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People Still Don't Get the Link between Meat Consumption and Climate Change

Over the last decade or so, the media have slowly but steadily fed the public information about the staggering impact of our meat-eating habits on …

California bill passes PG&E fire liability on to customers

A bill requiring customers to bail out PG&E for liabilities stemming from the 2017 Northern California fires is now on the governor's desk awaiting …

Customers

Secret Files: Untold Story of CIA Covert Operations in Tibet

© REUTERS / Carlo Allegri<p>Will Trump Test the Limits of China's Patience by Meeting With Dalai Lama?<p>The controversy sparked recently by US …

Operation Hollywood

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2004/09/operation-hollywood/<p>article<p>How the …

Artwork by the Organization of Solidarity of the People of Asia, Africa&Latin America

Here you will find only original poster art by various designers of Ospaaal from the 1960s to the present. These posters were made by either offset …

Freedom Rider: AFRICOM is the Question

Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford<p>31 Jul 2018<p>Organizing 201: Benchmarks, Mark Weisbrot on US attempts to overthrow Venezuela, Vanessa Beeley on white helmet …

Countries That Have Produced The Most Serial Killers

Serial killers are distraught people who kill others one by one for gratification or some specific motives in a pattern. An FBI agent, Robert K. …

The Spy Who Cracked Up in the Cold

Early one morning in April, the former CIA agent sat inside a room at a seedy Ramada Inn in Norfolk, Virginia, smoking crack with a Glock 9mm service …

Workers' Poor Mental Health Could Cost the U.S. $16 Trillion in Next 20 Years, Study Says

Suffering mental health among America’s workforce could impact workers’ productivity and employability and ultimately cost the U.S. more than $16 …

Lost Funk Masterpieces Of Ethiopia

Record collectors of the hip-hop generation first discovered the music of Ethiopia's Mulatu Astatke in the early 1990s. At that time, dealers at the legendary Roosevelt Hotel Record Convention in Manhattan peddled copies of <i>Mulatu of Ethiopia</i>, released on the small Worthy imprint, for princely sums …

6 Books For The Beach At The End Of The World

You know it's been a long year when people ask for summer reads and you find yourself recommending Cherie Dimaline's <i>The Marrow Thieves —</i> in which Indigenous North Americans band together to escape government hunters in the wake of societal collapse — as a comforting story. (Hey, at least …

17 Packable Lunch Ideas That'll Actually Fill You Up

From pasta salads, to above-average sandwiches, to Buddha bowls.

‘Avengers’ Sebastian Stan Suits Up—and Is Happy to Take a Backseat | GQ

Yes, this is the era of wild style, but the suit remains relevant—especially when it's got wide lapels and a whole lot of swagger. So we thought: Who better to wear it than Sebastian Stan? The Avengers’ Bucky Barnes is keeping the old archetype of the handsome action hero interesting with a mix of …

Los Angeles

The Applicant by Sylvia Plath

Ancient Incest Uncovered in Neanderthal Genome

Data from fossil toe bone points to surprising interbreeding among early humans.<p><b>Data obtained from a Neanderthal woman's toe bone points to incest and inbreeding among early humans, an international genetics team reported on Wednesday.</b><p><b>The fossil's genetic map, or genome, reported from Denisova cave</b> …

KENTE CLOTH: GHANA`S ASHANTI CULTURAL HERITAGE TO THE WORLD`S FASHION CIVILIZATION

The evidence of Greek writer Lucian (ca. 120–190 AD), the satirist from Samosata in his writing introduces two Greeks, Lycinus and Timolaus, who …

Good news: these exoplanets probably have water. Bad news: AHHH SO MUCH WATER.

You can get too wet for life.<p>Last year, the world got a look at an incredible star system, TRAPPIST-1, which had seven intriguing planets orbiting it. In those initial glances researchers figured out that—optimistically—five could potentially have temperatures that allowed for liquid water on their …

A Guide To The Rosé Ciders We'll Be Sipping This Summer

Rosé cider has been dubbed this season's hottest beverage — and we can see why. According to the Executive Director of the U.S. Association of Cider …

Rosé

Blacks Were Enslaved Well into the 1960s

More than 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, there were black people in the Deep South who had no idea they were free. These people were forced to work, violently tortured, and raped.<p><i>Historian and genealogist Antoinette Harrell has uncovered cases of African Americans still living as</i> …

Garvey, Amy Ashwood (1897-1969) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

Image Ownership: Public Domain<p>Amy Ashwood Garvey was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica, but spent most of her childhood in Panama where her father …

Black History

Quote of the Day: Amy Jacques Garvey on Women as Leaders

You can read this quote by Amy Jacques Garvey, from her essay “Women as Leaders” (1925), in <i>Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations.</i> Read the quote in …

8 Mummy Finds Revealing Ancient Disease

Some ailments were ancient scourges, others surprisingly modern.<p><b>Whether laid to rest in a simple grave or a grand tomb, the human body rarely survives the sweep of time. But in a few places where people deliberately mummified their dead, or the environmental conditions were right—very dry or</b> …

Ancient Britons 'replaced' by newcomers

<b>The ancient population of Britain was almost completely replaced by newcomers about 4,500 years ago, a study shows.</b><p>The findings mean modern Britons trace just a small fraction of their ancestry to the people who built Stonehenge.<p>The astonishing result comes from analysis of DNA extracted from 400 …

The More Gender Equality, the Fewer Women in STEM

A new study explores a strange paradox: In countries that empower women, they are less likely to choose math and science professions.<p>Though their numbers are growing, only 27 percent of all students taking the AP Computer Science exam in the United States are female. The gender gap only grows worse …

Gender

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The Literature of Ezili, Vodou Spirit Force of Queer Black Womanhood

Water is eternal summer, and the depths of winter, too. When I arrived on the west bank of the Mississippi River in August 2005, everything, …

Why Evie Frye Makes Me Love Assassin's Creed Again

I thought I was done with <i>Assassin’s Creed</i>. Having played every mainline game in the series, I’d like to say I’m well versed in its many highs and …

Assassin's Creed

The Cause and Consequences of the Retail Apocalypse

The Macy’s near my house is closing early next year. The mall where it’s located has seen less and less foot traffic over the years, and losing its …

The link between uranium from the Congo and Hiroshima: a story of twin tragedies

On August 6 – Hiroshima Day – I participated in a groundbreaking event at the South African Museum in Cape Town entitled The Missing Link: Peace and …

Cape Town