Bulletin N° 956
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by William Shakespeare
(FULL AudioBook- 2:26:44)
The Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598. Though classified as a comedy in the First Folio and sharing certain aspects with Shakespeare's other romantic comedies, the play is perhaps most remembered for its dramatic scenes, and is best known for Shylock and the famous "Hath not a Jew eyes?" speech. Also notable is Portia's speech about "the quality of mercy". The title character is the merchant Antonio, not the Jewish moneylender Shylock, who is the play's most prominent and most famous character. This is made explicit by the title page of the first quarto: The most excellent History of the Merchant of Venice. With the extreme cruelty of Shylock the Jew towards the Merchant....
Subject: “An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.” - M. Gandhi
February 9, 2021
Dear Colleagues and Friends of CEIMSA,
An old adage that circulated in my high school days in south Texas ran something like this: “Old men declare wars, and young men fight them.” Thus when a close friend of mine heard that Cuban girls were among those defending their homeland, he confided to me that he could not shoot a girl who was defending her home from a foreign military invasion.
There existed a kind of folk wisdom which ran through the region, and I suppose that, in the long run, such wisdom can eventually cause an awakening, not dissimilar to the Great Western Protestant Reformation of the 16th century, when the ideological hegemony of the era was successfully challenged, and the influence of the Holy Roman Catholic Church was much reduced, after centuries of corruption and in-your-face venal hypocrisy. The hypnotic magic of words eventually wears thin and material contradictions gradually become apparent, even for the most insolated of lives. The rest is history . . . .
Such spiritual growth is occasionally facilitated by true teachers, like my high school English literature teacher, Miss Louise Black (who remained unmarried until her death at the age of 90 +) after losing her fiancé to a futile WW I battle in France. It was Miss Black - fond of quoting Shakespeare - who informed her class one unforgettable spring afternoon, some 60 years ago:
“A coward dies a thousand times before his death, but the valiant taste of death but once. It seems to me most strange that men should fear, seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come.”
We return now to another authentic "teacher," Joel Kovel, whose seminal book, Overcoming Zionism, is a universalist argument for a “one state solution” in Palestine, supported by historical evidence that condemns the modern-day tribalism that passes for “self-protection,” but in reality has proven to be the opposite.
In Chapter 7, “Bad Conscience and State Racism,” Dr. Kovel lays out an exposé of the fallacies of Zionist history in modern times, and raises an essential problematic, which embraces the strategic question: “to continue to condemn the victim or to heal the wounds?”
It is as simple as this: if you sign on to the idea of a Jewish state, you are taking the particularism that is the potential bane of any state, mixing it with the exceptionalism that is the actual bane of Judaism, and giving racism an objective, enduring, institutionalized, and obdurate character. You accept, in that one moment, a state that systematically denies basic human rights to a fraction of its people and systematically grants another set of people superior right over them. Thus racism is set into motion, and remains so, grounded in an exclusion based not on what the Other does but entirely on what the Other is, or to be more exact, is not, namely, Jewish. By this one gesture, no matter how one rationalizes a Jewish state as owed to the Jews by virtue of their sufferings, or ethical superiority, or promises made to ancestors, or generations of landlessness, or a Covenant with God, or cultural genius, or just because it feels good to have a state for one’s own kind – one violates the whole law by which humanity has risen above the muck of narrow self-interest and cyclical vengeance. And you cannot overcome that violation unless you undo the compact that locks it into place. For you have set going an objective racism that inevitably brings along its subjective side in train. It is a self-made trap, of fourfold dimensions.(p.165)
Kovel proceeds to name the four components of this “self-made trap”: “The mark of bestiality,” “aversion and denial,” “the racist code,” and “normal racism.”
Concerning the first element of this entrapment, “the mark of bestiality,” he explains, “[w]e have already observed that a divide exists between pre-modern and modern racism defined by the emergence of the notion of universal human right.”
This frames a value which, no matter how disregarded in practice, stands forth as a criterion of judgment against which all political formations must be measured. Before this notion arose, each place had its own deity and law, and so the exclusions characteristic of flawed societies were themselves dispersed and polymorphous. The rise of a notion of human right means, however, that systematic exclusion is necessary to rationalize the system, and that means proving the Other to be subhuman. In other words, it requires racism for legitimation. At the same time, each and every racism is now confronted with a benchmark by means of which it can be judged. Thus racism arises out of the need to legitimate, and then becomes a fresh source of illegitimacy. The workings out of this dialectic have placed racism front and center in modern politics.
