Antifa and Leftists Organize Mutual Aid and Rescue Networks in Houston

“It’s been a hell of a few days,” says Andrew Cobb, whose house in Houston’s Fifth Ward was spared the brunt of Hurricane Harvey’s flood waters. His decentralized, grassroots relief effort called the “West Street Response Team” started with a simple scouting mission to a nearby flood plain across Highway … Continue reading

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Texas Prisoners Are Facing Horrid Conditions After Hurricane Harvey & Retaliation for Reporting Them

As Florida braces for Hurricane Irma, we look at conditions in Texas prisons since Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast two weeks ago with a historic downpour that lasted several days and caused massive flooding. Prisoners were not evacuated from either the federal prison or three Texas prisons in the … Continue reading

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The Red Cross Won’t Save Houston. Texas Residents Are Launching Community Relief Efforts Instead

Hurricane Harvey has sparked comparisons to Hurricane Katrina, which hit New Orleans 12 years ago yesterday. The devastating storm killed more than 1,800 people and forced more than 1 million people to evacuate. Both the government and major aid agencies like the Red Cross were widely criticized for failing to … Continue reading

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Talk Nation Radio: Dave Webb on Keeping Weapons and Nuclear Power Out of Space

Written by davidswanson Tag: Peace and War, Talk Nation Radio https://soundcloud.com/davidcnswanson/talk-nation-radio-dave-webb-on-keeping-weapons-and-nuclear-power-out-of-space Dave Webb is a member of the World Beyond War Coordinating Committee and chair of the UK Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), and well as Vice President of the International Peace Bureau (IPB) and the Convenor of the Global … Continue reading

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Technological Unemployment and the Search for Meaning: Should we retreat from reality?

By John Danaher http://philosophicaldisquisitions.blogspot.com/2016/11/technological-unemployment-and-search.html One of the slides from my talk showing various books on the topic of technological unemployment [Note: what follows is, roughly, the text of a keynote talk that I delivered at the W-Jax conference in Munich on the 8th November 2016 — an evening that will now … Continue reading

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5 Things to Do About ISIS, or Can an American Without a Gun “Do Something”?

By davidswanson – Posted on 18 November 2015 Toward the end of altering our idea of what counts as “doing something,” I offer this composite representation of numerous media interviews I’ve done. Interviewer: So you’d stop the planes and the drones and the bombs and the special forces. You’ve said … Continue reading

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