Friday, February 22, 2019

56 million Native American deaths caused by European colonizers changed Earth’s climate, study says

"For once, we've been able to balance all the boxes and realize that the only way the Little Ice Age was so intense is ... because of the genocide of millions of people."

Confronting the great American myth

The founders of the United States have the society they wanted—one that keeps people like them in power.
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A modern-day lynching?: “Always in season” looks at 2014 hanging in NC & legacy...

A disturbing new documentary that examines lynching in the United States both past and present.

Walling in the opioid crisis?

Mr. President, if you want to tackle a genuine national emergency and are eager to spend another $5.7 billion or far more on a project that will, in the end, make you look better to everybody, including your base, take on the opioid epidemic.
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Dialogue: Women’s March leaders on anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism & more

Teresa Shook, one of the founders of the Women’s March movement, called for the removal of the four national co-chairs and accused them of allowing “anti-Semitism, anti-LBGTQIA sentiment and hateful, racist rhetoric to become a part of the platform.”

Learning from Gandhi

Gandhi was assassinated on 30 January 1948. But his legacy lives on. You can learn from it too, if you wish.

Forum perversion: Why progressive media should BAN climate-troll comments

Extensive reflection has produced a rather compelling case why the trolls’ climate pseudoscience comments – if not the trolls themselves – should be banned from progressive media.
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‘Untouchable:’ Women testify to Harvey Weinstein’s decades of sexual abuse in powerful new film

The film “Untouchable” takes on Harvey Weinstein’s decades of predatory behavior and the system that allowed it to happen, through the stories of survivors of his abuse, from his time as a young music promoter in Buffalo in the 1970s all the way until a series of investigations toppled Weinstein in 2017.
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Exclusive: Ex-Harvey Weinstein employee breaks silence on her memo that helped take down movie...

Lauren O’Connor was a literary scout at the Weinstein Company who worked closely with Weinstein. In 2015, she penned an internal memo about her boss that would later become famous.

Venezuela: What activists need to know about the US-led coup

“The United States has a long history of inappropriately intervening in Latin American countries. We must not go down that road again.”