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A New Investigation About Who’s Getting Sick From Heat-Related Illness Should Be a Wakeup Call for America
Sofia Moutinho & Elisabeth Gawthrop: “Zip codes do determine your health, and most of that is because of structural racism.” ... Heat-related illnesses are soaring in Arizona and Florida as the planet warms and temperatures rise. Among the hottest states in the country, none saw a sharper spike in summertime temperatures over the last century than these two. ... Poor communities are bearing the brunt of sickening heat in these states ... The data, never before made public at the zip code level, also show that the highest rates of heat-related illnesses are in neighborhoods with a history of racial segregation... Visit Website ]
Jan 21, 2021, 2:15pm

Books
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

Blogosphere
Freedom Rider: Why the Left Don’t Protest
Margaret Kimberley: Leftists don’t act as they should because they are still tied to the Democrats, who are devoted to crushing them as a political force. ... The damage done by decades of corporatist allegiance continues. Anyone who questioned bank bailouts, falling wages or privatized public education was labeled unrealistic at best, and a spoiler at worst. ... Obviously many people who want a better and more just country do not really believe that they can bring about the changes they want to see. ... There must be a commitment to wholesale change from top to bottom. The failed state must be taken on without hesitation or apology and dependence on the electoral system must end... Visit Website ]
Jan 20, 2021, 3:34pm

Blogosphere
Time for Biden to end the Forever Wars and bring Iran in from the Cold
Juan Cole: the Biden team has a lot of diplomacy before it. Turkey is a problem. Israel-Palestine is the mother of all problems ... Iran and the Arab world: 1. Biden needs to restore the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran ... 2. Under Biden, the U.S. should get its remaining 2,500 troops out of Iraq. ... 3. The US needs to end its involvement in the Saudi-UAE war on Yemen. ... 4. For the love of God, get out of Syria and stay out. ... 5. The US has substantial influence in the region and should not be afraid to use it for good. It should stop short of military entanglements, is all. ... Biden should start saying “no.”... Visit Website ]
Jan 20, 2021, 3:15pm

Consider This....
Joe Biden must put an end to business as usual. Here's where to start
Bernie Sanders: In this moment of unprecedented crises, Congress and the Biden administration must respond through unprecedented action. No more business as usual. No more same old, same old.... Democrats, who will now control the White House, the Senate and the House, must summon the courage to demonstrate to the American people that government can effectively and rapidly respond to their pain and anxiety. ... Ultimately, we must confront the grotesque level of income and wealth inequality and create a country that works for all and not just the few... Visit Website ]
Jan 20, 2021, 2:56pm

Commentary
How Billionaires Transfer Blame to Others
Eric Zuesse: Throughout history, aristocrats, and their flaks such as their ‘news’-media, cast blame downward, away from themselves who collectively control the government, and onto, instead, some minority or other mass group, who can’t even plan or function together so as to be able to control the government. ... The U.S. has a two-Party aristocracy, as is clear from the “Open Secrets” list of the 100 biggest political donors in the 2020 U.S. Presidential and congressional campaigns ... In a two-Party dictatorship, the important truths are kept away from being publicized on either side. What the public sees and hears, instead, is political theater, merely tailored to different audiences... Visit Website ]
Jan 19, 2021, 3:10pm

Books
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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Dr. Martin Luther King’s Challenge to the Movement, as the Fascists Storm the Capital
Eric Mann: Right now, the central challenge to standing up to the armed right, in the midst of COVID and police occupation of Black communities is a sober re-assessment of the present period and reconstruction of a revolutionary alternative. ... The annual King Day celebrations provide a great opportunity to defend Dr. King’s revolutionary legacy against The System’s efforts to white wash and degrade his frontal challenge to its crimes. ... Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a leader of the Civil Rights and Black Liberation Movement, a fierce internationalist, anti-imperialist, and Pan Africanist, a Black militant, pro-communist socialist... Visit Website ]
Jan 18, 2021, 12:04pm

