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02.08.2018

A Threat to Global Democracy:

A Threat to Global Democracy:

How Facebook & Surveillance Capitalism Empower Authoritarianism “Black Elevation.” “Mindful Being.” “Resisters.” “Aztlan Warriors.” Those are the names of some of the accounts removed from Facebook and Instagram Tuesday after Facebook uncovered a plot to covertly influence the midterm elections. The tech giant said 32 fake accounts and Facebook pages… »

25.07.2018

Face 2 Face with Flavia Fontes

Face 2 Face with Flavia Fontes

On this show we speak with filmmaker Flavia Fontes. We discuss  her unusual process and journey in making a documentary about former Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa. “Our President: Rafael Correa” is the story of a man who dreamed of ending poverty in his country and about the challenges he faced transforming Ecuador. »

24.07.2018

For the White Woman Who Wants to Know How to be My Friend: A Black Feminist Guide to Interracial Solidarity

For the White Woman Who Wants to Know How to be My Friend: A Black Feminist Guide to Interracial Solidarity

Posted on November 1, 2016 by Claire  in Afrofemina from a text in Sister Outrider A brief foreword: this is the conclusion to my series of essays on race and the feminist movement. Parts… »

22.07.2018

Research shows four in five experts cited in online news are men

Research shows four in five experts cited in online news are men

Laura Jones, King’s College London for The Conversation Who gets to speak? Who do we listen to? And whose opinions do we respect? These questions are always important, but even more so now, as the UK faces an uncertain future, and political leaders need to make some tough… »

19.07.2018

The danger of a single story

The danger of a single story

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. »

17.07.2018

Helsinki Summit: Detente Bad, Cold War Good

Helsinki Summit: Detente Bad, Cold War Good

The entire “liberal” media and political establishment of the Western world reveals its militarist, authoritarian soul today with the screaming and hysterical attacks on the very prospect of detente with Russia. Peace apparently is a terrible thing; a renewed arms race, with quite literally trillions of dollars pumped into the… »

14.07.2018

The Holes in the Official Skripal Story

The Holes in the Official Skripal Story

In my last post I set out the official Government account of the events in the Skripal Case. Here I examine the credibility of this story. Next week I shall look at alternative explanations. Russia has a decade long secret programme of producing and stockpiling novichok nerve agents. It… »

13.07.2018

News on JFK Assassination Plan

News on JFK Assassination Plan

by Paul Craig Roberts. The original article can be found here: Two US Army Cryptographic Code Operators Overheard JFK Assassination Plan President Trump forced the release of 53,000 CIA documents of the Kennedy assassination that were withheld from the public for more than a half century. The presstitute media,… »

06.07.2018

California Dreaming: Cannabis Cash, Public Banks—and the State’s Own Mini-Fed?

California Dreaming: Cannabis Cash, Public Banks—and the State’s Own Mini-Fed?

by Ellen Brown originally posted on Truthdig, 03/07/2018   Spurred by the heavily cash-reliant cannabis industry, Los Angeles residents will be the first in the country to vote on a public banking mandate, after the City Council agreed on June 29 to put a measure on the November ballot… »

03.07.2018

Africa, a history to rediscover. 3- The Dogons of Mali: An extraordinary people

Africa, a history to rediscover. 3- The Dogons of Mali: An extraordinary people

Who are the Dogons? Where do they come from? We do not have much information on them, but they were certainly linked with the first peoples who settled in Egypt. Then in the 13th century, during the time of the Mali Empire, they descended to West Africa where the family… »

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