little cans of chocolate-covered ants or grasshoppers in the exotic food section of your grocery and thought to yourself, “Yuck—who eats that?” Insects may not come to mind when you think of superfoods. But they could be the next hot “alternative” protein. They’re low in fat and loaded with fiber. You might be surprised to learn you may …

schechter_danny-filmmaker-bio

Danny Schechter, the News Dissector, Dies in NYC at 72

Danny Schechter, one of America’s best known, most talented, and effective progressive leaders renowned for his activism, and ground-breaking media making, died Thursday, March 19th in New York City, of pancreatic cancer. Known as the “News Dissector” from his days at Boston radio station WBCN [3], Schechter was truly a renaissance progressive — with a long list of achievements and creative endeavors.  He is probably best …

PovertyThumb-300x300

Four Reasons to Question the Official ‘Poverty Eradication’ Story of 2015

The United Nations, large NGOs and lots of big corporations are gearing up to tell the world that we can eradicate global poverty by 2030. As a new paper by the economist David Woodward confirms, however, this claim is so far from reality that it deserves the label of cynical hype. The UN is currently coordinating a grand manoeuver of immense …