If only we can convince the world – and, crucially ourselves – of the bestiality of these insect-like people, argues Zionism, then we can march forward on the path of Jewish redemption. The primary decision of the state, to simply accord inferior rights to non-Jews, can take place without immediate racist affect. But the abstraction necessary for legalisms also creates the space upon which the tropes of racist ideology can be written. These use as raw material the behavior of the oppressed. Each racism contains a template of the adaptations and struggles of the underlings, especially as these have been rendered irrational and self-destructive by circumstance and social definition. Shylock is a vicious, conniving, vengeful fellow, so sharply drawn that the mirror Shakespeare holds up to the world of generalized avarice from which he arises is often clouded by audiences who cannot bear to see the truth that an oppressed group is also impressed with the badness imposed by the overlord. African slaves torn from their home, who were deliberately shorn of culture, community, and family in order to render their labor more fully exploitable, could suffer the consequences of broken family patterns and being held in contempt. Some rose above this, others succumbed, and often, deeply wounded self-images would arise that impaired functioning. Racism saw to it that all, the strong and weak alike, were caught in the trap. Hence the blacks were regarded as incapable of ‘civilization,’ that is, as a kind of beast. When they rebelled passively by sabotaging their work, they were considered congenitally lazy; when they rebelled actively but indirectly they were considered innately criminal; and when they rebelled actively and directly they were considered violent by nature, as befitted their animal status. Similarly, when the desperation to which Palestinians are routinely driven erupts in one form of violence or another, the Zionist ideologue greedily pounces on the fact and blares it over his well-functioning network: Aha! The TERRORIST returns!(pp.165-167)
As for the second component of the self-made trap, “aversion and denial,” it is a structural tendency inherent in all forms of racism.
Since racial epithets require the expenditure of energy and being down upon themselves a fresh cycle of accusation, a more parsimonious solution to the dilemmas of overlordship is to ignore the underling and simply deny his existence. Sharon’s apartheid wall, along with being part of the land grab, is a pure culture of removing what is unpleasant from view and by all indications, quite popular with the citizens of Israel, who are said to cherish every opportunity to not think of those whom they have displaced. . . .
It is routinely reinforced by pseudo-scholarship. The most notable example is the case of Zionism was the flap over Joan Peter’ From Time Immemorial, which put the imprimatur of social science on the canard that Palestine was a ‘land without people’ for a ‘people without land.’(p.167)
A third element of the ‘trap,” according to Kovel, is “the racist code,” a legalized web of prejudice, “impersonally worsening the status of the underlings while removing them from view.”
In their construction of a Jewish state the founders of Israel drew upon centuries of experience in rabbinical obfuscation. In contrast to apartheid South Africa, which attempted to clothe its racism with utopian rhetoric, the Zionist state devised regulations to show that it was not racist at all. This was especially related to its need to present itself to the UN, which had passed the highly controversial resolution partitioning the country, as a bastion of democratic right.
Thus it is not that purchasing property across some 92 percent of the country is forbidden to Arab ownership, not at all. For the land is simply held by the Jewish National Fund for the benefit of Jews. Tant pis that Palestinians, poor things, somehow fail to meet this criterion. The labyrinthine legalisms set forth by the non-constitutional state would take a book to describe. Fortunately we have such a book, Apartheid Israel, meticulously assembled by Uri Davis, who calls himself a Palestinian Jew and lives in the Galilee Arab town of Sakhnin . . . .
The reader may follow the details through Davis’ eyes, form the mystifying Covenant root (it’s God’s will that we take this land); to the four classes of citizenship: Class A Jews, who have full rights; Class B Non-Jews, who lack equal access to material resources meted out by the state; Class C Non-Jews , the grotesquely named ‘present-absentees,’ who held property prior to 1948 and are now denied, as are their descendents, all rights to same as suffering the restrictions of Class B; and Class D Non-Jews, that is, any refugee or descendant of same, whose right as a citizen is to never be a citizen, whatever the UN or anybody else says. Thus Israel has a substantial group of people who dwell within its boundaries yet are ‘stateless in their own homeland.’ The labyrinth extends to the maze of regulations governing who is allowed to return and who is not, birth and death certificates (a Jewish-born baby is registered as Israeli at birth, while an Arab-born baby is registered as indefinite), identity cards, and the network of regulations surrounding categories such as citizenship, nationality and religion. The coup de grâce, administered to deal with the endless irrationalities of this arrangement , is the establishment of a kind of shell game by which the state finesses the imperative of ministering to human rights by transferring crucial authority to non-governmental organizations or religious bodies, which – surprise! – are Zionist to the core. This has been a main avenue for the growth of the religious right in Israel, as it requires empowering the rabbinate in order to disguise state racism, and in the same gesture, legitimating their astounding bigotry and giving them a platform from which to spout racist propaganda worthy of the worst Nazi.
