Team links fracking to higher heart attack risk

by Mark Michaud-Rochester, 9 months ago

A "natural experiment" on the New York-Pennsylvania border links hydraulic fracking to an increased risk of heart attack, hospitalization, and death.

Most young men skip HPV vaccine

by U. Michigan, 9 months ago

Throat cancer is the No. 1 cancer HPV causes—and men make up 80% of those diagnosed. But most young men have not received the vaccine that can prevent it.

An Invisible Essential Labor Force

by Rebekah Entralgo, 9 months ago

How the migrant women farmworkers who put food on our tables are organizing for a better life after the pandemic. The post An Invisible Essential Labor Force appeared first on OtherWords.

In OtherWords: April 28, 2021

by Peter Certo, 9 months ago

We continue our coverage of how different communities of working people have weathered the pandemic. The post In OtherWords: April 28, 2021 appeared first on OtherWords.

Dialogue and Mutual Respect

by Khalil Bendib, 9 months ago

What do you say, GOP? The post Dialogue and Mutual Respect appeared first on OtherWords.

This supermoon has a twist – expect flooding, but something is masking effects of sea level rise

9 months ago

We Need a Trauma-Informed Legal System

by Lori Teresa Yearwood, 9 months ago

When lawyers better understand trauma, clients are better able to seek justice. The post We Need a Trauma-Informed Legal System appeared first on OtherWords.

Don’t Let Wall Street Get Rich Off Water

by Jim Hightower, 9 months ago

Shameless speculators are trying to privatize and commoditize the water all humans need to live. The post Don’t Let Wall Street Get Rich Off Water appeared first on OtherWords.

What Chinatowns Can Teach Us About Community

by Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Sally Sim, 9 months ago

As our country looks to “build back better,” Chinatowns show how to foster vibrant, welcoming communities of all kinds.  The post What Chinatowns Can Teach Us About Community appeared first on OtherWords.

U.S. religious leaders encourage vaccination

by ShareAmerica, 9 months ago

Learn how faith leaders across America are reaching out to their flocks, combining science with scripture and combating vaccine hesitancy with education.

Saudi Crown Prince Calls Kingdom, US Partners Despite Differences

9 months ago

Washington sees Saudi Arabia in key role maintaining regional stability as tensions with Iran persist

100 Days: Is Biden Keeping His Promise of Multilateralism?  

9 months ago

US reengages with the world, but in some areas, it’s still America First 

100 Days: Is Biden Keeping His Promise of Multilateralism?  

9 months ago

US reengages with the world, but in some areas, it’s still America First 

Antidepressant withdrawal or relapse? Docs can't really tell

by U. Queensland, 9 months ago

"The difficulty of distinguishing between withdrawal symptoms and relapse presents a real challenge when patients stop taking antidepressants."

Trump & Biden’s Secret Bombing Wars

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, 9 months ago

This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Unbeknownst to many Americans, the U.S. military and its allies are engaged in bombing and killing people in other countries on a daily basis. On February 25th, President Biden ordered U.S. air forces to drop seven 500-pound bombs on Iraqi forces in Syria, reportedly killing 22 people. The U.S. airstrike has predictably failed to halt rocket attacks […] Read more at Trump & Biden’s Secret Bombing Wars

Why Big Pharma Shouldn’t Have Any Control Over COVID-19 Vaccines

by Sonali Kolhatkar, 9 months ago

This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Sonali Kolhatkar While a public desperate for protection against COVID-19 is quick to shame “vaccine hunters,” the real culprits are the companies refusing to share their publicly funded intellectual property and the governments allowing them to get away with it. At a recent virtual gathering of parents and faculty at my children’s school, one parent who is […] Read more at Why Big Pharma Shouldn’t Have Any Control Over COVID-19 Vaccines

Aurora Police Killed Without Consequence, Now Their Protestors Face 48 Years for “Kidnapping” Cops

by Guest Post, 9 months ago

This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Guest Post The cops and the district attorneys want people to see what we are going through — the conditions of our arrests, our experiences in jail, and our legal battle — and to think that this is what you risk when you stand up against them. – Lillian House, Aurora Activist and Defendant (By: Alan Macleod, […] Read more at Aurora Police Killed Without Consequence, Now Their Protestors Face 48 Years for “Kidnapping” Cops

10 Problems With Biden's Foreign Policy—and One Solution

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, 9 months ago

This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Biden is following in the footsteps of Obama and Trump, who both promised fresh approaches to foreign policy but for the most part delivered more endless war. The Biden presidency is still in its early days, but it’s not too early to point to areas in the foreign policy realm where we, as progressives, have […] Read more at 10 Problems With Biden’s Foreign Policy—and One Solution

When Public Officials Get Rented Out by Corporate Power, the People Lose

by Elias Alsbergas, 9 months ago

This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Elias Alsbergas Vivek Murthy, President Biden’s nominee for surgeon general, joined the likes of Amazon and AstraZeneca to take advantage of the pandemic to become noticeably richer. Murthy, who previously served as surgeon general in the Obama administration, has made over $2.6 million selling his public health expertise to embattled corporations desperate to resume business as if there weren’t […] Read more at When Public Officials Get Rented Out by Corporate Power, the People Lose

