William Blum: Greek Tragedy, US Hypocrisy

William Blum

William Blum

The Greek Tragedy: Some things not to forget, which the new Greek leaders have not.

American historian D.F. Fleming, writing of the post-World War II period in his eminent history of the Cold War, stated that “Greece was the first of the liberated states to be openly and forcibly compelled to accept the political system of the occupying Great Power. It was Churchill who acted first and Stalin who followed his example, in Bulgaria and then in Rumania, though with less bloodshed.”

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Feb 24

SchwartzReport: Big Pharma Evil — 70% of Prescription Drugs DO NOT WORK!

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

I know very few doctors who are genuinely happy with the state of medicine in the U.S., and there is no question that we have notably inferior healthcare. The illness profit system is incredibly lucrative for its corporate owners. Absolutely top of the line in terms of profit. In terms of health, not so much.  We pay more than any other country in the world for what outcome data shows is the 37th best healthcare.

Big Pharma Is America’s New Mafia

Pharmaceutical companies have more power than ever, and the American people are paying the price—too often with our lives.
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Feb 23

Berto Jongman: Syria – 10 Reasons It Will Get Worse — Ending with Creation of Next Generation of Stateless Angry Young Men and Women

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

The situation in Syria is only going to get worse … and here’s why

There’s no political solution to the conflict in sight, but that’s just one of the many reasons that this crisis will not end, writes the UN’s Melissa Fleming

LIST ONLY: 1. No political solution to the conflict in sight… 2. … and the suffering inside Syria is getting worse 3. No place to escape as borders to neighboring countries close… 4. … and animosity is rising toward refugees in host communities. 5. Hostility is also growing in Europe… 6. …and rescue at sea is being phased out 7. Funding for humanitarian organizations is flagging… 8. … and more than 50% of Syrian refugee children are out of school 9. There are rising numbers of struggling refugee women… 10. …and a generation of stateless children is being created.

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Feb 18

SchwartzReport: Lethal Pesticides – Neonicotinoids

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

Neonicotinoids have passed off the stage of media attention, but they have not gone away. This is both bad and good news. Bad for Santa Barbara, California, and other cities where industrial agriculture is practiced in the surround area. Good news in that those same cities are finally being forced to address this issue. Perhaps finally the death — in all sense of that word — grip of the chemical companies is loosening, at least at the local level.

Neonic’ Poison Found Throughout City

Creeks Division Testing After Rains Discovers Insecticide Fatal to Bees

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Feb 13