. . .
The result is that although in contrast to apartheid South Africa and the Jim-Crow US South, Israel does not have segregated public areas like beaches and buses, it envelopes its people in a dense web that defines groups as so rigidly split apart that it is only a shot, inevitable step to see one group as fully human, the other as subhuman.(pp.168-169)
The fourth component of the “self-made trap” is what Kovel calls “normal racism.”
This mingles with the state-structured anti-Palestinian kind, both drawing from it and undergirding it. As with every society that has been subjected to imperialism, numerous racist scars persist in Israel. The oft-noted tensions between Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews are vicissitudes of the innumerable identities adopted by Jews over the centuries of Diaspora. If there is an overriding fracture line between these two ‘super-identities,’ it is the Ashkenazi signifies a ‘Jew of the West,’ and Sephardim, ‘a Jew of the Orient,’ hence that the great conflict between Europe and the East is overwritten onto the interior of Israeli society. Since this conflict is no abstraction to Israelis but the very sign of their struggle to overwrite the West upon the East that is Palestine, it can be no surprise –to find outbursts of florid anti-Sephardic racism within Israel. Still, it comes as a distinct shock to learn of the dreadful ‘ringworm’ experiment carried out in 1951, when the state, then under (the guidance of the great Ben-Gurion, accepted 300 million Israeli lira from the United States (at a time when the whole health budget was 60 million lira) to test the effects of extreme radiation upon children. Under the guise of treating ‘ringworm,’ some 100,000 youngsters, all Sephardic, were given some 35,000 times the safe dose of X-Rays to the head. At least 6000 died within a few days, and innumerable cancers, birth defects, etc., followed. This was the first instance of the ‘special relationship’ between the partners – occurring 16 years before the special relationship is recognized to have taken hold – and was evidently the result, on America’s part, of the need to hid its ghoulish nuclear radiation studies by finding a compliant stooge, and on Israel’s part, of the extreme penury of those days. But nobody told the Ashkenazi bureaucracy to carry out the experiment exclusively on Sephardic schoolchildren; that just came spontaneously out of the racist matrix itself. We might also point out that in its cold willingness to sacrifice innocents to death by advanced technology, the fledgling state certainly proved its bona fides as a representative of Western progress; nor is it out of line to speculate that this, too, represents one of those episodes of ‘identification with the aggressor’ by means of which Zionism has worked out its relationship with the Nazis, who set the standard for ghoulish experiments on helpless victims.
Efforts to defend the systematic inequalities of Israeli society usually take the form that this is necessary to give the Jews a homeland, such as every people deserve. However, whether or not we all deserve a ‘homeland,’ one has to face the fact that under certain conditions this achievement is simply impossible. No matter what Zionism does or says, there can be no homeland on stolen land, all the more so when the expropriated other remains an everyday presence. The same goes for the risible argument that, for example, ‘the French have their state. Why can’t the Jews have their state?’ Well, needless to say, the Jews do have a state. But that doesn’t put it in the same category as the state of France. After all, as Jehudith Harel has put it: ‘A Jew can be a Frenchman, but a Frenchman can’t be a Jew’ – unless he is one already or undergoes an arduous process of giving up his former identity. Failure to acknowledge this distinction opens the way for the ravages of racism.(169-171)
The dangers of this ideology, Kovel describes as being an obstacle to world peace and to the well being of communities everywhere. A look at the history is enough to raise serious questions about the legitimacy of this exceptionalist ideology.
The 16 + items below reflect the artificially consolidated neoliberal consensus of which we are now witnessing the complete debacle. A deep skepticism runs like a scar across the face of humanity; we are at a turning point, and many believe that the corporate owners who are largely responsible for the situation in which we now find ourselves are not qualified to lead us out of this chaos.
