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‘As the Gates and Rockefeller foundations prepare for an African "Green Revolution," critics warn of the potential for turning sub-Saharan Africa into agribusiness’ newest feeding ground.’ (Utne article). GO TO FULL STORY



Lt. Col. Stephen Abraham has journeyed to the darkside in his legal struggle to expose the institutional problems with the Combatant Status Review Tribunals used at Guantanamo Bay. Andy Worthington’s CounterPunch analysis…


The British graffiti artist Banksy has spawned an art cult that has migrated from Briston’s stencilling scene to Sotheby’s gallery. The Guardian‘s Jonathan Jones tries to discover Banksy’s elusive identity and understand…


Linda Immedialtio’s obituary for a San Francisco ‘indie’ music shop evokes how an album can change your life, the impact of local identities in a music scene, and why local bands can…


The only reason to link to Emily Yoffe’s patient memoirs is that she "had 23 head-to-toe physicals from 23 second-year students at the Georgetown School of Medicine." Which gives me another opportunity…



‘With the United States angling to update its aging nuclear arsenal, critics are worried that non-proliferation efforts will take a big hit. When it comes to stopping the spread of nuclear weapons,…


‘A growing community of amateur scholars believe that the world as we know it will come to an end in 2012, as prophesied by the ancient Maya. Is the New Age apocalypse…



Political activism on the Internet — and in the so-called blogosphere, in particular — has long been considered a liberal stronghold. But conservative bloggers show increasing signs of their own coming of…


”Death-worshipping church’ or apocalyptic prophets? Gary Lachman investigates the Process Church of the Final Judgement, a Sixties movement with a far-reaching influence.’ (Fortean Times article). GO TO FULL STORY


Sure, the next gargantuan summer blockbuster, Transformers, opens tomorrow (with enough mind-blowing special effects to make George Lucas weep), but if you want to see true technological wizardry and a robot to…


‘It is fast becoming one of the most important issues of the 2008 presidential campaign. Oil prices are expected to rise to even higher levels as the United States dependence on foreign…


By Paula Moore If your summer vacation plans have you buying tickets to a marine mammal park or a "swim with the dolphins" program, be forewarned: You could be helping to finance…


Mitt Romney has a secret weapon: political maven and pollster Alex Gage and his firm TargetPoint. Gage explains his "microtargeting model" and methods to map an individual’s "political DNA" to Washington Post…


This episode of the G Spot (#8) takes you on a borderline insane behind-the-scenes trip into the recording studio, to hear the various outtakes and other mishaps that occurred in the production…


‘The creation of NORTHCOM, as part of the "unified plan" in the wake of 9/11, established the military’s first domestic combatant command center. This precedent departs from a long-standing tradition of distinguishing…



‘Arguably, the Information Age began in 1665. That was the year the Journal des scavans and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London started regular publication. Making new scientific information more…


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