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Auschwitz: The Role of IG Farben-Bayer By Vera Sharav

First published 10 years ago Today marks the 60th anniversary of the Soviet liberation of the Nazi death camp, Auschwitz. Elderly Holocaust survivors, former soldiers and world leaders have gathered in Poland to mark the 60th anniversary: “I would like to say to all the people on the Earth: This should never be repeated, ever,” said Maj. Anatoly Shapiro, 92, …

Hundreds of current medical practices may be ineffective

Medical reversals occur when new clinical research shows that a certain medical practice does not, in fact, work or it does more harm than good. These new studies are superior to their predecessors because of things like better controls, better study design, or larger sample size. Medical reversals often concern medications but they can also affect surgical procedures. Read More

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A Climate Time Bomb With Trump’s Name Inscribed by ROBERT HUNZIKER

Thwaites, in West Antarctica, is the world’s most dangerous glacier. As of January 15th, scientists have labeled it: “A Climate Time Bomb.” Thwaites is crumbling apart on the underneath side where warm ocean currents circulate, which is clear evidence that global warming is really, truly hitting its stride even as America, obeying President Trump’s orders, rejected its commitment to Paris …

Female doctor discussing diagnosis with woman patient reassuring and comforting her with empathy in hospital office for Partnership Trust, Medical ethics, Bad news and Health care support concept.

Bombshell Study Questioning HPV Vaccine Efficacy Appears as the UK’s Cervical Cancer Rates Rise in Young

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines hit the global marketplace in the mid-2000s. From the start, public health agencies enthusiastically promoted HPV vaccination as the “best way to protect [young people] against certain types of cancer later in life.” However, a blistering new study by British researchers—and new data showing that cervical cancer rates are surging in British 25- to 29-year-olds—raise numerous questions about officials’ inflated claims. The …

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China’s New Coronavirus: An Examination of the Facts By Larry Romanoff

The Western mass media have discussed the new corona virus that began in the city of Wuhan in Central China but, apart from repetitive small details and the inevitable China-bashing, not much light has been shed on the circumstances. My initial commentary here is composed from a medley of nearly 100 Western news reports, primarily ABC, CBS, CNN, AFP, and …

Amazon tipping point: Last chance for action

Although 2019 was not the worst year for fire or deforestation in the Amazon, it was the year when the extent of fires and deforestation in the region garnered full global attention. This year, the winds brought smoke from the fires into São Paulo, so thick that—after encountering moist air blowing from the ocean—the afternoon skies were darkened and street …

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Cruelty Is the Point’: Trump Takes Aim at Medicaid With Plan That Could Harm Millions by Jake Johnson

The Trump administration is reportedly planning to intensify its assault on Medicaid by granting certain states permission to convert federal funding for the program into block grants, a move critics slammed as a cruel and likely illegal attack on vulnerable people. Politico reported Thursday that the plan, which could be finalized as early as next week, would allow the 37 states that expanded Medicaid under the …

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The high priests of plutocracy all meet at Davos. What good can come from that?

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is an odd event, but also the perfect insight into the problems of political activism in today’s world. Every year a select(ed) group of a few thousand people travel to the remote Swiss town of Davos, many in their own or their corporate private planes, to discuss the global economic, political and social issues of …

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The Long History of Elite Rule: What Will It Take To End It? by CHUCK CHURCHILL

Elites have ruled over people and commanded the surplus produced by their labor for many millennia. It is this long history we have to contend with in today’s crisis of capitalism that has produced endless wars and environmental catastrophes as corporate billionaire rulers continue to promote business as usual while preparing to fight each other with armed forces and nuclear …