“[Africa] Artillery shelling and scorched earth policy have been replaced by an economic dependency.” —Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth Since my childhood, I’ve witnessed speeches, marketing campaigns and herbal tea-sipping Birkenstock Liberals scream the virtues of controlling Africa’s population. So, guess who’s not surprised to find Microsoft and international nonprofit co-founder Bill Gates, […]Read More Here we go with this “Africa is overpopulated” bit again — thanks to Bill Gates, Aliko Dangote, and Mo Ibrahim
While hospitals — IN AMERICA — are experiencing a shortage of swabs to test patients for coronavirus, President Donald Trump continues to blame everyone else for the descent of America’s healthcare system to a third-world existence. Ironic. America ran out of Third World candidates to mack, so America colonized itself. But that’s not this story. […]Read More Trump’s big lie of the moment: why he wants to freeze WHO funding
“Appears certain state departments are concerned with Flint’s [water quality]. I will return the call.” Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s Menace to Society moment has been accidentally brought to you in part by Mike Prysby, an engineer from the state’s Department of Environmental Quality, in January, 2015. Progress Michigan uncovered this email as well as others. […]Read More TEAM SNYDER LIED — THEY KNEW FLINT RIVER WAS WACK AND SHIPPED IN CLEAN WATER
While it became increasingly clear that the Flint, Michigan water crisis is one of the largest leadership, environmental and human rights disasters in American history, I was bollixed about why federal Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 administrator Susan Hedman silenced EPA team member Miguel del Toral and hid the most damaging parts of Toral’s memo […]Read More EPA’S LACK OF COURAGE MEANS FLINT’S WATER CRISIS CAN SPREAD
My problem with America fracking its way to energy independence—aside from research indicating that fracking is relatively expensive, and the productive lives of fracked wells drop precipitously after two years (See this and this; both are pdfs), thus forcing America to constantly find new territories within its finite borders—is the environmental risk presented to humans, […]Read More LEAVES ARE BROWN, SKY IS GREY – CALIFORNIA FRACKIN’
I know that some of you are screaming “Game changer” in response to this new carbon emissions deal between the US and China, but I’m not nearly as hopeful for a number of reasons. One of my reasons pertains to the terms of the deal, as explained by CNN: Under the agreement, the United States […]Read More US-CHINA CARBON DEAL WILL NOT SAVE THE PLANET
As radiation levels and leaks in Japan’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have now reached levels that can “kill an unprotected human within hours,” The Guardian reports today that the South Korean government has banned seafood imports from Japan’s Fukushima region and adjacent areas because Japanese power company Tepco released […]Read More WHO ELSE WILL BAN JAPAN’S NUCLEAR FISH?