India’s Right-Wing Government Is So Hungry for Profit It Will Risk a Famine for the Country

by Justin Podur, 9 months ago

This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Justin Podur Greed and ideology set the table for a catastrophe. India’s right-wing government has been deploying all the modern tools of repression against a historic farmers’ protest. Much is at stake. For the people of India, their agricultural system is about to get far more precarious. For its farmers, ruin, and bankruptcy for millions, is all but […] Read more at India’s Right-Wing Government Is So Hungry for Profit It Will Risk a Famine for the Country

Biden Continues the U.S. Conflict With China Through the Quad

by Vijay Prashad, 9 months ago

This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Vijay Prashad On March 12, the heads of government of four countries, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, and the United States President Joe Biden, met for a virtual meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, better known as the Quad. Modi’s opening remarks illustrate the emptiness of the public agenda; he called […] Read more at Biden Continues the U.S. Conflict With China Through the Quad

Are Debt Whiners Fools or Just Liars?

by Dean Baker, 9 months ago

This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Dean Baker The national debt is a meaningless number. (Common Dreams) I keep asking this question because whining over the government debt looks to be a huge growth sector in the next year or two, or perhaps until Republicans retake the White House. I regularly ridicule debt whining, because, unlike its cousin, deficit whining, it has no […] Read more at Are Debt Whiners Fools or Just Liars?

ErdoÄźan Starts a Political Earthquake in Turkey

by Vijay Prashad and E. Ahmet Tonak, 9 months ago

This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Vijay Prashad and E. Ahmet Tonak Significant developments are underway in Turkey. Most ominously, the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has moved toward the banning of one of the country’s main opposition parties, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). Erdoğan says that the HDP is not a legitimate political party, but merely the offshoot […] Read more at Erdoğan Starts a Political Earthquake in Turkey

U.S. Joins "Rules-Based World" on Afghanistan

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, 9 months ago

This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies It is a sign of hope that Biden and Blinken are turning to legitimate, multilateral diplomacy in the case of Afghanistan, even if only because, after 20 years of war, they finally see diplomacy as a last resort. On March 18, the world was treated to the spectacle of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken sternly lecturing senior Chinese […] Read more at U.S. Joins “Rules-Based World” on Afghanistan

The President Has Not Ended the War on Yemen; Congress Must Do So

by David Swanson, 9 months ago

This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by David Swanson (David Swanson) The U.S. House of Representatives (in February and again in April, 2019) and the Senate (in December 2018 and March 2019) have each voted twice with strong bipartisan majorities to end the war on Yemen (vetoed by then-President Trump in April 2019). The Democratic Party Platform of 2020 commits to ending the war […] Read more at The President Has Not Ended the War on Yemen; Congress Must Do So

Despite U.S. Dirty Tricks, Bolivia Is Finding a Way to Stay Independent

by Vijay Prashad, 9 months ago

This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Vijay Prashad Sentiments in Bolivia for and against the coup d’etat of November 2019 are predictably along class lines. Those from more affluent sections felt that the socialist policies of the government of President Evo Morales (which was in power from 2006 to 2019) were eating into their authority. But these sections could not oust Morales at […] Read more at Despite U.S. Dirty Tricks, Bolivia Is Finding a Way to Stay Independent

Live Animal Markets Should Be Closed to Prevent the Next Pandemic

by Reynard Loki, 9 months ago

This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Reynard Loki Wet markets are perfect breeding grounds for pathogens that can jump from animals to humans. The exact origin of the coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, which started the COVID-19 pandemic, is still unclear. Early reports suggested that the virus jumped from an animal to a human at Wuhan’s Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, a “wet market” that sells […] Read more at Live Animal Markets Should Be Closed to Prevent the Next Pandemic

Interview: Citizen Truth Speaks With "United States of War" Author David Vine

by CT Staff, 9 months ago

This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by CT Staff   Citizen Truth’s Zach Beauchemin speaks with author of “The United States of War” and professor of political anthropology at American University David Vine about America’s imperialistic foreign policy. Transcript coming soon. Read more at Interview: Citizen Truth Speaks With “United States of War” Author David Vine

Why Ukraine’s Borders Are Back at the Center of Geopolitics

by Vijay Prashad, 9 months ago

This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Vijay Prashad On March 11, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba wrote on Twitter that his government has “approved the Strategy for Deoccupation & Reintegration of Crimea.” What he referred to is a new strategy driven by Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky to retake Crimea—including the Black Sea port of Sevastopol. Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council passed Decree no. 117/2021 […] Read more at Why Ukraine’s Borders Are Back at the Center of Geopolitics

Why the U.S. Shouldn’t Play Games With Cyberwarfare as Its Power Declines

by Prabir Purkayastha, 9 months ago

This post is originally published on Citizen Truth by Prabir Purkayastha Cybersecurity threats are emerging as one of the most serious challenges of the 21st century. The U.S. and its NATO allies have turned down every attempt within the UN framework for banning cyberweapons. Two major cyberhacks—of SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange Server—have affected a whole range of computer systems worldwide. Both are supply chain hacks, meaning that they appeared […] Read more at Why the U.S. Shouldn’t Play Games With Cyberwarfare as Its Power Declines


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