Blogosphere
Trump may be on trial, but the system that produced him will be acquitted
JONATHAN COOK: Trump is not the enemy. That target is far too small and limited. The class he belongs to is our enemy, as is the system of privilege he has spent the past four years upholding. ... There is a way out of the dead-end culture war that pits one tribe against the other. It is to formulate an alternative, popular politics based on class struggle – the 99 per cent against the 1 per cent. .... We need a functioning political system that reflects popular priorities, like Medicare For All, a dignified minimum wage and free college... Visit Website ]
Jan 17, 2021, 12:49pm

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The “Are You Serious?” Awards: Looking Back on 2020
Conn Hallinan: The Golden Lemon Award goes to Lockheed Martin for its F-35 fifth generation stealth fighter, at $1.5 trillion the most expensive weapons system in history. The plane currently has 883 documented design flaws, including nine “category 1” flaws. ... The latter, the Project on Government Oversight explains, “may cause death, severe injury, or severe occupational illness” to pilots and “major damage” to weapons systems and combat readiness (which sounds like those TV ads for drugs that may or may not treat your disease, but could also kill your first born and turn you into a ferret)... Visit Website ]
Jan 16, 2021, 12:38pm

Commentary
Ten Theses on Trump
Gary Leupp: 1. In understanding Trump one must first of all recognize his malignant narcissism. ... 2. Trump’s obvious lack of empathy, inability to admit fault, penchant to insult friend and foe alike, claims of polymathic genius, pathological mendacity, expectations of sycophancy, all impede his organizational ability. ... 3. Trump thinks simplistically and transparently. ... 4. Trump’s four years were an experiment in probing the depths of depravity in U.S. society. ... 5. It should be obvious: Trump is the center of a religious-like personality cult... Visit Website ]
Jan 16, 2021, 12:27pm

Meditations
Thought, Brain and Mind
Martin LeFevre: The afternoon was gray and chilly, with only the saddle-shaped opening to the canyon visible in the hills beyond town. Sitting on plastic and pads, I welcomed the sun as it poked through near the horizon in the western sky. ... Beyond personal interpretation or imagination, a reverential quality came over the land and flooded into one. One felt, as never before, that the Earth is love. ... Generally speaking, the human brain is full of thought, and the mental and emotional residues of thought. Thought is like the noise of a busy freeway that never stops, and hardly ever slows...
Jan 15, 2021, 12:20pm

Environment
Agroecology and Post-COVID Plunder
Colin Todhunter: Agroecology is based on traditional knowledge and modern agricultural research, utilising elements of contemporary ecology, soil biology and the biological control of pests. This system employs sound ecological management by using on-farm solutions to manage pests and disease without the use of agrochemicals and corporate seeds. ... Agroecology is based on the principle of food sovereignty, which encompasses the right to healthy and culturally appropriate food and the right of people to define their own food and agriculture systems. ... People have a deep microbiological connection to soils, food processing practices and fermentation processes which affect the gut microbiome... Visit Website ]
Jan 14, 2021, 2:52pm

Blogosphere
Netflix’s ‘The Social Dilemma’ Tells Only Half the Story
Jonathan Cook: According to “The Social Dilemma,” we are fast reaching a kind of human “event horizon,” with our societies standing on the brink of collapse. ... social media is a global experiment in altering our psychology and social interactions ... “It’s the gradual, slight, imperceptible change in your own behaviour and perception – that is the product.” That is also how these corporations make their money, by “changing what you do, what you think, who you are.” ... Social media and the AI behind it are one of the multiple crises we can no longer ignore as capitalism reaches the end of a trajectory it has long been on... Visit Website ]
Jan 14, 2021, 2:29pm

Did You Know
Deconstructing JFK: A Coup d’État over Foreign Policy?
James DiEugenio: While not averse to foreign meddling or even sanctioning the assassination of foreign leaders, Kennedy’s foreign policy positions drew the ire of a collusion of interests that wanted him gone. DiEugenio argues that Kennedy’s positions on foreign policy leading up to his assassination and the deleterious events that occurred after his death culminate in simply too many dramatic reversals to be chalked up to coincidence... Visit Website ]
Jan 14, 2021, 1:40pm


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