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One potential positive from the whole Covid-19 debacle is that we have learned an incredible amount about the society in which we live. This will be crucial if we manage to stave off a descent into a nightmare future of techno-fascist slavery. We will have a new understanding of what our world has become and what we would like it to be in the decades and centuries to come. And “we” means we. While the majority have, apparently, learnt nothing at all from what has happened, they will eventually catch up.
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We are staring down the barrel of a confluence of several scenarios–each of which individually is a significant, life-changing event–but which are together conspiring is a dangerous and incendiary situation: food shortages, inflation, and a breakdown of the supply chain. A new media narrative today acknowledges food shortages, and blames animal agriculture, indicating we are …
- Editor
CNN's recent report that the US' security services are considering contracting the services of so-called “researchers” as a legal workaround for spying on average Americans confirms that Biden's dystopian hellhole is rapidly moving in the direction of establishing a “Cyber Stasi” for suppressing all digital dissent against the Democrats as they continuing consolidating their de facto one-party rule of the country.
- Editor
Today is a day to celebrate the prophetic voice and witness of Fr. Daniel Berrigan, the non-violent anti-war activist and poet, whose life and witness has touched so many lives.  He was born on May 9, 1921 and would have been 100 years old today.  He died five years ago, but his spirit continues to animate and inspire so many others.
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Darren Allen This is an extract from Self and Unself, Darren Allen’s new ‘philosophy of all and everything’. Some of the terms herein — consciousness, self, ego, etc — may appear somewhat mysterious or abstract as they are explained in earlier sections of the book. Self produces manifest culture, and then that culture shapes self. …
This is a list of individuals currently serving in the United States House of Representatives as of the 117th Congress
The world has seen QAnon before. It was called Nazism.
On January 6, 2021, white insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol, proudly displayed the confederate flag, and set up gallows on the Capitol grounds.
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.
The runaway-growth in the cannabis industry, fueled by rolling de-regulation and a high demand forecast, is bringing with it a growing carbon footprint.
- Robert Mackey
Andrew Yang Can't Explain When Asked Why He Supports Israel Bombing Gaza

Aides for the New York mayoral hopeful tried to shut down voters in Queens who were outraged by his support for Israeli airstrikes that killed dozens of Palestinians.

The post Andrew Yang Can’t Explain When Asked Why He Supports Israel Bombing Gaza appeared first on The Intercept.

- Matthew Cunningham-Cook
Divide Over Controversial UPS Contract Defines Teamsters Presidential Election

Reformers say stronger contracts will help with organizing Amazon in the future.

The post Divide Over Controversial UPS Contract Defines Teamsters Presidential Election appeared first on The Intercept.

- Ryan Grim
With a Crowded Progressive Field, Wall Street’s Candidate Gains Steam in Manhattan DA Race

Progressives focus on background as a Wall Street-backed candidate raises millions.

The post With a Crowded Progressive Field, Wall Street’s Candidate Gains Steam in Manhattan DA Race appeared first on The Intercept.

- Robert Mackey
This Is Not Fine: Why Video of an Ultranationalist Frenzy in Jerusalem Is So Unsettling

Israel's defenders tried to contain the damage from video of religious Zionists celebrating the conquest of Jerusalem as flames leapt above the Aqsa mosque compound.

The post This Is Not Fine: Why Video of an Ultranationalist Frenzy in Jerusalem Is So Unsettling appeared first on The Intercept.

- Tana Ganeva
Fate Winslow, Freed in December From a One-Time Life Sentence for Pot, Has Been Murdered

Winslow was released after 12 years in prison following a change in Louisiana law.

The post Fate Winslow, Freed in December From a One-Time Life Sentence for Pot, Has Been Murdered appeared first on The Intercept.

- /u/Sweetestb0i

New conspiracy theory: sex is fake. It was made up by the cia in the 1970s pushed by agents like ron jeremy and hugh hefner. Think about it guys, have you ever actually HAD sex? Seen it? No. Babies come from eggs that are laid by women during their periods. Thats why theyre so private about it. And if anyone tells you sex is real theyre just being paid off by big sex and you should punch them in the face

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Could AI help recover energy and fresh water from municipal wastewater?
As city populations boom and the need grows for sustainable energy and water, scientists and engineers with the University of Chicago and partners are looking towards artificial intelligence to build new systems to deal with wastewater. Two new projects will test out ways to make "intelligent" water systems to recover nutrients and clean water.
Discovery of new geologic process calls for changes to plate tectonic cycle
Geoscientists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and Istanbul Technical University have discovered a new process in plate tectonics which shows that tremendous damage occurs to areas of Earth's crust long before it should be geologically altered by known plate-boundary processes, highlighting the need to amend current understandings of the planet's tectonic cycle.
Understanding SARS-COV-2 proteins is key to improve therapeutic options for COVID-19
COVID-19 has had a significant impact since the pandemic was declared by WHO in 2020, with over 3 million deaths and counting, Researchers and medical teams have been hard at work at developing strategies to control the spread of the infection, caused by SARS-COV-2 virus and treat affected patients. Of special interest to the global population is the developments of vaccines to boost human immunity against SARS-COV-2, which are based on our understanding of how the viral proteins work during the infection in host cells. Two vaccines, namely the Pfizer/BioINtech and Oxford/AZ vaccine rely on the use of delivering the gene that encodes the viral spike protein either as an mRNA or through an adenovirus vector to promote the production of relevant antibodies. The use of monoclonal antibodies has also been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Low-temperature crystallization of phase-pure α-formamidinium lead iodide enabled by study
Though different fabrication approaches exist, two-step deposition is one of the main experimental techniques now used to make efficient, stable PSCs, especially on the industrial scale. The process involves first depositing lead iodide (PbI2) and then adding halide salts of monovalent cations such as methylammonium iodide (MAI) and formamidinium iodide (FAI) to convert it to perovskite.
World's fastest information-fueled engine designed by university researchers
Simon Fraser University researchers have designed a remarkably fast engine that taps into a new kind of fuel—information.