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The Age of Transhumanist Politics – Part III

Posthuman

Do we now have to get used to relatively radical technophilic views in the public realm, received especially by the newer generations of internet and mobile phones? This is going to be one of the big issues in forthcoming...

“A Shoeleather History of the Wobblies”

IWW Charter

Since the groundbreaking work of Jesse Lemisch, Howard Zinn and Staughton Lynd, “history from the bottom up” has become an important part of the radical landscape. Such history informs us that everyday people propel events while underscoring that progress...

The Age of Transhumanist Politics – Part II

Birth of Transhumanism

Technology is emerging as a social and political force in its own right. The rapidity of technological evolution has caught governments off guard and slow to recognize and deal with the changing social and political landscapes. In contrast, militaries...

A Dark Cloud Still Lingers Over Sunshine Act

Medical Industry Payoffs

George Orwell, the inventor of the Ministry of Truth, could not have coined a more biting and sarcastic title than the Sunshine Act. With the advance of the Affordable Care Act the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (now known as Open...

Looking Back at the Vietnam War

Napalm Bombing Vietnam

This Spring marks 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War. At least that’s what it’s called in the United States, the Vietnam War. In Vietnam, it’s called the American War to distinguish the phase involving the United...

End of the World Blues

Over Crowding

We appear to be nearing the short end of the funnel. In one hundred and fifteen years the automotive population of the United States has risen from 35,000 to 255 million; one billion gas burning cars world-wide, pretending... pretending...


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B52D Bombing Vietnam

Vietnam: Some Real History

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Pinpointing where US aggression in Vietnam began depends on how one determines how a war starts. It’s silly in the extreme, however, to claim it began in 1965, as tens of thousands of Vietnamese were already dead at US hands by that point.

A Long Way Home

A Long Way Home

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I reckon it was a long time ago; so far back most folks around today weren’t even born yet. Well, there was this liberal politician and he had this plan to improve health care in America. The guy had a checkered past, the moniker of “crook” had dogged him for most of his political...

Tortured

John Yoo Meets Torture and at Long Last Recognizes It?

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John Yoo, principal author of the Office of Legal Counsel’s “Torture Memos” that gave the green light to the CIA and other governmental agencies to carry out torture under Bush, has this week surprisingly distanced himself from some of the torture techniques, saying on Fareed Zakaria’s CNN show on December 11, 2014 that if...

Supplements

What Televangelists & Alternative Medicine Proponents Have in Common

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To the skeptical, Andrew Weil, Mehmet Oz, Joe Mercola, and Deepak Chopra, have an unsavory commonality with people like Jimmy Swaggart, Benny Hinn, and “The Reverend" Jim Bakker. They all offer tales of miraculous healings while peddling something seemingly too good to be true.


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