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Yanis Varoufakis: Marx predicted our present crisis – and points the way out

The Communist Manifesto foresaw the predatory and polarised global capitalism of the 21st century. But Marx and Engels also showed us that we have the power to create a better world. By Yanis Varoufakis<p>For a manifesto to succeed, it must speak to our hearts like a poem while infecting the mind with …

Downton Abbey

Free Walking Tours Of Oakland Scheduled

From the Beaux Arts-style City hall to the Paramount Theatre - take a look at the highlights of Oakland.<p>OAKLAND, CA — The city of Oakland is hosting …

City Halls

Jordan Peele’s simulated Obama PSA is a double-edged warning against fake news

This deepfaked warning against deepfakes almost makes its point too well.<p>Jordan Peele just used deepfakes — the nightmarish dystopian tool we last saw being used to generate fake celebrity porn — to deliver the deepest fake of them all.<p>The <i>Get Out</i> director teamed up with his brother-in-law, BuzzFeed …

Jordan Peele

The Paradox of Freedom: The Great Humanistic Philosopher and Psychologist Erich Fromm on Moral Aloneness and Our Mightiest Antidote to Terror

“Modern man still is anxious and tempted to surrender his freedom to dictators of all kinds, or to lose it by transforming himself into a small cog in the machine.”<p><i>“Freedom is not something that anybody can be given,”</i> James Baldwin wrote in contemplating how we imprison ourselves, <i>“freedom is</i> …

Stone Age

Nomad Tibetan Introduces Diners to the Wonders of Tibetan Cuisine

The family-run, North Berkeley restaurant serves excellent dumplings, hand-pulled noodles, and blood sausage. Jamyang Gyalkha fled Tibet as a …

Bread

Why the U.S. Senate just checkmated Facebook

On April 10th and 11th, the Senate and House committees on the Judiciary and Commerce held a rare joint open hearing with Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of …

Social Media
Bread

Reem Assil's New Oakland Restaurant, Dyafa, Opens Tomorrow in Jack London Square

click to enlarge<p>James Beard Best Chef semifinalist and La Cocina grad Reem Assil, who launched the Fruitvale bakery Reem’s last year, is opening her …

James Beard

The Difference Between Soul Food and Southern Cuisine, Explained

I was recently alerted to a troubling trend in the food industry by someone who contacted me to voice their outrage. The concerned citizen explained …

Spices

Donald Trump Takes Out Paul Ryan, and ‘It’s Going to Be a Civil War’

Everything Trump touches dies, and the speaker’s legacy is no exception.<p>The news that Paul Ryan is retiring from Congress was received by grim-faced …

Donald Trump

“I’m Not Familiar With That”

The five most dishonest answers Mark Zuckerberg gave to Congress.<p>Mark Zuckerberg’s tactics to survive 10 hours of questioning by members of Congress …

Privacy

The Moscow Midterms

How Russia could steal our next election.<p>The first Americans to line up to vote on Nov. 6, 2018, will be the East Coast’s earliest risers. As early …

Computer Science

Elon Musk Urges People to Watch Chris Paine's A.I. Movie While It's Free

"Do You Trust This Computer?" is now available to stream.<p>Elon Musk is concerned about the future of humanity. The tech entrepreneur shared a link …

Tesla

The Night James Brown Saved Boston

James Brown

James Brown at Boston Garden, 1968

Photo by Emilio Grossi, via the HBO documentary <i>Mr. Dynamite</i><p><i>James Brown is undoubtedly a Herculean figure within the mythos of both American Music and</i> …

Open Vault Logo

Program<p>Title<p>James Brown and Mayor Kevin White Address the Crowd at the Boston Garden<p>Program Description<p>“April 5, 1968. This is the famous James Brown …

James Brown

Trump, Putin and the mob. Part 7: Jared Kushner, Erik Prince & the secret meetings connecting them

Part 1 :::: Part 2 :::: Part 3 :::: Part 4 ::::Part 5 :::: Part 6<p>In December 2016, Jared Kushner held a secret meeting with the head of …

Jared Kushner

The American mercenary behind Blackwater is helping China establish the new Silk Road

For years, China has groomed landlocked Yunnan province in its southwest to be the country’s strategic bridgehead into Southeast Asia, building highways and rail lines to its borders with Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar to one day weave them into a regional, and eventually, transcontinental transport …

China

How America's Largest Local TV Owner Turned Its News Anchors Into Soldiers In Trump's War On The Media

Earlier this month, CNN’s Brian Stelter broke the news that Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner or operator of nearly 200 television stations in the …

Journalism
Sandwiches

Here are the top 10 reasons I don't believe in God

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless<i>by Greta Christina. The book is available</i> …

Top 10

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

Still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook will let you delete anything from your profile or timeline and end Facebook's use of that data.<p>If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after …

Social Media

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store …

Time I

How to Control an Election by Hacking a Voter Registration Database

In September 2017, <b>the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warned at least 21 states</b> <i>for the first time</i>, that their voter registration databases were …

Government

Key Trump Officials Met With A Putin Ally During Inauguration Weekend

European counterintelligence officers say Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos's meetings with Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos before and after the election should alarm US investigators. And Papadopoulos isn't the only official he managed meetings with.<p><b>When Trump campaign</b> aide George …

Donald Trump

Battle of the Khao Mun Gai: Hawking Bird vs Chick'n Rice

Thai chicken and rice is the focus of both East Bay restaurants, but there's more to love beyond the signature dish. In 2017, khao mun gai went from …

Ice Cream

Leaked: Cambridge Analytica's blueprint for Trump victory

Exclusive: Former employee explains how presentation showed techniques used to target voters<p>The blueprint for how Cambridge Analytica claimed to have won the White House for Donald Trump by using Google, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube is revealed for the first time in an internal company …

Cambridge Analytica

America Takes the Next Step Toward Tyranny

Every now and again, when I find myself buried in the latest blizzard of invariably disturbing news emanating from the Trump White House, I go back …

Kim Jong-un

John Bolton spent $1.2M using Cambridge Analytica's tools to make Americans 'more militaristic'

If you were looking for further proof that the world contains only a couple of dozen people and a large number of Twitter-bots, here you go.<p>The …

Cambridge Analytica

Daily Dose of Protest: Plastic Hamburgers – Fantastic Negrito

“Plastic Hamburgers” is off of Fantastic Negrito upcoming album <i>Please Don’t Be Dead</i>, which is set to be released on June 15th, 2018. With its …

Sustainability