We are encouraged to look inward and examine our own shortcomings, and to reach outward to those people around us who have similar concerns. Such actions mark the beginning of the search for an authentic community with a new sense of legitimacy, while the old mode of capitalist-class rule slouches toward the dustbin of history.
Professeur honoraire de l'Université
Ancien Directeur de Researches
Université de Paris-Nanterre
Director of The Center for the Advanced Study
of American Institutions and Social Movements
The University of California-San Diego
“Citizens for Free Speech”
with James Corbett and Patrick Wood
Americans Abandoning Free Speech Better Brace for the Consequences
by J.D. Tuccille
Government will happily suppress misinformation in favor of misinformation of its own.
Academic Media Censorship Conference Censored by YouTube
by Alan Macleod
An academic critical media literacy conference warning of the dangers of media censorship has, ironically, been censored by YouTube. The Critical Media Literacy Conference of the Americas 2020 took place without incident online over two days in October and featured a number of esteemed speakers and panels discussing issues concerning modern media studies.
Weeks later, however, the entire video record of the conference — estimated at around 24 hours of material — disappeared from YouTube. Organizer Nolan Higdon of California State University East Bay, began receiving worried messages from other academics, some of which were shared with MintPress, who had been using the material in their classrooms, noting that it had all mysteriously disappeared.
“At first I thought it was a joke,” said Mickey Huff of Diablo Valley College, California. “My initial reaction was ‘that’s absurd;’ there must have been a mistake or an accident or it must have got swept under somehow. There is no violation, there was no reasoning, there was no warning, there was not an explanation, there was no nothing. The entire channel was just gone,” he told MintPress. Huff is also the director of Project Censored, an organization that sponsored the event.
Higdon suspected that it was the content critical of big tech monopolies like Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter that was the reason why the channel was deleted. “Each video was a different panel and every panel had different people from the other ones, so it is not like there was one theme or person or copyrighted content in all of our videos; this seems to be an attack on the conference, not on a singular video,” he said.
“The Decline of American Empire”
with Richard Wolff and Chris Hedges
Creeping Corporate Statism, aka Fascism
by Ann Garrison
Despite depending on separate news media that purvey different realities, the two corporate parties both serve a corporate dictatorship.
When I look back to the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency, four light years ago, the first image that comes to mind is that of Jimmy Dore’s conversation with Glenn Greenwald about Congressmember Adam Schiff’s appearance on The Tucker Carlson show. Schiff is a Democrat representing Orange County, California’s 28th District, and the military industrial complex . Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon are among his most generous campaign contributors. He voted against banning armed forces in Libya without congressional approval, voted against removing U.S. troops from Afghanistan, voted in favor of the Iraq War, voted in favor of arming moderate Syrian opposition rebels, and pushed for the US to arm Ukrainian rebels.
Greenwald told Dore that Kyle Kulinski had recommended Dore’s video “Tucker Carlson SHREDS Adam Schiff on Russian Election Hack,” and it was one of the funniest things he’d ever seen, so he’d be happy to appear on the Jimmy Dore Show any time. It was the beginning of a collaboration that keeps getting better, and the video that started it all is aging like a fine wine.
Papering Over the Rot
by Chris Hedges
The Decline and Fall of the American Empire
by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies
The U.S. war machine has become
a bull in the global china shop, wielding purely destructive power to
destabilize countries and wreck their economies.
YouTube Doesn’t Want You to Watch The WWI Conspiracy
with James Corbett
“The WWI Conspiracy”
- in three parts
with James Corbett
“Send The Troops To Kalamazoo”
with Michael Moore
Can you still transmit Covid-19 after vaccination?
by Zaria Gorvett
There's no evidence that any of the current Covid-19 vaccines can completely stop people from being infected – and this has implications for our prospects of achieving herd immunity.
Israel discussing possible attack on Iran
by Middle East Monitor
Video footage of Syrian air defenses confronting Israeli missiles
by New Desk
Why the Biden regime has set itself up for failure on the Iran nuclear deal
by Scott Ritter
Why Israel is joining the Pentagon’s 'Arab Nato'
by Jonathan Cook
Issa Amro Stood Against Israel’s Settler State and is About to Pay a Heavy Price
by Miko Peled
Anyone familiar with the Israeli occupation and the violence of the settlers would find the following story impossible and unthinkable, however, Issa Amro was able to pull it off.
