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Native Genocide, Native Liberation
Eve Ottenberg: Red Nation Rising touches on these notorious boarding schools, as one of many forms of barbaric cruelty inflicted on Native Americans. Why? To steal their land, in which Native people have such profound roots. This book also makes clear that Native culture is not capitalist. Indeed the basis of capitalism, private property, is alien to and has been used to dispossess Natives ... “The erasure and elimination of the Native... is simply to gain access to land” ... The book argues that the revolutionary war “was actually a counterrevolutionary war to enslave Blacks and exterminate Indians.” ... “The fact that the U.S. government broke every treaty it entered into with Native nations tells you all you need to know about settler law.”... Visit Website ]
Jul 6, 2021, 4:11pm

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Glyphosate’s Toxic Legacy Exposed: Why This Weedkiller Should Be Banned
Stephanie Seneff: The following excerpt is from Toxic Legacy: How the Weedkiller Glyphosate Is Destroying Our Health and the Environment ... Monsanto has touted glyphosate as remarkably safe because its main mechanism of toxicity affects a metabolic pathway in plant cells that human cells don’t possess. ... human cells might not possess the shikimate pathway but almost all of our gut microbes do ... When glyphosate harms these microbes, they not only lose their ability to make these essential amino acids for the host, but they also become impaired in their ability to help us in all the other ways they normally support our health. ... Glyphosate also interferes with the symbiotic relationship between plant roots and soil bacteria.... Visit Website ]
Jul 3, 2021, 2:25pm

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Wikipedia and the Military-Intelligence Complex: How the Free Encyclopedia Feeds the National Security State from Which It Emerged
T.J. Coles: In my new book, We’ll Tell You What to Think: Wikipedia, Propaganda and the Making of Liberal Consensus, I expose who funds Wikipedia, what their intentions are, and how they seek to shape narratives favorable to neoliberal capitalism and the US empire. ... Wikipedia is part of the very internet developed by the military with public money in the 1950s-60s, then called ARPANET. ... Wikipedia does not present unbiased, scholarly encyclopedia entries. It is as much part of the military-industrial-complex as mainstream corporate media... Visit Website ]
Jun 26, 2021, 2:21pm

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History at 30,000 Feet: Malcom Gladwell’s “The Bomber Mafia”
Aaron William Moore – Ran Zwigenberg: Gladwell’s argument is as simple as it is frustrating. He posits that during the war the US bomber command faced a choice between precision bombing and mass terror bombing. ... Curtis LeMay ... oversaw a firebombing campaign that incinerated vast areas of urban Japan in order to break the morale of the Japanese and force them to surrender. ... In effect, however, we are not saving lives overall, but our own lives. ... by eliminating the voices of those who experienced the air raids, we lose sight of how awful the “good war” really was ... Whether the indiscriminate, systematic mass killing of non-combatants was justified in order to stop Nazism and Japanese imperialism is a debate that will never end, particularly in America. ... But looking away from the non-combatants whom the US armed forces killed is not a responsible way to have that debate... Visit Website ]
Jun 17, 2021, 12:11am

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How Organized Crime Infiltrated American Business After WW II and Corrupted National Politics from Truman to Trump
Jeremy Kuzmarov: Jonathan Marshall’s new book, Dark Quadrant: Organized Crime, Big Business, and the Corruption of American Democracy ... Provocative new book documents the unsavory alliance between the Mafia, the CIA, and the corporate establishment that transformed America into “the world’s most dangerous nation” ... Marshall begins his story with Harry S. Truman, a failed businessman and law school student whose political rise was fueled by his backing by the mafia-linked Pendergast political machine in Kansas City. ... During the 1940s and 1950s, corrupt politicians championed the politics of anti-communism in order to divert attention from the growing nexus between organized crime, big business and government... Visit Website ]
Jun 13, 2021, 2:33pm

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Toxic Chemicals Engulf the Planet
Robert Hunziker: Worldwide toxic chemicals are six times global warming emissions. This hidden dilemma is fully exposed in a superbly researched new book by science writer Julian Cribb: Earth Detox, How and Why We Must Clean Up Our Planet ... The planet has become a toxic soup of tested, untested, and inadequately tested chemicals that includes deadly toxins. ... “More than 25,000 human lives are being lost daily to chemical poisoning.” ... Ours is a poisoned world… this has all happened quite quickly and has burgeoned so rapidly that most people are still unaware of the extent or scale of the peril... crept up on us unseen... in a social climate of trusting acceptance of authority, over barely the span of a single human lifetime... impacts are only now starting to emerge... Visit Website ]
Jun 12, 2021, 3:42pm

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How John Hersey Blew the Whistle on the Reality of Nuclear War
Lawrence S Wittner: Review: “Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World” ... In this crisply-written, well-researched book, Lesley Blume, a journalist and biographer, tells the fascinating story of the background to John Hersey’s pathbreaking article, “Hiroshima,” and of its extraordinary impact upon the world. ... Blume shows very well how this approval of the atomic bombing was enhanced by U.S. government officials and the very compliant mass communications media. ... What was omitted was the human devastation, the horror of what the atomic bombing had done physically and psychologically to an almost entirely civilian population ... Hersey had concluded that the mass media had missed the real story of the Hiroshima bombing... Visit Website ]
Jun 1, 2021, 3:54pm

