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Robert Hunziker

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Uncle Sam was Born Lethal

One of the occupational and intellectual hazards of being a historian is that current events often seem far less new to oneself than they do to others. Recently a leftish liberal friend told me that the United States under the Donald Trump had “become a lethal society.” My friend cited the neofascist Trump’s: horrible family separations and concentration camps on the border; openly white-nationalist assaults on four progressive nonwhite and female Congresswomen; real and threatened roundups of undocumented immigrants; fascist-style and hate-filled “Make America Great Again” rallies; encouragement of white supremacist terrorism; alliance with right-wing evangelical Christian fascists. More

La Danse Mossad: Robert Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein

Media tycoon and former Labour MP Robert Maxwell (father of Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s partner in crime) was given a state funeral in Jerusalem after *accidentally* falling off his yacht – the unluckily named “Lady Ghislaine”. Later it was revealed Maxwell Sr was a Mossad asset who used his vast network of connections and publishing platforms to run editorial interference over his purchased assets to influence enemies and friends alike, ensuring their fealty to the foreign government that had enlisted him for its espionage work. More

The Biotech-Industrial Complex Gets Ready to Define What is Human

Fabricating part-human-part-nonhuman animals, with features of both, seemed like something out of Greek mythology until the late 20th century. New research then on “geeps,” fully developed, viable mixtures of goats and sheep, showed that constructing such “chimeras” was a real possibility. Still, the warning by H.G. Wells, a century before, in his novel “The Island of Dr. Moreau,” that scientific experiments like this could go terribly awry, seemed fantastical. But this will soon change. At the end of July, it was reported that the biologist Juan Carlos Izpisúa Belmonte, director of a laboratory at the Salk Institute in California, produced fetal human-monkey chimeras. More

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The Democrats and the War Machine

Paul Street on how the Democrats have abetted Trump’s aggression against Iran and Venezuela, TJ Coles on how war fuels modern slavery and Dan Glazebrook on the dismal state of Libya seven years after HRC and Obama’s coup. The Great Disappearance: John Davis on the extinction crisis. Mark Taylor on the death penalty and the mentally ill. Laura Carlsen on the political forces driving the war on drugs. Chris Floyd on impeachment. Pete Dolack on capitalism’s addiction to growth. Jeffrey St. Clair on grizzlies. Jennifer Matsui on mass surveillance and the Olympics. Elizabeth Lennard on the Venice Biennale. And much more…

Saving Martha

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