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28/05/22
Author: 
Vijay Prashad
Photo: Bisa Butler (USA), I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 2019

NOTE: Listen to this week’s interview on Clearing the FOG with Claudia de la Cruz of The People’s Forum about the Summit of the Americas and The People’s Summit.

May 27, 2022

24/05/22
Author: 
Chris Hedges (via Passage - Introduction - Passage)
“No Guts No Glory” by Mr. Fish

May 22

17/05/22
Author: 
William Rivers Pitt
A tired nurse leaves Mt. Sinai Morningside hospital in New York City, on April 23, 2020. B.A. VAN SISE / NURPHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES

May 9, 2022

As far as medical publications go, it doesn’t get much better than The Lancet. Founded in 1823, the journal has published many of the most important peer-reviewed studies, articles and case reviews in the field.

Over the weekend, The Lancet dropped an editorial titled “COVID-19: the next phase and beyond.” It read:

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16/05/22
Author: 
Nina Lakhani in Colorado and Oliver Milman in New York
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May 11, 2022

140bn metric tons of planet-heating gases could be unleashed if fossil fuel extraction plans get green light, analysis shows

The fate of the vast quantities of oil and gas lodged under the shale, mud and sandstone of American drilling fields will in large part determine whether the world retains a liveable climate. And the US, the world’s largest extractor of oil, is poised to unleash these fossil fuels in spectacular volumes.

15/05/22
Author: 
Karen Greenberg

May 11, 2022

But here’s the truth of our moment: the larger picture of American (in)justice has become far more damning than any case could be.

If you watched TV in the 1960s and 1970s as I did, you would undoubtedly have come away with the idea that this country’s courts, law enforcement agencies, and the laws they aimed to honor added up to a system in which justice was always served.

09/05/22
Author: 
Kenny Stancil
Police officers pepper spray a woman next to the Colorado State Capitol as protests against the killing of George Floyd continue on May 30, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

May 6, 2022

"Bad training is instilling bad behavior," said one criminal justice reform advocate.

Hundreds of cops across the United States have been taught by individuals who espouse far-right extremist views, according to a new investigation that was published Friday to sound the alarm on a burgeoning and unregulated private training industry.

09/05/22
Author: 
Julia Conley
Critics Warn Alito Draft Threatens Much, Much More Than Abortion Rights
May 3, 2022

The draft opinion leaked from the U.S. Supreme Court Monday night portends future attacks not just on Americans' right to obtain abortion care, said critics on Tuesday, but also on anyone whose rights the court's right-wing majority does not view as "deeply rooted" in U.S. history.

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