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In this episode of Perspective, Jesse Zurawell is joined by Isa Blumi, Associate Professor at the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Stockholm University. TNT Radio is a 24/7 internet radio station, available here. You can also listen to back-episodes of Perspective here
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Andrea Halewood ‘Physicians around the globe….. stop injecting these ungodly agents. Recall that you are homo sapiens – gifted with the power of thought – and return, before it is too late, to the ethics of your once so noble profession.’ Dr Sucharit Bhakdi You were once so energised by ideals; you wanted to help …
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Kit Knightly A new Twitter “whistleblower” has come forward. Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, allegedly a former hacker and Twitter’s ex-head of security, testified in front of congress today, with dire warnings about the business practices of the social media giant. Did he talk about the company’s egregious attacks on their users’ free speech under the guise …
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America’s decades-long debacle in the Middle East—from the invasion, occupation and eventual choatic retreat from Afghanistan to the illegal invasion of Iraq and the rise of ISIS to the regime change operations in Libya and Syria—had been portrayed as a “failure” of military planning. But, when viewed in its proper context, the war on terror …
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In 2021, on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, Off-Guardian asked 15 experts, including scientists, medical practitioners, journalists and activists, to share their views on 9/11 and the Covid-19 narrative. Perhaps these two narratives have more in common than we realise? A global War on Terror filtering into a global war against a virus, both instrumental …
Of the 36 gubernatorial seats up for re-election in 2022, twenty are Republican, and sixteen are Democrat.
This is a list of individuals currently serving in the United States House of Representatives as of the 117th Congress
It's 2022 vision time. The U.S. Senate elections will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2020. Thirty-four of the 100 Senators are up for reelection and will serve a six-year term from January 3, 2023, until January 3, 2029. The time to start organizing is now.
Why are US politicians so old compared to other countries?
Could Putin be vulnerable to a coup or uprising? All of the grievances that traditionally motivate a coup against a dictator are in place.
- Akela Lacy
Democratic National Committee Edited Bylaws to Let It Overrule Convention

The new language requires the smaller committee to ratify any changes that its broader membership at the national convention wants to adopt.

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- Ken Klippenstein
New Bill Would Protect Workers Who Walk Off the Job Because of Climate Disasters

Rep. Cori Bush is introducing legislation to protect workers following six deaths last year caused by a tornado hitting an Amazon warehouse.

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No Way Home, Episode Two: The Desert of Death

As a desperate family tries to flee Afghanistan, a father disappears. His cousin sets off in search of answers.

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- Ryan Grim
U.S. to Release Stolen Afghan Central Bank Funds to Swiss Bank

A significant portion of the funds will be transferred with the aim of stabilizing the currency, overseen by a third-party trusteeship.

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- Natasha Lennard
Lindsey Graham's "Late-Term" Abortion Ban Is a Lie

Graham's bill feigns a flawed compromise while drastically increasing enforced births and criminalizing medical care.

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Recent findings from Iceland's Fagradalsfjall eruptions change what we know about how volcanoes work
It isn't every day that we learn something that fundamentally changes how we understand our world. But for UC Santa Barbara Earth scientist Matthew Jackson and the thousands of volcanologists across the globe, such a revelation has occurred.
Researchers discover expanding and intensifying low-oxygen zone in the Arabian gulf
A team of researchers from the Arabian Center for Climate and Environmental Sciences (ACCESS) at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) studied the evolution of dissolved oxygen in the Arabian Gulf over three decades and discovered a significant decline in oxygen concentrations and the expansion of the seasonal near-bottom hypoxic zone (lower oxygen levels near the bottom of the Gulf in certain seasons). The researchers conclude that changes in local climate are altering the Gulf's physical and biogeochemical environment with potential implications for the ecosystems and the fisheries of the region.
Cracking the secrets to earthquake safety, one shake simulation at a time
To make sure our buildings and infrastructure are earthquake-safe, we must understand how seismic activity affects different structures. Miniature models and historical observations are helpful, but they only scratch the surface of understanding and quantifying a geological event as powerful and far-reaching as a major earthquake.
Honeybees are less likely to sting in larger groups
To sting or not to sting? An alarm pheromone plays a decisive role in bees' willingness to sting—and their group size, as scientists from the University of Konstanz have now shown
Pollutants from burning structures linger in waterways post-wildfire
As the frequency of wildfires has increased, so have pollutants in the waters from burned watersheds, say researchers in a review paper that highlights the need for more research in the area.


“Where all the white women at?”


I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

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