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Mass Psychosis is a Real Global Pandemic

Mass psychosis is defined as “an epidemic of madness” that occurs when a “large portion of society loses touch with reality and descends into delusions.” The witch trials of the 16th and 17th centuries are a classic example. We’re now in the middle of another mass psychosis, induced by relentless fear mongering coupled with data suppression and intimidation tactics of all kinds.  Read more.

Aron Solomon: What Exactly Is a Jury of One’s Peers?

 The concept of being tried by a jury of one’s peers is guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment, which ensures that “the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury.” As the C ornell Law School Legal Information Institute explains, the point of being tried by a jury of one’s peers is that “is to ensure that a jury’s verdict is not tainted by biases that jurors may harbor before being... read more .

No jab, no job? Thousands of American workers could get pink slip

Thousands of unvaccinated workers across the United States are facing potential job losses as a growing number of states, cities and private companies start to enforce mandates for inoculation against COVID-19. In the latest high-profile example, Washington State University (WSU) fired its head football coach and four of his assistants on Monday for failing to comply with the... read more .  

Steven Donziger, Who Sued Chevron over “Amazon Chernobyl,” Ordered to Prison

The environmental and human rights lawyer Steven Donziger joins us just before he is ordered to report to jail today, after a years-long legal battle with the oil company Chevron and 813 days of house arrest. In 2011, Donziger won an $18 billion settlement against Chevron on behalf of 30,000 Indigenous people in Ecuador for dumping 16 billion gallons of oil into their... read more .

The Facebook Papers: Docs Reveal Tech Giant’s Complicity in Hate, Lies & Violence

Thousands of internal Facebook documents leaked to media outlets continue to produce damning revelations about how the social media giant has prioritized its profits over user safety. The Facebook Papers have provided fresh evidence of how the company has let serious problems fester on its platform, including hate, misinformation, and human trafficking, and failed to invest in... read more .

Costa Rica: A climate success story

In the space of just a few years, the small Central American nation of Costa Rica has become a global laboratory for decarbonisation. Costa Rica is the world's only tropical country that has managed to reverse the process of deforestation: forests now cover more than half its surface.  Read more.

The Path to a Livable Future

This month will mark a critical juncture in the struggle to avoid climate catastrophe. At the COP26 global climate summit kicking off next week in Glasgow, Scotland, negotiators will be faced with the urgent need to get the world economy off the business-as-usual track that will take the Earth up to... read mor e.

California Oil Spill Spurs New Calls to Ban Offshore Oil Drilling

 California Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency after a devastating oil spill off the coast of Huntington Beach sent up to 144,000 gallons of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean. Investigators say a split in an underwater pipeline, likely damaged by a ship anchor, is the source of the oil spill. The pipeline owner, Texas-based Amplify Energy, didn’t report the leak... read more .