Gaza fisher tortured by Egypt
by Hamza Abu Eltarabesh
Palestine in Pictures: January 2021 | The Electronic Intifada
by The Electronic Intifada
“Policing is the laziest response”
with DeRay Mckesson
« Tu mourras moins bête »
with François Morel
“Love Your Servitude”
with Aldous Huxley & George Orwell
US and China
at an Economic Crossroads
with Richard Wolff
Xi and Putin make the case for
‘win-win’ vs. ‘zero-sum’
by Pepe Escobar
So the Davos Agenda has come and gone.
That was the virtual Great Reset preview, hosted by Kissinger acolyte cum World Economic Forum (WEF) oracle Herr Klaus Schwab.
Still, corporate/political so-called “leaders” will continue to wax lyrical about the Fourth Industrial Revolution – or its mild spin-offs such as Build Back Better, the favorite slogan of the new White House tenants.
The WEF co-sponsors – from the UN and the IMF to BlackRock, Blackstone and the Carlyle Group – will continue to expand their synchronicity with Lynn Forester de Rothschild and her corporate-heavy Council for Inclusive Capitalism with the Vatican - pop Pope Francis at the helm.
And yes, they they accept Visa.
Predictably, the two really crucial events at Davos received minimal or non-existent coverage across the wobbly West: the speeches by President Xi and President Putin.
We have already highlighted Xi's essentials. Aside from arguing a powerful case for multilateralism as the only possible road map to deal with global challenges, Xi stressed nothing substantial may be achieved if the inequality gap between North and South is not reduced.
Ishchenko stresses how, “in terms of scale and impact on historical processes, this is steeper than the Battles of Stalingrad and Kursk combined.” The speech, he adds, was totally unexpected, as much as Putin’s stunning intervention at the Munich Security Conference in 2007, “the crushing defeat” imposed on Georgia in 2008, and the return of Crimea in 2014.
Ishchenko also reveals something that will never be acknowledged in the West: "80 people from among the most influential on the planet did not laugh in Putin’s face, as it was in 2007 in Munich, and without noise immediately after his open speech signed up for a closed conference with him.”
Why China Surpassed
the United States
by Mohamad Shaaf
Following its revolution in1949, China adopted a new economic model based on the basic needs of the population instead of profit. This vital switch resulted in lifting over one billion people out of poverty. Disregarding flaws of the Chinese political model, when measured by Purchasing Power Parity its economy is larger than that of the US by 25 percent. Becoming an economic superpower in this short period of time, and getting ahead of the US, China has already changed the world balance of power. The purpose of this essay is to use several historically proven criteria to determine how China’s dream happened, and why it will continue to win the economic race with the US, peacefully or otherwise. It starts with comparing the Chinese and US economic models, their goals that are reflected by policies, and the race itself. Finally, it will discuss the outcomes, options, and best choices in dealing with China.
At the launch of Jeremy Corbyn's Project for Peace and Justice
with Yanis Varoufakis
“The Future of the EU after Brexit”
with Yanis Varoufakis & Lord Lamont
The Assassination of Fred Hampton: New Documents Reveal Involvement of FBI Director J. Edgar
Mob mentality: Capitol riot exploited to expand the national security state that failed to stop it
with Max Blumenthal and Aaron Maté
Billionaire Family Bankrolled Election Lies, Far Right and the Capitol Siege
by Igor Derysh
“Democrats Trying To Turn America Into Police State”
with Ron Paul and Tulsi Gabbar
Interview 1616 :
New World Next Week
with James Corbett and James Evan Pilato
"Corporate News Ratings PLUMMET Post-Trump"
with Jimmy Dore
"Clown show continues. Senate moving forward with impeachment trial of a private citizen"
with Alexander Mercouris
“Hard Lessons from Trump's Regime”
with Richard Wolff
“What Biden's Immediate Economic Program Should be”
with Richard Wolff
“Chris Hedges slams
Biden's new spokeswoman"
“Biden Breaks Deal To Withdraw Troops”
with Jimmy Dore
Trust WHAT Plan?