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Manufacturing Consent for War: 70 Years of CIA Coups, Assassinations, False Flag Operations and Mass Murder
Jeremy Kuzmarov: A Review of Vijay Prashad’s book, Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations ... details how manufactured foreign threats have historically been used by the Agency to carry on a war against the Third World—in order to extend U.S. corporate dominance. ... In a foreword, Evo Morales Ayma .... “bullets that assassinated democratic processes, that assassinated revolutions, and that assassinated hope.” ... Washington’s Bullets starts in Guatemala with the 1954 coup that overthrew Jacobo Arbenz, whose moderate land reform program threatened the interests of the United Fruit Company... Visit Website ]
May 21, 2021, 11:41am

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Secrets of a tree whisperer: ‘They get along, they listen – they’re attuned’
Kate Kellaway: When Suzanne Simard (Finding the Mother Tree) made her extraordinary discovery – that trees could communicate and cooperate through subterranean networks of fungi – the scientific establishment underreacted. ... One of Simard’s most thrilling beliefs is that trees can recognise us. “Trees perceive many things. They know when they’re infected and have an instantaneous biochemical response. When we manipulate trees, they respond.” ... Trees don’t have a brain, but the network in the soil is a neural network and the chemicals that move through it are the same as our neural transmitters.” She is currently collaborating on research to see whether trees can distinguish us as humans... Visit Website ]
Apr 24, 2021, 12:13pm

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We Don’t Need Prisons to Make Us Safer
Edited excerpt from “Prisons Make Us Safer” and 20 Other Myths about Mass Incarceration by Victoria Law: First, we must remember that incarceration is a form of punishment and incapacitation that happens after harm has occurred, not before. We must also remember that incarceration addresses only certain types of harm. ... People who sell drugs on the street risk arrest and imprisonment. But the same rarely applies to wealthy people ... So when confronted with the statement that prisons provide safety, we should ask, “Safety for whom? And from what?” ... with 2.3 million people behind bars, we can see that deterrence actually isn’t happening... Visit Website ]
Apr 19, 2021, 3:14pm

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The Fascinating World of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps Revealed in 'Honor Thy Label'
Katherine Martinko: The new book explains how the soap company built an ethical, fair-trade, organic supply chain over the past 15 years... Dr. Bronner's is not a typical soap company. ... started in Germany in 1858 and moved to the US in 1929, the family-run company opted in 2005 to shift its entire product line to fair-trade and organic-certified ingredients. ... The supply chain did not yet exist to do this entirely, but instead of giving up, Dr. Bronner's committed to building the supply chain itself, from the ground up. ... Ghana, to establish an ethical supply of palm and cocoa oils; in Palestine, with olive oil; in Uttar Pradesh, India, for the company's iconic mint oils... Visit Website ]
Apr 9, 2021, 2:23pm

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The Doll House the CIA Built - Review of Seeking Truth in a Country of Lies by Edward Curtin
Ray McGinnis: In a dark time, one discovers the fragmented and broken state of things. With this fitting epigraph, Ed Curtin proceeds to alert his readers to the fragmented and broken state of things in America, and the task of its citizenry to begin to see more clearly. ... Curtin notes that while average Americans have not constructed the doll’s house they live in, they are complicit. It is average Americans who have accepted “decades of fabricated reality for so-called peace of mind.” ... A consequence of accepting illusory narratives is that people are not really free... Visit Website ]
Feb 25, 2021, 3:20pm

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Indonesian Slaughter, Allen Dulles, and the Assassination of JFK
Edward Curtin: A Review of Greg Poulgrain’s book JFK vs. Allen Dulles: Battleground Indonesia ... exposes the intrigue behind the ruthless regime-change strategy in Indonesia of the longest-serving CIA director, Allen Dulles, and how it clashed with the policy of President John F. Kennedy, leading to JFK’s assassination, Indonesian regime change, and massive slaughter. ... Reading Poulgrain’s masterful analysis, one can clearly see how much of modern history is a struggle for control of the underworld where lies the fuel that runs the megamachine – oil, minerals, gold, copper, etc... Visit Website ]
Feb 3, 2021, 2:56pm

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Martin Luther King’s Radical Anticapitalism
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Excerpted with permission from the forthcoming book Fifty Years Since MLK, edited by Brandon Terry. ... In a posthumously published essay, Martin Luther King, Jr. pointed out that the “black revolution” had gone beyond the “rights of Negroes.” The struggle, he said, is “forcing America to face all of its interrelated flaws—racism, poverty, militarism and materialism. It is exposing the evils that are rooted deeply in the whole structure of our society. It reveals systemic rather than superficial flaws and suggests that radical reconstruction of society itself is the real issue to be faced.”... Visit Website ]
Jan 21, 2021, 2:03pm

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Fifty Years Ago the United States Government Killed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Review of The Plot to Kill King by William Pepper: William Pepper resurrects the revolutionary MLK, and in doing so shows in striking detail why elements within the U.S. government executed him. After reading this book, no fair-minded reader can reach any other conclusion. ... As with the assassinations of President Kennedy and his brother, Robert (two months after MLK), all evidence points to the construction of patsies to take the blame for government executions. Ray, Oswald, and Sirhan all bear striking resemblances in the ways they were chosen and moved as pawns over long periods of time into positions where their only reactions could be stunned surprise when they were accused of the murders ... At the center of all these murders is a trinity of men who were devoted to ending the Vietnam War and all wars, restoring economic justice for all Americans, and eliminating racial inequality...(Reprint from 2018) Visit Website ]
Jan 18, 2021, 12:32pm


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