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things unfixed

not so long ago i went that way home now i go this way & before those two places i went home a whole other way & before that another & it saddens me that home is always unfixed certain as the direction of wisps of smoke  & maybe none of these are home...

Star Dust for Capitalism’s Money-Making Geoengineering!

Star Dust for Capitalism’s Money-Making Geoengineering!

You and I, dear reader, if you are of the composition of say Rosa Parks, or Rachel Carson, MLK, Paul Robeson, Angela Davis (or, fill in the social justice champion of your choice), did not sign up for this, or approve of it, or okayed it in our name: Some researchers...

Teenage iPhone Rebellion in Brooklyn

Teenage iPhone Rebellion in Brooklyn

Every Sunday about a dozen high school teenagers gather without their iPhones on a little hill in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, USA. They form a circle and quietly start to read serious books (Dostoevsky, Boethius) (paperbacks or hardbacks), or draw in sketchbooks, or just...

China Reopens Its Borders

This week’s News on China in 2 minutes. • China reopens its borders • COVID-19 frontline rural doctors • Jack Ma gives up Ant Group • China moves to climate-adaption The post China Reopens Its Borders first appeared on Dissident Voice.

Enough Egotistical Swine!

As 2022 draws to a close, we try to forget the ugly and cruel that we have witnessed throughout the year. We try to think about all the good that has happened, hoping that the next one will be even better. But if we don’t face the wrong, how will we create a better...

Critical Thinking and Non-compliance

Critical Thinking and Non-compliance

Astute writer Mickey Z reveals how complex non-compliance/non-conformity can be in “the conformity of non-conformity.”The post Critical Thinking and Non-compliance first appeared on Dissident Voice.

ExxonMobil: Suppressing Science and Climate Change

ExxonMobil: Suppressing Science and Climate Change

Villains often have the best tunes. In some cases, they also have the best evidence. The tendency in the latter is to suppress or distort that evidence if it is contrary to their interests. Exxon, now ExxonMobil, the world’s largest oil and gas company, has revealed,...

American Healthcare System

I have a newly-discovered health problem, where during the day, my blood pressure readings are quite normal, or we might even say somewhat on the low side, 105-65. During the night, when I am sleeping, however, the very same indicators are just too high, 168-92. My...

The Invisible Global Heat Danger Zone

The Invisible Global Heat Danger Zone

Canada, Nunavut Territory, Repulse Bay, Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) stands on melting sea ice at sunset near Harbour IslandsNASA claims that 2022 was one of the hottest years ever recorded with record-breaking heat waves around the world, as major commercial...