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Out of Africa: Rich Continent, Poor People

A new book documents the scale and mechanism of the looting of Africa.

How Outsourcing Threatens America’s Safety

School bus drivers in Bay City, Michigan, have pushed back  against mindless outsourcing of their union jobs.

‘Elon, There Are Rules’: EU Says Twitter Must Comply With New Digital Services Act

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 27/04/2022 - 8:50pm in

One day after Elon Musk took over Twitter, a top European regulator gave the world's richest man a "reality check" about how they will respond if he loosens the platform's content moderation policies.

Trade’s Resilience to COVID-19

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 27/04/2022 - 12:55am in

Future resilience requires smart diversification and exploitation of working-from-home production.

The Ukraine War Clock Is a Time Bomb – It Blows Up On November 8, US Election Day

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 23/04/2022 - 8:40pm in

Yves here. Helmer gives interlocking updates, one of what can be inferred about the state of the war in Ukraine, the other on the prospects for Team Dem come November. Recall that Helmer was part of the Carter Administration, as so has some perspective. A couple of additions: Helmer provides evidence that Ukraine is regrouping […]

Climate Collapse & Adaptation

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 20/04/2022 - 8:54pm in

Is it possible to adapt to the inevitable like climate collapse? We do it all the time, and everyone living will do it at least once.

CDC Delenda Est

More on why the CDC is beyond redemption.

Court Should Consider Taking Over Dept. of Correction, Warns Manhattan U.S. Attorney

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 20/04/2022 - 8:12pm in

NYC's notorious cesspool masquearading as a jail, Rikers Island, has failed to implement mandated reforms, which may result in a Fed takeover

CalPERS Consultant Global Governance Advisors Recommends Further Overpaying Grossly Underperforming CalPERS Staff

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 18/04/2022 - 8:54pm in

How a new consultant, Global Governance Advisors, is helping CalPERS executives and staff even better line their pockets.

Activists Decry Biden’s ‘Reckless’ Resumption of Fossil Fuel Leases on Public Lands

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 17/04/2022 - 8:50pm in

Biden broke yet another campaign pledge Friday and announced his administration will resume fossil fuel lease sales for public lands.