#TheGreatReopening – #SolutionsWatch
with James Corbett
“The American Way of Fascism”
from Prison Radio, with Mumia Abu Jamal
“The Story of American Capitalism”
with Briahna Gray, and Richard Wolff
“On Hatred of Government
- and How to Fight It”
with RJ Eskow and Richard Wolff
“Establishment Wants Us To Dehumanize Each Other”
with Jimmy Dore
“Nightmare Years Will Repeat Themselves
– Until the People Kick Out the Cabal”
by Glen Ford
“Conspiracy theory 47”
It wasn’t led by lineage of Robert E. Lee—
it was nuts demanding healthcare for free!
It wasn’t a lynch mob, a putsch, or a coup—
what good does divisive descriptions do?
It wasn’t badges, ‘Bama to Boston,
Cali to Idaho—
it was common citizens resisting the status quo
It wasn’t sergeant, senator, officer, captain, CEO—
it was disguised bad hombres—up from Mexico…
It wasn’t a Coalition of reversed Rainbow
it wasn’t ICE cold shots of ‘new’ Jim Crow
It wasn’t men longing life two centuries ago
it was masked escapees from Guantanamo…
It wasn’t about Boss Tweet or Ol’ Blak Schmo—
it was an attempt to install…Juan Guaidó!!!!
- by Raymond Nat Turner
on eve of election”
with Ben Norton
Who is Alexei Navalny? Behind the myth of the West's favorite
Russian opposition figure
by Royce Kurmelovs and Katya Kazbek
I’m a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay and I have a message for President Biden
by Ahmed Rabbani
Military Metaphors in Health Care Are Harmful
— Especially During the Pandemic
by Hiba Ansar
We must reimagine health and healing in a way that doesn’t label our oppressors "humanitarians."
with Dr. John Campbell
Billionaire Wealth Breaks All Records in Crisis
with Margaret Kimberley
“Who was Bill Gates
From ‘Event 201’ to ‘Cyber Polygon’:
The WEF’s Simulation of a Coming ‘Cyber Pandemic’
by Johnny Vedmore andWhitney Webb
“YouTube Censors Senate Testimony From Doctor
On Possible Covid Drug”
by Jonathan Turley
We have been discussing how writers, editors, commentators, and academics have embraced rising calls for censorship and speech controls, including President-elect Joe Biden and his key advisers. The erosion of free speech has been radically accelerated by the Big Tech and social media companies, including YouTube. Now YouTube has censored actual testimony given to the United States Senate by Dr. Pierre Kory, who was testifying on different drug treatment. So now these companies are going to censor what was told to the government and decide what viewers will be allowed to consider from the public debate. It is a continuation of the movement to prevent people from hearing opposing views and to control what is shared or discussed in a growing attack on free speech.
YouTube removed two videos from a December 8th hearing before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. It featured Kory who discussed the use of Ivermectin as a potential treatment for Covid-19, particularly in the early stages. It is a drug that treats tropical diseases caused by parasites. Kory was calling for a review by National Institutes of Health on trials for the drug. Ultimately, it does appear that the NIH did change the status of the drug.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has said that the videos were blocked on his account, including Kory’s testimony. The Federalist maintained that YouTube removed the videos to the platform’s COVID-19 Medical Misinformation Policy. That policy stipulates that anything which goes against “local health authorities’ or the World Health Organization’s (WHO) medical information about COVID-19” will be removed.
I can hardly shed light on the merits of the medical debate but this is the censoring of an actual Senate hearing that is so disturbing. YouTube is preventing citizens from watching testimony on an issue of national importance. It is an example of the slippery slope of censorship and how such speech regulation becomes an insatiable appetite for many.
For free speech advocates, the move is a raw example of corporate censorship but Democrats and many liberals applauded the action. Indeed, the Columbia journalism dean has lamented that these companies are not cracking down on free speech to a greater extent. This is why I remain an unabashed Internet originalist. I have long opposed the calls for censorship under the pretense of creating “an honest Internet.”
The Sputnik V Vaccine and Russia’s Race to Immunity
by Joshua Yaffa
When the pandemic struck, scientists in Moscow set out to beat the West.
“CDC’s COVID Death Count Sleight Of Hand
& How Microsoft's ID2020 Is Being Fulfilled”
with Ryan Cristián
Excess Deaths Associated with COVID-19, by Age and Race and Ethnicity — United States, January 26–October 3,
the CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report” (MMWR)
“People's History of
with Chris Hedges
Ex-Governor Fined $1000
For Poisoning Flint Michigan
with Jimmy Dore